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Computer Science/Telecom - Social Sciences
22.02.2017
Database protecting UK expats from Brexit ‘misinformation' to be built by Cambridge researchers
Database protecting UK expats from Brexit ‘misinformation’ to be built by Cambridge researchers
Urgent requirement for channels of timely and reliable information to be developed targeting UK-born people living on the continent, say researchers - before life-changing decisions get made rashly in a milieu of rumour and speculation.
Social Sciences
21.02.2017
New expert healthy relationships group to advise on curriculum
A new expert group to advise on healthy relationships in the current school curriculum in Wales is to be chaired by a Cardiff University academic.
Administration/Government - Social Sciences
16.02.2017
Durham part of new Barnardo's centre of expertise
Durham part of new Barnardo’s centre of expertise
Durham University is a partner in a new £7.5m Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse launched by the UK Home Office and led by Barnardo's.
Social Sciences - Careers/Employment
16.02.2017
SussexFood support local social enterprise charity, Team Domenica
SussexFood support local social enterprise charity, Team Domenica
SussexFood support local social enterprise charity, Team Domenica SussexFood are always looking for new ways they can support local initiatives and the community.
Social Sciences - Politics
15.02.2017
When ideas of peace meet politics of conflict
When ideas of peace meet politics of conflict
Research by an expert in peacebuilding shows how international ideas, practices and language of conflict resolution are transformed when they meet African ‘realities and politics on the ground'.
Social Sciences
14.02.2017
The concept and measurement of violence against women and men
The concept and measurement of violence against women and men
‘The Concept and Measurement of Violence against Women and Men', a new book published today by Policy Press, addresses the extent to which violence against women is currently hidden.
Social Sciences - Psychology
13.02.2017
Viral charity campaigns have a psychological 'recipe' and all-too-brief lifespan
Viral charity campaigns have a psychological ’recipe’ and all-too-brief lifespan
New work focusing on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge reveals very brief shelf life of such viral campaigns, and suggests the nature of ‘virality' and social tipping points themselves may be a stumbling block to deeper engagement with social issues that campaigns aim to promote.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Social Sciences
13.02.2017
Opinion: India's militant rhino protectors are challenging traditional views of how conservation works
Opinion: India’s militant rhino protectors are challenging traditional views of how conservation works
There is a dilemma in contemporary conservation: how to balance modernisation, people's rights and environmentalism.
Social Sciences - Administration/Government
09.02.2017
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
09.02.2017
Social Sciences - Media
09.02.2017
Brexit hate crime
Social Data Science Lab awarded £250,000 grant to set up centre to monitor Brexit-related hate crime on social media Researchers from Cardiff University have been awarded a quarter of a million pounds to help the UK Government monitor Brexit-related hate crime on social media.
Religions - Social Sciences
08.02.2017
The Bible as a weapon of war
The Bible as a weapon of war
How do former Lord's Resistance Army soldiers - men, women and children who have used the Bible as a weapon of war - learn to reread the scriptures once they return home? This is the puzzle facing researchers from Uganda and Cambridge.
Administration/Government - Social Sciences
07.02.2017
Enriching school holidays
A national school holiday ‘Food and Fun' programme that aims to prevent children going hungry in the summer holidays is helping to reduce the impact of poverty and social deprivation according to an evaluation report by Cardiff University.
Social Sciences - Careers/Employment
04.02.2017
Professor Andy Furlong - a tribute
This tribute has been kindly provided by Professor Michele Burman, Head of the School of Social and Political Sciences with Professors Denis and Moira Fischbacher-Smith, Fred Cartmel and colleagues from the University of Leicester.
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
01.02.2017
Cambridge and Africa
Cambridge and Africa
Cambridge is one of the world's leading universities in its engagement with, and support for, African research.
Social Sciences
01.02.2017
Bristol academic explores the secret lives of five-year-olds
Bristol academic explores the secret lives of five-year-olds
Professor Paul Howard-Jones from the University of Bristol will feature in the return of a popular Bafta award-nominated series broadcast on Channel 4 this week [2 Feb] which explores the differences between boys and girls and gender stereotypes in a new intake of fascinating five-year-olds.
Social Sciences - Politics
01.02.2017
Leaver MPs united but Remainers are split, survey reveals
Leaver MPs united but Remainers are split, survey reveals
There are significant differences between Leave and Remain MPs in what they want out of Brexit negotiations, according to polling conducted for The Mile End Institute , Queen Mary University of London and The UK in a Changing Europe.
Administration/Government - Social Sciences
27.01.2017
’Field research and a focus on the young could help combat terrorism’
A new paper in Science says field research on the ground with youths engaged in violent extremism or susceptible to it is needed to improve the West's understanding of  terrorist groups like Islamic State and Al Qaeda. The paper says to be successful, such research would have to be properly funded and totally independent of governmental interference.  The paper argues that the US government's national security systems are too structured around state to state interactions which are more suited to the Cold War and not suited to modern-day threats .
Pedagogy/Education Science - Social Sciences
27.01.2017
Social Sciences - Religions
26.01.2017
Anthropologist explores the use of Minecraft in education
Anthropologist explores the use of Minecraft in education
Anthropologist explores the use of Minecraft in education Studying for an MA in Anthropology has inspired 24 year-old Patrick Smith to explore how the cult computer game Minecraft is educating children.
Politics - Social Sciences
24.01.2017
First Brexit and now Trump: what is populism and how might we view it?
First Brexit and now Trump: what is populism and how might we view it?
