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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14 October 2020

Britain's immigration dilemma

IRiS Director Professor Nando Sigona took part in BBC Radio 4's The Briefing Room on "Britain's immigration dilemma" hosted by award winning journalist David Aaranovitch.

22 September 2020

Populism, policy and pandemics

New blog in Sociology Lens by Professor Russell Mannion and Ewan Speed on "Populism, policy and pandemics"

04 September 2020

Black Lives Matter: A movement or a moment?

By Nicholas Bailey (Birmingham Business School and Lloyds Banking Group Centre for Responsible Business) and Professor Nando Sigona (School of Social Policy and Director of IRiS)

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