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A study of more than 9,000 people who were in work before the pandemic has found that people with Long Covid are at three times higher risk of leaving employment compared to those without Covid symptoms.

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Researchers have called for an international consensus to address not just job “quantity”, but job “quality” by providing “decent work” opportunities to create a thriving labour market in the UK and around the world.

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Students and researchers at Keele Business School will benefit from a new partnership with a world-renowned entrepreneur and thought leader specialising in the “purpose economy”.

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A new report backed by Keele University research is encouraging police forces to change the way they talk about evidence of poor behaviour on the roads submitted by the public, by adopting the more accurate term ‘journey cam’, rather than ‘dash cam’.

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New research from Keele University looking at how online hate speech can be tackled has been launched in Parliament, with researchers urging the Government and tech companies to introduce stricter measures to combat such content on social media.

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Keele University is hosting the latest event in a high-profile talk series addressing issues facing the UK and U.S. in domestic, transatlantic and global contexts.

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A research team including Keele’s Dr Helen Wells have highlighted the dangers of hands-free mobile phone use to police, urging them not to recommend it as a “safe alternative” to motorists who are caught using their phones hand-held.

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Keele University researchers from across the humanities and social, physical, and environmental sciences have come together to establish a new doctoral scholarships programme to tackle the multiple challenges facing rural communities in modern Britain.

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A criminology student at Keele University is celebrating after becoming a published author.

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A team of multi-disciplinary researchers and students from Keele University are set to play a key role in Green Football Weekend - a nationwide campaign which encourages fans, clubs and leagues to act on climate change.

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Students at Keele University will be among a select group in the UK to study on a specially designed module approved and co-delivered by the Houses of Parliament.

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Keele criminologist Dr Helen Wells will be working alongside the UK Home Office to study how rising numbers of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) will impact policing in the UK.

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Keele University researchers are launching a new study which will explore the experiences of higher education students in the UK who have fled humanitarian crises in their home countries.

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Keele University has ranked in the top 10 UK universities to study International Relations in a prestigious national ranking.

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A researcher from Keele University Business School was recently invited to a prestigious reception by the Irish Ambassador to take part in a discussion panel and launch her latest book.

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Creative courses at Keele University have been ranked among the best in the country for student positivity in a prestigious national ranking.

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A programme spearheaded by Keele University to help vulnerable and disadvantaged communities navigate the complex court system has helped over 6,000 people across the UK gain access to justice.

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Radiography (Diagnostic Imaging) at Keele University has once again been ranked among the Top 10 in the UK in this year’s Complete University Guide.

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Tech companies like Amazon and Apple must cater for a more diverse range of accents when designing algorithms for virtual assistants like Alexa and Siri, researchers have said.

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A Keele University researcher is lending his expertise to a new AI creative agency being launched by one of the UK’s leading advertising companies.

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A collaboration between Keele University and higher education partners in Morocco was celebrated at a recent event hosted by the UK Government at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.

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New research by a Keele historian will look at changes in the way Britain has commemorated its military campaigns as society itself has evolved.

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An international film festival raising awareness of the climate crisis is being held at Keele University and in Hanley this week.

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A Keele University criminologist has lent her expertise to the National Police Chiefs' Council’s (NPCC) annual campaign to tackle drink and drug driving over the festive season.

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Dr Siobhan Talbott writes for The Conversation UK.

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Dr Tolu Olarewaju from Keele Business School writes for The Conversation.

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Keele researchers have helped launch a “Good Work Charter”, a framework designed to improve opportunities and access to decent work for people in the Midlands.

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Social media posts published during the early stages of a pandemic could be used to help inform future public health campaigns, such as using real-time screening of people's emotions to shape healthcare agencies’ messaging, according to a new study.

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Keele Business School has been awarded the Small Business Charter Award in recognition of its commitment to supporting small businesses, student entrepreneurship, and the local economy.

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Dr Tolu Olarewaju writes for The Conversation.

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Keele University researchers are working alongside Lincolnshire Police to explore how ‘dash cam’ technology can be used to reduce road offending and improve road safety.

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Dr Gabriella Legrenzi writes for The Conversation.

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Professor Lydia Martens is embarking on a new study to examine how storytelling can be used to promote environmental awareness and connect humans with nature.

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Professor Brian Doherty writes for The Conversation UK.

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Professor Tomoya Obokata has conducted his first official mission abroad in his role as the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Slavery.

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A new study has been published which has found that children’s library books do not accurately represent the diversity of the UK population.

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Keele University research on environmental storytelling as an approach to tackle urban air pollution is being showcased as part of the British Academy’s Being Human Festival 2021.

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Dr Tolu Olarewaju from Keele Business School writes for The Conversation UK

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Law at Keele University has been ranked among the Top 200 in the world in the Times Higher Education World University Subject Rankings 2022.

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Professor Dominic Janes from Keele's School of Humanities writes for The Conversation

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An international study led by Keele University’s Emeritus Professor Michael Rigby has assessed the factors that influenced how different countries’ responses affected early control of Covid-19.

