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Department of Social Policy and Social Work (logo on Reception wall)

General enquiries


The Department reception is open 9.30am - 4.30pm, Monday-Friday.

Department of Social Policy and Social Work
University of York
YO10 5DD

For Specific Enquiries please use the following: Student
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SPSW is located in Alcuin C Block (Map)

SPSW is located in Alcuin C Block. View Maps »


Key Contacts



Jonathan Stokoe
Student Administration Manager
Tel: +4 (0)1904 32 1273

Natasha Barradell Unwin
Student Support Administrator - Assessments
Tel: +44 (0) 1904 32 1257

Katherine Bate 
Student Support Administrator - Student Records
Tel: +44 (0)1904 32 1277

Jessica Fleming
Student Support Administrator - Online Programmes, ECC & Tier 4
Tel: +44 (0)1904 32 1238

Julie Harriss
Student Support Administrator - Placements, Practice Education & Postgraduate Research
Tel: +44 (0)1904 32 1238

Helen Story
Student Support Administrator - Admissions
Tel: +44 (0)1904 32 1228

Debbie Banerjee
Co-ordinator for Social and Political Sciences
Tel: +44 (0)1904 32 3553

Angela Chapman
Think Ahead Co-ordinator
Disability Contact
Tel: +44 (0)1904 32 1276


Disability Reps

Polly Sykes
Associate Lecturer in Social Work
Tel: +44 (0)1904 32 1267

Sharon Grace
Lecturer in Social Policy
Tel: +44 (0)1904 32 1225


Yorkshare VLE & Web Coordinator

Dominic Ennis
Tel: +44 (0)1904 32 1274        


Head of Department John Hudson A/C/007 01904 32 1245
PA to Head of Department Hayley Rowan A/C/008 01904 32 1258
Deputy Head of Department Lisa O'Malley A/C/216 01904 32 1242
Departmental Manager Jane Barrand A/C/005 01904 32 1232
Chair of the Board of Studies Professor Neil Lunt A/C/206 01904 32 1235
Chair of the Board of Examiners - Examination Officer  Gernot Klantschnig A/C/120 01904 32 1252
Erasmus Coordinator Zoe Irving A/C/013 01904 32 1247
Undergraduate Admissions Tutor (Social Policy) Rachel Vipond A/C/120 01904 32 1226 rachel
Undergraduate Admissions Tutor (Social Work) Dr Katherine Graham A/C/016 01904 32 1205
Postgraduate Admissions Tutor (Masters) & Deputy Director of the Graduate School Antonios Roumpakis A/C/224 01904 32 1298
Postgraduate Admissions Tutor (Social Work) Jenny Threlfall A/C/015 01904 32 1227
Director of the White Rose Doctoral Training Centre Neil Lunt A/C/206 01904 32 1235
Director of the Graduate School Charlie Lloyd A/C/211 01904 32 1912
Director of Research Yvonne Birks A/B/004 01904 32 1328
Director of Online Programmes Ellen Roberts A/C/225 01904 32 1250

Feedback & Complaints

Feedback on our courses

The Department invites students to provide feedback and suggestions in a number of ways: directly with the module leader, on end of module evaluation forms, or via the appropriate student representative to the Staff-Student Liaison Committee or Board of Studies. You can find out more about your student representatives and methods for providing feedback in your Programme site on the Yorkshare VLE.


The University outlines its complaints procedure online:

Informal complaints may be directed in the first instance to the relevant member of staff in the Department (section 4b of the procedures linked above). If you are unsure who to direct your complaint to, you can contact Department Reception or the relevant Department Deputy Head or Director. If it is not appropriate to contact that member of staff, you may raise your complaint in writing with the Head of Department

Formal complaints are handled centrally by the University (section 4c outlines the procedure).


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