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We feature the latest news about our work and share views from our staff and other prison education experts.

19 Aug 2019 | Prison/university partnerships , University study | Blogs , PUPiL , University

“I couldn’t imagine my life without it”

Rowan Mackenzie is a PhD Researcher at University of Birmingham and since early 2018 has been helping to bring Shakespeare behind bars at a number of prisons. Today we hear from Rowan and from the Gallowfield Players, a theatre company at HMP Gartree

31 Jul 2019 | Education , Events , Prison/university partnerships , Science | PUPiL

Roots to STEM: bringing science education to prisons

Space, coding and the science of sleep were all part of the equation at the PUPiL network’s latest event, as we heard from experimental projects that push the boundaries of what is usually possible in prisons. 

15 Jul 2019 | Prison/university partnerships | PUPiL

Bringing Cell Block Science to HMP Leicester

The University of Leicester’s Dr Marie Nugent has worked with researchers and HMP Leicester to run an English pilot of Cell Block Science – a ground-breaking public engagement programme that brings STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) academics into prisons.

13 Dec 2018 | Prison/university partnerships | Blogs , PUPiL , University

Linguistic Foundations: Bringing English support to partnerships

Diana Scott supports students with English language and academic skills as a foundation for their further study. Here she discusses the important role English for Academic Purposes (EAP) support can play for prison learners.

13 Nov 2018 | Prison/university partnerships | Blogs , PUPiL

High-security study: building a partnership in Belmarsh

Dr Alison Lamont works in the Department of Social Sciences at the University of Roehampton. She has worked in partnership with HMP Belmarsh on a Learning Together programme, ‘Understanding Justice.’

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