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Summer student and staff research projects get approval

Nottingham Civic Exchange secures two student research projects on interest rates and the hidden dimmensions of inclusive growth.

In February 2018 we were pleased to receive confirmation that two new projects received internal support from Nottingham Trent University. Both projects will feed into Nottingham Civic Exchanges work on Ordinary Working Families and Economic Insecurity.

Through the summer of 2018, Nottingham Civic Exchange will be working with second and third-year students and academics on two exciting projects. The first, as part of the SPUR programme, will explore inflation and a recent release of inflation figures from ONS (Office for National Statistics). This will be undertaken in partnership with the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) and academics from Nottingham Business School and will feed directly into our work on economic insecurity. Chris Lawton - Nottingham Business School, Jonathan Schifferes - Interim Director of Public Services and Communities, RSA and Rich Pickford - Nottingham Civic Exchange, will support this project.

Our second project will work with third-year students and academics to Enrich Society (a vital Nottingham Trent University theme) with a partnership project that will investigate the hidden dimensions of inclusive growth in Nottingham and the wider D2N2 area. Student intern researchers will draw on their three years of learning to uncover these dimensions of inclusive growth and provide details of them to key partners and stakeholders. This interdisciplinary project draws together our Social Science, Business and Architecture academics and aims to strengthen cross-departmental learning communities at Nottingham Trent University. Ana Souto - Architecture, Chris Lawton - Economics, Rich Pickford, Nottingham Civic Exchange, Sharon Hutchings and Tom Vickers - Sociology, will support this External Engagement Seed Fund project. The project will also be supported by three local partners D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership, The Renewal Trust and Double T to ensure the outputs from the work are relevant and transferable to the people of Nottingham and the wider region.

Both projects will both projects and updates will be forthcoming along with adverts for placements for our students.

To stay informed of these projects please contact Rich Pickford

About Nottingham Civic Exchange

Nottingham Civic Exchange has been established by Nottingham Trent University to maximise research, policy and practical impact by bringing together university expertise with partners seeking to address the needs of local communities. Nottingham Civic Exchange acts as a resource to look at social and economic issues in new ways. This means facilitating debate, acting as a bridge between research and policy debates, and developing practical projects at a local, city and regional level.

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Summer student and staff research projects get approval

Published on 9 March 2018
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