This impact series shows the breadth and depth of activities that are taking place in the Faculty in a range of diverse areas that are making a real difference.
Grounded in high quality research, these projects are having an impact beyond academia. Examples of impact include changing opinions, influencing practitioners, informing decisions and affecting government policy.
‘How to strip down the machinery of state and give it a good servicing’
Haynes’ manuals are usually the domain of DIY enthusiasts, motor heads and model kit makers. However, for the run-up to the 2015 General Election, the publisher commissioned a number of experts including Prof Kevin Albertson to explain in ‘plain English’ how the UK’s system works.
Considered the World’s leading expert on transgender law
Co-founding Press For Change (PFC), the UK’s transgender lobbying group, PFC successfully fought cases for trans people at the European Court of Human Rights, the Court of Justice, and the UK House of Lords to gain anti-discrimination protection and health care access.
Gender, Sexuality and Social Justice: What’s law got to do with it
Grown out of the International Symposium ‘Sexuality and Social Justice: What’s law got to do with it?’, contributions were published as an edited collection: ‘Gender, Sexuality and Social Justice: What’s law got to do with it?’
Keep Calm and Carry On: The Truth Behind the Poster
The Imperial War Museum commissioned Bex to write a book telling the story behind ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’, identifying how the development of the digital age has contributed to the slogan’s popularity.
Bringing the past to life at Manchester Jewish Museum
A mobile application was built to demonstrate how augmented reality could be used to add an element of interactivity, providing users with more information about the artefacts displayed in the Manchester Jewish Museum as well as ‘gamifying’ the visitor experience for children.
Research commissioned by the Welsh Government sheds light on conditions in care sector (2016)
Led by Professor Carol Atkinson, researchers from the Faculty of Business and Law’s Centre for People and Performance recommend increased adoption of secure contracts for the majority of domiciliary care workers and for zero-hour contracts to be used sparingly.
Providing HR Support for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs)
The project, funded by the JP Morgan Foundation and delivered through CIPD, pilots interventions designed to release the potential of SME workforces through better people management strategies and practices.
Ticketing and touting: what is a ticket and when can it be traded
The relationship between sports fans and tickets to sporting events is legally and culturally ambiguous. This ambiguity manifests itself in perceptions of what a ticket is and what can, or cannot, be done with it.