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2014

REF 2104 Results: Social Work research rated 3rd in UK by national research assessment

Social Work research rated 3rd in UK by national research assessment [12 Dec 2014]

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UG student wins a Certificate of Merit

Edna Sim Ziqi, a 2nd year BSc Social Work student from Singapore, has won a certificate of merit for her studies. [28 Nov 2014]

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Social work prizes

Ann Vance received the Marjorie Brown prize for the best MSW student & Prof Viv Cree was awarded the GSO's Outstanding Mentor Award this year at the reception following the graduation ceremony on November 26th 2014. [14 Nov 2014]

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Prof Cree speaks on BBC about Child Sexual Exploitation

Prof Cree was interviewed by BBC 1's Reporting Scotland and BBC2's Scotland 2014 on 11th November 2014. [14 Nov 2014]

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KE Fellow gives seminar on Improving Healthcare Experiences of People with HIV

Alison Irving launched her research report on 11th November at the University of Edinburgh; a copy of her report can be downloaded from the Waverley Care website: http://www.waverleycare.org/content/news/142,634/Healthcare-Experiences-of-People-Living-with-HIV-Report-Launch.html [14 Nov 2014]

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Women, Social Work and the First World War

Prof Viv Cree and Dr Dave Burnham will be presenting papers on women and the First World War at the Social Work History Network meeting at King's College London on 27 November. Prof Cree's lecture is entitled 'Moralising Discourses around Women and Girls in the First World War'. [09 Sep 2014]

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Beyond the Child Snatchers: Social Work in Film and TV

Prof Viv Cree is contributing to this ESRC sponsored Festival of Social Science event, to be held at the Manchester Central Library on 8th November, from 10.00 - 14.00. Her Lecture is entitled 'Folk Devils & Moral Panics: Social Work's Love/Hate Relationship with the Media'. [09 Sep 2014]

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Research grant award: Carnegie Trust

Dr Sumeet Jain has been awarded a research grant to study alternatives in community mental health: defining the contours of non-formal care in western India [09 Sep 2014]

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Circle Annual Lecture 2014, A Celebration: 40 Years of Practice Learning in Circle

Prof Bill Whyte will give the annual Circle lecture at the Lecture Theatre, Royal Botanic Garden, 20A Inverleith Row, Edinburgh on 8th October from 6.00 - 8.00pm. [09 Sep 2014]

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Childhood to Adulthood... the Challenges

Prof Bill Whyte and Dr Mark Smith are addressing a conference organised by the Western Isles Council on 24th September in Stornoway. [09 Sep 2014]

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Troubling Institutions

Dr Autumn Roesch-Marsh is to present at the Troubling Institutions Conference and Workshop on 11 December at the University of Glasgow from 10:00 to 17:00. [09 Sep 2014]

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Best 100 books

Professor Viv Cree's latest book, Becoming a Social Worker Global Narratives, has been voted 28th in the top 100 MSW social work textbooks by a prominent US website. [02 Jun 2014]

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50 Years after Kibrandon

Professor Bill Whyte gave the Sutherland Trust Spring lecture on 28th May, addressing the question: Young people in conflict with the law in Scotland: 50 years after the Kilbrandon Report, what are they telling us about ourselves and our country? [02 Jun 2014]

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Mark Hardy, former MSW student, publishes article in Surveillance and Society

Mark Hardy, a recent graduate from the Masters of Social Work Programme at the University of Edinburgh, has published an article based on his dissertation in the journal Surveillance and Society. [07 Apr 2014]

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Dr Steve Kirkwood presents to the University of Exeter Psychology Research Group

Dr Steve Kirkwood was invited to present his research on criminal justice groupwork programmes to the University of Exeter's Social, Environmental and Organisational Psychology Research Group Seminar Series. [12 Mar 2014]

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Prof Bill Whyte and Ms Cara Jardine win prize for outstanding paper

Prof Bill Whyte and Ms Cara Jardine win the Reg Mathews Memorial Prize for the most outstanding paper published in Social and Environmental Accountability Journal. [12 Mar 2014]

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Social Work at Edinburgh Top of UK League Table

Social Work at The University of Edinburgh has been ranked No. 1 in the Complete University Guide. [12 Mar 2014]

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Innovative Learning Week - Presentations

Anatomy of a Moral Panic Workshop [27 Feb 2014]

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Happy Birthday, Social Work in Iceland

Professor Viv Cree has just returned from Iceland where she gave a lecture to social workers and social work educators. [27 Feb 2014]

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Successful PhD Viva in Social Work

Deborah Menezes defended her PhD thesis at a recent viva. [27 Feb 2014]

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HIV - News from Parliament

The HIV, Human Rights and Development Network is demonstrating impact [27 Feb 2014]

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Jimmy Savile under scrutiny

Dr Mark Smith has been successful in getting funding for an ESRC 'Urgent Invite'. [27 Feb 2014]

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