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.

social-policy.org.uk

Need in the time of Corona by Hartley Dean - Social Policy Association

Excellent blog by Hartley Dean 'Need in the Time of Corona (with apologies to Gabriel Garcia Marquez)'.
http://www.social-policy.org.uk/spa-blog/need-in-the-time-of-corona-with-apologies-to-gabriel-garcia-marquez-by-hartley-dean/

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.

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Noam Chomsky on COVID & ECONOMY

Noam Chomsky on Covid-19 and Economy.

https://youtu.be/zi6ae6kZNqE

Internationally renowned intellectual Noam Chomsky in conversation with National Observer founding editor-in-chief Linda Solomon Wood about the COVID-19 poli...

theguardian.com

'I can't get motivated': the students struggling with online learning

As universities shift online, experts worry that disadvantaged and disabled students may slip through the cracks.

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2020/may/04/i-cant-get-motivated-the-students-struggling-with-online-learning

theguardian.com As universities shift online, experts worry that disadvantaged and disabled students may slip through the cracks

assets.gov.ie

Roadmap for reopening society and business.

https://assets.gov.ie/73722/ffd17d70fbb64b498fd809dde548f411.pdf

assets.gov.ie

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‎Irish Society: Episode 1. The Gift of Sociology, with Anne Byrne on Apple Podcasts

‪Our wonderful colleague Dr John O’Brien presents the first podcast of the @Soc_Assoc_Ire - Dr Anne Byrne @socandpol ‘The Gift of Sociology’‬

https://podcasts.apple.com/ie/podcast/episode-1-the-gift-of-sociology-with-anne-byrne/id1507673858?i=1000471241437

podcasts.apple.com ‎Show Irish Society, Ep Episode 1. The Gift of Sociology, with Anne Byrne - 5 Apr 2020

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‎Social Science Bites on Apple Podcasts

Hetan Shah on the role for social science during the Covid-19 crisis.

https://podcasts.apple.com/ie/podcast/social-science-bites/id524122804#episodeGuid=224d1a92-5e76-4c34-810a-d56fffca1ef9

podcasts.apple.com ‎Social Sciences · 2020

irishtimes.com

Time to throw out old certainties, starting with economics

Governments have a brief window of opportunity to shape a new world.
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/europe/time-to-throw-out-old-certainties-starting-with-economics-1.4241250?mode=amp

irishtimes.com Europe Letter: Governments have a brief window of opportunity to shape a new world

socialjustice.ie

Substantial portion of workers cannot achieve a socially acceptable standard of living | Social Justice Ireland

https://www.socialjustice.ie/content/policy-issues/substantial-portion-workers-cannot-achieve-socially-acceptable-standard-living

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.

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The Poor Sociological Imagination of the Rich

The Poor Sociological Imagination of the Rich.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=emb_share&v=WntuB8RulzI

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

The Irish Times view on Irish attitudes to the EU: a sense of ownership

https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/editorial/the-irish-times-view-on-irish-attitudes-to-the-eu-a-sense-of-ownership-1.4240383

irishtimes.com People feel the EU should do better, but the crucial question is how?

Theatre Studies at WIT

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

businesspost.ie

Michael D Higgins: A map for recovery exists – let’s be wise enough to use it | Business Post

“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
https://www.businesspost.ie/aad8c475

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

Might help!

Worth a try if you are using your mobile data to access VLE resources or online classes.

socialeurope.eu

Out of the tragedy of coronavirus may come hope of a more just society – President Michael D Higgins

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
https://www.socialeurope.eu/out-of-the-tragedy-of-coronavirus-may-come-hope-of-a-more-just-society

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.

publicpolicy.ie

Ireland’s COVID19 Crisis Response – Slides and Videos | Public Policy

Ireland’s COVID19 Crisis Response – Slides and Videos
April 17, 2020

http://publicpolicy.ie/papers/irelands-covid19-crisis-response-perspectives-from-social-science-on-line-conference/

publicpolicy.ie Sponsors: UCD Research & Innovation | UCD College of Health & Agricultural Sciences | UCD College of Social Sciences & Law | School of Economics | School of Education | School of Politics & International Relations | School of Social Policy, Social Work & Social Justice | School of Sociology

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Ireland’s COVID19 Crisis Response: Perspectives from Social Science - Friday, 24 April

Ireland’s COVID19 Crisis Response: Perspectives from Social Science
Friday 24th April.
https://mailchi.mp/70931cc27ced/irelands-covid19-crisis-response-perspectives-from-social-science-friday-24-april

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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!

