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Euro visions: the Bulgarians making their lives in the North-East

Euro visions: the Bulgarians making their lives in the North-East | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

With polls predicting a Ukip breakthrough at the Euro elections and party leader Nigel Farage describing the North-East as “the most Eurosceptic part of England”, the issue of immigration is high on the agenda. Bulgarian journalist Violeta Gorcheva meets some of the Eastern European migrants making their lives in the region.

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This article quotes a survey undertaken by the Oxford University Migration Observatory. This centre is funded by the ESRC.

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Jobs and health highlighted in shock coalfield report

Coalfield areas are a crumbling mess and lagging behind the rest of the UK, a shock report has revealed.

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The article quotes Professor Steve Fothergill from Sheffield Hallam University's Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research which is funded by the ESRC. 

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Ideology: the enemy of a sane funding system

Ideology: the enemy of a sane funding system | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

David Willetts did much while he was minister for universities and science, but one thing he did not manage was to create a sustainable basis for funding higher education.

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The article cites the Institute for Fiscal Studies which is funded by the ESRC.

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Nationalists 'scaremonger' a No vote ends Scottish NHS

Nationalists 'scaremonger' a No vote ends Scottish NHS | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Alistair Carmichael, the Scottish Secretary, attacks the Yes Scotland campaign over claims that rejecting independence would "threaten the very existence of the NHS in Scotland as we know it.

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The article cites studies by the Institute for Fiscal Studies which is funded by the ESRC.

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Independence vote ‘too close to call’

Independence vote ‘too close to call’ | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
THE result of the Scottish independence referendum is “still too close to call”, according to an academic’s study of the polling data ahead of September’s vote.
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Arkadiusz Wisniowski is involved in the work of the ESRC Centre for Population Change, which has collected all polling data about the referendum so far.

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RSS fellow appointed as new ESRC chief executive

RSS fellow appointed as new ESRC chief executive | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
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Professor Jane Elliott, currently director of the Centre for Longitudinal Studies and of the CLOSER (Cohorts and Longitudinal Studies Enhancement Resources) programme at the Institute of Education, London has been announced as the next chief executive and deputy chair of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), as of 1 October 2014.

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Scottish Independence: Lloyds Undertakes 'Yes Vote' Contingency Plan to Protect 16,000 Staff

Scottish Independence: Lloyds Undertakes 'Yes Vote' Contingency Plan to Protect 16,000 Staff | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Lloyds Banking Group has revealed a contingency plan to protect the business and thousands of its Scotland-based employees in the event that voters opt for independence.

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Article cites findings from the British Election Study which is funded by the ESRC.

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Goalkeepers' penalty 'flaw' revealed

Goalkeepers' penalty 'flaw' revealed | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Goalkeepers facing penalty shoot-outs make a predictable error that could influence the outcome say researchers.

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This article cites a study by two ESRC-funded researchers. Erman Misirlisoy was supported by an ESRC Studentship, and an ESRC/ESF collaboration grant with Professor Patrick Haggard (RES-062-23-2183).  Professor Haggard was further supported by and ESRC Professorial Fellowship (ES/J023140/1), and by an ERC Advanced Grant (HUMVOL).

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Scottish independence vote is too close to call

Scottish independence vote is too close to call | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Despite polling pointing towards a victory for the No campaign in Scotland, our forecasting model suggests that the result is still too close to call.

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Article cites research from the the Future of the UK and Scotland at the ESRC Research Centre for Population Change

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Aberdeen researcher to examine trust within minority communties

Aberdeen researcher to examine trust within minority communties | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A University of Aberdeen researcher has received funding to study the ways that trust is formed and lost in minority communities by high levels of digital and social exclusion.

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Dr Karen Salt has received funding from the ESRC for projects exploring the theme of Empathy and Trust in Communicating Online (EMoTICON).

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Make bankers swear oath to do good like doctors

Make bankers swear oath to do good like doctors | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Bankers should swear an oath of good service in the same way as doctors, a think tank has proposed.

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Article discusses the findings from ResPublica which was funded by the ESRC

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Yes vote 'will improve childcare'

Yes vote 'will improve childcare' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A higher proportion of people believe childcare and gender equality will improve in an independent Scotland than those who think it will be

better in the UK, researchers have found.



Via The Future of the UK and Scotland
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Article cites research and findings from the ESRC's Future of UK and Scotland project.

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The Future of the UK and Scotland's curator insight, July 28, 8:00 AM

The blog by Craig McAngus from our Future of the UK and Scotland team at the University of Stirling features in this report. You can read the blog here:http://www.futureukandscotland.ac.uk/blog/what-constitutional-scenario-do-scots-think-best-gender-equality-and-childcare-provision

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'Convenience culture' drives high street revival

'Convenience culture' drives high street revival | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A new in–depth evidence review into the state of British high street has revealed how town centres are adapting to meet the changing demands of the nation’s consumers.

