Brexit Thoughts from Turkey

Last week took me to Istanbul, working on a Newton Mobility Grant project with two of our former PhD students, Umut and Burcu Senalp. During the time that I was away, the Brexit crisis in Parliament really got going, which triggered a number of thoughts. First of all, the role of Turkey in the BrexitRead more

Brexit has already hurt EU and non-EU exports

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This Blog post, written by Dr Huw Edwards, was originally published in The Conversation “Over the past few months, we have been investigating how the vote of June 23 2016 has since affected the values and patterns of Britain’s trade with major trading partners inside and outside the European Union. By comparing trade flows withRead more

Happy Healthy Halloween!

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Ever-desperate retailers are getting in on the seasonal bandwagon by promoting Halloween festivities, which could mean spending your hard-earned money on potentially unhealthy and expensive cakes, snacks and sweets. Venture tentatively into the local supermarket on a dark autumnal night and you could be faced by your ultimate fear – scarily unhealthy food at exorbitantRead more

Beware Doctor Who! Brexit likely to make time travel more expensive

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Warning: Our resident ‘time travel’ expert, Dr Jon Seaton, provides here a slightly tongue-in-cheek evaluation of the effect of Brexit on the cost of time travel. For many students starting University – the prospect of sitting down to a tried and trusted TV favourite may just be the right thing to relax to –  afterRead more

What Jim Bowen and ‘Bullseye’ can teach us about equality

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One of my guilty pleasures is watching repeats of ‘Bullseye’ on Challenge. It’s a northerner thing. Like the many millions who watched the gameshow in the ’80s and ’90s, I fondly remember tuning in every Sunday. It was proper entertainment for the family. Harmless fun that caused no offence to anyone. Or did it? AsRead more

New research collaboration with the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

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On the 2nd April, Araz Zirar and I (Ursula Davis, pictured below with Dr Choudhary and Professor Shankar, front row middle) had the opportunity to visit the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Delhi. Our host was the newly appointed Honorary Visiting Professor in Decision Sciences, Professor Ravi Shankar, and what a wonderful and attentiveRead more

Economic insights into the upcoming Royal Wedding

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This Blog post, written by Dr Jon Seaton, can be read in full on The Conversation’s blog site. “The cost Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s nuptials on May 19 2018 has been estimated at £32m by one wedding planning company. The cost to the public, however, will be far less than his brother William’s marriage to CatherineRead more

Tablets can enhance the lecture capture staff-student experience

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A cross-departmental and schools team from the School of Science and School of Business and Economics received a Teaching Innovation Award (TIA) to investigate how the use of lecture capture can be improved. Lecture capture is very useful to students to review information or to catch up on a session that they may have missed. Read more

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