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Policy website launches at The University of Manchester

08 Jan 2013

A new website has been launched to showcase the contribution of academics from The University of Manchester to public policy development in the UK.

Professor Talbot and colleagues
Professor Talbot and colleagues

www.manchester.ac.uk/policy, the home of a new network across the University called Policy@Manchester, is Directed by Professor Colin Talbot based at Manchester Business School.

The initiative has been set up to provide a platform to share ideas, events and other activities highlighting our wide-ranging areas of public policy engagement and create new synergies between those working on them.

Professor Talbot said: “One of the things that distinguishes top universities around the world is that, certainly in democracies, they are usually powerhouses of public policy ideas.

“There has been a marked international and UK growth in masters-level provision of public policy and administration courses and new institutes and schools.

“Manchester has recognised these developments and is trying something a little different. We surveyed staff last summer and found we had around 350 colleagues engaged externally in various areas of public policy.

“Manchester as a city has suddenly upped its profile, as Manchester City has joined United at the top of English football, and the arrival of MediaCity means there’s suddenly lots of media folk discovering there is intelligent life outside of the M25 beltway.

“Policy@Manchester seeks to capitalise on all that.”

Notes for editors

For media enquires contact:
Mike Addelman
Press Officer
Faculty of Humanities
The University of Manchester
0161 275 0790
07717 881567
michael.addelman@manchester.ac.uk