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Bristol-led research group publishes HE pandemic article

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Richard Watermeyer, project PI

Press release issued: 5 July 2021

Watermeyer RDF project publishes latest research

The publication, published in the British Journal of Sociology of Education, focuses on UK universities' reponse to the pandemic. The work originates in a WUN-funded project, led by Professor Richard Watermeyer of the School of Education. His team's project website can be seen here

The paper shows that for academics, an adjustment to institutional life under COVID-19 has been dramatic and resulted in the overwhelming majority making a transition to prolonged remote-working. Many have endured significant work intensification. Others find their jobs are under threat. The impact of the pandemic is transformative, and, unfortunately, negative on the whole. The article draws on the responses of more than 1000 academics in the.

Read the full article here.