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2014

REF 2014 Results: SSPS excels in national research assessment

All SPS research areas rated amongst the top eight in the UK. [12 Dec 2014]

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New ESRC-funded project on post-referendum changes

Staff from Social Policy have been funded to run a research project into assessing how masses and elites differ in their attitudes towards the constitutional change process following the referendum on Scottish independence and ahead of the next general elections. [08 Dec 2014]

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Stewart Russell Award for MSc (Research) Science and Technology Studies

We are delighted to announce an award under the Stewart Russell Memorial Fund. An Award of £1000 will be offered to the strongest applicant for our MSc Research (Science and Technology Studies). [08 Dec 2014]

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Patricia Jeffery has become Chair of BASAS

Announcement was made at BASAS AGM held in SOAS, London on Friday November 28th [03 Dec 2014]

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SPS Student Success at Undergraduate Awards

SPS Fourth Year Philipp Requat attended the 2014 Undergraduate Awards Summit for which he was invited on account of authoring a Highly Commended entry in the Social Sciences category of the international essay award. [02 Dec 2014]

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Q-Step student wins work experience award

Edinburgh Q-Step student Nishad Sanzagiri has won the Edinburgh Award for International Work Experience from the University of Edinburgh Career Service this October [23 Nov 2014]

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Megan Canning wins the Toni Kearton Prize for the Best Dissertation

This prize is awarded to student or students who have demonstrated the best performance in their Masters dissertation. [19 Nov 2014]

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"Should the University employ prisoners?" Ethics Forum Event

All SPS students and staff are invited to this debate on the ethics of prison labour and rehabilitation initiatives on Thursday, December 4th at 13:00. [12 Nov 2014]

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LIVED Granted Registered Charity Status

LIVED has formally been granted registered charity status by the Office of Scottish Charities Regulator (OSCR). [03 Nov 2014]

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SSPS Grad School Club - Halloween Social

All SPS PG students are invited to the 6th floor staff room, CMB on Wednesday, October 29th from 19:00 for a Halloween Game, drinks and cupcakes. [28 Oct 2014]

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So Say Scotland in Nestas top 50 New Radicals 2014

PIR Staff contributed from inception. [24 Oct 2014]

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Patricia Jeffery to give the British Association for South Asian Studies Annual Lecture

Her lecture is entitled: "Only connect..." Interdisciplinarity, South Asian Studies and Gender [04 Oct 2014]

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Baroness D'Souza to Deliver Next Chrystal Macmillan Lecture

The Lord Speaker Baroness D'Souza will discuss the topic of Ladies in the Lords: Women's Representation in Political Life. [30 Sep 2014]

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Kat Smith wins Bleddyn Davies prize.

Kat Smith (Global Public Health Unit, Social Policy) has been awarded this year’s Bleddyn Davies Prize for Best Article Published in Policy & Politics in 2013 by an early career researcher. [26 Sep 2014]

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SPS researchers promote the wellbeing agenda in Scotland

The Good Lives and Decent Societies (GLADS) project summary and final report are now available [25 Sep 2014]

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SPS politics experts on air for Independence Referendum results

Political scientists from the School of Social and Political Science are in high demand to provide running media commentary on the results of the historic Scottish Independence Referendum. [18 Sep 2014]

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Chancellor's Awards Announced

Dr. Elizabeth Bomberg has been honoured with a Chancellor's Award for teaching presented by HRH The Princess Royal at a gala dinner held at the Palace of Holyrood House. [15 Sep 2014]

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Circle Annual Lecture 2014, A Celebration: 40 Years of Practice Learning in Circle

Prof Bill Whyte will give the annual Circle lecture at the Lecture Theatre, Royal Botanic Garden, 20A Inverleith Row, Edinburgh on 8th October from 6.00 - 8.00pm. [09 Sep 2014]

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PIR to host prestigious conference of voting experts

Edinburgh PIR will be hosting 130 UK and international political behaviour specialists as part of the annual conference of the Elections, Public Opinion and Parties specialist group of the PSA. [09 Sep 2014]

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SSPS Researchers Secure Over £1,000,000 in Funding

A team of SSPS researchers has received just over £1,000,000 in research funding from the EPSRC (The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) and the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) as part of their investment in energy saving and climate change mitigation.  [04 Sep 2014]

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Freshers' Week Timetable of Events Now Available

Information about academic and social events for SPS undergraduates is now available to view. [02 Sep 2014]

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Soweto singers strike chords in Edinburgh

A group of 30 young singers appeared at this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival [29 Aug 2014]

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Bomberg Appointed Deputy Director of Global Academy

Global Environment & Society Academy [27 Aug 2014]

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"Scotland 44", a book that re-imagines the future

Dr Oliver Escobar has contributed a chapter to a new book that tries to imagine Scotland in 2044. [25 Aug 2014]

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Scottish Government Yearbooks 1976-92 Now Online

The Institute of Governance are very happy to announce the launch of a free digital archive for the Scottish Government Yearbooks [20 Aug 2014]

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PIR at the Festival of Politics

Staff from Politics and International Relations will be sharing insights and ideas from their research at the Edinburgh Festival of Politics, hosted at the Scottish Parliament from 15th-17th August. [14 Aug 2014]

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New ESRC Seminar Series on The Potentials, Politics and Practices of International Education Assessment

A new ESRC seminar series on the role of international assessment in education policy will be launched by Social Policy in Edinburgh later this year. International education assessments have become the lifeblood of education governance in Europe and globally. This seminar series aims to explore the potentials, politics and practices of global education comparisons. It will bring a range of actors together, such as academic researchers, testing agencies and end users. [11 Aug 2014]

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Professor James Smith Appointed as Vice-Principal International

Congratulations to Professor James Smith who has been appointed as Vice-Principal International, with responsibility for shaping and leading the University's international engagement strategy. [07 Aug 2014]

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Completion of Pilot Study on Local Engagement with Energy Systems

Report now published and follow-on research announced [01 Aug 2014]

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Sociology Lecturer appears on Thinking Allowed

Hugo Gorringe on Radio 4 [24 Jul 2014]

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Michael Marchant winner of UNRISD Young Scholars Think Piece Series

A paper titled 'Corporate Social Responsibility and Oil in the Niger Delta' by CAS student Michael Marchant has won the prestigious United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) Young Scholars Think Piece Series prize. [21 Jul 2014]

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PIR Student wins three awards

Awards for research projects on Ukraine at the United Nations [15 Jul 2014]

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Sociology Hosts Second Salon

Please come to *The Salon of Scandalous Notions* [14 Jul 2014]

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New School Centre SKAPE Launches

Science, Knowledgy & Policy Centre will be officially launched on 26th June, with a symposium on "Open Policy, Open Science: Contemporary Governance and the Challenges of Knowledge Democratisation". [17 Jun 2014]

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PIR student Ben Warrington wins Sir William Darling Prize

Ben Warrington's outstanding contribution to the University's reputation through his sporting achievements, leadership and scholarship excellence recognized in award of Sir William Darling prize for 2014. [10 Jun 2014]

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Announcing the Graduate School Fieldwork Prize

Would you like to win £500 towards your fieldwork costs? [09 Jun 2014]

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Professor Veena Das to Deliver 2014 Chrystal Macmillan Lecture

Professor Veena Das, of Johns Hopkins University, will be visiting Edinburgh to deliver the 2014 Chrystal Macmillan lecture on Wednesday 18th June. [02 Jun 2014]

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Prof Lynn Jamieson Elected as New President of the BSA

The British Sociological Association (BSA) has elected Professor Lynn Jamieson as their new President. [02 Jun 2014]

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Scottish Parliament Europe Committee publishes report

AOG Deputy Director Dr Daniel Kenealy was expert adviser to the committee, whose inquiry into an independent Scotland's relationship with the EU was published on 23 May. [29 May 2014]

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A conversation on South Sudan peace talks - 29 May

The Centre of African Studies and the World Mission Council - Church of Scotland kindly invite you to attend a conversation with Rev. Peter Gai Lual Marrow on the recent peace talks in South Sudan. [15 May 2014]

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Parochial Global Europe Published by OUP

PIR's John Peterson has a new study of trade policy out with Oxford University Press (co-authored with Alasdair Young of the Georgia Institute of Technology) entitled Parochial Global Europe: 21st Century Trade Policy. [12 May 2014]

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Alison Wheatley wins Three Minute Thesis College heat!

