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Ulster University to be part of leading brand new Centre to implement evidence in adult social care

Ulster University will be partnering with the University of Birmingham, as part of a broader consortium of key stakeholders from across the four nations of the UK, to develop a brand new Centre for adult social care.

24 March 2021

UK wide study highlights specific impacts of the Covid pandemic on the health and social care workforce

The COVID-19 Health and Social Care Workforce Study is a three-phase study led by Ulster University

22 March 2021

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