A FAIR approach to research

Researchers from across the social sciences and humanities at London Metropolitan University will enjoy more resources thanks to a new initiative.
Date: 06/11/2012

Researchers from across the social sciences and humanities at London Metropolitan University will enjoy more resources thanks to a new initiative.  

The Faculty Advanced Institute for Research (FAIR) has been established in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities to encourage further collaboration between the Faculty’s six research institutes. 

Nearly forty researchers and administrators have been brought together by FAIR, which aims to make social justice research a priority.  

“The idea is to create a more common sharing of resources and to give our researchers the opportunity to promote their work to a wider audience in London and beyond,” said Professor Steve Jefferys, Director of FAIR.

“It also encourages closer links between research and teaching in the Faculty.”

To celebrate the launch of FAIR, a number of events are planned on the 22 November, including seminars, lectures and film screenings in the Tower Building, Holloway campus. A photography exhibition will also be installed in the Faculty. 

Designed and written by Sylvie Contrepois, a Reader in the Working Lives Research Institute, the long-term exhibition, called ‘Sphere’, explores the theme of identity.

“The photographs will highlight the importance of research in the Faculty, both externally and internally,” added Professor Jefferys.

FAIR is currently working on 27 different projects worth £3.5m, reflecting the quality of research being done in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities at London Met. With emphasis now being placed on stronger collaboration and interdisciplinary support, it seems the Faculty’s research output will only get better. 

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