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News Archive 2012-13

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Can browsing Twitter help track and prevent crime?

21 August 2013

Read about how the Collaborative Online Social Media Observatory (COSMOS) is using social media data to pre-empt criminal activity. More

Researching the laboratory grown burger

5 August 2013

Cardiff sociologist investigates the social and ethical impacts of in vitro meat as the first cultured beef burger is tasted in front of the world's media. More


ASCCA PhD Fellowship Opportunities in Social Care

29 July

The Welsh Government funded All-Wales Social Care Collaboration Academy (ASCCA) have announced exciting PhD Fellowship opportunities in Social Care to commence in 2014. More

Class of 2013

23 July

There was excitement in the air on Tuesday 16th July as more than 200 undergraduates and approximately 100 postgraduates graduated from SOCSI. More


Research results continue to make the news

10 July 

Research on the Skills and Employment Survey 2012 directed by Professor Alan Felstead continues to have impact following another successful launch event in Wales. More


Workers in Wales make the best of a bad job

8 July

Workers in Wales are happier than they are elsewhere in Britain, despite jobs being lower paid and less skilled, according to a national survey carried out by the School of Social Sciences. More


The Global Auction: SOCSI research featured in prestigious international journal

2 July

Professor Phillip Brown has contributed to an article in the World Policy Journal, a prestigious publication associated with the World Policy Institute in New York. More


Improving community health and well-being through innovative research

1 July

A new research project led by the Cardiff School of Social Sciences will use creative arts practices to help inform health-related policy and service development. More


Making social scientists count

28 June

A Cardiff team has attempted to revolutionise social science teaching in the UK to address the ‘quantitative deficit’ of students engaging with numbers and statistics. More


Scholarship opportunity for postgraduate students

14 June

A major new scholarship scheme for 2013/14 entry has been launched by Cardiff University to help support talented postgraduate students. More


AHRC/ESRC Doctoral Studentship 2013

13 June

Applications are being sought for a prestigious (+3) full time PhD: ‘Representations of community health and well-being: the role of creative arts in generating evidence for policy and action'. More


Innovation and Impact success for SOCSI research

22 May

Two research projects at the School of Social Sciences have been recognised at this year’s prestigious Innovation and Impact awards. More


A climate of fear: employees face greater stress and job insecurity while working harder

20 May 

Britain’s employees are feeling more insecure and pressured at work than at any time in the past 20 years, national survey results show. More


SOCSI Fellows of the Learned Society of Wales

15 May

Professors Alan Felstead, Barbara Adam and Harry Collins have been elected as Fellows of the Learned Society of Wales. More


Double Nominee for Best Paper Award

15 May

Two papers by Professor Alan Felstead have been nominated for the British Sociological Association's Best Paper Award. More


ESRC Doctoral Studentship 2013: ‘The reflexive imperative and the third age’

30 April

Applications are being sought for a prestigious (+3) full time PhD Studentship, to be based in the Cardiff School of Social Sciences, beginning in October 2013. More


Risk expert predicted MMR crisis a decade ago

29 April

A Cardiff academic who predicted the current MMR crisis in Swansea a decade ago has warned the UK and Welsh governments to be even more direct about the case for vaccination. More


Replace police stations with 'cops in shops'

29 April

A new report authored by Professor Martin Innes of the Universities’ Police Science Institute (UPSI) urges police chiefs not to put ‘buildings before bobbies'. More


Using numbers to understand society

26 April

SOCSI recently hosted an Infographics day, in collaboration with CPLAN and JOMEC, to show local sixth form students how numbers can be used to help better understand our society. More


Study shows a rise in demand for people with degrees

24 April

Findings from the national Skills and Employment Survey of more than 3,000 workers aged 20-60 show that across the job market there are now more posts requiring degrees than ever before. More


World-leading criminologist advises schools to address terrorism as part of curriculum

24 April

Professor Mike Levi comments on why the school curriculum in Wales should encourage teachers to discuss with pupils the reasons why people become extremists. More


