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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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SPS Takes Leads EFI Inaugural Research Award

The Edinburgh Futures Institute has announced that five projects that will receive funding to pioneer new interdisciplinary research. Of those five, three of the winning project leads are based in Social and Political Science. [12 Apr 2018]

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PIR PhD student wins prestigious award

Congratulations to Sissela Matzner and colleagues, who recently won a collaborative bid for an EISA ECR award to hold a joint workshop next fall in Prague. [04 Apr 2018]

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CAS colleague, Rick Rhodes wins National Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences award

'Hanging on a wire' won the best non-fiction edited volume category at the Market Theatre in Johannesburg last week. [30 Mar 2018]

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Panel Debate: How disruptive will Brexit be to Scotland's Energy Strategy?

ClimateXChange and the University of Edinburgh are pleased to host a distinguished set of speakers from government, industry, academia and law. [14 Mar 2018]

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Social Work Centenary Event

In conversation with Professor Jane Algate: 'At the heart of child welfare social work policy and practice for 40 years' [08 Mar 2018]

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ESWRA Conference 2018 at University of Edinburgh

We are delighted to announce that the 8th EUROPEAN CONFERENCE FOR SOCIAL WORK RESEARCH is being hosted by Social Work at the University of Edinburgh on 18th - 20th April 2018. [06 Mar 2018]

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Professor Fiona Mackay elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) has this week announced the election of 66 new Fellows, including PIR's Professor Fiona Mackay. [05 Mar 2018]

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Sociology professor, Donald MacKenzie, receives a Progress Medal from the Society for Progress

The Progress Medal award recognises pioneering work in shaping the economic system to achieve greater societal fairness and well-being. [05 Mar 2018]

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MacQueen Scholarship

The Julie-Ann Macqueen Trust will fund a PhD Social Work scholarship researching and benefiting one-parent families. [05 Mar 2018]

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University Closure

Please note that the University will be closed all day on Thursday 1 March and Friday 2 March due to adverse weather. [28 Feb 2018]

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