Events in the School of Government and Society

Undergraduate Open Days for 2015IDD Guest Seminar Series 2014/15POLSIS Seminar Series 2014/15

Keep up to date with the latest news and events from around the school and the wide-ranging projects our staff and students get involved with.

Forthcoming events

You Talk, they listen: immigration

You Talk, they listen: immigration

Date
Monday 27th April 2015
Location:
Birmingham Business School, G12, University of Birmingham
Description
Immigration is now one of the most important issues for voters ahead of the 2015 General Election. Join host Rick Edwards and a panel of experts and Guardian writers as we explore the issue and ask where do each of the political parties stand on immigration?

School of Government and Society - Seventh Annual Postgraduate Colloquium

Date
Wednesday 29th April 2015
Location:
Muirhead Tower, Room 429
Description
This all day event is a brilliant opportunity for staff and students to find out what the School's PhD students are working on, as well as an opportunity for all our PhD students and staff to get together and discuss ongoing research.
The British General Election: Perspectives and Prospects

The British General Election: Perspectives and Prospects

Date
Wednesday 29th April 2015
Location:
Arts Building - Lecture Room 1
Description
Speakers: Nicholas Allen (Royal Holloway, London), John Bartle (Essex), Peter Kerr (POLSIS). Chair: Tim Haughton.
50 Years of German-Israeli Relations: Reflections on History, Memory and International Politics

50 Years of German-Israeli Relations: Reflections on History, Memory and International Politics

Date
Tuesday 12th May 2015
Location:
Muirhead Tower G15
Description
IGS Symposium. Speakers: Lorena De Vita (Aberystwyth University); Harald Kindermann (former FRG Ambassador to Israel); Shimon Stein (former Israeli Ambassador to the FRG); Ruth Wittlinger (University of Durham)
Emancipation without agenda? – The recovery of non-Western subjecthood and its implications for the study of world politics

Emancipation without agenda? – The recovery of non-Western subjecthood and its implications for the study of world politics

Date
Thursday 14th May 2015
Location:
Muirhead Tower, Room 417
Description
This is a School of Government and Society event intended to initiate and deepen inter-disciplinary discussion on recent developments in academia and international politics.
Executive Programme in Strategic Commissioning (5 day course)

Executive Programme in Strategic Commissioning (5 day course)

Date
Tuesday 16th June 2015
Location:
Edgbaston Campus
Description
16-18 June and 13, 14 July 2015. This Executive Programme in Strategic Commissioning focuses directly on the current challenge of coping with public service funding cuts at a time of rising service needs and expectations.
Undergraduate Open Day

Undergraduate Open Day

Date
Friday 26th June 2015
Description
Our Undergraduate Open Days offer you the perfect opportunity to hear first-hand from our current undergraduates and teaching staff about living and learning at Birmingham. You will be able to tour the campus and accommodation, and speak to us about everything from our courses, finance, support services, careers, sports and much much more.
Chairing Scrutiny

Chairing Scrutiny

Date
Friday 26th June 2015
Location:
Edgbaston Campus, University of Birmingham
Description
Chairing Scrutiny is different from chairing traditional service committees - putting even experienced service chairs at a disadvantage. The seminar will explore the skills required to support good scrutiny and the special demands it makes on those who take the chair.
Undergraduate Open Day

Undergraduate Open Day

Date
Saturday 27th June 2015
Description
Our Undergraduate Open Days offer you the perfect opportunity to hear first-hand from our current undergraduates and teaching staff about living and learning at Birmingham. You will be able to tour the campus and accommodation, and speak to us about everything from our courses, finance, support services, careers, sports and much much more.
Scrutiny of Commissioning and Contracts

Scrutiny of Commissioning and Contracts

Date
Tuesday 30th June 2015
Location:
Edgbaston Campus, University of Birmingham
Description
This seminar is designed for both councillors and officers to identify the salient issues and learn of good practice from other authorities.
Scrutiny in Times of Austerity

Scrutiny in Times of Austerity

Date
Monday 6th July 2015
Location:
Edgbaston Campus, University of Birmingham
Description
This seminar is designed for both councillors and officers to identify the salient issues and learn of good practice from other authorities.
Undergraduate Open Day

Undergraduate Open Day

Date
Saturday 12th September 2015
Description
Our Undergraduate Open Days offer you the perfect opportunity to hear first-hand from our current undergraduates and teaching staff about living and learning at Birmingham. You will be able to tour the campus and accommodation, and speak to us about everything from our courses, finance, support services, careers, sports and much much more.
Undergraduate Open Day

Undergraduate Open Day

Date
Saturday 17th October 2015
Description
Our Undergraduate Open Days offer you the perfect opportunity to hear first-hand from our current undergraduates and teaching staff about living and learning at Birmingham. You will be able to tour the campus and accommodation, and speak to us about everything from our courses, finance, support services, careers, sports and much much more.
Certificate in Overview and Scrutiny (3 day course)

Certificate in Overview and Scrutiny (3 day course)

Date
Wednesday 4th November 2015
Description
This three day programme works through the stages and techniques of the scrutiny process, and the ways in which it may be used both to hold executives to account and to develop policy. It may be used as an induction and training in the principles of good scrutiny for those who are new or relatively new to the topic (including an update on issues for scrutiny raised by new legislation and the Coalition's approach to local government). It will also assist those with experience of scrutiny to develop their skills and improve their practice.

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