DPhil student Rosa von Gleichen is heading to the British Academy in London tonight for the awards ceremony for the Economic and Social Research Council's 'Better Lives' writing competition. The competition celebrates ESRC-funded students who have written in an engaging and accessible way about how their research can contribute to 'better lives' around the world.
Rosa is the only Oxford student who made it onto this year's list of 12 finalists, with her piece based on her current research. Rosa says: "Behind the phrase "work-family conflict" are a wealth of stories of regret, broken relationships, and unfulfilled potential. As explained in my shortlisted piece, my PhD work can contribute to the development of better work-family policies. Done well, such policies can help minimise work-family conflict and help many millions lead better lives."
We wish Rosa the very best at tonight's ceremony, and we will link to her piece when it is published on the ESRC website.