Welfare Reform in Scotland: research, policy & the third sector

A half-day seminar from Policy Scotland at the University of Glasgow for academic, government and third sector partners

Tuesday, 28th May 2019 at 10:00am
Fore Hall, Main Building, University of Glasgow

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Policy Scotland Event: Welfare Reform in Scotland
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This half-day workshop (10:00 am to 1:00 pm) aims to interrogate the ways that academics and partners can impact the developing social security agenda in Scotland and how new research collaborations can be usefully developed to improve the evidence base for the social security system.

The day will open with a presentation from a representative from the Scottish Government, who will share the work on the Social Security Charter and set the scene of welfare reform. The research presentations will then share research findings and the implications of these findings in the Scottish context, issues for further exploration in research collaborations with government and the third sector, and thoughts on how this or future research can be used to change social security policy and practice. 

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The panel discussion and roundtable aims to develop and discuss the work of the Scottish Government experience panels and the third sector in this area. Panellists will speak briefly on their own research and/or advocacy projects, and (if applicable) the way they have engaged policymakers and those in the civil service to work for policy change. Panellists will also share their successes and challenges of using and co-producing research evidence with those in the University and explore how collaborations between the government, third sector and academia can be developed. 

The panel discussion will feature representatives from the Scottish Government and the third sector, including:

  • Carole Edwards (Scottish Government)
  • Jen Gracie (Child Poverty Action Group in Scotland)
  • Neil Cowan (Poverty Alliance)
  • Bill Scott (Inclusion Scotland)

We encourage attendance from academics with an interest in welfare and welfare reform, representatives from local or national government, and those from the third sector whose work intersects with people and policies impacted by the changing nature of welfare in the UK and Scotland. 

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Starts: Tuesday, May 28th 2019 at 10:00am
Ends: 1:00pm

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Timezone: Europe/London
Bookings close: May 28th 2019


Fore Hall, Main Building, University of Glasgow
University of Glasgow
G12 8QQ
United Kingdom

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Fore Hall is located in the Main Building at the University of Glasgow's Gilmorehill Campus, on University Avenue (postcode G12 8QQ). Directions to the room within the Main Building can be found here: https://frontdoor.spa.gla.ac.uk/spacett/location/map.m?buildingId=104&toId=1040256&toType=R


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