Dr Sara Delamont honoured for outstanding contribution to British sociology

23 April

Dr Delamont, Reader at the School of Social Sciences, has been selected as this year’s winner of the British Sociological Association Distinguished Service to British Sociology Award. More


Funding boost for social care research in Wales

17 April

The School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University is pleased to announce significant new funding (more than £0.5M) for research in the field of children's social care. More


Better protecting victims of anti-social behaviour

4 April 

The most detailed analysis of the experiences of Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) victims ever conducted in this country has been used by a team at the Universities’ Police Science Institute (UPSI) to identify, for the first time, those police force areas with the highest percentage of victims at greater risk of harm from ASB, in a way that will help forces better tailor their responses. More


Understanding Human and Technical Factors to Combat Cybercrime

26 March

Cardiff University Cyber Security and Cyber Crime experts have been awarded £1.2M to study the human and technical factors in cybercrime. More


Forecasting the Future with Big Social Data

21 March

Internationally recognised social and computer scientists at the Cardiff Online Social Media Observatory (COSMOS) will analyse tweets to help predict offline social behaviour. More


Dr Sally Holland blogs for World Social Work Day

19 March

To commemorate World Social Work Day (19 March), Reader in Social Work at the School of Social Sciences, Dr Sally Holland, has blogged about her research on safeguarding children. More


SOCSI criminologist joins Government cyber crime reduction partnership

18 March 

Dr Matthew Williams has been invited by Security Minister James Brokenshire and David Willetts to join the UK Cyber Crime Reduction Partnership (CCRP). More


Ysgoloriaethau Ymchwil 2013-14 y Coleg Cymraeg - Coleg Cymraeg Research Scholarship Scheme 2013-14

15 March

Mae’r Ysgol yn gwahodd ceisiadau am ysgoloriaethau ymchwil cyfrwng Cymraeg wedi eu cyllido drwy Gynllun Ysgoloriaethau Ymchwil y Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol. Mwy.


Google supports study into on-line 'hate' behaviour

11 March

Researchers at the School of Social Sciences have joined forces with internet giants Google in a bid to help understand ‘hate speech’ on social media like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. More.


Undergraduate Dissertation Conference 2013

7 March

Saint David’s Day this year was extra special because it coincided with the Undergraduate Dissertation Conference at SOCSI. More.


Disabled employees more likely to experience ill-treatment at work

5 March

Employees with disabilities are twice as likely to be attacked at work and experience higher rates of insults, ridicule and intimidation, a new study has found. More.


International honour for advancing environmental social science research

21 February

Susan Baker, Professor at the School of Social Sciences and researcher at the University’s Sustainable Places Research Institute, has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry. More.


Governing pollution from ships

20 February

A new Cardiff University research report has raised concerns about the effectiveness of current international regulations to control air pollution from ships. More.


Reflections on a career as an Intelligence Officer

19 February

The Vice-Chancellor and the School of Social Sciences were delighted to welcome Baroness Eliza Manningham-Buller to the University recently to offer reflections and insights into her time as head of the MI5. More


Does Wales need a public health bill?

19 February

As the Welsh Government asks the people of Wales for their views on whether the country needs new legislation to improve and protect our health, Adam Fletcher, from the Cardiff School of Social Sciences, has offered his thoughts. More


SOCSI part of major cyber security research project

30 January

Cyber security inside and out: Protecting business from cyber threats within. More


Professor Ewart Keep quoted in a Guardian article on the British economy

29 January

...but a graduate with a history degree from a former poly soon learned the truth of this verdict from Ewart Keep, economist at Cardiff University: "Statistically, he's unlikely to earn any more than if he'd simply left school at 18." And that was before the slump. More.


