Visit our stand and meet with staff and students at the Summer Open Day 10.30am - 3pm. Social Science talks at 11.15am & 1pm in JHL4 John Hume Building, Community and Youth Work talk at 2.10pm in JHL3 John Hume Building
Date: Thursday, 22 June 2017
Many first and second generation migrants face significant disadvantages when it comes to education, according to evidence presented today at Maynooth University. The fifth annual Maynooth Education Forum will see leading international experts demonstrate migrant students are adversely affected by a range of factors, including language proficiency, socio-economic inequality, and teacher expectations.
Date: Friday, 16 June 2017
Call for action on the low levels of participation in higher education among Irish Travellers.
Date: Thursday, 06 April 2017
On the weekend of 24th & 25th February, a group of 16 students and staff from Maynooth University were in the Cloughjordan eco-village for a two-day study visit. The weekend was organised by Dr Joe Larragy, Applied Social Studies, and the participants included students on the new elective stream, Engaging with Civil Society: Justice, Welfare and Environment (SP260 and SP261), and members of Maynooth Green Campus.
Date: Thursday, 16 March 2017
Anastasia Crickley, former Head of Dept of Applied Social Studies and Chairperson UN Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination welcomes the announcement by the Irish Government of State recognition of Travellers as an ethnic group.
March 1st 2017 was an historic and symbolic day for Travellers as their more than thirty year struggle to have their ethnicity fully recognised and acknowledged was successfully concluded by the fulsome statement by An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, TD, in the Dáil. It also marks an event of historic and symbolic importance for all who support human rights and social justice for the diversity of humanity. The UN Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination which I have the honour to chair, actively supports the widely held international consensus regarding the rights of people to identify as members of particular groups and has called on states, including Ireland, to acknowledge Travellers this self-identification. Identity denial is often a direct route to racism and a barrier to rights realisation. No one, as the Taoiseach said, should have to hide their culture to be respected or even included in society. (Click on heading for full statement)
Date: Friday, 03 March 2017
Dept of Applied Social Studies welcomes the announcement by the Irish Government of State recognition of Travellers as an ethnic group
We congratulate our Traveller students, friends and colleagues and acknowledge their work over many years for Traveller rights and recognition. We acknowledge also the work of associates of the Department, past and present, who have been involved in highlighting the discrimination faced by Travellers in their daily lives and in working with Travellers to address these issues at a national, regional and global level.
Date: Wednesday, 01 March 2017
We would like to thank everyone who has applied for our Bachelor of Social Science BSocSc (Community and Youth Work) by the February 1st deadline. We will be writing to you all soon with details of what happens next. We look forward to hearing from you and meeting you in the coming weeks.
Date: Wednesday, 01 March 2017
Twenty-five students from the Department of Applied Social Studies Masters programmes in Community and Youth Work (MACYW) and Rights and Social Policy (MSocSc) recently visited the United Nations in Geneva.
Date: Tuesday, 24 January 2017
Dr Brian Melaugh was conferred with a Professional Doctorate in Health at University of Bath
Date: Wednesday, 07 December 2016
On Monday 21st November Maynooth students met with human rights lawyer, Rafael Maldonado, of the Calas organisation, which has been representing and defending environmental activists in Guatemala.
Date: Wednesday, 30 November 2016