Disability, Gender and Innocence Seminar

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Signification in the films of Russ Meyer by Dr Murray Simpson, Reader, School of Education and Social Work. Thursday, 10th December 2015, 13.30-15.00, Carnelley C2.35....

Creating Spaces for Change

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The first of a series of events being held to review and explore Scottish responses to offending behaviour is taking place in Edinburgh today, Monday November 30th. `Creating Spaces for Change’ is a project co-led by the Universities of Dundee and Edinburgh, funded by a Scottish Universities Insight Institute Knowledge Exchange grant. At the first event, Richard Holloway, writer, broadcaster and former Bishop of Edinburgh, will explore the urge, in Scottish society, to punish and the implications of this for justice outcomes, together with contributions from other experts. “The programme o...

Multi-dimensional Transitions of International Students to Higher Education

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Edited by Divya Jindal-Snape, University of Dundee, UK. and Bart Rienties, The Open University, UK. Series: New Perspectives on Learning and Instruction International students experience multiple transitions: moving to a new country, moving to a new educational system and moving to higher educational degree programmes. Within these transitions, they experience differences in the social and organisational cultures, languages, interpersonal expectations and realities. Multi-dimensional Transitions of International Students to Higher Education provides up-to-date literature, research and theoretical construct...

Report calls for improved support for young adults with life-limiting conditions.

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A new report compiled for Children’s Hospice Association Scotland calls for the need for improved training and ongoing support for young adults living with life-limiting conditions, their families and health and social care professionals. The report was commissioned by Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) to understand the life transitions of young adults with life-limiting conditions and their families. It found that the medical conditions of the young adults impacted on other aspects of their lives, such as aspirations and plans for the future, including education, employment and re...

Child Neglect, Wellbeing and Resilience: Adopting Arts-based Practices

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The University of Stirling and the University of Dundee, are hosting a seminar series - ‘Child neglect, wellbeing and resilience: Adopting arts based practices’. Neglect is one of the most damaging childhood experiences and is associated with some of the poorest behavioural, emotional and cognitive outcomes.Children affected by neglect may not be able to trust other adults and may not know how to voice their views. One method thought to work with children and young people in other contexts is critical arts based approach, including visual arts, drama, dance, and music. It is crucial to explore ...

Facilitating transitions to enhance wellbeing

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The University of Dundee has launched a new research centre with the purpose of impacting on international policy and practice in the context of transformative change and transitions. The pan-University interdisciplinary Transformative Change: Educational and Life Transitions (TCELT) Research Centre brings together an international network of researchers, professionals and their communities. It is hosted by the University’s School of Education, Social Work and Community Education (ESWCE) in partnership with academics from the Schools of Psychology, Environment, Applied Computing, and Accountancy, PAM...