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  • Posthuman Embodiment: Micro-biologies and the temporality of life - rethinking the bioimaginary

    18 May 2022
    Posthuman Embodiment: Micro-biologies and the temporality of life - rethinking the bioimaginary

    Lecture by Margrit Shildrick, Guest Professor of Gender and Knowledge Production, Stockholm University, Sweden.

    Date and time: 3-5pm on Monday, 23 May 2022

    Venue: HUB 172 SHTEPPS

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  • Laskavo – Welcome - Fáilte

    18 May 2022
    Laskavo – Welcome - Fáilte

    The Postgraduate Diploma in Youth Work (PDYW) students from the School of Applied Social Studies, under the mentorship of PDYW Course Director Pat Leahy, delivered a three-day 'Laskavo' (welcome in Ukrainian) induction program for 40 Ukrainian students taking part in the Adult and Continuing Education (ACE) 'Welcome to Ireland: An introduction to student life' programme'.

     

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  • Síreacht Series presents seminar by Dr Eilís Ward: Tuesday 26 April 2022

    22 Apr 2022
    Síreacht Series presents seminar by Dr Eilís Ward: Tuesday 26 April 2022

    Síreacht series presents 

     Dr Eilís Ward 

    "SELF in the time of neoliberalism: A radical appraisal" 

    Tuesday April 26th @2pm, CACSSS Seminar Room, G27 O’Rahilly Building, UCC 

    Dr Eilís Ward is the author of Self, the fifth book published in the Síreacht series at Cork University Press. Eilís is a social scientist, zen practitioner and a psychotherapist who was lecturer in the School of Political Science and Sociology, National University of Ireland, Galway, over many years and taught in several institutions of higher education in Ireland and internationally. 

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  • Master of Social Work applications closing date 7/2/'22

    12 Jan 2022
    Master of Social Work applications closing date 7/2/'22

    Interested in a career in social work?

    The selection process for the Master of Social Work / PGDSWS at UCC will close on the 7thFebruary 2022. Further information: https://www.ucc.ie/mswk . FAQs: See attached brochure and https://www.ucc.ie/en/msw/ . The MSW is a CORU accredited course. More information about a career in social work: https://iasw.ie/iasw-career-in-social-workFollow us on Twitter for updates: @UCCsocialwork

     

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  • The Criminalisation of Social Policy in Neoliberal Societies published.

    20 Dec 2021
    The Criminalisation of Social Policy in Neoliberal Societies published.

    The book written by Elizabeth Kiely and Katharina Swirak, and published in 2022 by Bristol University Press, is concerned with how diverse fields of social policy intersect with crime control in ways that they did in the past but also in new ways, which deploy very troubling strategies. The book is set in an international context and in the first chapter, the criminalisation of social policy scholarship is comprehensively reviewed.  The seven subsequent chapters delve into specific criminalisation of social policy examples from diverse country contexts in areas such as work and welfare; borders and migration; family policy; homelessness policy and reintegration of justice-involved persons.  In the final chapter, readers are asked to consider how we might reclaim the best of ‘social’ in social policy for the times in which we are living.

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  • First Edition of the National Practice Teaching in Social Work Initiative Newsletter

    17 Dec 2021
    First Edition of the National Practice Teaching in Social Work Initiative Newsletter

    NPTSWI Newsletter is the first edition of the National Practice Teaching in Social Work Initiative’s newsletter. In the edition, you can read more about this exciting project, find out who is part of the NPTSWI team, and hear directly from practice teachers. 

     

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  • Spotlight: Charlotte Waltz, PhD student in the School of Applied Social Studies

    18 Oct 2021
    Spotlight: Charlotte Waltz, PhD student in the School of Applied Social Studies

    Charlotte is a second-year PhD student in the School of Applied Social Studies.  She received a 2021 Irish Research Council Postgraduate Scholarship for her research.

    Charlotte obtained her MSc in Cultural Anthropology at Utrecht University in The Netherlands in 2018. Her MA thesis 'Moral Regimes and Public Discourses: Abortion Activism in Cork, Ireland' focused on the pro-choice and pro-life activism in preparation for the referendum on the Eighth Amendment in May 2018.

    Charlotte's master’s thesis defence took place four days after the referendum had taken place in Ireland. By then, she already knew that she wanted to return to conduct PhD research in order to capture experiences with abortion in Ireland after the legalisation, and thus document a process that is crucial for the evolving context of women’s reproductive rights.

