Summer 2017 newsletter

Summer 2017 newsletter

Welcome to the summer edition of our newsletter – and an extra special welcome to all our new members that have accumulated over the past few months. In this month’s newsletter, we’ve got information on the following:

  1. Essay Competition winner
  2. Annual Conference in November
  3. Successful qualitative methods workshop
  4. Scottish Parliament: Commission on Parliamentary Reform – new report
  5. Welsh Assembly: Report on digital engagement published
  6. UCL report on public appointments published
  7. Opportunity – HE consultant for Parliament
  8. Recently on the blog

If you have any notices / messages you would like us to circulate to the group, please let us know (including events, new research projects, grants, publications, etc.). Or other ideas for the group and feedback for us, they’re welcome too!

We’ll be taking a break over August, so expect our next newsletter at the end of September. Hope all our members have a great summer break!

Best wishes,
Marc (@marcgeddes), Louise (@LouiseVThompson), Alex (@A_Meakin) and Leanne (@LeanneMarieC)

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Essay Competition 2017 Winners

Essay Competition 2017 Winners

We are pleased to announce the winner of our essay competition this year: Tamara McCallum from Leeds (nominated by Cristina Leston-Bandeira), with Callum Allison (nominated by Louise Thompson) as the runner-up. The winning essays were judged anonymously by our expert panel, and the winners will receive their certificates at our conference in autumn.

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Qualitative Methods Workshop

Qualitative Methods Workshop

On Wednesday 19th July 2017 we are holding a qualitative methods workshop at Liverpool University.  The workshop will explore a wide range of research in this area including the use of parliamentary debates, elite interviews and focus groups, legislative texts and computer aided analysis. It is a great opportunity to learn more about using these techniques as well as some top tips if you are working on this type of research yourself.  As always, there will be plenty of opportunity for questions and discussion.

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