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Welcome to UCD School of Applied Social Science – centre of excellence for research, teaching and professional training in social policy and social work. We offer diverse programmes including BSocSc, H.Dips, certificate and diploma courses in drugs/alcohol work, CPD modules, MSocSc and PhDs in social work and social policy (e.g. housing, family, child welfare, health care, and migration). Download UCD Social Science Booklet



Staff meet with visiting lecturer from Assam Don Bosco University, India

On Monday 1st December we welcomed Jacob Islary on a visit to our school. Jacob is a lecturer in Social Work at Assam Don Bosco University, India. He has been involved in the UCD Volunteers Overseas programme. We look forward to building collaborative links with Jacob and colleagues and students at Don Bosco into the future!

Dr Keenan's report launch featured in various media

Research Report 'Sexual Trauma and Abuse' was launched on 1 December at the Dublin Castle Conference Centre. It was authored by Dr Marie Keenan (School of Applied Social Science), Dr Bernadette Fahy (psychologist) and the restorative justice organisation Facing Forward. You can read various reports in the newspapers, and also listen to Dr Keenan's interview on RTE Radio1 (Drivetime)

'Child Applicants for International Protection': UNHCR training event (27 November 2014)

On 27 November, Dr Muireann Ní Raghallaigh will contribute to a multi-agency training event organised by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The training, entitled 'Child Applicants for International Protection', will be delivered to attendees from a number of state agencies including the Refugee Legal Service, the Refugee Appeals Tribunal and the Child and Family Agency.

Social Work Information Resources Seminar (20 Nov 2014)

Social Work Information Resources Seminar was held in the School of Applied Social Science to mark the end of an intensive social work research module.

Research Report Launch: 'Sexual Trauma and Abuse'

UCD and FACING FORWARD invite you to a seminar to launch the Research Report 'Sexual Trauma and Abuse: Restorative and Transformative Possibilities?' on Mon 1st December 2014 (9am-1pm) @ Dublin Castle Conference Centre, Upper Courtyard. The report will be launched by Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald T.D. (booking necessary)

Dr Michelle Norris Head of School

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