Human Rights in Action, Doping, Autism & the Importance of Green Spaces among Highlights of Sheffield Hallam’s Festival Programme this November. As in previous years, Sheffield Hallam University will again be organising the Sheffield Festival of Social Science in conjunction with The University of Sheffield and supported by the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC). … Continue reading Sheffield Festival of Social Science 2019
Above: Paul Hickman led a study team comprising researchers from Sheffield Hallam University, The University of Sheffield and Queen's University Belfast, which explored the experiences of low income households across Northern Ireland. Two of the case study areas were in Derry/Londonderry (pictured). The difficult and uncertain times we live in has resulted in increasing attention … Continue reading Over used and fundamentally flawed: the problem with using the concept of ‘resilience’ in the context of economic hardship
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Professor Colin McCaig, Centre for Development and Research in Education, Sheffield Institute of Education We now know what Augar recommended: reduced fees for students; a longer repayment period (which doesn't reduce repayment); no accumulation of interest during study period; restored means-tested maintenance grants; access to similar support for those studying at sub-degree levels. These are … Continue reading Augar and the Impact on the English Higher Education Market
By Charles Umney, Associate Professor of Work & Employment Relations at the University of Leeds. What is the role of class in British society and politics? One famous relic of noughties centrism, and a founding member of the trumpeted Independent Group, weighs in on the subject- “We know that the left-right fulcrum around which our … Continue reading The Role of Class in British Society & Politics
A spectre is haunting Britain, not the spectre of communism, and yet the UK's most significant current challenges, from Brexit to austerity, from zero-hour contracts to changes in life expectancy, are all haunted by questions of social class and classes.
Following the success of last year's Sheffield Institute for Policy Studies (SIPS) PhD Student Poster Event, this opportunity for doctoral students to showcase their research has not only become an annual fixture in the SIPS calendar, it has also been extended across the Faculty of Development and Society at Sheffield Hallam University.
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On 25 April 2017 fourteen PhD students from across the Departments of Law & Criminology (DLC), Psychology, Sociology & Politics (PSP), Natural & Built Environment (NBE) and the Centre for Regional, Economic & Social Research (CRESR) took part in a new event to present their emerging research.
The external launch of the Sheffield Institute for Policy Studies took place on June 15th 2016 at Sheffield Hallam University's, Heart of the Campus. It featured a keynote lecture by the eminent journalist and social commentator - Polly Toynbee, entitled "Our Inequitable Life: Can we make Britain fairer?" Prior to her lecture, Polly also participated … Continue reading Launch of the Sheffield Institute for Policy Studies