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John Denham, Speaker at Realising the Potential of the Wider South East technical symposium organised by L&WSE Strategic Planning Network.

The symposium aims to facilitate a conversation between strategic thinkers on opportunities for collective research and collaboration, in particular the scope for adopting a wider and longer-term perspective and by joining up current sub-regional economic, planning and infrastructure initiatives. For more information and to watch the video of the event click here.

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Home, here or London?

Retaining graduates from the central South’s universities. Both authors frequently hear the refrain ‘we must retain more of our graduates’ at meetings and seminars on the local economy.This report, commissioned by Willmott Dixon, explores the retention of graduates from the central South’s universities in our economy and examines the challenges the region faces in recruiting and retaining these graduates. Graduates are a valuable resource to the economy.They bring new skills, fresh perspectives and a willingness to question established approaches.1 The…

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Living Well: Health and wellbeing for a better quality of life

In March 2018 the University of Winchester and Southern Policy Centre hosted a seminar on health and social care, exploring the challenges facing the Central South as we strive to meet the pressures demographic changes put on our health and social services. The growing number of older people is in no small measure due to the medical and social progress we have made in recent years. Yet, whilst many can look forward to longer lives, they may also face more…

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Upcoming Event: Help us to move on!

Practical policy solutions from Hampshire’s young people. In July 2018 the Southern Policy Centre was commissioned by the Blagrave Trust to develop a policy advocacy strategy for young people aged 16-25 in Hampshire. Over the last 8 months we have been listening to young people and researching alongside them to understand the challenges that affect them the most during transition from childhood to adulthood, and to develop potential solutions to these. The primary concerns raised were housing, education, training and employment. The work has…

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Living Well

Living Well: Health and wellbeing for a better quality of life

In conjunction with the University of Winchester and supported by Paris Smith and Energise Me, we are delivering a seminar to explore how we can all live well. The rise of new ‘health’ trends communicated via media platforms has called into question what living well really means. Chaired by the University’s Chancellor Alan Tichmarsch, this event is the third of a series of debates on linked and topical issues. Speakers of the seminar include Professor Shireen Kassam, Consultant Haematologist at…

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