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UCL’s new BSc Social Sciences graduates offer a global perspective on social change

Claire Cameron, Ann Phoenix, Ashly Fuller, Charlotte Cook, Miya Baldwin. We live in interesting times. News reports from every continent are by turn puzzling, alarming and heartening, particularly as it is increasingly clear that there are deep divisions in how

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Posted in Further higher and lifelong education, Social sciences and social policy

The UK’s unique scientific versions of the 7-Up series

Alissa Goodman. I first encountered the brilliant Michael Apted 7-Up TV series as a 9 year old (pictured) in primary school, back in 1981, not long after 21-Up had been made. Instead of lessons, our teacher Miss Price let us watch

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Posted in Research matters, Social sciences and social policy

How an apprenticeship in the arts helps bridge the move from care into further education and fulfilling work

Katie Hollingworth. Young people who have been in care face significant obstacles as they make the transition into adulthood. Statistics on the outcomes for this group are troubling. Almost 40% of care experienced young people are not in education, training

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Posted in Employment and skills, Social sciences and social policy, young people

Banning porn won’t work. So how can we best support young people’s digital intimacies?

Jessica Ringrose, Amelia Jenkinson and Sophie Whitehead. In recent weeks, conversation has been reignited around the UK’s porn block for under 18s. The plan to prevent teens from accessing porn has been long delayed, but the government recently reiterated that

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Posted in Education policy, Social sciences and social policy, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment, young people

Parental leave: what is it for and how do we make it work?

Peter Moss. Leave policies for parents (maternity, paternity and parental leave) are high on today’s policy agenda, not only in higher income countries but around the world. A recent International Labour Organisation (ILO) survey found all bar two countries (Papua

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Posted in Childhood & early education, International comparisons, Parents, Social sciences and social policy
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