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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

Plight of seafarers’ living conditions highlighted

7 July 2022

COVID-19 has heightened the need for better living conditions, academic says

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Study highlights harm mothers and their children experience in the UK asylum system

6 June 2022

A PhD research student at Cardiff University’s School of Social Sciences has found that relationships between mothers and children are strained by the UK’s asylum system, with little support available for mothers.

Cardiff University pays tribute to Bobi Jones as it returns to Urdd National Eisteddfod

27 May 2022

Thousands expected to attend youth festival, where the University has a busy programme of events and will sponsor the Learner’s Medal

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New study finds many Black communities living in a “pandemic within a pandemic”

24 May 2022

Research Fellow at School of Social Sciences finds link between the COVID-19 pandemic and the BLM movement.

School celebrates excellent results in REF 2021

12 May 2022

Sociology and Education achieve excellent research impact, quality and environment results.

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Professor of Sociology elected to prestigious Welsh Fellowship

11 May 2022

Professor Sin Yi Cheung elected as a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales.

How young people learn about relationships and sexuality subject of new research project

26 April 2022

Data being gathered in collaboration with the NSPC

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Creating a National Care Service in Wales

1 April 2022

Director of Social Work appointed to expert panel on health and social care

Menthol cigarettes used by three fifths of young smokers in Wales prior to their ban

14 March 2022

Flavoured cigarette use by children has been overlooked, study finds

New data raises “important questions” about consistency of support for children in care

11 March 2022

Social workers and leaders in children’s social care were asked for their views on provision in Wales

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New for 2022: MSc International Criminology and Criminal Justice

23 February 2022

An international approach to the study of crime and crime control

Report calls for urgent action on climate change inequality

15 February 2022

Study shows poorer people are least responsible but most likely to experience effects of emergency