September 17th

Severe squeeze on further education and sixth-form funding in England

Funding for 16- to 18-year-olds and for general further education has been cut much more sharply than funding for schools, pre-school or higher education.

September 14th

Right to a fair trial can be in danger if individuals go to court without legal representation

People who go to court without a lawyer face barriers that can impact on their right to a fair trial, according to a new Nuffield-funded study by Ulster University. 

The first study of its kind in Northern Ireland, researchers explored the experience of those who take or defend civil and family law cases without legal representation, to understand the impact of self-litigation on the court system and the impact on an individual’s human rights when litigating without representation by a legal professional.

September 11th

Hidden condition could be the real reason many people struggle with maths

Many children are suffering from an undiagnosed developmental condition which affects their ability to learn maths, according to a new Nuffield-funded study from Queen’s University Belfast.

September 5th

Economy, Society, and Public Policy - final units launched

The CORE project has launched beta versions of the next four units of the Economy, Society and Public Policy (ESPP) e-book, in time for the new academic year.

September 4th

Nuffield Early Language Intervention wins Teach Early Years Award

The Nuffield Early Language Intervention has won 3 stars in the Teach Early Years Awards 2018. 

September 3rd

Sir Alan Wilson appointed Executive Chair of the Ada Lovelace Institute

The Nuffield Foundation has appointed Sir Alan Wilson as Executive Chair of the Ada Lovelace Institute.

August 20th

Only a minority of science graduates work in STEM jobs

A new study from Leicester and Warwick universities, and funded by the Nuffield Foundation, has debunked the argument that there is a shortage of science graduates.

Instead, the study finds that the majority of science graduates choose not to – or are unable to - work in highly skilled science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) occupations at any time in their careers.

August 15th

Annual Report and Financial Statements 2017

We have published the Annual Report and Financial Statements for 2017. In addition to presenting our accounts for the year, the report details our main grant-making activities and reflects on the impact of grants made during previous years. 

In 2017: 

New microsite for GCSE and A Level results day analysis

With A level results coming out tomorrow, a microsite has been launched to help explore trends in national A level, AS level and GCSE entry and results data from 2014 to 2018. The microsite has been created by FFT Education Datalab with funding from the Nuffield Foundation. 

August 2nd

New £12.5m funding opportunity for research into musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions

The Nuffield Foundation has announced a new funding opportunity for research into musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions through the Oliver Bird Fund. First established in 1948, the Oliver Bird Fund was bequeathed by Captain Oliver Bird to specifically invest in rheumatic disease research.