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Graphic Moves

8 June 2015

Young Merthyr artists team up with Cardiff University to explore their relationships with their community

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Funding boost for the National Centre for Population Health and Wellbeing Research

26 May 2015

Cardiff University, alongside partner universities Swansea and Bangor, has been awarded £2,249,927 to lead the National Centre for Population Health and Wellbeing Research (NCPHWR), an all-Wales Research Centre.

Global opportunity centre launched

Four undergraduates win overseas placements for summer 2015

25 May 2015

Four of our second-year undergraduates – Sarah Fuller, Carly-jo Rosselli, Megan Belcher and Merilynn Pratt – have been awarded overseas summer placements in New York and Dortmund.

Merthyr Rising festival logo

Flagship University engagement project supports tribute to historical debate

13 May 2015

Cardiff University's Strong Communities, Healthier People project (SCHeP) will this year sponsor the Waun Common debates, as part of the Merthyr Rising Festival 2015.

Welsh Government placements

School of Social Science undergraduates secure paid placements with Welsh Government

1 May 2015

Harry Corin, Lizzie Harris and Carly-jo Rosselli – second year undergraduates at the School of Social Sciences - have successfully secured one year paid placements on the Welsh Government's Social Research Internship Scheme.  

Graphic Moves

Graphic Moves: dynamic exhibition is the next step in the Productive Margins programme

29 April 2015

From Friday May 1st to Sunday May 3rd, The Abacus Gallery in Cardiff will house an exhibition of film, sculpture, and sound created by young artists from Merthyr Tydfil.

E-cigarette use among Welsh teenagers

16 April 2015

New research suggests many adolescents try e-cigarettes, but few become regular users

Twitter helps predict hung parliament

30 March 2015

Researchers from Cardiff and Manchester have used Twitter to predict election result

School Health Research Network

The School Health Research Network: achievements and future plans event

25 March 2015

This seminar took place at Cardiff University on Thursday 19 March sharing the network's achievements with representatives from research, policy and practice

Cardiff University research centre awarded grant for research with looked after children in Wales

24 March 2015

The Big Lottery Fund Wales has awarded a coalition of charities, including Cardiff University's Children's Social Care Research and Development Centre (CASCADE), £4.75 million to improve outcomes for children living in foster care, residential children's homes and kinship care.

World social work day

Promoting the dignity and worth of peoples: World social work day at the School of Social Sciences

18 March 2015

Tuesday 17 March marked a celebration of social work across the world. The School of Social Sciences hosted the Wales event.

Prof David James

School of Social Sciences academic elected as Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences

16 March 2015

The Academy of Social Sciences confirmed on Friday 13 March that it had conferred the award of Fellow on a number of leading social scientists.

Emma Renold

Opposition parties accept Welsh Government bill following changes driven by Cardiff academic

13 March 2015

Research by Professor Emma Renold, School of Social Sciences, was this week credited as one of the catalysts for significant amendments to the Welsh Government's Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence bill.   


Emmjane Milton at Chitkara University

Masters in Educational Practice team strike up international relationship with Chitkara University

4 March 2015

Emmajane Milton, Senior Lecturer and Lead Mentor for the Masters in Educational Practice, has recently returned from hosting a mentoring for professional development conference by invitation of Chitkara University, India.

School of Social Sciences offers full international scholarship

25 February 2015

The School of Social Sciences is delighted to offer one full scholarship of £14,000 to an international student accepted on one of our postgraduate taught programmes.

School of Social Sciences recognised for equality and diversity

23 February 2015

The Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) has announced that the School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University has been recognised for a commitment to advancing gender equality in higher education.

Flagship Civil Society Research Centre Enjoys Official Inauguration

4 February 2015

The Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD) will celebrate the launch of its flagship WISERD Civil Society Research Centre on Thursday 5th February, 2015. 

Sally Holland

Cardiff Professor Appointed as Children’s Commissioner for Wales

28 January 2015

Cardiff University's Professor Sally Holland has today been appointed as the new Children's Commissioner for Wales.

Care, Uncertainty and Intergenerational Ethics – Dr Christopher Groves

19 January 2015

Palgrave Macmillan recently published Care, Uncertainty and Intergenerational Ethics, a book by Dr Christopher Groves, School of Social Sciences.

Professor Harry Collins

'TV refs to save football officials' says Professor Harry Collins

15 January 2015

Professor Harry Collins, known for doubting the accuracy of Hawkeye, has questioned the use of goal-line technology following a conference in Lisbon.