French Students Visit - Lycée Jeanne d'Arc University, Rennes, France
A group of thirty-six second-year students in studying their baccalaureate in Home-Economics and are preparing to work as social workers, home-Economics advisers and related field of career choices.
London Centre for Social Studies (LCSS) hosted an enthusiastic group of students and teachers from Lycée Jeanne d'Arc University, Rennes – France, on their field trip the passing Wednesday. A group of thirty-six second-year students in studying their baccalaureate in Home-Economics and are preparing to work as social workers, home-Economics advisers and related field of career choices. Alongside their visit to LCSS, the group had also been to similar non-governmental organisations such as YMCA and the Salvation Army.
We discussed social work in the UK as well as LCSS’s previous and ongoing activities, our project co-ordinator, Sherife Tekdal, started her presentation with explaining what LCSS is and highlighted many times the importance of networking in academic life by giving some specific examples in her own experience. Sherife illustrated how successful community based projects come to life and what stages should be followed in order to come up with an original project idea, carry on and complete a project with funding sources. She applied her points by mentioning one of the LCSS’s previous project, Raising Expectations: Promoting the Visibility of Role Models within the Turkish Community in Britain and the stages it had been through until the project was implemented and finalized.
Summer Scout for Disadvantaged Children project aims to enable children aged between 9-15 to actively engage with peers through educational and leisurely scout activities resulting in a better understanding of using their free time wisely and actively, thus building their self-esteem and confidence by developing their social interaction and communication skills.
British Engagement Project for Displaced Children seeks to enhance understanding of British values, culture, and history through a professionally developed non-informal curricula designed for displaced (i.e. asylum seekers, refugees, forced migrants) families children, aged between 11-16.
On 27 November 2015, LCSS has successfully organised a roundtable at SOAS to discuss the recent Migrant Crisis
In August 2015, LCSS has successfully conducted the Training Programme on Ottoman and Archival Studies, which took place in London and Oxford.
We are excited to conduct LCSS's first summer school and to host a lovely group of students from Azerbaijan. 20 July - 14 August
International Conference on Gender and Education: Critical Issues, Policy and Practice: Re-Gendering Education
LCSS’s growing gender platform continued its international conference series in Bloomington, IN, United States on International Conference on Gender and Education
Feray J. Baskin - PhD Candidate, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA
Daniela Alaattinoğlu - PhD Candidate, European University Institute - Florence, Italy
Interview by Ozdemir Ahmet - On Thursday 4 April 2013 An interview was conducted with Baroness Molly Meacher at the House of Lords where questions were put out to her with regards to the welfare reforms introduced by the coalition.