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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.

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2013_chris_warhurst_5_edited.jpgShould lookism be banned?

On 23 May BBC Radio 4’s broadcast a programme featuring IER Director Chris Warhurst talking about employment discrimination based on worker appearance – ‘lookism’. The talk centred on whether lookism is a legitimate business practice or should be banned as a form of illegitimate discrimination. The talk was recorded with a live audience at Coventry’s Fargo Village.

The programme, part of the Four Thought series, is available on BBC iPlayer

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keyboardIER award to help create measures of job quality for the post-Taylor Review

Sally Wright and Professor Chris Warhurst have a new ESRC-funded Impact Accelerator Award to support their work for the working group tasked with responding to the job quality recommendations made in the UK Governments’ Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices. The working group is co-chaired by Martyn Evans, Chief Executive of the Carnegie UK Trust, and Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive of the Royal Society for Arts.

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Report on Welsh budgetary trade-offs

Daria Luchinskaya has led on a new report examining Welsh budgetary trade-offs looking forward to 2021-22. The report was launched at the Senedd on 21st September 2017, and is currently being presented to the Welsh Local Government Association and to the Finance Committee of the National Assembly for Wales.

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