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Organised by the Society strand in Education Studies with interdisciplinary focus on areas such as the sociology of childhood, education policy and inequality, learning and work, informal learning, feminist and gender pedagogy, as well as social justice and sustainable development
Congratulations to Catherine Stanford for being awarded the Outstanding Poster Presentation award at the IASSIDD World Congress in Glasgow.
The project title: Psychological Distress and Positive Gain in Mothers of Children with Autism, With or Without Other Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders
The co-collaborators on this project were Richard Hastings (University of Warwick), Deborah Riby (University of Durham), Heather Archer (previously MSc student at University of Durham), Sarah Page (previously MSc student at University of Durham), and Katie Cebula (University of Edinburgh)
There were approximately 40 other posters in her session, and Catherine’s poster was one of only two to receive this award. Many people commented on how well presented Catherine’s poster was, and her award is definitely well deserved! The award was presented by Prof. Colleen Adnams, the President Elect of IASSIDD (the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities).
Professor David Stark (CIM) and Professor Nick Chater (WBS) Event
Claire lost her Dad to mantle cell non-hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2014. Although Macmillan did not have a chance to offer personal support to him, as the cancer progressed too quickly, Claire is very keen to fundraise and support the charity – so others can have access to support they offer.
Welcome to Economics
We are delighted that you will be joining the Department of Economics this academic year.
Your first few weeks at the University and in our Department will be busy, and in order to help you settle in as quickly as possible, we have put together Induction pages of what will be happening and what you need to do during these weeks.
You will be receiving communications from us with your course joining instructions, but here are the quick links to the induction pages for specific cohorts of students.
Please refer back to this web page as other study programmes will be added.
We look forward to meeting you in person at one of our departmental welcome events.
Duncan Lees was interviewed for the BBC Radio 4 documentary "Branding Genius" https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p071kl7q about various aspects of how the "brand" of Shakespeare operates in education, in China and elsewhere.
Distance travelled and soft outcomes for long-term unemployed review
The feasibility of developing a methodology for measuring the distance travelled and soft outcomes for long-term unemployed people participating in Active Labour Market Programmes has just been published by the European Commission.
Sally-Anne Barnes and Sally Wright undertook the review as part of the ESF funded European Transnational Employment Platform Project led by AEIDL. The aim of the review was to establish the scope for application of 'Distance Travelled Models', which could be adapted by those supporting long-term employed integration.
Sally-Anne and Sally also delivered a half day workshop for the Slovenian public employment services to support the development of a distance travelled model for the labour market programmes.
New powers by the regulator Ofgem to set a maximum price for energy has meant an end to “healthy competition” between companies, finds a new study which recommends that it would be better to instead regulate the way consumers renew their contracts with gas or electricity firms.
Nicola Pratt, Reader of the International Politics of the Middle East in PAIS, has published, along with Dina Rezk (Reading) an op-ed discussing the lessons learned from the massacre of Muslim Brotherhood supporters in Egypt, six years ago.
You can read it here: https://theglobepost.com/2019/08/14/egypt-rabaa-anniversary/
Professor Kimberley Brownlee Will Deliver the 2019 Julius Stone Address at Sydney Law School, Australia
Professor Kimberley Brownlee will deliver the prestigious Julius Stone Address 2019 at the Julius Stone Institute of Jurisprudence, Sydney Law School, University of Sydney, on Tuesday 13 August 2019. Her Address is entitled 'Punishment and Precious Emotions: A Defence of a Hope Standard for Punishment'.
The Julius Stone Address, inaugurated in 2000, is an annual lecture given by a leading international scholar of jurisprudence and held at the Julius Stone Institute of Jurisprudence, which was opened in 1999 in recognition of the achievements of Julius Stone, who was Professor of Jurisprudence and International Law at the University of Sydney between 1942 and 1972.
The Address is attended by judges, academics, leading members of the legal profession and the wider community. Further information here: https://sydney.edu.au/law/our-research/research-centres-and-institutes/julius-stone-institute-of-jurisprudence.html
The Toxic News e-magazine was conceived as a result of the European Research Commission funded project Toxic Expertise hosted by the Sociology Department. The project examines competing claims about the health effects of pollution, focusing on the global petrochemical industry.
In this edition Diane Sicotte writes on the toxic relationship between fracking and plastics; Troy D Abel, Jonah White and Stacy Clauson examine environmental injustice in South Seattle; Sarah Marie Wiebe, Jen Bagelman and Laurence Butet-Roch explore the experience of indigenous peoples at the Aamjiwnaang First Nation reserve in Canada's 'Chemical Valley'; Sophia Jaworski suggests we move beyond environmental injustices associated with proximity of industry towards interrogating the toxicity of everyday landscapes. Finally Angelo Raffaele Ippolito explores the moral struggles of a community in Taranto, Southern Italy, faced with industrial pollution from the largest steel mill in Europe.