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Grad celebration

IER celebrates the graduation of 5 PhD students

On 20st of July, IER staff and students celebrated the graduation of five PhD students: Dorothee Gnaedinger, John Gough, Mohd Onn Rashdi Abd-Patah, Szilvia Schmitsek and Olga Siemers.

Four members of staff were also involved in the academic procession to honour this wonderful achievement.

All of our new doctors have succeeded in juggling work and/or family commitments while coping with the many stresses and strains of the PhD 'journey'.

We wish them all the best in their future careers. Huge congratulations.

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skillsWarwick IER facilitates Regional Skills Summit

The IER facilitated the Regional Skills Summit on the 3rd July. Hosted by the Edge Foundation, the skills summit brought together the Skills Directors of the Mayoral Combined Authorities. Liverpool City Region and the Greater London Authority Skills Directors presented their recently published skills plans, and the summit concluded with a presentation by Jonathan Barr of the OECD. The Skills Summit continues IER's recent work into the sub regional skills agenda which has recently included a feasibility study of the Skills Advisory Panels (for DfE) and writing the Annual Report for the West Midland's Combined Authority's Productivity and Skills Commission. Read the report written by Peter Dickinson and Chris Warhurst here.

VUB 2018 visitIER delegation visits the VUB in Brussels

In May, a delegation of senior staff from IER visited the Interface Demography and Tempus Omnia Revelat (TOR) research groups at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) in Brussels. This visit was part of Warwick’s new strategic collaboration with the VUB. A Memorandum of Agreement has been signed by the two universities on 6 June.

IER will be developing joint research projects and PhD studentships with the two groups, both of which have research specialisms in job quality, labour market transitions and careers guidance. For more information read here.