BY RUTH SQUIRE, PHD CANDIDATE (SHEFFIELD INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION) On 10th April I joined ten other doctoral students in presenting a poster at the SIPS Doctoral Student Poster Competition. Now in its third year, the competition and associated event present an opportunity for PhD students across the University to showcase their research and receive feedback … Continue reading SIPS Doctoral Poster Competition: A Student’s Perspective
Bob Jeffery and Peter Thomas The proportion of workers employed in a workplace where a recognised trade union has collective agreements (over matters such as pay and working conditions) in the UK is just 26%, a historic low. In the public sector a majority of workers still find themselves in this position whereas in the … Continue reading Class, Collective Bargaining and Labour Rights
By Charles Umney, Associate Professor of Work & Employment Relations at the University of Leeds. What is the role of class in British society and politics? One famous relic of noughties centrism, and a founding member of the trumpeted Independent Group, weighs in on the subject- “We know that the left-right fulcrum around which our … Continue reading The Role of Class in British Society & Politics
Special Issue Editors Co-Editors: Chris Devany: Chris.Devany@shu.ac.uk Adam Formby: A.Formby@yorksj.ac.uk Jennifer Hoolachan: HoolachanJ@cardiff.ac.uk Aims and Scope The youth phase has been described as a “privileged vantage point from which to observe processes of social change and continuity”. Over the last ten years since the financial crisis many aspects of young people’s lives have been reshaped, including (but … Continue reading Call for Papers: Special Issue of People, Place and Policy on Contemporary Youth: Precarity, Resistance and (Re)imagined Futures
By Jill Dickinson and Dr James Marson. Greenspace is widely acknowledged for providing a range of environmental, social and economic benefits, whether such greenspace comprises traditional Victorian parks, overgrown waste grounds, pocket parks or roadside nature reserves. The benefits provided by any type of greenspace are well established, and have been most recently articulated by … Continue reading Greenspace Governance: Statutory Solutions from Scotland?
By Jon Dean and Rachel Wood. How far should charities go in shocking the public in order to meet their fundraising targets? In 2014, a fundraising campaign for research into Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) caused a stir with the stark strapline 'I wish my son had cancer'. The campaign featured Alex Smith holding his young … Continue reading ‘How far is too far’ The rights and wrongs of ‘using’ emotion in fundraising
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A spectre is haunting Britain, not the spectre of communism, and yet the UK's most significant current challenges, from Brexit to austerity, from zero-hour contracts to changes in life expectancy, are all haunted by questions of social class and classes.
The fourth ‘People, Place and Policy Conference’ was held at Collegiate Crescent Campus on 27th June. This year’s interdisciplinary theme of ‘alternative urban futures for tackling social and spatial inequalities’ attracted attendees from across the social sciences. In an opening keynote, Guy Standing set the tone for the conference with a summary of his concept … Continue reading People, Place and Policy: Conference Report 2018
The Sheffield Institute for Policy Studies at Sheffield Hallam University intends to appoint a Social Policy Doctoral Training Alliance PhD Student on either a full-time or part-time studentship, ideally from October 2018