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Researchers from The College of Law and Criminology at Swansea University were featured at this year’s The Times Cheltenham Science Festival, alongside well known academics, scientists and personalities including Robert Winston, Alice Roberts, Richard Dawkins, Rory Cellan-Jones, Jon Culshaw and David Baddiel.
The University is an Associate Partner of the prestigious science festival, which ran from Tuesday 7 June until Sunday 12 June and at this year’s festival, organisers have selected two of the University’s innovative and exciting research areas to feature in in the diverse programme of events.
Professor Tracey Sagar and Debbie Jones from the College of Law and Criminology discussed their major study, The Student Sex Work Project, at the BBC Science Zone. Professor Sagar said: “Our research aims to promote dialogue, challenge stereotypes and raise safety awareness around students and sex work. The study suggests that more than a fifth of students consider sex work to fund their studies – and with increased calls for decriminalisation, the industry is receiving growing attention.”
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Emma Nehemiah, Swansea University’s Research Marketing and Public Engagement Officer said: “Events like the Cheltenham Science Festival are a showcase for the world-class research that happens at Swansea University. At Swansea, we promote a thriving interdisciplinary research environment which allows research without boundaries, to flourish in order to meet the big challenges of today which do not respect the artificial boundaries between traditional disciplines.”
Learn more about The Times Cheltenham Science Festival here
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