About Us

The Centre for Culture, Sport and Events (CCSE) has developed from a collaborative partnership between the University of the West of Scotland and Renfrewshire Council. CCSE provides a space to undertake collaborative research and development work that has relevance for the Renfrewshire area and, for colleagues, partners and policy makers working nationally and internationally.

The Centre has been set up to conduct research, development, consultancy and knowledge exchange aligned to four key themes:

Our four key themes:

place-focused cultural regeneration

 arts, cultural diplomacy, and soft power



sport, cultural events and festivals


media, communication and digital cultures.


The Centre for Culture, Sport and Events builds on the University’s local, national and international expertise in these areas, bringing a range of interdisciplinary perspectives to its research enquiries into policy and practice, advancing the production of new knowledge.

Research evidence produced through the Centre contributes to academic excellence, influencing policy makers and practitioners working in culture, sport and events, engaging with social policy and change.