School of Sociology and Social Policy


Outstanding REF 2014 performance

Our school has done extremely well at the last REF (2014), achieving its best result by far in the department’s long and proud history. More than three quarters of publications by our staff were ranked as "internationally excellent" or indeed "world leading". All this was further corroborated by our top grades for the impact our research generates and the research environment the school provides. This puts us in the top ten of Russell Group universities. Particularly when considered alongside our other impressive performances related to teaching and student satisfaction, this reflects the school's recent achievements, its standing in the wider scientific community, and the quality of teaching we provide for our students. Read more about REF 2014.

2014 League Table success

2014 saw the school rise considerably in the various league table rankings; highlighting our competitive place amongst the Russell Group for Social Work, Sociology and Social Policy. Read more our league table performance

A to Z Video Project

Staff and students of the School have contributed to our ongoing video project 'An A to Z of the School of Sociology and Social Policy'. Learn more about our research interests with these brief introductions. Visit the project page to view the latest videos.


Forthcoming events

Danny Dorling: Economic Inequality and our Grandchildren's Future

Keighton Auditorium, University Park
Public lecture by Danny Dorling on 13 October 2015

Centre for Social Work: The Second Olive Stevenson Memorial Lecture

B62 Law and Social Sciences Building

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School of Sociology and Social Policy

Law and Social Sciences Building
University Park
Nottingham NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 846 8939
fax: +44 (0) 115 951 5232