Author Archives: MetroPolis

Re-imagining contested communities: the power of collaborative research

Wed, 9 May 2018 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM BST Manchester Metropolitan University Business School All Saints Campus Oxford Road Manchester M15 6BH Register your space here! A one day conference that will bring together policy makers, academics, community partners, … Continue reading

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Urban and Rural Economic Development in the Post-Brexit Landscape: A community governance approach

Contemporary Issues in Economics and Policy: A New Seminar Series hosted by Manchester Metropolitan University and Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) Led by Manchester Metropolitan University Centre for Future Economies Urban and Rural Economic Development in the Post-Brexit Landscape: … Continue reading

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Professor Hannah Smithson Inaugural Lecture

Wednesday 25th April 2018 5:30 pm – 7:30pm Geoffrey Manton Building LT2 Manchester M15 6LL “If you’ve not looked through their eyes, you’ve not seen that side”: The Importance of Youth Participation in Research and Practice. Professor Hannah Smithson Inaugural … Continue reading

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Book release of Payment by Results and Social Impact Bonds in the UK and US

New Book Documents What We Know About Innovative Financing Models Governments on both sides of the Atlantic are attracted to financing models that encourage social innovation, but challenges persist around when and how to apply these outcomes-based models, and how … Continue reading

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Liz Kendall Roundtable

Personalising public services Academics met with Liz Kendall MP this week to discuss how personalisation might improve public services. The round-table event, led by Metropolis, Manchester Met’s thinktank, offered a chance for academics to engage directly with a leading policy … Continue reading

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Understanding impact from a social science perspective: critical reflections on impact and ESRC

Wednesday March 21 2018 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM GMT Geoffrey Manton Building Lecture Theatre 2 Manchester M15 6LL Since as far back as the 1990s social scientists seeking funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) have been … Continue reading

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Book Launch: ‘A New Health and Care System: Escaping the Invisible Asylum’

Tuesday 20th March 2018 4pm – 6pm Benzie 4.03, Manchester Metropolitan University, Higher Ormond St, Manchester, M15 6BG In his new book, Alex Fox OBE, Chief Executive of Shared Lives Plus, asks how we can find sustainable and human ways … Continue reading

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Alex Fox’s guest blog on the ‘Invisible Asylum’ and the challenges facing public services.

Alex Fox OBE FRSA is CEO Shared Lives Plus the UK network for Shared Lives and Homeshare as well as the Chair of Joint VCSE Review.  Alex will be launching his brand new book ‘A New Health & Care System: Escaping … Continue reading

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Supported Housing Symposium

Understanding the likely future levels of need, demand, cost, and economic benefit is key to the planning of an effective supported housing sector. Such work presents a number of challenges around using the extant evidence base, modelling available data, and … Continue reading

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Stephen Morris Inaugural Lecture

Wine reception 5.30pm, talk at 6.00pm In this public lecture, Professor Morris will reflect back over 25 years’ experience working as a civil servant, independent researcher and in academia. He will look at how research methods and understandings of causation … Continue reading

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