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Scottish poverty study calls on governments to tackle rising deprivation

20 August 2014

The percentage of households falling below society’s minimum standard of living has increased from 14% to 33% over the last 30 years, despite the size of the economy doubling. This is one of the stark findings from the largest study of poverty and deprivation ever conducted in the UK.

Congratulations to all of our graduates

15 July 2014

The sunny gardens of 8 Priory Road were the setting for yesterday's graduation celebration, where our BSc Social Policy and BSc Childhood Studies graduates celebrated with sparkling elderflower and strawberries and cream. Two DSocSci students also graduated yesterday and were able to join the celebrations that included the presentation of awards for the best dissertations and best student contributions for both programmes.

Domestic violence and sexuality - what's love got to do with it?

9 July 2014

Mainstream agencies dealing with heterosexual victims of Domestic Violence and Abuse (DVA) must do more to support and build trust with victims in same sex relationships, researchers of a new book recommend.

Walking Interconnections performance 'Walk With Me' at Cardiff Connecting Communities event

30 June 2014

Dr Sue Porter, member of the Norah Fry Research Centre, will be at St David’s Conference Centre tomorrow [1 July] and Wednesday [2 July] in the Connected Communities Festival to present a performance entitled ‘Walk With Me’, an audio walk experience created by the Walking Interconnections research team.

Largest UK poverty study calls on government to tackle rising deprivation

19 June 2014

The percentage of households that fall below society’s minimum standard of living has increased from 14 per cent to 33 per cent over the last 30 years, despite the size of the economy doubling. This is one of the stark findings from the largest study of poverty and deprivation ever conducted in the UK.

School scheme unable to boost healthy eating and activity among kids

28 May 2014

A school-based scheme to encourage children to eat healthily and be active has had little effect, conclude researchers in a study published on bmj.com today. The findings have relevance for researchers, policy makers, public health practitioners, and doctors, they suggest more intense interventions may be required.