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Centre for Applied Linguistics Read more from Latest News

Jo Angouri Publishes 'Teamwork in the Covid-19 Zone' Resources

Congratulations to Professor Jo Angouri following the release of materials outlining practical strategies to medical teams as they adapt to working in restrictive Level 3 PPE.

These outputs are as a result of the ‘Teamwork in the Covid-19 Zone’ study (supported by an Economic and Social Research Council IAA funding grant) led by Professor Jo Angouri working with Dr Chris Turner, a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust.

This unique and timely study is part of an exciting ongoing collaboration between Professor Angouri and Dr Turner on leadership and teamwork in trauma settings, and one of the few projects bringing together Sociolinguistics and Emergency Medicine.

Since the emergence of Covid-19, healthcare staff have been required to wear FFP3 PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) in the resuscitation of the sickest patients. This includes wearing a full facemask, eye protection, gloves and surgical gown as an essential part of protecting themselves, colleagues and patients. PPE creates a physical barrier which restricts body movement, hearing, lip reading and peripheral vision. These sensory limitations have changed the way medical teams work and engage with colleagues and patients.

Professor Angouri commented: “By observing simulated scenarios we were able to gain an authentic glimpse of how emergency teams are adapting to the challenges of communicating when wearing Level 3 PPE, and to identify and share good practice.”

A full press release regarding this work is available here.

We are also looking forward to further resources to support medical practitioners as a result of the collaboration being published in the Summer.

Wed 05 May 2021, 12:40

Centre for Education Studies Read more from Education Studies News and Events

New journal publication - Dr Emma Langley

We are pleased to note the new publication from Dr Emma Langley:


Langley
, E., Totsika, V., Hastings, R.P., Bailey, T. (2021). Family relationships and their associations with perceptions of family functioning in mothers of children with Intellectual Disability (ID). American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Thu 06 May 2021, 11:49 | Tags: Research, Publications, Emma Langley, Education Studies

CEDAR Read more from CEDAR News and Events

Dr Nikita Hayden

Dr Nikita Hayden, a Research Fellow in CEDAR, reviewed Milana Aronov’s CEDAR Seminar Series presentation: ‘A History of Controversies over the treatment of autism with behavioural therapies (France, 1960-1990)’ for the Cerebra website. The seminar was delivered online on Thursday 11th February 2021. Nikita’s review can be found here: https://cerebra.org.uk/research/a-history-of-controversies-over-the-treatment-of-autism-with-behavioural-therapies/
Tue 20 Apr 2021, 15:00

Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies Read more from News

Opportunities and Limits of Experimental Social Science

Professor David Stark (CIM) and Professor Nick Chater (WBS) Event

Mon 16 May 2016, 09:59 | Tags: interdisciplinary social science news-item-1 stark

Centre for Lifelong Learning Read more from News

Careers in Careers

Students on our MA programme in Career Development and Coaching Studies attended a virtual mini job fair put together by the CLL team to help them to plan their next career move.

In the course, students learn knowledge and skills which they can use to help others to develop their careers, but over a series of sessions the focus was on them as they were invited to consider their own career plans and find out more about a range of options.

We heard from our guest speakers about their careers in the fields of careers work in a Chinese university, career coaching, recruitment and HR. Students were able to ask questions and get expert advice to inform their next career move. The focus on labour markets in Asia reflects the nationality of many of our students, but also the importance of this market for anyone in careers and human resources work.

We were joined by Adrian Jones, Business Director of Hays Globalink Asia who spoke about his career in recruitment and his work in supporting businesses in Asia to engage talent and in helping people return to or enter the major Asian markets. Danni Wu, Human Resources Business Partner at Far East Horizon, a leading Financial Services company based in Shanghai, shared her perspective on the Business Partnering model in HR and her career rise within Decathlon and her recent move into a new sector. Our CDCS alumna, Lassi Chen, talked about how she is using her learning from Warwick in her role as a Senior HR Officer in Learning and Development with Sodexo, also based in Shanghai.

In a follow up session, we will be joined by Sindy Mei who will join us from Beijing to share her experiences of careers work in a top Chinese university, as well as her more recent work as an independent career coach.

Students have fed back that attending Careers in Careers has given them a clearer idea of the options that are open to then after the course, and some great links have been forged with people who are able and willing to support them in pursuing those options.

