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IER to host an event discussing job quality and working life in the UK

speech bubblesIn mid-January IER will host a meeting of the Working Life Engagement and Improvement Group. The group was established in 2018 by social scientists committed to using insights from social science to advance the quality of jobs and working life in the UK.

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keyboard2Peter Elias leads workshop on employment statuses in response to Taylor Review

At the end of January 2019 Professor Peter Elias will lead a workshop on ‘Making employment statuses count: Statistical, legal and social perspectives on atypical workers in the digital age’.

The workshop will be held at the Royal Society of Arts in London and is funded and co-hosted by Deployed. It responds to the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices call for clarification on the distinction between dependent contractors and the self-employed.

ESRC PhD Studentships 2019 now opengraduate hats

Under the Midlands Graduate School DTP, ESRC-funded studentships are now available for outstanding home/EU PhD applicants. Eligible applicants to the IER MPhil/PhD in Employment Research are invited to apply for one of these scholarships within the Warwick Management and Business pathway of the DTP. If you are considering applying for the MPhil/PhD in Employment Research programme and also wish to apply for an ESRC Studentship please read our further information and details about how to apply carefully here and email any questions to

Application deadline is Tuesday 22nd January 2019 (23:59 GMT).