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
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
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.
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.
Submitted 21st March 2016 This response 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. It draws on extensive independent research into the changing higher education environment and how it has impacted on the field of …Continue Reading
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)
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.
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 …Continue Reading
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. The above Review has been discussed by the Association Executive, and the following comments arise …Continue Reading
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.