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Global Health Policy Unit launches new website

Our Global Health Policy Unit (GHPU) has launched a new website, making it easier to learn about all its teaching, research and other activities addressing major challenges across the world. [27 Aug 2018]

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NEW Intercalated Degree in the Anthropology and Sociology of Medicine

The Edinburgh Centre for Medical Anthropology (EdCMA) and Science, Technology and Innovation Studies (STIS) launch a new degree in Anthropology and Sociology of Medicine in September. [09 Aug 2018]

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Social Policy Professor Wins Award

Professor Kat Smith has been awarded the Cambridge University Press Award for Excellence in Social Policy, along with her co-author Dr Ellen Stewart, for a Journal of Social Policy article titled 'We Need to Talk about Impact: Why Social Policy Academics need to Engage with the UK's Research Impact Agenda'. [09 Aug 2018]

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Professor Jonathan Spencer elected as a Fellow of the British Academy

On 19 July 2018, Jonathan Spencer, Regius Professor of South Asian Language, Culture and Society Professor, was elected as a British Academy Fellow, in recognition of his achievements in social research. [20 Jul 2018]

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PhD Café

The Institute for Academic Development (IAD) and the Edinburgh University Students’ Association (EUSA) Peer Learning and Support Team are delighted to launch a weekly café session for PhD students later this month. [11 Jul 2018]

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University honours Professor Joyce Lishman

At the 9th July degree ceremony, the University of Edinburgh awarded Professor Joyce Lishman with the Degree of Doctor honoris causa, as part of the centenary celebrations and in recognition of her services to social work education and social work. [19 Jul 2018]

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Edinburgh students follow Indian cotton from farm to fashion

Earlier this summer, University of Edinburgh undergraduates, including two students from our School, immersed themselves in India’s $200bn textile industry. [16 Jul 2018]

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Voice & Vote book launch and Vote 100 project in general

A century ago this year, Parliament passed the Representation of the People Act 1918, a package of electoral reforms that extended the vote to women for the first time. [28 Jun 2018]

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STIS lecturers contribute to Frankenbook

STIS lecturers Dr Lawrence Dristas and Dr Pablo Schyfter are amongst the diverse contributors to Frankenbook, a collective reading and collaborative annotation of the original 1818 text of Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. [25 Jun 2018]

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Childhood Studies’ students have chance to discuss Brexit

The Centre for Research on Families and Relationships is hosting a seminar on the theme: ‘Brexit and Scotland in a Nutshell: Children’s Rights’. [22 Jun 2018]

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New research examines children’s rights to participate in legal disputes

Researchers from the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships of our School join forces with colleagues from the University of Stirling to help improve understanding of the barriers to children’s views being heard in family law cases. [21 Jun 2018]

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