Calling all marketing lecturers – opportunity to contribute to an interuniversity marketing competition

Leeds Trinity University are hoping to run a Yorkshire-wide interuniversity marketing competition in semester 2. This will be similar to the format CIM’s ‘The Pitch’ competition but will only be available to level 4 students studying at a university in Yorkshire. The proposed competition will encourage students to work together in small groups in response …

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Tender opportunity: Safety of women and girls

PERN would like to produce a detailed report – drawing on national and international interventions – to gain insight into interventions to improve the safety of women and girls in West Yorkshire. This report will be a part of a wider policy roundtable that is being supported by West Yorkshire Combined Authority to find opportunities …

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Tender opportunity: Insight into ‘working class voices’ in economic policy

PERN are seeking to commission a report examining working class voices in (regional) policy making. Whilst we would like to hear your suggestions for the report’s scope and format, we want to understand the prevalence (or lack) of working-class perspectives in policy making, barriers to working class input into the policy process and potential routes …

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PERN Academic Steering Group / Women in Economics joint submission to the House of Commons Treasury Select Committee

Responding to a call by the House of Commons Treasury Select Committee, which is holding an inquiry entitled, ‘An Equal Recovery’, the Place-based Economics Recovery Network (PERN) academic steering group, and Women in Economics research community initiative have submitted written evidence to the Committee. You can read the submission here.

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Solidarity or spectacle – two paths to levelling up

James Ransom, YU Associate

Politicians are fond of comparing the UK to Germany – usually as a model of how we could do something better. A recent example is Boris Johnson’s speech on levelling up from last month. “I remember going to former East Germany in 1990 just after the wall had gone down”, he said, “and I remember being amazed at how far behind west Germany it then was – a place of strange little cars with two stroke engines and fake coffee”. But then he adds, “to a large extent Germany has succeeded in levelling up where we have not”.

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Yorkshire and Humber Councils and Yorkshire Universities agree new Memorandum of Understanding

Yorkshire and Humber Councils and Yorkshire Universities have agreed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), providing a framework for a long-term, strategic partnership between local government and higher education in Yorkshire and the Humber. The MoU sets out how Yorkshire and Humber Councils and Yorkshire Universities will work together to identify and develop new opportunities …

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Closed: We are recruiting!

Yorkshire Universities is recruiting a new Policy & Research Officer to join its Executive Team. The successful applicant will help to provide a strong voice for higher education in Yorkshire and the Humber, and support universities and higher education institutions to contribute towards the long-term and sustainable growth and development of the region. Application deadline: …

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