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Should we stay or should we go? Immigration, Brexit and the status quo

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The desire to reduce immigration to the mythical tens of thousands promised by the Coalition and subsequent Conservative administrations, through regaining control of borders allegedly governed by Europe, was largely featured in the first call for an in/out EU referendum, and later in the lobbying of the Leave campaign. There are a range of possible scenarios in the event of a vote to stay in the EU or to leave, but whatever the outcome of the referendum, it is likely there will be little change in net migration figures.
Date:
19/05/2016

Should we stay or should we go? Immigration, Brexit and the status quo

Description
The desire to reduce immigration to the mythical tens of thousands promised by the Coalition and subsequent Conservative administrations, through regaining control of borders allegedly governed by Europe, was largely featured in the first call for an in/out EU referendum, and later in the lobbying of the Leave campaign. There are a range of possible scenarios in the event of a vote to stay in the EU or to leave, but whatever the outcome of the referendum, it is likely there will be little change in net migration figures.
Date:
19/05/2016

Addressing the challenges facing urban areas

Addressing the challenges facing urban areas
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As part of the RCUK Urban Living initiative Dr Peter Lee and Professor Jon Sadler have been successful as co-investigators in securing EPSRC Urban Living Partnership funding (£400k).
Date:
19/05/2016

Memorandum of Understanding signed between British Geological Survey and University of Birmingham

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The British Geological Survey and the University of Birmingham have signed a formal Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen future collaboration and open new opportunities for research.
Date:
19/05/2016

Professor Jeannette Littlemore awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship

Professor Jeannette Littlemore awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship
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Professor Jeannette Littlemore (PI), Dr Paula Perez-Sobrino (Post-doctoral Fellow) and Dr David Houghton (Co-I) have been awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship, for the project 'Exploring Multimodal Metaphor and Metonymy in Advertising' (EMMA).
Date:
19/05/2016

The Bank of England is right to intervene in the Brexit debate

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Mark Carney's job is to identify threats to Britain's economy. Brexit is exactly that. Written by Professor Tony Yates.
Date:
18/05/2016

Dr Rex Ferguson awarded an AHRC Networking Grant

Dr Rex Ferguson awarded an AHRC Networking Grant
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Dr Rex Ferguson has been awarded an AHRC Networking Grant, for the project 'The Art of Identification'.
Date:
18/05/2016

Movement and social interaction in individuals with autism

Movement and social interaction in individuals with autism
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A review article recently published by Dr Jennifer Cook looks at movement kinematics and social cognition in individuals with autism.
Date:
18/05/2016

Birmingham water experts help China clean sewage treatment

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Experts at the University of Birmingham have developed a unique device that could help to make wastewater treatment plants in China run more effectively – cutting costs and emissions of planet-warming greenhouse gases.
Date:
17/05/2016

Resident-led plans and reviews

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This film records how people in Big Local areas are planning to make their community a better place to live.
Date:
17/05/2016
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