Category Archives: Responses

MeCCSA response to HE Green Paper

Following discussion at the MeCCSA AGM of the Higher Education Green Paper, Fulfilling our Potential: Teaching Excellence, Social Mobility and Student Choice,  Peter Golding sent an official response to Alison Haines of the Higher Education Directorate on behalf of MeCCSA. Download MeCCSA response (PDF, 0.18Mb)  

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MeCCSA statement on Home Office guidance from Prevent

Home Office guidance from Prevent on prevention of terrorism addresses many issues, including universities’ policy in relation to invitation of speakers onto their campuses. MeCCSA is concerned at the varied implementation and interpretation of these proposals and have just issued the following statement. Continue reading

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MeCCSA letter on BBC Charter Review

The Government is currently consulting about its Green Paper on the BBC Charter Review. This Charter Review signals the most serious challenge to the purposes and funding of the BBC in a generation. Whatever your views on the future funding, scope and purpose of the … Continue reading

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Independent Review of the Role of Metrics in Research Assessment

MeCCSA’s response to HEFCE’s Independent Review of the Role of Metrics in Research Assessment, letter dated 26 June 2014 I write as Hon. Sec. of MeCCSA, the subject association representing students in media, communication and cultural studies in UK higher education.  … Continue reading

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What’s happening with Media and Film Studies GCSE and GCE ‘A’ level?

Pete Fraser (Chair, Media Education Association) outlines changes to the curriculum at GCSE and A level that may threaten the future of Media and Film Studies. He outlines the context for these changes and describe the precarious position in which the subjects find themselves. Continue reading

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MeCCSA supports Media Reform initiative

At the recent AGM at the University of Bedfordshire, 12th January 2012, the following resolution was passed: This AGM supports the initiative of the Coordinating Committee for Media Reform in its submission to Leveson, and further public forums, as a … Continue reading

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MeCCSA Response to REF2014, panel criteria and working methods

Summary of MeCCSA’s response to the REF2014 consultation on draft panel criteria and working methods. Name : Prof. Peter Golding Position : Hon. Sec. Institution/organisation : Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association Email : peter.golding@northumbria.ac.uk Responding as : Academic association or … Continue reading

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QAA benchmarking statements now available

QAA Benchmarking statements are now available via the QAA website. MeCCSA welcomes contributions from members as part of the consultation process. Please address your comments to MeCCSA Secretary Peter Golding.

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