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Baroness Estelle Morris on the politics of education policy: why all the main parties sound the same

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At a time of continuous change, former Education Secretary, Baroness Estelle Morris, will ask whether there is more continuity in the slogans of education policy than the main political parties would care to admit.
Date:
Thursday 27th March 2014
Categories:
Alumni, Social Sciences, Teaching

Work due to commence on the University of Birmingham's £55m sports centre

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The first 50m swimming pool in Birmingham has moved a step closer to reality with the announcement that work will start on the University of Birmingham's new £55m sports centre in April.
Date:
Friday 10th January 2014
Categories:
Alumni, Sport, Students

Four University of Birmingham staff recognised in New Year's Honours

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Pro-Chancellor and chair of the University of Birmingham and former chair of the Student Loans Company, Ed Smith, has been awarded a CBE for services to higher education in the New Year's Honours.
Date:
Thursday 2nd January 2014
Categories:
Alumni, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research, Vice Chancellor

Major £15 million gift to the University of Birmingham enables creation of Forest Research Institute

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A new Institute for Forest Research will be established by the University of Birmingham to study the impact of climate and environmental change on woodlands, and the resilience of trees to pests and diseases, thanks to a transformational gift of £15 million.
Date:
Thursday 7th November 2013
Categories:
Alumni, International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research, Vice Chancellor

University of Birmingham strengthens ties with Delhi Technological University

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The University of Birmingham and Delhi Technological University have signed a new partnership agreement this week promoting collaboration in teaching and research activities. The signing coincides with Vice Chancellor of Delhi Technological University Professor Pritam B. Sharma receiving an honorary doctorate from Birmingham during the degree congregations taking place from 3 to 11 July.
Date:
Thursday 4th July 2013
Categories:
Alumni, Engineering and Physical Sciences, International

University of Birmingham Honorary Graduands for July 2013

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Stand-up comedian, writer and actor, Chris Addison, Polish-English Holocaust survivor, Kitty Hart-Moxon and founder of Moshi Monsters, Michael Acton Smith are amongst those who will be given honorary degrees at the University of Birmingham graduation ceremonies in July 2013.
Date:
Friday 28th June 2013
Categories:
Alumni, Arts and Law, Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Social Sciences, Students

Read around the world with Birmingham at Hay

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From the world's oldest Bible, via the meaning of Hamlet's 'To be or not to be' soliloquy, to the burgeoning popularity of mass reading events; the past, present and future of literature come together in the University of Birmingham's exciting line-up of lectures at this year's Hay Festival.
Date:
Wednesday 22nd May 2013
Categories:
Alumni, Arts and Law, International, Research

Transformational campus development to get underway

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The University of Birmingham's plans for a £175million campusdevelopment project including brand new library and sports centre have beenapproved by Birmingham City Council. This marks thefinal step in the planning stages for a five-year investment in facilities thatwill transform the University's famous Edgbaston campus and extend the servicesavailable to the local community.
Date:
Monday 20th May 2013
Categories:
Alumni, Corporate Services, Students, Teaching
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