Topic: Policy issues

Contemplating the COVID crisis: what kind of inquiry do we need to learn the right lessons?

Contemplating the COVID crisis: what kind of inquiry do we need to learn the right lessons?

The COVID crisis was uniquely wide-ranging and systemic – and requires a comparable model of inquiry. A non-traditional, ‘whole of ...
‘We're in the same storm but not the same boat’: lessons for the future from our FE Rapid Evidence Review

‘We’re in the same storm but not the same boat’: lessons for the future from our FE Rapid Evidence Review

The UK’s FE colleges offer provision for the more deprived sections of society, and specialise in preparing young people for ...

RESEARCH NOTES

Consultation burnout and a fear of being forgotten. This is what COVID-19 ‘recovery’ feels like for many marginalised communities

Consultation burnout and a fear of being forgotten. This is what COVID-19 ‘recovery’ feels like for many marginalised communities

One positive outcome of the pandemic should have been a greater commitment to supporting UK communities – including my own ...
How has the UK’s research community been affected by COVID-19 – and what does this mean for social sciences?

How has the UK’s research community been affected by COVID-19 – and what does this mean for social sciences?

While many politicians have experienced declining levels of public trust during the pandemic, faith in science has generally held up ...
Thinking about the future is hard. What has COVID-19 taught us about how to do it better?

Thinking about the future is hard. What has COVID-19 taught us about how to do it better?

It is possible that how a society comes out of a major emergency is more important to long-run human flourishing ...
The importance of joy and trust: how to construct a post-COVID future that works for young people

The importance of joy and trust: how to construct a post-COVID future that works for young people

BBC Children in Need has been hearing directly from young people about the consequences of the pandemic. There is a ...
Operationalising intersectionality in COVID-19 recovery

Operationalising intersectionality in COVID-19 recovery

Researchers and policymakers have long struggled with how to apply theories of intersectionality. So what are the key considerations to ...
COVID-19 recovery must deliver for those furthest behind and ignored. The only answer is intersectional policymaking and system change

COVID-19 recovery must deliver for those furthest behind and ignored. The only answer is intersectional policymaking and system change

Positive signs of policy inclusiveness in the early stages of the pandemic are much less evident in the UK’s post-COVID ...