MANCHESTER'S FIRST STUDENT-RUN THINK TANK
Our name is inspired by The Peterloo Massacre, a tragic event which took place in Manchester and serves as an enduring symbol of the struggle for democratic freedom.
Our purpose is to increase participation in policymaking across Greater Manchester.
Our desire is to honour the legacy of those brave protestors and this great city.
The Peterloo Institute is a student-run think tank that proudly provides a non-partisan platform for inclusive and diverse participation in policymaking.
Through insightful research, innovative publications, and engaging public events, we work with the people of Greater Manchester to create progressive policies and positive changes.
In particular, we're looking to help tackle two of the most important current issues, both here in the North and across the UK: regional inequality and structural racism.
The Peterloo Institute is always looking for interesting and engaging submissions. We are open to considering work on a wide range of policy topics, although we’re especially interested in writing that is related to our research specialisms: regional inequality and structural racism.
We actively want to hear from you, irrespective of your academic background. You do not have to be a student to send us your work, and this is not a site solely for political science graduates (although they are very welcome!).
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