Category Archives: Current affairs

Contemporary Issues in Economics and Policy

17:00 – 19:30, Thurs 5th October 2017  Room G35 Manchester Metropolitan University Business School All Saints Campus Oxford Road Manchester, M15 6BH United Kingdom A New Seminar Series hosted by Manchester Metropolitan University and Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs In … Continue reading

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Modern life has changed – so services must too

By Professor Chris Fox Life expectancy has risen, employment rates are as high as they have ever been, participation in higher education has increased, crime has fallen and technological innovations have provided new opportunities. In short, how we live has … Continue reading

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Conservative Party conference: Delivering public services that citizens deserve: the role of innovation

Reform is delighted to convene a panel event at the Conservative Party conference on the theme ‘Delivering public services that citizens deserve: the role of innovation’ with Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury. The event is in … Continue reading

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Addressing Homelessness: Reducing-Preventing-Ending

08:30-16:15, Tues 19 September, 2017 The Hive, 51 Lever Street, Manchester, M1 1FN Open Forum Events is hosting the Addressing Homelessness: Reducing-Preventing-Ending conference which will look to analyse the current trends in the prevalence of homelessness and the causes perpetuating … Continue reading

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RIBA North West (Manchester) – A planning update: planning policy issues…

Wed 13 September 2017, 13:30 – 16:00 DWF LLP 2 Hardman Street Manchester M3 3AA The planning system in England can be a complex, ever-changing and frustrating process. Knowing some tricks of the trade is crucial in navigating this minefield and … Continue reading

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Interact MCR General Election 2017 Review

18:30 – 22:00, Thu 10 August, 2017 Texture 67 Lever Street Manchester M1 1FL What can we say…. another election upset catches the pollsters and pundits off guard! June wasn’t quite the end of May but the election has dealt … Continue reading

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MetroPolis associate Dr Chris O’Leary to speak at Homelessness event

Acting Director and MetroPolis associate Dr Chris O’Leary will present his research into homelessness within the private rented sector at ‘Addressing Homelessness: Reducing-Preventing-Ending’ on the 17th of September.  His session is titled “Understanding the underlying causes of homelessness in the private … Continue reading

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Radicals: Outsiders Changing the World launch with author, Jamie Bartlett

17:30 – 19:30, Thu 20 July, 2017 Fourth Floor, Benzie Building Manchester Metropolitan University Boundry Street West Chester Street Manchester M15 6BR MetroPolis are proud to host the launch of ‘Radicals: Outsiders Changing the World’ with author, Jamie Bartlett. The … Continue reading

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Jamie Bartlett on his book tour so far…

By Jamie Bartlett While finishing off my new book ‘Radicals…’ I decided to try something different. I want a book tour, I grandly told my editor Tom, at the time. Tom, who is a very agreeable man, agreed this would be … Continue reading

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Responding to ‘Spice’: Developing an integrated response

09:15 to 16:30, Friday, 14 July 2017 The aim of the event is to develop an integrated strategy to reduce use and a range of harms and impact that the use of synthetic cannabinoid receptor agonists (more commonly referred to … Continue reading

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