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


Spending stars

By Isabella Wells, 1st year BACY student I didn’t have any idea of what Rotterdam would be like, all I knew was that the Dutch have a friendly reputation and their educational system has been rated positively. When I arrived in Rotterdam I was surprised by how modern the city is, everywhere you look you … Continue reading Spending stars

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


Falling for Rotterdam

By Alina Chirila 2nd year BACY student It is not very hard to fall in love when you’re a pretty accurate version of Don Quixote. On this occasion, in my own search for meaning and beauty, I hoped to fall for the Dutch, and God, it really did happen. Black tulips, libertine coffee shops with their … Continue reading Falling for Rotterdam


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


Winter Graduation

Wonderful to be at Winter Graduation today and to congratulate 2 MACYS students (Jessica and Arlie) receiving their Masters degrees, two MSc Social Research Methods students (Elsie and Louise) and 3 PhD students (Rebecca, Claire and Denise) all linked to CIRCY. Many others couldn’t be there in person because of work or because they are … Continue reading Winter Graduation