In an article that draws on her research into populism in Western Europe, Léonie de Jonge (PhD candidate in the Department of Politics and International Studies) urges a measured approach to movements often viewed as threatening.
Social Sciences
18.01.2017
Disabled people reveal their experiences of social care
Disabled people reveal their experiences of social care
At a time when Social Care in England is at a ‘tipping point', according to the Care Quality Commission, it is vital that local authorities find ways of working together with people who use social care services. With that goal in mind, a group of disabled people have recently carried out research in co-production with researchers at the University of Bristol.
Social Sciences
17.01.2017
University of Sussex publishes independent report into domestic violence case
University of Sussex publishes independent report into domestic violence case Vice-Chancellor apologises to former student and says report recommendations will be implemented The University of Sussex
Social Sciences - Religions
16.01.2017
Releasing a better version of me: the power of education in prison to change lives
Releasing a better version of me: the power of education in prison to change lives
A pioneering project to teach university students alongside prisoners, so that they learn from each other, has proved remarkably successful.
Social Sciences
13.01.2017
New weapon in the fight against modern slavery
A powerful new partnership to super-charge global research on modern slavery and human trafficking has been announced by the University of Nottingham and the Walk Free Foundation.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Social Sciences
13.01.2017
Measuring the ‘true social cost’ of carbon dioxide emissions
The US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has proposed a new framework for US agencies to use to estimate the 'social cost of carbon dioxide' emissions.
Social Sciences - Religions
13.01.2017
Releasing a better version of me: the power of education to change all our lives
Releasing a better version of me: the power of education to change all our lives
A pioneering project to teach university students alongside prisoners, so that they learn from each other, has proved remarkably successful.
Social Sciences
12.01.2017
Not all violent acts are equal
Not all violent acts are equal
People from different nationalities make similar judgements and decisions about the severity of different violent acts - a finding that could help international organisations, such as the UN and World Health Organisation to better manage crime and violent behaviour - according to research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
09.01.2017
Family background ’the biggest factor for when women have children’
Studies have suggested that over recent decades, UK women have postponed motherhood largely because they want to go onto college or university to gain qualifications or fulfil educational aspirations before starting a family.
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
09.01.2017
Family background more responsible than education in delaying motherhood
Studies have suggested that over recent decades, UK women have postponed motherhood largely because they want to go onto college or university to gain qualifications or fulfil educational aspirations before starting a family.
Life Sciences - Social Sciences
05.01.2017
Calculating the origins of language
Researchers have for the first time explained how language develops in large groups of unrelated people, without allowing some members of the group to cheat others. While language plays a key role in enabling individuals in a society to cooperate through the coordination of activities, it also makes it possible for some individuals to benefit unfairly off the hard work of others.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
05.01.2017
International study on gender violence awarded MRC Global Challenges Research funding
International study on gender violence awarded MRC Global Challenges Research funding
University of Bristol-led research on the primary healthcare response to gender violence in Palestine and Brazil has been awarded almost £600,000 from the Medical Research Council (MRC)?s Global Challenges Research Fund.
Social Sciences - Administration/Government
03.01.2017
Social Sciences - Careers/Employment
30.12.2016
Social Sciences - Administration/Government
30.12.2016
Social Sciences
21.12.2016
Europeans to become online heritage curators
Europeans to become online heritage curators
A new Facebook-like social platform and smartphone apps will be developed by researchers to enable people to document Europe's cultural heritage.
Social Sciences
21.12.2016
Ugandan schoolgirls stay in lessons when helped with periods
Oxford University researchers say they have the first robust findings from a large-scale trial on the effects of giving puberty lessons and free sanitary products to girls in African countries. They have found that both the interventions are equally effective in improving girls' attendance levels at schools.
Social Sciences
19.12.2016
Multi-dimensional approach to tackling poverty takes off worldwide
Multi-dimensional approach to tackling poverty takes off worldwide
Countries as far afield as the Solomon Islands, Canada, New Zealand, Mexico, South Africa and Uganda are turning to research carried out by Bristol experts to change how they define and tackle poverty.
Business/Economics - Social Sciences
13.12.2016
Social Sciences - Careers/Employment
07.12.2016
Analyse this
Learners accessing a range of courses designed to help get them into a career or access higher education can now learn the basics of Social Analytics as part of their studies thanks to a longstanding relationship between Cardiff University and Agored Cymru.
Administration/Government - Social Sciences
06.12.2016
Social Sciences - Careers/Employment
06.12.2016
Microsoft expert joins University's Social Futures institute
Microsoft expert joins University’s Social Futures institute
The appointment of a former principal researcher at Microsoft will add a new dimension to Lancaster University's think tank for the future.
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
05.12.2016
Social entrepreneur Matt Fountain named Young Alumnus of the Year
The University has named social entrepreneur Matt Fountain its Young Alumnus of the Year. An art history graduate (M.A.
Social Sciences - Administration/Government
30.11.2016
Challenging gender-based and sexual violence
A ground-breaking guide to support young people to raise awareness of gender-based and sexual violence in schools and local communities in Wales has been launched.
Social Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
28.11.2016
How to avoid feeling depressed on Facebook
How to avoid feeling depressed on Facebook
Comparing yourself with others on Facebook is more likely to lead to feelings of depression than making social comparisons offline.
Social Sciences
25.11.2016
Sussex joins global campaign to stop violence against women
Sussex joins global campaign to stop violence against women
Sussex joins global campaign to stop violence against women The University of Sussex will highlight its work towards stopping violence against women as part of a 16-day international campaign.
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