Social Welfare Summer School
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work (SSESW) colleagues welcomed to Queen’s University nearly 50 delegates from the Department for Communities (DfC, NI) and the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP, Dublin) for a very successful annual Social Welfare Summer School. The week-long residential event is a joint initiative between DfC and DEASP, alternating annually between Belfast and Dublin. This year’s summer school ran 13-18 August and was entitled 'Welfare, Work and Well-Being: Challenges for the 21st Century'. At various locations across Queen’s, the event's extensive programme connected staff from both departments and other related bodies and facilitated important discussion on social policy issues and sharing of best practice.