The Social Policy and Social Work Subject Centre


SWAP is a distributed center funded by the Higher Education Academy (UK). Focused on e-learning practices with reference to social policy and social work, this website offers a lot of different material for distance education.


SWAP is a distributed center coordinated by the University of Southampton with various academic partners such as the Centre for Social Work at the University of Nottingham and the School for Policy Studies at the University of Bristol


The website offers various information formats, including documents, exercises, tools, online courses. Resources are classified by thematic areas

Information density

SWAP offers different and various resources for e-learning with the aim to support and enhance good practices in web teaching and learning. In this respect, it offers a comprehensive overview of elearning metodologies and teaching courses

Content Pertinence to Political Science

In the SWAP website, Political Science is only a marginal topic

Updating Rate

News, events and announcements are very frequently updated while resources related to online courses are updated frequently but not substantially