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Dr Autumn Roesch-Marsh presents her research at the Scottish Parliament

On the 20th of November 2018 Dr Autumn Roesch-Marsh, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, presented the finding of her research at the Scottish Parliament. The presentation was part of the 20 year anniversary celebration for the charity MCFB, who provide social work placements for University of Edinburgh students and a range of services for BME, migrant and refugee children and their families in Edinburgh. [22 Nov 2018]

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Bethany Jennings passes PhD viva on women’s experiences of low income employment in Bangladesh

We’re proud to announce that Bethany Jennings passed her PhD viva on 25th October 2018 with minor corrections. Beth’s ground breaking research explored women’s experiences of low income work and sex work in Dhaka Bangladesh. [30 Oct 2018]

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We wish a fond farewell to Professor Viv Cree

On Wednesday 26th September 2018 we held the final of our ‘In Conversation’ events, with Dr Viv Cree, Professor of Social Work Studies at the University of Edinburgh, being interviewed by Dr John Devaney, Centenary Professor of Social Work and Head of the Social Work subject area. [05 Oct 2018]

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Warm welcome to new and returning social work students

We are delighted to welcome our new and returning students to social work for the 2018-2019 academic year. [05 Oct 2018]

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Launch at Scottish Parliament of “Reimagining ‘outcomes’ in child care and protection”

Dr Mary Mitchell, Lecturer in Social Work, has undertaken research in collaboration with Children 1st and the Centre for Research on Family and Relationships at the University of Edinburgh. [24 Sep 2018]

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Summer Graduation

We were delighted to celebrate the success of our students at the summer Graduation Ceremony on Monday 9th July 2018. [26 Jul 2018]

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University honours Professor Joyce Lishman

At the 9th July degree ceremony, the University of Edinburgh awarded Professor Joyce Lishman with the Degree of Doctor honoris causa, as part of the centenary celebrations and in recognition of her services to social work education and social work. [19 Jul 2018]

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Social Work PhD wins prestigious funding

Social Work doctoral student, Rania Hamad has been awarded funding by the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science. [24 May 2018]

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Social Work PhD graduate wins Competition

Social Work PhD graduate, Dr Mary Mitchell and current PhD student, Ariane Critchley achieve success in the 2018 Research Impact and Knowledge Exchange Competition . [24 May 2018]

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Newly Qualified Social Worker Conference

The theme of the NQSW Conference is 'Building the future: Shaping our social work identity' and will be held in 50 George Square on 31st May 2018. [15 May 2018]

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Social Work Centenary Event

In Conversation with Professor Jane Aldgate: 'at the heart of child welfare social work policy and practice for 40 years' [07 Mar 2018]

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US Consul greets conference delegates in Edinburgh

Susan Wilson, US Consul, hosted a welcome reception for US delegates at the US Consulate in Edinburgh last week. The delegates were attending the 8th European Social Work Research Conference, held at The University of Edinburgh between 18 and 20 April 2018. [27 Apr 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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MacQueen Scholarship

The Julie-Ann Macqueen Trust will fund a PhD Social Work scholarship researching and benefiting one-parent families. [22 Feb 2018]

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‘Defiant lives’

‘Defiant lives’ (Sarah Barton, 2016) is a film, telling the story of the disability rights movement in the United States, Britain and Australia, using archival footage and interviews with activists. [30 Jan 2018]

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Researching disability: Facilitating best practice in inclusive research

Disability Research Edinburgh is a network of researchers based in the University of Edinburgh and beyond [30 Jan 2018]

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Judith Brearley.... in conversation with Ruth Forbes

Our centenary events continued on 25th January with a conversation between alumna and former staff member, Judith Brearley, and BSc programme director Ruth Forbes. [30 Jan 2018]

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Public screening of highlights video from restorative justice project

The video of highlights from the Scottish Universities Insight Institute-funded project, 'Developing restorative justice in Scotland', screened at the Scottish Association for the Study of Offending Edinburgh Branch meeting at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on 9 January 2018. [17 Jan 2018]

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