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50 days of research at the Management School

Monday, September 11th, 2017

Today (Monday 11 September 2017), we launch a campiagn which puts a spotlight on the Management School’s commitment to world-leading research.

Each day for the next ten working weeks, we will showcase some of our current leading research on the School’s Twitter and Facebook portals, using the hashtag #50daysSUMS. Dr Kirsty Newsome, Associate Dean for Research, said: “Research underpins so much activity at the Management School. We want our ’50 Days of Research and Impact’ campaign to highlight how the research activity of the School is fundamental to our Mission to promote socially-responsible work practices and to have a positive impact on organisations and societies worldwide. Over the next 50 working days, we will showcase some of the research that we’re very proud of – but be assured, this is just the tip of the iceberg.”

Prof Tim Vorley, Associate Dean for Impact, Innovation and Engagement, continued: “We’re top five in the Russell Group for research impact – by using social media I want this campaign to reach new audiences who aren’t currently aware of the Management School’s contribution to global society.”

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Pupils inspired by academic-led event with WOERRC

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

On 22 June, the Faculty of Social Sciences hosted a full day UCAS and Advocacy workshop for around 50 pupils from David Ross Education Trust Schools.

The event was supported by the Kalisher Trust, a foundation that aims to increase the diversity of the legal profession. The workshop took the form of a mock public inquiry, which was presided over by the University’s Chancellor, Lady Justice Rafferty. The focus of the mock inquiry was the issue of ‘corporate responsibility for forced labour in global supply chains’. The pupils were asked to act out the parts of different interested parties (e.g. businesses, NGOs, the International Labour Organisation) and present their respective cases to Dame Anne.

To help them prepare for the day, study packs were created by Genevieve Le Baron (Politics), Andreas Ruehmkorf (Law) and Kirsty Newsome and Jason Heyes from the Management School’s Work, Organisation and Employment Relations Research Centre (WOERRC). The issue of labour standards in global value chains is one of WOERRC’s priority research themes.

The day ran with an introduction to the University and a speech by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Keith Burnett, followed by a session on UCAS and how to write a good quality UCAS statement for a Russell Group university. Students were given a tour of campus and lunch before settling into the afternoon task. Barristers who are part of the Kalisher Trust joined in with the task to give any knowledge and advice, especially with how to conduct themselves when submitting their argument.

Lady Justice Rafferty challenged the groups on their views and also gave feedback.

Find out more about WOERRC on their website: