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2015

PIR Students Attend UN Climate Conference

Two students from the School of Social and Political Science, Apurv Gupta and Iman Yashruti, were invited to attend the monumental United Nations Climate Conference in Paris, France [15 Dec 2015]

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Professor Juliet Kaarbo at the Guadalajara International Book Fair

Professor Juliet Kaarbo will make an invited presentation at the Guadalajara International Book Fair in Guadalajara Mexico on 4 December 2016. [02 Dec 2015]

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Sociology is First Contributor to Library's New Institutionally Authored Collection

Lisa McCormick's New Book is First Donation to Collection [30 Nov 2015]

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Social Policy staff win ESRC grant to study EU referendum

Staff from Social Policy receive a substantial grant from the ESRC to study attitudes towards the UK EU referendum in other member states of the European Union. [27 Nov 2015]

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George Shepperson prize awarded at SPS Graduate School graduation

This year's prestigious George Shepperson prize goes to Annika Vosseler. [26 Nov 2015]

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CSCS@ED Present Citizen Science for Community Engagement

Edinburgh's Citizen Science and Crowdsourced Data and Evidence Network will host an exciting afternoon of Citizen Science and Crowdsourcing events in partnership with the National Museum of Scotland on 24th November. Events will include a Citizen Science and Crowdsourcing 'Show and Tell' followed by a public lecture from Erinma Ochu, MBE FRSA & Wellcome Trust Engagement Fellow. [10 Nov 2015]

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LIVED Wins Documentary Film Prize

Saratov State University Awards Special Prize for Documentary at Saratov Suffering Film Festival [10 Nov 2015]

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Sociology Welcomes New Colleagues

Sociology at Edinburgh are very pleased to welcome 3 new colleagues who have recently joined us [03 Nov 2015]

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Postgraduate Open Day - Wednesday 18 November

Find out if the School of Social and Political Science and the city of Edinburgh is right for you by attending the upcoming Postgraduate Open Day on 18th November. [28 Oct 2015]

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Madeleine Rees Visits Edinburgh

Distinguished international lawyer and human rights advocate Madeleine Rees, Secretary General of WILPF, will deliver the next Chrystal Macmillan Lecture. During her visit, Madeleine will receive an honorary degree from the University of Edinburgh and SPS will host a series of events around the themes of her career: human rights, women, peace and security. [27 Oct 2015]

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Edinburgh Q-Step students set up student society

Students from the Edinburgh University Q-Step community have set up a student society titled 'The University of Edinburgh Society for Quantitative Research' [27 Oct 2015]

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Deep-fried Mars bar research in the news

Research by Dr Christine Knight, Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow, featured in the Scottish media this week ahead of a public lecture at the National Library of Scotland. [23 Oct 2015]

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Community Engagement Celebrated

SPS staff from the Centre on Constitutional Change win CHSS Recognition Award. [21 Oct 2015]

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Susan Manning Award for Outstanding Mentor

SPS staff have been honoured in the 2015 College Recognition Awards where prizes recognised the outstanding work of staff throughout the College of Humanities and Social Science. [20 Oct 2015]

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22 Students Ready for Holyrood

At the beginning of October, after five weeks of tuition, twenty-two students keenly anticipated the start of their sojourn at Holyrood as part of the Parliamentary Internship programme. [05 Oct 2015]

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Calling all SPS students with Innovative Solutions to Global Problems

Your chance to attend the CGI U global conference at the University of California. [29 Sep 2015]

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SPS Case Study Makes 'Top 20 in UK' List

The UKCDS has compiled a list of their Top 20 Impact Stories from REF 2014. [24 Sep 2015]

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Call for Donations: Academic Books for Refugees

LIVED, a registered Scottish charity affiliated with the University of Edinburgh, in partnership with the School of Social and Political Science is inviting students and staff members to donate their academic books to refugees in Calais. [24 Sep 2015]

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SPS Student Wins World Pipe Band Championships

SPS PhD student and Chrystal Macmillan scholar, Megan Canning, has succeeded in winning the 2015 World Pipe Band Championships as part of the Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia Pipe Band. [21 Sep 2015]

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Chancellor's Award for Teaching

Dr Angus Bancroft (Sociology) wins the University of Edinburgh Chancellor's Award for Teaching 2015. [16 Sep 2015]

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Chrystal Macmillan Scholar wins Sir William Darling Memorial Prize

Khuloud Saba is a third year PHD student with the School's Global Public Health Unit. [15 Sep 2015]

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Welcome Week 2015

Information on Welcome Week 2015 is now available. [04 Sep 2015]

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Professor Alan Barnard - Retirement

The Social Anthropology department will be hosting a symposium on 3 September 2015 in honour of Alan's retirement. [18 Aug 2015]

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Festival of Politics

SPS academics will be taking part in this year's Festival of Politics held at the Scottish Parliament. [12 Aug 2015]

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What motivates Chinese students to pursue Bright Futures through educational migration?

