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March 2015

Your ideas wanted for Policy Week 2015

(13 March 2015)

Planning is now well underway for Policy Week 2015, which has the theme Science, Technology and Public Policy – and the organisers are looking for great event ideas from colleagues across the University.

Policy Week will run from 2 to 6 November 2015 and is policy@manchester’s flagship engagement event, attracting top speakers and contributors from the world of policy, along with hundreds of enthusiastic attendees.

The deadline for submission of initial ideas is 17 April 2015. As in 2014, the programme is expected to be very busy so anyone interested in getting involved is advised to submit their ideas early.

Events do not just have to be about science and technology policy, but rather the impact that science and technology may have on different aspects of our society - and the potential implications for policymaking.

Organisers are looking in particular for creative, interactive and innovative events that move away from the usual panel discussion or keynote address format.

This year’s Policy Week theme supports Manchester as the European City of Science (ESOF) in 2016, when the major ESOF conference will also be held in the city.

Anyone who wishes to join the Policy Week 2015 organisers’ project group to access relevant files, documents and presentations, as well as the latest discussions, should email Louise Pemberton:


Upcoming Policy event:

Education in England after 2015: A Political Debate

Tuesday, 31 March at 4.30 to 6.30pm in the Samuel Alexander Lecture Theatre, Samuel Alexander building