Established in 2018, the Centre for Culture, Sport and Events (CCSE) undertakes collaborative research across the social sciences, business and humanities. Research outputs produced by the Centre have been deemed 4* world leading, and our impact case study Events as Social Change was judged as 4* internationally outstanding in the UK REF 2021 review.

Renfrewshire Council is a key local partner; CCSE provides research and evaluation support for the local authority. More widely, we conduct research with international partners with a focus on sport mega-events and human rights, sport and disability, cultural heritage and inclusion, culture, sport and soft power, sport and art diplomacy, tourism development, and tourism, sustainability and cultural regeneration. We have four key research themes:

place-focused cultural regeneration

 arts, cultural diplomacy, and soft power

 

 

sport, cultural events and festivals

 

media, communication and digital cultures.

 

Current Blogs and Tweets

The Glen Cinema Memorial Artwork

The Glen Cinema Memorial Artwork

We won’t use this blog to describe what happened inside the Glen Cinema, Paisley on Hogmanay 1929 – it is well documented online, in history books, and in the memories of the people of Renfrewshire and across the world. Instead we are using this blog as an opportunity...

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Arts and Cultural Engagement Participation Support for Vulnerable Children and Young People

Arts and Cultural Engagement Participation Support for Vulnerable Children and Young People

We know that arts and cultural participation leads to a range of positive outcomes for children and young people, both in terms of their cognitive development and their wellbeing. Activities such as playing a musical instrument, performing in dance or drama, painting,...

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The Centre will build 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 will contribute to academic excellence and influence policy makers and practitioners working in culture, sport and events and social policy and change.