An innovative new study involving researchers from the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh is set to explore the motivations, aspirations, and expectations of Chinese students when seeking university education far from home. [05 Aug 2015]

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Liz Stanley's Article Picked for Sage Choice

Liz Stanley's 'The death of the letter?' in the current issue of Cultural Sociology has been identified as a 'Sage Choice' article. [03 Aug 2015]

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Taster of University Life - July 2015

Pupils from state schools across the Lothians attended a programme yesterday to get a taster of what anthropology at Edinburgh University is like. [16 Jul 2015]

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Sutton Summer School 2015

Sutton Summer School pupils study Politics at Edinburgh, become election experts [09 Jul 2015]

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Professor Charlie Jeffery Wins ESRC Impact Champion 2015

Professor Charlie Jeffery, Senior Vice-Principal and Professor of Politics at the University of Edinburgh, has received a major award recognising his contribution to public engagement with research. The award focusses on his work using research to transform the public and political understanding of social issues - colloquially known as 'impact'. [25 Jun 2015]

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CAS researchers awarded British Library grant to protect endangered archive in Nairobi, Kenya

Tom Molony and doctoral candidate Tom Cunningham have been awarded a grant to help with the protection of the archive of the Presbyterian Church of East Africa (PCEA) in Nairobi. [18 Jun 2015]

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The Herbert Gottweis Prize to Social Policy staff

Sotiria Grek's article "OECD as a site of coproduction: European education governance and the new politics of policy mobilization"™ is the winner of the Herbert Gottweis Prize for an article published in Critical Policy Studies Volume 8 (2014). [14 Jun 2015]

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Research on Young Players and Football Registration informs Parliamentary Debate

Scotland's Commissioner for Children and Young People commissioned research by Carole Ewart with Kay Tisdall (Social Policy/ CRFR), to inform Scottish Parliament debates. [03 Jun 2015]

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Event: Voting at 16 - What has to happen next?

Sign up for event on 10 June to discuss new research from Social Policy staff with practitioners and policy makers. [31 May 2015]

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SKAPE-net lecture by Prof Mark Brown on 18th June 2015

Prof Mark Brown from California State University's Department of Government will be giving a SKAPE-net keynote lecture on 'Climate Change and the Politicization of Science'. [24 May 2015]

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Revisiting Moral Panics

Viv Cree, Gary Clapton and Mark Smith- book series out now on a range of social issues and anxieties explored through the lens of moral panic. [22 May 2015]

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2015 UG Graduation

This year's UG Graduation Ceremony will take place in the Usher Hall on Wednesday 1st July at 3pm. [13 May 2015]

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PIR student shortlisted for HART prize

Joe Gayeski attended the Human Rights Exhibition and Prize Giving Ceremony [08 May 2015]

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General Election Coverage

Political Analysis on the Election [07 May 2015]

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Registration open: Basic Human Needs in the 21st Century

All students and staff are invited to this free interdisciplinary workshop on basic human needs on Monday June 29th, from 10am-5pm. [28 Apr 2015]

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Sustainability Awards 2015

SPS students and staff picked up two prizes at this year's Sustainability Awards, held at the Playfair Library on the 22nd of April. [27 Apr 2015]

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EUSA Teaching Awards 2015

Dr Alison Koslowski received the award for 'Best Personal Tutor' at this year's EUSA Teaching Awards, held on 22nd of April. [24 Apr 2015]

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In Defence of Welfare 2 out now

Social Policy researchers from Edinburgh contribute to Social Policy Association's pre-election publication [23 Apr 2015]

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Edinburgh Honorary Fellow short listed for prestigious award

Congratulations to Jennifer Curtis, whose book "Human Rights as War By Other Means: Peace Politics in Northern Ireland" has been shortlisted for the BBC Thinking Allowed ethnography award, presented in association with the British Sociological Association. [21 Apr 2015]

