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An overview of our structure and governance, including links to all of our member subjects, centres and groups.

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Our Structure

A history of our school and its links to pioneering feminist and pacifist, Chrystal Macmillan.

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Information on our policies relating to equality and diversity, privacy, sustainability and quality assurance.

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Browse our events calendar to find upcoming events within our school, subjects, centres and groups.

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Contact Us

Get in touch with us via email, telephone or social media. Visit us in person at the Chrystal Macmillan Building.

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SPS Social Work graduates fast tracked for a key role in the community

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this year’s cohort of Master of Social Work students qualified early from the School of Social and Political Science, to give their support to the people, communities and families in Scotland. They share their experience in a new article in the University’s Edit magazine.

New report launched on race equality in Scotland

More than twenty years after devolution, a new report assesses how race equality has developed in Scotland, and where it may be headed in the years to come.

Transforming a sense of solidarity in Europe

An Edinburgh researcher and interdisciplinary collaborators are investigating the role played by emotions in politics, and how this might explain current relationships between states and people in Europe.

New short film created to strengthen social work practice and improve the experience of families

A powerful short film showing the perspectives of six women involved with child welfare and protection has been created to improve the experience of families involved in these processes.