Nesta Newsletter

Beyond the crisis: The future we choose after COVID-19 – How might things change after the pandemic? Many commentators have rushed in with warnings and forecasts about the world that awaits us.

At Nesta, we’ve stopped short of making predictions, given that the context is so fluid. But what are the possible futures thrown up by the crisis?

The first essay in our new series looks at lessons from the response so far. The second explores the different scenarios that could emerge, depending on whether recovery brings continuity or change.

It’s easy to view the eventual outcome as being beyond our control but now, more than ever before, we have an opportunity to come together and make choices about the country we want to live in, using new ways of unlocking public imagination about the future.

COVID-19: A catalyst for change in local government? –  As councils strain under the immense pressure of supporting vulnerable people during lockdown, new ways of working are emerging. Which of these changes are positive and should endure, and which should be left behind as we move out of the crisis?

About CCCU Research Development

Research Development (RD) is part of the Department of Enterprise, Employability and Research Development. RD is responsible for ensuring that Research and Enterprise is of the highest quality and meets all required internal and external standards, including managing the institutional submission to the Research Excellence Framework (REF). RD leads on development and implementation of the institutional research and enterprise integrity policies, processes and best practice. It also hosts the institutional Staff Researcher Development Programme and the Early Career Researcher Programme SPARC, and is responsible for the annual Research Internship programme. RD provides strategic and targeted support for academic staff to seek and secure funding for their research and innovation activities. This includes identification of core funding opportunities and support for proposal development, alongside strategic advice and support for faculties to develop their research portfolio and capacity.

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