Human Rights Day sees the establishment of a new working group

| General News, Research News, 2017

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December - the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. At the University of Dundee, we celebrate this important day by establishing the Dundee Human Rights Working Group. The working group builds on the recent expansion of human rights-related research capacity across the University of Dundee. As such, it builds on the strong foundation of human rights expertise and on research taking place across many disciplines at the University of Dundee, and will provide an excellent forum for future projects. Am...

Dundee student wins Ethics and Social Welfare essay prize

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MSc Social Work student Claire Ferrier has won the Jo Campling Memorial Essay Prize awarded by the journal Ethics and Social Welfare. Claire’s essay was based on her practice study on ‘risk’ in social work, and as well as having her essay published in the journal in April she has also been awarded £150 plus a year’s free print subscription to the journal. “I was really surprised to have won the prize” said Claire. “The opportunity to enter coincided with an essay I wrote following a Social Work placement and it was a fairly last minute entry. “The accol...

What the public think about Scottish social services and why

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A report by Dr Trish McCulloch, Senior Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Dundee, has recently been published on the Social Work Scotland website and featured on the front page of this month’s issue of Professional Social Work magazine. The research project that the report is based on, What the Public think about Scottish social services and why, was commissioned by the Social Work Services Strategic Forum and completed by Dr Trish McCulloch (Principal Investigator) and Professor Stephen Webb from Glasgow Caledonian University.  The report is now published and available on th...

Dundee contributes to the University of Edinburgh celebrations for 100 years of social work education

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As the University of Edinburgh celebrates a centenary of social work education this month, staff from our social work programmes at the University of Dundee have been delighted to be able to make key contributions and participate in a number of ways, including talks, articles, book chapters and the co-editing of a book. Dr Jane Fenton, Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Dundee, had one of her articles chosen for a special virtual issue of the British Journal of Social Work, guest edited by Viviene Cree from the University of Edinburgh. Dr Fenton’s paper on ‘An Analysis of ‘Ethic...

Childhood Practice achieves 100% student satisfaction in National Student Survey 2017

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We have been celebrating the wonderful achievements of our BA Childhood Practice team here at the University of Dundee recently. The National Student Survey 2017 reported a fantastic 100% student satisfaction rating for Childhood Practice (Others in Education) in Dundee, meaning we were ranked 1st in the UK for this subject. Overall the University of Dundee ranked 9th in the UK, achieving a top 10 place for a second successive year, recording a satisfaction rate of 90 per cent, well above the sector average of 84 per cent. These positive results follow on from the University being given a Gold award &ndash...