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Politics - Social Sciences
26.05.2017
Who should get your vote? QMUL app matches voters with parties
Who should get your vote? QMUL app matches voters with parties
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has launched a new voting advice application to help people make an informed choice on polling day.
Business/Economics - Social Sciences
22.05.2017
Brexit: people are angry but looking for compromise, research finds
Researchers engaged with people across the East of England and found anxiety and resentment, as well as a broad consensus that the UK should remain in the single market.
Social Sciences
16.05.2017
Centre for the Future of Intelligence joins international coalition for safe and beneficial AI
Centre for the Future of Intelligence joins international coalition for safe and beneficial AI
The Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence (CFI), a Cambridge-based research Centre exploring the nature and impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI), is joining the Partnership on AI to Benefit People and Society (Partnership on AI), it was announced this evening.
Arts and Design - Social Sciences
16.05.2017
Warwick welcomes Julie Christie for special evening of poetry and film
The University of Warwick Centre for Modern Languages is hosting a special evening of poetry and film to mark the launch of a new research project Chilean Exiles and World University Service (WUS) on 25 May 2017 at 18:00 in the Warwick Arts Centre cinema.
Business/Economics - Social Sciences
16.05.2017
Social Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
15.05.2017
Global Young Academy to meet in Scotland for the first time
From 15 to 19 May 2017, Scotland will welcome outstanding young scientists and scholars from over 40 countries to Aviemore for the Global Young Academy's annual international conference.
Social Sciences
11.05.2017
Event - Social Sciences
08.05.2017
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
04.05.2017
Living in a poor area increases the risk of anxiety in women, but not in men
Women living in the most deprived areas are over 60% more likely to have anxiety as women living in richer areas.
Administration/Government - Social Sciences
04.05.2017
Social Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
26.04.2017
Decline in serious violence
The number of people injured in serious violence dropped by 10% in 2016 compared to 2015, according to a national report on serious violence published by Cardiff University.
Social Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
24.04.2017
Prenatal screening for Down’s syndrome seen as ‘routine practice’
Optional prenatal screening for Down's syndrome has become a ‘normal' part of pregnancy, with consequences for women and their partners, according to new research by Cardiff University. In a study of healthcare professionals involved in Down's syndrome screening in the UK, Dr Gareth Thomas of the University's School of Social Sciences shows how screening for the condition has become an expected pit-stop on the pregnancy journey.
Administration/Government - Social Sciences
20.04.2017
Now is not the time for the UN to run from the DRC
Now is not the time for the UN to run from the DRC
Dr Reuben Loffman from QMUL's School of History writes about why the UN should stay the course in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Social Sciences
13.04.2017
UNICEF database project to map MENA expertise
UNICEF database project to map MENA expertise
A new collaboration launched recently between the University and UNICEF will help to create a new, publicly accessible database of experts in social policy for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to help improve policy responses.
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
06.04.2017
Education Secretary underlines ‘economic imperative' of social mobility for Brexit Britain
Education Secretary underlines ‘economic imperative’ of social mobility for Brexit Britain
Increasing the ability of children from poorer backgrounds to go on to succeed in all walks of life is a ‘cold, hard, economic imperative' facing Brexit Britain but also a ‘massive genera
Social Sciences
04.04.2017
Report highlights how universities can enrich their neighbourhoods
Report highlights how universities can enrich their neighbourhoods
Universities can enrich their own neighbourhoods by developing long-term partnerships with community organisations, according to a new report by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
Social Sciences - Politics
04.04.2017
A ’stranglehold’ on the data that could help explain political extremism
The advent of social media has led to a vast increase in the amount of social information that we see about others' political behaviour and this has important implications for democracy, argues Professor Helen Margetts in Nature Human Behaviour.
Social Sciences - Law/Forensics
31.03.2017
Human rights of people with autism not being met, leading expert tells United Nations
Human rights of people with autism not being met, leading expert tells United Nations
The basic human rights of autistic people are not being met, Professor Simon Baron-Cohen, a world expert on autism, told the United Nations in New York today, to mark Autism Awareness Week.
