MeCCSA letter to Turkish Minister in support of academic freedom

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.

Response submitted by MeCCSA to the Better use of data in government public consultation

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.

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)  

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.

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 BBC, as teachers and researchers in the field we encourage you to make sure your …Continue Reading

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.  The above Review has been discussed by the Association Executive, and the following comments arise …Continue Reading

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 proper and fruitful stimulus to well-informed debate.

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 : Responding as : Academic association or learned society Address : Ellison Place Town : Newcastle upon Tyne County : Tyne and …Continue Reading

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