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Campus - Career - 07.06.2021

Career - Psychology - 03.06.2021
One in twenty workers are in 'useless' jobs - far fewer than previously thought
One in twenty workers are in ’useless’ jobs - far fewer than previously thought
The so-called 'bullshit jobs theory' - which argues that a large and rapidly increasing number of workers are undertaking jobs that they themselves recognise as being useless and of no social value - contains several major flaws, argue researchers from the universities of Cambridge and Birmingham.

Career - Campus - 03.06.2021

Career - 06.05.2021

Career - Administration - 30.04.2021

Life Sciences - Career - 29.04.2021
Analysis: How the UK is joining the genomic technology arms race
The announcement of taxpayer funding for genomic research signals the UK's intentions in the field of genomic technology, but the path forward will have lasting consequences on how we perceive genome tech in the public space, says PhD candidate Yusef Paolo Rabiah (UCL STEaPP).

Physics - Career - 22.04.2021
Twelve Cambridge researchers awarded European Research Council funding
Twelve Cambridge researchers awarded European Research Council funding
Twelve University of Cambridge researchers have won advanced grants from the European Research Council (ERC), Europe's premier research funding body.

Career - Pharmacology - 30.03.2021
Uncertainty on cuts to research funding risks jeopardising UK’s position as a scientific superpower
Professor David Price, UCL Vice-Provost (Research), comments on recent uncertainty about, and cuts to, research funding: "From the rapid generation of vaccines by UK scientists to the discovery of ne

Economics / Business - Career - 29.03.2021

Career - 25.03.2021

Social Sciences - Career - 24.03.2021
Birmingham at the heart of a new evidence-based adult social care Centre
Birmingham at the heart of a new evidence-based adult social care Centre
The University of Birmingham has been announced as the lead partner of a brand new Centre for adult social care, which will aim to put evidence into practice to promote and maintain people's independence and wellbeing.

Social Sciences - Career - 23.03.2021

Health - Career - 19.03.2021
Earlier lockdown would likely have saved lives of London bus drivers, reports independent review
An independent review into the deaths of London bus drivers from COVID-19, led by the UCL Institute of Health Equity (IHE), finds an earlier national lockdown would likely have saved lives.

Career - 11.03.2021
Research to investigate how to improve outcomes when care homes close
Research to investigate how to improve outcomes when care homes close
The University of Birmingham and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) have announced a new £1.2 million study to explore what happens to older people and to care staff if care homes have to close. Led by Professor Jon Glasby in the Department of Social Work and Social Care, the research is believed to be the first of its kind internationally, and will be crucial in helping local Councils to know how best to support older people and care staff if homes have to close.

Social Sciences - Career - 11.03.2021
How has the Covid-19 pandemic impacted the work and family lives of working couples?
University researchers seek couples in Wandsworth and Richmond for new study to shed light on how the crisis has exacerbated inequality at home and work Last updated on Monday 15 March 2021 Researche

Career - Health - 10.03.2021
Appetite for homeworking has increased since start of pandemic, report shows
Homeworking will be one of the major and lasting outcomes of the COVID-19 pandemic, a Cardiff University academic predicts.

Social Sciences - Career - 09.03.2021

Economics / Business - Career - 01.03.2021
Opinion: Businesses say they want to tackle inequalities but they need more data to take action
Structural inequalities span wider than diversity initiatives and action is needed at all levels to ensure that inequalities can be identified and properly addressed, say Siobhan Morris and Dr Olivia Stevenson (both UCL Office of the Vice Provost: Research).

Career - Health - 26.02.2021
Opinion: Work-life balance in a pandemic is a public health issue we cannot ignore
Despite fears that home working would lead to a decrease in productivity, evidence shows that people have worked more, not less, during the Covid-19 pandemic, write PhD researcher Dave Cook (UCL Anthropology) and Research Fellow Anna Rudnicka (UCL Interaction Centre).

Social Sciences - Career - 11.02.2021
'Left behind' adolescent women must be prioritised within sustainable development agenda - report
’Left behind’ adolescent women must be prioritised within sustainable development agenda - report
The needs of millions of overlooked, 'left behind' adolescent women must become a more significant priority within international efforts to end poverty by 2030, a UK Government-commissioned report is urging.

Environment - Career - 11.02.2021

Career - 04.02.2021

Psychology - Career - 20.01.2021
Free online learning opportunities for staff this term
In this article we outline some of the bite-sized free online courses available to staff this term. Explore the full range of learning options available on our Learning and Development webpage.
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