Scholars from blue-collar backgrounds continue to face barriers to advancement in academia well into their careers, the chair of a new support group for working-class academics in the UK has claimed.
Geraldine Van Bueren, Professor of International Human Rights Law at Queen Mary University of London, said that the Association of Working Class Academics intended to provide advice and assistance for younger colleagues from socially deprived backgrounds, as well as students thinking about a career in academia. Professor Van Bueren said: “It remains very difficult to get into academia if you have a working-class background, given the costs of obtaining a doctorate.”
Dr Violeta Moreno-Lax, The Legal Advice Centre and Dr Shazia Choudhry were recognised at the 2019 QMUL Engagement and Enterprise Awards.
In 2017 Louella Fletcher-Michie was found dead, having taken a large dose of the psychedelic drug 2C-P, allegedly given to her by her boyfriend Ceon. Last week, 30-year-old Ceon, from Enfield in north London, was sentenced to eight-and-a-half years after being found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence, a charge he denied.
The event will look closely at the Innovations in Investment and Finance with a focus on sovereign wealth funds and regional development banks.
Dr Del Mar joins Editorial Board of Jus Cogens
25 February 2019
Professor Duncan Matthews has been invited as a keynote speaker at the upcoming Workshop on Recent Challenges in Competition an IP in Pharmaceutical Markets by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
A Call for Papers on the Internationalisation of EU Law and EU-China Relations is organised in relation to the 2019 EUPLANT Conference, taking place on 10-11 June.
Dr Andrea Coscelli discusses CMA priorities in a special lecture
In the wake of Grenfell, housing rose to the top of the British political agenda for the first time in a generation. The International State Crime Initiative (ISCI) at Queen Mary University of London hosted a special film screening and panel discussion which explored the state of social housing in the UK today.