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Career - Media - 22.05.2024 - Today
Nearly a third of Welsh journalists are considering leaving the sector
A higher proportion of Welsh journalists are considering leaving the profession compared to those from across the UK, new analysis from Cardiff University shows. The study by researchers at the Centre for the Creative Economy, reveals the scale of challenge ahead for the survival and integrity of public interest journalism in Wales.

Career - 17.04.2024
Young adults taking longer to find work than preceding generation
The proportion of UK graduates who found work straight out of university fell by nearly 30% between those born in the late 70s to those a decade younger, finds a new study led by a UCL researcher. Additionally, people born in the late 1980s who did not attend university were almost twice as likely to experience a turbulent start to their working lives, characterised by periods of unemployment, part-time employment, and inactivity, compared to those born in the 70s.

Career - 08.04.2024
Prioritising your phone over your partner affects creativity in the workplace for women
Prioritising your phone over your partner affects creativity in the workplace for women
Digital distraction undermines partner support that fosters creativity at work. Published on Monday 8 April 2024 Last updated on Tuesday 9 April 2024 Focusing attention on your mobile phone instead of your partner doesn't just strain your relationship - it also affects women's creativity in the workplace, caution researchers from the Universities of Bath, Aston, and IESE Business School.

Career - 26.03.2024
’You were the only one, from the beginning, who really talked to me.’
Independent guardians who support young survivors of child trafficking are crucial to their protection, safety and recovery in an increasingly difficult environment, analysis shows. Led by academics at Cardiff University and funded by the Modern Slavery and Human Rights Policy and Evidence Centre (Modern Slavery PEC), the research assesses the Independent Child Trafficking Guardianship (ICTG) service.

Career - 23.03.2024
Report reveals strong public support for EDI initiatives
Report reveals strong public support for EDI initiatives
Britons are five times more likely to say Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) initiatives are welcome rather than not, finds new research from UCL, More in Common and University of Oxford. Following a major cross-party policy roundtable hosted at UCL Policy Lab, the report Finding a Balance, shows that EDI initiatives command greater public support when they are rooted in people's everyday experiences.

Career - Psychology - 13.03.2024
Unintended ethical faultline in team-based reward systems
Unintended ethical faultline in team-based reward systems
Employees rewarded jointly more likely to turn blind eye to team members' bad behaviour. Published on Wednesday 13 March 2024 Last updated on Thursday 14 March 2024 Employers who have introduced team-based rewards systems to foster creativity, collaboration, productivity and sales may want to look again at a system that new research shows can create an unintended, insidious side-effect.

Health - Career - 06.02.2024
Long and irregular work hours may impair sleep
People who have atypical work patterns, such as shift workers and those who work on the weekend, have worse quality and quantity of sleep, compared to those who work a typical 35-40 hour week, finds a new study led by UCL researchers. The research, published in BMC Public Health and in collaboration with Queen Mary University of London and the University of Southampton, used data from the UK Household Longitudinal Study, known as Understanding Society, to analyse the work and sleep patterns of over 25,000 men and women between 2012 and 2017.

Career - 02.02.2024
Enabling prosthetic limbs to 'feel'
Enabling prosthetic limbs to ’feel’
Technology that enables amputees to 'feel' wetness through a prosthesis has been developed by a team of researchers at the University of Southampton and at EPFL, one of the two Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology. The scientists have developed a sensor that fits on a prosthetic hand and is connected to a stimulator that touches the wearer's residual limb, so they can feel the sensation of wetness through their skin.

Health - Career - 14.11.2023
Nurses’ professional judgement not utilised in strategic decision making
Nurses' voices and professional judgement is not being utilised in strategic decision making potentially causing dissatisfaction among staff and a lack of high quality patient care, according to new research led by Cardiff Univeristy. The study, known as Pro-Judge, was funded by the RCN Foundation and looked at how nurses use professional judgement in making decisions about organising the nursing workforce to meet patient needs.

