What research is being done on co-operatives? Why and How? What are we learning? What research needs to be done in the future? What research should a co-operative university be doing? How can we make co-operatives really change the world?

We'll be exploring the answers to these questions and more as part of our joint research day.

Please save the date if you are interested in co-ops and the social solidarity economy. We need you to share your ideas so that together we can unlock and reveal the immense power of the co-operative alternative. 


An action research and practice day for those wanting to pitch their ideas, participate in research speed dating (!) and produce posters about their ideas. There will be prizes for the best research ideas which will be voted on by all participants. 

A more detailed agenda will follow in due course and will be posted to this page.


4th April 2019 11am - 4.30pm


Angel Square, Manchester

Who for? 

People who are interested in, or work with, co-ops or the wider social solidarity economy. This includes co-operators, practitioners, academics, policy makers – anyone and everyone in the movement and those who have an interest in how research can transform communities and change lives for the better.   

Please confirm your place by booking a ticket below. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

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Standard Ticket - UK SCS Joint Research day 2019

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