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Here you will find details of past events related to the Understanding Inequalities project. Follow us on Twitter via @U_Inequalities or sign up to our newsletter to keep up to date with all of our activities.

What causes social inequality? How intersecting disadvantages shape lives

Understanding what causes inequality is all the more important in a world in which access to learning and employment has been reshaped by the pandemic restrictions. This webinar presents new thinking on the drivers of social inequality and shows how focusing on only one aspect of inequality such as social class gives an incomplete view of the intersecting disadvantages shaping the lives of individuals, families and communities.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 15:00 to 16:30

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Succeeding against the odds: which factors matter?

Not all young people from socially and economically disadvantaged backgrounds end up with poor educational and labour market outcomes. What factors contribute to their success in the face of adversity? This webinar will focus on the protective and enabling factors, which lead some young people to break the vicious circle of the social reproduction of inequalities.

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 15:00 to 16:30

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Understanding Inequalities International Conference 2020

The Understanding Inequalities Conference 2020 has been cancelled

Please note that we have taken this decision in light of the uncertainty caused by Coronavirus. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.  

As an alternative, we are developing a webinar series and are pleased to announce that the ui2020 keynote speakers have confirmed their involvement in the series.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 06:00 to Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 13:30
John McIntyre Conference Centre, University of Edinburgh

Social Research Association 40th Anniversary lecture: 'The researcher and the researched - an ever-changing relationship'

Understanding Inequalities Co-Director Professor Cristina Iannelli will chair this lecture, 'The researcher and the researched - an ever-changing relationship’ - hosted by SRA Scotland, to mark their 40th Anniversary.

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 14:00 to 16:00
Apex Waterloo Place Hotel, 23-27 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh EH1 3BG

20 years of devolution: how have inequalities in Glasgow changed?

Date: Thursday 8th November 2018
Venue: The Lighthouse, Mitchell Lane, Glasgow

The programme for this event is now available.

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Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 07:45 to 13:15
The Lighthouse, Mitchell Lane, Glasgow