Urban policy and practice
The personal blog of Dr Peter Matthews, Lecturer in Social Policy, University of Stirling
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 ...
Friday, 9 November 2018
The three per cent
It’s beginning to look an awful lot like three per cent of population are lesbian, gay, or bisexual . Governments are now beginning to ask...
Thursday, 25 October 2018
What do we know about LGBT+ homelessness
Not a lot, is the answer. We know a little bit more thanks to a project I’ve been leading on that finished last year and that is now being...
Friday, 15 June 2018
Is public administration and public policy education in Scotland threatened?
I recently learnt from a colleague that the Master of Public Administration programme at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh is threate...
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