Public Policy@Southampton

Public Policy@Southampton

Enhancing research impact

Policy & Science: Who defines the problem?

By Erin Downey |

Researchers from the University of Southampton and policy experts from around the world recently gathered in London to attend the workshop, Policy & Science: Who defines the problem? This event was of great importance to Public Policy@Southampton as it’s purpose was to tackle a fundamental issue that greatly impacts the work we read more

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University of Southampton supports call for better foreign language skills for the UK

By Erin Downey |

The University of Southampton has added its name to over 50 leading organisations backing a group of MPs and Peers calling for all political parties to make a General Election manifesto commitment to improve the nation’s language skills. The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Modern Languages (APPG) has launched its own read more

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Geography and the Environment Centenary Celebrations

By Coral Abraham |

As Geography and the Environment celebrates its 100 year anniversary, Professor Steve Darby (pictured), head of Academic Unit, blogs about the Centenary events, the history of the department and it’s aims for the future…   It is an honour to be serving as departmental head in this, the centenary year read more

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The Research/Policy Tango

By Erin Downey |

Gavin Costigan, Director of the Office of the Vice-Chancellor,  blogs about his recent attendance at a CASE discussion on the use of scientific evidence in policy-making. They say it takes two to tango. Returning from a discussion this morning organised by CASE on the use of scientific evidence in policy-making, read more

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