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Sir Ian Wood: 15 years of oil left before independent Scotland spending cuts

Sir Ian Wood: 15 years of oil left before independent Scotland spending cuts | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The North Sea's most eminent industry leader comes out against independence and warns rapidly depleting reserves means a separate Scotland could end up importing gas from England.

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Article cites a report from the ESRC funded Institute of Fiscal Studies

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Bag charge shows deposit return scheme ‘could work’

Bag charge shows deposit return scheme ‘could work’ | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Researchers say the implementation of the plastic bag charge in England suggests that a deposit return scheme could also be successful.

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The study, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), was undertaken by researchers at the university’s Welsh School of Architecture, in conjunction with IPSOS Mori.

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Wealth of people in their 30s has 'halved in a decade' - BBC News

Wealth of people in their 30s has 'halved in a decade' - BBC News | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
People in their early 30s are "half as wealthy" as those now in their 40s were at the same age, a report finds.
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Today's 30-something generation has missed out on house price increases and better pensions, according to research by the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which is ESRC-funded.

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Permanent vegetative state: A family's agony

Permanent vegetative state: A family's agony | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
A family whose daughter spent four years in a vegetative state say it should be easier to withdraw nutrition from such patients.
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Professors Celia and ESRC-funded Jenny Kitzinger co-direct the Coma and Disorders of Consciousness Research Centre at the Universities of York and Cardiff. They have been campaigning for a change in the process since their own sister Polly was left brain-damaged after a car accident.

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Money matters for universities as tuition fees review out - BBC News

Money matters for universities as tuition fees review out - BBC News | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
As a review into financial support for students is published, will universities' concerns about money "following the student" out of Wales be put to rest?
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Professor Gareth Rees, of the ESRC-funded Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data & Methods (Wiserd) is quoted saying the cost of higher education will increase over time - with fees in England likely to follow suit.

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Increasing resilience to water-related risks in the UK fresh fruit and vegetable system

Increasing resilience to water-related risks in the UK fresh fruit and vegetable system | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Cranfield University is leading one of five new research projects helping to ensure the UK's future food security.

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Five interdisciplinary projects to optimise UK food supply and tackle global food security have been awarded £9 million in total. Under the banner of the UK's Global Food Security Programme, they are being funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), with the Scottish Government also co-funding one of the projects.

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How a monthly date night could save your marriage

How a monthly date night could save your marriage | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
A new study suggests that by going to the cinema, restaurant or theatre - and getting away from children - married couples can reduce their chance of splitting up.
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The Marriage Foundation's based their findings on statistics from the Millennium Cohort Study, which tracked nine month-old children born in 2000 and 2001 — and their parents for a decade.

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Uni unveils latest £1million building in research and technology park

Uni unveils latest £1million building in research and technology park | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The latest phase of a multi-million pound scheme to put Colchester at the heart of the UK’s digital economy has been unveiled.

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The building will become the base for the Economic and Social Research Council’s Business and Local Government Data Research Centre.

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Baby boomers 'dwarfed younger voters in 2015'

Baby boomers 'dwarfed younger voters in 2015' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Votes cast by "baby boomers" in the 2015 general election outnumbered those cast by younger "millennial" voters by 4.2 million, research suggests.
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The findings, based on the ESRC-funded British Election Study, show a trend that began in the mid-1990s when the generational turnout gap began widening, continues.

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Make decisions based on evidence, not on university rankings

Make decisions based on evidence, not on university rankings | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Gauging performance through the lens of the top-ranked universities skews our understanding of national performance and educational quality, and creates perverse benchmarks.

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ESRC award holder - Professor Ellen Hazelkorn discusses university rankings in the Irish Times

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UK researchers tap into China's scientific powerhouse

UK researchers tap into China's scientific powerhouse | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The government is to outline its plans to strengthen collaborative research between the UK and China.

 

The Science Minister, Jo Johnson, will give details while opening a joint UK-Chinese plant research centre just outside Shanghai.


Scientists at the centre will investigate new ways of growing crops to feed an expanding global population.


The centre is the latest effort by the UK to tap into the rapid growth in scientific investment by China.

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This article includes an interview with Jane Elliot, CEO of ESRC and Research Councils UK International Champion.

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Barack Obama says the refugee crisis is a 'test of our humanity’ – is Britain failing it?

Barack Obama says the refugee crisis is a 'test of our humanity’ – is Britain failing it? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Theresa May's proposals for curbs on uncontrolled migration are both unimaginative and disingenuous.
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Author Nando Sigona receives funding from the Economic and Social Research Council for 'Unravelling the Mediterranean migration crisis (MEDMIG)'.

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Post-Brexit Scotland 'could retain some EU laws'

Post-Brexit Scotland 'could retain some EU laws' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Scotland could continue to be governed by European legislation in a post-Brexit environment.

