School of Business and Economics

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Advice for aspiring leaders in Higher Education: It’s best to be a man

Gender inequalities in the workplace are well-known and much debated (and also much researched). It’s rare, however, to obtain systematic big-scale data on how women in a particular sector of employment experience their work, careers, and opportunities to exercise leadership. This is what a research team at Loughborough is doing, and we have found considerable […]

Don’t be ageist: There’s room enough for all of us

There’s a lot of understandable confusion and ambivalence about the role of older workers in the UK. As a nation, we know we have a serious youth unemployment problem. Yet at the same time, we also know that we have an ageing population. Older people will need to stay in work longer, both to keep […]