News and events

Professor Alan Bryman presenting at York Policy Review event


Kevin Farnsworth and Corporate Welfare Watch

Posted on Friday 13 April 2018

SPSW Reader gives talks across the country

Publications and presentations for Mathilde Maitrot

Posted on Thursday 12 April 2018

Dr Mathilde Maitrot reports on her research in rural Bangladesh

New research explores the 'heat or eat' dilemma for some households

Posted on Thursday 12 April 2018

Dr Carolyn Snell from the Department of Social Policy and Social Work, adds to her work around fuel poverty issues

Social work partner organisation celebrates achieving accreditation

Posted on Monday 26 March 2018

Social work placement providers, Hospice Africa Uganda, celebrate with our staff after achieving accreditation for new MSc.

Learning from Germany’s long-term care social insurance approach

Posted on Tuesday 20 March 2018

Researchers from the University have contributed evidence outlining Germany’s long-term care social insurance scheme to an inquiry examining the sustainability of adult social care funding in England.


Upcoming events


Adults at Risk: the problems of gambling and hoarding

What is the incidence of gambling-related harm for adults at risk, especially those with dementia, cognitive impairment and mental health problems ? What is the current practice, and where are the gaps, in supporting those who hoard?


Male Depression

Join us to hear about male depression and the different ways of encouraging men to seek help.


Surviving and Thriving in Challenging Times

Fran Carter, Rowena Davis and Susan Gantt deliver SCT and SAVI workshops in London, 11 – 14 June 2018


Child protection systems and outcomes: a comparative perspective

At this event, delegates will hear about a study involving England, Germany, and the Netherlands, which has compared child protection policies, systems and practice to understand their impact on children and families.


In the Shadow of the 2008 Crisis: Social Policy Ten Years On - SPA Annual Conference 2018

We are delighted to be hosting the 2018 Social Policy Association (SPA) Annual Conference at the University of York. The city of York has a social investigative heritage that has profoundly influenced the shape of Social Policy in the UK and beyond. We hope that our 2018 conference will provide continuing inspiration for analysis and debate.