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Poll reveals voter price for Brexit outcomes

The majority of voters on both sides of the Brexit debate say violent protests and attacks on MPS are ‘prices worth paying’ to achieve their goals, research shows. [25 Oct 2019]

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ESRC £2m award for domestic abuse research

A research team including University of Edinburgh staff has received an ESRC Innovations in Social Care grant to develop the evidence base for innovation in social care for children and families affected by domestic abuse. [14 Oct 2019]

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Chancellor's Award for Teaching presented to Alan Convery

The University has honoured four staff members with Chancellor’s Awards for their teaching and research excellence and impact. Dr Alan Convery, Senior Lecturer in Politics in the School of Social and Political Science, received the Chancellor’s Award for Teaching [05 Oct 2019]

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Prejudice against black and ethnic Scots ‘persistent’, study shows

More than one third of black and ethnic minority people in Scotland have experienced discrimination within the past two years, research reveals. Lead researcher Professor Nasar Meer, of the University of Edinburgh’s School of Social and Political Science, said: “This survey builds on others in previous years and points to a persistent trend of racial discrimination black and ethnic minority Scots." [05 Oct 2019]

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ERC funds Social Work team’s study on intergenerational violence in South Africa

Franziska Meinck from the SPS Social Work team has received a prestigious European Research Council Starting Grant for a study on the transmission of violence between generations in South Africa. [27 Sep 2019]

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Former senior civil servant Philip Rycroft appointed to the University of Edinburgh and Centre on Constitutional Change

Philip Rycroft – who, until his recent retirement, was one of the UK’s most senior civil servants in Whitehall and a central figure in Brexit preparations – has been appointed Honorary Professor at the University of Edinburgh, and Associate Fellow of the Centre on Constitutional Change (CCC). [08 Sep 2019]

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An Anthropology of Weddings: 5 Places, 50 Objects exhibition at Central Library

School of Social and Political Science researchers are hosting an exhibition exploring weddings in cultures across the world, at Edinburgh's Central Library throughout September. [30 Aug 2019]

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