College of Social Sciences (CoSS)

The College of Social Sciences brings together over 360 academics (including 86 professors) and 264 professional staff across a range of disciplines and interdisciplinary fields. Around 25% of our staff are international and combined with over 42,500 global alumni representing over 185 countries, our work impacts all areas of society grounded in the key disciplines of business, economics, education, government and society, and social policy.

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School of Social Policy

Posted 29 July 2016

Addressing delays in discharge – a case of integrated care in action?

A report by the National Audit Office (NAO) published earlier this year estimated that delays in discharging medically fit patients from hospital were costing £820m a year. In spite of many organisations across the country introducing various measures to reduce delays in discharges, the NAO reports that the number of delays has risen by a third in the past two years equating to more than 1.1 million days.

Posted 26 July 2016

On superdiversity in a 'crisis mood'

Deputy Director of the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS), Nando Sigona, was recently interviewed by Rosemary Bechler, Editor for 'Open Democracy'.

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