MeCCSA statement on discrimination

MeCCSA does not tolerate any form of discrimination from speakers or participants in any forum including keynotes, panels and network meetings which take place at MeCCSA conferences and events. We do not accept any kind of harassment – verbal, sexual or otherwise. This includes (but is not limited to) bullying, unwanted touching, personal comments on …Continue Reading

Results of Executive Committee election 2022

The outcome of the 2022 Executive Committee election was reported at the Annual General Meeting on 6 January 2022. The following were elected to the Executive Committee until the AGM in September 2023: Cynthia Carter, Cardiff University John Downey, Loughborough University Gillian Doyle, University of Glasgow Agnes Gulyas, Canterbury Christ Church University Lawrie Hallett, University of Bedfordshire Sarah Haynes, Liverpool …Continue Reading

MeCCSA response to Secretary of State for Education Gavin Williamson MP

The MeCCSA Executive Committee has written to the Secretary of State for Education, Gavin Williamson MP, in response to reported comments he made in the House of Commons about the perceived value of degree qualifications in our field. MeCCSA’s letter points out the strong employment record for graduates and the economic importance of the cultural, …Continue Reading

New Deal for Higher Education

MeCCSA one of 49 professional academic associations to join in call for “new deal for higher education.” As UK higher education institutions reportedly fall in the global rankings, forty-nine professional associations representing diverse academic research fields and thousands of UK-based academics wrote on 16 June 2020 to Education Ministers in the UK and devolved governments …Continue Reading

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