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  • Autoethnography as a feminist methodology: Bearing witness and being witness - research seminar by Dr Christine Davis

    12 Oct 2021
    Autoethnography as a feminist methodology: Bearing witness and being witness - research seminar by Dr Christine Davis

    School of Applied Social Studies, in association with Women’s Studies, Research Seminar

    Date: Friday, 15th October 2021

    Time: 11am-1pm, Friday

    Venue: ORB 244

    Autoethnography as a feminist methodology: Bearing witness and being witness

    Dr Christine S. Davis, University of North Carolina-Charlotte

    Dr Christine S. Davis, PhD, is an autoethnographic, poetic, and aesthetic ethnographer. She is a Professor of Health Communication at UNC-Charlotte, a poet, and an artist. She is a Fulbright Scholar, and writes and teaches at the intersection of contemplative and arts-based methods of understanding, and health, specifically in the areas of women and children’s health, end-of-life communication, and family disability.

    She studies people with illnesses and conditions that are incurable as they face revisions in their personal identity and narrative and negotiate the liminal spaces between ‘well’ and ‘unwell,’ alive and dead, and power and marginalization. She teaches courses in Health Humanities, End-of-Life Communication, Healthcare Narratives, and Research Methods. Her most recent book, The Personal is Political: Body Politics in a Trump World (2020, Brill-Sense), was co-edited with Dr Jon Crane and is a narrative exploration of bodies affected by contemporary politics.

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  • CREATING SAFE SPACES IN MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEMS: 10 November 2021 (online conference)

    12 Oct 2021
    CREATING SAFE SPACES IN MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEMS: 10 November 2021 (online conference)

    “CREATING SAFE SPACES IN MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEMS: CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES” 

    10 NOVEMBER 2021 (ONLINE) 

    SCHOOL OF APPLIED SOCIAL STUDIES AND SCHOOL OF NURSING AND MIDWIFERY, UCC

    IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE CRITICAL VOICES NETWORK IRELAND AND IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ONLINEVENTS 

    This year the Conference will once again revert to a 1-day online event, on 10 November 2021. We hope that, like last year, you’ll join us in making the online Conference a success! Onlinevents are our partners again this year. 

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  • New book on Arts, Culture and Community Development launched online this Autumn

    06 Oct 2021
    New book on Arts, Culture and Community Development launched online this Autumn

    Arts, Culture and Community Development was published in July 2021 and launched online on September 16th 2021. Edited by Rosie Meade of the School of Applied Social Studies, UCC, and Mae Shaw of the University of Edinburgh, it is the seventh book in the Rethinking Community Development Series that is published by Policy Press (Series editors: Mae Shaw, Rosie Meade and Sarah Banks). 

     

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  • Webinar on Posthuman Ethics with Rosi Braidotti

    03 Mar 2021
    Webinar on Posthuman Ethics with Rosi Braidotti

    At 3.00pm on Thursday 11 March 2021, the School of Applied Social Studies (together with Women’s Studies and CASiLaC) will co-host a webinar on Posthuman Ethics with the renowned feminist theorist, Professor Rosi Braidotti, Utrecht University.

    A leading theorist of the posthuman condition, Rosi’s scholarship is in continental and feminist philosophy, at the intersection with social and political theory, cultural politics, gender, and postcolonial studies.

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  • Webinar on Sustainability and the Environment: 10 March 2021

    01 Mar 2021
    Webinar on Sustainability and the Environment: 10 March 2021

    Sustainability and the Environment: Developing New Disciplinary Norms in the Social Professions

    Wednesday, 10 March 2021, 12-2pm

    Climate change and its social, cultural and economic impacts poses one of the most critical challenges of the 21st Century.  Climate change impacts are significant for populations all over the globe and lead to major challenges for front-line professionals, including those working in human services. 

    Goal 13 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals refers to the need to educate populations in the causes and effects of climate change and in how human and natural ecologies are fundamentally entwined. This knowledge and awareness is essential for front-line professionals in the human services, including Social Workers, Youth Workers, Community Development Workers and healthcare workers such as Nurses and midwives. All of these professions work with individuals, families and communities in a diverse range of settings. Qualifying degree programmes in these professional areas must prepare graduates to work, lead and educate on climate change and the multiple challenges that stem from it.

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  • Webinar on Environmental Education and Practice

    06 Nov 2020
    Webinar on Environmental Education and Practice

    Over 100 people participated in a webinar on Environmental Education in the Social Professions on Friday 6th November, 2020.  The organisers are staff members from the School of Applied Social Studies Catherine Forde, Fiachra O Suilleabhain and Mary Hurley and Angela Flynn from the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

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  • School of Applied Social Studies part of the Government's Postgraduate Skills Provision Stimulus Package

    04 Nov 2020
    School of Applied Social Studies part of the Government's Postgraduate Skills Provision Stimulus Package

    The Higher Diploma in Social Policy and the Postgraduate Diploma in Youth Work are being offered as part of UCC’s free or heavily-subsidised postgraduate and higher diploma places to those seeking to upskill or reskill under the Government's new Postgraduate Skills Provision initiative. 

    Fees are subsidised by 90-100%.

     

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