SPS report finds the roles of parliamentary select committees are changing in pursuit of ‘good evidence’
Evidence use by parliamentary select committees is changing as their functions are evolving to not only provide government scrutiny but also offer further opportunities for public participation, according to new research.
Publishing for Academics - Event Series
Come and meet an exciting range of external speakers involved in writing and publishing academic material incuding books, journal articles and monographs.
SPS academic’s new open-access book examines the practices of humanitarian journalists
Promoting the voices of marginalised people involved in crisis situations across the globe - and highlighting neglected crises – can lead to new approaches for humanitarian journalists, according to a new book.
George Palattiyil appointed as Senior Research Associate at the University of Johannesburg
Head of Social Work George Palattiyil has been appointed as Senior Research Associate with the Department of Social Work and Community Development at the University of Johannesburg.
SPS’ Georgia Cole awarded Rising Star Chancellor’s Award
Georgia Cole in the School of Social and Political Science has received the University of Edinburgh’s Rising Star Chancellor’s Award for her outstanding contribution to teaching in the area of Social Work.
Social Anthropology Seminar Series Spring 2023
Full programme of weekly seminars for Semester 2 2022/23.
Lowering voting age boosts long-term participation in elections
Younger first-time voters in Scotland retain a habit of voting in elections and participate in greater numbers than older first-time voters, a study led by a School of Social and Political Science academic suggests.
SPS academic’s article receives Highly Commended Award from The Sociological Review
SPS’ Professor Nasar Meer has been honoured by a leading sociology journal for his work on asylum and gentrification.
Domestic abuse victims find justice process traumatic, study finds
Victims and witnesses of domestic abuse are still experiencing trauma within the justice system despite major legal reforms introduced in 2019, research suggests.
Centre of African Studies PhD Fellow becomes mentor to international journalists
Centre of African Studies Commonwealth PhD Fellow Albert Sharra has been appointed as a mentor for international journalists and media owners by the International Press Institute.
CAS promotes reasons to learn Swahili
The Centre of African Studies is helping promote the University's Swahili courses. Find out from the University's Teaching Fellow in Swahili, Seline Okeno, why you should study Swahili, for research, work, travel or entertainment.