Duncan Lees was interviewed for the BBC Radio 4 documentary "Branding Genius" https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p071kl7q about various aspects of how the "brand" of Shakespeare operates in education, in China and elsewhere.
'Social inequalities entering civvy street: researching the importance of class and gender in determining labour market outcomes of military veterans ESRC DTP'
Joint Studentship The University of Warwick and the University of Nottingham
We are now inviting applications for an ESRC Doctoral Joint Studentship supervised by Professor Lyonette at the Institute for Employment Research at the University of Warwick (where the student will be registered) and Professor Warren at the University of Nottingham (School of Sociology and Social Policy) to commence in October 2019.
Perceptions of ex-military as ‘mad, bad and sad’ have long affected the employment options open to veterans after transition. These perceptions are shaped strongly by class and gender inequalities, intensifying for working class military men and women with lower qualifications than those in higher ranks. To date, little academic research has centred on class and gender differences in achieving a successful outcome after military service. This project will focus upon a diverse group of veterans from a variety of class backgrounds and life-course stages to determine those factors which act as facilitators, and those which act as barriers, to successful employment outcomes in ‘civvy street’. It is anticipated that the project will involve creative mixed-methods research to produce original in-depth insights into the employment experiences of veterans to provide a rounded picture of inequalities in employment opportunities. We welcome further proposals and suggestions regarding the methodological approach from applicants.
Application deadline: Friday 15th March at 5pm.
Informal enquiries about the research or the Institute for Employment Research prior to application can be directed to Clare Lyonette (C.Lyonette@warwick.ac.uk).
Full details including information on eligibility requirements and how to apply can be located on the Midlands Graduate School website: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/mgsdtp/collaborativeandjoint/
Congratulations! - ESRC DTC student Duncan Lees quoted in the Financial Times
Duncan was recently quoted in a Financial Times article "The Bard in Beijing: how Shakespeare is subverting China" in relation to his research on Shakespeare in Chinese education.
For those who hold a subscription to Financial Time, the article can be viewed here.
UK Research and Innovation Policy Internships Scheme
We are pleased to announce that the latest call for UK Research and Innovation Policy Internships Scheme is now live.
The internship scheme provides the opportunity for PhD students funded by the research councils of UK Research and Innovation to work for three months in one of a selected group of highly influential policy organisations. The student will be expected to produce at least one briefing paper, participate in a policy inquiry and/or organise a policy event, or equivalent piece of work.
Internships are available with a number of parliamentary departments, government departments and non-governmental bodies, learned societies and other organisations.
The 27 Hosting Partners for the 2018/19 competition round are listed on the UKRI website page along with further information on the scheme, documentation and guidance for applicants.
The UKRI Policy Internships Scheme is being coordinated by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) on behalf of all Research Councils. Questions about the internship should be addressed to the NERC Research Careers Team: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note the call closing date is 13 August 2018.