Category Archives: Current affairs

MetroPolis presents: The Challenge of… Drugs

18:00 – 20:00, Thursday 15 November 2018 Manchester Metropolitan University The Challenge of Drugs is a MetroPolis event, designed to look in detail at the difficulties of formulating a coherent policy on drugs. Is it a public health issue, a … Continue reading

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Good Chancellor, but not good enough on Universal Credit

By Dr Chris O’Leary There has been much speculation over the last week that the Chancellor would use yesterday’s Budget to bring some much needed good news for families in receipt of Universal Credit, the Government’s flagship welfare reform. Introduced … Continue reading

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Brexit Wounds: A One-Day Symposium on Cultural Responses to Leaving the EU

10am – 6pm, Tuesday 30th October 2018 Geoffrey Manton, Manchester Metropolitan University As academics in the humanities and social sciences, artists and writers, how do we engage with the challenges, threats and potential disasters of Brexit? How do we deal … Continue reading

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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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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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‘You can make research heard amid the noise of policy.’

Work with a London think tank to host debate. Develop local models with positive solutions and brief policy makers clearly, says Dr Rob Ralphs, MMU’s expert on the Spice crisis. “I help integrate policy makers from the criminal justice, housing … 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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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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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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