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Professor Alan Bryman presenting at York Policy Review event


Ellen Roberts and Sally Brooks
We welcome Commonwealth scholars

Posted on Wednesday 1 November 2017

16 postgraduate students, supported by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, have joined our online programmes.

Is Universal Credit undermining the principles of the welfare state?

Posted on Monday 30 October 2017

A paper by Peter Dwyer and Sharon Wright has been cited during a parliamentary debate on Universal Credit.

£800m in corporate welfare

Posted on Monday 30 October 2017

A new report from Kevin Farnsworth, Nicki Lisa Cole and Mickey Conn reveals the cost of Nissan UK's sweetheart deals.

Unless prisoners have a good place to live after release, prison drug rehabilitation won’t work

Posted on Wednesday 25 October 2017

Drug recovery work in prison is largely futile unless suitable accommodation and support are available to prisoners upon their release.

Are energy efficiency programmes all they seem?

Posted on Tuesday 17 October 2017

The cost of energy in the UK is once again a hot topic.


Upcoming events


Direct Payments and Personal Assistants: Experiences, Issues and the Way Forward

Do you use Direct Payments? Do you employ a PA? Or do you work with people who do?


Human trafficking: understanding the health needs of formerly trafficked people

Join us to hear about health needs related to formerly trafficked adults and young people (aged 14 to 21) and key barriers to accessing health services.


Do children's services reflect, reinforce or reduce social inequalities?

This session will report a major UK-wide study of inequalities in children's chances of being on child protection plans or being a looked after child.


Personality Disorders: A Social Perspective

This workshop will consider both service users and mental health social workers understanding of personality disorder