2016 news

Professor John Ditch
Masterclasses for our MPA students from prominent British institutions

Posted on Tuesday 20 December 2016

High profile external speakers contribute to the CASPPER programme


Congratulations to Dan Hope, winner of the Practice Educator Award at the Social Work Awards 2016!

Posted on Wednesday 14 December 2016

SPSW Practice Educator wins national award


I, Daniel Blake leading actor talks to SPSW about the Ken Loach film's major impact

Posted on Wednesday 14 December 2016

Newly crowned UK Independent Films Best Actor Dave Johns is interviewed


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Think Ahead featured on BBC Radio 4

Posted on Wednesday 14 December 2016

Think Ahead programme featured on BBC Radio 4's All in the Mind.


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SPSW's role in the new International Development Network

Posted on Monday 5 December 2016

Decent work: Self-employment and vulnerability


Scottish Parliament debates Welfare Conditionality project

Posted on Thursday 1 December 2016

Scottish Parliament held a debate on the issues raised by the projects first wave of findings.


Research Methods Training: Developing evidence-based policy and practice for North Yorkshire Police

Posted on Tuesday 29 November 2016

Dr Nicola Moran (SPSW) delivers research methods training courses for officers and staff from North Yorkshire Police (NYP)


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New study puts cost of temporary accommodation in London at £663m in 2015

Posted on Monday 14 November 2016

Julie Rugg featured on BBC Radio 4 programme - File on 4


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Online learning helping University governors

Posted on Thursday 10 November 2016

Bespoke course provided by York enables them to meet the challenges of governing in HE


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Real life stories’ launched to help young people through child sexual exploitation

Posted on Friday 4 November 2016

Kate Brown joins force with charity Basis Yorkshire to produce groudbreaking animation.


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Lecturer in Social Work runs marathon for York Carers Centre

Posted on Tuesday 25 October 2016

Ed Robson - still smiling after 26 miles


Housing in the US
Is there a role for US style homeownership education in the UK?

Posted on Tuesday 25 October 2016

Alison Wallace investigates the US experience on her travel fellowship


Lucia Makamure
Scholarships for professionals in developing countries to enable them to bring new skills to their public service roles

Posted on Thursday 20 October 2016

The Department is delighted to partner with the CSC and welcomes our new students


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SPSW peer research promoted at international conference on global child welfare

Posted on Tuesday 4 October 2016

Jo Dixon and Jade Ward present two studies on the welfare of young people at EUSARF in Oviedo Spain


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Creation of innovative carers educational video resources

Posted on Wednesday 31 August 2016

Social work lecturer and student collaboration produces new educational media materials


Dr Jack Chan - Photograph by Dom Ennis
Welcome back Jack!

Posted on Wednesday 20 July 2016

SPSW welcomes back former PhD student Dr Jack Chan as visiting Associate Professor of Sun Yat-sen University, China


Dr Kate Brown - Photograph by Dom Ennis
Professor Alan Bryman presents at York Policy Review workshop

Posted on Wednesday 13 July 2016

Less Talk, More (Inter) Action workshop explores innovative social science research practices


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Family separation research continues to have impact

Posted on Thursday 7 July 2016

Christine Skinner's research on 'Guiding parents through separation' contributes to Resolution's strategic planning


Professor Jonathan Bradshaw
UK child poverty gaps increasing

Posted on Wednesday 29 June 2016

Jonathan Bradshaw and Antonia Keung explore how child poverty gaps in the UK are increasing


Housing First Guide Europe
Housing First Guide Europe!

Posted on Tuesday 21 June 2016

Housing First is one of the most significant innovations in homelessness service design in recent decades


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Connect project pioneers mental health training for front-line police officers

Posted on Tuesday 21 June 2016

SPSW staff and N Yorks Police begin first stages of mental health training to shape how English police forces interact with individuals experiencing mental ill health


Christine Skinner and colleagues
Christine Skinner chairs international symposium on separated families and attends family law reception at House of Lords

Posted on Friday 20 May 2016

Dr Skinner continues to move research and policy forward with two international events at London and York


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SPSW lecturer Kate Brown nominated for Yorkshire Women of Achievement Award

Posted on Wednesday 18 May 2016

Dr Brown is Chair of Trustees for Basis Yorkshire, an organisation that works on safety, information and support for sex workers and sexually exploited young people


Peter Dwyer
Professor Dwyer featured in Guardian article on new benefits rule

Posted on Friday 29 April 2016

Welfare conditionality expert Peter Dwyer explains 'political dynamite' of new ruling


Erwin James with Alice Lovell
York CrimSoc welcomes Guardian columnist and ex-life sentence offender Erwin James

Posted on Wednesday 20 April 2016

Organised by Applied Social Science Crime and Criminal Justice student Alice Lovell the event treated the audience to a fascinating account of Erwin's life


UNICEF Report Card
International report suggests rich countries risk leaving disadvantaged children behind

Posted on Tuesday 19 April 2016

SPSW staff author latest UNICEF Report Card which assesses how rich countries fare in promoting child well-being


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Is life good for children in the UK?

Posted on Monday 4 April 2016

A new book, edited by a University of York Professor in Social Policy, reveals that since 2009 UK children's physical health is improving, but they are more unhappy


QS University ranking by subject
SPSW at York is Ranked 4th in the UK and 25th in the World

Posted on Thursday 31 March 2016

Congratulations again for SPSW achieving spectacular ratings in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016


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Media technology – the cure for modern loneliness?

Posted on Thursday 24 March 2016

A new study in conjunction with charity WaveLength, shows that media technology can help to alleviate loneliness.


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Professor Nick Ellison becomes Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences

Posted on Tuesday 8 March 2016

Congratulations to Nick Ellison, SPSW Head of Department, for the conferment of his FAcSS Award


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Heating and eating

Posted on Wednesday 17 February 2016

New research shows low income households are struggling


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SPSW in the news

Posted on Tuesday 9 February 2016

Our research is hitting the headlines


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Working welfare

Posted on Monday 8 February 2016

Sickness and disability benefits debate


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Medical tourism - SPSW researchers present in Hong Kong at International Symposium

Posted on Wednesday 27 January 2016

Drs Horsfall and Lunt contribute to 'Innovation in Health Service Delivery' symposium


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Research aims for justice in energy policy

Posted on Friday 22 January 2016

Major new research project to see how policies affect vulnerable groups


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SPSW expert on Radio 4

Posted on Wednesday 6 January 2016

Christine Skinner interviewed about the UK's new Statutory Child Maintenance Scheme


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Research shows a different way forward for work with separating families

Posted on Tuesday 5 January 2016

Lawyer-mediators work as 'guides' with families


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Social Policy students visit Ripon Museums

Posted on Monday 4 January 2016

Students experience a victorian prison and police station


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