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Baroness Young of Hornsey OBE is made an Honorary Professor

Baroness Young of Hornsey OBE has accepted an Honorary Professorship with the Rights Lab and the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham. Baroness Young is an author, former actress and member of the House of Lords. In 2004 she was appointed an independent Crossbench member of the House of Lords …

Modern Day Slavery and Survivor Voices with the Maasai Cricket Warriors

Members of the public are invited to learn more about how modern slavery is impacting their own communities in Nottingham. ‘Modern Day Slavery and Survivor Voices’, is a day-long event being held at the Holy Trinity Church in Lenton in Nottingham on 22 August from 9.10am- 3pm. The event is part of the famous Maasai …

2018 Global Slavery Index launches at the United Nations Headquarters

A team from the University of Nottingham has worked on the government response assessment for the new edition of the Global Slavery Index, which was launched today at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Produced by the Walk Free Foundation, the Global Slavery Index provides data for measuring progress on achieving the United Nations’ …

How is the UK tackling the dirty world of the hand car wash?

Dr Akilah Jardine, a Research Associate in the Rights Lab, is carrying out research into hand car washes (HSWs). This type of set-up has attracted a lot of attention in the UK over recent months as investigations by law enforcement bodies have unearthed numerous labour, employment, health and safety, and environment violations. Here, Dr Jardine …

World leading experts on Asia come together in new institute

The University of Nottingham has launched an Asia Research Institute, bringing together its world-leading research and expertise on Asia. The aim of the Institute is to look at the major sustainable development challenges in Asia through engagement with practitioners and partners in the region. It also aims to increase dialogue with and to make an …

Nottingham Executive MBA graduates are flying high in global rankings

A new ranking to show the world’s top Executive MBA courses has included Nottingham University Business School for the first time. It also shows the majority of the school’s MBA graduates are women, bucking the trend of male dominated courses. In the QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) league table for 2018 the NUBS scored particularly highly against …

Slavery expert shortlisted for national award

Professor Kevin Bales CMG has been shortlisted for a national impact award for his international work in tackling modern slavery. Professor Bales, from the School of Politics and International Relations and the Rights Lab at the University of Nottingham, has been shortlisted for the 2018 Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Celebrating Impact Prize. The …

New project will explore exploitation in hand car washes

A new collaborative study between the Rights Lab at the University of Nottingham and the UK’s Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner (IASC) will look at labour exploitation in hand car washes. Hand car washes have been a high profile sector with numerous media reports describing endemic exploitation and modern slavery. However, as yet there is no definitive …

Nottingham Stands Against Slavery

Dr Alison Gardner from the Rights Lab at the University of Nottingham has picked up a national award for her work in helping to tackle modern slavery in Nottingham. Dr Gardner received the Marsh Award for Community Activism in Combating Slavery for an event she ran at the University last June, in partnership with Unchosen, …

New award for research into how arts and humanities can improve health and wellbeing

One of the newest fields of research in the world is to get its own national award thanks to the AHRC, Wellcome and the Nottingham professor who pioneered the subject. Professor Paul Crawford is the first Professor of Health Humanities in the world. His field is defined as the application of the arts and humanities …