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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 Zoƫ 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.

SPSW welcomes Dr Shin of the OECD

Posted on Tuesday 24 March 2020

SPSW Taught Postgraduates welcomed Dr Eunkyung Shin from the OECD Social Policy Division in Paris.

Professor Becky Tunstall publishes 'The Rise and Fall of Social Housing'

Posted on Monday 9 March 2020

Professor Becky Tunstall's book, "The Fall and Rise of social housing: 100 years on 20 estates" is out now.

QS World Rankings by Subject 2020

Posted on Thursday 5 March 2020

Department of Social Policy and Social Work maintains its place in the world top 10 and UK top 5.

New report highlights challenges in providing effective NHS services to rough sleepers

Posted on Thursday 27 February 2020

New research by Nicholas Pleace and Joanne Bretherton, working in collaboration with the King's Fund, has highlighted the challenges in providing effective NHS services for people sleeping rough.

Research paper by ‘Think Ahead’ student is accepted by The British Journal of Social Work

Posted on Friday 7 February 2020

Mike Bonnet has had his first paper published by a peer reviewed journal.

Ruth Patrick embarks upon a study into the impacts of recent benefit reforms on larger families

Posted on Thursday 6 February 2020

Focusing on the two-child limit and benefits cap, the research is funded by Nuffield Foundation and is a collaboration with Oxford University (Dr Aaron Reeves), LSE (Dr Kitty Stewart) and the Child Poverty Action Group.

Nicholas Pleace publishes book on homelessness in Denmark, Finland and Ireland

Posted on Tuesday 4 February 2020

Nicholas has written the book alongside Mike Allen (Focus Ireland), Lars Benjaminsen (Danish Centre for Social Science Research) and Eoin O'Sullivan (Trinity College Dublin).

Exploring the possible impacts of housing tech

Posted on Monday 20 January 2020

Dr Alison Wallace summarises her CaCHE blog post.

Poverty2Solutions group named as a leading 2020 'Changemaker'

Posted on Tuesday 14 January 2020

Working closely with Dr Ruth Patrick, Lecturer in Social Policy & Social Work, the group has been named by The Big Issue as one of 100 Changemakers to watch in 2020.

Think Ahead alum wins social work prize

Posted on Monday 16 December 2019

Former Think Ahead programme student Thea Radburn has recently been awarded the Mental Health Social Worker of the Year at the 2019 Social Worker of the Year Awards.

Peer Researchers attend homelessness conference in Ireland

Posted on Wednesday 27 November 2019

The Peer Research and Understanding Homelessness: Exploring Practice, Learning and Innovation conference, was held in Dublin on 20 November 2019 by Focus Ireland. Guests and speakers included services and charities working within the homeless sector across Europe, some of whom were already using a peer research methodology.

Consultation on rights of children during surrogacy

Posted on Tuesday 19 November 2019

Dr Marilyn Crawshaw, Honorary Fellow of the Department of Social Policy and Social Work, organises multi-disciplinary consultation event and speaks at international conferences.

Veterans’ substance abuse has devastating impact on loved ones

Posted on Thursday 14 November 2019

Professor Charlie Lloyd is calling on the families of veterans with substance abuse problems to take part in a major survey looking at their experiences.

Tree planted in memory of Chris Edmonson

Posted on Monday 11 November 2019

The SUPA Group have planted a Japanese maple tree.