Wed 12 May 2021, 17:03 | Tags: Careers Studies Unit

Economics Read more from News

Four Economics students present papers at prestigious Carroll Round 2021

The 20th Carroll Round Conference was held virtually, on 22-25 April 2021. Once again, the Department of Economics at Warwick was well represented at the conference, with two final year Economics students and two graduates from 2020 presented their papers:

Class of 2020

  • Georgiana Puscas (University of Warwick), “When does the winner take more? The Role of Political Alignment in Transfers to Romanian Municipalities”
  • Giovanni Pierdomenico (University of Warwick), “Importing Euroscepticism: The Effect of Trade Exposure on Electoral Outcomes”

Class of 2021

  • Charles Jordan (University of Warwick), “The Impact of COVID-19 on the Digital Skill Wage Premium in the USA”
  • Benjamin Lahai-Taylor (University of Warwick), “The Effect of High-Speed Rail on Income Inequality in South-East England”

The Carroll Round is an annual international economics conference at Georgetown University (Washington) that provides a unique forum for research and discussion among the world’s top undergraduates. The conference fosters the exchange of ideas among leading undergraduate international economics and political economy students by encouraging and supporting the pursuit of scholarly innovation in the field.

We are extremely proud of our students and we congratulate them on presenting papers at a prestigious conference. We have asked them to comment on their experience and here is what they said (in writing or as a video message):


 

"I have recently had the pleasure to present my UG dissertation at the 2021 Carroll Round, organised by students at Georgetown University.

My research focused on the electoral effects of intensified trade between Eastern and Western Europe and was supervised by Dr Arianna Ornaghi. The Carroll Round was an exceptional way to complete the research journey that started in November 2019 and led to the final submission in May 2020. After so much time spent reviewing the literature and analysing data, it was extremely rewarding to be able to present the final work to a cohort of passionate students from all over the world, sharing a common interest in economic research. The discussion around my paper and the other works presented in my session was lively and extremely deep, leading to a number of suggestions for improvement. I was very privileged to have esteemed Prof. Cumby as chair of my session and was very grateful for his comments, too.

The other sessions were also very stimulating and all papers offered a new perspective on topical issues ranging from digital currencies to development policies. At the end of the sessions we also had the chance to attend exclusive talks organised by the event committee. In particular, we had a talk delivered by Prof. Romer and Dr. Stephens-Dawidovitz with an opportunity to interact with them very closely. I found the work presented by Dr. Stephens-Dawidovitz especially compelling and fascinating. He discussed the usage of data from social networks and online searches to address a number of socially relevant issues that conventional survey data cannot answer especially when it comes to personal beliefs, social stigmas and racism.”


    Georgiana's text here


     

    Charles has recorded a video discussing his paper which can be viewed on YouTube 


     

    Ben has recorded a video for us which can be viewed here:


    Relevant Links

    The Carroll Round 2021

    Tue 11 May 2021, 12:56 | Tags: hidden

    ESRC Doctoral Training Centre Read more from ESRC DTC News

    Papers Published by Warwick DTP Students

    Recent publications from studentships of the ESRC DTP from the Applied Linguistics and Health and Wellbeing pathways.

    Thu 06 May 2021, 12:56

    Institute for Employment Research Read more from IER News & blogs

    Better employee wellbeing

    Along with Rand Europe colleague Christian von Stolk, IER Director Chris Warhurst gave a talk this year’s Cambridge Festival.

    Promoting the drive to improve the healthiness of jobs, their talk – ‘Why work needs to shape up: redesigning jobs for better employee wellbeing’ – is part of their joint advocacy of improving the physical and mental healthiness of jobs.

    Tue 30 Mar 2021, 12:42 | Tags: job quality, well-being

    Law Read more from Warwick Law School News

    From homeless law student to magic circle trainee

    Tashan Dwyer who studied on our 3 year LLB Law degree from 2015-2018 has been featured in a recent Legal Cheek article to reflect on the challenges he’s overcome to realise his dream to become a lawyer and how he hopes to help others do the same. Image credit: @tashanifill (Instagram)

    Thu 06 May 2021, 11:00 | Tags: Alumni

    Politics and International Studies Read more from News

    PAIS: A Consistently Top-Ranked Politics Department

    We are delighted to announce that the Department of Politics and International Studies (PAIS) at the University of Warwick is ranked 4th out of 80 UK Politics Departments in The Times/The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021. This prestigious league table also places us 1st in the Russell Group for both ‘teaching quality’ and ‘student experience’.

