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Information Webinar for Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Social Studies (Postgraduate Diploma in Social Policy and Practice), Wednesday 24th May 6PM

This fully online event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Talk to lecturers about the course
  • Learn how the online programme is structured and delivered
  • Meet current students and find out about their experiences

The Online Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Social Studies (to be renamed Postgraduate Diploma in Social Policy and Practice for September 2017 intake) looks at:

  • The role social policy plays in solving the ‘wicked’ social problems that contemporary societies face
  • The social policy issues addressed on the programme include crime, poverty, family violence and inequality

To register for this event click here.

The course is delivered through weekly online learning materials with live online tutorials and interactive discussions. It will be of interest to:

  • Graduates without a social science undergraduate qualification who wish to convert to Masters level study in the area
  • Those working in social policy or advocating for social policy change
  • Applicants from outside of Ireland, in particular North America, who wish to study in Ireland’s leading university

Over one academic year, this level 9 postgraduate programme offers students the opportunity to study:

  • Social policy
  • Criminology
  • The Family and Society
  • Introduction to Social Work
  • Introduction to Disability Studies
  • Managing Change

For more information please email Louise O'Brien

03 March 2017


The School of Social Work and Social Policy, with the supprt of the Trinity International Development Inititative present "Better Futures for Girls and Young Women in Ethiopia: Exploring Key Issues"

This event on Africa day will explore three of the most pressing issues facing girls and women in Ethiopia - education, early marriage and rural-urban migration. Securing better future for girls and women in Ethiopia and elsewhere is important for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in general and gender equality and women’s empowerment in particular (SDG5).

This seminar will consider Ethiopia’s past achievements, existing challenges and potential future gains in the areas of gender equality and women’s empowerment. Privileging the experiences of girls and women, this seminar will chart the opportunities and challenges that girls and women encounter as they search for better futures, set against the backdrop of Ethiopia’s rapidly changing social, economic and political landscape. It will emphasise that progress on gender equality requires an integrated approach that works across the multiple issues affecting the lives of girls and women, and also acknowledges the different experiences within and between distinct groups of girls and women.
This event is organised by the School of Social Work and Social Policy, TCD with the support of the Trinity International Development Initiative and the Irish Research Council New Foundations Scheme #loveirishreserach

Date: Thursday 25th May 2017
Time: 10:30am-1:30pm
Location: Global Room, Trinity College Dublin


Speakers

  • Professor Tesfaye Semela, Women and Gender Issues in Ethiopia: A Socio-Historical Analysis.
  • Dr. Alula Pankhurst, Options for adolescent girls in Ethiopia: Education, work and early marriage - Evidence from Young Lives.
  • Ms. Louise Yorke,Maybe I will have a good life in the future”: The pathways of rural girls and women as they migrate to urban secondary schools in Southern Ethiopia.
  • Professor Susan Murphy will provide a response to the three papers.
  • This seminar will be chaired by Professor Robbie Gilligan.

Coffee, tea and sandwiches will be provided.

All are welcome. Please register your attendance here. See TIDI website for more information.

11 May 2017


Information Webinar for Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Social Studies, Wednesday 22nd March 6PM

This fully online event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Talk to lecturers about the course
  • Learn how the online programme is structured and delivered
  • Meet current students and find out about their experiences

The Online Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Social Studies looks at:

  • The role social policy plays in solving the ‘wicked’ social problems that contemporary societies face
  • The social policy issues addressed on the programme include crime, poverty, family violence and inequality

To register for this event click here.

The course is delivered through weekly online learning materials with live online tutorials and interactive discussions. It will be of interest to:

  • Graduates without a social science undergraduate qualification who wish to convert to Masters level study in the area
  • Those working in social policy or advocating for social policy change
  • Applicants from outside of Ireland, in particular North America, who wish to study in Ireland’s leading university

Over one academic year, this level 9 postgraduate programme offers students the opportunity to study:

  • Social policy
  • Criminology
  • The Family and Society
  • Introduction to Social Work
  • Introduction to Disability Studies
  • Managing Change

For more information please email Louise O'Brien

 

03 March 2017


BASPCAN Irish Branch present a conference on the Children First Act 2015 & Children and Family Relationships Act 2015: Implications for Child Protection and Welfare Practice

10.30am Friday 16th September in Trinity College Dublin

Speakers: Michele Clarke: Children First Legislation: Legislation and Impact

Sonia Bruen: The Implications of the Children and Family Relationships Act for Practitioners

Grace Corrigan: The Children and Family Relationships Act 2015: Implications for Children as Individual Rights Holders

The full timetable and more information about the event can be accessed here.

