Welcome to SKOPE

The Centre for Skills, Knowledge, and Organisational Performance (SKOPE) focuses on policy and practice at the intersection of education, skills, and employment. Dr Susan James Relly is its Director.

Our research

Sustainability

This research theme explores how skills formation systems need to adapt due to the impact of climate change

Changing nature of work

This research theme explores how the nature of work is changing and the development of skills to meet new needs
Employability

Employability

This research theme explores what it means to be employable, the development of employability skills and employer engagement

Policy & Practice

This research theme explores the intersection of policy and practice in higher, further and secondary education

Podcasts 

SkOP ¦ Season 2 – Episode 6 ¦ A Reflection on Season 2

  Produced by Ashmita Randhawa (@Rand_Ash) and James Robson (@elpug). Edited by Laura Dong. Music composed and performed by ...

SkOP ¦ Season 2 – Episode 5 ¦ The Future of Technical Education

  Produced by Ashmita Randhawa (@Rand_Ash) and James Robson (@elpug). Edited by Laura Dong. Music composed and performed by ...

SkOP ¦ Season 2 – Episode 4 ¦ The Future of Work

  Produced by Ashmita Randhawa (@Rand_Ash) and James Robson (@elpug). Edited by Laura Dong. Music composed and performed by ...

Grant funding (ESRC and others)

SKOPE Research Papers

SKOPE Associates

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Projects with policy impact

Our team

Dr Susan James Relly

Dr Susan James Relly

Job title - Director

Dr James Robson

Dr James Robson

Job title - Deputy Director

Professor Ewart Keep

Professor Ewart Keep

Job title - Emeritus Professor

Publications and News

Pandemic and Higher Education policy: the UK as a policy laboratory

Dr James Robson explores the impact of the pandemic on Higher Education across the UK, in “Pandemic and Higher Education policy: ...

Comparing skills policy in England and Scotland

“Comparing skills policy in England and Scotland” a comment paper in WONKHE by Ewart Keep, Professor (Emeritus) of ...

Employability skills in mainstream education: Innovations in schooling and institutional isomorphism

In England, the Studio Schools model, focused on developing employability skills in young people, represents a disruptive attempt at ...

Micro-credentials: The new frontier of adult education and training

https://www.oecd-forum.org/posts/micro-credentials-the-new-frontier-of-adult-education-and-training Contributor to the OECD series ...

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