UK Class in Classics Report 2024

The UK Class in Classics Report (2024) is here. It is based on the UK Class in Classics Survey which we ran from late 2022 to early 2023. This had a total of 1,206 respondents and revealed class disparities across student and staff bodies. We have now analysed the data and the results are here READ MORE

Speaking Out About How We Speak

35% of university students feel self-conscious about their accent. 33% of university students are worried their accent could affect their ability to succeed in the future. A whopping 56% of university students from the north of England have had their accent mocked in a social setting.[1]Erez Levon, Devyani Sharma and Christian Ilbury (2022) ‘Speaking up: Accents READ MORE

Pandemic inequalities

by Lilah Grace Canevaro and Mirko Canevaro The CUCD has recently published Pandemic Stories, a report based on a survey that ran from September 2021 to November 2022. The survey collected experiences of scholars of the ancient Mediterranean world (Classics and Ancient History) in the UK during the Covid-19 pandemic. It was aimed at classicists and READ MORE

We need to talk about money: what the cost-of-living crisis means for working-class classicists

In recent months, news headlines have increasingly focused on the experiences of those affected by the cost-of-living crisis and university students (and, in many cases, staff) are no exception. In July 2022, a survey by the National Union of Students (NUS) found that 11% of students and apprentices have sought support from food banks, with READ MORE