Over used and fundamentally flawed: the problem with using the concept of ‘resilience’ in the context of economic hardship

Above: Paul Hickman led a study team comprising researchers from Sheffield Hallam University, The University of Sheffield and Queen's University Belfast, which explored the experiences of low income households across Northern Ireland. Two of the case study areas were in Derry/Londonderry (pictured). The difficult and uncertain times we live in has resulted in increasing attention … Continue reading Over used and fundamentally flawed: the problem with using the concept of ‘resilience’ in the context of economic hardship

Augar and the Impact on the English Higher Education Market

Professor Colin McCaig, Centre for Development and Research in Education, Sheffield Institute of Education We now know what Augar recommended: reduced fees for students; a longer repayment period (which doesn't reduce repayment); no accumulation of interest during study period; restored means-tested maintenance grants; access to similar support for those studying at sub-degree levels. These are … Continue reading Augar and the Impact on the English Higher Education Market

Launch of the Sheffield Institute for Policy Studies

The external launch of the Sheffield Institute for Policy Studies took place on June 15th 2016 at Sheffield Hallam University's, Heart of the Campus. It featured a keynote lecture by the eminent journalist and social commentator - Polly Toynbee, entitled "Our Inequitable Life: Can we make Britain fairer?" Prior to her lecture, Polly also participated … Continue reading Launch of the Sheffield Institute for Policy Studies