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
31.03.2017
Social Sciences - Psychology
31.03.2017
Bristol Psychology Professor appointed Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences
Bristol Psychology Professor appointed Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences
An academic from the University of Bristol School of Experimental Psychology is among 47 leading social scientists who have been conferred as Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences.
Social Sciences
30.03.2017
Just one in five Londoners think Britain will be better off after Brexit
Just one in five Londoners think Britain will be better off after Brexit
Londoners are gloomy about the prospects for post-Brexit Britain and 48 per cent expect the country to be economically worse off, according to polling commissioned by the Mile End Institute, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). Londoners are gloomy about the prospects for post-Brexit Britain and 48 per cent expect the country to be economically worse off, according to polling commissioned by the Mile End Institute, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
Social Sciences
30.03.2017
Eradicating child poverty in Africa
Eradicating child poverty in Africa
A team from Bristol Poverty Institute, a new specialist research institute at the University of Bristol set up to tackle global poverty, have been working with UNICEF to provide technical advice and
Social Sciences - History/Archeology
30.03.2017
Uncovered: the lost pioneers of Welsh socialism
The spread of socialist ideas in Wales from the 1880s to the run up to World War One is revealed in a new book by a Cardiff University academic. Wales and Socialism: Political Culture and National Identity before the Great War is a major new study by Dr Martin Wright of the School of History, Archaeology and Religion which uncovers a lively socialist political culture with roots both deeper and earlier than previously recognised.
Social Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
30.03.2017
Join forces to reduce US violence, says UK expert
Violence in the US can be reduced if police and health agencies join forces, says a leading UK expert.
Social Sciences - Administration/Government
30.03.2017
Psychology - Social Sciences
29.03.2017
Bullies and their victims obsessed with weight-loss
School bullies and their victims are more obsessed with weight-loss than anyone else, says new research by the University of Warwick. 42% of bullies have extreme preoccupation with weight-loss, as well as 55% of bullying victims, and 57% of teens who both bully and are bullied , whereas only 35% of kids not involved in bullying are obsessed with losing weight.
Careers/Employment - Social Sciences
29.03.2017
Not all sexually abused and exploited children are groomed
Not all children who are sexually exploited are groomed, and the increasing tendency to link exploitation with grooming means some cases are being missed, a Cardiff University academic argues in a new book.
Social Sciences
28.03.2017
Encouragement from teachers has greatest influence on less advantaged children
Encouragement from teachers has greatest influence on less advantaged children
‘Big data' study finds that children from families with limited education have strongest long-term response to teacher encouragement, and are more likely to progress to university as a result.
Social Sciences - Law/Forensics
28.03.2017
Academics debate the effectiveness of prison at Brighton event
Academics debate the effectiveness of prison at Brighton event
Academics debate the effectiveness of prison at Brighton event A sell-out audience gathered at the Brighton Museum this month to watch an expert panel of academics debate the effectiveness of prison.
Social Sciences - Law/Forensics
24.03.2017
Reaction to Supreme Court decision on minimum income immigration rule
Reaction to Supreme Court decision on minimum income immigration rule
Academics from the University of Bristol's newly formed Institute for Migration and Mobility Studies have expressed disappointment at last month's ruling by the Supreme Court which decided the minimum income immigration rule is lawful.
Careers/Employment - Social Sciences
22.03.2017
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
15.03.2017
Cannabinoid biomedicine research programme launched
The Target Oxbridge programme is run on a pro bono basis by the graduate recruitment firm Rare and aims to increase black African and Caribbean students' chances of getting into Oxford and Cambridge.
