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2015

Dr Steve Kirkwood launches book on the language of asylum

Dr Steve Kirkwood launched a book entitled The Language of Asylum: Refugees and Discourse with Palgrave Macmillan. [30 Oct 2015]

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Widening access seminar

Viv Cree will contribute to a seminar on widening access to be held in the Moray House School of Education on 1st December. [27 Nov 2015]

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Bringing about change in justice in Scotland

Mark Smith and colleagues from The University of Edinburgh and from other Scottish universities are running a series of events seeking to effect change in the justice system. [27 Nov 2015]

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ESRC Festival of Social Science Nov 2015

Mark Smith spoke this week at an event in Huddersfield that was organised as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science and led by Dr Jo Woodiwiss from the University of Huddersfield. [13 Nov 2015]

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Dr Steve Kirkwood discusses the 'refugee crisis'

Dr Steve Kirkwood discusses the current 'refugee crisis' with colleagues Dr Thomas Pierret and Nina Perkowski in the University of Edinburgh podcast series, the Big Idea. [18 Sep 2015]

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Congratulations, Sandra!

Sandra Engstrom successfully defended her PhD thesis on Monday 24th August. [24 Aug 2015]

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Creating Spaces for Change: towards more humane, participatory and effective responses to offending behaviour

Mark Smith and colleagues in Edinburgh and four other Scottish universities have been awarded a Scottish Universities Insight Institute Knowledge Exchange grant to host three events to review our responses to offending behaviour. [21 Aug 2015]

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Social Work at Edinburgh gets great NSS results

In the 2015 National Student Survey 90% of students were satisfied with their course, 100% of students found the course stimulating and 95% felt that staff were enthusiastic about their subject. [19 Aug 2015]

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Another social work book published!

A new social work book was published this week by Policy Press. Social Work with People with Learning Disabilities, written by Susan Hunter and Denis Rowley, is a welcome addition to our portfolio of publications. [28 Jul 2015]

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Revisiting Moral Panics

Viv Cree, Gary Clapton and Mark Smith- book series out now on a range of social issues and anxieties explored through the lens of moral panic. [22 May 2015]

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Congratulations, Janan!

Janan Dean successfully passed her PhD viva on 23rd June. [23 Jun 2015]

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Edinburgh University Social Work Centenary

In 2018, Social Work at Edinburgh will celebrate 100 years of training people for the 'social' professions. [17 Jun 2015]

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Ecologies of suffering - Mental health in India

Sumeet Jain and colleagues from London, Oxford and Hyderabad have published a commentary on mental health in a top social science publication in India. [22 May 2015]

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Well done, Peter!

Peter Yates successsfully defended his PhD thesis at a viva on 28th April. [22 May 2015]

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Congratulations, Sally!

Sally Paul's PhD viva was on Friday 10th April, and she came through it with flying colours and only minor corrections to her thesis. [14 Apr 2015]

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Easter Conferences

Easter is a busy time for conferences with staff members giving inputs at a number of European and International conferences. [01 Apr 2015]

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Three year PhD scholarship in Social Work

In 2018, Social Work at Edinburgh will celebrate its centenary year. Applications are invited to carry out doctoral research on the history of social work education in Scotland, focusing on a case study of social work education history at The University of Edinburgh (1918-2018). [19 Mar 2015]

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The John Triseliotis Scholarships for MSW applicants

This year, we are proud to offer 10 scholarships to the best and brightest applicants to the Master of Social Work programme at The University of Edinburgh. [03 Feb 2015]

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CBE for Prof Bill Whyte

We're delighted to announce that Bill Whyte been recognised in the Queens New Year Honours [05 Jan 2015]

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