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.
Excellent blog by Hartley Dean 'Need in the Time of Corona (with apologies to Gabriel Garcia Marquez)'.
social-policy.org.uk Human need should be a central concept for Social Policy. Lessons to be learned during the Coronavirus pandemic cast a particular perspective on human need.
Noam Chomsky on Covid-19 and Economy.
Internationally renowned intellectual Noam Chomsky in conversation with National Observer founding editor-in-chief Linda Solomon Wood about the COVID-19 poli...
As universities shift online, experts worry that disadvantaged and disabled students may slip through the cracks.
theguardian.com As universities shift online, experts worry that disadvantaged and disabled students may slip through the cracks
Roadmap for reopening society and business.
Our wonderful colleague Dr John O’Brien presents the first podcast of the @Soc_Assoc_Ire - Dr Anne Byrne @socandpol ‘The Gift of Sociology’
podcasts.apple.com Show Irish Society, Ep Episode 1. The Gift of Sociology, with Anne Byrne - 5 Apr 2020
Hetan Shah on the role for social science during the Covid-19 crisis.
podcasts.apple.com Social Sciences · 2020
Governments have a brief window of opportunity to shape a new world.
irishtimes.com Europe Letter: Governments have a brief window of opportunity to shape a new world
socialjustice.ie The latest CSO figures show that 122,800 Irish workers earn the minimum wage or less, far below what is required for a socially acceptable standard of living in Ireland.
The Poor Sociological Imagination of the Rich.
Despite growing inequalities between ‘the rich’ and ‘the poor’, there has not been a corresponding swell of public support to increase redistribution through...
irishtimes.com People feel the EU should do better, but the crucial question is how?
Well said, Dr O’Mahoney.
Dr Jennifer O’Mahoney—our wonderful colleague at Waterford Institute of Technology—explaining why it’s okay to be productive during this time, and not. Her advice to students, and us all: keep going & look for the helpers. Link to video: https://bit.ly/2xRkO83
“Critically, public spending must be viewed as an investment in both society and the economy, not a cost or a burden.” President of Ireland / Uachtarán na hÉireann Michael D. Higgins
businesspost.ie A remarkable document on social and economic expansion, produced with cross-sector consensus and published last month by the NESC, can and should be a Whitaker Report for our times
Worth a try if you are using your mobile data to access VLE resources or online classes.
The lessons of necessity and solidarity learned during the pandemic must inform a transition to a just society within ecological limits in its aftermath. President of Ireland / Uachtarán na hÉireann Michael D. Higgins
socialeurope.eu The lessons of necessity and solidarity learned during the pandemic must inform a transition to a just society within ecological limits in its aftermath.
Ireland’s COVID19 Crisis Response – Slides and Videos
April 17, 2020
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Ireland’s COVID19 Crisis Response: Perspectives from Social Science
Friday 24th April.
Really useful study tips from our Theatre Studies at WIT colleague Dr Úna Kealy.
As some of you might be putting study plans in place (or thinking about study plans!), we highly recommend Dr Úna Kealy's top ten tips!
To help prospective students with their going to college questions WIT will run a series of virtual open days next week. Learn more at www.wit.ie/virtualopenday.
Interesting read about Waterford ‘City’!
irishtimes.com Behind the closed shutters, there is hope and resilience in Waterford
Michelle Murphy from Social Justice Ireland states that it’s “time for a new social contract in Ireland.
irishtimes.com Basic income, social housing and childcare provision are investments not liabilities
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Michael Clifford: Is it now time to give some real thought to Universal Basic Income in Ireland?
irishexaminer.com Before the crisis, they met monthly in a room in the Dublin Institute of Technology, writes Michael Clifford.
Excellent article by our former colleague Dr Tom Boland.
independent.ie In the world as we knew it, Premier League soccer players earned €3m a year on average and a shelf-stacker in a supermarkets got around €15,000.
Well worth a read for all our social science students.
businesspost.ie Covid-19 presents us with the chance to rebuild an Ireland with enhanced quality of life and better public infrastructure at its core
wit.ie Need to develop a new set of skills around working online and managing multiple tasks and deadlines that require planning, scheduling and delivering?
UPDATE FOR STUDENTS: SEMESTER 2 EXAMS TO BE REPLACED BY ALTERNATIVE ASSESSMENT https://www.wit.ie/news/all_news/update-for-students-semester-2-exams-to-be-replaced-by-alternative-assessment
Stay home. Stay well.
A poem from the President. President of Ireland / Uachtarán na hÉireann Michael D. Higgins
In the journey to the light,
the dark moments
should not threaten.
that you hold steady.
Bend, if you will,
with the wind.
The tree is your teacher,
roots at once
in the soil
Your gentle dew will come
and a stirring
to go on
towards the space
In the misery of the I,
it is easy to cry out
against all others
but to weaken
is to die
in the misery of knowing
the journey abandoned
towards the sharing
of all human hope
is the loss
of all we know
of the divine
for our shared
‘Season of Fire’, 1993
World will need new financial system after Covid-19
via The Irish Times
irishtimes.com We need to avoid putting current system back together with sticking plaster
Please remember to #socialdistance and #flattenthecurve. Keep your distance in public places. Waterford Institute of Technology
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socialjustice.ie We need social policies that can adapt to changing realities, meet the challenges of a post-Brexit Europe and withstand future shocks. If this is not done, there is a real danger that social cohesion across the EU will be further fragmented. This is one of the main recommendations from the National....
WYTEC is a Community Youth Training & Education Centre based in Waterford City. We have approximately 86 trainees attending. We always try to create a respectful, caring, equal, challenging and positive learning environment. Our commitment is to respect
For all first year students in the Adult Education Center Durrand's Court, Waterford or any one wanting to support us
We facilitate drumming workshops for schools, adult classes, community groups, festivals and lots more. All instruments are provided and our sessions vary from once off workshops to weekly classes.
An exciting adventure packed with with creativity and fun!!! Tailor made art classes for children and young adults.
Community horticulture training programe based in Ferrybank, Waterford City
Smarter Business Starts here: MONERE
The Waterford Youth Information service provides a free, confidential information service to young people and those who work with them.
The Centre provides CPPD courses for all members of the educational community working in Primary, Secondary and Further Education Colleges in the SE of Irl
Ballybeg Greens supplies top quality organically grown, salad leaves, specialist veg, edible flowers and herbs to the food industry and the general public.
“De La Salle College, Waterford, is an all-boys Catholic school.