To help navigate the winter, look after our own well-being and contribute to that of others, SQW is today launching a challenge to support the mental health charity, Mind.
The Office for Students and Research England launched the £10m ‘Student Engagement in Knowledge Exchange’ competition to develop the evidence base on the nature of, and benefits from, student engagement in knowledge exchange activities. SQW has been appointed to conduct an evaluation of the competition.
SQW led the National Evaluation Panel which evaluated the progress and impact of long-term devolved Investment Funds in ten local areas across the UK. In May 2020, the outcome of the first Gateway Reviews confirmed that sufficient progress had been made to support the next tranche of funding, unlocking over £500m of funding to support local economic growth priorities across three areas.
The UK faces dual policy requirements for improved business productivity and progression to a low carbon economy to achieve Net Zero by 2050 or earlier. SQW is currently working on a study exploring how productivity measures could be redefined for Cleantech SMEs to reflect environmental outcomes and stimulate more low carbon impact investing.
Advancing Dental Care (ADC), led by HEE's Dental Deans, is a programme of work that was established in 2017 to develop a dental education and training infrastructure that supplies a dental workforce with the skills to respond to the changing oral health needs of patients and services. This is aligned with the vision set out in the NHS Long Term Plan, which includes action on supporting the health of the population through a focus on prevention and reducing health inequalities. ADC has been identified as a key enabler for delivering the dental workforce objectives that were laid out in the NHS Interim People Plan. This includes the exploration of more flexible dental training pathways to enhance recruitment and retention within the NHS, exploring new skill-mix models and working towards addressing geographical workforce shortages.