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The invention of tradition: how ‘researchers’ replaced teachers

By Erin Downey |

In a recent article for the Times Higher Education, Bruce Macfarlane, Professor of Higher Education, argues that the self-identity of university academics has shifted profoundly since the mid 1960s and with it the interests of researchers into higher education.   “What does it mean to be an academic? Sometimes there read more

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Public Engagement at Southampton – celebrating and moving forward

By Erin Downey |

Public Policy@Southampton are delighted to confirm we will be supporting ‘Celebrating Public Engagement at Southampton’ event on 21st May. Building on success in 2011, this one-day conference will comprise a selection of small group sessions/activities, a showcase of current/award winning engagement projects, and an opportunity for discussion/reflection on ‘what next?’ for Southampton read more

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University research centre informs Commons report on the future of health and sexual education

By Erin Downey |

All state primary and secondary schools in England should have to teach sex-and-relationships education (SRE), MPs have said in a report issued today. The report, published by the House of Commons Education Committee recommends that Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) and Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) in schools read more

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Engaging with Policy: a free one-day workshop

By Erin Downey |

On the 21st January, Public Policy @Southampton will be hosting a free of charge, full day’s workshop to examine the significant, but complex, relationship between Academia and Policy. The objective of the day will be to create a clearer understanding of the policy landscape, identify ways to bridge the gap between read more

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