School of Social Policy

Welcome to the School of Social Policy, where our mission is ‘to understand the world – but also to change it’. This means carrying out high quality and relevant research, but then using this as a starting point for making a practical difference in the real world through our teaching, our professional training, our policy advice and our work with local communities, the public and the media. 



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Posted 16 January 2017

Is the crisis in the NHS as bad as the Red Cross says it is?

The Conversation website has just published a piece by HSMC Director, Judith Smith, together with Andy Street (or York University) and Paula Lorgelly (of the Office of Health Economics) about the current NHS pressures and funding.

Posted 09 January 2017

CHASM latest Briefing Paper

Read the latest Briefing Paper from CHASM, 'An alternative to payday: Are credit unions the answer?'

Posted 09 January 2017

Simulating superdiversity

All are welcome at this simulation to illustrate how the complex patterns of cultural and genetic signals might combine to define what we mean by "groups" of people is presented.

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Karl Marx

“Philosophers have sought to understand the world; the point, however, is to change it.”