Most recent features
Feature | 17 June 2014 | General public, International, Press/media, Schools
The majority of young people live in the underdeveloped countries of the global south, where increased access to schooling has led to the phenomenon of the 'educated unemployed' - frustrated by the lack of social and economic opportunities.
Feature | 23 May 2014 | General public, International, Press/media
A mass survey of 30,000 eu citizens has found that european identity is strong â€“ and getting stronger, particularly amongst younger people.
Feature | 03 April 2014 | General public, Policymakers, Press/media
Dr nicola mcewen, associate director of the esrc scottish centre on constitutional change, analyses the scottish government's white paper scotland's future, which builds the case for an independent scotland around the themes of democracy, fairness, a ...
Feature | 21 February 2014 | General public, Press/media, Schools
Esrc-funded research shows that people in a crowd can have a sense of shared identity with others, align their goals, transcend everyday concerns, and experience intensely positive feelings and an enhanced sense of well-being.
Feature | 20 December 2013 | General public, Press/media
Research has found that one of the key barriers to resolving site planning for gypsies and travellers is the creation of conflict through political and media discussion.
Feature | 16 December 2013 | General public, Schools
Young people's talk about celebrities serves important social functions - making sense of the massive inequality and replacing envy with pleasure in being 'ordinary', shows research.
Feature | 27 September 2013 | Business, General public, Policymakers, Press/media
Children can become fearful of harmless things, including a simple flower, just from the facial expression of an adult, according to a new esrc-funded study.
Feature | 18 September 2013 | General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools
Today weâ€™re one year away from the referendum on scottish independence, and the â€˜yesâ€™ and â€˜noâ€™ camps are drawing up the battle lines. But in the great debate some issues are less discussed than others.
Feature | 10 September 2013 | General public, International, Press/media, Schools
Gibraltarians' sense of britishness had changed profoundly, and are now at least as likely to celebrate a specifically gibraltarian identity as a british one. New esrc-funded research will be exploring the ethnic identity of the people of gibraltar.
Feature | 26 July 2013 | General public, Press/media, Schools
The faclair na gã idhlig (dictionary of the scottish gaelic language) which is part-funded by the esrc, has now been given a boost by a â£2 million funding package from the scottish funding council (sfc). The dictionary will fully document the histor ...
Most recent press releases
Press Release | 11 November 2013 | Academic, General public, Press/media
The esrc is pleased to announce the launch of its 2013/14 photographic competition â€“ where do i belong? the competition is open to all young people, who are invited to take a picture of where they feel they belong - whether itâ€™s a place, what the ...
Press Release | 18 June 2012 | Academic, General public, International, Policymakers, Press/media, Voluntary sector
Over the next 20 years the proportion of older people living within the bangladeshi and pakistani communities in the uk will increase significantly according to new research funded by the economic and social research council (esrc).
Press Release | 15 May 2012 | Academic, Business, General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Voluntary sector
The mothers of britain’s 'mixed families' are ensuring their children learn about their heritage and culture, according to a development project funded by the economic and social research council (esrc).
Press Release | 09 May 2012 | Academic, General public, Partnerships, Policymakers, Press/media, Public sector, Voluntary sector
Schools, local councils and professionals need better guidance and training to work with migrant families from eastern europe and their children, according to new research funded by the economic and social research council (esrc).
Press Release | 14 February 2012 | Academic, Business, General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Public sector
Partners provide a vital source of positive emotional support for the vast majority of people in the uk. Nine out of ten people who were married or cohabiting talk to their partner about their worries, according to data from understanding society, th ...
Press Release | 13 February 2012 | Academic, Business, General public, International, Policymakers, Press/media
New research into the different ways that english and polish people use language in everyday family situations can help members of each community to understand each other better and avoid cultural misunderstandings.
Press Release | 28 October 2011 | Academic, Further education, General public, Higher education, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools
With corned beef making a comeback, period dramas filling primetime tv and the styles of the 60s and 80s frequently gracing the fashion catwalks, nostalgia is playing an important role in everyday life.
Press Release | 28 October 2011 | Academic, General public, Higher education, Policymakers, Press/media, Public sector, Schools, Voluntary sector
As police and politicians seek fast-track solutions to the recent violence on the streets of englandâ€™s cities, student volunteers and teachers from the university of central lancashire (uclan) have started a new project, â€˜global youth leadersâ€™, ...
Press Release | 26 October 2011 | Academic, Business, General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Public sector
The british appetite for zombies is becoming a growing trend. From computer games and films to organised zombie walks though britain’s cities, the proliferation of zombies seems to be everywhere.