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A Keele criminologist has played a crucial part in a new national campaign to reduce the number of uninsured drivers.

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Over 70 students from Keele University’s Business School have worked alongside local charities to support their recovery from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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A Keele University Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project will use neuroscience to develop marketing strategies with a local IT consultancy.

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A Keele University criminologist is calling for change in the behavioural management of children in Young Offenders' Institutions (YOI), as part of a study into the experiences of children going through the youth justice system.

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An alumna of Keele Business School is going from strength to strength in her career after achieving the joint highest score in the world in a professional qualification exam.

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The Covid-19 pandemic has made more people vulnerable to modern slavery and caused an increase in worker exploitation and child labour around the world, Keele researchers have found.

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A Keele University student has produced a film documenting how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected the lives of staff and residents of YMCA Crewe, as part of a Student Knowledge Exchange internship

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A student studying on Keele Business School’s MBA course has been named ‘Learner of the Year’ in the North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust REACH Awards 2021.

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A lecturer in law from Keele University was invited to speak about the role of memory and experience on asylum seekers at a virtual symposium hosted by Princeton University this week.

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A Keele University criminologist has published a new editorial paper which explores the experiences of children living in prison during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Dr Griff Round, lecturer in marketing from Keele Business School, writes for The Conversation UK.

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A Keele University researcher has been awarded a prestigious grant to use creative techniques to explore the role of place in literature about the Eastern Townships of Québec.

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A new study is exploring how the Covid-19 crisis has exposed gaps in the provision of fair working opportunities in the Midlands as the region looks to recover from the impacts of the pandemic.

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Dr Will Foster, Senior Lecturer in Leadership and Organisational Culture from Keele Business School writes for The Conversation UK

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A new national campaign which aims to make young men think twice about speeding has been informed by a research network created and led by an academic from Keele University.

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Amy Blaney, a PhD student from Keele's School of Humanities, writes for The Conversation UK.

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Dr Pawas Bisht from Keele's School of Humanities writes for The Conversation UK.

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A major new study will examine how engagement between the police and the public is being changed by the use of new technologies such as body-worn cameras.

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Researchers from Keele University are leading a new study to assess the impacts of Covid-19 on human rights issues, to identify best practice for protecting workers and victims of modern slavery.

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A new study led by Keele University will contribute to diversifying the teaching of history education in India.

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A major new research project led by Keele University aims to improve the humanitarian protection of vulnerable displaced people in Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia - known as the central Maghreb region.

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A new study led by Keele University will explore the use of environmental storytelling as a tool to reduce urban air pollution in India.

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A new study led by Keele University will investigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on services that provide support for adults who have care and support needs.

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Dr Xuebing Cao from Keele Business School writes for The Conversation

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Keele academics from the fields of psychology and sociology have received funding to study new ways of helping victims affected by an ongoing conflict in South America.

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Keele University research on the transformation of collieries in Stoke-on-Trent is being showcased at a new outdoor exhibition in the city.

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Keele University’s Arts and Humanities subjects, including Film, History, Philosophy, Literature, and Music, have climbed into the global Top 500 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021.

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Keele researchers are calling for more support for survivors of domestic abuse during Covid-19 lockdowns.

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Professor Ghulam Sorwar from Keele Business School writes for The Conversation.

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A new study led by Keele University will highlight the role of music in LGBTI resistance and resilience in the face of violence and discrimination in Latin America.

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Dr Neil Archer, Senior Lecturer in Film Studies, has recently published Cinema and Brexit, the first book to look at the role of film in relation to Britain’s vote to leave the European Union.

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Ethical and social implications of powerful DNA-altering technology are too important to be left to scientists and politicians, researchers say in a new paper published this month, and instead should be led by a global taskforce made up with members of the general public in multiple countries.

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A new Keele study will bring together media and computer science experts to investigate new strategies for combating online hate speech, after researchers received a funding boost.

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A philosophy professor from Keele University has received the honorary title of Distinguished Research Fellow of a research centre at Oxford University.

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Business Studies students at Keele have ranked their course No.1 in the UK for student satisfaction, in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2020.

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Media and Film Studies students at Keele have ranked their courses No.1 in the UK for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2020.

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Research by Keele Business School’s Professor Qihai Huang has revealed the impact that managers who solely focus on financial performance have on their employees’ behaviour.

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Schools must have clearer strategies for the way they communicate with parents in order to promote good relationships between home and schools, according to new research by a sociologist from Keele University.

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Having graduated from Keele in 2009 with a degree in English and Politics, Presenter AJ Odudu has held a variety of TV roles culminating in her current role as the digital presenter on ITV’s The Voice and The Voice Kids.

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Extinction Rebellion (XR) supporters are more likely to be new to protesting than other environmental activists, a new study shows.

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Dr Mark Eccleston-Turner writes for The Conversation UK.

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Professor Yossi Nehushtan writes for The Conversation UK.

