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Centre for Lifelong Learning attend The Universities Association for Lifelong Learning at Cambridge University
The Universities Association for Lifelong Learning held their annual conference last month on the grounds of Cambridge University at Downing College. Senior Teaching Fellow and Tutor, Dr Anil Awesti, Early Years Programme Director, Dr. Sarah Cousins and Director of 2+2 and Part-time Degrees, Dr. Simon Glaze attended the event from the Centre for Lifelong Learning.
'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/
IER celebrates the graduation of 5 PhD students
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.
Warwick Law School postgraduate alumnus Joseph Dion Ngute has been appointed as the new Prime Minister of Cameroon. Dion Ngute took office on 5 January 2019, replacing Philemon Yang, the country’s longest-serving Prime Minister.
Global Insights: COVID-19, Migration, Refugees and Borders. A live-streamed panel discussing the challenges of COVID-19.
Thursday May 21 - 4pm-5pm https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/global-insights-covid-19-migration-refugees-and-borders-tickets-105254611376
PAIS presents the fourth panel in our weekly live-streamed Global Insights series with our partners in Canada, the US, Ethiopia and Germany
This week’s panel will discuss the immediate effects of COVID-19 on global migration, internal displacement and refugee protection, and what the pandemic might mean for the movement of peoples across borders in the future.
Allehone Abebe is a Senior Legal Officer at UNHCR Liaison Office to the African Union and the UN Economic Commission for Africa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Maria Koinova is Reader in International Relations and chair of the British International Studies Association working group on the “International Politics of Migration, Refugees and Diaspora” at the University of Warwick (UK)
Alison Mountz is Professor of Geography and Canada Research Chair in Global Migration at Wilfrid Laurier University (Canada). She is Director of the International Migration Research Centre at the BSIA.
Tazreena Sajjad currently serves as Senior Professorial Lecturer in the Global Governance, Politics and Security (GGPS) Program in the School of International Service (SIS) at American University in Washington D.C. (USA)
Maurice Stierl is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the University of Warwick (UK).
Moderated by Ann Fitz-Gerald, Director, Balsillie School of International Affairs.
About the Global Insights series
“Global Insights” is a weekly live-streamed, moderated panel series which provides different national and regional perspectives on big questions currently facing researchers, policymakers and planners worldwide in light of the Coronavirus pandemic.
All are welcome. Sign up for free here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/global-insights-covid-19-migration-refugees-and-borders-tickets-105254611376