Dr Jo Staines invited to speak at BAAF 'Alternatives to Custody' Roundtable on 11 November10 November 2014Dr Jo Staines has been invited to speak at the BAAF Alternatives to Custody Roundtable event on 11 November 2014, drawing on her research into the use of foster care for children on remand. The Roundtable is part of the BAAF-led two-year international project exploring specialist fostering for children in conflict with the law, co-financed by the EC’s ‘Daphne III’ child-friendly justice initiative.
Trip to the Amazon Rainforest for winning Social Policy team15 December 2014Three BSc Social Policy students will be visiting the Amazon Rainforest next year; the first prize in the 2014 npower Future Leaders competition. The competition challenges students to create a project that has a positive environmental impact and a lasting legacy at their University campus.
Professor Gordon delivers the Allama Iqbal Lecture in Pakistan10 December 2014Professor David Gordon of the Centre for the Study of Poverty and Social Justice was given the honour of presenting the Allama Iqbal Lecture in Islamabad on the 4 December 2014 at the 30th Annual Conference of the Pakistan Institute of Development Economists (PIDE).
First prize in poster competition in Annual Congress of the European Childhood Obesity Group for Dr Sibylle Kranz18 November 2014Congratulations to Dr. Sibylle Kranz from the Centre for Exercise, Nutrition, and Health Sciences, for winning the first prize of the poster competition at the Annual Congress of the European Childhood Obesity Group (ECOG) for her Master's student's research on children's diet behaviour: Baker S, McCabe S, Payne C, Kranz S, "Children’s self-reported liking of child-friendly shaped fruit and vegetable snacks: Does shape influence liking?"