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June 18, 2018 / Sian Moore

News from Diversity Interest Group Conference

The Diversity Interest Group, a daughter group of WERU, held their first full day conference, Times up: proposed solutions to Equality & Diversity challenges in 2018, on the 11th June 2018. The conference provided a lively and challenging platform for presentations and debates on the challenges and solutions to equality and diversity in 2018.

The event kicked off with an insightful keynote address Prof Tracey Reynolds on intersectionality and the challenges of diversity in higher education. Following from the key note presentations on three important streams were conducted, education, careers and employment and justice. The event benefited from a practitioner focus section from Sarah Crowe, senior consultant- diversity and inclusion– EMEA, Northern Trust. The day culminated in a roundtable discussing key topics and proposed future directions.

A lively and insightful day was had by all with many new professional connections made and the impetus to carry on the fight to secure equality and diversity for all was renewed. Thank you to all colleagues involved and the events team for a sterling job!

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June 8, 2018 / Sian Moore

Conference on the future of public services

A joint WERU and PSIRU conference Future of public services is to   be held on Wednesday 27th June 2018, from 9am to 5pm, at the University of Greenwich (Lecture theatre QA 280, Queen Anne Building, Park Row, London SE10 9LS).

This conference aims to contribute to and enhance the current debate in the UK around the question of public ownership. Please find the full agenda here.

The morning session will focus on the case for public ownership in the UK, and on the transition to public ownership, of railway, water, and energy services, and PFI schemes in the NHS, local and central government. This will be followed by contributions on the political economy of public services and public economics, including international speakers.

The afternoon session will examine how public services can be more democratic focusing on the role of public service workers, and how quality of public services can be improved when workers contribute to the design and delivery of the services.  Presentations from academics and international trade unionists will discuss this relationship between workers and public services in relation to health and education, local government, public transport, and waste management.

 

For registration, please contact businessevents@greenwich.ac.uk

For more information please contact: Dr. Jane Lethbridge, Director, PSIRU  j.lethbridge@gre.ac.uk.

 

 

 

June 8, 2018 / Sian Moore

Book launch: One Hundred Years of the Fire Brigades Union

A new book Fighting Fire One Hundred Years of the Fire Brigades Union authored by WERU’s Sian Moore, Tessa Wright and Phil Taylor, was launched on 7th of June 2018, at the FBU conference.

The book celebrates the centenary of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) focusing on the last three decades of the union’s history. It is based upon the testimonies of FBU representatives, capturing the lived experience of firefighters in a changing environment. Below are photos of the book and Sian Moore with Matt Wrack the General Secretary.

June 4, 2018 / Sian Moore

Time’s Up: Proposed Solutions for Equality and Diversity Challenges in 2018

The Diversity Interest Group at the University of Greenwich is showcasing its research on Equality and Diversity in a one day conference on Monday 11 June 2018 9:30am – 6:30pm in QA063 (Queen Ann Building, Greenwich campus)

Key note speech from Professor Tracey Reynolds: “Mind(ful) of the gap: intersectionality and the challenges of diversity in higher education”

Plus conference presentations from researchers at the University of Greenwich on the themes of:

  • Education
  • Careers and Employment
  • Justice

Including a practitioner focus from Sarah Crowe

Vice President | Senior Consultant- Diversity and Inclusion– EMEA, Northern Trust.

Followed by a roundtable including Professor Sian Moore and Dr Jason Arday.

For more information, please see the agenda.

To register, please email Business Events with your name and job title to attend.

Professor Tracey Reynolds: Tracey’s teaching and research interests focus on transnational families and kinship networks; constructions of motherhood and parenting & youth studies, and she has established international recognition within these fields of expertise. She has conducted extensive empirical research in the UK across a range of social issues including black and minority families living in disadvantaged communities, the study of families and in the Caribbean and North America. Research awards include Economic Social Research Council awards on Caribbean youths and transnational identities; Big Lottery on care planning among BAME older people in London (with Age UK Lewisham and Southwark) and Arts Humanities Research Council on migrant mothers’ citizenship.

Professor Sian Moore: Director of the Work and Employment Research Unit, University of Greenwich. Sian joined the University of Greenwich as Professor in Employment Relations and Human Resource Management and Director of the Work and Employment Research Unit (WERU) in September 2015. She was previously Professor of Work and Employment Relations and Co-Director of the Centre for Employment Studies Research (CESR) at the University of the West of England.

Dr Jason Arday: a Senior Lecturer in Education at Roehampton University, School of Education, a Visiting Research Fellow at The Ohio State University in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and a Trustee of the Runnymede Trust and Co-Chair of the Runnymede Academic Forum.He has recently completed an edited collection with Professor Heidi Mirza (Goldsmiths, University of London) entitled Dismantling Race in Higher Education: Racism, Whiteness and Decolonising the Academy (Palgrave).

