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Making the case for the social sciences

20 April 2015

Issues such as redundancies, parenting and poverty often hit the headlines - but the crucial research behind the stories rarely gets the same attention. Without the work of social scientists policymak...

Universities help develop tomorrow's good citizens

16 April 2015

More than 100 students from birmingham university will work as volunteers in local schools later this year as part of a new civic engagement initiative. But how important is it for uk universities to...

The crucial role of social science

16 April 2015

Social science underpins many of britain's most successful public policies from poverty alleviation, macroeconomics to crime prevention. Conversely, a lack of social science and the evidence it provid...

More to pharmacy than counting tablets

16 April 2015

Should cannabis be legalised? This thorny political issue will be debated by teams of school children in a national competition designed to challenge the pupil's scientific knowledge

High skills, low wages: global auction for brainpower

16 April 2015

Assumptions that the united kingdom will be able to remain a globally competitive, high-wage economy provided it has a sufficiently skilled workforce will be challenged at a seminar organised as part...

Young people face double penalty in a slow job market

16 April 2015

New research from understanding society, a study of more than 40,000 uk households, has examined what is driving this uneven employment pattern and finds that young people suffer from a ‘double-pena...

Hearing is not all down to your ears

15 April 2015

A fascinating event looking at sign language research is to be held at university college london on 20 march as part of the economic and social research council's (esrc) festival of social science (21...

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