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 BBC, as teachers and researchers in the field we encourage you to make sure your concerns are heard. The Consultation ends on 8th October 2015.

MeCCSA has made the following submissions:

  • DCMS BBC Public Consultation Response (PDF, 0.5Mb)
  • Lords Select Committee (PDF, 0.15Mb)
  • Commons Select Committee (PDF, 0.23Mb)

MeCCSA also submitted the below letter (PDF, 0.02Mb), addressed to John Whittingdale, along with the MeCCSA response to the DCMS consultation. Whilst the letter has been formally submitted, we would like as many signatories as possible – please consider adding your own below. Continue reading

Consultation on 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 Leveson Inquiry should go ahead. Whatever your views on press regulation, as teachers and researchers in the field we encourage you to make sure your concerns are heard. The Consultation ends on 10th January 2017.

MeCCSA is currently drafting a submission, which will be available on this website. Members have written extensively about Leveson, and Three-D Issue 20 and Issue 24 both contained a number of articles that might be of interest by way of background context.

MeCCSA will also be submitting the below letter, addressed to Karen Bradley, along with our response to the DCMS consultation. We would like as many signatories as possible – please consider adding your own below.

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Consultations

MeCCSA’s responses to relevant consultations for our subject areas.

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HE Funding Cuts

MeCCSA’s response to the Higher Education Funding Cuts, including campaign material.

This section contains some of the basic facts and a few articles plus a
summary of the arguments for your use. The demonstration on the 10th November
showed the extent of support and strength of feeling over the proposed changes.
We need to keep the momentum going and ensure the real issues are heard loud
and clear.

You can download all the information in this section as a single campaign pack Word file.

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RAE

Responses to consultations regarding the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE)

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REF

Responses to consultations regarding the Research Excellence Framework (REF)

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