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

Introducing Covid:WIRED, a new tool to help tackle the pandemic’s complex and unequal impacts on wellbeing

Introducing Covid:WIRED, a new tool to help tackle the pandemic’s complex and unequal impacts on wellbeing

The What Works Centre for Wellbeing has created an interactive database to aid understanding of who has been hardest hit ...
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Elective Home Education in a post-pandemic world: why more needs to be done for our growing number of home-schooled children

A second year of exam cancellations and equity issues has fuelled concerns of a ‘lost generation’ of home-schooled children who ...
COVID-19 has shown that compassionate leadership is essential for the future of the UK’s health and social care

COVID-19 has shown that compassionate leadership is essential for the future of the UK’s health and social care

The crisis in NHS and care staffing dates back to before the pandemic struck – but COVID-19 has heightened levels ...
What has COVID-19 taught us about how to share information and build trust among minority ethnic communities who use oral languages?

What has COVID-19 taught us about how to share information and build trust among minority ethnic communities who use oral languages?

A study of UK Bangladeshi experiences of the pandemic suggests good evidence communication requires trusted mediators and a narrative framing ...
Bridgend, Wales

The Welsh government is to trial a form of Basic Income as part of its COVID-19 recovery strategy. So how should it be designed?

A striking element of pandemic recovery planning in Wales has been the announcement of a Basic Income scheme. But what ...
COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of qualitative evidence as part of an effective response – and it is key to an inclusive recovery too

COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of qualitative evidence as part of an effective response – and it is key to an inclusive recovery too

Key learnings from the pandemic include the need to challenge longstanding assumptions of quantitative evidence as ‘gold standard’ if we ...