The ESRC are holding a series of workshops to explore the shape of a potential new research investment around Work.
To date, workshops have been held in London and Edinburgh. Due to unprecedented demand, we will be holding a third and final workshop in Birmingham city centre on 13 July 2018.
The workshop will seek to gather views from academics, researchers, policy-makers and practitioners at all levels of government (including local government), the business sector and the third-sector on the following indicative themes:
- Emerging technologies, skills and training
- New work practices, workplaces and business models (including the gig economy)
- Inequalities, insecure employment and in-work poverty
- Job quality, health and wellbeing
- Lifelong resilience and sustainability (including an ageing workforce)
The workshop will run 10.00 – 16.30 and will be organised around a series of expert presentations and interactive table discussions. A detailed agenda will be available closer to the date.
Confirmed speakers so far include:
- Professor Sir Ian Diamond, University of Aberdeen and Member of the UKRI Board
- Professor Anne Green, University of Birmingham
- Professor Monder Ram, Director of the Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship, University of Birmingham
- Lucy Bannister, Living Wage Foundation
To register for the workshop, please email productivity[at]esrc.ac.uk[dot] Use ‘Towards a future that works for all event’ in the subject line and include your:
- Role and organisation
- Areas of interest and expertise
- Three themes you would most like to contribute to in order of preference (if you do not provide three choices, the office will randomly assign you to a theme for some of the discussions)
Places are strictly limited due to the size of the venue, as a result, please note places will be allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis.