CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS EXTENDED TO FRIDAY 3TH NOVEMBER 2017. The programme is a partnership initiative of Maynooth University and the National Youth Council of Ireland Arts Programme and leads to an award of the National University of Ireland, placed at Level 7 on the National Qualifications Framework.
Date: Friday, 27 October 2017
Violence on the basis of difference is still a real challenge for both parts of this island. A new book - 'Critical Perspectives on Hate Crime - Contributions from the Island of Ireland' documents victims' experiences and government responses.
Date: Thursday, 26 October 2017
We are delighted to announce the launch of a new Certificate in Digital Creativity in Youth Settings. The Certificate is a part-time programme offered by the Department of Applied Social Studies, MU in partnership with Camara Education Ireland and the TechSpace Programme. Application deadline Wednesday 15th November 2017
Date: Monday, 23 October 2017
Edited by Séamus Taylor, Lecturer of Social Policy, Applied Social Studies, Maynooth University and Amanda Haynes and Jennifer Schweppe of University of Limerick.
Date: Friday, 20 October 2017
New book explores the manner in which hate crime presents itself north and south of the border, as well as presenting challenges as experienced by practitioners and policy makers in addressing hate crime.
Date: Wednesday, 18 October 2017
At today's Conferring Ceremony at Maynooth University, students on the Bachelor of Social Science degree BSocSc and students on the BA Community and Youth Work are graduating.
Date: Friday, 08 September 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