Author Archives: MetroPolis

Global Justice and Crisis Conference (Call for papers)

How may conflict be a positive force for change? Saturday 6th October 2018 9am-5pm Manchester Metropolitan University Business School All Saints Campus Oxford Road M15 6BH United Kingdom This conference will bring together academics, non-governmental organizations and activists to present, … Continue reading

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Prison Learning Alliance Conference 2018

Prisoner Learning Alliance (PLA) Conference and Awards 2018: Challenges and Opportunities in Prison Education Thursday 13 September 2018 – 10.00am – 4.30pm Business School, Manchester Metropolitan University All Saints Building, All Saints Campus, Manchester M15 6BH Join us on 13 … Continue reading

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Young People and Democratic Life in Greater Manchester: Launching The Chancellor’s Fellowship

Following discussions with Cllr Rishi Shori, who leads on Community Cohesion and on The Greater Manchester Combined Youth Authority, and in partnership with Youth Focus North West; Janet Batsleer has launched a new stage of our work on participation and … Continue reading

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PERU team members submit evidence to the Defence Committee inquiry into Global Islamist Terrorism

Members of Manchester Metropolitan University’s Policy Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU) have submitted evidence towards the Defence Committee Inquiry into Global Islamist Terrorism. Established in 2007, PERU is a multi-disciplinary team of evaluators, economists, sociologists and criminologists. They specialise in evaluating … Continue reading

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We’re helping countries turn love affairs with foreign investment into lasting marriages

MMU research and expertise is informing UN work on how to make the most of multinationals. By Heinz Tüselmann The secret to making the most of foreign investment is more important than ever for Britain’s  highly internationalised and open economy. … Continue reading

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Homelessness from the private rented sector

Dr Chris O’Leary is a specialist in public policy and is a senior lecturer in the Policy Evaluation and Research Unit.  Much of his work before joining PERU was around modelling need and demand in terms of multiple needs, prevention and integration of services. Chris also … Continue reading

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Chancellor’s Fellowship Roundtable Workshop – Gender Capital, Leadership and Startups

Evidence shows that the rate on entrepreneurship is rising faster among women than men globally. Overall, men are still nearly twice as likely to be entrepreneurs, and in general entrepreneurship remains to be a man’s world as men get funded, … Continue reading

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Book Launch of Payment by Results and Social Impact Bonds: Outcome-based Payment Systems in the UK and US

Tuesday 12th June 2018 4.30pm – 6pm Manchester Metropolitan University Business School All Saints Campus Manchester M15 6BH Register Here! A new book, Payment by Results and Social Impact Bonds, jointly authored by experts from Manchester Metropolitan University, University of Southern California and … Continue reading

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ATCM, IPM and The BID Foundation team up to present important evidence to Parliamentary High Street Inquiry

Consultation to take place in London on the 12th June 2018 10am – 1pm A consortium of the leading membership and professional bodies representing the people responsible for managing UK High Streets are joining forces to respond to the High … Continue reading

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Honour-Based Violence (HBV) National Roadshow 2018: Launch Event

Wed 30th May 2018 12:00 – 16:00 BST Location: Manchester Metropolitan University Business School Lecture Theatre G.34 All Saints Building, Oxford Road, Manchester, England M15 6BH This event is led by researchers from the Sylvia Pankhurst Research Gender and Diversity Research … Continue reading

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