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Mon 25 Jun 2018

Data Impact Blog: In the News (25th June 2018)

A round-up from the news and across the web of the impact of data in the UK Data Service collection...- Over 40? Take care of your health - Missing out on paternity pay- Construction numbers- The price of a sweet tooth

Fri 22 Jun 2018

Data Impact Blog: Exploring housing and households who rent privately using the English Housing Survey

Liz Smy from the UK Data Service explores the UK private rental market through researchers' analysis of data in the English Housing Survey.

Wed 20 Jun 2018

Data Impact Blog: ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize 2018 – winners announced today

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) will be announcing the winners of the Celebrating Impact 2018 this afternoon. If you'd like to follow the awards ceremony, you will be able to watch the event live on the @esrc Twitter account from 4.30pm.

Wed 20 Jun 2018

Data Impact Blog: Thinking Ahead: developing good practice in data management with students

Maureen Haaker and Dr. Scott Summers of the UK Data Service reflect on their recent workshop given to second year undergraduate students at the University of Essex on research transparency and data management.

Tue 19 Jun 2018

Data Impact Blog: In the News (19th June 2018)

A round-up from the news and across the web of the impact of data held in the UK Data Service collection...- How good is it for you to get outside?- Who benefits from free access to early years schemes?- 10 Things You Should Know About Growing Up Gay In The 60s- Scotland and Northern Ireland

Mon 18 Jun 2018

Data Impact Blog: How GIS Can Benefit Research Projects

Anthonia Ijeoma Onyeahialam, one of our Data Impact Fellows, introduces this beautiful and informative site where she shares some tips on how GIS can benefit your research, from data collection, management, analysis, to communicating findings to the public. There are real life examples on how to incorporate it in your research proposal and new ways it […

Fri 15 Jun 2018

Data Impact Blog: The UK Data Service #DataImpactFellows 2017-2019

The UK Data Service Data Impact Fellows 2017-2019 talk about their research and developing impact. The Data Impact Fellows programme is designed to support the use of UK Data Service data and resources by new generations of scholars through the research partnerships they develop and the students they teach through out their careers. Hear more about their role as #DataImpactFellows.

Mon 11 Jun 2018

Data Impact Blog: In the News (11th June 2018)

A round-up from the news and across the web of the impact of data held in the UK Data Service collection...- Rail chaos- Farming around the world- Taking medicines abroad- Grenfell inquiry- Regional and national identity- Love Island

Fri 8 Jun 2018

Data Impact Blog: The “Great Meritocracy”? Data casts doubt on Theresa May’s plans

Theresa May believes that grammar schools will expand opportunities and make England a “Great Meritocracy”. When May took over from Cameron, she famously halved the proportion of privately educated cabinet ministers and tripled the proportion educated in selective (grammar) schools. Secretary of State for Education Damian Hinds, himself a grammar school boy, recently announced £50m […

Wed 6 Jun 2018

Data Impact Blog: Do UK academies use exclusions to play the system?

Matteo Sandi, one of our Data Impact Fellows, discusses his research with Stephen Machin into whether UK academies used disciplinary approaches and exclusions to improve aggregate exam results.