BASPCAN members can attend free by contatcing Louise O'Brien. Cost for non-members is €20 and can be booked through Eventbrite.

For more information please contact Dr Stephanie Holt.

9th September 2016


Online Open Evening Postgraduate Diploma Applied Social Studies, Wednesday 11th May 6PM

Shortlisted for the PostGradIreland Best New Postgraduate Course of the Year Award, 2016

 

This fully online event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Talk to lecturers about the course
  • Learn how the online programme is structured and delivered
  • Meet current students and find out about their experiences

To access the link to this online event please contact Louise O'Brien.

The Online Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Social Studies looks at:

  • The role social policy plays in solving the ‘wicked’ social problems that contemporary societies face
  • The social policy issues addressed on the programme include crime, poverty, family violence and inequality

The course is delivered through weekly online learning materials with live online tutorials and interactive discussions. It will be of interest to:

  • Graduates without a social science undergraduate qualification who wish to convert to Masters level study in the area
  • Those working in social policy or advocating for social policy change
  • Applicants from outside of Ireland, in particular North America, who wish to study in Ireland’s leading university

Over one academic year, this level 9 postgraduate programme offers students the opportunity to study:

  • Social policy
  • Criminology
  • The Family and Society
  • Introduction to Social Work
  • Introduction to Disability Studies
  • Managing Change

Date: Wednesday 15th June, 2016

To reserve a place or more more information please email Louise O'Brien

7th June 2016


Second Annual Advanced Research Methods Lecture at School of Social Work and Social Policy hosts Prof Patricia Clough, May 30th 2016 6PM, Long Room Hub TCD

The School of Social Work & Social Policy, TCD is delighted to announce that Patricia Clough, Professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies at the Graduate Center and Queens College of the City University of New York (CUNY) will deliver the second Annual Advanced Research Methods lecture.

 

 

ABOUT PATRICIA CLOUGH
Patricia Ticineto Clough’s specialisations are Social and Critical Theory, Sociology of Culture, Media Studies and the Arts, and Gender and Sexuality. She is author of Autoaffection: Unconscious Thought in the Age of Teletechnology (2000); Feminist Thought: Desire, Power and Academic Discourse  (1994) and The End(s)  of Ethnography: From Realism to Social Criticism (1998).  She is editor of The Affective Turn:  Theorizing the Social, (2007) and with Craig Willse, editor of  Beyond Biopolitics: Essays on the Governance of Life and Death (2011). She is currently working on Ecstatic Corona: Philosophy and Family Violence, an ethnographic historically researched experimental writing project about where she grew up in Queens New York. Clough also is a practicing psychoanalyst in her last year of training.

 

 

ABOUT LECTURE
The Rosary: The Object’s Affect                                                                                                                          
In her performance, The Rosary: The Object’s Affect, Patricia Ticineto Clough makes use of her childhood memory of praying to take up the recent turn in philosophy to aesthetics and engagement with the liveliness of objects, their affective force, both attractive and repulsive. Once thought to be the realm of evil, aesthetics today is a resource for rethinking practices of knowing and being, from the intimate to the cosmological, from the human to the more than human. The performance is meant to enable a discussion of methods of cultural criticism that make use of artisitc impulse in study and representation in these post-traumatic times of biopolitics and necropolitics.

 

LECTURE IS FREE AND OPEN TO ALL.  BOOKINGS TO CONLONCE@TCD.IE WILL CONFIRM A PLACE.
This Lecture is supported by Faculty Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Visiting Professors Fund

25th April 2016


Online Open Evening Postgraduate Diploma Applied Social Studies, Wednesday 11th May 6PM

Shortlisted for the PostGradIreland Best New Postgraduate Course of the Year Award, 2016

This fully online event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Talk to lecturers about the course
  • Learn how the online programme is structured and delivered
  • Meet current students and find out about their experiences

To access the link to this online event please contact Louise O'Brien.

