The LLAKES Centre researches the connections between learning and the promotion of economic competitiveness and social cohesion.
The Centre runs a programme of multi-disciplinary and mixed mode research, which addresses themes of youth, inter-generational mobility, and civic values; learning, work and the economy; and education, inequality and social cohesion.
LLAKES aims to work with policymakers, education and training professionals, employers, trade unions and other interested parties, to improve the way in which national and international research evidence is shared and used.
LLAKES welcomes contributions through its website and attendance at its open seminars from anyone interested in its research programme.
Britain has a large and energetic charitable sector. The word charity conjures up images of community, altruism and help for the vulnerable. Private schools require most pupils to pay fees averaging nearly £13 thousand a year (2014 figures) and largely cater for the children of the very well off. Despite this, many private schools are also charities.Read more