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Community Action and Social Media Research

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The Third Sector Research Centre at the University of Birmingham is researching the use and non-use of social media for community action among community groups in England.
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21/04/2015

Paid leave to volunteer: A lesson in economic geography

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The Conservative Party has suggested that people who work in businesses with at least 250 employees should be entitled to 3 days paid leave each year in order to volunteer.
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21/04/2015

CHASM intern wins CISI award

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CHASM intern from the School of Social Policy is one of the 2015 winners of CISI Educational Trust Awards.
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21/04/2015

Blog: Translating the multi-lingual City book review

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TLANG Blog from Professor Mike Baynham, University of Leeds.
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21/04/2015

Four years after West bombed Gaddafi, chaos rules in Libya

Four years after West bombed Gaddafi, chaos rules in Libya
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Written by Professor Paul Jackson. The rapid escalation this year in the numbers of people drowned as they flee in leaky boats across the Mediterranean is a direct consequence of the conflict in Iraq, Syria and north Africa, specifically Libya – where the implications of the Western intervention are playing out in the deaths of thousands, whether from the violence itself or as they try desperately to escape to safety.
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21/04/2015

University School is 'top' of its class

University School is 'top' of its class
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The pioneering University of Birmingham School, which opens to its first pupils in September, was officially 'topped out' on Friday (17 April) as it reached the highest point in its construction.
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20/04/2015

From Gratitude to Service: Engagement, Influence and Impact

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New report out detailing the impact, influence and reach of the Jubilee Centre's work to date.
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20/04/2015

Why the British election should be more like a student ballot

Why the British election should be more like a student ballot
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Written by Chris Game, Honorary Senior Lecturer, INLOGOV. Wednesday April 15 is Democracy Day. It's the start of the final coordinated push before the 2015 voter registration deadline on April 20. It was organised, like February's National Voter Registration Day, by Bite the Ballot, a not-for-profit community movement that aims to encourage young people in particular to reject Russell Brand's baleful "stop voting" gospel and make their votes count.
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20/04/2015

Devolution and Social Policy after the 2015 General Election

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On Friday 20th March Prof. Mark Drakeford, previously of Cardiff University but now the Assembly Member for Cardiff West, and Minister for Health and Social Services at the Welsh Government, was invited by the Welfare Futures research group to discuss devolution post-2015 election.
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20/04/2015

Decades after the civil war, wives of missing men in Lebanon continue to suffer – report

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The wives of the missing and disappeared in Lebanon continue to suffer serious social, psychological, legal and financial effects on their lives and the lives of their children, says a new report.
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20/04/2015
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