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School of Social Sciences news

Cyber Crime

As crime changes, so must policing approaches

8 October 2015

New research sheds light on “grave threat” of economic cybercrime

Building international research collaborations

7 October 2015

A number of our academics have successfully secured Cardiff University International Collaboration Seedcorn funding to support both incoming and outgoing international collaborative research activities; some of which are combined with an international student placement.

State of the Campus, 2015

Students tackle issues close to the heart in State of the Campus project

5 October 2015

For a number of years the School of Sciences has run the ‘State of the Campus’ research project in the first week of term for returning second year students.

Carly-jo and Sarah in NYC

Successful summer in New York for two students

1 October 2015

Two final year Social Science students – Carly-jo Rosselli and Sarah Fuller – have recently returned to Cardiff having just completed summer placements at the Murphy Institute.

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Scientists combat cyber-attacks on Twitter

30 September 2015

University researchers develop intelligent system to identify malicious links spread through social media

Graduation

Catchment 22: school and local authority impact university chances

24 September 2015

New research shows HE participation differs according to postcode

After Paul Atkinson: the future of three research areas

23 September 2015

The School of Social Sciences recently hosted a two day event looking forward to developments in three key research areas.

School of Social Sciences academic recognised for contribution to educational research

15 September 2015

Dr Sara Delamont, Reader at the School of Social Sciences, received the British Educational Research Association’s John Nisbet Fellowship on Tuesday 15th September.

Conference to focus on how children in care can reach full potential

3 September 2015

For the first time in Wales, residential child care workers and foster carers will come together for a conference to discuss how to improve outcomes for children in care and those leaving care.

Dame Teresa Rees receiving DBE

Receiving my Damehood - Professor Emerita Dame Teresa Rees DBE FAcSS FLSW

28 August 2015

Professor Teresa Rees was awarded a Damehood for services to Social Sciences in the 2015 New Years Honours. In July she was invited to Windsor Castle to receive the accolade from the Queen. Here she shares her experience with us.

Alison Parken

Managers’ gender pay gap related to gender segregation and lack of promotion

26 August 2015

Dr Alison Parken, Senior Research Fellow and Director of Women Adding Value to the Economy programme, spoke to the BBC about the obstacles women face in the workplace

Social Data Science Lab finds link between social media and crime patterns

25 August 2015

Social and computer scientists at the Social Data Science Lab at Cardiff University have analysed tweets to help predict crime patterns in London.

Funding success supports the School of Social Sciences’ international research links

24 August 2015

Professor Helen Sampson, Director of the Seafarers International Research Centre, was the co-applicant on a successful funding bid of £85,665.

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Detecting crime using social media

12 August 2015

‘World-leading’ predictive tools will be used by Met Police to monitor real-time crime events.

Academic Studies in Education tops the Russell Group table in National Student Survey

12 August 2015

The results of the 2015 National Student Survey (NSS) show that the School of Social Sciences has come joint first for Education, both in the sector and the Russell group.

Abyd Quinn Aziz

Forging international links through University Erasmus programme

29 July 2015

Abyd Quinn Aziz, Lecturer at the School of Social Sciences, recently returned from an Erasmus trip to Austria.

Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data & Methods celebrates another successful annual conference

4 July 2015

The sixth Annual Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods Conference took place at Cardiff’s iconic Millennium Stadium at the end of June.

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Boosting health and wellbeing in Merthyr

1 July 2015

University teams up with communities in Merthyr Tydfil as part of flagship engagement project.

Will Hutton

Will Hutton to address Wales’ flagship social science conference

30 June 2015

Wales' largest social science conference is taking place at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium this week

Alan Evans, OBE

Alan Evans has services to Education honoured with OBE

18 June 2015

Alan Evans, a longstanding partner of the School of Social Sciences, has been awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours.