Workshop on Gender-Based Violence and Syrian Refugees at Strathclyde

This event has been a long time coming. The grant award from British Council that I won back in December 2016 is now coming to use, as close to 40 early career researchers from the UK and Turkey gathered in Glasgow this week to discuss the issues of refugees and gender-based violence.

The aim of the event was to encourage collaboration between UK and Turkish participants on future grant proposals and publications and to create and maintain an international network of researchers on this topic in academia, NGOs, and government organisations in the two countries.

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Summer is for resting!

It’s vacation time finally. Taking vacations reduces stress, improves heart health and mental health, and improves relationships, says research. Time to fly out of Scotland, chasing the sun, and to breath in the hot humid air of the Black Sea in Bulgaria and then the Ionian Sea. See out photos from Greece below.

Strathclyde journalism students winners at SSJA 2017

Several post-graduate students from the MLitt in  Digital Journalism course won awards and commendations for their work in my Producing Media class at this year’s Scottish Student Journalism Awards. 

Bryce Mills won first prize in the Arts & Entertainment category for her feature about a tattoo artist in America who creates free 3D nipples to women who’ve had mastectomies. Read the story here.

Sophie Law, co-editor-in-chief of The New Normal, won two commendations for Feature of the Year and the Calum Macdonald Memorial Award for her story about addiction to prescription drugs. Read the story here.

In addition, the student-run paper Strathclyde Telegraph won a commendation for Publication of the Year. (I must admit I had no direct involvement there though).

Our journalism programme wins nationwide recognition

Our programme in Journalism and Creative Writing at Strathclyde was recognised recently by two major publications as one of the top ones in the country.

The Guardian’s University League Tables ranked Strathclyde second in the UK and first in Scotland in the subject area Journalism, Publishing and Public Relations.

The Complete University Guide also ranked our programme second in the UK and first in Scotland in the Communication and Media Studies subject area.