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Youth Climate Assembly 2nd February 11:30-14:00 Helen Martin Studio (WAC)
Over the course of 2022, a team of Warwick researchers, external artists, and young people from schools in Coventry have been working collaboratively and creatively in response to the global climate crisis and the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
This event is in partnership with Sarah Shalgosky (Curator of the Mead Gallery, WAC) and WAC’s Creative Learning team.
We will showcase these three interrelated creative arts education Impact projects, exploring how they have used drama, dance, digital arts, creative writing, and performance poetry as ways of navigating the messy, complex, and often overwhelming topics of climate change and environmental degradation.
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CEDAR Seminar on Thursday 17th February 2022 (11am-12pm)
We will be joined by Dr Jo Moss from the University of Surrey, who will be speaking about “Understanding atypical patterns of autism in individuals with genetic syndromes associated with intellectual disability”. If you are interested in attending this seminar, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the joining details.
About the speaker
Dr Jo Moss is a Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Surrey where she runs the Neurodevelopmental Disorders Research Lab (Home | Mysite (ndevresearchlab.com)). Through her research, Jo aims to better understand social, emotional and cognitive diversity in individuals with a range of neurodevelopmental conditions.
Individuals with genetic syndromes associated with intellectual disability are significantly more likely to present with social-communication difficulties that are consistent with a diagnosis of autism compared to the wider intellectual disability and general populations. However, there is significantly lower recognition of autism in clinical practice within the genetic syndrome population, contributing to poorer long-term prognosis. In this talk I will discuss the factors that confound assessment and diagnosis of autism and related characteristics in these populations and consider wider implications for understanding the development and presentation of autism.
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Exploring the Social Aspects of Driverless Cars
Workshop, Friday December 2
The Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies (CIM) - University of Warwick
Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) - University of Warwick
University of the Arts, London
Societal acceptance of driverless technology is a key objective of today’s innovation drive. Most current research in this area, however, relies on a limited set of methods, namely survey research, user studies and behaviourial analysis. Creative methods like design research and issue mapping can complement these existing approaches by bringing to light still hidden social implications of innovation in a participatory way. As driverless cars have the potential to transform society – and indeed the very relations between innovation, government and public life - it becomes crucial that we investigate these less obvious, latent social implications. To enable public understanding and facilitate societal engagement with driverless futures, we need creative methods.
This one-day event at the University of Warwick will bring to bring together a small group of social scientists, design researchers, engineers and policy makers in order to develop research agendas for public engagement and societal acceptance of driverless cars using creative methods. The workshop has been organised by Dr. Noortje Marres (CIM), Dr. Rebecca Cain (WMG) and Dr. Lucy Kimbell (Univeristy of the Arts London) with Dr. Ana Gross (CIM) and Mr. Arun Ulahannan (WMG).
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Professor Peter Elias, CBE, Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences
Professor Peter Elias, CBE, of IER has been conferred as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. This Fellowship is a huge accolade. Fellows are drawn from academics, practitioners and policymakers, marking the impact of their work through the use of social science for public benefit.
Professor Chris Warhurst, Director of IER said:
‘It is another indication of the very high esteem with which Peter is held for his work on, amongst other things over the past thirty years, occupational classification schemes in the UK and internationally and, more recently, developing protocols for the use of Big data for the OECD countries.’
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PAIS: Rises to 2nd in Times / Sunday Times Good University Guide
We are delighted to announce that the Department of Politics and International Studies (PAIS) at the University of Warwick has moved up to joint 2nd place out of 79 UK Politics Departments in The Times/The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023. This prestigious league table continues to place us 1st in the Russell Group for both ‘teaching quality’ and ‘student experience’.
Professor Matthew Clayton, Head of PAIS, commented: “It is always really pleasing when the collaborative efforts of staff and students to sustain an inclusive and productive learning environment are recognised in national league tables. PAIS is a special department in which every member of the community is supported to find their own voice by engaging with the best scholarship in our discipline. I congratulate colleagues and students alike for their work and look forward to our building on this consistent success in the future.”
Dr Justin Greaves, Director of Student Experience and Progression, commented: “This is brilliant news for the PAIS Department and all our students, alumni, and staff. It follows our great success in the 2022 National Student Survey (NSS) where we were once again 1st out of all Politics departments in the Russell Group in all categories, including 1st for overall student satisfaction. These consistent results are a testament to the hard work and brilliance of everyone who works and studies in PAIS, along with our ethos as viewing students as partners, producers, and collaborators, and valuing and acting on student feedback. We will continue to place a strong emphasis on academic support, including on study choices, and employability and skills. I look forward to working with our incoming and returning students to ensure that the PAIS Department continues to go from strength to strength. Congratulations everyone!”
Thank you to all our students and staff for PAIS' continued success.
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