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2017

Niki Vermeulen and Team Win Tam Dalyell Prize

The Tam Dalyell Prize is awarded annually for excellence in engaging the public with science. This is the first time that a social scientist has won the award. [12 Sep 2017]

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Joyce Tait Appointed to Prime Minister's Council for Science and Technology

The Council for Science and Technology advises the Prime Minister on strategic science and technology policy issues that cut across the responsibilities of individual government departments. [07 Sep 2017]

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Awarded Honorary Degree from CAS

Acclaimed Nigerian author receives Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters, following nomination from Dr. Barbara Bompani. [02 Sep 2017]

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Global Cultural Fellows Build on Festivals' Promise

Artists from around the world gathered in Edinburgh as part of a new project using the city’s festivals to explore how the arts can connect people and cultures. [30 Aug 2017]

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New Online MSc in International Development

The School of Social and Political Science is delighted to announce a brand new online MSc in International Development. [01 Aug 2017]

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Summer Graduation 2017

Congratulations to all of our recent graduates, and to our SPS prize winners. [10 Jul 2017]

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Research Led Teaching in SPS Wins Praise

Gender and Politics Lecturer Dr Meryl Kenny (PIR) and recent SPS student James Bryson gave a presentation to University Senate in May 2017 at a special session on research-led teaching. [13 Jun 2017]

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Anthropology Student Wins Dor Bahadur Bista Prize

Congratulations to Social Anthropology PhD candidate Samuele Poletti. [12 Jun 2017]

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SPS Embraces MOOC Learning

Our Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Social Wellbeing ran for the second time in May. [07 Jun 2017]

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SPS Students Reach 3 Minute Thesis Final

SPS was represented by Tim Squirrell, first year PhD, and William Kerr, fourth year PhD, at the CAHSS Heat of the International 3 Minute Thesis competition. [17 May 2017]

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EUSA Teaching Awards - 2017 Winners

SPS colleagues pick up two prizes at this year's Teaching Awards. [01 May 2017]

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Top Political Science Award for CCC Fellow

Professor Nicola McEwen has been awarded the Political Studies Association’s (PSA) prestigious Public Understanding of Politics Award. [14 Apr 2017]

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EUSA Teaching Awards - 2017 Shortlist

SPS staff and students shortlisted in three categories at this year’s EUSA Teaching Awards. [10 Apr 2017]

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Social Policy PALS Wins EUSA Impact Award

Student-run Social Policy PALS, which aims to develop peer-learning opportunities for students, has won the EUSA Impact Award for the best new Peer Learning and Support scheme at the University. [07 Apr 2017]

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New Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences

Congratulations to Professor Nasar Meer (Sociology), newly elected to the Academy of Social Sciences. Nasar is Professor of Race, Identity and Citizenship. [31 Mar 2017]

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Young Researcher Prize awarded to Sociology PhD student

Chloe MacLean, a PhD student in Sociology, has won the European Association for the Sociology of Sport’s (EASS) Young Researcher prize. [27 Mar 2017]

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Edinburgh Political Union Wins EUSA Activities Award

Edinburgh Political Union (EPU), along with the North American Society, won the Best Group Event at this year's EUSA Activities Awards. [24 Mar 2017]

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Dr Jamie Allinson Awarded Middle East Political Economy Book Prize

The Political Economy Project has awarded its inaugural Middle East Political Economy Book Prize to Dr Jamie Allinson for his book, The Struggle for the State in Jordan. [16 Mar 2017]

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SPS Subject Areas Reach Top 50 in QS World Rankings

Five of our SPS subject areas have reached the top 50 in this year's QS World University Rankings by Subject. [08 Mar 2017]

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Delwar Hussain Listed in British Bangladeshi Power 100

Lecturer and Chrystal Macmillan Fellow, Dr Delwar Hussain, has been named as one of the British Bangladeshi Power 100, a group of modern-day leaders helping to 'shape Britain for the better.' [06 Mar 2017]

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In Memory of Eberhard 'Paddy' Bort (1954 - 2017)

It is with great sadness and regret that the School notes the passing of our colleague Eberhard (Paddy) Bort. [21 Feb 2017]

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One Day Without Us

Show your support for our international community of staff, students, family and friends by getting involved in the SPS celebration as part of ‘One Day Without Us’. This is a national day of events on 20th February, in support of EU and non-EU nationals living, working, and studying in this country. [15 Feb 2017]

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PhD Student Wins Lisbon International Film Festival Award & RAI Award

Social Anthropology student, Diego Malara, has been awarded Best Documentary Short Film for his documentary entitled The Devil and the Holy Water. [19 Jan 2017]

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