17 Dec 2018
A successful CPD event on Social Media and Young People was held on the 29th November 2018 in the Digital Humanities Space in UCC. The event, which was organised by Micheál O'hAodáin, Catherine Forde and Dave O'Donovan from the School of Applied Social Studies, covered young people's use of social media and digital citizenship, the role of social media in influencing and generating social change, and policy and practice on young people's social media usage.
Speakers were Dr Debbie Ging, Associate Professor in the School of Communications at Dublin City University (DCU); Kathy O'Hare, radio documentary maker, researcher and youth worker and PhD candidate in Digital Humanities in UCC; and Fergal Harrington, specialist classroom teacher in digital technology and PhD candidate in the School of Education in UCC. 20 people attended the event; these included youth workers and other professionals working with young people.Read more
05 Dec 2018
Professor Fred Powell and Dr Margaret Scanlon from the School of Applied Social Studies were part of a research team whose report was launched in UCC last week.
The report Making a Difference: A Research Report on Student Volunteering in UCC shows that 46% of UCC students volunteered with local community organisations, clubs and campus groups in the last six months.
Over 2,000 students were surveyed from March to June 2018. Only 9% of respondents said that they had never volunteered, with a huge 85% saying they aimed to volunteer after college.
The research also shows that 32% of UCC's student volunteers contribute over 10 hours a month to volunteering.
30 Nov 2018
Applied Social Studies staff were involved in an Irish Research Council-funded project A Social and Economic Analysis of Legal Services (SEALS) used by Tusla. Taking a multidisciplinary perspective, this project explored Tusla's engagement with legal services, particularly in the contexts of child protection and welfare, and educational welfare services. The project examined a range of issues relating to why and in what contexts Tusla staff use legal services. The project undertook a review of policy and practice in comparator countries, with a view to identifying best practice. An econometric analysis was undertaken using data obtained from Tusla relating to its legal expenditure. A national survey of child protection and welfare social workers and educational welfare professionals was carried out. This was followed by group and individual interviews with social workers and solicitors. The project set out, not only to produce an evidence-base to support policy making and practice, but also to inform the development of social work education, particularly in relation to legal matters.Read more
20 Nov 2018
During a recent visit to UCC, Martyn Hammersley, Emeritus Professor of Educational and Social Research at The Open University, presented two seminars entitled Ethnography and What is Research Integrity? The seminars were jointly organised by the School of Applied Social Studies and the School of Education.
These lectures are now availabe to view online:
"Spaces for Change? The Practice and Policy of Community Participation in Local Governance in Ireland" - Seminar in UCC13 Nov 2018
Date: Thursday, 29th November 2018
Time: 10.15am - 2.00pm
Venue: CACSSS Seminar Room, O'Rahilly Building, University College Cork.
- Dr Mary Murphy, Department of Sociology, National University of Ireland, Maynooth;
- Dr Aodh Quinlivan, Department of Government, University College Cork;
- Aiden Lloyd, Chair of the Rights Platform and member of South Dublin PPN Secretariat and LCDC;
- Dr Catherine Forde, School of Applied Social Studies, University College Cork.
01 Nov 2018
The School of Applied Social Studies would like to extend warm wishes to our students who graduated in October 2018 - well done on all your hard work!Read more
24 Oct 2018
Professor Carol Bacchi, Department of Politics, University of Adelaide, delivered a lecture and workshop in UCC on 11 October 2018. The title of the lecture was Introducing the 'What's the Problem Represented to be?' (WPR Approach): Bringing new questions to policy analysis.
19 Oct 2018
Wednesday, 31 October 9am to 1pm
CACSSS Seminar Room ORB (O'Rahilly Building) G27
This second workshop in the series Living Well with the Dead in Contemporary Ireland will begin by returning to some of the themes explored in the September workshop, Social Imaginaries of the Dead, and especially the paper presented by Margrit Shildrick (University of Stockholm). In this paper, (available at https://livingwithdead.wixsite.com/website), Margrit proposes a response informed by Derridean hauntological ethics to the current public disquiet in Ireland about the dead from so-called Mother and Baby Homes, who are not resting in peace.Read more
27 Sep 2018
Critical Perspectives On and Beyond 'Recovery': Ten Years On
14 and 15 November 2018
Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, University College Cork
School of Nursing and Midwifery and School of Applied Social Studies, University College Cork, Ireland, with Critical Voices Network Ireland
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11 Sep 2018
The first in a series of workshops in the project Living Well with the Dead in Contemporary Ireland will be held in UCC this month. The workshop will take place on Wednesday, 19 September 2018, in the CACSSS Seminar Room, ORB G27, O'Rahilly Building, University College Cork.
