Research Hub

A central part to the work of the John Smith Centre is our research from
academic and civil society sources.
Access the hub
Advocacy & Events
Read all our recent news and find out more about our upcoming and past events.
Power Hours
Watch or listen again to our Power Hour series with politicians, journalists, pollsters and political advisers

Opportunities for University of Glasgow students with
high profile public service practitioners.

Development Programmes

Supporting people from all backgrounds to access public life is central to our work. Our development programmes aim to break down the traditional barriers many face participating in politics and public service.


Minority Ethnic Emerging Leaders Programme

A personal and professional development programme aimed to remove barriers that can be faced by minority ethnic people moving into leadership positions in society

Parliamentary Internship Programme

Breaking down barriers to participation by paying students
above the Living Wage for work experience with MSPs.

John Smith Public Service Award

The John Smith Public Service Award is a two-year
professional development programme offered in partnership
with The Robertson Trust

Royal Bank Future Leaders Programme

300 young Scots will take part in a programme aimed at
creating employment opportunities and developing networks