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Upcoming events


Date: Thursday 29 April, 2021
Time: 1-2pm
Speaker: Louise Sims, CoramBAAF
Zoom link:
(Meeting ID: 990 1749 7801 / Passcode: 859483)

The Voice and Experiences of BAME Children in Kinship Care in the UK


Past events


Date: Thursday 18 February, 2021
Time: 1-2pm
Leader: Dr Pamela Thurschwell
Zoom link:
(Meeting ID: 988 4018 3772 / Passcode: 152363)

Book: 'The Hate U Give' by Angie Thomas



Date: Thursday 11 February, 2021
Time: 11am-12pm
Speaker: Claire Durrant, Doctoral Researcher, Social Work & SocialCare PhD
Zoom link: (Meeting ID: 914 5266 5743)



Date: Thursday 4 February, 2021
Time: 1-2pm
Speaker: Dr Martin Bittner, Europa-Universitaet Flensburg
Zoom link:
(Meeting ID: 941 2464 5768)

The Governance of Children's Lives during Covid-19 through Regulatory Educational Policies


Date: Thursday 10 December, 2020
Time: 11am-12pm
Link to join: / Meeting ID: 965 1220 5800
Speaker: Emma Soye, Doctoral Researcher, Social Work & Social Care PhD

Reconceptualising 'Integration': A research journey

The ‘RefugeesWellSchool’ project aims to promote the wellbeing of young migrants and refugees by supporting their ‘integration’. Emma’s research on the project in two UK schools challenges the dominant ‘integration’ model.

She proposes an alternative framework based on her findings and suggests implications for social and educational policy and practice.


Date: Thursday 26 November, 2020
Speakers: Valentina Terra, ex-Sussex Social Research Methods MA and researcher from the Chilean Observatory for Childhood and Youth,& Daniela Díaz, Observatory Director

Children and Young People's Experiences of Participation during the Social Protests in Chile

This seminar will look at children and young people’s experiences of participation in the current times of social demonstrations in Chile. 

Specifically, it will illustrate their feelings and opinions about what has been happening in Chile, the state violence the children and young suffered during the protests, and their ideas and proposals for the new constitution we will be able to write.



Date: Thursday 5 November, 2020
Speaker: May Nasrawy, Doctoral Researcher, Social Work & Social Care PhD

Living on the Margins: Understanding wellbeing through the everyday life experiences of young Arab Jerusalemites

In this Doctoral Research-in-Progress (DRiP) presentation, May will describe her research journey, starting from the point she developed an interest in the topic, through to why and how she went about researching it. She will pause at various intervals throughout to highlight particular challenges encountered, how she dealt with them, and ultimately “found her voice” through the ‘messiness’ of it all!