Social Science at WIT

The BA (Hons) Social Science is a multi-disciplinary three year course. Waterford Institute of Technology.

The BA (Hons) Social Science is a multi-disciplinary three year course. In times of rapid social and economic change, this programme offer students the opportunity to understand and critically analyse contemporary Irish society and Ireland’s place in an increasingly globalised world. This course draws on core Social Science disciplines such as; Social Policy, Sociology, Psychology, Economics and Politics, with an emphasis on Social Research and Social Studies in Context. The implications of and responses to social problems for marginalised and vulnerable members of society are central to this programme.

Mission: The programme is structured to provide students with the opportunity to gain a solid academic foundation in a range of related disciplines. The programme is also structured to enable students to develop their critical understanding of the applied nature of social science, and the importance of social research in critical inquiry and analysis of contemporary society. The programme emphasises the importance of inter-disciplinarity. These pillars of learning (theory, application, research and integration) are the focus of this programme.

National Homeless & Housing Coalition.

‪‘Helsinki owns 60,000 social housing units; 1 in 7 residents live in city-owned housing, owns 70% of land within the city limits, runs own construction company, has a current target of building 7,000 more new homes – of all categories – a year.’‬

https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2019/jun/03/its-a-miracle-helsinkis-radical-solution-to-homelessness‬

Waterford Institute of Technology

Taking place this evening (Friday) is the opening of the 2019 Graduate Degree Show.

The exhibitions will be opened by curator Sandra Kelly from Garter Lane Gallery on Friday 31st May 2019 @ 7pm on the College Street Campus and continues until Friday 7 June. (Tuesday 4 June - Friday 7 June from 10am to 5pm close Friday 4pm.)

https://www.wit.ie/events/humanities/art-and-design-degree-show-2019-launch

irishtimes.com

Vulnerable children as young as four placed on reduced school timetables

Vulnerable children as young as four placed on reduced school timetables
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/education/vulnerable-children-as-young-as-four-placed-on-reduced-school-timetables-1.3909369

irishtimes.com Some children with behavioural problems face school day of just an hour a day

Interesting new Masters opportunity from UCC. MA in Youth Arts and Sports Education - https://www.ucc.ie/en/ckd04/

Congratulations to Social Science graduate David Conway, this years recipient of the John Moore Community Award.

This award is made annually to the person who is judged to have made the greatest contribution to the institute community.

🎉WIT Vikings Sport and WIT Societies Awards Night at the WIT Arena🎉

The John Moore Community Award

This award is made annually to the person who is judged to have made the greatest contribution to the Institute Community in some way - social, personal, recreational, academic or organisational with the motto

'To serve and not be served'

This years very worthy recipient is Mr. David Conway

Waterford Institute of Technology WIT Students' Union WIT Careers Centre

Sociological Association of Ireland

SAI Annual Conference 2019 - Still time to register! - https://mailchi.mp/4238a6fb3b8e/sai-annual-conference-2019-register-now-for-early-bird-479705

Waterford Institute of Technology

There are many reasons for anyone to put themselves forward for the Graduate Ambassador role at WIT. Ahead of the application deadline on Friday, 17 May 2019 former ambassador Aoife gives five good reasons to apply.

Fantastic employment rates for those with a Social Science degree.

Registration is now open for the SPEEDS Symposium: Teaching and Learning for Social Justice in a Digital World. Register here: https://forms.gle/C6iBKPpjZCcKsYzh8

Waterford Institute of Technology

Leading this project is Dr Lee Coffey, a lecturer and researcher in the Science Department in WIT who leads the Molecular Biotechnology and Biopharmaceutical Research Group which is part of the PMBRC. It will also be co-supervised by Professor Guangping Gao of University of Massachusetts Medical School

blogs.lse.ac.uk

A PhD by publication is a great way to build your academic profile, but be mindful of its challenges