Blog Cop: Police officer’s blog wins prestigious mental health award

25 January

A Cardiff School of Social Sciences alumnus has received a prestigious award for his blog on policing and mental health. More


Connecting Welsh communities: £2.4M to engage communities in key decisions

23 January

An innovative programme designed to engage people across South Wales in decisions that affect their communities has been given the go-ahead thanks to a £2.4m funding boost from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). More


In Vitro Meat: Fad or the future?

16 January

The world’s first laboratory-grown hamburger has been produced by scientists in Maastricht. Watch a video of Dr Neil Stephens discuss the potential sociological impact of this new technology. More


World-leading Masters in Education module launched

10 January

Education Minister welcomes first cohort of teachers to flagship Masters programme. More


Professor Huw Beynon awarded honorary doctorate by Durham University

9 January

Professor Huw Beynon of the Cardiff School of Social Sciences will be awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters by Durham University on 11th January 2013. More.


Violence and domestic abuse in Wales

5 December

Dr Amanda Robinson has been serving as a member of the Welsh Government's Task and Finish Group to advise on a new White Paper on 'legislation to end violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence in Wales'. More.


Sex and gender analysis in medical research

4 December

Professor Teresa Rees, from the Cardiff School of Social Sciences, outlined the importance of paying attention to sex and gender analysis in medical research at the Gender and Excellence Symposium at the Medical University of Vienna on 29th November. More.


Professor Teresa Rees to receive an honorary degree from Bath University

4 December

Professor Teresa Rees, from the Cardiff School of Social Sciences, is one of four people set to receive a honorary degree from the University of Bath this week in recognition of her work assisting employers to deliver equal pay. More


Deputy Minister visits SOCSI to launch new social services initiative

30 November

Gwenda Thomas AM, Deputy Minister for Children and Social Services, visited the Cardiff School of Social Sciences (SOCSI) on 29th November 2012 to launch the new Citizen Panel initiative. More.


Why not join in on our forum events and meet the MEP team?

13 November

The MEP programme will be hosting a number of Virtual Open Evenings via Twitter and Facebook where we will have academic and administrative staff on line poised and ready to answer all of your MEP queries. There is also the opportunity  to visit us at the Cardiff University School of Social Sciences Open Evening for Postgraduate students. More


Launch of WISERD Education: Advancing education research in Wales

5 November

The Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods (WISERD) has secured a £1M investment into the development of education research in Wales with the establishment of WISERDEDUCATION. More.


SOCSI hosts Question Time event for care leavers in Wales

29 October

The Childhood Research Group at the School of Social Sciences (SOCSI) recently hosted a Question Time event, providing the opportunity for looked after young people and care leavers from across Wales to quiz a panel of policy makers and service providers. More.


ESRC Doctoral Studentships 2013

October 26

Four ESRC doctoral studentships, covering a wide range of fields, are available within the Cardiff School of Social Sciences for 2013. More.


Professor Jonathan Scourfield blogs about J.K. Rowling’s portrayal of social work in her new book

October 24

Jonathan Scourfield, Professor of Social Work at the School of Social Sciences, has contributed an article to Community Care’s Children’s Services Blog about J.K. Rowling’s first published book for adults, The Casual Vacancy. More.


Two weeks’ intensive learning programme in Ankara, Turkey

19 October

SOCSI has partnered with Middle East Technical University Ankara, Turkey to send bright postgraduate students to attend an intensive two weeks programme of lectures and fieldwork. More.


Professor Alan Felstead demonstrates the usefulness of labour market surveys to European analysts

16 October

Professor Alan Felstead, Cardiff School of Social Sciences, gave a keynote address to the third conference of the European Network on Regional Labour Market Monitoring at Krakow University of Economics, Poland last week (11-12 October 2012). More.

Professor Ralph Fevre to showcase work on ill-treatment in the workplace

8 October

Professor Ralph Fevre will be showcasing research done within the Cardiff School of Social Sciences on the topic of ill-treatment in the workplace at four events scheduled across November and December. More.


