On the 10th of June, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) celebrated its first anniversary. UKRI was created in order to bring together the 7 Research Councils, Innovate UK and Research England and operate a combined budget of over £7 billion.
Since the 2008 financial crash, communities across Europe have been living through austerity – the very challenging economic conditions created by government measures to reduce public spending. SeNSS co-funded an event in May 2019 organised by the University of Kent’s Centre for Ethnographic Research to address this challenge .
The South East England Network for Social Science (SeNSS) has recently launched a joint ring-fenced studentship competition with a NERC DTP, Advanced Research and Innovation in Environmental Sciences (ARIES). We are currently advertising three opportunities and will award one to that which attracts the most outstanding candidate. These three projects stand as testament to the value of, and the vital need for, the fresh thinking that we need to address local and global challenges.
The SeNSS launch took place on 12 December 2016, at the House of Lords in London. The launch event was attended by around 90 SeNSS members, including the Vice-Chancellors of partner institutions, senior academics and administrators, as well as representatives of the ESRC, other external stakeholders and practitioners who have given the consortium their backing.