Will the pandemic lead to a better kind of brand? – UEA

Robert Jones is a strategist at Wolff Olins and professor of Brand Leadership at UEA. He writes that a time of great crisis can spark positive change and this pandemic will be the catalyst for a completely new kind of ’emotionally intelligent, organic, constantly morphing’ brand – the conscious brand.  I both teach about, and work in, branding – one of […]

Extra police powers in Covid-19 could change relationship with the public – University of Huddersfield

Serving police inspector and Huddersfield PhD researcher Dan Jones warns against police forces adopting an authoritarian or militarised approach in a new article How the police use extra powers they have received during Covid-19 will have a long-lasting effect on their relationship with the public, argues a university researcher who is also a senior police […]

Student gives back during COVID-19 crisis by working in a care home – Nottingham Trent University

MSc Management and Business Analytics international student Dishant Chavan wants to give back to others, whilst building his transferable skills. Dishant has worked in corporate roles for a Fortune 500 company in Technical Sales Engineering, before pursuing the MSc Management and Business Analytics. He saw an opportunity to improve his transferable skills, gain new and […]

What is distancing doing to our social lives and wellbeing? – University of Nottingham

An international study to inform government response to the pandemic and understand its societal impact Since the World Health Organization’s announcement, we have “officially” been living with the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic. For some, this means not going into work or even loss of employment altogether. Others may be distraught over the loss of […]

Design in quarantine – Royal College of Art

Archiving design responses to a pandemic in real-time From perfumes to hand sanitiser; vacuum cleaners to ventilators and product marketing to public health awareness campaigns  – the world’s design community has responded at pace to the myriad of challenges emerging from the global Covid-19 pandemic. But how do you capture and archive these achievements as they […]

How sleep during lockdown affects older people – University of Bristol

Study to examine how sleep during lockdown affects older people with or without dementia The questionnaire-led study, called SleepQuest, aims to understand sleep quality, mental health and circadian rhythms in older people.  Up to 5,000 participants will be recruited through Join Dementia Research, social media and older people’s networks. The researchers believe that the current […]

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