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 04 May 2016

What is Social Policy?

If you could change one thing? What would it be? This is the question posed in a new promotional video which has recently been produced by the School of Social Policy for its Social Policy undergraduate programmes.

Posted 03 May 2016

BBC Four World at One

IRiS research Dr Nando Sigona interviewd by BBC World at One about the situation of lone refugee children in the EU.

Posted 27 April 2016

The Inaugural IFA Copenhagen Summit on Reablement

Professor Jon Glasby, who is a member of the Frailty Working Group, was part of the group involved in producing an international expert paper on 'reablement and frailty' for the recent IFA Copenhagen Summit on Reablement.

Posted 26 April 2016

Hospital Management Conference

HSMC's Professor Russell Mannion has been invited to give the opening plenary address at the Inaugural International Conference on Hospital Management, Colombo, Sri Lanka in November 2016

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Karl Marx

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