Dame Clare’s work to combat child abuse recognised by honorary degree16 February 2012A University of Bristol alumna, who is now the Chief Executive of one of the UK’s leading children’s charities, was honoured this week (on 14 February) for her work to safeguard youngsters. Dame Clare Tickell, who leads Action for Children, will receive an honorary degree in recognition of her efforts to ensure the safety and welfare of children throughout the country.
ESRC PhD Studentship Competition Social Policy and Social Work Deadline: 17 February 201224 January 2012The School for Policy Studies at the University of Bristol is pleased to be able to offer PhD studentships in Social Policy or Social Work. Studentships cover maintenance and fees for UK residents for full-time or part-time beginning in October 2012. The School also leads the following Interdisciplinary pathways: Security, Conflict and Justice and Health and Wellbeing. See further details about these here: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/fssl/swdtc.html
Study calls for new approach to understanding children’s wellbeing23 January 2012The UK coalition government has a stated commitment to measuring the wellbeing and happiness of society which draws on pre-formulated lists of wellbeing indicators and measurements. After the recent publication of the ONS National Wellbeing Survey, many commentators have pointed out that this survey relies on an objective list of things that are needed to live well (known as the OLT model), such as 'How satisfied are you with your husband or wife?', which is not a good way to assess wellbeing and can in fact alienate participants.