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“I had the privilege of being part of an excellent department in the School of Social Sciences.”

31 January 2023

Social and Public Policy (MSc) graduate Sally Bardayán Rivera chatted with us about her time at Cardiff University.

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Effect of economic turbulence on the experience of work to be investigated in study

30 January 2023

Skills and Employment Survey 2023 will examine how work has changed over the past six years

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Supporting the new Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) curriculum

24 January 2023

Free bi-lingual resources launched for teachers in Wales and England

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“My placement year got me a dream start to my career.”

16 January 2023

Placement student Amy blogs about her work experience year.

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“Social Work (MA) changed my life for the better”

4 January 2023

Social Work (MA) graduate Arzu Bokhari chatted with us about her experience as a social worker and her time with us on the course.

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School of Social Sciences staff scoop four prizes at Cardiff University’s Celebrating Excellence Awards 2022

19 December 2022

School of Social Sciences staff recognised for their achievements within the university.

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Making Well – a partnership for health and healing

6 December 2022

Fathom and Cardiff support wellbeing

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Adolescent wellbeing improved by online contact with close friends

1 December 2022

Frequent communication with ‘real life’ friends associated with better mental health in young people, but virtual-only friendships linked to lower wellbeing

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University celebrates Living Wage Week

22 November 2022

Employers and employees have celebrated #LivingWageWeek in Wales by marking Cardiff’s journey towards becoming a Living Wage City.

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Professor David James wins Sir Hugh Owen 2022 medal to make it three in a row for Cardiff University

21 November 2022

Professor David James third School of Social Sciences academic to receive the Hugh Owen Medal from the Learned Society of Wales for three consecutive years.

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UNICEF and the School of Social Sciences seek to support national statistical systems in the United Republic of Tanzania

18 November 2022

School of Social Sciences and UNICEF collaborate to help generate policy-relevant analysis to monitor child poverty and material deprivation.

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Significant funding granted for new research project to increase the sustainability of steel production

11 November 2022

School of Social Science professors to be influential in helping reshape steel production.

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School of Social Sciences PhD student wins special recognition at inaugural Cardiff University awards

28 October 2022

School of Social Sciences’ PhD student Rania Vamvaka was one of eight alumni to win a special recognition award.

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Second edition of major social media research methods handbook published

21 October 2022

The second edition of the SAGE Handbook for Social Media Research Methods focuses on methods for working with social media data across several platforms, the ethics of social media research, and issues of representation.

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Cardiff University professor first to receive a lifetime scholarship award from three societies of criminology

12 October 2022

Professor Mike Levi wins his latest criminology scholarship from the European Society of Criminology (ESC).

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School of Social Sciences staff host series of events for Black History Month

10 October 2022

Black History Month marked with three events in collaboration with Y Lab and sbarc|spark.

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Areas of the UK where more people voted remain saw smaller increases in hate crime following historic Brexit vote

5 October 2022

Researchers compared the effect of the vote on hate crime with other ‘trigger’ events

Children who started secondary school in 2021 were more likely to report elevated symptoms of depression, analysis shows

2 August 2022

Findings based on responses to two large national surveys of young people in Wales

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Cardiff University students past and present competing at Commonwealth Games

28 July 2022

Many developed their passion and skills for their sports while in Cardiff

Impact of research and teaching showcased at National Eisteddfod

28 July 2022

Events will examine topics including children’s rights, politics, science and history