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Maria Smith wins the 2018 Social Policy Association Award for Excellence in Doctoral Research

Posted on Wednesday 18 July 2018

SPSW PhD student's research challenges the 'paradox of contented female worker'

Welcoming back familiar faces

Posted on Tuesday 17 July 2018

Dr Kay Cook returns to York for her latest collaboration with Professor Christine Skinner.

Call for abstracts for Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health

Posted on Monday 16 July 2018

The call for abstracts for the 9th International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health, July 2019 at York, is now open.


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Systems-centered Training Week: A practical approach to change

The annual training week in York is well–established and offers five parallel courses to meet participants’ developing requirements.


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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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