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REF 2014

Cardiff University’s School of Social Sciences ranked top five in the UK for research quality

18 December 2014

The School of Social Sciences has been ranked in the top five for the quality of its research in Sociology and Education.

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Limitations of Welsh Government’s violence bill addressed by Professor Emma Renold on the BBC’s The Wales Report

10 December 2014

Professor Emma Renold, who leads the Gender and Sexualities Research Group in the School of Social Sciences, will feature on The Wales Report on BBC One Wales, Wednesday 10 December.

Women in Leadership seminar

Women in Leadership: Stereotypes, Structure and Change

4 December 2014

Nearly 100 people including academics and representatives of the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as members of the general public, attended the recent Women in Leadership seminar at Cardiff University.  

Criminology Professor presents at inaugural anti-corruption forum in Korea

3 December 2014

Mike Levi, Professor of Criminology at the School of Social Sciences, has been invited to speak at an anti-corruption forum at the Korean Institute of Criminology. The event will be attended by key Korean government officials and representatives from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the French and US governments, and the World Bank.

Mike Levi is presented with his Sellin-Glueck award

Criminology Professor wins prestigious Sellin-Glueck award

26 November 2014

Mike Levi, Professor of Criminology, was last week presented with the 2014 Sellin-Glueck award for comparative and international criminology - the highest award given by The American Society of Criminology to scholars from outside the USA.

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Learning from the community impacts of the Lee Rigby murder

25 November 2014

A study led by Professor Martin Innes, Director of the Universities' Police Science Institute, has looked at what lessons can be learned from the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby by analysing community reactions to the impacts of terrorist attacks.

Professor Emma Renold

Domestic abuse Bill ‘doesn’t go far enough’

24 November 2014

A leading Cardiff University academic will argue this week that a Welsh Government Bill designed to improve arrangements for the prevention of domestic abuse and sexual violence will fail if it doesn’t place education, children’s rights and children and young people’s own experiences at its heart.

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Sociology celebrates a half-century at Cardiff University

20 November 2014

The School of Social Sciences is celebrating 50 years of Sociology at Cardiff!

Ambitious new undergraduate programme addresses the need for numerate social science graduates

18 November 2014

The BSc in Social Analytics is a new interdisciplinary course on offer at the School of Social Sciences from September 2015.

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Wales Adoption Cohort Study hopes to support policy development and improve adoption services

10 November 2014

The number of children who were adopted in Wales in the year ending March 2014 rose by 5 percent on the previous year. However, many more children who cannot be brought up in their own family await a suitable adoptive placement and adoptive families may have short-term or ongoing needs for support.

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Collaborative Online Social Media Observatory contributes to potentially life-saving mobile app

31 October 2014

Research led by Professor Jonathan Scourfield has contributed to the creation of an online application designed to alert Twitter users if any of their friends show signs that they may be depressed or contemplating suicide.

Cardiff riding high in new international league table

31 October 2014

The inaugural US News & World Report Global Universities Rankings places Cardiff 19th in the UK, 72nd in Europe and 188th in the world.

School of Social Sciences’ unique new course accredited by the British Psychological Society

21 October 2014

A new addition to the School’s suite of Undergraduate programmes - the BSc in Human and Social Sciences – has received accreditation by the British Psychological Society (BPS).

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Cardiff University Q-Step Centre holds inaugural conference

3 October 2014

'Mainstreaming Quantitative Methods – Opportunities and Challenges’ was the topic of the inaugural Cardiff University Q-Step Centre conference held on campus recently.

Dr Emma Renold

Domestic abuse Bill ‘doesn’t go far enough’

23 September 2014

Childhood Studies Professor urges AMs to include education and young people’s own experiences at heart of Bill.

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Tackling gender pay equality in Wales

23 September 2014

Online search tool developed by School researchers allows women to see where they are being short-changed in their working lives.

Future Leaders Summit

Future Leaders Summit

2 September 2014

Cardiff student to represent UK at international public diplomacy event

Experts explore risks of sitting down at work

Experts explore risks of sitting down at work

1 September 2014

Health specialists from across Wales are gathering for a seminar on the risks of sedentary behaviour at work

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Discovering the impact of the horse meat scandal using social media

21 August 2014

Cardiff University researchers will discover public perceptions of the recent horse meat scandal for the first time by analysing social media data.

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Meet our new Head of School: Professor Amanda Coffey

21 August 2014

Professor Amanda Coffey has begun her role as the new Head of School for Social Sciences.