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  • Blog
  • 30th May 2019

The Augar review: what behavioural science tells us about education fees and grants

The long-awaited Augur review of UK post-secondary education is out today, offering its verdict on the tuition fee debate.

  • Blog
  • 28th May 2019

Your job will soon be automated - now work harder

If you’ve been in an airport recently, you may have noticed new signs promoting future self-boarding technology. Goodbye, it seems, to checking your ticket with a person at the boarding gate.

  • Blog
  • 23rd May 2019

Using small changes to tackle loneliness

Last week, the All Party Parliamentary Group on Social Integration published a new report, written in conjunction with The Challenge. It includes ideas to bring people together and reduce loneliness, such as using public transport as a place to spark conversation and connections, encouraging the development of intergenerational care homes,…

  • Blog
  • 22nd May 2019

How to build cohesive societies

Launch of two new projects to translate academic research into real change

  • Blog
  • 17th May 2019

We’re only human. No one means to get defrauded.

Today, technology has given fraudsters new toys which they can use to play the same old tricks. Fake cryptocurrencies with big returns advertised on Facebook might seem new but, really, they’re not much different to the notorious Charles Ponzi who, almost a century ago, promised to double investors’ money in…

  • Blog
  • 16th May 2019

How can more people live good, long lives?

Two new launches aim to tackle inequality and low life-expectancy in the UK

  • Blog
  • 13th May 2019

Can BI help tackle one of the world's top killers?

The Republic of Moldova, which has the highest incidence of TB in Europe, follows a treatment strategy called Directly-observed therapy (DOT). Under DOT TB patients are required by law to come to a clinic daily to take their medication under the supervision of a TB nurse. The strategy was based…

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  • 9th May 2019

Can we be more ambitious on sustainable diets?

Last week, a few doors down from where the Extinction Rebellion protests took place in Parliament Square, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) released its report on how the UK should transition to ‘net zero’ greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The key recommendation of the report is to up the…

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  • 29th Apr 2019

How behavioural insights and education technology could transform schools

The Department for Education’s new strategy on education technology, announced earlier this month, aims to build the evidence base for education technology (EdTech) and help schools take advantage of the best products and services.

  • Blog
  • 18th Apr 2019

We’re all social butterflies now

New book explores how to reclaim positive power of social network