Latest updates from the School of Applied Social and Policy Sciences

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Social Work students' foodbank fundraising

Students and staff at the Magee campus have raised over £1300 for local foodbanks. The ‘Stand Up for Social Work’ Society at Ulster University’s Derry campus led the fundraising drive and provides students with opportunities to get involved

1 January 2021

Disability advocate overcomes health issues to graduate with PhD from Ulster University

Jason Olsen graduates this winter with a PhD in social policy.

18 December 2020

Health, Equality and the Economy

Report by a cross disciplinary team at Ulster University to support the future of healthcare

9 December 2020

Online Seminar Series on Dealing with the Past in Northern Ireland: Deepening the Debate

A seminar series exploring the Stormont House Agreement and dealing with the past in Northern Ireland.

27 November 2020

Research advises of management strengths and areas for improvement to support wellbeing of Health and Social Care UK workforce during COVID-19

A study of over 3,000 members of the Health and Social Care workforce across the UK during the first wave of COVID-19 from May to July 2020 has revealed key learnings for management to aid the wellbeing of staff.

15 October 2020

Key ‘Troubles’ Documents now available online through National Archives of Ireland partnership with CAIN

960 documents added to the Conflict Archive on the INternet (CAIN) website

30 July 2020

Newtownabbey graduate battled cancer during studies

Shannon Grant graduates this summer with a BSc in Social Policy from Ulster University. Shannon, who battled kidney cancer while studying, gained a 2.1 for her hard work. Before entering university, she completed an access course in Behavioural and

23 July 2020

Ulster University graduate overcomes cancer and hopes to help others facing difficulties

Shannon Grant graduates this summer with a BSc in Social Policy

22 July 2020

Local Universities and AWARE tackle mental health in the workplace

Innovative pilot project to explore the link between mental health training and improvements in wellbeing in the workplace

18 May 2020