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School of Applied Social Studies

We provide an educational and research environment which promotes a culture of critical intellectual and practice enquiry in the social sciences based upon participation, inclusion and diversity.

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23 Jul 2024

MSocSc Voluntary and Community Sector Management is now recruiting for Sept. 2024.

What is the MSocSc Voluntary & Community Sector Management? The MSocSc Voluntary and Community Sector Management is an interdisciplinary, part-time postgraduate degree specifically designed for those wishing to develop or advance their career in the voluntary and/or community sector. It is suitable both for those already working in the sector and those who work allied to it - for example, people working in the public sector who work closely with the community or voluntary sector.
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04 Jul 2024

New Masters: Superdiversity in Education, Organisations and Society (SEOS).

SEOS, an interdisciplinary two-year joint Masters Programme offered by eight world-class European universities, pooling their internationally renowned expertise in engaged research on the topic of superdiversity.
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07 Jun 2024

The First Health Strategy for Roma in Cork & Kerry was launched in June 2024.

“Te Rodel Nevo Drom” (We are looking for A New Way), the first Health Strategy for Roma in Cork and Kerry was launched on May 28th,in Tralee International Resource Centre (TIRC) by Priscilla Lynch, Head of Primary Care HSE. Dr Patricia Kennedy, School of Applied Social Studies, UCC who researched and wrote the strategy with two Roma peer researchers (‘experts by experience’) Marcela Venzel and Isac Ianko.
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07 Mar 2024

Webinar #6: Decision making, assessment and risk in social work

Decision making, assessment and risk in social work Click to watch (a new window will open) Presenter: Professor Brian Taylor, Ulster University, Northern Ireland Find out more about his new co-edited book: The Sage Handbook of Decision Making, Assessment and Risk in Social Work (2023)
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