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Life-size T-Rex offers a 'roarsome' start to the University of Birmingham's annual Community Day

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From circus performances, learning to HAKA, funfairs and face painting, to feeling a liver and discovering how the brain works; the sixth annual Community Day kicks off with a bang on Sunday 6 September on the University of Birmingham's Edgbaston campus.
Date:
01/09/2015
Categories:
Arts and Law, Corporate Services, Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Social Sciences

Chinese and Western music styles combine for unique performance workshop

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A musical fusion of traditional Eastern and Western styles will be heard at the University of Birmingham, presented by Chinese music scholar, Professor Haisheng Li. Professor Li from Guangxi Arts Institute, China is a master of the di (Chinese bamboo flute), the xiao (Chinese vertical bamboo flute) and the xun (a clay based ancient instrument).
Date:
17/08/2015
Categories:
Arts and Law, International

Birmingham Qur'an manuscript dated among the oldest in the world

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A Qur'an manuscript held by the University of Birmingham has been placed among the oldest in the world thanks to modern scientific methods.
Date:
22/07/2015
Categories:
Arts and Law, International, Research

Graduate employability continues to rise at Birmingham

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The University of Birmingham has been named among the top five UK institutions for graduate employment. Data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) shows that almost 87 per cent of Birmingham's leavers were in graduate-level jobs or further education within six months of graduating. These figures from the 2014/15 academic year are the University's strongest results yet and place Birmingham fourth nationally for graduate employment.
Date:
21/07/2015
Categories:
Alumni, Arts and Law, Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Social Sciences, Students

Grandparents' affection piling on the pounds in Chinese children

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New research published has revealed that affection from grandparents towards their grandchildren may play a major role in contributing to the childhood obesity pandemic in China. A study by the University of Birmingham (UK) shows that grandparents tend to indulge, overfeed and protect grandchildren in their care from physical chores, thus increasing their risk of obesity.
Date:
17/07/2015
Categories:
International
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