This day-long workshop will explore how un/cared-for dead bodies have been variously conceptualised and researched in the medical humanities and social sciences, focusing on forensic archaeology, cultural history, militant anthropology and feminist and post-humanist social theory. Particular emphasis will be placed on explanation and discussion of Laqueur's (2015) concept of 'the work of the dead' and Derrida's (1993) 'hauntology' and ethical project of 'learning to live with ghosts'.Read more
11 Sep 2018
This book investigates the often-fragmented nature of Ulster Nationalist / Republican / Roman Catholic politics, culture and identity. It offers a companion publication to The Contested Identities of Ulster Protestants (2015). Historically the Catholic community of Ulster are regarded as a unified and coherent group, sharing cultural and political aspirations. However, the volume explores communities of many variants and strands, belying the notion of an easy, homogenous bloc in terms of identity, political aspirations, voting preferences, and cultural identity. These include historical differences within constitutional nationalism and Republicanism, gender politics, partition, perceptions of this community from The Republic of Ireland, and more.Read more
24 Jul 2018
Late applications will be accepted during August for this part-time Masters in Voluntary and Community Sector Management from applicants with at least a 2:2 undergraduate degree and an interest in working in the voluntary and community or public sectors.
The programme, which has been successfully running since 2008, is taught one day a week (Wednesdays, 10.00am-4.30pm) over two years with contributions from seven different departments across UCC (Applied Social Studies, Law, Management, Business Information Systems, Economics, Government, Food Business and Development). Fees are €3,080 per year.
26 Jun 2018
Professor Fred Powell is this year's recipient of the Richard Titmuss Book Award, which was presented at the Annual Social Policy Association (SPA) Conference 2018 in York.Read more
23 May 2018
Síreacht: Longings for another Ireland is a thought-provoking new book series, with a UCC editorial team at the helm, which will force readers to reimagine Ireland, from the law to interpersonal relationships.Read more
New CPD module: 'Developing a Fund Raising Strategy for Voluntary and Community Sector Organisations’13 Apr 2018
A new Continuing Professional Development (CPD) module, 'Developing a Fund Raising Strategy for Voluntary and Community Sector Organisations', will run next month in UCC. It is aimed at workers (paid and unpaid) in not-for-profit voluntary and community organisations and will be held over four mornings: Friday 18 May; Saturday 19 May; Friday 25 May; Saturday 26 May 2018.Read more
@IDEAChildRights Project @UCC receives Certificate of Recognition at PSYCHED @CorkHealthyCity Awards29 Mar 2018
The @IDEAChildRights project @UCC was delighted to receive its certificate of recognition at PSYCHED @CorkHealthyCity awards on 28 March 2018 for its work on self-care training for child protection professionals and its new SPARK self-care tool.
25 Jan 2018
Higher Diploma in Social Policy students, along with two Applied Social Studies staff members, went on a study visit to Glasgow between the 8th and 13th January 2018. The purpose of the trip was to explore Glasgow's social policy and social services.
03 Nov 2017
A Two-Day Conference organised by the School of Applied Social Studies and the Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork, in association with the Critical Voices Network Ireland.
The National Child Protection and Welfare Social Work Conference took place in University College Cork on 26 and 27 October 2017.27 Oct 2017
The National Child Protection and Welfare Social Work Conference took place in University College Cork on 26 and 27 October 2017.
The theme of this year's conference was 'Future directions for child protection and welfare - where to and why?'
Tricia Sheehy-Skeffington, Barrister at Law, addresses School of Applied Social Studies/ Threshold Seminar: “Licensees in the Private Renting: A Forgotten Sub-Sector?”26 Oct 2017
Ms Tricia Sheehy-Skeffington, Barrister at Law, addressed the School of Applied Social Studies/ Threshold Seminar entitled “Licensees in the Private Renting: A Forgotten Sub-Sector?”Read more
24 Oct 2017
The School of Applied Social Studies would like to extend warm wishes to our students who graduated in UCC on Tuesday, 24th October 2017.Read more
“Pathways to Stability: Past and Present": Celebration of a successful research partnership between Churchfield Community Trust (CCT) and MSW students at UCC.23 Oct 2017
The completion of a very successful research partnership between Churchfield Community Trust (CCT) and three Masters of Social Work (MSW) students was celebrated in UCC on 23 October 2017. Orla Fogarty, Lisa O’Connell, and Katie Morrissey undertook their final MSW dissertations as CARL projects (the Community Academic Research Links initiative), where the CCT set the research agenda.Read more