Press Release | 24 October 2011 | General public, Schools
The young people of leeds will have a unique opportunity later this month to come together and discuss institutional racism and other social issues facing britain today. The event coincides with the start of a retrial of two men charged with the murd ...
Most recent grants
Dr Matthew Millings | Criminology | 05 March 2014
In 2013 the ministry of justice announced plans to implement a policy that will see approximately 70 per cent of the work carried out by the public probation service being outsourced to other providers. The first stage in the process involves the cre ...
Professor Roderick Stirrat | Development Studies | 01 March 2014
This project builds upon earlier research into the potential role of charity and philanthropy to support development using colombo as a case study. The earlier research indicated a considerable demand for assistance in defining more sustainable and e ...
Dr DENISE HEWLETT | Area & Development Studies | 17 February 2014
‘tranquillity' is commonly experienced in areas of outstanding natural beauty where it is a key motive for visitors. This popularity means that managing organisations must ensure that development is sensitive to ecological, social and economic ...
Professor Paul Watson | Social Geography | 14 February 2014
Many believe that social media data has the potential to give real insights into communities. However, there is a real challenge in unlocking this knowledge due to the enormous size and speed with which the data is generated, and a lack of understand ...
Professor Derek Mcauley | Psychology | 14 February 2014
The spread of the internet into nearly every aspect of our daily lives has stimulated the growth of a vibrant and expanding set of systems to support social interaction via a range of internet connected devices. Often collectively referred to as soci ...
Professor Peter Edwards | Sociology | 14 February 2014
There is now a broad consensus that new forms of social data emerging from people’s day-to-day activities on the web have the potential to transform the social sciences. However, there is also agreement that current analytical techniques fall s ...
Professor Helen Stalford | 04 February 2014
This seminar series provides a unique platform for critical discussion and interdisciplinary exchange relating to the role of the european institutions - notably the european union and the council of europe - in shaping children’s rights. It re ...
Dr Christopher Jones | 20 January 2014
The trading approaches to nurturing sustainable consumption in fashion and energy retail (transfer) project will facilitate knowledge exchange between the fashion and energy retail sectors. Both sectors share the challenge of encouraging the reduced ...
Professor Suzan Lewis | 02 January 2014
This series of seven one-day seminars focuses on the impacts of the economic recession and austerity measures on work-life balance (wlb) and associated policies. Both may be adversely affected if economic pressures overshadow social and individual co ...
Dr Shakti Lamba | Social preferences | 01 January 2014
Cooperation is a cornerstone of human social organisation. The degree and scale of cooperation varies considerably across human populations and many authors attribute this variation to cultural differences. However, it remains unclear what drives thi ...
Most recent outputs
Scott Tindal | 02 May 2014 | Demography (General) | Working paper
This paper examines the significance of students coming from other countries to study at scottish higher education institutions. Higher education is more important to the scottish economy than is the sector to england or the rest of the uk. It is for ...
Anthony Heath | 02 May 2014 | Presentation/lecture
Presentation at the general election summit workshop ‘the power of the black vote’, organized by obv at the young foundation.
Anthony Heath | 02 May 2014 | Dissemination / Communication
Paper presented at a workshop chaired by claude moraes, mep, on ‘migration and integration: the future of our communities’ at the european parliament, brussels.
Ross Macmillan | 02 May 2014 | Demography (General) | Organised event
Recent decades have seen nation states increasingly adopt neoliberal social policies,
policies that stress free markets in the provision of social welfare, localization of
services, and more minimalist government. While the rise of neoliberalism has
James Woodcock | 01 May 2014 | Sociology | Organised event
A cedar work in progress meeting
James Woodcock | 01 May 2014 | Sociology | Presentation/lecture
Presentation about the project as part of the uwe cts seminar series
Zaid Chalabi | 01 May 2014 | Sociology | Dissemination / Communication
Oral presentation at the uncertainty conference in computer models conference, 2014
Dmitryi Arzyutov | 01 May 2014 | Social Anthropology | Conference paper/presentation
Vanessa Taylor | 01 May 2014 | Economic & Social History | Website
The website is a guide for anyone interested in finding out more about the environment of the river and its history. It provides information on historical sources and on where to find out more. It is designed for those wanting to research online, as ...
Rachel Aldred | 01 May 2014 | Sociology | Organised event
Organised event to discuss experiences of using qualitative data to develop rules for agent-based models.