Press releases

Read the latest press releases from ESRC and our major investments. You can access press releases that we have published since 2009.

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Better student preparation needed for university maths

Schools and college maths courses are paying little attention to preparing students to use maths in other areas of study according to a project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

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Getting your message across

Far from processing every word we read or hear, our brains often do not even notice key words that can change the whole meaning of a sentence, according to new research from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

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Obese kids as bright as thinner peers

Obesity is not to blame for poor educational performance, according to early findings from research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

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Taking nothing at face value

Photographs of faces may not be adequate proof of a person's identity and this could have serious implications for the accuracy of passport photographs in determining identity according to research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

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East meets West: research transcending borders

Researchers from the UK and Hong Kong will be researching themes that arise in our everyday lives including parenting styles, education and management practices as well as global issues including sustainability and migration.

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Avon helps lift African women out of poverty

Becoming an Avon cosmetics Sales Representative is helping some poor South African women escape poverty as well as inspiring many with self-confidence and hope according to new research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

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ESRC Council appointments

David Willetts, the Minister for Universities and Science, has appointed Mr Martin Rosenbaum as a new council member to the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

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UK cyclists take different paths

Vast differences in cycling cultures have been found in UK cities; for some cycling is a traditional transport accessible to all while for others it is a new edgy, urban subculture according to recent findings from a research project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

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