Sample letter to a Lib Dem MP

(written by Nick Couldry) Dear Don Foster I am writing to express my deep concern at the cuts proposed by the Coalition to government’s funding support of undergraduate teaching in universities. My concern here is not specifically with the raising of student tuition fees although there are broader worries that freeing up fees without the …Continue Reading

Template letter to MPs

Dear MP I am writing as a constituent to express my deep concern at the cuts proposed by the Coalition to the government’s funding support of undergraduate teaching in universities. My main concern is with the Coalition’s decision to use Browne’s recommended freeing-up of student fees as the ‘pretext’ for withdrawing all support for undergraduate …Continue Reading

Mediated Climate Change in an Uncertain World

The ‘Mediated Climate Change in an Uncertain World’ event is part of a set of launch initiatives associated with the Climate Change, Sustainability and Environment Network (CCES). We will also have a panel at the forthcoming MeCCSA conference at Salford University, Manchester in January 2001, and are planning a symposium at Bournemouth University on 4th …Continue Reading

Mediating Environmental Change: Exploring The Way Forward

Call for Papers The Mediating Environmental Change symposium will facilitate a debate on emerging and established forms and practices of environmental reporting – including climate change, conservation and sustainability. We aim to provide a lively discussion forum evolving around pertinent issues arising from a series of panels and keynote speakers. You are invited to express …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 15

Three-D, issue 15 (PDF, 1.2 Mb) In this issue: 1 Slash and burn (Einar Thorsen) Features 2 Cuts and their consequences (Natalie Fenton) 4 Utility of fiction and fictions of utility (John Corner) 5 A career on the edge (Eleanor Shember-Critchley) 6 So farewell UKFC (Graham Roberts) 8 Diploma in Creative and Media (Helen Baehr) …Continue Reading

Further note on REF Sub-Panel Nominations

Members will recall that 3 weeks ago we drew people’s attention to HEFCE’s publication on proposed REF sub-panels and invitation for nominations. As a supplement to that invitation to advise us of any comments or suggestions may we also clarify how people may propose nominations via MeCCSA. Please let any officer have, by Sep 10th, …Continue Reading

Note from Chair and Hon Sec re REF 2014

Dear Colleagues, You will have noticed that HEFCE have recently published a paper on ‘Units of Assessment and Recruitment of Expert Panels’ for the 2014 REF. Subject Associations have two roles in this: 1. To provide endorsements to applicants for the position of chairs of sub-panels (more than one endorsement is acceptable); 2. To nominate …Continue Reading

Unlikely voices: radio documentaries from the past and present

A MeCCSA Radio Studies Network event, within Sounding Out 5   Bournemouth University, Friday 10 September, 12.00 pm   Speakers: Mark Burman, Producer, BBC Radio Features   Ieuan Franklin, freelance film archivist   Matthew Linfoot, Director, Undergraduate Media Studies and Course Leader, Radio Production, University of Westminster   Paul Wilson, Curator, Radio at the British Library Sound …Continue Reading

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