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Effective Policy to Address the UK’s STEM Gap: Education, Immigration & Women in Science

Date: 8th June, 2015 Start Time: 17:30 hrs Venue: Pfizer Lecture Theatre, Department of Chemistry, Lensfield Road, Cambridge Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are fields at the heart of innovation and the UK’s economy. Recent YouGov research shows that, according to both businesses and academics, nearly 60% of employers of STEM graduates think there

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06/03/2015 – International development: where is the evidence?

After a brief introduction to both CUSPE and Giving What We Can from Corinna Frey our first speaker, Professor Christopher Whitty, Chief Scientific Adviser at the Department for International Development UK, began the event by arguing that in his opinion scientific research and international development work very well together. He further argued that international development

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Jo Evershed and Dr Hannah Pimperton

Educational practice is currently informed by many different research approaches; qualitative, quantitative, short term, longitudinal, lab-based, school based, teacher led and researcher led to name a few. All these approaches should continue to have a place in the evolution of education policy. Randomised Controlled Trials (RCTs) also have a place within the myriad of tools

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Future of Education

22/01/2015 – The Future of Education: Evidence and Technology in the Classroom

What is the future of education in terms of technology and evidence? What kinds of research techniques, such as random controlled trials (RCTs), can contribute to an evidence-based education system? Should education policy be based on such types of evidence in the first place? These were just some of the questions addressed at the first

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International Development – Where is the Evidence?

Date: Friday 6th March, 2015 Start Time: 17:30 hrs Venue: Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College Humanitarian and development organisations are increasingly pressured to show that their decisions are based on the ‘best available evidence’ and that their interventions and programmes do have an impact. But where is the evidence for this, how does it reach

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15/10/2014 – The Digital Agenda for Europe: More Innovative, More Sustainable, More Inclusive?

The first CUSPE event of the 2014-2015 calendar was held at Clare College on 15th October. The evening began with a brief oversight of CUSPE, our aims, and a description of the motivation behind the evening’s event: being half way through the EU flagship policy from 2010, CUSPE believed it was a useful time to

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10/6/2014 – CUSPE Annual Policy Review

Policy Under the Influence: To What Extent Does Scientific Evidence Influence Policy Making? Minimum Alcohol Pricing in the UK The Royal Society, London An exciting year in the CUSPE calendar came to an end this week with the inaugural CUSPE Annual Policy Review. The event saw over 150 delegates from the worlds of policy, industry

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