Thu 07 October, 2021
Modern slavery of children & young people to be tackled through research

The University of Bedfordshire and charity ECPAT UK (Every Child Protected Against Trafficking) have been announced as research partners, spear-headed by Modern Slavery and Human Rights Policy and Evidence Centre (Modern Slavery PEC).

Tue 31 August, 2021
Study to improve care for patients at risk of prescription medication dependence

Researchers at the University of Bedfordshire are leading an eighteen-month study that aims to improve patient care for people prescribed medication with a risk of dependence.

Wed 30 June, 2021
Opinion: Upholding the rights of care leavers during the Covid-19 pandemic

An academic from the University of Bedfordshire has penned an article for Care Talk magazine about the findings from an ongoing care leaver research project.

Wed 02 June, 2021
Flexible and creative adaptations to services but ‘care gaps’ persist

Following the UK government’s announcement of £51 million in new social care funding (24th May), researchers at the University of Bedfordshire have completed the first stage of a study investigating the support available to care leavers during the pandemic – with emerging findings highlighting that Covid-19 has heightened the challenges facing young people leaving care.

Wed 19 May, 2021
Fieldwork begins on £1.9 million safeguarding project

A young person safeguarding project involving the University of Bedfordshire has begun its second stage of research following the assignment of six case study sites based across the UK.

Fri 30 April, 2021
Global reality of forced migration made accessible in new book

A University of Bedfordshire academic has published a book based on three decades of experience and research into the complexities of human displacement, which aims to accessibly aid the knowledge and understanding of global migration for students, policy makers and the general public.

Fri 29 January, 2021
Short film showcases impact of University research

The University of Bedfordshire has produced a video to shed light on the impact its market-leading research and knowledge exchange has on student progression, the economy and wider community.

Wed 20 January, 2021
Academic calls for better understanding of gang-related mental health

A long-standing lecturer from the University of Bedfordshire has flagged the need for a better understanding of the mental health issues of gang-involved young people.

Fri 18 December, 2020
Human Rights academic evaluates multi-million pound Child Trafficking Protection Fund

An academic from the University of Bedfordshire has just finished evaluating a £2.2 million UK Government programme which provides NGO funding and tests innovative approaches to the care and support of trafficked and exploited children worldwide.

Thu 17 December, 2020
University Institute launches series of webinars about Forced Migration

Researchers and academics at the University of Bedfordshire are hosting a series of collaborative webinars focusing on Forced Migration, with the first event taking place on Friday 18th December – International Migrants Day.

Thu 03 December, 2020
University to investigate the impact of Covid-19 on young care leavers

A team of academics from the University of Bedfordshire have secured £297k of funding to study how teenage care leavers have been impacted by the knock-on effects of the pandemic.

Wed 29 April, 2020
Children in care are seven times more likely to be imprisoned, University finds

Research conducted by the University of Bedfordshire estimates that children in the care system are seven times more likely to be subject to imprisonment during childhood than those who are not in care, and learn to adopt a ‘survivor mentality’.