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University of Birmingham academics examine effects of integrating workplace wellbeing activities into organisations

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Academics from Birmingham Business School and the School of Health and Population Sciences at the University of Birmingham have been awarded funding for a new project with Health Exchange, a leading health and wellbeing organisation in Birmingham.
Date:
09/10/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

Revelation of Tesco accounting error may have done new board a favour

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There is a long history of companies misstating their financial position and performance, and on Monday Tesco plc became the latest with its announcement that it had overstated its half-year profit forecast by £250 million. This revelation, arising from information provided by an internal whistle-blower, resulted in an 11 per cent reduction in the supermarket giant's share price, putting the share value at an 11-year low. How can an error this large have occurred?
Date:
25/09/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

MPs launch sustainability commission in parliament

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On Tuesday 9 September launched the Sustainability Commission with Professor Brammer providing an overview of what the Commissioners are looking to achieve; and Adam Elman, Global Head of Delivery: Plan A at Marks & Spencer, speaking about Marks & Spencer's approach to sustainability envisaged through its Plan A 2020 commitments.
Date:
17/09/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

Ice bucket good, neknomination bad? It's all just self-promotion

Ice bucket good, neknomination bad? It's all just self-promotion
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This article appears as part of a larger article, "Ice bucket good, neknomination bad? It's all just self-promotion" on 'The Conversation'; an independent source of news and views, sourced from the academic and research community and delivered direct to the public.
Date:
27/08/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

The University of Birmingham celebrates its best ever performance in the National Student Survey

The University of Birmingham celebrates its best ever performance in the National Student Survey
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The National Student Survey (NSS) has awarded the University of Birmingham an overall satisfaction mark of 89%, up from 88% for the past two years and a rise of five places among Russell Group institutions.
Date:
19/08/2014
Categories:
Arts and Law, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Social Sciences, Students, Teaching, Vice Chancellor

New Head of College takes up post

New Head of College takes up post
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We are delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Saul Becker to the post of Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Social Sciences. Saul will join us in August 2014.
Date:
05/08/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

"Ideological Dissent in Downsian Politics" research podcast with Dr Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay

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In this latest podcast, Dr Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay discusses his research that looks at factors that play apart in politics, voting and the government.
Date:
31/07/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Professor Roger Backhouse elected as a Fellow of the British Academy

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At its recent Annual General Meeting, the British Academy elected 42 highly distinguished UK academics from 19 universities as Fellows, in recognition of their outstanding research. Among the distinguished academics was the Department of Economics Professor Roger Backhouse.
Date:
31/07/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences
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