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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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.”