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The Diversity Interest Group at the University of Greenwich is showcasing its research on Equality and Diversity in a one day conference on Monday 11 June 2018 9:30am – 6:30pm in QA063 (Queen Ann Building, Greenwich campus)

Key note speech from Professor Tracey Reynolds: “Mind(ful) of the gap: intersectionality and the challenges of diversity in higher education”

Plus conference presentations from researchers at the University of Greenwich on the themes of:

  • Education
  • Careers and Employment
  • Justice

Including a practitioner focus from Sarah Crowe

Vice President | Senior Consultant- Diversity and Inclusion– EMEA, Northern Trust.

Followed by a roundtable including Professor Sian Moore and Dr Jason Arday.

For more information, please see draft agenda.

To register, please email Business Events with your name and job title to attend.

Professor Tracey Reynolds: Tracey’s teaching and research interests focus on transnational families and kinship networks; constructions of motherhood and parenting & youth studies…

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May 23, 2018 / Sian Moore

Undergraduate dissertation  prizes

WERU gives yearly prices to the best student dissertations. This year’s winners of undergraduate dissertation  prize are:
  • Nicole Calimlim  – How do flexible work arrangements influence millennial’s point of view on work-life balance in the consulting industry
  • Anisha Badhah – Part-time work and education
  • Lina Jurgeleviciute  – To what extent does nepotism influence millennial’s perceptions of job candidate’s capability and likeability?

Winners will get certificates and £50 Waterstones vouchers. 

 

May 10, 2018 / Sian Moore

Self-employed workers: Who are they and can they be organised?

University of Greenwich Work and Employment Research Unit (WERU) invites you to a free public seminar Self-employed workers: Who are they and can they be organised? organised in May. This seminar seeks to shed new light on the different kinds of work undertaken by the self-employed – from window cleaners to accountants, and the wide range of incomes achieved.

📅 Date: Wednesday, 30 May 2018 ⏰ Time: 15:00-18:00 BST

🏢 Location: Hamilton House, Room 102, 15 Park Vista, Greenwich, London, SE10 9LZ

To register email Business School Events with your name, job title and organisation.

Keynote speakers include:

Andrea Broughton (Ecorys) and Matthew Williams (IES) will present the findings of recent IES research on segmentation of the solo self-employed workforce.

Mark Chandler (ONS) will discuss the national data available on the self-employed workforce, looking at their characteristics, income and wealth.

Paul Evans (BECTU) will cover the union organisation of the self-employed in the film and broadcasting industries and show how a collective agreement was negotiated for these workers.

Professor Patricia Leighton (IPag Business School, France and University of South Wales UK)argues for a more radical, comprehensive and robust re-assessment of the employment law framework applying to workers generally, but the self-employed in particular.

April 24, 2018 / Sian Moore

Time’s Up: Proposed Solutions for Equality and Diversity Challenges in 2018

The Diversity Interest Group at the University of Greenwich is showcasing its research on Equality and Diversity in a one day conference on Monday 11 June 2018 9:30am – 6:30pm in QA063 (Queen Ann Building, Greenwich campus)

Key note speech from Professor Tracey Reynolds: “Mind(ful) of the gap: intersectionality and the challenges of diversity in higher education”

Plus conference presentations from researchers at the University of Greenwich on the themes of:

  • Education
  • Careers and Employment
  • Justice

Including a practitioner focus from Sarah Crowe

Vice President | Senior Consultant- Diversity and Inclusion– EMEA, Northern Trust.

Followed by a roundtable including Professor Sian Moore and Dr Jason Arday.

For more information, please see draft agenda.

To register, please email Business Events with your name and job title to attend.

Professor Tracey Reynolds: Tracey’s teaching and research interests focus on transnational families and kinship networks; constructions of motherhood and parenting & youth studies, and she has established international recognition within these fields of expertise. She has conducted extensive empirical research in the UK across a range of social issues including black and minority families living in disadvantaged communities, the study of families and in the Caribbean and North America. Research awards include Economic Social Research Council awards on Caribbean youths and transnational identities; Big Lottery on care planning among BAME older people in London (with Age UK Lewisham and Southwark) and Arts Humanities Research Council on migrant mothers’ citizenship.

Professor Sian Moore: Director of the Work and Employment Research Unit, University of Greenwich. Sian joined the University of Greenwich as Professor in Employment Relations and Human Resource Management and Director of the Work and Employment Research Unit (WERU) in September 2015. She was previously Professor of Work and Employment Relations and Co-Director of the Centre for Employment Studies Research (CESR) at the University of the West of England.

Dr Jason Arday: a Senior Lecturer in Education at Roehampton University, School of Education, a Visiting Research Fellow at The Ohio State University in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and a Trustee of the Runnymede Trust and Co-Chair of the Runnymede Academic Forum.He has recently completed an edited collection with Professor Heidi Mirza (Goldsmiths, University of London) entitled Dismantling Race in Higher Education: Racism, Whiteness and Decolonising the Academy (Palgrave).