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Dec 12, 2012

On 12 December 2012, Iriss.fm visited the 'At Home Abroad' exhibition, which was being held at the Scotland Street School Museum in Glasgow. The exhibition opened in December 2012 and runs until the end of January 2013 and is housed at the Scotland Street School Museum in Glasgow.

In the exhibition, children from four...


Nov 8, 2012

Key Capabilities and students as leaders in multidisciplinary contexts. Professor Brigid Daniel's keynote address to the 2012 SCOPT (Scottish Organisation for Practice Teaching) annual conference offered a positive and optimistic view of social work as new entrants bring fresh perspectives. Students, in general,...


Nov 2, 2012

Liz Snodgrass from Renfrewshire became the first winner of the SASW MHO of the Year Award in memory of Wilma MacDonald, a highly respected and loved MHO from the East End of Glasgow who died in 2009. Liz has been a social worker for many years and a practising MHO who has a wealth of experience in the field. She told us...


Nov 1, 2012

Blogging and microblogging in court. James Doleman started blogging during the Tommy Sheridan trial in 2006. At a seminar organised by Strathclyde University's Centre for Law, Crime and Justice, he talked about why social media in criminal courts should be seen as an opportunity rather than a problem. Social...


Oct 30, 2012

Alison Petch, Director at Iriss, talks about the origins and implementation of the Talking Points programme, an approach that focuses on assessing the outcomes important to the individual.

This was part of a wider presentation on 'scaling out', from piloting to embedding, delivered with Lisa Pattoni who talked about the...