economy

Calling Early Career Gender Researchers: Workshop in Malaysia

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We would like to share with you the opportunity for up to 15 Early Career Researchers (defined as up to 10 years post PhD) each from the UK and Malaysia (up to 40 in total) to participate in a workshop on gender in Malaysia. The new deadline is 27th May.

Those with a background in any of the following are particularly welcome to apply:

• gender, work and organization

• women and empowerment

• gender, law and policy-making

• maternal health

• economic development

• action research

The application form, with more details on the initiative, is accessible via the following link http://www.mdx.ac.uk/our-research/research-groups/diversity-and-gender

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New Report Exploring the UK Freelance Workforce

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In total there were 1.91 million freelancers in the UK in 2015, a rise of 36 per cent since 2008 and now accounting for six per cent of the UK workforce. This is according to new research conducted by Kingston University – available to download from the CRSE Research Library.

Notably, the research suggests that a conservative estimate of freelancers’ contribution to the UK economy was £109 billion in 2015, and that they might be expected to generate even greater revenue owing to valuable knowledge and skills of these specialist individuals.

The report, Exploring the UK Freelance Workforce in 2015, follows on from research conducted on the nature and size of the UK freelance marketplace in 2008 and 2011, presenting data drawn from official UK government sources to develop a picture of the current UK freelance workforce and trends in freelance working.

Read more about the research or download a copy of the report here.