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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

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.

1 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

Social Work students qualify early to support the most vulnerable in society

108 final year social work students from Ulster University have completed their degrees early to join the workforce

6 May 2020

Professor Deirdre Heenan discussing ageism during the COVID-19 pandemic on BBC Radio Foyle

On BBC Radio Ulster Talkback, William Crawley debates challenging issues and talks to the people making the headlines. Professor Deirdre Heenan, Professor of Social Policy, Ulster University, discusses ageism during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

5 May 2020

Ulster University Professors recognised in New Year’s Honours List 2020

Ulster University Professors recognised in New Year’s Honours List 2020

28 December 2019