Huw Edwards: Should the UK remain in a Customs Union?

The debate over ‘what kind of Brexit?’ seems to be reaching an important tipping point, with the Labour party now joining with pro-European Tories and the Confederation of British Industry in recommending one particular form of ‘soft Brexit’: namely, that the UK should remain in a Customs Union (or something…

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Exploration of gender bias in the theatre industry

Dan Sage (School of Business and Economics) and Catherine Rees (School of Arts, English and Drama) are conducting a major study into gender inequality within theatre. It is thought that the study is the first of its kind, looking particularly at why there is a female majority in theatre training and education…

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Improving water management systems

Dr Lili Yang has teamed up with the University of Thessaly (Greece); The Institute for Ecology of Industrial Areas (Poland) together with water management companies in Poland and Greece in order to develop an intelligent Integrated Support System for Efficient Water Usage and resources management (ISS‑EWATUS). The project goal is to develop…

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Facilitating town centre consumer behaviour

Currently the UK’s shoppers have not yet deserted their local High Street. However, they no longer achieve what they want in their town centre visits. Therefore, physical business located in town centres will survive as long as consumers enjoy them. Consequently, the main goal of the Customer Experience of Town…

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Welsh library standards

In 2012 CyMAL: Museums Archives and Libraries Wales, a division of the Welsh Government, commissioned the first of two projects, which constitute this series of research initiatives, led by Claire Creaser. The first project reviewed a range of existing quality assessment frameworks used in libraries and the public sector, assessed their…

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SIMTEGR8 for modelling health service operations

The Research Centre of Service Management at Loughborough University, partnering with Healthwatch Leicestershire and Leicestershire County Council, were awarded an Enterprise Project Grant (EPG) worth £100,000 by the University’s Enterprise Office in‑kind support from the partners for this major study. The outcomes from this research project, led by Professor Stewart Robinson, are…

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Digital high street index

This research, led by Dr Fiona Ellis‑Chadwick, is a timely response to the need of improving digital skills on the UK high streets, especially among SMEs, the voluntary community and social enterprise sector. The importance of developing an appropriate Digital High Street Health/Performance Index (DHSPI) has been pointed out, among other priorities,…

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Design of efficient visual information systems in the workplace

For a number of years Dr Nicola Bateman has been working on the design of visual information systems that improve company operations. This multidisciplinary research examines the implementation process of visual management boards, also taking into account complex factors such as working environment, the working practices, and the organisational culture. Therefore, these…

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