Read the latest news and updates on our public policy short courses and current events in the world of public policy.

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Why everything you do is about values

Picture this. You’re a civil engineer working for a local government. You receive a brief instructing you to commission the [...]

8 April , 2021

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How evaluation works in policymaking

Let’s explore how policy evaluation is used in government.   Evaluation is defined as an appraisal, is backward-looking and asks questions like [...]

10 March , 2021

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The ethics of climate change

The climate crisis – it is a truly global concern, and for obvious reasons.   Weather professionals have noted the undeniable, [...]

10 March , 2021

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Ruby – Evidence in Public Policy graduate

Are you considering studying one of our online public policy courses?  Hear from one of our most recent course graduates [...]

3 March , 2021

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Steven Cull – Evidence in Public Policy graduate

Considering studying one of our online public policy courses?  Hear from one of our most recent course graduates from Ireland, [...]

8 December , 2020

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Using evidence for better policymaking

Picture this. It's 1932, the height of the Great Depression in the United States. The unemployment rate is over 20% [...]

5 November , 2020

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Five reasons to study a short course online right now

Today, it is not uncommon for a professional to realise they need to undertake some form of education to brush up on skills or [...]

29 October , 2020

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Five tips to mastering online etiquette

You’ve recently realised studying online is the best option for you – congratulations! Your career will thank you. Now, how do you make [...]

16 October , 2020

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How busy professionals study at Oxford

As you mature in your career, you are aware of the skills you already possess which you can continue to grow 'on the job'. You also become acutely aware of the skills you lack which require [...]

16 October , 2020

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What you will learn in the Values and Public Policy course

Have you ever considered the purpose of government?   The study of public policy is often focused on supplying students with the tools needed to understand the frameworks in [...]

16 October , 2020