Posts tagged: ESRC

ESRC Festival of Social Science – November 2018

The University of Salford, alongside partner institutions Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Manchester, are running over 30 events across Manchester and Salford as part of this year’s ESRC Festival of Social Science, 3-10 November 2018. The Festival showcases Manchester social science research to a broad non-academic audience. This brings together an eclectic blend […]


ESRC Festival of Social Science 2017 – Call for Proposals

Building upon the successful collaboration from last year, University of Salford will partner with the Economic and Social Research Council, the University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University to deliver the ESRC Manchester Festival of Social Science. The aim of the Festival is to showcase Manchester social science research to a broad non-academic audience. Last […]


Oxfam and DWP Livelihoods Training Evaluation

                      Dr Lisa Scullion and Dr Mark Wilding are leading an evaluation for Oxfam Wales and the DWP of their innovative Livelihoods Training Project.  The overall aim of the Livelihoods Project is to embed understandings of poverty within the DWP service across Wales, to enable […]


What will it be like to live with robots?

This year the government is running an inquiry into the emergence of artificially intelligent robots – but what will life be like when they are among us? This fun day-long workshop with leading robotics experts invites you to come as a family and help us understand your worries and your hopes for this imminent future. […]


Freedom of information: Unlocking secret archives

To mark the launch of the new ‘FOI intelligence and security archival collection’ at the University of Salford, Dr Chris Murphy and Dr Dan Lomas will discuss their use of Freedom of Information (FOI) legislation during their research into British intelligence and security history. They will be joined by Mr Ian Johnston, the University’s Archives […]


Controlling and coercive behaviour: Exploring the new law on domestic abuse (Part 2)

This is one of two linked events, exploring the meaning and impact of controlling and coercive behaviour. Sian Hawkins, the Campaigns and Public Affairs Manager at Women’s Aid Federation England, will speak at this event. The events will explore the new criminal offence of ‘controlling and coercive behaviour in an intimate or familial relationship’ introduced by the […]


It’s my life: Staying in control. A school-based intervention to improve wellbeing and promote healthy attitudes towards alcohol

Researchers often use school Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) classes to test new ways of engaging young people with health-related issues such as alcohol. It is important that good quality research is carried out in order to work out what approaches work to influence young people’s knowledge, attitudes and behaviour. This workshop will describe how […]


Applied criminological research: Social media and political extremism

This workshop will provide an opportunity for School/College learners to attend an interactive workshop providing them with an overview of funded research recently undertaken in Manchester. The convenors worked with the Council and some local schools and colleges to explore whether there were any links between social media use and political extremism. The workshop will […]


Exploring the impact of and responses to child sexual exploitation

This interactive event recognises the collaborative engagement of young people (11 upwards) and practitioners across Greater Manchester in responding to the threat of child sexual exploitation. Ann Coffey MP will open the event, as her research in engaging young people’s ‘Real Voices’ has been foundational in cultivating a range of interventions and developmental projects across […]


The ‘Green Infrastructure and the Health and Wellbeing Influences on an Ageing Population’ project

The University of Salford is partnering with the University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University on a £700,000 research project that looks into the benefits and values of green infrastructure on an ageing population. Green infrastructure (GI), a term used in reference to green and blue spaces (areas of grass, and canals or waterways), has […]