Trip to the Amazon Rainforest for winning Social Policy team15 December 2014Three BSc Social Policy students will be visiting the Amazon Rainforest next year; the first prize in the 2014 npower Future Leaders competition. The competition challenges students to create a project that has a positive environmental impact and a lasting legacy at their University campus.
Professor Gordon delivers the Allama Iqbal Lecture in Pakistan10 December 2014Professor David Gordon of the Centre for the Study of Poverty and Social Justice was given the honour of presenting the Allama Iqbal Lecture in Islamabad on the 4 December 2014 at the 30th Annual Conference of the Pakistan Institute of Development Economists (PIDE).
First prize in poster competition in Annual Congress of the European Childhood Obesity Group for Dr Sibylle Kranz18 November 2014Congratulations to Dr. Sibylle Kranz from the Centre for Exercise, Nutrition, and Health Sciences, for winning the first prize of the poster competition at the Annual Congress of the European Childhood Obesity Group (ECOG) for her Master's student's research on children's diet behaviour: Baker S, McCabe S, Payne C, Kranz S, "Children’s self-reported liking of child-friendly shaped fruit and vegetable snacks: Does shape influence liking?"
Prof. David Berridge comments on BBC Radio Bristol radio programme 11 November 2014Professor David Berridge of the Centre for Family Policy and Child Welfare participated in a BBC Radio Bristol radio programme yesterday morning (10 November 2014] to discuss the recent decision by a local theme park (Puxton Park in Weston-super-Mare) to bar entry to single males and females in a bid to 'prevent child abuse'.
New book by School honorary scholars: Hearing the Voices of the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Communities - Inclusive Community Development11 November 2014The past decade has seen increased interest in, and attention to, the place of Gypsies, Roma, and Travellers (GRT) in both political and media circles, but the problems they face nonetheless remain relatively unknown. Underpinned by radical community development and equality theories, This book—much of it written by GRT activists—is the first to chart the history of and contemporary developments in GRT community activism, describing this community’s struggle for rights against a backdrop of intense discrimination throughout Europe.
Dr Jo Staines invited to speak at BAAF 'Alternatives to Custody' Roundtable on 11 November10 November 2014Dr Jo Staines has been invited to speak at the BAAF Alternatives to Custody Roundtable event on 11 November 2014, drawing on her research into the use of foster care for children on remand. The Roundtable is part of the BAAF-led two-year international project exploring specialist fostering for children in conflict with the law, co-financed by the EC’s ‘Daphne III’ child-friendly justice initiative.
A second round of ESRC Impact Acceleration Awards 5 November 2014A second round of the University’s ESRC-funded Impact Acceleration Account has funded five Social Science projects to a total of £60,000.
The University of Bristol’s ESRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) has been designed to enable rapid response to knowledge exchange and impact development opportunities, usually in collaboration with non-academic partners. The funding available ranges from £100+ for Impact Travel Awards, to £20,000 for Impact Projects and Knowledge Exchange Secondments.
Dr Heather Ottaway interviewed regarding implications of new National Adoption Service for Wales4 November 2014Dr Heather Ottaway, Centre for Family Policy and Child Welfare at the School for Policy Studies, was interviewed on BBC Radio Wales’ Good Morning Wales show on 1 November 2014, discussing the new National Adoption Service in Wales and its implications for the provision of comprehensive adoption support services. The new National Adoption Service launches on 5th November.
Evaluation of Gloucestershire DVSAP trafficking and grooming project published4 November 2014Researchers Dr Emma Williamson and Dr Natasha Mulvihill at the Centre for Gender and Violence Studies, University of Bristol have delivered an evaluation of the Trafficking and Grooming (T&G) Project in Gloucestershire that finds the project has delivered reduced child sexual exploitation risks for two thirds of individuals supported.
Higher Education Academy fellowships awarded to MSc NPAPH lecturers28 October 2014The School congratulates Drs. Angeliki Papadaki, Simon Sebire and Laura Johnson, lecturers in the Centre for Exercise Nutrition and Health Sciences, who have all been successful in becoming Fellows of the Higher Education Academy, the UK authority for excellence in teaching and learning.
Study of adoption disruption impact on policy20 October 2014The DfE funded study ‘Beyond the Adoption Order: challenges interventions and disruptions' was published by Professor Julie Selwyn, working with Sarah Meakings and Dinithi Wjedesa at the beginning of 2014 and is the first national study of adoption disruption.
Biggest ever impact factor increase for Bristol university journal 'Policy & Politics'13 October 2014The journal Policy & Politics, managed by the School for Policy Studies, announces its biggest ever increase in the world's journal rankings. Its impact factor jumped by 72% this year (to 1.302) placing it 13th out of the 46 journals worldwide in Public Administration. It has a proven track record in spanning academic and practitioner debates and its website and blog reach a variety of audiences across all parts of the world.
WTWP events announced for 'Parenting with Support'7 October 2014WTPN is pleased to announce three free regional conferences: Birmingham – 18 November | Exeter – 25 November | London – 2 December The conferences will provide you with up-to-date information on policy and practice as well as reports on key initiatives in your region.
Prof. Marianne Hester on BBC Inside Out West tonight at 7.30pm on BBC16 October 2014Professor Marianne Hester, Centre for Gender and Violence Research, is featured on the BBC1 TV programme 'Inside Out West' tonight [6 October 2014] discussing the recent case of domestic homicide in Cheltenham, the rise in domestic homicide cases in the West of England and the links to cuts in policing.
New accessible video for Disability & Society30 September 2014The journal Disability & Society is a major international journal in the field of Disability Studies, and has always had a policy of including and involving disabled people as authors, readers and reviewers.
Improving the health and wellbeing of young Bristolians17 September 2014A new project to improve the health of children across Bristol gets underway this month as experts from across the city join forces to tackle the inequalities faced by 20,000 youngsters living in poverty.
Launch of new Working Together with Parents Network website15 September 2014As you can see we have refreshed our website! We also have a new, members’ only, blog. The website provides an overviews of positive practice and what is happening around the UK. The blog is for in-depth discussion of between our members.
Men with long-term conditions demand better social care9 September 2014The social care sector needs to focus on gender-specific social and sexual needs when looking after men with debilitating long-term health conditions, a new study has found. Researchers at the University of Bristol looked at the views of 20 men, aged from 21 to 33, who have Duchenne muscular dystrophy – a life-limiting neuromuscular disease which gradually causes the muscles to weaken.
Scottish poverty study calls on governments to tackle rising deprivation20 August 2014The percentage of households falling below society’s minimum standard of living has increased from 14% to 33% over the last 30 years, despite the size of the economy doubling. This is one of the stark findings from the largest study of poverty and deprivation ever conducted in the UK.
Congratulations to all of our graduates15 July 2014The sunny gardens of 8 Priory Road were the setting for yesterday's graduation celebration, where our BSc Social Policy and BSc Childhood Studies graduates celebrated with sparkling elderflower and strawberries and cream. Two DSocSci students also graduated yesterday and were able to join the celebrations that included the presentation of awards for the best dissertations and best student contributions for both programmes.