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Poetry on buses

Posted on Thursday 12 January 2017

Travel challenges of older people depicted in poetry on buses

SPSW welcomes Chevening scholars

Posted on Tuesday 10 January 2017

Scholarships for developing future leaders

Professor John Ditch
Masterclasses for our MPA students from prominent British institutions

Posted on Tuesday 20 December 2016

High profile external speakers contribute to the CASPPER programme


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SPSW experts in national debate:



MRC February Book Club

Professor Jonathan Bradshaw will lead the first MRC Book Club, the focus of which will be his recent journal article, “Child poverty in the UK: Measures, prevalence and intra-household sharing”.


Adult Safeguarding: what have we learned about what works best?

Join us in Hull to hear about the latest developments in Adult Safeguarding.


Surviving and Thriving in Challenging Times: Systems-Centered® and SAVI® Workshops - June, London

Four Systems-Centered® workshops for workers in private organisations, healthcare, social care. local government, voluntary sector, or to enhance personal lives, in couple, families and communities


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3rd Year Students in a Seminar

The Department of Social Policy and Social Work at York is one of the leading UK centres for teaching and research in social policy, social work and professional development for public managers.

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