Professor Gareth Rees discusses GSCE exam figures in the Western Mail

8 October

Professor Gareth Rees, of the Cardiff School of Social Sciences, has recently commented in the Western Mail on this years GCSE exam figures. More.


Professor Jonathan Scourfield comments on depression in middle aged men

25 September

Professor Jonathan Scourfield, Cardiff School of Social Sciences, has commented in The Times on depression in middle aged men. More.


Dr Alyson Rees appointed to the Care Council of Wales

25 September

Dr Alyson Rees, Senior Lecturer at the Cardiff School of Social Sciences, has been appointed as a new member of the Care Council for Wales by the Deputy Minister for Children and Social Services. More.


New and unique Masters in Education puts Wales top of the class

24 September

Education Minister, Leighton Andrews today (Monday 24th September) met Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) who have expressed an interest in a new Masters programme, which will place Wales at the international forefront of teacher professional development. More.


'Men, Suicide and Society', a report co-authored by Prof Scourfield, features in Samaritans 'We're in your Corner' campaign

24 September

'We're in Your Corner', a campaign focussing on the risk of suicide to middle aged men of low socio-economic position, was launched by the Samaritans last week. One of the main elements of the campaign is a research report, entitled 'Men, Suicide and Society: Why disadvantaged men in mid-life die by suicide', co-authored by Professor Jonathan Scourfield of the Cardiff School of Social Sciences. More.


Prof Michael Bloor's Research on the Shipping Industry Appears on BBC Wales

20 September

Professor Michael Bloor, of the Seafarers International Research Centre as the Cardiff School of Social Sciences, has written a damning report on the shipping in industry in the form of the classic poem, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. This work was recently reported by BBC Wales here. The full poem, entitled The Rime of the Globalised Mariner can be read here.


Prof Martin Innes Talks to the Western Mail About Collaboration in Wales' Four Police Forces

19 September

Professor Martin Innes, Director of the University's Police Science Institute, comments on whether collaboration is the key to the survival of Wales' four police forces The article is available on page 21 of the Western Mail from 19th September 2012 and can also be read online here.


Resources Now Available from the Equality2020 Conference

18 September

Resources, such as the speeches and presentations, delivered at the Equality2020 conference on 11th September 2012, are now available to online. To view these resources and more information about the conference please click here.

Mae fersiwn Cymraeg o'r tudalennau hyn ar gael yma.


Professor Mark Drakeford AM Talks to the Western Mail About Stillbirths in Wales

17 September

Professor Mark Drakeford AM, School of Social Sciences, outlines why new measures are needed to raise awareness, and rates, of stillbirths in Wales. More.


The Universities’ Police Science Institute (UPSI) Praised for Groundbreaking Partnership with the South Wales Police

17 September

The Home Secretary has praised the Universities’ Police Science Institute at Cardiff University and South Wales Police for their innovative and ground-breaking partnership. More.


Equalities Minister Stresses that Partnership Working is the Key to an Equal Wales at SOCSI Conference

17 September

While addressing the 'Equality 2020: Creating Our Vision for Wales' conference, organised by the Welsh Government and the Cardiff School of Social Sciences, Equalities Minister Jane Hutt stressed the importance of working together, in partnership, to make Wales a fair and equal country. More.


Professor Gareth Rees Interviewed on BBC Wales Today

17th September

Professor Gareth Rees was interviewed on BBC Wales Today on 12th September about the wider implications surrounding the GCSE regrading issue between England and Wales. More.


eCrime Reduction Partnership Mapping Study Launched

11 September

The eCrime Reduction Partnership Mapping Study, a report written by Professor Michael Levi and Dr Matthew Williams, was launched at the School of Social Sciences last night to a full audience. More.


Visit Day 2012

10 September

Are you heading to Cardiff on Friday 14th September for Visit Day 2012? Find out more here.


Media Coverage for Dr Nick Johns

10 September

Dr Nick Johns of the School of Social Science at Cardiff University has recently appeared in the media twice in as many weeks. More.