School of Social Sciences

Merthyr Rising festival logo

Project’s support for festival

23 May 2017

Three-day Merthyr Rising festival includes Waun Common Debates

Hay Festival signage

Healing Brexit generational divide

22 May 2017

Referendum fallout is among Cardiff University events at 30th Hay Festival

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Record levels of in-work poverty revealed

22 May 2017

60% of all people in poverty in the UK live in working households, new report finds

Huw Owen Medal

Cardiff academics celebrated with awards

19 May 2017

Researchers from across the University pick up prestigious medals from the Learned Society of Wales

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Online education hub for children in care

4 May 2017

Cardiff University and Welsh Government join forces to develop online resource

From left: Dr Shailen Nandy, Cardiff University, Dr Diego Angemi, Chief, Social Policy and Advocacy at UNICEF Uganda, Dr Viliami Konifelenisi Fifita, Government Statistician, Kingdom of Tonga, Mr Vincent Ssennono, Principal Statistiian at UBOS, and Dr Sebnem Hawksworth-Eroglu, University of Bristol

Working with UNICEF to improve global measures of poverty

3 May 2017

Academics at Cardiff and Bristol are working to help improve global measures of poverty.

Pregnant woman in consultation with doctor

Prenatal screening for Down’s syndrome seen as “routine practice”

24 April 2017

Healthcare practices lead to normalisation of opt-in screening for pregnant women

Handcuffs and calculator on headlines about white collar crime

ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize 2017

20 April 2017

Research into effective strategies to tackle organised crime shortlisted for prestigious award

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Dr Tom Hall appointed head of school

13 April 2017

School of Social Sciences appoints Dr Tom Hall as Head of School

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Not all sexually abused and exploited children are groomed

29 March 2017

New insights into the nature of child sexual exploitation revealed in new book

Forlorn girl sat on steps

Substance misuse and binge drinking higher in young people in foster care

2 March 2017

Adverse outcomes partly explained by poorer quality social relationships with peers and school staff

Two young children overlooking community from hillside

UK-wide study shows huge postcode disparity in proportion of children in care

28 February 2017

Children in poorest areas in Wales 16 times more likely to be looked after

Emma Renold at Agenda Launch

New expert healthy relationships group to advise on curriculum

21 February 2017

Expert panel to be chaired by Cardiff University expert in childhood studies

Gravitational waves

Gravity’s Kiss: The Detection of Gravitational Waves

14 February 2017

A new book by Professor Harry Collins offers a real-time account of one of the most remarkable scientific discoveries ever made

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Brexit hate crime

9 February 2017

Social Data Science Lab awarded £250,000 grant to set up centre to monitor Brexit-related hate crime on social media

Dr Marco Calaresu

Erasmus staff mobility programme brings political science expert to Cardiff

7 February 2017

Dr Marco Calaresu joins the School under the Erasmus staff exchange programme.

Enriching school holidays

Enriching school holidays

7 February 2017

Food and Fun programme shows it reduces the impact of poverty and social deprivation

Child behind metal fence

Teachers and support staff lack training to tackle “taboo” of self-harm in schools

22 December 2016

Lack of time and adequate training cited as barriers

Enabling person in workplace

Reducing the disability gap

22 December 2016

Conference leads debate on the disability employment gap in the UK

Pacific Island

Poverty in the Pacific

15 December 2016

Improving lives in some of the world’s most vulnerable countries