Our ESRC-funded research aims to increase understanding of how digital technologies are changing work and the implications for employers, workers, job seekers and governments.

Digit Debates Autumn Series

Sign up for our Autumn Term series of Digit Debates.

Register for this term’s online seminars from leading thinkers discussing the impact that digital technologies are having on the world of work.

Topics range from the gender pay gap in an online labour market to whether workers need a legal right to disconnect.

Latest news

£123,000 awarded in Digit Innovation Fund Round 2

28 July 2021

Projects awarded funding include research into the deployment of digital technologies in social care work and exploring disability, neurodiversity and remote working.

Rural co-working spaces workshop

1 July 2021

A Digit-funded research project investigating the role of coworking spaces in digital rural futures has held a workshop with over 50 operators, policymakers and researchers.

Initial research findings presented: Digitalisation of Employment Services

14 June 2021

Associate Professor Jo Ingold presented initial findings from the UK phase of the Digitalisation of Employment Services research at the National Employment Services Conference in Canberra on 9th June.

Forthcoming events

3 November 2021

techUK’s Nimmi Patel presents her Digit Debate on developing an inclusive agenda for digital futures at work.

10 November 2021

Digit’s Steve Rolf and Marc Meryon from Eversheds Sutherland present their Digit Debate on digital platforms and the future of social employment protections

17 November 2021

In this Digit Debate, Verena Weber, Head of the Communication Infrastructures and Policy Unit at the OECD, discusses current state of communications infrastructures and the policies that can help expand network coverage and quality.  

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