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Here you will find a collection of the latest media engagement and Understanding Inequalities blogs, or guest blogs that UI researchers have written.


Professor Jon Bannister comments on violent crime and school exclusion in the programme made in memory of London Headmaster Philip Lawrence who was stabbed to death at his school 25 years ago.

Professor Cristina Iannelli

Professor Cristina Iannelli has written an opinion piece on social inequalities in labour market outcomes among graduates, highlighting that education is not always the great equaliser that it is assumed to be. 

A degree helps, but doesn't guarantee social mobility | Scotland | The Times

“Policies that offer sustained support are needed to ensure people from low socio-economic groups can reap the benefits associated with a degree.
Adequate grants, mentoring and career advice are among the provisions that would help students smoothly transition into good graduate jobs.”

– Professor Cristina Iannelli


Professor Susan McVie, Director of the Understanding Inequalities project, joins the 2020 cohort of elected Fellow of the prestigious Academy of Social Sciences.


Darren McGarvey's Scotland documentary series is nominated for a BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Factual Series. Professor Susan McVie, Director of the Understanding Inequalities project, featured in episode 2 of the documentary series