    This follows recent rankings of 4th in The Complete University Guide 2021 and 6th in The Guardian University Guide 2021 making PAIS one of the most consistently top-ranked Politics Department in the UK. For the last seven years, PAIS has held a ‘Top 7’ place in all three major national league tables:

     

    2015

    2016

    2017

    2018

    2019

    2020

    2021

    The Times/ Sunday Times

    7th

    3rd

    3rd

    3rd

    1st

    1st

    4th

    The Complete

    7th

    6th

    4th

    4th

    6th

    5th

    4th

    The Guardian

    7th

    5th

    4th

    3rd

    6th

    5tth

    6th

    The Times Good University Guide 2021: Where to Go and What to Study:  Amazon.co.uk: O'Leary, John, Times Books: 9780008368289: Books

    Professor Nick Vaughan-Williams, Head of PAIS, commented: “Congratulations to all on another outstanding outcome. Our winning formula for success means that we enjoy a consistent appearance at the very top of all major national league tables. Students and staff know that PAIS is a special Department in which every member of the community is supported to find their own voice and reach their full potential. Such consistency and high levels of support are arguably more important than ever as we face these turbulent times together”.

    Dr Justin Greaves, Director of Student Experience and Progression, commented: “This is brilliant news for the PAIS Department and all our students, alumni, and staff. It follows our great success in the 2020 National Student Survey (NSS) where we were 1st or 2nd in the Russell Group in 6 categories, including 1st for overall student satisfaction. These consistent results are a testament to the hard work and brilliance of everyone who works and studies in PAIS, along with our ethos as viewing students as partners, producers, and collaborators, and valuing and acting on student feedback. I look forward to working with our incoming and returning students to ensure that the PAIS Department continues to go from strength to strength. Congratulations everyone”!

    Thank you to all our students and staff for PAIS' continued success.

    Overall the University of Warwick is ranked 10th.

    Mon 21 Sep 2020, 09:41 | Tags: Front Staff PhD MA UG Faculty of Social Sciences

    Philosophy Read more from Philosophy News

    Professor Fabienne Peter to Deliver the Wittgenstein Annual Lecture Series 2021

    Professor Fabienne Peter has been invited to give the prestigious Wittgenstein Lecture Series for 2021 (28 June – 2 July) at the University of Bayreuth. Professor Peter will explore aspects of The Grounds of Political Legitimacy in a series of five lectures. The Wittgenstein Lectures were inaugurated in 1987. Every year, an internationally recognised philosopher is invited to present a week of lectures and colloquia. All lectures are open to the public. Further details here: https://www.phil.uni-bayreuth.de/en/events/wittgenstein/index.html.

    Tue 04 May 2021, 16:14 | Tags: Home Page, Research

    Sociology Read more from Sociology News and Events

    'Student Voice' Ambassadors

    Are you interested in developing your skills, enhancing the student experience, and being paid in the process?

    The Department of Sociology is currently inviting applications from finalist students for a number of 'Student Voice' Ambassador roles. Ambassadors will act as an interface between students and staff, feeding back both ways. The role will include, for example, inputting into departmental discussions on teaching policy and curriculum change.

    If you are interested in this role, please send your CV and a supporting statement (of up to 350 words) outlining why you feel you would make a good 'Student Voice' Ambassador to the department’s Director of Student Experience, Dr Andre Celtel (A.Celtel@warwick.ac.uk).

    The closing date for applications is 2 pm on Thursday 03 October 2019.

    Mon 23 Sep 2019, 12:25 | Tags: Undergraduate Postgraduate Students job opportunity

    Centre for Teacher Education Read more from News

    Article: The importance of life beyond the classroom

    Perhaps, from the style of my writing, you might think that I have embarked on something new and this is an account of my wide-eyed discoveries. That is not the case. I’ve been teaching for twenty-five years. The landscape through which I have travelled in my working life has been populated by young people who have no idea how good they really are or what a massive contribution they could make to the world. Or how much we need them to do just that.

    Thu 18 Feb 2021, 15:53 | Tags: Postgraduate, outreach, teaching, train to teach, PGCE