MA in Childhood and Youth Studies Dissertation refelctions

It's our Masters Graduation on Friday the 22nd and we're looking forward to celebrating the graduates of MACYS 2015.   We wrote to some of our graduates and asked them to reflect on the process of writing their dissertations.  Candice and Claire both received awards for their fantastic empirical research projects.  Below they briefly describe … Continue reading MA in Childhood and Youth Studies Dissertation refelctions

What you can do with a bit of space

By Steven Crowe.  2nd year BACY student On our trip to Rotterdam we witnessed a variety of different areas of social care and social work, and the university had kindly set up visits to a variety of different organisations and settings to get a feel for some of the work that is being done in … Continue reading What you can do with a bit of space

Henk Oosterling’s lesson: Responsibility starts early

Further reflections by Alina Next, the University of Applied Sciences, Rotterdam, offered us a lesson to remember. With hints of John Dewey, and a flavour of social pedagogy, Henk Oosterling’s TED talk about a more contemporary battle was simple but powerful. Using the example of London riots, the philosopher stressed the importance of up-bringing, of … Continue reading Henk Oosterling’s lesson: Responsibility starts early

A visit to Rotterdam: integration, segregation and assimilation

By Elsie Whittington In the last two years Sussex's Education and Social work department have played host to two groups of social pedagogue students from Rotterdam.  Russell Whiting and Janet Boddy have been the key contacts and involved the students in classes, taken them on visits to social work placements and provided the students with … Continue reading A visit to Rotterdam: integration, segregation and assimilation

A jouney to a PhD Studentship

By Sarah Goldsmith I started the MACYS course in September, after many years working as a playworker in after school clubs and holiday clubs as well as delivering playwork training. The MACYS course enabled me to think differently about various aspects of childhood across a range of disciplines, which has in turn allowed me look … Continue reading A jouney to a PhD Studentship

To see, to know, to do. A reflection on moral questions.

My name is Kerrie Rouy, and am a MACYS student the University of Sussex. I have a research interest in Child Sexual Exploitation/ Trafficking. My main reason for this blog is for a space to reflect on what I took away from the day at the UK Gathering of Stop The Traffik (STT), and questions … Continue reading To see, to know, to do. A reflection on moral questions.

Prizes and reflections – MACYS Dissertations

As well as supporting research and bringing together academics from many disciplines CIRCY also nurtures synergies between research activity and the teaching curriculum.  This is done through an undergraduate course – the BA in Childhood and Youth: Theory and Practice, and a Masters course in Childhood and Youth Studies – both of which are now in … Continue reading Prizes and reflections – MACYS Dissertations