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Welcome to UCD School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice – the centre of excellence for research, teaching and professional training in social policy, social work, equality studies and women studies. We offer diverse degree programmes including Bachelor of Social Science (BSocSc), Higher Diplomas (HDip), certificate and diploma courses in drugs/alcohol work, CPD modules, Master of Social Science (MSocSc) and research degrees in social work, social policy and social justice (e.g. housing, family, child welfare, health care, migration, equality and women studies). Download UCD Social Science Booklet



Dr Rush is October's guest blogger (Committee on Family Research of the International Sociological Association)

Dr Michael Rush, local organizer of the outstanding 2015 RC06 seminar in Dublin is this month's guest blogger on the website of the Committee on Family Research, International Sociological Association. His post entitled "Individualisation, Internationalisation and Family Policy" is available on our website. Please click the title of this news, and you'll find the link on the next page.

Dr McAuliffe co-organises Conference 'Labour in 1915 on the cusp of the Revolutionary Year' (9-11 October 2015)

Together with the Irish Labour History Society, Dr Mary McAuliffe co-organises Conference 'Labour in 1915 on the cusp of the Revolutionary Year', and launch of her edited collection 'Rosie': Commemorative essays in Honour of Rosanna 'Rosie' Hackett, revolutionary and activist (Arlen House). The conference will be held in Liberty Hall on the weekend of 9-11th of October. President Michael D. Higgins will be our keynote speaker on Friday 9th. A small fee applies, but if you would like to attend, please find the link on the next page.

MASTERCLASS 'White Logic - Whilte Methods' on Wednesday 14th October, 10 - 1pm in Humanities Institute.

This MASTERCLASS is open to UCD PhD students, Postdoctoral Fellows and Staff. This is a half-day event and will take place in the Humanities Building on Wednesday 14th October. LIMITED SPACES! - RSVP:

Public Lecture: Racialising Migration by Prof. Zuberi (U Penn, USA). 13 October 2015, 6-8pm.

This lecture will be held in UCD Food Science/Agriculture Building, Ground Floor FS01. Prof. Zuberi’s research focuses on Race, African and African Diaspora populations. He is dedicated to bringing a fresh view of culture and society to the public through various platforms such as guest lecturing at universities, television programs, and interactive social media. Currently, he works on human rights initiatives by participating in public speaking engagements, international collaborations with transnational organizations, and individuals dedicated to human equality.


Public lecture was given by Mr Liam Bradshaw, Teacher with Schools for Chiapas, NGO providing resources and training for autonomous education centres and schools in the Mexican southeast entitled "MEXICO'S DISAPPEARED STUDENTS: CHALLENGING NARCO-GOVERNMENT AFTER AYOTZINAPA".

Dr Michelle Norris Head of School

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