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2016

SPS Student Receives Emerging Leaders in Anthropology Award

PhD student, Catherine Whittaker, has been presented with the Emerging Leaders award by the National Association of Student Anthropologists, a section of the American Anthropological Association. [25 Nov 2016]

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Q-Step Students Present at AMQeN International Conference

Undergraduate students from the Q-Step Centre at the University of Edinburgh recently presented their work placement projects at the highly respected AMQeN international conference on 'rediscovering inequalities: exploring the interconnections between crime, education and urban segregation'. [16 Nov 2016]

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Sue Renton Wins 2016 CAHSS Recognition Award

The deserving winner of the 2016 College award for Outstanding Contribution to the Student Experience was SPS Student Experience Officer, Sue Renton. [09 Nov 2016]

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Undergraduate Awards 2016

Congratulations to SPS student, Maria Pabolaza Lacambra, who has been awarded a commendation at the this year's Undergraduate Awards. [03 Oct 2016]

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CAS Research Fellow Wins ASAUK Award

Congratulations to Dr Maggie Dwyer, who was runner-up for the 2016 Audrey Richard Prize offered by the African Studies Association of the UK. [25 Sep 2016]

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Daniel Mullen wins Sir William Darling Memorial Prize

Daniel Mullen, a recent graduate in International Relations, has been awarded this year's Sir William Darling Memorial Prize. [22 Sep 2016]

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MOOC on Social Wellbeing launched

A new Massive Open Online Course on Social Wellbeing starts on Monday 26th September 2016. [22 Sep 2016]

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Sam Spiegel Receives 2016 Chancellor’s Rising Star Award

Dr. Samuel Spiegel, Lecturer in International Development, is the recipient of this year’s Chancellor’s Rising Star Award for Research. [13 Sep 2016]

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Jay Wiggan wins ISRF grant for Labour market research

Social Policy's Dr Jay Wiggan has successfully won a grant from the Independent Social Research Foundation for his research project "Bringing labour back in: class antagonism, labour agency and Britain’s active labour market reforms". [12 Sep 2016]

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Edinburgh Q-Step Centre Hosts Festival of Social Science Event

Secondary school pupils are invited to the University of Edinburgh on 11 November 2016 to experience a typical afternoon at university and to explore how they might combine an interest in maths and social science during their studies at university. [01 Sep 2016]

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Angus Bancroft on the Darknet at Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas

Bancroft will discuss some of his current research [04 Aug 2016]

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STIS Takes It To The Fringe!

STIS staff and students are involved in a series of Edinburgh Fringe Festival events, showcasing our research and celebrating the 50th anniversary of our department. [04 Aug 2016]

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RSE Young Academy of Scotland Welcomes New Members

New cohort includes Dr Sotiria Grek and Dr Niki Vermeulen. [28 Jul 2016]

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Brexit and the School

In the wake of the recent EU referendum find out what it means for the University, and what our academics are saying. [11 Jul 2016]

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Expert Analysis in the Brexit Debate

SPS academics have been active participants in the EU Referendum debate, providing expertise on constitutional and policy implications, political strategy, potential uses of social media, and analysis of results. [30 Jun 2016]

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Darcy Leigh joint winner of BISA thesis prize 2016

We are delighted to announce that Dr Darcy Leigh is the joint winner of the 2016 Michael Nicolson Thesis Prize awarded by BISA. [28 Jun 2016]

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50 years of Science Studies

The Science Studies Unit, one of the foundational units that formed our STIS subject area, celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. [21 Jun 2016]

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Professor Charlie Jeffery Awarded CBE

Professor Charlie Jeffery, Professor of Politics and Senior Vice-Principal at the University of Edinburgh, has been awarded a CBE in the Queen’s birthday honours. The award recognised Professor Jeffery’s work in promoting social science as a tool to inform public decision making. [13 Jun 2016]

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SPS Subject Areas - Complete University Guide Rankings

All SPS subject areas are in the UK top 20 in the latest rankings published by The Complete University Guide. [27 May 2016]

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Towards Brexit? The UK’s EU Referendum

Haven't made your mind up on #Brexit yet? Take part in our free MOOC. [27 May 2016]

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SPS Subject Areas in QS World Rankings

Two of our SPS subject areas appear in the University of Edinburgh's top 10 highest ranked departments in the QS World Rankings. [20 May 2016]

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Scottish Parliament Election 2016

SPS academics to provide comment and analysis on the 2016 Scottish Parliament election. [02 May 2016]

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Edinburgh to be the New Home of Cultural Sociology

Edinburgh Sociology to take over editing the BSA/Sage journal [02 May 2016]

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EUSA Teaching Awards - 2016 Winners

SPS in Practice wins Best Course award at the 2016 EUSA Teaching Awards. [21 Apr 2016]

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Student Project Highlighted by President Bill Clinton

An SPS student project has been highlighted by President Clinton in his closing address at the Clinton Global Initiative University. [18 Apr 2016]

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NEW MOOC: Scotland and Wales Vote 2016

This free online course will examine the issues, ideas and institutions involved in the Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly elections. It is run jointly by the University of Edinburgh and Cardiff University. [08 Apr 2016]

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EUSA Teaching Awards - 2016 Shortlist

SPS shortlisted in four categories at this year's EUSA Teaching Awards. [04 Apr 2016]

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EUSA Impact Awards

Congratulations to our PG students who won EUSA Impact Awards! [31 Mar 2016]

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Q-Step student and tutor wins EUSA award

Edinburgh Q-Step is incredibly proud that Dominique Green, University of Edinburgh Q-Step PhD student as well as a Q-Step tutor, won the EUSA Impact Award for Outstanding Class Representative. [28 Mar 2016]

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Bomberg's Environmental Politics Group Wins National Prize

The UK Political Studies Association's prize for Best Specialist Group of the year was awarded to the Environmental Politics Specialist Group. [25 Mar 2016]

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PIR students chosen to present at Clinton Global Initiative Event

PIR students chosen to present at Clinton Global Initiative Event [18 Mar 2016]

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STIS Hosts Suffrage Science Award Winner

Dr Pippa Goldschmidt recognised by Suffrage Science scheme, established to commemorate, promote and unite women across science and engineering. [08 Mar 2016]

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SPS Students in World-Class Edinburgh

International Relations Students take part in University-wide campaign. [15 Feb 2016]

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Confronting Fragmentation - Social and Health Impacts of the Syrian Conflict

Social Policy PhD student publishes major, new report on the impacts of the conflict in Syria. [11 Feb 2016]

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Public Event on 2015 General Election Result in Scotland

Staff from Social Policy are leading a project to explain the 2015 General Election result in Scotland. Using new data, they will present their findings at this public event (taking place 17 February) which is open for registration now. [06 Jan 2016]

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