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As Christmas 'clicks-in' on-line, is any festive cheer left for the High Street?

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Professor Isabelle Szmigin discusses the threat to the High Street from the growth of online shopping.
Date:
17/12/2012

UK universities embrace the free, open, online future of higher education

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Students from the UK and around the world will have free access to some of the country's top universities thanks to FutureLearn Ltd, an entirely new company being launched by The Open University (OU). The universities of Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, East Anglia, Exeter, King's College London, Lancaster, Leeds, Southampton, St Andrews and Warwick have all signed up to join FutureLearn.
Date:
14/12/2012

UK universities embrace the free, open, online future of higher education

Description
Students from the UK and around the world will have free access to some of the country's top universities thanks to FutureLearn Ltd, an entirely new company being launched by The Open University (OU). The universities of Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, East Anglia, Exeter, King's College London, Lancaster, Leeds, Southampton, St Andrews and Warwick have all signed up to join FutureLearn.
Date:
14/12/2012

Guest Lecture from Nobel Prize Winner Announced

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Recent Nobel Prize Winner, Professor Al Roth provides an open, guest lecture for the University of Birmingham's College of Social Sciences on Monday 4th February 2013.
Date:
13/12/2012

Robot buddies enter the classroom

Robot buddies enter the classroom
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Robots have been helping researchers at the University improve social interaction and communication with autistic children in the school classroom.
Date:
05/12/2012

New music building is opened in style

New music building is opened in style
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420 staff members, supporters and friends of the University gathered at the brand new Bramall Music Building at the end of November for a once-in-a-lifetime performance to officially open the state-of-the-art music facility.
Date:
03/12/2012

University's Lapworth Museum wins heritage lottery grant and seeks volunteers to help shape its redevelopment

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The Lapworth Museum of Geology at the University of Birmingham has been awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund Development grant of £130,000 to progress plans to apply for a full grant for a major redevelopment project to create a significantly improved visitor experience and widen its access to young people, the public, and schools.
Date:
15/11/2012

Alumni news: New Anglican Bishop

Alumni news: New Anglican Bishop
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The Rev Leon Golding (MA Philosophy) has been made the new Anglican Bishop for the MoBay region of Jamaica
Date:
05/10/2012

University of Birmingham sees impressive league table rise

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The University of Birmingham has been shortlisted as University of the Year in The Sunday Times University Guide 2013 and ranked at 13th overall in the UK, a rise of 12 places
Date:
28/09/2012

University of Birmingham sees impressive league table rise

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The University of Birmingham has been shortlisted as University of the Year in The Sunday Times University Guide 2013 and ranked at 13th overall in the UK, a rise of 12 places
Date:
28/09/2012

Birmingham Fellow developing new treatment for breast cancer

Birmingham Fellow developing new treatment for breast cancer
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A researcher at the University is pioneering a new approach to breast cancer research, seeking to combat the increasing resistance to treatments of the disease that claims around 11,000 lives annually.
Date:
25/09/2012

University builds country's first hydrogen powered train

University builds country's first hydrogen powered train
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A hydrogen powered locomotive, the first of its kind to run in the UK, has been developed by the University of Birmingham as part of a competition organised by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
Date:
25/09/2012

Expert panel debates Olympic legacy

Expert panel debates Olympic legacy
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"Will London 2012 'inspire a generation' and be the first Olympics to deliver a participatory legacy?" was the theme of an open debate at the Bramall Music Building.
Date:
07/08/2012

Exclusion of Muslim sportswomen highlighted

Exclusion of Muslim sportswomen highlighted
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The limited participation of Muslim sportswomen in international sport is highlighted in a new paper by Birmingham academics.
Date:
01/08/2012

Honorary graduands for July 2012

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A former Conservative Home Office Minister and the Director of the BBC National Orchestra are amongst those who will be given honorary degrees at the University of Birmingham graduation ceremonies in July 2012. Ann Widdecombe and David Murray join 15 honorary graduands and more than 5000 students who will collect their degrees at 18 ceremonies in the University's iconic Great Hall (4th – 12th July).
Date:
28/06/2012

Shakespeare Institute turns 60

Shakespeare Institute turns 60
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Last month, current and past students of the Shakespeare Institute came together in Stratford-upon-Avon to celebrate the 60th birthday of the Institute, looking back on a diamond collection of memories.
Date:
07/06/2012

Find out how electricity and hydrogen are transforming the waterways

Find out how electricity and hydrogen are transforming the waterways
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The Department of Metallurgy and Materials invites you to a one-day workshop on the application of electricity and hydrogen to waterways transportation.
Date:
07/06/2012

Birmingham launches new Public Service Academy

Birmingham launches new Public Service Academy
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The University of Birmingham has long been known for its world-leading expertise in the reform of public services and has recently established the Public Service Academy which seeks to build on this expertise and provide a platform for strategic interaction with a range of national and international public service partners.
Date:
07/06/2012
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