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We’re 4th in the UK

Posted on Friday 18 September 2020

Social Work at York in the top ten in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide.

Obituary: Julie Williams

Posted on Friday 11 September 2020

Julie Williams who played a critical role in the creation of the Social Policy Research Unit, died on 6 September 2020 aged 72.

Criminal landlords subject tenants to illegal eviction, violence and exploitation, new report says

Posted on Wednesday 2 September 2020

Criminal landlords are subjecting tenants to financial exploitation, illegal eviction and violence, a major new report on the UK’s private rented sector reveals.

The Covid realities project is featured on Woman's Hour

Posted on Wednesday 2 September 2020

Listen to the team discuss the project and its progress on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour

New UNICEF Report Card on child well-being in rich countries is launched

Posted on Tuesday 1 September 2020

The latest UNICEF Report Card on child well-being in rich countries is published by the UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre on 3 September

The Good Childhood Report 2020 launched today

Posted on Friday 28 August 2020

Today sees the launch of The Good Childhood Report 2020, which has been published by The Children's Society.

Webinar: Understanding the impact of the two-child limit

Posted on Monday 10 August 2020

Join this free webinar which will explore the evidence of the impact of the two-child limit policy on households in the UK.

PhD candidate Kelli Kennedy features work at virtual conference

Posted on Tuesday 4 August 2020

First-year PhD candidate Kelli Kennedy features work on food banks and COVID-19 at the Political Studies Association (PSA) Early Careers Network virtual conference, co-winning an award.

Media interest in study published by SPSW Think Ahead MA student

Posted on Monday 27 July 2020

A research study by a Think Ahead Master's student in SPSW, published in the BJSW, has led to a flurry of media and professional interest.

Role for social workers in tackling Cardiovascular disease in India

Posted on Friday 17 July 2020

Social factors, such as poverty and access to community networks, combined with depression and anxiety, have been found to increase the risk for cardiovascular disease in Kerala, India.

Think Ahead student on meeting the religious and cultural needs of BAME mental health inpatients

Posted on Thursday 16 July 2020

A research paper on ‘Experiences of inpatient staff meeting the religious and cultural needs of BAME patients detained under the Mental Health Act’ has been published by a recent SPSW student and her supervisor.

New research finds Universal Credit in Northern Ireland is not working for those it's designed to help

Posted on Wednesday 15 July 2020

A team, led by Dr Ruth Patrick of SPSW, have published research into experiences of Universal Credit in Northern Ireland.

Covid Realities website launch

Posted on Tuesday 14 July 2020

Today sees the official launch of the website for a national research project examining the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on low income families.

SPSW staff virtual run for charity

Posted on Wednesday 8 July 2020

Two members of SPSW staff have completed a virtual run for charity this June.

SPSW students win student volunteering award

Posted on Friday 12 June 2020

Three SPSW students are recognised for their volunteering work by York Carers Centre.

Department of Social Policy and Social Work stays in the UK top ten

Posted on Tuesday 9 June 2020

This week the Department confirmed its place among the UK's most highly regarded departments for the subject of Social Work. The Department is ranked 6th in the UK in the Complete University Guide 2021.

Launch of The Routledge Handbook of Social Work Practice Research

Posted on Wednesday 27 May 2020

The Department of Social Policy and Social Work plays leading role in a new international social work handbook.

Higher education to redesign their teaching practices?

Posted on Friday 15 May 2020

A blog written by a team of SPSW academics discusses the need for higher education to redesign their teaching practices in the wake of COVID-19.

Dr Zoë Irving's book 'Exploring the World of Social Policy'

Posted on Tuesday 5 May 2020

Dr Zoë Irving's book, "Exploring the World of Social Policy: An International Approach" is out now.

New research projects announced focusing on the social implications of Covid-19

Posted on Thursday 23 April 2020

Academics at the University of York are to examine the legal and societal impact of Covid-19 in two separate studies announced today.