A PhD by publication is a great way to build your academic profile, but be mindful of its challenges

https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/?p=33710

blogs.lse.ac.uk The PhD by publication is an option increasingly available to doctoral candidates. This model can be a great way to build an academic profile but has unique challenges of its own too. Shannon Mason…

blogs.lse.ac.uk

Writing a peer review is a structured process that can be learned and improved – 12 steps to follow

Writing a peer review is a structured process that can be learned and improved – 12 steps to follow
https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2017/05/17/writing-a-peer-review-is-a-structured-process-that-can-be-learned-and-improved-12-steps-to-follow/

blogs.lse.ac.uk Peer review not only helps to maintain the quality and integrity of scientific literature but is also key to a researcher’s development. As well as offering opportunities to keep abreast of c…

Happy Easter!

According to the European University Association, Ireland is an education system in danger. The below data shows why. To compare with other countries click on link: https://www.eua.eu/downloads/publications/eua%20public%20funding%20observatory%202018%20-%20country%20sheets.pdf

Social Justice Ireland

Living in poverty the reality for 1 in 5 children in Ireland https://www.socialjustice.ie/content/policy-issues/living-poverty-reality-1-5-children-ireland-poverty-focus-2019

The Irish Times

'People who know their history are far less easy to manipulate and are much less susceptible to propaganda in all its manifestations.'

Waterford Institute of Technology

A nutrient-rich diet can play a key role in protecting our brain health and reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s disease according to new research. Department of Sport and Exercise Science - WIT Nutrition Research Centre Ireland
https://www.wit.ie/news/health_sciences/waterford-research-underlines-key-role-of-diet-in-cognition-and-alzheimers

Social Justice Ireland

How is Ireland performing on our employment, education and social inclusion Europe 2020 targets? https://www.socialjustice.ie/content/policy-issues/how-ireland-performing-our-europe-2020-targets

The Irish Times

The Government is to propose the introduction of free GP care for children up to the age of 12

irishtimes.com

The realities of renting: ‘We are watching our lives unravel’

The realities of renting: ‘We are watching our lives unravel’
‘We are packing to move back to our parents, both in different counties’
https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/the-realities-of-renting-we-are-watching-our-lives-unravel-1.3849626

irishtimes.com ‘We are packing to move back to our parents, both in different counties’

villagemagazine.ie

Extremism has become normal

Extremism has become normal

https://villagemagazine.ie/index.php/2019/03/extremism-has-become-normal-2/

villagemagazine.ie Dump neoliberalism and build the just society optimising liberalism and equality envisaged by Rawls, Dworkin and Declan Costello by David Langwallner In April 2015 I was asked to present a p…

theguardian.com

Please, Europe – treat the skills of refugees like me as an asset | Hasina Shirzad

Please, Europe – treat the skills of refugees like me as an asset
Hasina Shirzad
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/apr/03/please-europe-skills-refugees-asset-afghan-asylum-seeker-norway?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

theguardian.com Being an Afghan asylum seeker in Norway showed me how difficult it is for us to fulfil our potential, says journalist and student Hasina Shirzad

If you have not already chosen our BA (Hons) in Social Science there’s still time 😉! Important dates information below.

http://www2.cao.ie/downloads/documents/2019/dates_and_tips_2019.pdf

Waterford Institute of Technology

The propose of this rural conversation is to contemplate the future of rural communities in Ireland

jobs.ac.uk

Research Officer - Sociology/Psychology at The Agriculture and Food Development Authority - Teagasc

Social Science/Sociology/Psychology job opportunity with
The Agriculture and Food Development Authority - Teagasc - Economy and Development Programme. Psychology at WIT
https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BRE363/research-officer-sociology-psychology

jobs.ac.uk Start your UK & international job search for academic jobs, research jobs, science jobs and managerial jobs in leading universities and top...

