The panel, which included Baroness Ruth Lister, Emeritus Professor of Social Policy at Loughborough, published its report, The Ties that Bind: Citizenship and Civic Engagement in the 21st Century, last week.
Among the 79 recommendations in the 170-page paper, which included urging the Government to stop using the term Fundamental British Values and instead use Shared Values of British Citizenship, were several specific proposals based on Loughborough’s social and cultural expertise. In Geography, Dr Sarah Mills (Reader in Human Geography) was invited to give oral and written evidence from her ESRC research on National Citizen Service. The report outlines a number of recommendations about NCS based on those research findings. Dr Marco Antonsich (Senior Lecturer in Geography) submitted evidence to the committee on his research on nations and nationalism.