Edited by Pete Alcock, Margaret May & Sharon Wright


Following the links below will lead you to a number of short videos in which some of the contributors to the Companion consider the subject of social policy, its importance and the career opportunities opened up by studying it. The videos were produced for SWAP, the Higher Education Academy (HEA) subject centre for Social Policy and Social Work, hosted at the University of Southampton.

Pete Alcock – What is Social Policy?
Hartley Dean – What is Social Policy?
Nick Ellison – Why Social Policy is an Important Subject
John Clarke – Why is Social Policy Important to you?
Nick Ellison – What Areas of Social Policy Excite and Engage
Pete Alcock – How We Study Social Policy
Pete Alcock – Social Policy within a UK Context
Pete Alcock – Students and Social Policy Studies