College of Social Sciences

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The ESRC Festival of Social Science, which takes place in November, highlights some of the leading social science research taking place within the field of Social Science with free  lectures, workshops, seminars, exhibitions and other events being held around the country to offer an insight into how social science research impacts on our lives. 

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News from Business School

LEPs, Growth and Minority Business

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It's likely that Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) will remain intact regardless of which political party (or parties) prevails at the next General Election in May 2015. The jury's out on the extent to which LEPs have delivered on their remit to drive growth and create jobs.
Date:
11/11/2014
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News from School of Social Policy

Delivering maternity services in an era of superdiversity

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This new article released online for the Journal of Ethnic and Migration studies uses maternity services as a vehicle for exploring the experiences of new migrants and the barriers they encounter when seeking to engage with welfare services in superdiverse neighbourhoods. The article highlights widespread concerns in terms of equality of access and outcomes which are likely to extend beyond maternity services to other forms of welfare and are particularly worrying in relation to asylum seekers, failed asylum seekers and family/spousal migrants.
Date:
25/11/2014
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News from School of Education

Rachel Hewett is guest speaker at visual impairment seminar in Dublin

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Rachel Hewett presents findings from the Transitions Study at a conference in Dublin
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05/11/2014
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News from School of Government and Society

Blog: Ebola - where are the governments?

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Written by Dr Andrew Nickson. The terrible Ebola tragedy has spawned massive coverage in the world's media of Sierra Leone and Liberia – with harrowing images of victims, relatives, health workers, doctors, and aid agency staff. Yet one key 'stakeholder' in the fight against Ebola has been notably missing from this coverage – the government of both countries. Most of us would be hard pressed to name the presidents of either country* as they have been almost invisible, and the same goes for their respective health ministers.
Date:
21/11/2014
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