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The Irish Times

In a world where everything seems to cost something, libraries are the last bastion of learning for learning’s sake.

independent.ie

600,000 people here 'live in rotting, damp or leaking dwellings'

https://m.independent.ie/irish-news/600000-people-here-live-in-rotting-damp-or-leaking-dwellings-37969819.html

independent.ie Hundreds of thousands of people in Ireland are living in substandard housing conditions, a Europe-wide report has outlined.

Great evening chatting to people about our Social Science degree in Waterford Institute of Technology #CAO2019 #WD187
Open Event continues tomorrow 9am-2pm!

socialpolicyblog.com

Globalisation and the Welfare State: Is More Education What People Really Want?

Globalisation and the Welfare State: Is More Education What People Really Want?
https://socialpolicyblog.com/2019/02/11/globalisation-and-the-welfare-state-is-more-education-what-people-really-want/

socialpolicyblog.com This blog is based on an article in the Journal of Social Policy. Click here to access the full article. Globalisation is a defining feature of today’s economies and a great deal of research has a…

wit.ie

Fulbright information event | Waterford Institute of Technology

Staff, researchers and students are invited to the Fulbright Awards roadshow event at 1.15pm on Tuesday 26 March in the Boardroom, O’Connell Bianconi Nursing Building on the main campus. Book at: https://www.wit.ie/events/all_news/fulbright-information-event

wit.ie Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) is a university-level institution in the South-East of Ireland with over 10,000 students and 1,000 staff. WIT offers tuition and research programmes in various areas from Higher Certificate to Degree to PhD

Waterford Institute of Technology

WIT’s Spring open events 5.30-7.30pm on Friday, 29 March and 9am-2pm on Saturday, 30 March are designed to help students confirm their CAO choices.

The Washington Ireland Program Class 2019 👍🏻

Brilliant news- Social Science student awarded a place on Washington Ireland Program.
We are all delighted for Henry. A fantastic achievement.
https://www.wit.ie/news/humanities/social-science-student-awarded-a-place-on-washington-ireland-program

Waterford Institute of Technology

opendemocracy.net

The twilight of neoliberalism: can popular struggles create new worlds from below?

The twilight of neoliberalism: can popular struggles create new worlds from below?
https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/twilight-of-neoliberalism-can-popular-struggles-create-new-worlds-fr/

opendemocracy.net If the ideologists of neoliberalism want to present it as the natural order of humanity, a more sober historical assessment points out that it has lasted about as long as Keynesianism did before it – a few decades.

theguardian.com

Abuse prevention: how to turn off the gaslighters

theguardian.com It’s a coercive and insidious form of psychological torture, but gaslighting can be recognised and stopped

wit.ie

WIT and the Shona Project: Empowering Young Women | Waterford Institute of Technology

Read about the wonderful Libby and her work experience in Waterford Institute of Technology under the supervision of Dr Hazel O’Brien
https://www.wit.ie/news/humanities/wit-and-the-shona-project-empowering-young-women

wit.ie This International Women’s Day we showcase how WIT staff supported one young woman in her quest to find her way onto her future career path

Sociological Association of Ireland

Antisemitism is on the rise across Europe.
Dutch Chief Rabbi Binyomin Jacobs condemned the float Sunday at the annual Aalst Carnaval street celebration as “shocking.” It contains “typical, anti-Semitic caricatures from 1939.

irishtimes.com

Number of homeless children increases by 10% in past year

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/number-of-homeless-children-increases-by-10-in-past-year-1.3808670?mode=amp

irishtimes.com Total number of people listed as homeless across the State is now just under 10,000

The Irish Times

Residents of Cork, Limerick and Waterford are living in the third-richest region across the European Union, according to a new report from Eurostat.

theguardian.com

Only six countries in the world give women and men equal legal work rights

Only six countries in the world give women and men equal legal work rights

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2019/mar/01/only-six-countries-in-the-world-give-women-and-men-equal-legal-rights?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

theguardian.com Sweden and France among states found by the World Bank to enshrine gender equality in laws, but implementation haphazard

