2015 news

Do you want to research a social policy topic to PhD level?

Posted on Monday 4 January 2016

ESRC award available with SPSW now


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Social Work Art Celebration Event

Posted on Thursday 24 December 2015

First year BA and MA students create original artworks around the theme of ‘Who Am I As A Social Worker?’


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Beth Moulam Awarded Talented Athlete Sport Scholarship

Posted on Tuesday 10 November 2015

Beth, an undergraduate SPSW Social Policy student, has added the TASS scholarship to an impressive record of sporting achievements


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Numbers of young with palliative care needs in Scotland rising

Posted on Monday 9 November 2015

York report recommends enhanced care for under 25s with life-limiting conditions


Social Policy in times of austerity, policy press, September 2015, Zoe Irving Kevin Farnsworth
Social Policy in Times of Austerity

Posted on Monday 14 September 2015

What are the new politics of welfare in these times of global economic crisis?


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Our key role in new graduate route into mental health social work

Posted on Wednesday 2 September 2015

SPSW to lead the academic training of a new wave of mental health social workers


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York to Calais fundraiser by Social Work students from York

Posted on Monday 24 August 2015

Social work students head to France to support migrants in the Calais 'Jungle'


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Can there be a Global Social Policy? - Launch Event Report

Posted on Wednesday 12 August 2015

York’s new Professor of Global Social Policy examines the prospects for greater global co-operation in tackling poverty and social injustice at launch event for new research centre


Simon Cauvain takes up role of Equality and Diversity Champion for the Department

Posted on Monday 3 August 2015

New Forum of champions promotes awareness of equality and diversity issues in the everyday operation of their department


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Developing new approaches to dealing with policing and mental health problems

Posted on Friday 31 July 2015

ICMHSR is part of a new collaboration between academics and North Yorkshire Police


First ever Criminology students graduate

Posted on Wednesday 22 July 2015

This summer saw the first ever Criminology students graduating from the University of York!


Kate Brown, Policy Press
Should 'vulnerability' be handled with more care?

Posted on Friday 17 July 2015

New research explores current concepts, practice and realities


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Staff recognised for excellence

Posted on Friday 10 July 2015

SPSW is very proud of Helen and Kate's staff excellence awards


Introducing the new Centre for Childhood, Youth and Family Research (CYFR)

Posted on Wednesday 8 July 2015

A new focal point for our world leading research in childhood, youth and family research


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Medical tourism explored

Posted on Tuesday 30 June 2015

A new handbook looks at the implications for patients and health systems around the world


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New research reveals the scope of the ‘British Corporate Welfare State’

Posted on Tuesday 30 June 2015

A pioneering study by Dr Kevin Farnsworth estimates the value of Government support to businesses could be close to £180 billion a year


Team SPSW Bike for Bursaries

Posted on Wednesday 10 June 2015

Simon Cauvain and Martin Webber of SPSW cycle a total of 260 km to raise funds for the Achieving Excellence Bursaries scheme


Lisa O'Malley keynote speaker at International Symposium on Scoping Studies

Posted on Monday 1 June 2015

Experts are to develop a common methodology for this popular research approach


Changing Practices of Intimacy and Family life in a Globalized World

Posted on Friday 22 May 2015

Experts gather from around the world: an East-West Comparison


Piloting the Sababu Intervention in the wake of Ebola

Posted on Thursday 21 May 2015

Meredith Newlin (ICMHSR) develops social intervention framework related training with mental health workers in Sierra Leone


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Introducing the new Centre for Research in Comparative and Global Social Policy (CRCG)

Posted on Tuesday 28 April 2015

A new focal point for our world leading cross-national and transnational social policy analysis


Meredith Newlin receives an American Association for University Women Fellowship

Posted on Friday 17 April 2015

The AAUW award is very prestigious and highly competitive.


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What will be the effect of the music group in HMP Wealstun?

Posted on Friday 27 March 2015

Can it lead to positive outcomes for inmates?


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Rights, responsibilities and redress?

Posted on Tuesday 17 March 2015

Research on policy and practices for Roma inclusion in ten EU Member States.


NEW BOOK 'Governing Risk: Care and control in contemporary social work', by Mark Hardy

Posted on Tuesday 24 February 2015

Congratualtions to Mark Hardy, Lecturer in Social Work, who has had his book on Governing Risk recently published by Palgrave Macmillan.


European Social Work Research Association (ESWRA) Outstanding Publication Award

Posted on Thursday 5 February 2015

Hannah Jobling wins the ESWRA Award for an Outstanding Publication in European Social Work Research based on a Doctoral Thesis/Dissertation, 2015


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