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19 Aug 2020 | PUPiL , University

Prison-university partnerships in lockdown

Three prison university partnerships come together to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on their role in prisons, and what the future may hold for their work.

23 Jul 2020 | Blogs , Prisoner Learning Alliance , PUPiL , Uncategorised

Reaching for the stars in prison

Charles Cockell, from Edinburgh University, discusses the successful Life Beyond project established through a partnership between Fife College and the Scottish Prison Service. Life Beyond challenges prisoners to think about science in a creative way.

17 Mar 2020 | PUPiL , University

Making Links in Brazil and Argentina

In this blog post we hear from Sacha Darke, a senior lecturer at University of Westminster, who recently travelled to South America to visit existing and developing higher education prison initiatives.

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.

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