Policy making is fast-paced and personality driven.  MetroPolis will project our academics into this environment, provide the training, networking and contacts to enable our research to impact on policy.  We will engage our publics and communities through the publication of papers, reports and public events, online campaigns and the creation of open source policy development.

MetroPolis will help researchers to understand policy making in the “real world”, giving them the confidence, skills and opportunity to breathe life into a Manchester Metropolitan policy hub that will allow for high levels of flexible engagement within fast-moving debates. A platform for internal capacity building that will lead to external engagement and demonstrable research impact.