Urban policy and practice
The personal blog of Dr Peter Matthews, Lecturer in Social Policy, University of Stirling
Friday 19 August 2022
Teaching is a drag
Teaching is a drag. When I first did one of these teaching philosophy statements, for the FHEA application my philosophy was all about teac...
Friday 9 April 2021
Edinburgh Council Want Poor Kids to Die
I’m extremely angry. I’ve been ranting on Twitter; so I thought it might be an idea to write a blog post. This time last year, across the...
Monday 1 February 2021
A paper I'm very proud of
I’ve not blogged in a while because of 2020, but a paper I wrote with a researcher colleague Chris Poyner is now out in Public Administrati...
Monday 20 April 2020
The emerging crisis in Scottish higher education
Given the demands of the current crisis and response to COVID-19, and the need for governments to prioritise expenditure on healthcare and...
Friday 26 July 2019
The rather staggeringly obvious face of racism and xenophobia in Edinburgh
I bloody love Edinburgh. It’s why I’ve lived here for 15 years. I fell in love with the city when I visited as a tourist in 2003. I love i...
Wednesday 30 January 2019
This is a blog-post to help advertise a couple of doctoral studentships I have been awarded through the ESRC funded Scottish Graduate Scho...
Friday 21 December 2018
PhD Supervision by Instagram
I’ve blogged quite a bit on here about using social media in my teaching – YikYak for anonymous questions when it was still a thing; and ...
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