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POLSIS Academic Edits Annual Review of the European Union

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The latest JCMS Annual Review of the European Union co-edited by Tim Haughton of POLSIS for the past nine years has just been published.
Date:
16/08/2017

Young victims of cyberbullying twice as likely to attempt suicide and self-harm, study finds

Young victims of cyberbullying twice as likely to attempt suicide and self-harm, study finds
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Children and young people under-25 who become victims of cyberbullying are more than twice as likely to enact self-harm and attempt suicide than non-victims.
Date:
16/08/2017

Study by the Centre for Research in Race & Education (CRRE) highlights race inequality in GCSE results

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The introduction of tougher GCSE benchmarks for schools has had "a marked regressive and racist impact" that "served to maintain black disadvantage", according to research from the Centre for Research in Race & Education (CRRE).
Date:
11/08/2017

Podcast: Roundtable: The UK terror attacks

Podcast: Roundtable: The UK terror attacks
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Between March and June 2017, the UK suffered four separate terrorist attacks in Westminster, Manchester, London Bridge and Finsbury Park which killed 36 people and injured over 200. The Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security (ICCS) at the University of Birmingham brought together a cross-college panel of experts to address issues of radicalization, security and foreign policy, policing and intelligence, and counter-terrorism legislation. The panel explored the possible motivations for the attacks, review counter-terrorism policy in view of the uncertain state of UK domestic politics, and discuss how to mitigate the likelihood of similar attacks in the future.
Date:
09/08/2017

The economic black hole at the heart of the shift to electric vehicles

The economic black hole at the heart of the shift to electric vehicles
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John Bryson and Tasos Kitsos in the Conversation: The implications, economic and otherwise, of this massive policy change are only beginning to sink in.
Date:
07/08/2017

Jubilee Centre contributes to DfE Report on Character

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The Jubilee Centre has made a major contribution to two new reports launched by the Department for Education (DfE).
Date:
04/08/2017

Devolution, batteries and Brexit

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´╗┐In a speech entitled 'Boosting earning power everywhere' the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Greg Clark, unveiled some big plans whilst visiting the University of Birmingham.
Date:
02/08/2017

Here's what the care homes of the future should look like

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With everything from shops and salons to cinemas and cycling, Paul Burstow discusses a new scheme encourages residents to take control of their lives by designing care homes.
Date:
02/08/2017

Still staying underground? Informal work, small firms and the National Living Wage

Still staying underground? Informal work, small firms and the National Living Wage
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"How are small firms actually implementing the National Living Wage (NLW)? Will the NLW and accompanying efforts to boost enforcement shock errant firms into compliance? And what distinguishes compliant from non-complaint firms?" CREME Director Monder Ram in the Business School Blog.
Date:
01/08/2017
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