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Professor Jonathan Spencer elected as a Fellow of the British Academy

On 19 July 2018, Jonathan Specner, 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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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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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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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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Social Work PhD graduate wins Competition

Social Work PhD graduate, Dr Mary Mitchell and current PhD student, Ariane Critchley achieve success in the 2018 Research Impact and Knowledge Exchange Competition [25 May 2018]

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Centre of African Studies congratulates Dr Kate Wright on her new book

As news organizations cut correspondent posts and foreign bureaux, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have begun to expand into news reporting. [23 May 2018]

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Q-Step placements

Thirteen Q-Step students will begin their paid summer work placement in the next couple of months. [21 May 2018]

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Newly Qualified Social Worker Conference

Social Work is delighted to invite to the 2018 conference for Newly Qualified Social Workers. [17 May 2018]

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Tutor and colleague, Albert Mkony has been awarded an Alice Brown PhD Studentship

The Alice Brown Studentship is a new 6-year PhD scholarship offering a programme of advanced study, ongoing research, professional training and development. [10 May 2018]

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Equality Collective

We warmly invite all staff and students with interests in equality and inequality to join us as we build an Equality Collective together. [23 Apr 2018]

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Major Award to Evaluate Flagship NHS Digitisation Programme

Robin Williams and Kathrin Cresswell (Usher Institute) have secured a major £1.6M award to evaluate and inform digitisation strategy in National Health Service (NHS) in England. [23 Apr 2018]

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