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SPS Student Wins First Prize For Best Article

Fourth Year Social Anthropology student, Joseph Anderson, has been awarded first prize for his article entitled "An Anthropology of American Gun Culture: the Productive Tension between Ideology and Embodiment" in a recent competition for submissions to the journal Groundings Ancients. [17 Apr 2015]

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EUSA Teaching Awards 2015

Three members of SPS staff have been shortlisted for EUSA Teaching Awards. [15 Apr 2015]

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New degree programme launched: Government, Policy and Society

Social Policy is happy to announced the launch of an exiting new degree programme open for first entry in September 2016.. [15 Apr 2015]

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College Recognition Awards

Submissions are now open for the 2015 College Recognition Awards. [13 Apr 2015]

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Prof Catherine Lyall to speak at EU COST Workshop

Professor Catherine Lyall will be an invited speaker at the EU COST Workshop on "Perspectives for evaluation of interdisciplinary research in Europe" on 27 April 2015 in Brussels. [03 Apr 2015]

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Easter Conferences

Easter is a busy time for conferences with staff members giving inputs at a number of European and International conferences. [01 Apr 2015]

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GJA Wins £4.4m Research Award

The University’s Global Justice Academy has received a multimillion pound research programme award to explore how countries affected by conflict can successfully and peacefully rebuild their societies. [31 Mar 2015]

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Rhythm of the Everyday: Tbilisi Migrant Stories

Dr Richard Baxstrom completed a residency in December 2014 with the arts organisation GeoAIR in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, which resulted in the completion of a short film entitled Rhythm of the Everyday: Tbilisi Migrant Stories. [27 Mar 2015]

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EUSDA Wins Best New Society Award

Edinburgh University Sustainable Development Association (EUSDA) has been voted Best New Society at the EUSA Society Awards 2015. [25 Mar 2015]

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Graduate School Spring Ball - get your tickets now!

Tickets for the Graduate School Spring Ball at the Ghillie Dhu on the 9th of April are available until March 20th from the Graduate School Office. [09 Mar 2015]

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Sociologists to Study IndyRef Voters

The SSRF funded project will examine young people's social and political emotions following the Independence Referendum. [02 Mar 2015]

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"Should the University worry about brain drain?" Ethics Forum

All students and staff are invited to this debate on brain drain and the responsibilities of universities on Friday, March 13th at 1:10pm. [27 Feb 2015]

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SPS Students Selected to Attend Meeting with the Clintons

Six students from SPS are headed to an international meeting with President Bill Clinton, Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and Chelsea Clinton. [24 Feb 2015]

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PhD Funding Available

Full PhD Leverhulme funding available to candidates working on global challenges. Deadline 6 March! [18 Feb 2015]

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CAS Conference registration now live!

Registration for the CAS Annual International Conference on Political Topographies in Africa is still open! [16 Feb 2015]

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National Student Survey 2015

£1000 for SPS Student Societies Up For Grabs! [12 Feb 2015]

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Rachel Hobley Wins Adam Ferguson Prize

The prize was awarded for her outstanding contributions in Sociology 1 [11 Feb 2015]

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Prof Brian Wynne's lecture in Edinburgh

Professor Brian Wynne will be giving a SKAPE-Net lecture on 'When Science Forgets Itself, in Public: The Pre-History of the 1986 Post-Chernobyl Scientific Error Over Radio-Caesium Contamination of Sheep.' Time: 16:30-18:00 in the Business School, LT3. The talk will be followed by a drinks reception. [10 Feb 2015]

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The John Triseliotis Scholarships for MSW applicants

This year, we are proud to offer 10 scholarships to the best and brightest applicants to the Master of Social Work programme at The University of Edinburgh. [03 Feb 2015]

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PIR Society hosts Shadow Secretary of State, Margaret Curran

Chrystal Macmillan Building, seminar rooms 1+2, Thursday 29 January @19.00pm [27 Jan 2015]

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Jane Calvert to Attend WEF

Dr. Jane Calvert from of Science, Technology and Innovation Studies will be attending the World Economic Forum in Davos.  [19 Jan 2015]

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SPS Staff Recognised in New Year Honours List

Bill Whyte, Professor of Social Work Studies in Criminal and Youth Justice, has been awarded a CBE in the 2015 New Year Honours list. [06 Jan 2015]

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