SERIO and Buckman Associates publish new research on the economic impact of Superfast Cornwall
14/11/2013A team led by SERIO and including experts from across Plymouth University, in collaboration with Buckman Associates, are working with the Cornwall Development Company (CDC) to provide an independent assessment of the impact of Superfast Cornwall.
SERIO leads Devon County Council’s Workforce Skills Research Programme 2013-16
11/11/2013Devon County Council has appointed SERIO to run a ‘Workforce Skills Research Programme’ spanning a three-year period from April 2013 to March 2016.
Exeter City Council Workforce Skills Business Survey
11/11/2013Exeter City Council commissioned SERIO to conduct a telephone survey with 248 Exeter-based businesses between July and August 2013.
SERIO manage large-scale Return to Practice (Nursing) Placement Survey
11/11/2013The South West Strategic Health Authority (SHA) commissioned Plymouth University’s Faculty of Health, Education and Society to review the implications of supporting returning to nursing students.
Market research to support the Real Ideas Organisation
11/11/2013The Real Ideas Organisation, a Community Interest Company that uses social enterprise to create new opportunities for young people and adults, approached SERIO to conduct some market research.
SERIO Explores Attitudes to Higher Education amongst Students, Pupils and Parents
16/10/2013SERIO has been commissioned by the Combined Universities in Cornwall (CUC) to undertake a study of awareness, perceptions and attitudes towards higher education in Cornwall amongst students, pupils and parents.
SERIO working with Literature Works (formerly Cyprus Well) to better understand the literary sector
15/10/2013SERIO has been commissioned by Literature Works to produce a series of reports aimed at getting to grips with how the sector is defined and funded.
SERIO supports Plymouth Fairness Commission
15/10/2013SERIO has been commissioned to undertake research on behalf of Plymouth Fairness Commission.
A Growth Prospectus for Taunton
15/10/2013SERIO has been commissioned by Taunton Deane Borough Council and Somerset County Council to produce an ‘audit’ of Taunton.
SERIO evaluate initiatives for SHINE50Plus
04/10/2013Shine was one of 37 organisations selected by the Big Lottery to partake in the Daily Mail Silver Dreams Project in 2012.
SERIO project manage the Social Enterprise University Enterprise Network's Evaluation of the Higher Education Support Programme
01/10/2013The Social Enterprise University Enterprise Network (SE-UEN) were commissioned in Autumn 2012 to evaluate the Higher Education Support Programme led by UnLtd and funded by HEFCE.
SERIO support the Northern Devon Employment & Skills Board to research skills in North Devon and Torridge
01/10/2013SERIO were commissioned by the Northern Devon Employment & Skills Board to provide the skills and expertise required to enable them to survey businesses in North Devon and Torridge.
SERIO to Carry Out Market Research for the Royal Society of Chemistry
31/10/2012SERIO have recently been commissioned to carry out a national study of the challenges facing SMEs in the chemical science industry and their support needs.
Informing the IET: SERIO to Conduct Research on the 'Intelligent Future Cities' Concept
24/10/2012SERIO has been commissioned by the Institute of Engineering and Technology to conduct research that provides a robust evidence base to support its public engagement activity in relation to Intelligent Future Cities.
SERIO to develop an Index of Culture for Plymouth
17/10/2012This project builds on SERIO’s existing cultural impact studies and comes at an exciting time for the City, in the midst of bold developments to the ‘cultural offer’.
Screening for Anal Cancer: SERIO to Review Literature for UK National Screening Committee
16/04/2012SERIO has been commissioned by the UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC) to review the research available on screening for Anal Cancer. The UK NSC advises Ministers and the NHS in the four UK countries about all aspects of health screening.
SERIO wins funding from Vice-Chancellor's Community Research Awards
02/04/2012SERIO is delighted to have won funding from the Vice- Chancellor’s Community Research Awards to help the Real Ideas Organisation (RIO) understand the impact of professionalised student volunteering.
SERIO increases its Portfolio of Research on behalf of Making Local Food Work
21/02/2012SERIO has recently been commissioned by Making Local Food Work to explore the economic impact of community food enterprises.
