Posts for Society

The reality of caring for someone with dementia – stressful but rewarding too

Pexels Warren Donnellan, University of Liverpool Dementia is set to become one of the biggest global health challenges of our generation. In the UK alone there are around 850,000 people […]

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Revolt on the horizon? How young people really feel about digital technology

DisobeyAr/Shutterstock Dr Mike Cooray, Hult International Business School and Dr Rikke Duus, UCL As digital technologies facilitate the growth of both new and incumbent organisations, we have started to see […]

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Plastic straw and stirrer ban – but not quite yet!

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has today confirmed a ban on plastic straws, drinks stirrers, and plastic stemmed cotton buds in England, following overwhelming public support for the move. Following an […]

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Eco-engineering comp for 7-19 year olds

Any budding eco-engineers out there? The government has today (21 May 2019) launched a competition for 7 to 19-year-olds to design the electric vehicle charge points of the future, inspiring […]

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Jeremy Kyle Show: a psychologist explains the risks in reality TV and how aftercare should be done

Host Jeremy Kyle broadcasting before the show was axed. The Jeremy Kyle Show/ITV John Oates, The Open University The psychological impacts of participating in broadcast productions can be much greater […]

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Midlife crises are caused by external pressures/gurus/markets

It’s that time when traditionally men buy sports cars, and women stop wanting to continue caring for people! Yes, it’s the midlife crisis. It’s an age thing. Or is it? […]

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Help given to councils to assist rough sleepers

The Health and Social Care Secretary has announced that £1.9 million will be given to councils by Public Health England to help improve the health of rough sleepers. The funding […]

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Body image comes with a cost to wellbeing

The Wellbeing Project was founded in 2007 and is a global consultancy delivering bespoke performance, wellbeing and resilience projects and programmes into businesses of all scale. In their latest release […]

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UK is the worst EU country for social isolation – can things change?

The Eden Project’s Big Lunch commissioned a major research report Closing the Distance, to explore this question: How close are we to our neighbours and does it matter? Here is what […]

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Don’t write off abandoned buildings – they can be an important resource for the community

Les Johnstone/Flickr, CC BY-SA Stephanie Anderson, University of Glasgow and Kathy Hamilton, University of Strathclyde You need only look to the UK’s high streets to see myriad buildings in decline. […]

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