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Prehistoric super salamander was top predator, fossils suggest

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A previously undiscovered species of crocodile-like amphibian that lived during the rise of dinosaurs was among Earth's top predators more than 200 million years ago, a study shows.
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25/03/2015

Sustaining the social and intellectual capital for mental health transformation

Sustaining the social and intellectual capital for mental health transformation
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Karen Newbigging reports on her amazing week, a fortnight ago, energised by the compassion, commitment and tangible developments for improving our approach to mental health.
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24/03/2015

Individual Service Funds

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HSMC hosts a successful national event exploring the potential of Individual Service Funds in health and social care.
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24/03/2015

New superdiverse entrepreneurs

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Read the latest in the IRiS Working Paper Series, 'Superdiverse Britain and new migrant enterprises'.
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24/03/2015

Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - March 2015

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From 'doing cold smarter' to Mars One Mission...
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24/03/2015

Educating China's elderly to fight obesity in the young

Educating China's elderly to fight obesity in the young
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Academics from the University of Birmingham, UK are engaging with grandparents in China, to help tackle the increasing problem of obesity amongst Chinese children in a trailblazing public health programme.
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24/03/2015

Launch of resources to support the right to be heard for people detained under the Mental Health Act

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The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), together with the University of Central Lancashire and support from Health Services Management Centre (HSMC) , have launched a suite of resources to ensure that people detained under the Mental Health Act have access to Independent Mental Health Advocate (IMHA) services.
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23/03/2015

Distinguished Leaders Series: Stephen Collins

Distinguished Leaders Series: Stephen Collins
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On 11 March Stephen Collins, Group Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director at SG Hambros Bank Limited, delivered a guest lecture as part of Birmingham Business School's Distinguished Leaders Series. Stephen drew on his extensive experience to give an overview of what it takes to be an effective leader.
Date:
20/03/2015

Blog: Queen Cersei and the evaporating Revenue Support Grant

Blog: Queen Cersei and the evaporating Revenue Support Grant
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Written by Chris Game, Visiting Lecturer at INLOGOV. Next week is the last week of Hilary Term, or revision week at the end of Spring Term, as it's known here at the UoB and most other universities who feel no great affinity to the probably inappropriately named 4th Century St Hilarius of Poitiers. Over the many years in which I lectured undergraduates, I used rather to like it: end of the course/module in sight, legitimate chance to share and spread gossip about approaching local elections, lecture attendances boosted by students desperate for exam hints. Plus, nowadays, plenty of discussion-prompting visual aids – one of which is the pretext for this blog.
Date:
20/03/2015
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