The Cornwall Enterprise Programme: SERIO to underpin economic regeneration activities with business informed research
21/02/2012SERIO is now beginning the research element of the Cornwall Enterprise Programme, which is a business improvement initiative, funded by ERDF Convergence and HEFCE.
SERIO to conduct research for the Social Enterprise University Enterprise Network
21/02/2012SERIO is carrying out a literature review on behalf of the Plymouth University led Social Enterprise University Enterprise Network (SE-UEN).
Beacon South West Business Barometer Survey
21/02/2012Working alongside Beacon South West, SERIO recently completed a business barometer survey for Beacon which captured the views of high growth businesses in the region.
Screening for Physical Activity Levels: SERIO to Review Literature for National Screening Committee
07/12/2011SERIO has been commissioned by the UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC) to review the research available on The General Practice Physical Activity Questionnaire (GPPAQ).
SERIO wins Dairy Cooperative Survey for the Fifth Year Running
07/11/2011SERIO has just been commissioned to conduct a membership and provision survey for Milk Link, one of the UK’s dairy cooperatives. The research will include the delivery of a telephone survey amongst 300 farmers who are all members of Milk Link.
Opportunity for Free Research with Plymouth University…
28/09/2011Plymouth University has launched its 2011-12 Community Research Awards. The Awards provide community groups, charities and social enterprises with an opportunity to find out more about an issue or topic relevant to their organisation.
Research by SERIO on Behalf of Plymouth University Continues to Inform the Higher Education Sector
04/07/2011An article published in the Guardian by Kim Catcheside highlights warnings raised by Plymouth University in light of changes in the fees structure and new global competition.
Social Enterprises: SERIO Article in Public Servant
20/06/2011An article looking at the factors needed to support growth for social enterprises has been published in Public Servant. The article focuses on research by SERIO which evaluated the impact of specialist support for social enterprises.
America's Cup Will be a Welcome Boost to the Economy
07/06/2011In September 2011 Plymouth will be hosting the second round of the America’s Cup World Series, renowned for being the world's most prestigious sailing event.
New Version of the Magenta Book Launched
01/06/2011HM Treasury has just launched the new revised version of The Magenta Book. This guidance covers all aspects of evaluation and is suitable not just for policy makers but any organisation contemplating undertaking or commissioning an evaluation.
SERIO Research Helps the Blue Mile Expand
26/04/2011SERIO was commissioned to conduct a socio-economic assessment of the inaugural Blue Mile event in Plymouth in July 2010. Following on from the success of the event and the research findings, it has just been announced that it will become a national event.
ESF Evaluation in the Isles of Scilly
20/04/2011SERIO has been commissioned to undertake an evaluation of the ESF Progressive Isles Project in the Isles of Scilly.
SERIO in Times Higher Education
17/03/2011An article about how universities are positioning themselves in the emerging higher education marketplace, based on research by SERIO, features in today's Times Higher Education.
SERIO in Public Servant
22/02/2011An article examining the potential for a private sector-led economic recovery in Plymouth, based on research by SERIO, was published in the March issue of Public Servant.
Devonport Impact Assessment
11/02/2011SERIO, in partnership with Plymouth University Business School and ekosgen, has been commissioned to assess the socio-economic impact of the recent Strategic Defence and Security Review on Plymouth and the surrounding area.
Design of the Times
10/01/2011SERIO are conducting a longitudinal evaluation of the Design of the Times (Dott) programme, to assess its impact on Cornwall.
Grassroots Grants Evaluation
04/01/2011SERIO were commissioned in January 2011 to evaluate Grassroots Grants, a small grant giving programme, administered by the Devon Community Foundation.
25/11/2010SERIO have recently won funding from the Plymouth University Community Research Awards to help Macmillan Cancer Support investigate how to identify, attract and retain good quality volunteers.
Rural Enterprise SolutionsThe Rural Enterprise Solutions project aims to provide knowledge and information, as well as facilitating networking between farmers, rural businesses and communities.