Social Policy Teaching in UK Higher Education Institutions: 2022 Survey Open

All those who teach Social Policy in UK Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) are warmly invited to take part in our 2022 survey. Undertaken by the University of Nottingham (icPSP), this is part of the third study in a series of five-yearly reviews commissioned by the Social Policy Association (SPA).

The study aims to provide a platform for social policy teaching staff to share their views on the issues and challenges they are facing at work. Your participation is very important in helping the social policy community and HEI managers to understand the current and future state of social policy teaching.

For further information and to take part in the survey, please click here.

Filling the questionnaire will take between 10 to 15 minutes. There are five sections in the questionnaire: 1) About you; 2) About your current job; 3) Impacts of recent developments on your social policy teaching; 4) Current and future state of social policy teaching in HEIs; 5) Sharing your ideas.

By comparing the findings with the previous studies conducted in 2011 and 2016, the study will enable the observation of changes in the discipline over time and potential trends in the future. The data will be used by the SPA to develop strategies in supporting the teaching and learning of social policy. The final report will be available on the SPA website and presented at occasions such as meetings of the Social Policy Convenors Group and the SPA conference. The reports of the previous studies in 2011 and 2016 are available at

Project team and contact details

Project PIs: Alessio D’angelo: ; Ruby Chau:

Project Researchers: Noor Alabbas; Libby Steel

Research Assistants: Caitlin Bunce; Ewan Cameron