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Safe-setting Christmas Closure Dates 2016

The safe-settings for the LSs will be closed over the Christmas and New Year period as follows:

  • NILS-RSU: closed 16th December, then 23rd December to 2nd January inclusive
  • CeLSIUS/ONS LS VML: closed 24th December to 2nd January inclusive
  • SLS-DSU: closed 21st December to 3rd January inclusive

Published on 13 December 2016
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SLS-DSU Safe-setting closure 26th/27th October 2016

The SLS safe-setting at Ladywell House will be closed on Thursday 26th and Friday 27th October 2016. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Published on 24 October 2016
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SLS research to feature at forthcoming AQMeN seminar

SLS research by Prof Cristina Iannelli is to feature in a forthcoming seminar hosted by AQMeN and The Scottish Government Education Analysis Division. Prof Iannelli’s research explored the role of subject choices in secondary education on further education studies and labour market outcomes – you can find out more about the project and links to slides and outputs from the SLS project page

The forthcoming seminar on Mon 13th June is entitled “The Future of Education Data in Scotland” and will cover data from pre-school to higher education. It offers an opportunity to see how others have used education data in their work, to find out what data is available and how to request access and to consider how the rich store of data available could be used for research and for improvement.

To find out more about the event and book a place visit the Eventbrite page.

Published on 20 May 2016
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May Day safe-setting closures

Researchers are reminded that the safe-settings and VML for SLS, NILS and ONS LS will be closed on Monday 2nd May for the May Day holiday. CeLSIUS and the VML settings will also be closed on Friday 30th April.

The safe-settings will re-open on Tuesday 3rd May.

Published on 25 April 2016
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CALLS Hub Research Brief 3 now published: Long term health and socioeconomic outcomes for NEETs

The latest CALLS Hub Research Brief is now available, and was written by Zhiqiang Feng and colleagues from SLS-DSU. The brief summarises work from research commissioned by the Scottish Government on risk factors and outcomes for young people not in education, employment or training (NEET).

“In this project we explore consequences and risk factors of young people not in education, employment or training (NEET) over the past two decades. The project uses the Scottish Longitudinal Study (SLS) which links anonymised individual records from the 1991, 2001 and 2011 Censuses and a wide range of data from administrative sources. We find that being NEET is associated with adverse socioeconomic and health outcomes over the following 20-years. Individual, family, school and area-level factors are found to predict the likelihood of being NEET.”

Read the brief in full

Published on 18 April 2016
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Easter closure dates 2016

The safe-settings will be closed for the Easter break as follows:

  • SLS-DSU closed Fri 25th and Mon 28th March
  • NILS-RSU closed Mon 28th and Tues 29th March
  • CeLSIUS closed Fri 25th to Wed 30th March inclusive; VML closed Fri 25th and Mon 28th, though CeLSIUS support staff unavailable until Thurs 31st March

Published on 21 March 2016
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RSU Christmas Closure Dates 2015

The Research Support Units will be closed to researchers over Christmas and New Year as detailed below. On behalf of the RSUs and the CALLS Hub team we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a peaceful and joyful 2016!


The safe-setting will be closed from Wed 23rd Dec until Fri 1st Jan. It will re-open on Mon 4th Jan.


The Ladywell safe-setting will be closed from Wed 23rd Dec until Fri 1st Jan, re-opening Mon 4th Jan.

CeLSIUS and the VML (ONS LS)

CeLSIUS will close from Thurs 24th Dec until Fri 1st Jan. The VML is closed from Fri 18th Dec to Fri 1st Jan inclusive. CeLSIUS and the VML reopen Mon 4th Jan.

Published on 22 December 2015
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UK LS Roadshow research presentations available to download

Research presentations from our UK LS Roadshows are now available to download! Keep an eye on our Twitter feed for announcements about our Welsh Roadshow event coming early next year.

Aberdeen & Glasgow Roadshow slides:

  • Protective effects of nurses’ health literacy: evidence from the Scottish Longitudinal Study (Dr Ian Atherton, Edinburgh Napier University)
  • NEETs in Scotland: a longitudinal analysis of health effects of NEET experience (Dr Zhiqiang Feng, University of Edinburgh)
  • Population Ageing in Scotland: Implications for Healthcare Expenditure Projections (Dr Claudia Geue, University of Glasgow)
  • How spatial segregation changes over time: sorting out the sorting processes (Prof Nick Bailey, University of Glasgow)
  • Using the Scottish Longitudinal Study to analyse social inequalities in school subject choice (Prof Cristina Ianelli, University of Edinburgh)
  • Inequalities in young adults’ access to home-ownership in Scotland: a widening gap (Prof Elspeth Graham, University of St Andrews)

Bristol Roadshow slides:

  • Family size and educational attainment in England and Wales (Prof Tak Wing Chan, University of Warwick)
  • Overall and Cause-specific Mortality differences by Partnership status in 21st Century England and Wales (Sebastian Franke, University of Liverpool)
  • Ethnic differences in intragenerational social mobility between 1971 and 2011 (Dr Saffron Karlsen)

Published on 27 November 2015
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Scottish Herald picks up on SLS NEETs project

The Scottish Herald today posted an article on the final report of the SLS project “Risk factors and consequences of young people not in education, employment or training (NEET)” which was presented to the Scottish Government. Zhiqiang Feng and his team found that being NEET after leaving school was a strong predictor for poorer health and unemployment 10 years later.

Scottish Herald: Study finds that teenage ‘neets’ are scarred for life

Zhiqiang also presented his findings at our recent Scottish Roadshows, and you can download his slides.

Published on 13 November 2015
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UK LS Roadshow 2015!

This year, CALLS Hub is hosting a series of Roadshows across the country to reach out to potential new LS users. Come along and find out more about our work, hear researchers share their results and speak to members of all three RSU teams!

For more info and to book tickets:

  • Mon 26th October, Aberdeen
  • Wed 28th October, Glasgow
  • Tues 10th November, Bristol
  • Jan 2016, Wales (details to follow)

Published on 8 September 2015
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