The Online Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Social Studies looks at:

  • The role social policy plays in solving the ‘wicked’ social problems that contemporary societies face
  • The social policy issues addressed on the programme include crime, poverty, family violence and inequality

The course is delivered through weekly online learning materials with live online tutorials and interactive discussions. It will be of interest to:

  • Graduates without a social science undergraduate qualification who wish to convert to Masters level study in the area
  • Those working in social policy or advocating for social policy change
  • Applicants from outside of Ireland, in particular North America, who wish to study in Ireland’s leading university

Over one academic year, this level 9 postgraduate programme offers students the opportunity to study:

  • Social policy
  • Criminology
  • The Family and Society
  • Introduction to Social Work
  • Introduction to Disability Studies
  • Managing Change

Date: Wednesday 11th May, 2016

To reserve a place or more more information please email Louise O'Brien

19th April 2016


Open Evening MSc Applied Social Research, Thursday April 7th

 

The M.Sc. in Applied Social Research is designed for graduates in the social sciences who wish to:

  • Develop their research skills and gain employment in the fields of research, policy, advocacy, consultancy and other careers where research skills are deemed essential or highly desirable.
  • Build research skills for application in their current work environments.
  • Acquire a strong foundation for further post-graduate study, particularly for PhD research.

 

The course provides advanced training in the conduct of quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research through specialised teaching in the design, conduct, analysis, and dissemination of research. We particularly strive to equip our students with core, widely transferable research skills.

This degree is multidisciplinary and career-focused. The work placement is a unique component of the course and is central to the goal of ensuring that students are prepared for the workforce. All students are offered the opportunity to work alongside highly experienced researchers for an 8-week period in a range of reputable research environments. The work placement module is completed in Year 1 by full-time students and in Year 2 by part-time students.

Graduates of the M.Sc. in Applied Social Research typically gain employment in a variety of organisations including public or private research institutes or consultancies, government departments, university departments, the NGO sector, and in a range of policy environments. Others go on to pursue further post-graduate study. This Masters can be completed on a one year full-time or two year part-time basis.


Date: Thursday 7th April

Time: 5:30-7pm

Venue: Room 3080 Arts Building, TCD

Apply now (closing date for applications: 31st May 2016)
http://www.tcd.ie/courses/postgraduate/az/course.php?id=DPTSW-ASRE-1F09

Enquiries
Dr. Paula Mayock, Course Director, Tel: +353 1 896 2636, Email: pmayock@tcd.ie
Website: http://www.tcd.ie/swsp/postgraduate/social-research/index.php

5th April 2016


MSc in Disability Studies Upcoming Research Seminar

The MSc in Disability Studies is pleased to invite you to the seminar seminar "(Re)constructing Myself: the process of transition to motherhood for women with a disability" by Dr. Denise Lawler, Assistant Professor in Midwifery, Head of Discipline of Midwifery, TCD.

Date: Tuesday, 16th February Time: 5-6 pm Location: TRiSS Seminar Room, C6.002 on the 6th Floor of the Arts Building.

(Re)constructing Myself: the process of transition to motherhood for women with a disability

Becoming a mother is considered a normative developmental experience, an important transition in any woman's life. A transition that is complex, involving a number of personal, biological and sociological changes. The self, as a mother, is constructed through the symbolic interactions that occur between the woman and others encountered before, during and after pregnancy. These interactions significantly impact on the woman's sense of self during the continuum of pregnancy, childbirth and early motherhood, and on their transition to motherhood. This presentation will discuss the process involved in the transition to motherhood and the impact of the process on the self from the perspective and experiences of women with a disability, a perspective that heretofore is underrepresented in the extant literature. The seminar will present findings from a grounded theory study. Twenty-two women, with either a physical disability or sensory impairment, were interviewed twice, during pregnancy or early motherhood, and in late motherhood. Data were analysed using the constant comparative method of analysis and a substantive theory emerged explicating the psychosocial process involved in becoming a mother and the impact this process on the self. The presentation will describe how during the process of becoming a mother women with a disability experienced a disruption of their assumptions of the self. This disruption resulted in the women invoking a variety of strategies so as to gain an understanding of the self as a mother. These strategies were integrated throughout the continuum of pregnancy, childbirth and early motherhood. This theory that emerged from this study offers new knowledge on the conceptualisation of motherhood, the transitional process involved and the relationship of this process on the self from the perspective and experiences of women with a disability. It presents a theoretical framework that clinicians can refer to and use when assisting women with a disability when planning to and during the process of becoming a mother.

If you require any access accommodations, please contact Noreen O'Sullivan

11th February 2016