Social Science research at Warwick addresses a broad-range of policy-relevant issues. Our Policy Briefing Series highlights key findings and policy recommendations from recent research projects across the Faculty.
Dr Neil Murray, Centre for Applied Linguistics, University of Warwick
This briefing provides a critique of the English language tests used by universities to assess whether international students have the require levels of English language proficiency to be admitted onto degree programmes.
Dr Barbara Barter, Clinical Psychologist, NHS and Professor Richard Hastings, Centre for Educational Development, Appraisal and Research, University of Warwick
The introduction of non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) has implications for individuals with genetic variations and the way in which genetic differences are perceived in society. This new policy briefing from the University of Warwick sets out the ethical considerations of the policy and provides recommendations of how the policy might be implemented sensitively.Tweet
Ben Richardson and James Harrison (University of Warwick), Adrian Smith, Liam Campling and Mirela Barbu (Queen Mary University, London)
This briefing summarises research on the effectiveness of labour standards provisions in Trade and Sustainable Development Chapters of EU trade agreements. It highlights the limiations of those labour provisions, and the need for closer examination of their aims and objectives if those limitations are to be overcome.Tweet
Steven Kettell, Politics and International Studies
This policy briefing summarises a response to the Commission on Religion and Belief in British Public Life (CORAB) made by secularists from a range of spheres. The response aims to provide a critical counterweight to CORAB recommendations on the role of religion in British public life, ensuring that a secular viewpoint can be heard.Tweet