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Shortlisted for Prestigious SAGE Prize

22 February 2016

Can small acts of urban care, maintenance and cleaning make for a good city?

Gravitational waves

Studying the scientists

17 February 2016

Gravitational waves, knowledge formation, and the nature of science

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Outstanding Academic Title award

15 February 2016

Professor Paul Atkinson’s book, For Ethnography, named as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2015

Child Research

Raising the educational attainment of looked after children in Wales

8 February 2016

CASCADE research helps inform new Welsh Government strategy

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Choosing active role models to inspire girls

4 February 2016

New study aims to provide sustained changes in physical activity and increase awareness of cancer-preventative behaviours in girls

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The best route out of poverty?

1 February 2016

New study on in-work poverty and policy in the UK

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Tackling child poverty in Wales

27 January 2016

Conference presents latest findings

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Young people positive about Merthyr Tydfil

27 January 2016

Research reveals perceptions of stigmatised locations

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Challenging deficit models of poverty

19 January 2016

Research event will challenge the increasing tendency of policy-makers to treat poverty as the fault of specific groups or individuals

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The Refusal of Work

13 January 2016

New publication explores the theory and practice of resistance to work

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Influential social work researcher joins University

8 January 2016

One of the UK’s leading researchers in social work has joined the University and will help further its reputation for impact and research excellence in social sciences.

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Bourdieu: The Next Generation

7 January 2016

PhD student co-edits book on applying influential sociologist’s work to contemporary issues

Recognising outstanding contribution to teaching practice

6 January 2016

Students enrolled on the Masters in Educational Practice (MEP) in the School of Social Sciences will now have the opportunity to win a new award for the outstanding teacher inquiry report submitted as part of their final research projects.

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Tackling sexual harassment

3 December 2015

New Young people’s guide on safe and creative ways to promote gender equalities for respectful relationships

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Cardiff among leading Welsh research showcased

25 November 2015

Event to celebrate social sciences in society

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Good breakfast, good grades?

17 November 2015

New study demonstrates significant link between breakfast consumption and educational outcomes

Child Research

Educational challenges facing Wales’s looked-after children

11 November 2015

Study highlights that just 2.4% of looked-after children progress to university

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Role of social science in society to be showcased by university

9 November 2015

Programme of events to celebrate UK-wide Festival of Social Sciences

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ESRC Festival of Social Science

3 November 2015

The School of Social Sciences has organised a range of events for this year’s ESRC Festival of Social Sciences, a week-long celebration of social sciences across the UK. 

Personalisation in children’s social work

30 October 2015

Study reveals the cultural barriers and practical challenges facing the introduction of personal budgets in children’s social work