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2014: a review of the year

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2014 has been an exceptional year for the University of Birmingham, from discovering previously unknown archaeological monuments at the Stonhenge site to installing Lord Bilimoria of Chelsea CBE as our new chancellor it has been an exciting year.
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17/12/2014

West Midlands Aspiring Directors Programme

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The first cohort of 40 participants on the West Midlands Aspiring Directors programme finished with some creative presentations depicting what they learned on their journey through this 9 month long programme.
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17/12/2014

To build children's character, leave self-esteem out of it

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Professor Kristján Kristjánsson discusses the restrictive focus in character education in 'The Conversation'
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17/12/2014

Go Further, Faster on Devolution to Create Better Jobs Nationwide, Urges All Party Group Connecting Universities to Business Event

Go Further, Faster on Devolution to Create Better Jobs Nationwide, Urges All Party Group Connecting Universities to Business Event
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As part of the Connecting Universities to Business Event, Professor Simon Collinson, Dean of Birmingham Business School, delivered a speech on 'Universities as drivers of high-value growth'.
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16/12/2014

Huge Russian rate hike plays roulette with the economy

Huge Russian rate hike plays roulette with the economy
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Written by Dr Richard Connolly. Russia's Central Bank has raised its key interest rate from 10.5% to 17% in an emergency move that is designed to halt the ongoing collapse of the rouble, which has accelerated in recent weeks. The dramatic intervention comes after the rouble suffered its worst one-day fall since the August 1998 financial crisis.
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16/12/2014

Leadership Development Programme for GPs Mental Health Leads in CCGs

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Accredited by the Royal College of Practitioners, this programme targeted at GP Mental Health Commissioning Leads - in the West Midlands, East Midlands and East of England - started in October 2014. Twenty-eight GPs and two commissioning colleagues are currently taking part in the programme, which is being delivered in Cambridge and Birmingham.
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16/12/2014

Roundtable discussion: All Party Parliamentary Group on Social Work

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The School of Social Policy's Dr Jerry Tew, Reader in Mental Health and Social Work and Head of Education, recently attended a roundtable discussion of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Social Work.
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15/12/2014

HSMC's Jon Glasby chairs the latest Distinguished Speakers Lecture

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HSMC's Jon Glasby was delighted to chair the latest University Distinguished Leaders lecture. While the media and the public can sometimes look to the commercial sector for examples of good leadership, the University was delighted to welcome Una O'Brien, Permanent Secretary of the Department of Health since 2010.
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15/12/2014

The art of door slamming: Compassionate care and leadership

The art of door slamming: Compassionate care and leadership
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I was collecting a parcel from a post office sorting office and watched a receptionist engaged in emotional labour.* She was signing four workmen in, all of whom were belligerent because they were unable to access the site through the most convenient entrance. Each expressed their frustration individually to the receptionist as they signed in, as well as collectively whilst waiting for their colleagues.
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15/12/2014

NatWest Venus Awards Employee of the Year

NatWest Venus Awards Employee of the Year
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Congratulations to Birmingham Business School's Professor Kiran Trehan who was awarded the accolade of 'Employee of the Year'.
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12/12/2014
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