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Read the latest press releases from ESRC and our major investments. You can access press releases that we have published since 2009.

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Schools: New role needed for 'crucial' amateur governors

The rapid expansion of academy schools has seen an increased demand for high-calibre governors with management and professional skills, and trivialised the contribution of parent governors and unskilled volunteers, according to researchers at the University of Roehampton.

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Master challenge: the UK food system

The ESRC and the Food Standards Agency (FSA), under the Global Food Security programme, are delighted to announce the five successful grants of the Understanding the Challenges of the Food System call.

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What is the future of reservists in the Armed Forces?

The ESRC is pleased to announce that £1.35 million has been awarded to four universities to undertake innovative research projects to help inform some of the pressing issues facing the armed forces in the process of integrating regular and reserve components into a ‘Whole Force’ structure.

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New ESRC Chief Executive announced

The Minister for Universities and Science, Greg Clark, has announced the appointment of Professor Jane Elliott as the next Chief Executive of the Economic and Social Research Council.

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What your hand gestures say about you

New research shows that what you do with your hands when you talk secretly reveals a lot about your intelligence and ability to empathise with others. The bigger the hand gestures the more empathetic you are.

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