UWS is taking part in the Economic and Social Research Council’s (ESRC) Festival of Social Science, a nationwide, week-long insight (3 – 10 November 2018) into the country’s leading social science research.
UWS is organising a public event on Saturday 3rd November focusing on strategies that children can use to support their peers if affected by prejudice-based bullying at school. The university is encouraging families with children aged between nine and 16 to attend to learn about the latest research from social scientists at UWS.
The event, which is from 1pm–4pm at the Garnethill Multicultural Centre in Glasgow, is run in collaboration with Central and West Integration Network (CWIN), RespectMe Scotland and Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights (CRER).
This initiative is related to the EU-funded GATE BULL project led by Dr Maria Sapouna, Senior Lecturer in the School of Media, Culture and Society and Dr Thomas Hainey, Lecturer in the School of Engineering, Computing and Physical Sciences at UWS, in collaboration with three partner universities in the Netherlands, Slovakia and Greece. The project aims to develop an anti-prejudice-based bullying videogame for 10 to 12 year-old children, accompanied by lesson plans and online teacher training.