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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When refuge isn't safe

Findings from SEREDA call for changes to the Home Office’s asylum policy after uncovering the failures of the UK asylum system faced by refugee victims of sexual and gender-based violence.

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23 November 2022

John Yates obituary

Former HSMC staff member and Director of NHS Elect, Mike Davidge pays tribute to the late John Yates

21 November 2022

As good as it gets

Professor Judith Smith shares insights into the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement and the NHS

03 October 2022

Migration – A Personal Story

Steve Gulati reflects on his and his family's experiences as first and second generation migrants, and also the contribution of migrant workers in the NHS.

29 September 2022

Joining a Legacy

Dr Amarpreet Kaur reflects on starting her role at HSMC during the Covid-19 pandemic.

28 September 2022

ESRC Festival of Social Science 2022

Peaky Blinders has become a worldwide success – but what has been the lasting effect of the series on the city and region?

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Karl Marx

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