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Birmingham leads on pioneering Student Ambassador programme championing diversity and tackling sexual harassment on campus

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The University of Birmingham and the University of Manchester have been awarded more than £400,000 by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), to develop and pioneer a programme of student ambassadors to help improve diversity and inclusion.
Date:
15/03/2017
Categories:
International, Students

Scientists at Birmingham use trees to help unpick secrets held in archaeological sites

Scientists at Birmingham use trees to help unpick secrets held in archaeological sites
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Researchers at the University of Birmingham will discuss the archaeology of trees, including how a burial date of an Iron Age princess was discovered thanks to tree rings.
Date:
14/03/2017
Categories:
Arts and Law, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Students

Birmingham scores seven Top 50 global hits in subject rankings

Birmingham scores seven Top 50 global hits in subject rankings
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The University of Birmingham is among the top 50 places in the world to study in seven subjects, according to a prestigious global survey of universities.
Date:
09/03/2017
Categories:
International, Students, Teaching

New heights for University accommodation

New heights for University accommodation
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The newest addition to Selly Oak's residential development was officially 'topped out' at a ceremony last week (Wednesday 15 February). The Bournbrook development is part of the University's ongoing commitment to invest in high-quality accommodation in a vibrant community.
Date:
24/02/2017
Categories:
Corporate Services, Sport, Students

"Modern library investment critical to futureproofing research and education in digital era of 'alternative truths'", says Dame Lynne Brindley at the University of Birmingham

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Speaking on the future role of libraries at the opening of the University of Birmingham's brand new, 'transformational' Library on Monday (13 February) Dame Lynne Brindley, Master at Pembroke College, Oxford, and former Chief Executive of the British Library said: "Librarians should work as partners with academics to provide students with frameworks for information literacy, digital fluency and critical judgement skills around the superabundance of unauthenticated data and information swirling around the ether.
Date:
17/02/2017
Categories:
Alumni, Corporate Services, Students, Teaching
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