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 07 August 2017

The Birmingham Institute for Mental Health

The Birmingham Institute for Mental Health (IMH) has been created to improve the care and outcomes of those suffering from problems in their mental health, and to ensure a sustained impact on public policy and practice.

Posted 26 July 2017

Third Sector Research Centre share evaluation of Big Local scheme at the first ever Big Local Film Festival

The Third Sector Research Centre have recently published findings from the evaluation of the Big Local scheme, which aims to bring together local talent, ambitions, skills and energy from individuals, groups and organisations who want to make their area an even better place to live. The findings were shared with Big Local residents and participants at the first ever Big Local Film Festival in July.

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Karl Marx

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