The Changing Room Initiative: tackling the stigma of poor mental health in men through sport
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 08:30:33 +0000
It’s shocking that 12.5% of men in the UK are suffering from one of the common mental health disorders (estimated by The Men’s Health Forum). And men are as much as two and a half times more likely than women to die by suicide each year, with one of the most at-risk groups being men […]
Making social mobility a reality: the Robertson Trust’s Journey to Success programme
Mon, 05 Nov 2018 08:30:35 +0000
The Sutton Trust, which works to combat educational inequality, has described low social mobility as the biggest social challenge of our times: “The income gap between the richest and poorest in society continues to widen, while education opportunities remain overwhelmingly dominated by children from the most privileged homes.” Education can make all the difference for […]
Free access to Social Policy and Practice … only available this November!
Fri, 02 Nov 2018 10:43:39 +0000
Social Policy and Practice is the only UK-produced social science database focused on public health, social care, social services and public policy. It is exclusively available via Ovid – the internationally-recognised leader in medical information services – and this November they are offering librarians and researchers the chance to test drive it for free! UK-focused evidence and […]
Tackling health inequalities: what does the data tell us and how can it help?
Mon, 29 Oct 2018 08:30:01 +0000
Health inequalities in Scotland are significant. Every year we hear about how Scotland has some of the biggest gaps in the health and wellbeing of the poorest and richest in society. In some cases, Scotland has the largest gaps in equality in the whole of Europe. And in many instances, they are rising. Scotland also […]
Do we really need a middle class? How the UK Government should respond to the challenge of job polarisation
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 07:30:29 +0000
By Steven McGinty At the beginning of the year, former government advisor and HR expert Kevin Green gave a TEDx talk entitled “Why our jobs matter now more than ever before”. In his talk, he explains that technologies such as artificial intelligence have transformed the labour market and, unlike previous industrial revolutions, old jobs are […]
Want to understand what’s going on in the world? New books in our library can help
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 07:30:58 +0000
Our research team are focused on helping our members put evidence into practice in fields as diverse as planning, housing, education and social services. But more generally, our library collection covers social commentary and political critique – books to help you understand the state of the world and the times we are living through. Here […]
Creating caring places: placemaking in our town centres
Mon, 08 Oct 2018 07:30:24 +0000
What do caring places look like? How can planners, developers and project organisers contribute to the discourse around creating caring places? And what responsibility do they have to communities to help develop places that put people at their heart? They are just some of the questions being increasingly raised by organisations in Scotland, trying to […]
Co-location of researchers: challenges and opportunities before and after Brexit
Mon, 01 Oct 2018 07:30:24 +0000
“International collaboration and mobility is integral to life as an active researcher across all disciplines and at all career stages.” British Academy, 2017 Collaboration is a core part of the work of researchers. In recent decades, growing numbers of researchers have taken advantage of improved mobility and support from policymakers to travel and work with […]
Five current challenges facing Further Education
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 07:30:23 +0000
As well as developing the careers of school-leavers and adults and contributing to the economy, further education (FE) also plays a crucial, but unsung role in our daily lives. As one college chief executive has observed: “Over the past 25 years, we have quietly gone about our work producing the people that matter most to […]
Scottish Planning and Environmental Law conference is a ‘huge success’
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 07:30:08 +0000
Last week, we welcomed delegates and speakers to the 2018 Scottish Planning and Environmental Law (SPEL) conference in Edinburgh, sponsored by Terra Firma Chambers. Delegates and speakers came from organisations across Scotland to discuss and debate the current state and future opportunities for planning and environmental law in Scotland. Should we just scrap planning altogether? […]