Each year, Essex County Council sets a research topic to some of the best social science undergraduates at the University of Essex. The Challenge Project acts as an alternative to their individual undergraduate dissertation module in their final year. As a group, the students work together to provide the council with evidence which is academically accredited and cutting edge.
The report was presented to Essex County Council in 2020.
On this page you can find the policy brief developed by the students. In this year the students research focused on deprivation in Essex.
- The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on those in deprived areas
- Employment trends within deprived areas