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Babies of blind mothers more skilled at communication

14 February 2014

Far from being disadvantaged, babies of blind mothers develop communication and attention skills than their peers, according to research by dr atsushi senju. He found no signs of autistic-like behavio...

Project helps charities evaluate their outreach work

20 September 2013

A new esrc-funded project is improving opportunities for children in london. Project oracle: children and youth evidence hub is helping charities evaluate their outreach work, so that money can go tow...

Delayed motherhood due to longer education

11 July 2013

British women are increasingly having children at a later age – and longer time in education and training is a major factor, shows research from the esrc centre for population change (cpc)

Female surgeons: cutting the gender gap

20 June 2013

Despite more women than men studying at uk medical schools, women are far less likely than male colleagues to pursue a career in surgery. Esrc-funded researchers have partnered with rcs and surgical s...

Financial skills key for female executives

20 June 2013

Having a financial background can greatly enhance the career prospects of women in business - helping them to converse in the 'language of business' and prove their credibility, according to a new stu...

'Study hard, aim high' for working class British Asians

20 June 2013

A recent esrc study found that many working-class ethnic minority families are inspiring their children to be high educational achievers – even if the parents have had very little education themselv...

British Sign Language - on the record

20 June 2013

The british sign language corpus project has collected the first recorded 'corpus' of bsl and is expected to lead to improved services for deaf people. The project includes online video recordings of...

The university effect

20 June 2013

Universities have a significant impact on local regions - from increasing local employment, to students moving into residential areas, to boosting nightlife, to altering the whole image of a town, acc...

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