Autumn events from Understanding Society

This autumn join Understanding Society at a discussion, conference or training course. 

Over the next three months we'll be hosting events discussing some of the topics covered by Understanding Society and providing training for new, and more experienced, users. All these events are free to attend but places are limited so you need to book in advance. 

Gender Equality - the pay gap and beyond

Date: 7 November

Venue: Greencoat Place, London

This lunch time discussion will promote cross-sector conversation on the factors that drive the gender pay gap and how to reduce it. Introducing key research using Understanding Society and with a panel discussion with guest contributors Fran Bennett (Department of Social Policy anhd Intervention, University of Oxford), Monica Costa Dias (Institute for Fiscal Studies), Sam Smethers (Fawcett Society) and Helen Wright ( employment solutions) the event brings together policymakers, employers, campaigners and researchers who are working towards gender equality. 

Introduction to Understanding Society using Stata

Date 28 and 29 November 

Venue: University of Essex

A course aimed at new users of Understanding Society, as well as those who have so far only made use of the simpler aspects of the data. This two day training course will guide users through the complexities of using Understanding Society for cross-sectional and longitudinal analysis and ensure that you can make effective use of the data for your own research projects. 

Using Neighbourhood Data in Understanding Society

Date: 30 November

Venue: University of Essex

How much neighbourhood social capital is there in Britain and what are its individual, household and neighbourhood level correlates? How has neighbourhood social cohesion changed over time, and how does this matter? Participants will learn to navigate the studies’ extensive online resources to identify relevant study content and undertake some basic types of cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses in Stata. The course is ideal for early career and postgraduate researchers from all disciplines and policy fields.

Understanding Society Conference: Combining Biological and Social Data

Date 6 December

Venue: Broadway House, London

This conference will give researchers the opportunity to showcase current and ongoing work based on Understanding Society biomarker, genetics and epigenetics data. Work in progress is welcome and there will be plenty of opportunities during the conference for feedback and discussion. 

Conference registration will open on 15 October 2018. 

A call for abstracts is now open and closes on 1October 2018. To submit an abstract please use the online submission form