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Birmingham and five partner universities win ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership

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The Midlands Graduate School, a partnership between Birmingham, Warwick, Nottingham, Aston, Leicester and Loughborough universities, has been awarded a Doctoral Training Partnership, the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has announced.
Date:
15/08/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Volunteering later in life can enhance mental health and wellbeing

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Becoming a volunteer later on in life can result in good mental health and wellbeing, according to researchers from the University of Birmingham and the University of Southampton.
Date:
09/08/2016
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Research, Social Sciences

Social media sites obstruct children's moral development, say parents

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More than half of UK parents think popular social media sites hamper their children's moral development, according to a poll commissioned by researchers at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
14/07/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Youngest siblings more likely to go into business, study finds.

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New research into birth order effects has found that the last-born children of non-entrepreneurial parents are more likely to go into business than first-borns.
Date:
14/07/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Lack of trust in police means Muslim parents won't speak of Syria-bound youngsters

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Lack of trust in police means Muslim parents won't speak of Syria-bound youngsters. New research from the University of Birmingham and Birmingham City University has found that Muslim parents view police with caution, a lack of trust and say they would not speak out if their children travelled to Syria.
Date:
11/07/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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