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Industry-led campaign launched by the Chancellor to inspire more young people to study maths and physics

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At the launch of a new campaign to boost participation in science, technology, engineering and maths (the 'STEM' subjects) at school and beyond, the government today (7 May 2014) welcomed over 170 leading businesses and institutions offering over 2,000 jobs and apprenticeships.The campaign – called 'Your Life' – was launched by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Rt. Hon. George Osborne MP, and leading entrepreneurs and organisations, including the University of Birmingham.
Date:
07/05/2014
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research, Students, Teaching

Chancellor George Osborne announces 22 new Centres for Doctoral Training

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Postgraduate training in a wide range of engineering and scientific fields important to the UK's economy received a further boost today. Twenty two new Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) were announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, The Rt. Hon George Osborne MP. The University of Birmingham will host one of these of new centres in the area of Formulation Engineering.
Date:
28/03/2014
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research, Students, Teaching

Baroness Estelle Morris on the politics of education policy: why all the main parties sound the same

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At a time of continuous change, former Education Secretary, Baroness Estelle Morris, will ask whether there is more continuity in the slogans of education policy than the main political parties would care to admit.
Date:
27/03/2014
Categories:
Alumni, Social Sciences, Teaching

New First World War community research centre opens at the University of Birmingham

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The University of Birmingham will tomorrow (Friday) launch a centre dedicated to supporting public projects relating to the First World War. It is one of five First World War 'Engagement Centres' around the UK, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).
Date:
20/03/2014
Categories:
Arts and Law, Research, Teaching

80 school children build robots to tackle global challenges at FIRST LEGO League competition

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How do we protect ourselves from natural disasters? How do we rebuild communities struck by natural disasters? These are the subjects of the 2013/2014 Nature's Fury challenge set for 9 to 16 year olds by the FIRST LEGO League.
Date:
07/01/2014
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research, Students, Teaching
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