Environment - Career - 02.11.2023
America’s low-carbon transition could improve employment opportunities for all
The USA is likely to see consistent job growth from the transition to net zero, but the gains will be unevenly distributed, shows a new analysis. The analysis, conducted by Imperial College London researchers and published today in Nature Climate Change , shows that some states will need new policies to ensure a 'just' transition.

Career - 01.11.2023
Launch of menopause and menstrual health policy will address women’s health inequalities
The University of Glasgow's Adam Smith Business School collaborated on one of the world's first studies to explore both menstrual health and menopause at work, which is informing a new NHS Scotland policy. The University of Glasgow's Adam Smith Business School collaborated on one of the first studies in the world to explore both menstrual health and menopause at work, which is informing a new NHS Scotland policy.

Health - Career - 12.09.2023
Over a third of UK medical students do not receive sexual misconduct training
More than a third of newly qualified doctors are leaving UK medical schools without any education on sexual misconduct specifically relating to the medical profession according to new research led by researchers at the University of Cambridge.

Health - Career - 21.08.2023
Almost half of NHS workers surveyed have left their role or are considering it
A significant number of healthcare workers have either left their job or considered changing it because they feel undervalued or have experienced discrimination, according to a new study led by the University of Leicester in collaboration with UCL. The study, published in The Lancet , found that 48% of healthcare workers surveyed had either considered or acted upon changing or leaving their roles.

Career - Health - 18.07.2023
New research addresses mental health crisis in the construction industry
New research is tackling the mental health crisis in the construction industry - highlighting the benefits of an on-site Health Hub on worker wellbeing. The construction industry has the highest number of deaths by suicide compared to other employment sectors, accounting for 20% of all suicides by occupation between 2011-2019 (ONS).

Social Sciences - Career - 17.07.2023
Men ’less satisfied with life’ when their female partner is the only earner - new study
Analysis from Dr Helen Kowalewska and Dr Agnese Vitali looked at the link between breadwinner status and wellbeing in heterosexual couples. Men report lower wellbeing when women are the sole earner in a relationship, versus where both partners are employed or the man is the main breadwinner, according to a revealing new study.

Health - Career - 12.07.2023
Financial concerns linked to symptoms of depression in healthcare workers
The largest study of its kind, led by the University of Leicester in collaboration with UCL, found that money worries were associated with an increased risk of depression, particularly in nursing staff. The proportion of workers who had concerns about finances rose from 56% of staff at the start of the study to 78% in 2022.

Health - Career - 23.05.2023
What’s behind burnout and exhaustion in nursing staff?
A research survey of almost nine-hundred nursing staff has found that long hours combined with poor staffing and little choice in working patterns is likely to be behind nurses burning out and becoming exhausted at work. Working 12-hour shifts in hospitals is quite common and in previous research it has been found that nursing staff that regularly work long shifts can burn out, and in some cases leave the profession or become ill.

Health - Career - 15.05.2023
Home working didn't harm mental health at the start of the pandemic
Home working didn’t harm mental health at the start of the pandemic
Writing in The Conversation, Dr Jacques Wels (UCL MRC Unit for Lifelong Health & Ageing) shares his new research which found home working was not detrimental to mental health in the early stages of the pandemic, but was associated with negative effects later on. One of the key changes to our daily lives brought about by the COVID pandemic was, for those able to do so, working from home.

Health - Career - 19.04.2023
Minority ethnic doctors less likely to get specialty NHS training posts while some specialties show gender bias
Minority ethnic doctors less likely to get specialty NHS training posts while some specialties show gender bias
Most minority ethnic groups are less successful than their White British counterparts when applying to specialty training programmes in the NHS, Cambridge researchers have shown. Their analysis, published today in BMJ Open , also found that while female applicants are more successful overall, particular specialities tend to appeal to different genders.

Career - 19.04.2023
Analysis: Overconfidence dictates who gets ’top jobs’ and research shows men benefit more than women
Dr Nikki Sure and Anna Adamecz-Volgyi (both IOE, UCL's Faculty of Education and Society) describe in The Conversation how their research links a person's overconfidence in adolescence to their job market outcomes later in life. There has been a steady stream of popular literature in recent years telling women to "lean in", be more confident, and not worry about "imposter syndrome".
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