The 2019 engagement survey by AdvanceHE records a decline since 2016 in the proportion of students spending 11 hours or more per week in taught classes and/or independent learning; the taught study declining by 4% this year to 46% and independent learning falling by 3% to 44%. At the same time outside work hours and […]
How much overtime do British workers do? The Office for National Statistics has Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE). It has data on hours and wages by occupation, gender and region. According to the TUC there was £32 billion unpaid hours put in in 2018. They calculated that by occupation teachers put in the most unpaid […]
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 […]
A new index which focuses specifically on female disadvantage and achievement at a regional level within the European Union. It has two indices: Female Disadvantage Index (FemDI) Female Achievement Index (FemAI). These both focus on 7 key areas 1) Work & Money, 2) Knowledge, 3) Time, 4) Power, 5) Health, 6) Safety, Security & Trust […]
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The OECD has discussed methodology (in terms of OECD nations) in a number of its reports. This includes How Was Life? Global Well-being since 1820 – which covers 25 nations. They have also developed the Better Life Index- which compare well-being across countries, based on 11 topics the OECD has identified as essential, in the areas of material living conditions […]
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Sexual harassment is an everyday occurrence in the workplace according to the latest report issued this week by the Women and Equalities Commission. The Fawcett society is a major campaign group. Their recent Sex Discrimination Law Review called for third party harassment laws to give women better access to justice. The Equality and Human Rights Commission […]
“Urgent action” is needed to better protect victims of sexual harassment in the workplace after shocking incidents were reported to the Equality and Human Rights Commission. Get the facts and recommendations in their new report.
University of Leicester has moved up to 44th position. Find out the others from the annual Stonewall 100 list. There are categories for type of public and private sector employers, some case studies and details on the methodology used.
Released this week experimental statistics on employment and earnings of higher education graduates 5 years after graduation. The longitudinal education outcomes (LEO) data brings together information from the Department for Education with employment, benefits and earnings information from the Department for Work and Pensions and Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs. Data is presented for 23 subject […]
Great economic evidence in favour of Gender equality was published in this recent report from the EIGE (European Institute for Gender Equality) which quoted the data that on average improved gender equality in EU nations would to lead to an increase in GDP of about 12% by 2050. This is supported by the World Economic Forum […]