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SHUSU Events

Welcome to our SHUSU Events page, keep up to date with whats happening in SHUSU.  On this page you will be able to find out about upcoming events being held across all 4 sub-groups, including details of how to book your place if required.  To access the information, click on the items listed.

Upcoming Events

Previous Events

CARe Seminar Series
Against Creativity:

Redefining what it means to be creative under modern capitalism

University of Salford | Room 1.51, Mary Seacole Building | Frederick Road Campus | M6 6PU Salford | United Kingdom
Tuesday, 27 November 2018 from 16:30 to 17:30 (GMT)

The Sustainable Housing & Urban Studies Unit (SHUSU) at the University of Salford are pleased to host speaker Oli Mould with his talk on his book 'Against Creativity'.

We are constantly told to be creative. In work, at home, by our bosses, teachers and politicians – we are encouraged to think creatively and untold innovations and riches will follow. The term is everywhere.  The trouble is though, no one has really stopped to think, what does it mean to be creative? Really creative?

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Can Design Save Society? Symposium

Too place Monday, 5 November 2018 from 16:00 to 18:00 (GMT)
University of Salford | New Adelphi Building 

The School of Arts and Media (SAM) and the Sustainable Housing & Urban Studies Unit (SHUSU) at the University of Salford organised  a symposium entitled 'Can Design Save Society?' as part of the wider Festival of Social Science organised by the Economic and Social Science Research Council (ESRC).

SAM and SHUSU have been working together over the last couple of years on illustrating the power of design to make people and policy makers stop, think and reflect on established knowledge about the world and pressing social issues.

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Hidden Young People in Salford: Research findings launch

Took place Wednesday, 31 October 2018 from 10:30 to 13:00 (BST)
University of Salford | The Old Firestation

Academics at the University of Salford have been commissioned by Salford City Council as part of the Salford Anti-Poverty Taskforce collaboration to undertake research exploring the experience of ‘Hidden’ young people in Salford – i.e. those young people who are neither in employment, education or training (NEET), nor who claim the benefits they are entitled to. This event  provided an overview of the key research findings with City Mayor, Paul Dennett present providing a response to the findings.

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Sustainable Transport Futures Inaugural Seminar: 'Bike Share and our cities'

Took Place Thursday, 18 October 2018 from 12:00 to 14:00 (BST)
University of Salford | The Old Firestation 

Bike Share Report kicked off a new Transport Seminar Series. The University of Salford invited people to join the inaugural seminar of ‘Sustainable Transport Futures’ series: ‘Bike Share and our cities’’, which featured the launch of brand new research on bike sharing schemes. 

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CARe Seminar Series
Embarrassment and gratitude: The experience of food bank use in England

Took place Thursday, 18 October 2018 from 12:00 to 14:00 (BST)
University of Salford | L417 Allerton Building

This seminar highlighted  food bank use engendering feelings of both embarrassment and gratitude among those accessing them. Analysis of interviews conducted with food bank staff and people using food banks throughout the Liverpool City Region shows that both terms came up frequently. Other academic literature on food bank use in the UK where this trend has been identified was also discussed.

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Welfare conditionality: Sanctions, support and behaviour change Final findings launch

Took place Wednesday, 18 July 2018 from 13:00 to 16:00 (BST)
University of Salford | The Old Firestation

This event presented the final findings from the five-year ESRC funded Welfare Conditionality: Sanctions, support and behaviour change project. This project has created an international and interdisciplinary focal point for research on welfare conditionality, providing a new and wide-ranging evidence base on the impact and ethicality of welfare conditionality across a range of policy areas.

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Sanctions, Support & Service Leavers: Social security benefits, welfare conditionality and transitions from military to civilian life - First-wave findings launch

Took place Thursday 19th April 2018, 5pm to 8.30pm
MediaCity UK

The event presented the first-wave findings of an ongoing longitudinal project funded by the Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) called Sanctions, Support and Service Leavers: Welfare conditionality and transitions from military to civilian life. This ground breaking project represents the first substantive research focusing specifically on veterans’ experiences of the social security benefits system in their transition to civilian life.

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