What is it about?

This is about an arts practice research project called The Verbatim Formula that uses performance with young people in the state of the care, and students who are care-experienced. It raises questions about the marketisation and managerialism of higher education, in relation to the experiences of the most marginalised students.

Featured Image

Why is it important?

As universities become ever more marketised, and the care system in the UK suffers under economic austerity, it is important to acknowledge issues of exclusion and injustice that this context is producing.


This research has changed me as a lecturer in Drama, making me far more aware of the importance and value of each student's personal life experience.

Maggie Inchley
Queen Mary University of London

Read the Original

This page is a summary of: The Verbatim Formula: caring for care leavers in the neoliberal university, Research in Drama Education The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance, July 2019, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/13569783.2019.1604128.
You can read the full text:




The following have contributed to this page