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Experts forecast “catastrophic economic impact” ahead if Government policy fails to support women’s enterprise

An academic at the University of Nottingham is among leading UK voices in women’s enterprise who have come together in a new report to say that current Government policy has failed to recognise the additional challenges faced by millions of women-led businesses. As the Government and local authorities across the country launch campaigns to ‘Build Back Better’ …

Impact of Covid-19 has created stark discrepancies in students’ experiences of taking A Levels, says new study

A study involving a University of Nottingham researcher has indicated some stark discrepancies in students’ experiences of taking A Levels this year. Dr Martin Myers in the University’s School of Education, working in collaboration with Professor Kalwant Bhopal at the University of Birmingham, conducted more than 500 survey questionnaires (to date) over a four-month period, …

Nottingham and Canadian researchers lead new vaping study for teenagers, by teenagers

Researchers from Western University, Canada and the University of Nottingham, UK, are leading a new $100,000 study into teenage vaping in Canada, where high schoolers will be appointed as co-researchers to the project. The study will take a revolutionary ‘by-youth-for-youth’ approach to understanding teenagers’ motivations for, and experiences with vaping, by involving teens in the …

New study to review COVID’s impact on modern slavery survivors

Experts from the Rights Lab at the University of Nottingham are conducting an urgent review into how modern slavery survivors and victims are being impacted by COVID-19. The research, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council as part of UK Research and Innovation’s rapid response to COVID-19, will analyse how measures in place for …

Advice for job seekers series: Tell a good, but short, story

There’s no question that the current pandemic and the responses to it have been devastating for many; not only in human health terms but economically too.  Many people have found themselves unexpectedly looking for work in a jobs market that has markedly changed in a relatively short time. For those looking for work for the …

Advice for job seekers series: Get comfortable with technology

There’s no question that the current pandemic and the responses to it have been devastating for many; not only in human health terms but economically too.  Many people have found themselves unexpectedly looking for work in a jobs market that has markedly changed in a relatively short time. For those looking for work for the …

Advice for job seekers series: Be prepared to be tested

There’s no question that the current pandemic and the responses to it have been devastating for many; not only in human health terms but economically too.  Many people have found themselves unexpectedly looking for work in a jobs market that has markedly changed in a relatively short time. For those looking for work for the …

Advice for job seekers series: Highlight your contribution, not time served

There’s no question that the current pandemic and the responses to it have been devastating for many; not only in human health terms but economically too.  Many people have found themselves unexpectedly looking for work in a jobs market that has markedly changed in a relatively short time. For those looking for work for the …

Advice for job seekers series: Discover your ‘transferable skills’

There’s no question that the current pandemic and the responses to it have been devastating for many; not only in human health terms but economically too.  Many people have found themselves unexpectedly looking for work in a jobs market that has markedly changed in a relatively short time. For those looking for work for the …

Advice for job seekers series: Do your research

There’s no question that the current pandemic and the responses to it have been devastating for many; not only in human health terms but economically too.  Many people have found themselves unexpectedly looking for work in a jobs market that has markedly changed in a relatively short time. For those looking for work for the …