Researchers urge “recession generation” of graduates to have their say in the 2019 Futuretrack survey
Researchers at the University of Warwick have launched a fifth wave of their unique Futuretrack survey, a UK-wide project following undergraduates who took up their university places in 2006 or in 2007 (after a gap year) to get a clear picture of the opportunities and obstacles faced by the generation of students who graduated just after the 2008 financial crisis – and they want to encourage as many previous participants as possible to get back in touch.
Two projects led by Warwick researchers have been shortlisted for the 2019 Newton Prize, a prestigious award which celebrates outstanding international research partnerships aimed at tackling global challenges. A project exploring innovative cancer drugs and one studying the impact of forced evictions on economically underprivileged women in Jakarta are among the final 20 which will now be reviewed by a panel of expert judges.
New powers by the regulator Ofgem to set a maximum price for energy has meant an end to “healthy competition” between companies, finds a new study which recommends that it would be better to instead regulate the way consumers renew their contracts with gas or electricity firms.
Young people are making decisions about what they plan to do after leaving formal education as early as Year 7 or 8, with parents, teachers and friends being their preferred information sources, according to a new report by the University of Warwick’s Institute for Employment Research for the Department for Education.
An online survey catching up with UK graduates almost ten years after their graduation to gather data on their working lives is about to launch. The survey is a key part of the fieldwork for the fifth wave of the unique Futuretrack longitudinal study into the careers of UK graduates.