The Irish Times

The European Commission has strongly criticised the Government’s housing policy, suggesting rapidly rising rents, insufficient residential construction and a lack of affordable and social housing were driving increased rates of homelessness

Sociological Association of Ireland

UL SUMMER SCHOOL IN SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH METHODS 2019
Organized by the Department of Sociology at UL, Limerick, Ireland

Course Director: Professor Ross Macmillan

The Department of Sociology, University of Limerick, Ireland will offer a Summer School in Social Science Research Methods in May 2019. The School provides training in quantitative, qualitative and mixed research methods in two parallel streams, at a level appropriate to PhD level research. It optionally offers 10 ECTS credits subject to assessment.

The program runs from Monday May 20th to Friday May 31st 2019

· The qualitative stream covers topics such as the philosophical foundations of qualitative research, discourse analysis, ethnographic techniques, interviewing and focus group approaches, strategies for the analysis of qualitative data, and ethical issues in qualitative research


· The quantitative stream involves begins with an overview of the logic and practice of statistics, statistical inference and the Stata software. It then proceeds to cover measures of association, regression approaches, and extension of the latter for categorical and limited dependent variables.

· The mixed methods track allows researchers to select topics of their choice from both the qualitative and quantitative streams.

Application and fees

Fees:
Audit: €400
Assessed, for 10 ECTS credits: €800 (EU residents)
Assessed for 10 ECTS credits: €1,800 (Non EU residents)

For queries relating to the academic aspects of the programme, please contact the course director [email protected]

Tiers:

1. AHSS/IWAMD students [No Charge]

2. Applicants wishing to Audit the School [€400]

3. Applicants wishing to take the School for 10 ECTS Credits [€800] (EU Residents)

Applicants wishing to take the School for 10 ECTS Credits [€1,800] (Non-EU Residents)

Online Registration Now Open at: https://campuslifeweb.ul.ie/KxRegistration/Registration/Welcome.aspx?e=323F117736F5EBADE31B914C700DFE54

Psychology at WIT

Hans Eysenck on how the Irish aren't as intelligent as the English.

However, the IQ gap was closed within decades as a result of improved environmental contexts in Ireland demonstrating the difference was not genetic.

Check out @WiringTheBrain’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/WiringTheBrain/status/1080856018328915968?s=09

irishtimes.com

‘Huge drop’ in literacy levels of Irish university graduates – OECD study

‘Huge drop’ in literacy levels of Irish university graduates – OECD study
via The Irish Times

irishtimes.com Up to 6% of Irish university graduates are functionally illiterate

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Children's Personalised Story Books Children's Personalised Story Books
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The child becomes the hero of the story, suitable for ages 2 yr's to 9 or 10. Great for bedtime stories or simply to encourage your child to read.

The Story House Ireland The Story House Ireland
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Waterford, N/A

A taught 5 day residential writing centre, open to anyone who wishes to write. Registered Charity Number RCN 20141035

Strumming Along Strumming Along
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National Learning Network National Learning Network
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Providing quality QQI accredited vocational training and employment opportunities for people with additional support needs.

Ireland Connections Ireland Connections
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WIT Design Society WIT Design Society
College St.
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The Official WIT Design Society, is a platform for WIT Design students and anyone with an interest in Visual Communication to share Ideas & Insights.

DLS Communicators - Waterford DLS Communicators - Waterford
Viking Hotel, Cork Road
Waterford, X91 PY99

DLS Communicators meet at 7:30 p.m. on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at Farronshoneen Youth And Community Centre, Williamstown, Waterford

WIT Sport and Health Science Society WIT Sport and Health Science Society
Waterford

The aim of the Sport and Health Science Society is to develop and promote academic, social and community activities within the department. We also aim to strengthen the link between undergraduate and postgraduate students in the Department of Health, Spor