This week we welcome some of our MSc Public Policy (MPP) students to London for a three-day residential.

The MPP is a specialist degree offering students the opportunity to delve into how public policy is made, what shapes it, and how policymakers can make a difference. Students explore political, economic, and social dynamics and forces that influence contemporary public policy issues, and think creatively about public policy design and delivery. They also examine how data, knowledge and evidence in the digital environment are re-shaping how public policy is analysed, made and practised.

In this week’s residential, MPP students will attend a number of seminars from University of Bath colleagues including Dr Matteo de Tina, Dr Eleanora Fichera, Professor Paul Gregg, Dr Matt Dickson, and Dr Theo Papadopoulos.

Other speakers include; Reader in Public Policy at King’s College London, and Chief Scientist and Director of Research, Evaluation and Social Action at the Behavioural Insights Team, Dr Michael Sanders; and Director of the Resolution Foundation, Torsten Bell; who will both present on producing evidence to inform policymaking, and public policy in the economic crisis.