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Project team blog for the Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People

The blog posts listed below are the most recent updates from the project team. please contact r.andrew@mmu.ac.uk if you have any queries.


A chronology of GMCDP

  Monday 29th September 2014   Emma and Ian were welcomed to the GMCDP office for the first time, following the intensive residential weekend based at the People’s History Museum.   Caron, Linda, Emma and Ian discussed the project in more detail, setting out some very ambitious outcomes – which we are prepared to scale […]

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Our First Meeting

After the first meeting of our group, we now have a rough plan for the project. To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Inaugural meeting of the GMCDP in June 2015, the project will look at some of the events that happened in those thirty years and how we might use them to reflect on […]

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AHRC Collaborative Skills Training Programme

Public engagement and external partnership building have become an important factor in the career progression of up-and-coming academics; it is now a standard requirement for all researchers to account for the relevance and impact of their research.

All of us are advised to incorporate public engagement and partnership building into the research process from the very conception of a new project; rather than simply integral to the research, public engagement must be constitutive of it, determining its genesis rather than merely accompanying its dissemination.

This new ‘ideal’ research scenario not only raises questions regarding the appropriation of traditional research procedures, but also exposes a huge skills gap concerning effective methodological innovation. Our proposed training aims to fill this gap by equipping PGR/ECRs with ‘hands-on’ research partnership experience regarding the collaborative excavation, representation and recording of our community-based local histories.

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Welcome to the Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People Blog

Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People: 4, Windrush Millennium Centre, 70 Alexandra Rd, Manchester M16 7WD

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