Anthea McIntyre, MEP for the West Midlands, visited the Faculty of Social Sciences on Friday 13 November. The visit was hosted by DVC Ian Oakes and Dean of Social Sciences Miceal Barden in the new £18million Business School building.
Anthea was able to hear a number of presentations from Faculty staff outlining the range of work carried out within the faculty with a strong focus on Europe. Professor Kate Moss presented an overview of her research work on rough sleepers, funded by the EU Daphne programme and presented a copy of her recently published book with Pram Singh. Roya Rahimi outlined the support provided by the University/PSO programme NU2EU and European bids which have resulted from this. Ella Haruna outlined the work of CIDT with a focus on EU funded work on forest governance.
In addition Lynn Leighton Johnson set out the role of the International Academy within the University, outlined the links between the Business School and employers and the new Executive education offer made possible by the new building and Jan Gilder from the Project Support Office provided an overview of the developing University EU strategy.
As an MEP and spokesperson on employment for her party in the European Parliament, Anthea was able to offer advice on potential funding streams for research and consultancy in the future and commented on the impressive range of activity going on in the faculty.
Back Row left to right – Jenny Brown, Associate Dean Postgraduate & Professional; Professor Kate Moss, Law Professor; Dr Roya Rahimi, Lecturer; Ella Haruna, Deputy Head of Centre for International Development and Training; Stephen Peak, Associate Dean Business Engagement and Research.
Front Row left to right - June Dennis, Associate Dean Undergraduate; Anthea McIntyre MEP; Miceál Barden, Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences; Janette Gilder, Director of the Project Support Office.