Response submitted by MeCCSA to the Pearce review of the TEF

This is the response by the Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA) to the Independent Review of the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) launched on 18 January 2019 (Review of TEF: terms of reference). The response was prepared by the MeCCSA ADSC sub-committee and agreed by the executive, and should be read in …Continue Reading

MeCCSA response to political interference in Australia’s research grant process

On the 13th of November 2018, the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR), issued a statement expressing its deep concern about political interference in the independence of Australia’s research grant process. Recent discussion in the Australian Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee revealed that 11 humanities and creative arts projects recommended for funding …Continue Reading

MeCCSA statement on USS pension dispute between UCU and UUK

As an association representing the interest of university students, teachers, and researchers in our field, we wish to express our strong support for those of our members currently taking strike action in opposition to proposed changes in their pension arrangements. The health and diversity of our field are already unduly dependent on the goodwill and …Continue Reading

MeCCSA letter to AHRC about Creative Industries Clusters

The below letter been sent by Natalie Fenton on 8th November 2017 to Professor Thompson of the AHRC concerns relating to the Call for the Creative Industries Clusters Programme from the Media, Communications and Cultural Studies Subject Association (MeCCSA). We have not yet received a response, though will publish this if we receive one. The MeCCSA letter is …Continue Reading

MeCCSA letter to Hungarian Minister in support of CEU

The below letter been sent by Natalie Fenton on 2nd May 2017 to the Hungarian Minister of Human Resources from MeCCSA in support of CEU and to express concern at recent legislative changes. The response received from a member of the Culture and Education Committee of the European Parliament, a German member of the Group of Socialists and …Continue Reading

Response submitted by MeCCSA to the consultation on the second REF

Submitted 12th March 2017 This is the response by the Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA) to the Consultation on the second Research Excellence Framework. The consultation sets out proposals on how to implement the next Research Excellence Framework, building on the REF 2014 and incorporating the principles identified in Lord Stern’s Independent Review of the REF. …Continue Reading

Response submitted by MeCCSA to the DCMS consultation on the Leveson inquiry and its implementation

Submitted 9th January 2017 This is the response by the Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA) to the DCMS consultation on the Leveson inquiry and its implementation. MeCCSA is the professional association for the subjects of media, communications and cultural studies. This Association represents teachers, researchers, and students in its fields within UK Higher …Continue Reading

MeCCSA letter on Part 2 of the Leveson Inquiry

The Government is currently consulting about two key issues relating to the implementation of the framework for independent self-regulation of the press that was agreed by Parliament after the first stage of the Leveson Inquiry. The consultation questions whether Section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013 should be commenced and if Part 2 of the …Continue Reading

MeCCSA letter to Turkish Minister in support of academic freedom

The below letter has today been sent by Natalie Fenton to the Turkish Minister of Education from MeCCSA in support of colleagues facing struggles over academic freedom, losing their jobs and in some cases facing imprisonment. Please consider sending your own letters of support. The letter is also available as a PDF download.

Response submitted by MeCCSA to the Better use of data in government public consultation

Submitted 22nd April 2016 This response to the Better use of data in government public consultation is on behalf of MeCCSA (the Media, Communications and Cultural Studies Association) which is the subject association for academics and students in these fields in UK Higher Education. You can read the full response below or download a PDF version.

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