Responding to Augar: Debating Sub-Degree Level Qualifications

BY NICK HILLMAN, DIRECTOR OF THE HIGHER EDUCATION POLICY INSTITUTE (HEPI) Will  increased demand for sub-degree level qualifications at Levels 4 and 5 as envisaged by the Augar Review actually materialise?  Many influential people rushed to condemn the Augar report, in some instances seemingly before they had even read it. At the Higher Education Policy … Continue reading Responding to Augar: Debating Sub-Degree Level Qualifications

Call for Papers: Special Issue of People, Place and Policy on Contemporary Youth: Precarity, Resistance and (Re)imagined Futures

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

Greenspace Governance: Statutory Solutions from Scotland?

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?

‘How far is too far’ The rights and wrongs of ‘using’ emotion in fundraising

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

People, Place and Policy: Conference Report 2018

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