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Social Work Book Club

Social Work Book Club

Published: Mon 24 Mar 2014

The School of Social and International Studies at the University of Bradford are involved in a national book club, initially started at the University of Central Lancashire, that uses Twitter to bridge different universities across the country.

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BSC and the UBU LGBT society present LGBT History Month

Published: Fri 19 Sep 2014

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans History Month takes place every year in February. It celebrates the lives and achievements of the LGBT community.

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Cafcass Pre-Proceedings Pilot

Published: Mon 1 Jul 2013

The Cafcass Pre-Proceedings Pilot that sought to test the added value of the family court advisor in pre-proceedings practice is now complete in Coventry and Warwickshire. In addition, the same project in Liverpool is sufficiently progressed, such that it is timely to report on this initiative.

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New offering from the Social Work Placement Team

New offering from the Social Work Placement Team

Published: Thu 28 Mar 2013

Hot off the press : Co-authored by Angie Sheard (placement team) and Julie Adams guide to 'Positive Social Work' The Essential Toolkit for NQSW's is a practical, step-by-step guide to the first year in practice.

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Social Work student on a quest to raise awareness

Published: Tue 26 Mar 2013

One of our students, Rosemary Ellingham as a volunteer for Stonewall, a lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) charity, was given the opportunity to deliver a seminar to the Social Work and Social Care division in order to raise awareness of the effects of homophobic bullying. The aim of this seminar was to equip practitioners with knowledge of how to support young LGB people questioning their sexuality.

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From Bradford to World Social Work Day at Westminster

From Bradford to World Social Work Day at Westminster

Published: Fri 19 Apr 2013

Kate Karban from the Division of Social Work and Social Care, and Kelly Pleasants, a year one student on the BA Social Work, attended an event to celebrate World Social Work Day at Westminster. Kate made a brief presentation on the impact of social, economic and health inequalities and the ways in which social workers can address these issues in their practice.

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Students concern inspire Student-led-Conference

Students concern inspire Student-led-Conference

Published: Tue 26 Mar 2013

A group of students from the Division of Social Work and Social Care, after recognizing some of the main social concerns facing young people in the region, decided to look for answers by organizing Conference on 'Tackling Poverty in Bradford: Can Social Work and Social Care Influence Change?'

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International Women's Day

Published: Wed 9 Apr 2014

International Women's Day on March 8th was celebrated by wearing green and purple ribbons and donations for cakes and treats. We raised over £50 for FORWARD (Foundation for Women's Health Research and Development, a charitable organisation working to promote the rights and health of African immigrant and refugee communities including supporting women affected by female genital mutilation.

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University endorsed by Health and Care Professions Council

University endorsed by Health and Care Professions Council

Published: Mon 27 Oct 2014

In April 2014 Social Work and Social Care at the University of Bradford was visited by the Health and Care Professions Council and the College of Social work a part of their approval and endorsement processes for social work education.

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Service User & Carer Forum

Published: 10/30/2014

Service users and carers make a vital contribution to social work education including contributing to teaching and assessment as well as recruiting new students. This year Janet Warren has taken a lead in organizing a Service User & Carer Forum where all aspects of service user and carer involvement can be discussed.

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Research seminars on Austerity, Cuts and the Impact on Children and Communities

Research seminars on Austerity, Cuts and the Impact on Children and Communities

Published: 03/11/2014

A number of research seminars took place in semester 2 2013/14 on the theme of "Austerity, Cuts and the Impact on Children and Communities".

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Social & International Studies December 2014 Graduation

Social & International Studies December 2014 Graduation

Published: Wed 10 Dec 2014

December 2014 Graduation in the Faculty of Social & International Studies. Students graduated from Economics, International Development, Peace Studies, Psychology, Sociology & Criminology and Social Work & Social Care.

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Outstanding Research in the Faculty of Social and International Studies

Outstanding Research in the Faculty of Social and International Studies

Published: Tue 23 Dec 2014

The Faculty of Social and International Studies is celebrating its outstanding research, which places Politics and International Studies in 7th position out of 56 institutions nationwide for impact, and Social Work and Social Policy in the top ten out of the 61 institutions nationwide for research outputs; with 73% of its work being graded as either word leading or internationally excellent.

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The impact of austerity on Bradford

Published: Wed 6 May 2015

Or Poverty, Inequality and Mental Well-being: The Double-Whammy effect. This public lecture by Kate Karban examines the impact of the government's austerity programme on poverty in Bradford with reference to wider issues of health inequalities, particularly mental wellbeing.

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Bradford academic appointed equality assessor for premier league

Bradford academic appointed equality assessor for premier league

Published: 28/09/2015

Social Work lecturer, Elaben Mistry-Jackson has been appointed as one of only seven Equality Assessors for Premier League football clubs. Elaine's role will see her taking responsible for taking Manchester United, Manchester City and Newcastle United through the equality standards that are set by the Premier League

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December Graduation 2015

December Graduation 2015

Published: Tue 08 Dec 2015

Graduates from the Faculty of Social Sciences including Economics, International Development, Peace Studies, Social Work and Social Care and Sociology and Criminology.

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Bradford academic advises on Under the Bed Play

Bradford academic advises on Under the Bed Play

Published: Monday 8 February 2016

University of Bradford Social Work lecturer Philip Gilligan has provided professional academic advice to the creators of the play Under the Bed which is currently touring England. The play, from 154 Collective, addresses issues around child abuse using metaphor.

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Lecture: EU, sustainable societies and social equality (watch the recording)

Lecture: EU, sustainable societies and social equality (watch the recording)

Published: Mon 23 May 2016

What has the EU ever done for us? This lecture considers the social and political aspects of Brexit with specific reference to social policy agendas, such as employment rights and gender equality.

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