The official launch of the School of Applied Social Studies / ACE UCC Certificate in Social Farming Practice took place in Caherciveen, Co. Kerry on Friday 1st November 2019.Read more
06 Nov 2019
Inside Out, Outside In: new book on transforming mental health practices edited by Harry Gijbels, Lydia Sapouna & Gary Sidley31 Oct 2019
Human distress has almost exclusively been understood and responded to as either a biological disorder or a psychological deficit. This has led to the development of powerful structures, 'mental health systems', that have dominated thinking and practice around mental health and been controlled by the psychiatric profession. Despite widespread recognition that such systems are often ineffective and can even be harmful, the bio-medical ethos, with its focus on 'mental illness' and primary use of drug treatments, continues to prevail in mental health practices.
This book showcases user-centred, context-informed, non-medical ways of helping people experiencing distress. The first section of the book includes projects located inside mainstream services that seek to influence change from within; including the education of future generations of practitioners. The second section describes projects that have been established outside mainstream structures and services, giving themselves the freedom to be truly radical in their approaches and to influence by example. In a final section, the book looks at work aiming to challenge the wider societal influences that maintain the status quo and perpetuate factors that lead to mental distress.Read more
24 Oct 2019
The School of Applied Social Studies would like to congratulate all our students who graduated this week.Read more
School of Applied Social Studies and School of Nursing and Midwifery, UCC, in association with Critical Voices Network: ‘Challenging Mental Health Systems - Critical Perspectives from Inside Out and Outside In'22 Oct 2019
13 AND 14 NOVEMBER 2019
BROOKFIELD HEALTH SCIENCES COMPLEX, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK, IRELAND
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
Booking: Email Harry Gijbels at email@example.com and make sure you give your name, and indicate the day(s) you wish to attend (either Wednesday 13 November, Thursday 14 November, 2019 or both days). Booking will be confirmed by return email. Please bring the booking confirmation slip with you to the conference registration desk on the day(s) you are attending.Read more
04 Sep 2019
Congratulations to our colleague, Professor Fred Powell, whose book The Politics of Social Work has just been published in Chinese.Read more
25 Apr 2019
The Síreacht book series features in The Irish Times today. Published by Cork University Press, the books in the series are short, topical and provocative texts that confront controversial issues in contemporary society but do so with a distinctively Irish focus.
Edited by Dr Orla O'Donovan, Dr Fiona Dukelow and Dr Rosie R Meade from the School of Applied Social Studies, and Dr Heather Laird from the School of English, UCC, there are four titles already in bookshops and others on the way.
The editors were keen to ensure that the books are attractive to a wide readership. Therefore, authors address important and controversial topics but write accessibly, and they "take sides" in a way that invites the curiosity of the reader.
02 Apr 2019
The Department of Justice & Equality is holding a competition for the purpose of creating a Locum Probation Officer panel to fill short term priority vacancies in Cork (full-time).
Closing date: 17 April 2019.
See http://www.probation.ie/EN/PB//WebPages/WP19000005 for further details.
Contact Name for this competition: Ms Jennifer O'Riordan, Probation Service, St Nicholas Church, Cove St., Cork. Email firstname.lastname@example.org /Tel. 021-4836700.Read more
11 Mar 2019
19 March 2019, 11am - 5.30pm, CACSSS Seminar Room ORB G27 & Film and Screen Media Centre in Kane Building B10 (Basement)
- Joanna Sofaer, Department of Archaeology, University of Southampton
- Margaret Werry, Theatre Arts and Dance, University of Minnesota
- Anna Furse, Department of Theatre and Performance, Goldsmiths University of London
- Oonagh Kearney, Independent Film-maker
This transdisciplinary workshop, which will include a screening of Oonagh Kearney's award winning film Five Letters to the Stanger who will Dissect my Brain, is the fourth in the series of workshops in the project Living Well with the Dead in Contemporary Ireland (see https://livingwithdead.wixsite.com/website). This project aims to find new ways of thinking about, researching and responding to contemporary public disquiet in Ireland about uncared-for dead bodies.
31 Jan 2019
School of Applied Social Studies and Doctor of Social Science Seminar
New Directions and Reflections for Refugee Related Research
Professor Alice Bloch (University of Manchester)
7th February 2019
2.00-3.00pm, CACSSS Seminar Room, G27 O'Rahilly Building
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
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
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