New website from Robert Gordon University which aims to map the struggle for the women’s vote in Scotland. It is mapping the region around Aberdeen with the location of suffragist and suffragette activity adding notes on meetings and protests. Details are given of what took place and who was involved. A really great complement to the Mapping […]
4.5 million people are more than 50% below the poverty line, and 7 million people are living in persistent poverty in the UK. Shocking findings this week from the the 2019 annual review of the The Social Metrics Commission an independent Commission formed to develop a new approach to poverty measurement based on actual family […]
Recently a British teenager won almost a million in championships of the computer game Fortnite. So what other good news can we find in evidence of the positive aspects of gaming? Economic impact The BFI report, “Screen Business: How tax incentives help power economic growth across the UK”, says that the gaming industry directly employs […]
Save the Children has just published its third annual report which examines the condition of children in different nations worldwide. It includes data on ill-health, malnutrition, exclusion from education, child labour, child marriage, early pregnancy and violent death and compares data from 2000-2019 giving a snapshot of changes. Look at the country rankings to see […]
Find out by downloading a new research study published by staff from Cardiff University this week. It is based on a survey of over 2200 staff from Russell Group universities and found that women were often in lower positions due to a combination of factors – having children, being a woman in general and doing […]
A new handy reference tool from the World Bank for those seeking accessible statistics on gender. It covers 217 countries, tracing progress in closing gender gaps between 2000-2017. Topics covered include education, health, agency and employment.
This article mentioned in the Times Higher last week had the headline Do some overtime (but not too much) It is based on this article: Fontinha, R., Easton, S., & Van Laar, D. (2019) ‘Overtime and quality of working life in academics and nonacademics: The role of perceived work-life balance.’ International Journal of Stress Management, 26(2), 173-183 which used […]
Released by JISC this week and based on extensive user research is the latest version of this road map which signposts the best route to creating a future digitally-inclusive university.
IDAHOBIT 2019 The International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia is 17th May Stonewall has shared some key support organisations. Its website has examples of continuing discrimination. The TUC has also released reports of LGBT harassment at work Censorship can and still does continue. Each year the American Library Association provides a list of books that […]
Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic student attainment at UK universities: #closingthegap Universities UK A report setting out five steps universities can take to help close the attainment gap which exists between students of different ethnicities at UK universities. Mindsets, Paths and Identities: the Experiences of Senior Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Leaders in Higher Education […]