2017 News

Child protection in China

Posted on Tuesday 19 December 2017

Nina Biehal presents at the International Symposium on Child Welfare and Protection in Haikou, China.

Students involved in 'Measuring the Good' project activities

Posted on Tuesday 12 December 2017

Students on the MPA Comparative Applied Social and Public Policy, Evaluation and Research (CASPPER) recently participated in a national initiative helping Third Sector organisations to become better, stronger and achieve more.

Microfinance and poverty: what do we know?

Posted on Wednesday 29 November 2017

A new systematic review from Mathilde Maîtrot and Miguel Niño-Zarazúa explores the impact of microfinance on poverty and wellbeing.

We welcome Commonwealth scholars

Posted on Wednesday 1 November 2017

16 postgraduate students, supported by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, have joined our online programmes.

Is Universal Credit undermining the principles of the welfare state?

Posted on Monday 30 October 2017

A paper by Peter Dwyer and Sharon Wright has been cited during a parliamentary debate on Universal Credit.

£800m in corporate welfare

Posted on Monday 30 October 2017

A new report from Kevin Farnsworth, Nicki Lisa Cole and Mickey Conn reveals the cost of Nissan UK's sweetheart deals.

Unless prisoners have a good place to live after release, prison drug rehabilitation won’t work

Posted on Wednesday 25 October 2017

Drug recovery work in prison is largely futile unless suitable accommodation and support are available to prisoners upon their release.

Are energy efficiency programmes all they seem?

Posted on Tuesday 17 October 2017

The cost of energy in the UK is once again a hot topic.

Frontline police benefit from specialist mental health training, study reveals

Posted on Monday 11 September 2017

Training police officers greatly improves their knowledge, attitude and confidence in responding to incidents in which mental health is a factor.

Social work in China

Posted on Thursday 7 September 2017

The Social Work team were invited to run a summer school in Foshan, China, which provided a valuable forum for cultural exchange on social work

Masterclass on procurement

Posted on Tuesday 8 August 2017

John Habonimana, an international civil servant and SPSW alumnus, gave MPA students their final Masterclass of 2017.

Success for Centre for Housing Policy researchers

Posted on Friday 21 July 2017

Nicholas Pleace and Joanne Bretherton contribute to report calling for a radical new approach to homelessness

The SIgN project: self-funders and information needs

Posted on Thursday 20 July 2017

Social Policy Research Unit researchers launch new tools to help self-funders and their relatives navigate the UK care system.

Growth in consumer DNA testing brings new ‘threat’ to those affected by donor conception

Posted on Thursday 20 July 2017

Dr Marilyn Crawshaw warns that the rise in direct-to-consumer DNA testing has increased the likelihood of individuals unexpectedly finding out they are donor-conceived, raising important ethical questions

Carolyn Snell is competing in the Brideshead triathlon to raise funds for the charity Basis

Posted on Thursday 6 July 2017

For the 3rd year running SPSW Senior Lecturer Dr Snell supports Basis Yorkshire by undertaking a major sporting challenge

IMF masterclass

Posted on Thursday 29 June 2017

Drawing on 27 years of experience at the International Monetary Fund, Ana Maria Jul brought insights into governance, negotiation and cross-cultural working.

Former student wins research impact prize

Posted on Thursday 22 June 2017

Dr Harriet Thompson was awarded an ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize for her research into fuel poverty.

Joining forces with police to help people in mental distress

Posted on Thursday 22 June 2017

Dr Nicola Moran and Professor Martin Webber from the International Centre for Mental Health Social Research have developed a training package for officers dealing with people with mental health issues.

Former SPSW PhD student shortlisted for prestigious ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize 2017

Posted on Friday 16 June 2017

Harriet Thomson is recognised for her research carried out during her PhD studies at York

Understanding the lives of separating and separated families in the UK

Posted on Thursday 8 June 2017

Lack of data on the lives of separating and separated families is hindering effective policymaking for children and families

Rebecca Tunstall contributes to poverty audit

Posted on Wednesday 7 June 2017

Emeritus Professor Rebecca Tunstall, has contributed to a review of manifesto commitments to tackle poverty.

