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Our mission in the School of Social Policy is to understand the world - but also to change it. So we undertake high quality and relevant research which then underpins our work in making a practical difference in the real world through teaching, professional training, policy advice and our work with local communities, the public and the media.
Professor Jenny Phillimore writes for Social Sciences Birmingham in aid of World Social Justice Day, which this year is focusing on ‘Workers on the Move: the Quest for Social Justice.’
Meet our researchers who are stepping in earlier to help everyone achieve their potential
Posted 16 September 2017
Special Issue: Rethinking integration. New perspectives on adaptation and settlement in the era of super-diversity is available from the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies (jems).
Posted 02 August 2017
With everything from shops and salons to cinemas and cycling, Paul Burstow discusses a new scheme encourages residents to take control of their lives by designing care homes.
Posted 26 July 2017
The Third Sector Research Centre have recently published findings from the evaluation of the Big Local scheme, which aims to bring together local talent, ambitions, skills and energy from individuals, groups and organisations who want to make their area an even better place to live. The findings were shared with Big Local residents and participants at the first ever Big Local Film Festival in July.