Social Sciences - Careers/Employment
15.03.2017
Anniversary showcase shines spotlight on future of social work
Anniversary showcase shines spotlight on future of social work
In the lead up to World Social Work Day, tonight's 50 th Anniversary event, taking place in The Edge, will celebrate the achievements of graduates from the University in social work and point to the
Social Sciences - Politics
14.03.2017
Bristol's Brad Evans gets under the skin in Russell Brand's new podcast
Bristol’s Brad Evans gets under the skin in Russell Brand’s new podcast
Dr Brad Evans, from the University of Bristol's School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies and Founder and Director of the Histories of Violence project, has been discussing the politics of violence with Russell Brand as the first guest on his new podcast Under the Skin.
Social Sciences
13.03.2017
Awesome still massively popular but say goodbye to tar-rah matey
The need to communicate with a wider-world coupled with a move away from the cosy, close-knit communities of the 90s has dramatically changed the way British people speak over the last two decades, new research has revealed.
Social Sciences
13.03.2017
The Innovating University II
Ministerial adviser to provide keynote lecture on clusters of expertise. How can society get the most from research? It's a question Cardiff University and the innovation foundation Nesta aim to tackle at two events exploring new ways of working.
Social Sciences - Careers/Employment
10.03.2017
UK children from jobless households more likely to experience disadvantage in adulthood
UK children from jobless households more likely to experience disadvantage in adulthood
Children from disadvantaged families in the UK are more likely to have lower education, be out of work and experience poverty in adult life than their peers in other European countries, apart from Ireland and Belgium, according to new research from the UCL Institute of Education (IOE). The study, which was carried out by researchers from the Department of Social Science at the IOE in collaboration with the University of Bath, will be released in a working paper on Friday 10 th March.
Social Sciences
10.03.2017
Floods and hurricanes predicted with social media
Social media can warn us about hurricanes, storms and floods before they happen – according to new University of Warwick research.
Social Sciences - History/Archeology
10.03.2017
Museum archive reconnects a London-based Congolese community with its heritage
Museum archive reconnects a London-based Congolese community with its heritage
When Reverend Kenred Smith captured moments of life in the Congo over 120 years ago, he couldn't have imagined that the photos - now in Cambridge's Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology - would be chosen by a Congolese community to help them remember a country that many of them had fled.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
09.03.2017
$13.5 million gift to improve millions of lives blighted by parasitic worms
$13.5 million gift to improve millions of lives blighted by parasitic worms
A recent $13.5m donation will support an Imperial initiative working to improve the health of some of the world's poorest populations.
Social Sciences - History/Archeology
08.03.2017
Another India exhibition gives voice to India's most marginalised communities
Another India exhibition gives voice to India’s most marginalised communities
Hundreds of objects which tell the story of 100 million of India's most marginalised citizens - its Indigenous and Adivasi people - are to go on display for the first time in a ground-breaking exhibition at Cambridge University's Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (MAA) from today.
Social Sciences - Psychology
08.03.2017
Girls in care more likely to report lower well-being than boys
Girls in care more likely to report lower well-being than boys
About a quarter of girls in care have low well-being and feel the stigma of care more deeply than do boys according to a new study, announced today [8 Mar], which set out to understand what well-being means to looked after children. The study of 611 looked after children produced some positive results with 83 percent of children saying that being in care had improved their lives.
Social Sciences
08.03.2017
‘Men need to show each other what respect for women looks like'
‘Men need to show each other what respect for women looks like’
‘Men need to show each other what respect for women looks like' For International Women's Day today (8 March), Professor Andrea Cornwall, Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Equalities and Diversity, says we need to change the culture of sexual harassment.
Social Sciences
07.03.2017
Target Oxbridge programme set to help even more black teenagers reach their potential
The Target Oxbridge programme is run on a pro bono basis by the graduate recruitment firm Rare and aims to increase black African and Caribbean students' chances of getting into Oxford and Cambridge.
Social Sciences
02.03.2017
University social science sparks international interest
Cardiff University's aim to build the world's first Social Science Research Park (SPARK) is inspiring academics in Turkey's capital city.
Social Sciences
28.02.2017
Huge postcode disparity in proportion of children in care
A study involving Cardiff University has revealed significant inequalities in child welfare across the UK, with children in the poorest areas in Wales 16 times more likely than those in the least deprived to be in care.
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