Yearly Archives: 2015

Phd presentation: The relation of the “Social” and the “Self”

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Meeting of 26 November 2015 Mark Wong, final year PhD student in Social Policy discussed aspects of his research on socially withdrawn young people in Hong Kong and Scotland.


How Should Universities Be Funded?

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13 November 2015, open event by the Ethics Forum Speakers: Rob Henthorn, Vice President Education of NUS Scotland Prof. Sheila Riddell, Professor of Inclusion and Diversity / Director of CREID at the University of Edinburgh Tracey Slaven, Deputy Secretary, Strategic Planning, University of Edinburgh


From data, to analysis, to argument: how to make theory work

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Meeting on 29 October 2015 In our meeting in October we discussed about how to link theoretical resources to the analysis of field data. This idea emerged from collective discussions with some Phd students working in education policy topics in the School, who are currently faced with mountains of data and a range of theoretical   …Continue Reading


Workshop: Education, Citizenship and Justice

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The Just World Institute and Education and Society Research Group are delighted to announce a workshop event with Prof Rob Reich (Stanford): ‘Education, Citizenship, and Justice’ Thursday 26 March 2015 9.00am-12.00pm, Common Room, Sixth floor, Chrystal Macmillan Building, George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LD 9.00 am – 9.15 am Coffee/welcome 9.15 am – 10.30 am – Prof Rob Reich,   …Continue Reading


Tuition fees and higher education funding

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Meeting on 23 February 2015 1 – 2.30 pm at meeting pod 3, CMB We’ll be discussing the General Elections and the ongoing debate on tuition fees and higher education funding. Background: https://theconversation.com/the-five-options-for-student-tuition-fees-that-politicians-have-to-choose-from-32847 https://theconversation.com/can-england-ever-return-to-an-era-of-free-higher-education-34437


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