Waterford Institute of Technology

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.

irishtimes.com

The Irish town trying to fight back against coronavirus

Interesting read about Waterford ‘City’!

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/the-irish-town-trying-to-fight-back-against-coronavirus-1.4227972?mode=amp

irishtimes.com Behind the closed shutters, there is hope and resilience in Waterford

irishtimes.com

Coronavirus: Time for a new social contract in Ireland

Michelle Murphy from Social Justice Ireland states that it’s “time for a new social contract in Ireland.
https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/coronavirus-time-for-a-new-social-contract-in-ireland-1.4225255?mode=amp#.XpJJO9t9otg.facebook

irishtimes.com Basic income, social housing and childcare provision are investments not liabilities

#shineyourlight

Assignment supports from Waterford Institute of Technology Libraries

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irishexaminer.com

Michael Clifford: Is it now time to give some real thought to Universal Basic Income in Ireland?

Michael Clifford: Is it now time to give some real thought to Universal Basic Income in Ireland?

https://amp.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/views/analysis/michael-clifford-is-it-now-time-to-give-some-real-thought-to-universal-basic-income-in-ireland-992252.html

irishexaminer.com Before the crisis, they met monthly in a room in the Dublin Institute of Technology, writes Michael Clifford.

independent.ie

We mustn't go back to our unsustainable society - we should reorganise, not reboot - Independent.ie

Excellent article by our former colleague Dr Tom Boland.

https://www.independent.ie/opinion/comment/we-mustnt-go-back-to-our-unsustainable-society-we-should-reorganise-not-reboot-39093018.html

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.

businesspost.ie

The next government has a unique opportunity to reboot our Republic | Business Post

Well worth a read for all our social science students.
https://www.businesspost.ie/523b209d

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

Study supports for WIT students: WIT Autonomy Top 10

Study supports.
https://www.wit.ie/news/all_news/study-supports-for-wit-students-wit-autonomy-top-10?utm_content=buffer5ff09&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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

TheJournal.ie

President Michael D Higgins: "This crisis will pass but remember that there will be other viruses, so we can't let ourselves be in the same vulnerable position again, as we are now."

The Irish Times

Stay home. Stay well.

The Government has announced further sweeping restrictions on social and commercial life tonight as it struggles to contain the spread of the coronavirus

President of Ireland / Uachtarán na hÉireann Michael D. Higgins

A poem from the President. President of Ireland / Uachtarán na hÉireann Michael D. Higgins

“Take Care”


In the journey to the light,
the dark moments
should not threaten.
Belief
requires
that you hold steady.
Bend, if you will,
with the wind.
The tree is your teacher,
roots at once
more firm
from experience
in the soil
made fragile.

Your gentle dew will come
and a stirring
of power
to go on
towards the space
of sharing.

In the misery of the I,
in rage,
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
and cries
is the loss
of all we know
of the divine
reclaimed
for our shared
humanity.
Hold firm.
Take care.
Come home
together.

MDH
‘Season of Fire’, 1993

irishtimes.com

World will need new financial system after Covid-19

World will need new financial system after Covid-19
via The Irish Times
https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/world-will-need-new-financial-system-after-covid-19-1.4211363

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

It is essential that you check your WIT Student eMail on a regular basis as all communications are issued to you to this address, including Moodle notification. Your WIT Student eMail address is your [email protected] (i.e. 12[email protected]) and is accessed using the original password you received on your StartWIT email. See www.wit.ie/studentemail for further information. Waterford Institute of Technology

socialjustice.ie

Problems across the EU makes Covid-19 crisis even more challenging | Social Justice Ireland

https://www.facebook.com/100000580729845/posts/3281171641912161/?d=n

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....

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