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Friday 5th February 2016

David Cameron's focus on Black & minority ethnic student access is a modest but welcome first step

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Earlier this week, David Cameron stunned those of us committed to campaigning for race equality. He dared name discrimination – "overt, unconscious, institutional" - as an issue facing Black and minority ethnic populations in the criminal justice system, the armed forces, and - significantly - UK universities.
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Friday 5th February 2016
Thursday 28th January 2016

Year of the Monkey heralds golden opportunity for Chinese research partnerships

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As we enter the Chinese Year of the Monkey in 2016, a new year brings fresh opportunity for the UK to continue building its relationship with China in many areas, not least academic research.
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Thursday 28th January 2016
Thursday 21st January 2016

The Fall in the World Oil Price and its Implications for the UK Economy

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The world oil price is now about $30 a barrel. In the summer of 2014, it was well over $100 a barrel. This decline was almost completely unpredicted, but it now seems likely that with, inter alia, a large quantity of Iranian oil about to hit the world market, the price will stay low for some time to come. But what are the implications of this?
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Thursday 21st January 2016
Thursday 14th January 2016

Mental health care is still awaiting its revolution

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This week David Cameron announced the government's intention to invest almost £1billion in mental health services in an attempt to revolutionise treatment. The pledge, though welcome for increasing mental health funding and keeping mental health on the political agenda, does not sound like the revolution we were expecting.
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Thursday 14th January 2016
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