Author Archives: MetroPolis

Marloes Peeters on Her Week in Westminster

My Week in Westminster #SciWestminster17 By Marloes Peeters (lecturer Chemical Biology ManMet) After Brexit and recent comments of Michael Gove (“Britain has had enough of experts”), I gained an interest in how policymakers use scientific evidence to support their decisions. … Continue reading

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Man Met scientists join politicians for a week in Westminister

Dr Marloes Peeters and Dr James Pritchett are part of a unique pairing scheme run by the Royal Society. The scheme pairs scientists with politicians and civil servants so that they can learn about each other’s worlds, and explore how … Continue reading

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Has the Chancellor lost an opportunity to have a budget for youth?

Gary Pollock, Professor of Sociology at Manchester Metropolitan University and an expert on youth transitions from childhood to adulthood comments on today’s budget. Following a surge in support from students for the policies of Labour under Jeremy Corbyn, debates over … Continue reading

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Policy Forum on Small Businesses in a Changing Europe

Date Tuesday 21st November 2017 Location Jubilee Room, Westminster London SW1A Nearly a year and a half after the referendum, the processes and consequences of leaving the European Union are still uncertain. Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are resilient and … Continue reading

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Contemporary Issues in Economics and Policy

17:00 – 19:30, Tue 7 November 2017 Lecture Theatre G.35, Manchester Metropolitan University All Saints Campus Oxford Road Manchester M15 6BH A Seminar Series hosted by Manchester Metropolitan University and Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs Making Sense of Brexit: The … Continue reading

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Mapping Abortion Trails: From Ireland to England

2:00 PM – 4:00 Tue, November 7 2017 Manchester Metropolitan University All Saints Manchester M15 6BH Each year approximately 5000 women travel from the island of Ireland to England to access abortion services. Little is known about these journeys and … Continue reading

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Valuing Urban Nature

12:00 – 16:00, Tue 7 November 2017 HOME, Manchester CINEMA 2 Tony Wilson Place Manchester M15 4FN Communities, artists, activists, researchers, ecological organisations and policy makers are invited to join us for an afternoon exploring the values of urban nature, … Continue reading

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Disability and migration – living on the periphery of society?

14:00 – 17:00, Mon 6 November 2017 Manchester Metropolitan University John Dalton Building, JD E145 Chester Street Manchester M15 6BH In the context of a rise in neopopulism, from Brexit to Trump, people on the move and those labelled disabled … Continue reading

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GMYJUP annual conference 2017: Participatory Youth Practice

09:30 to 15:00, Thursday, 26 October 2017 Benzie building (4th floor) Manchester Metropolitan University All Saints Campus, Oxford Road M15 6BR Manchester United Kingdom Join the Greater Manchester Youth Justice University Partnership (GMYJUP) on the 26th October for the our … Continue reading

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Innovative Social Investment: Strengthening communities in Europe (InnOSI) Final Conference

Today some of the PERU team are in Brussels leading the closing conference for the InnOSI project. A short video describing the project and its main aims is available to watch. Speakers at today’s conference include PERU’s Prof. Sue Baines, INNOSI Deputy … Continue reading

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