The News in Brief: Spring 2022

The latest news from the School of Social Policy, Spring 2022.

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New initiatives

Virtual study abroad programme

The School of Social Policy, The Department of Sociology at Lund University and the College for Social Sciences at the University of Amsterdam have developed a virtual study abroad. The programme explores the theme of equality, diversity, and inclusion. The virtual programme began in January 2022 and works in the same way as study abroad but without the requirement for students to travel. UoB students will therefore have the opportunity to study a module from the University of Amsterdam or Lund University online. The programme will be open to 30 second year students from the Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology in 2022-23. For further details, contact Dr Kelly Hall. 

Developing Clinical Leaders

CoSS has partnered with the College of Medical and Dental Sciences to develop a leadership development programme for clinicians. Led by Steve Gulati from HSMC and Professor Lorraine Harper from the Institute for Applied Health Research, the initial cohort of learners for the Clinical Service Leads (CSL) development programme will commence in the autumn, with a view to a wider roll out across the local health economy. A skills audit will be conducted at various points in the programme to generate data around progression. The work will form an essential part of enhancing medical leadership as the NHS recovers from the effects of the pandemic. For further details, contact Steve Gulati.