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Article cites Professor Michael Keating, Director of the ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change

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Voters showing no signs of ‘buyer’s remorse’ over Brexit, top pollster says

Voters showing no signs of ‘buyer’s remorse’ over Brexit, top pollster says | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

British voters are showing few signs of “buyer’s remorse” at the decision to leave the EU made three months’ ago, one of the country’s leading polling experts has said.

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Prof John Curtice, of the UK in a Changing Europe programme, said there was little evidence of a “significant rethink” by voters despite the hopes of some pro-EU politicians.

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Exeter people wanted to test new online depression therapy

Exeter people wanted to test new online depression therapy | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
People who are feeling low or depressed are being offered an opportunity to take part in a study exploring the effectiveness of a simple new therapy online. Researchers at the University o
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The study is being led by PhD student Jeff Lambert who is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

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Shoppers in England now far more likely to use their own bags

Shoppers in England now far more likely to use their own bags | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Study finds a rise in the number of people carrying their own bags since the introduction of a 5p charge on plastic bags nearly a year ago
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This research is funded by the ESRC,

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Is overtraining to blame for youth dropout in athletics?

Is overtraining to blame for youth dropout in athletics? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Continuing AW's investigation into alarming dropout rates, Robert Mann reports on his study to find out why it's happening
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This project is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), in affiliation with the South West Doctoral Training Centre (SWDTC). Robert Mann is a researcher in the school of Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Exeter and a keen distance runner himself, regularly competing for the Exeter Harriers.

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'Free school meals are still the best measure of deprivation'

'Free school meals are still the best measure of deprivation' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
It may not be the clearest way to allocate extra funds to disadvantaged pupils, but it’s the best there is, says Alex Sutherland. Every year, the UK
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The study used data from the ESRC-funded Millennium Cohort Study.

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To get people out of poverty, the right sectors need help hiring

To get people out of poverty, the right sectors need help hiring | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
If the government is going to get people out of poverty, it needs to focus less on getting people into work and more on where business is growing.
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Author Anne Green - with colleagues Paul Sissons (Coventry University) and Neil Lee (LSE) - is currently working on the ESRC-funded "Harnessing Growth Sectors for Poverty Reduction: What Works to Reduce Poverty through Sustainable Employment with Opportunities for Progression" study.

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Can racist tweets help predict hate crimes? L.A is about to find out

Can racist tweets help predict hate crimes? L.A is about to find out | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Can police prevent hate crimes by monitoring racist banter on social media?

Researchers will be testing this concept over the next three years in Los Angeles, marking a new frontier in efforts by law enforcement to predict and prevent crimes.

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The U.S. Department of Justice is investing $600,000 in research by the ESRC-funded Cardiff University Social Data Science Lab, which has been at the forefront of predictive social media models.

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Floods severely affect children and young people—it's time to stop ignoring their experience

Floods severely affect children and young people—it's time to stop ignoring their experience | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Research with flood-affected children reveals serious impacts on well-being but also a desire to take on a role in flood risk management.
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This study was funded by the ESRC.

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Date night helps keep marriages together

Date night helps keep marriages together | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Couples who have regular date nights — such as the Camerons and the Obamas — reduce their chances of splitting up, research shows. Having a date together once a month increases a couple’s chanc
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The Marriage Foundation’s findings are based on statistics from the ESRC-funded Millennium Cohort Study, which tracked ninemonth-old children born in 2000 and 2001— and theirparents — for a decade

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Debt stress 'inflicting real damage on children's mental health'

Debt stress 'inflicting real damage on children's mental health' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Bailiffs, utility firms and local councils who chase struggling parents over unpaid debts may be unwittingly inflicting real damage to children's mental health, a charity has warned.

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This article refers to data from the Millenium Cohort Study, which is funded by the ESRC.

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World University Rankings 2016-2017: Why it’s hard to make global comparisons in higher education

World University Rankings 2016-2017: Why it’s hard to make global comparisons in higher education | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
An increasing drive to compare university offerings worldwide is hampered by the particular nature of teaching and learning, writes Paul Ashwin, professor of higher education, Lancaster University
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Author Professor Paul Ashwin is co-investigator at the Centre for Global Higher Education, which is funded by the ESRC.

 

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Student mental health 'lacks support'

Student mental health 'lacks support' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Universities are struggling to cope with rising demand for mental health services for students, says a think-tank report.

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We have several events as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science on the subject of mental health, including - meaning and understanding of mental health. Details of all events can be viewed at www.esrc.ac.uk/festival

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Debt stress 'inflicting real damage on children's mental health'

Debt stress 'inflicting real damage on children's mental health' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Bailiffs, utility firms and local councils who chase struggling parents over unpaid debts may be unwittingly inflicting real damage to children’s mental health, a charity has warned.

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Findings using data from the ESRC-funded Millennium Cohort Study

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