Congratulations to winner of the Three Minute Thesis College heat! [08 May 2014]

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Students to reach G20 Youth Summit

Two PIR students have been selected to represent India at the world's biggest political youth forum. [05 May 2014]

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PIR Students Help Organise Latin American Forum

'Latin America: A Region of Great Diversity' on Tuesday 6 May 2014 [01 May 2014]

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Green Gold For CMB!

A dedicated team led by Caroline Foord (UGTO) has led SPS to a Gold Award in the latest Edinburgh Sustainability Awards. [28 Apr 2014]

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Edinburgh PIR to Host Major Trade Conference

Registration now open for the Caplin Conference on the Global Economy [22 Apr 2014]

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Montague Burton Lecture to be given by Peter Mandelson

The Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership: What to Play For? [16 Apr 2014]

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Stanley & Salter Nominated for SAGE Prize

Liz Stanley and Andrea Salter have been nominated for the SAGE Prize for Innovation and Excellence for their article [07 Apr 2014]

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Clinton Global Initiative

Edinburgh MSc GEPS students take part in Clinton Global Initiative conference [24 Mar 2014]

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Professor Charlie Jeffery Announced as Senior Vice Principal Elect

Many congratulations to our own Professor Charlie Jeffery of Politics and IR who has been announced as the new Senior Vice Principal, University of Edinburgh. [19 Mar 2014]

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SGS and Scottish Government Internships 2014

The Scottish Graduate School of Social Science and the Scottish Government are pleased to invite non-ESRC-funded PhD students to apply for a range of exciting internship opportunities. [13 Mar 2014]

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Social Work at Edinburgh Top of UK League Table

Social Work at The University of Edinburgh has been ranked No. 1 in the Complete University Guide. [12 Mar 2014]

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JWI issues response on responsible investment

The Just World Institute has issued a response to the University of Edinburgh Consultation Paper on Responsible Investment, as a contribution to the debate surrounding Edinburgh's investment strategy. Read the response paper here. [07 Mar 2014]

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Professor Viv Cree to give Howard League Lecture

Professor Viv Cree has been invited to give the Howard League lecture, on moral panics and young people. The lecture will take place on 12th March 2014 at 5.30pm, LT270, Law School, University of Edinburgh. [04 Mar 2014]

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Vote for the Best Olive Schreiner Letter

Vote for the best Olive Schreiner letter! The prize is a nice Unwin edition of Schreiner's Dreams, first published in 1890. Closing Date: 31st March 2014. [16 Feb 2014]

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Innovative SPS initiative on wellbeing wins funding

Wellbeing and social quality are set to be the focus of a series of multi-stakeholder workshops being organised by a SPS-led consortium, and supported by the Scottish Universities Insight Institute (SUII). [10 Feb 2014]

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Call for Abstracts: Mapping Feminisms

Students are invited to submit abstracts covering any topic relating to feminist history, contemporary developments in feminist theory, feminist research methodology, or new and developing directions in feminist scholarship and activism. [08 Feb 2014]

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Social Policy staff edit special issue of Public Health

Social Policy’s Dr Devi Sridhar is co-guest editor of a January 2014 special issue of the journal Public Health. [03 Feb 2014]

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EPOP 2014 Conference to be hosted by PIR Edinburgh

Abstracts wanted for EPOP 2014 [29 Jan 2014]

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Healthcare Improvement Scotland Research Symposium

Join Professor Andrew Thompson on 27 March 2014 at COSLA Centre, Edinburgh [27 Jan 2014]

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Awards for Our Students

MSc Global Environment & Society students win Clinton Global Initiative award [06 Jan 2014]

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