Are we headed to Integration or segregation for England’s pupils?6 December 2016Dame Louise Casey’s independent review into integration and opportunity in the UK was published on Monday 5 December 2016. Her report recommends new ways of tackling divides within communities.
Simon Burgess has written about the divisions in today’s society and ethnic segregation within English schools. His research looks back at changes in segregation over the last decade.
The role of accounting in sustainable development: Professor Stuart Cooper’s inaugural lecture at the Will's Memorial on 2 November 201623 November 2016
In October 2016, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) revealed that biodiversity is declining at an alarming rate, putting the survival of other species and our own future at risk. Populations of fish, birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles declined by 58 per cent between 1970 and 2012. Action is urgently needed to protect biodiversity and support sustainable development.
Professor Stuart Cooper’s inaugural lecture about the role of accounting in sustainable development, which he gave at the Wills Memorial on 2 November 2016, was timely.
The evening was introduced by Pro Vice-Chancellor Professor Nishan Canagarajah.
Dutch Hunger Winter13 October 2016It was known as the ‘Dutch Hunger Winter’, and was the only widespread famine in 20th century Europe.
At the end of WW2, the German army effectively blockaded parts of the Netherlands. Food supplies dried up; calorie intake fell to 600 per day in some areas. It was, according to a documentary on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Down the Generations’ strand, a ‘winter of cold, darkness and starvation.’
Inspiration, aspiration and educational attainment15 July 2016Professor Simon Burgess, from the School of Economics, Finance and Management, analysed the effect of Michelle Obama’s visits to a girls’ secondary school in London on GCSE results. The research was covered by The TES, The Economist, The Conversation, and the Times.
PhD bursaries for autumn 2016 entry14 July 2016The School of Economics, Finance and Management at the University of Bristol is pleased to invite applications for PhD bursaries in Accounting, Economics, Finance or Management. Successful applicants will study for a PhD, receive a contribution towards the cost of full-time PhD study, and undertake teaching duties within the School’s teaching programmes.
Professor Ellwood gives evidence to Commons Select Committee1 July 2016A Commons Select Committee is conducting an Inquiry into the utility of management information used by Government Departments, particular monthly accounts. Professor Ellwood gives evidence to this Committee, drawing on her recent research activity in this area.