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Flagship Civil Society Research Centre Enjoys Official Inauguration

4 Chwefror 2015

The Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD) will celebrate the launch of its flagship WISERD Civil Society Research Centre on Thursday 5th February, 2015. 

Sally Holland

Cardiff Professor Appointed as Children’s Commissioner for Wales

28 Ionawr 2015

Cardiff University's Professor Sally Holland has today been appointed as the new Children's Commissioner for Wales.

Care, Uncertainty and Intergenerational Ethics – Dr Christopher Groves

19 Ionawr 2015

Palgrave Macmillan recently published Care, Uncertainty and Intergenerational Ethics, a book by Dr Christopher Groves, School of Social Sciences.

Professor Harry Collins

'TV refs to save football officials' says Professor Harry Collins

15 Ionawr 2015

Professor Harry Collins, known for doubting the accuracy of Hawkeye, has questioned the use of goal-line technology following a conference in Lisbon. 

Professor Tom Horlick-Jones

Professor Tom Horlick-Jones

14 Ionawr 2015

With great sadness we announce that our friend and colleague Professor Tom Horlick-Jones died on Monday 12 January 2015.

Dame Professor Teresa Rees

Professor Teresa Rees awarded a Damehood for services to Social Sciences

8 Ionawr 2015

Professor Teresa Rees, of the School of Social Sciences, was awarded a Damehood for services to Social Sciences, further to her original CBE in 2002.

REF 2014

Cardiff University’s School of Social Sciences ranked top five in the UK for research quality

18 Rhagfyr 2014

The School of Social Sciences has been ranked in the top five for the quality of its research in Sociology and Education.

Emma Renold - Wales Report

Limitations of Welsh Government’s violence bill addressed by Professor Emma Renold on the BBC’s The Wales Report

10 Rhagfyr 2014

Professor Emma Renold, who leads the Gender and Sexualities Research Group in the School of Social Sciences, will feature on The Wales Report on BBC One Wales, Wednesday 10 December.

Women in Leadership seminar

Women in Leadership: Stereotypes, Structure and Change

4 Rhagfyr 2014

Nearly 100 people including academics and representatives of the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as members of the general public, attended the recent Women in Leadership seminar at Cardiff University.  

Criminology Professor presents at inaugural anti-corruption forum in Korea

3 Rhagfyr 2014

Mike Levi, Professor of Criminology at the School of Social Sciences, has been invited to speak at an anti-corruption forum at the Korean Institute of Criminology. The event will be attended by key Korean government officials and representatives from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the French and US governments, and the World Bank.

Mike Levi is presented with his Sellin-Glueck award

Criminology Professor wins prestigious Sellin-Glueck award

26 Tachwedd 2014

Mike Levi, Professor of Criminology, was last week presented with the 2014 Sellin-Glueck award for comparative and international criminology - the highest award given by The American Society of Criminology to scholars from outside the USA.

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Learning from the community impacts of the Lee Rigby murder

25 Tachwedd 2014

A study led by Professor Martin Innes, Director of the Universities' Police Science Institute, has looked at what lessons can be learned from the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby by analysing community reactions to the impacts of terrorist attacks.

Professor Emma Renold

Domestic abuse Bill ‘doesn’t go far enough’

24 Tachwedd 2014

A leading Cardiff University academic will argue this week that a Welsh Government Bill designed to improve arrangements for the prevention of domestic abuse and sexual violence will fail if it doesn’t place education, children’s rights and children and young people’s own experiences at its heart.

50 years banner

Sociology celebrates a half-century at Cardiff University

20 Tachwedd 2014

The School of Social Sciences is celebrating 50 years of Sociology at Cardiff!

Ambitious new undergraduate programme addresses the need for numerate social science graduates

18 Tachwedd 2014

The BSc in Social Analytics is a new interdisciplinary course on offer at the School of Social Sciences from September 2015.

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Wales Adoption Cohort Study hopes to support policy development and improve adoption services

10 Tachwedd 2014

The number of children who were adopted in Wales in the year ending March 2014 rose by 5 percent on the previous year. However, many more children who cannot be brought up in their own family await a suitable adoptive placement and adoptive families may have short-term or ongoing needs for support.

Young man using a touch screen phone

Collaborative Online Social Media Observatory contributes to potentially life-saving mobile app

31 Hydref 2014

Research led by Professor Jonathan Scourfield has contributed to the creation of an online application designed to alert Twitter users if any of their friends show signs that they may be depressed or contemplating suicide.

Cardiff riding high in new international league table

31 Hydref 2014

The inaugural US News & World Report Global Universities Rankings places Cardiff 19th in the UK, 72nd in Europe and 188th in the world.

School of Social Sciences’ unique new course accredited by the British Psychological Society

21 Hydref 2014

A new addition to the School’s suite of Undergraduate programmes - the BSc in Human and Social Sciences – has received accreditation by the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Q-step launch

Cardiff University Q-Step Centre holds inaugural conference

3 Hydref 2014

'Mainstreaming Quantitative Methods – Opportunities and Challenges’ was the topic of the inaugural Cardiff University Q-Step Centre conference held on campus recently.