CHP's Housing First Guide Europe is core component of new Housing First Europe Hub

Posted on Tuesday 6 June 2017

Nicholas Pleace continues to advance housing policy practice as part of new pan-European initiative to promote the development of Housing First

SPSW Social Work lecturer Ed Robson takes on 3 peaks challenge for York Young Carers

Posted on Thursday 25 May 2017

Ed follows up last year's marathon challenge and swaps trainers for walking boots

New and innovative research by the Department on young people entering and leaving care

Posted on Thursday 25 May 2017

The Department for Education has published three evaluations carried out by SPSW's Child Welfare Research Group

SPSW's online postgraduate programmes team receive Vice-Chancellor's Teaching Award

Posted on Wednesday 24 May 2017

Congratulations to Professor Ellen Roberts and team for this recognition of sustained excellence and creativity in teaching and learning

Young people leaving care expert Professor Van Breda visits SPSW

Posted on Thursday 11 May 2017

Adrian Van Breda from the University of Johannesburg is welcomed by the Child Welfare Research Group

SPSW Improving Children’s Lives online course continues to engage learners from around the world

Posted on Thursday 4 May 2017

Now in its second week the 'Improving Children’s Lives' course gathers momentum

York becomes first Human Rights City in the UK

Posted on Wednesday 3 May 2017

Dr Marilyn Crawshaw, Honorary Fellow in SPSW and former Senior Lecturer in Social Work, is closely involved in this momentus event

Policy Pathways to Justice in Energy Efficiency research team - Conference activities

Posted on Tuesday 25 April 2017

The team (Carolyn Snell, Mark Bevan and Ross Gillard) present their research in Spain and Boston, USA

Remarkable timing for our Brexit and EU migration debate

Posted on Wednesday 19 April 2017

Welfare Conditionality Project impact officer Janis Bright's event report on ‘Brexit: what welfare, what rights for EU migrants in Britain?’

Social Policy and Social Work launch free online course on child well-being

Posted on Thursday 13 April 2017

The Department of Social Policy and Social Work launches pioneering online course

New Rugg review will provide much needed insight into private rented sector

Posted on Wednesday 29 March 2017

Thorough, independent review to deliver better information about this growing tenure

Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships for online study within SPSW

Posted on Friday 24 March 2017

The Department of Social Policy and Social Work is delighted to announce that 15 Scholarships are available

Major new analysis of women's homelessness in Europe published

Posted on Friday 24 March 2017

Joanne Bretherton's book develops the evidence base on the role of gender as it relates to the experience of homelessness

QS World University rankings place SPSW 24th in the Social Policy and Administration category

Posted on Wednesday 22 March 2017

World recognition again for the Department in this year's QS rankings

SPSW co-host workshop on patient mobility and migration in Southern Africa

Posted on Tuesday 21 March 2017

Methods and proposal development workshop on analysing health systems impact

Social Work art celebration exhibition and event

Posted on Thursday 9 March 2017

MA and BA Social Work students create 'Who am I as a Social Worker?' artworks

SPSW expert on Radio 4's In Touch programme

Posted on Wednesday 8 February 2017

Roy Sainsbury discusses the Government's Green Paper 'Improving Lives'

CHP celebrates 10 years working with European Observatory on Homelessness

Posted on Friday 3 February 2017

The department's continued work with the FEANTSA has led to an international profile in the field of homelessness.

Commonwealth Scholars graduate

Posted on Thursday 2 February 2017

Building their skills and careers to improve development in their countries

Poetry on buses

Posted on Thursday 12 January 2017

Travel challenges of older people depicted in poetry on buses

SPSW welcomes Chevening scholars

Posted on Tuesday 10 January 2017

Scholarships for developing future leaders