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Keele University is to host its first virtual open day of 2020 on Saturday 20 June, giving prospective students the opportunity to tour the University from the comfort of their own home.

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A specialist in Global Health Law from Keele University has received funding for a new study looking into ways of ensuring a Covid-19 vaccine is made equally accessible to everyone.

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Research by academics from Keele Business School highlighting students’ views on online assessment and feedback-feedforward techniques has been published in a new global research anthology.

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Dr Rebecca Bowler, Lecturer in Twentieth-Century English Literature, has been granted a prestigious Research Associateship by the Modern Humanities Research Association (MHRA) to assist her with editing a renowned literary collection.

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A Keele academic is helping a government advisory group to influence policy on how religion is represented in the media.

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Dr Rebecca Yearling writes for The Conversation UK.

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A Keele University historian has partnered with a local not-for-profit youth organisation on a new research project which aims to help open up brownfield sites in the UK’s most deprived urban communities.

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A criminologist specialising in how Britain’s roads are policed has urged drivers to think carefully about their behaviour when getting behind the wheel as a new anti-speeding campaign is launched.

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Having graduated from Keele University in 1984 with a First Class Honours Degree in International Relations, Mark Evans OBE is now Deputy Chief Executive of Service Delivery at New Zealand Police and has been playing an important role in managing the country’s response to Covid-19.

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The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted shortfalls in international law over the sharing of virus samples and scientific data, which must be addressed to better tackle future disease outbreaks according to a Keele legal health expert.

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A Keele Professor and human rights expert for the United Nations has called on UN member countries to increase protection for vulnerable people to prevent them being pushed into slavery because of Covid-19.

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Criminology experts from Keele University are studying the impact of the coronavirus lockdown on Britain’s road network, in a bid to make the roads safer during and after the lockdown.

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This year marks the 20th anniversary of the cancellation of $120 billion of Third World debt as a result of the Jubilee 2000 campaign that was founded by former Keele University politics lecturer Dr Martin Dent.

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Dr Marc Hudson writes for The Conversation UK.

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A community legal outreach collaboration led by Keele University is continuing to ensure vulnerable people are supported during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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A new project led by Keele University aims to transform the way the police and other agencies work together.

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Having graduated from Keele in 2013 with a degree in History with American studies, Charlotte Smith now works at Elements Talent Consultancy, a role which sees her currently deployed as a Senior Research Partner at Spotify.

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Dr Marc Hudson writes for The Conversation UK.

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A human rights professor from Keele’s School of Law has been appointed to a prestigious post by the United Nations Human Rights Council, to help tackle modern slavery around the world.

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Keele criminologist Dr Helen Wells has launched a toolkit of resources to help police forces educate and enforce the law against mobile phone use by drivers.

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A Keele musician has found a novel way for people to interact with philosophical ideas - and is calling for people to get involved.

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An exhibition which will explore the experiences associated with living with chronic pain will open at Keele University in March.

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Keele alumna Amy Brodie tells of her career journey since graduating in 2015, which has culminated in her current role for the Department of Health and Social Care

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A Keele academic has received a prestigious Stonewall award in acknowledgement of her commitment to inclusion and equality.

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A study being led by Keele researchers aims to establish a new role for local communities in decommissioning large industrial facilities.

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Joost de Moor, Professor Brian Doherty and Dr Philip Catney write for the Conversation UK.

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A regional partnership led by Keele University has launched a new integrated community approach to mental health and wellbeing for students in further and higher education, in collaboration with Staffordshire University and other partners, as part of a £2.2 million project.

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Dr Awol Allo, Senior Lecturer in Law at Keele University, was recently invited by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office to participate in an expert roundtable to discuss Ethiopia’s political transition and the forthcoming national election.

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A delegation from Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) recently visited Keele University ahead of its students spending a year in the UK to study on the joint diplomacy degree programme that is run in partnership by the two universities.

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Dr Jonathon Shears writes for The Conversation UK.

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Professor Helen Parr and Professor Ken Rotenberg comment in The Conversation UK article.

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Professor Helen Parr writes for The Conversation UK.

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A global research team has highlighted shortfalls in the World Health Organisation's influenza strategy.

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Rachel Lee writes for The Conversation UK.

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Keele’s School of Social, Political and Global Studies has appointed a new Honorary Professor of Practice to support cohesion, equality and policy development in a number of its courses.

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Keele has been ranked in the UK Top 3 universities for business and administrative courses in a recent survey.

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Dr Griff Round writes for The Conversation UK.

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Social science and education subjects at Keele University have been ranked among some of the best in the world in a prestigious global ranking.

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Professor Alannah Tomkins writes for The Conversation UK.

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Dr Forough Ramezankhah writes for The Conversation UK.

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Keele University’s Dr Pawas Bisht, Lecturer in Media, Communications and Culture, is holding an event in Stoke-on-Trent to celebrate creativity in later life as part of the Economic and Social Research Council’s UK-wide Festival of Social Sciences.

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Keele celebrates a century of women in the legal profession

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