1. Literature Review: Best Practice in Career Guidance Services
    Jun 2016

    SQW is working for the Skills Funding Agency to deliver a Best Practice Programme for the National Careers Service in England. A series of best practice literature reviews of ‘what works’ in the effective delivery of career guidance services have now been published as a key part of the underpinning evidence base for the programme.
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  2. Evolution of the High Performance Technology and Motorsport Cluster
    May 2016

    SQW – working with Dr Nick Henry and Dr Tim Angus – has completed a study of the high performance technology and motorsport cluster. The study was commissioned by MEPC, working with a wider group of private and public sector partners and sponsors
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  3. Making the Infinite Countable? Challenges When Evaluating Innovation Policy
    May 2016

    SQW presented at the UK Evaluation Society 2016 Annual Conference on the challenges in evaluating innovation policy. The presentation drew on a range of work undertaken by SQW including evaluation studies on collaborative R&D, investments in innovation infrastructure and demand-side innovation policies.
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  4. Evaluation of Start-Up Loans - Year 1
    Mar 2016

    The Start-Up Loans programme aims to encourage entrepreneurship across the UK, increasing the rate of business creation, and improving business survival. The British Business Bank has published the results of the first year of a longitudinal evaluation of the programme led by SQW.
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  5. Evaluation of the UK Futures Programme
    Mar 2016

    The UK Commission for Employment and Skills’ UK Futures Programme encourages an R&D approach to skills development and application in the workplace. SQW is evaluating the programme, focussing on identifying what has worked (or not). The first suite of outputs from the evaluation have now been published
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