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Article discusses the ESRC-funded High Street Performance and Evolution report

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Western Indian Ocean communities play vital role in conservation

Western Indian Ocean communities play vital role in conservation | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Researchers have carried out the first assessment of community-led marine conservation in the Western Indian Ocean.   The results point to a revolution in the management of marine protected areas, with almost half of the sites – more than 11,000 km² – in the region now under local community stewardship.  

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Article cites research from the University of York which received ESRC funding

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Battle for Scotland is ‘still too close to call’

Battle for Scotland is ‘still too close to call’ | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
THE campaign to save the United Kingdom from the threat of independence yesterday received a timely warning from a leading academic.

Via The Future of the UK and Scotland
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 Arkadiusz Wisniowski's  Future of the UK and Scotland work for the ESRC Centre for Population Change is cited. 

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 Arkadiusz Wisniowski's  Future of the UK and Scotland work for the ESRC Centre for Population Change is cited here. 

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Migrant Birth Boom in Armagh

Births to foreign nationals in the Armagh District rocketed by almost 450 per cent over the course of a decade, 

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The article cites data from Oxford University's Migration Observatory which is part-funded by the ESRC.

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Oxford to Yemen: from literary scholar to tribal adviser

Oxford to Yemen: from literary scholar to tribal adviser | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Elisabeth Kendall’s work on jihadist poetry led to tribespeople seeking her expertise
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Elisabeth Kendall was the director of the Centre for the Advanced Study of the Arab World from 2008 to 2010. CASAW was founded through ESRC-funding. 

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Trust in minority communities to be researched

A University of Aberdeen researcher has received funding to study the ways that trust is formed and lost in minority communities impacted by high levels of digital and social exclusion.
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Dr Karen Salt has received the funding from the ESRC as part of our commissioning process for projects exploring the theme of Empathy and Trust in Communicating ONline (EMoTICON).

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Goalkeepers suffer from 'gambler’s fallacy' during shoot-outs

Goalkeepers suffer from 'gambler’s fallacy' during shoot-outs | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
If someone tossed a coin and got heads three times in a row, and then asked you to place a bet on the outcome of the fourth toss, what would you put your money on; heads or tails?
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This article cites a study by two ESRC-funded researchers. Erman Misirlisoy was supported by an ESRC Studentship, and an ESRC/ESF collaboration grant with Professor Patrick Haggard (RES-062-23-2183).  Professor Haggard was further supported by and ESRC Professorial Fellowship (ES/J023140/1), and by an ERC Advanced Grant (HUMVOL).

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ESRC Internship with Scottish Government, 2014

Blog: This is an incredibly exciting time for politics in Scotland and I recently had an opportunity to work at the centre of this thanks to a funded ESRC student Internship with the Scottish Government.

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All-in-one energy system offers greener power for off-grid homes and farms

An innovative 'trigeneration' system fueled entirely by raw plant oils could have great potential for isolated homes and businesses operating outside grid systems both in the UK and abroad.


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Article cites the RCUK Energy Programme, which receives funding from the ESRC

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David Cameron hints at plans to raise the 40p tax threshold

David Cameron hints at plans to raise the 40p tax threshold | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The Conservatives will promise a tax cut for middle-income professionals in next year’s general election manifesto, David Cameron has signalled.

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The Tories think he's their secret weapon – but they could regret underestimating Ed Balls

The Tories think he's their secret weapon – but they could regret underestimating Ed Balls | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Ministers, Lord Adonis always says, should have projects. It makes for better government. Opposition frontbenchers, however, should avoid them. They make for bad headlines. 

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Bankers should 'swear ethics oath'

Bankers should 'swear ethics oath' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

An oath for bankers should be introduced to raise accountability and standards in banking, said the think tank ResPublica.

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Boost for Scottish independence as undecided voters switch to yes camp

Boost for Scottish independence as undecided voters switch to yes camp | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A quarter of voters who were undeclared in March have since said they will be voting yes, survey finds


Via The Future of the UK and Scotland
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Article cites research from the ESRC-funded British Election Study

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The Future of the UK and Scotland's curator insight, July 29, 2:39 AM

The British Election Study's latest Future of the UK and Scotland work features in this article. 

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High Streets 'adapting' and luring new business

High Streets 'adapting' and luring new business | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

British High Streets are adapting to the challenges of consumers choosing out-of-town shopping complexes and luring new business, a major study has found. Researchers at Southampton University found there had been a fundamental shift in what consumers thought of as convenience shopping over the last few decades. 

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The report, High Street Performance and Evolution - co-commissioned by the Future High Street Forum and the ESRC - is a brief guide to the evidence on recent high street and town centre performance. The study was led by Southampton University and funded by the ESRC.



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