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UK study will evaluate the particular pressures of COVID-19 on working-class women

The impact of COVID-19 on working-class women in the UK will be explored by a team of researchers from the University of Warwick, the University of Nottingham and the Women’s Business Group in a new year-long study funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, part of UKRI.


Freelancers urged to get involved with new study exploring their importance to the creative industries

Creative Freelancers living and/or working in Coventry, Waltham Forest and Northumberland are being urged to get involved with a new study into the contribution of freelance workers to the economic and place-based impacts of the creative industries. Warwick's Institute of Employment Research is one of the partners carrying out the research, which is commissioned by the Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre (PEC).


University of Warwick’s Claire Lucas named one of Top 50 Women in Engineering

Claire Lucas from the University of Warwick is one of the winners of the Top 50 Women in Engineering (WE50) awards, announced by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) today (23 June 2020). 

Tue 23 Jun 2020, 09:00 | Tags: women, Engineering, Environment, Prize, Athena Swan, work, STEM, Education

10 years since the austerity budget - researchers explore impact on life in the UK

The economic shock of coronavirus has brought perennial questions about government borrowing and spending, NHS funding, social care and welfare, inequality in income and education, and wellbeing, into renewed focus. In a special edition of Advantage magazine published to mark 10 years since the Austerity budget, leading economists reflect on these issues and consider what lessons can be learnt as the UK plans its recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.


New insights on the role of Trade Unions in struggles for rights

Trade unions are crucial in advancing workers’ rights, but it is unhelpful to consider their leaders as representatives of the working class as a whole when analysing labour relations and government policies, a new paper from the University of Warwick Department of Sociology argues.

Fri 12 Jun 2020, 14:07 | Tags: Policy, sociology, research, Politics, society, work, Faculty of Social Science

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