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Sociology - Speed Networking Event

Sociology - Speed Networking Event
Description
Sociology hosted a careers networking event on the (01 February 2014). This event provided current students with the opportunity to meet students who have recently graduated from Sociology at Birmingham and learn first-hand from them about the kinds of careers they have followed since then.
Date:
Wednesday 5th March 2014

IDD PGR podcast: Cultural Trauma, Youth and Class: Reflections on Fieldwork with Tibetan Refugee Youth

IDD PGR podcast: Cultural Trauma, Youth and Class: Reflections on Fieldwork with Tibetan Refugee Youth
Description
Speaker: James Connell, PhD researcher, International Development Department, University of Birmingham
Date:
Thursday 27th February 2014

ICCS seminar series podcast: Strategy a History

ICCS seminar series podcast: Strategy a History
Description
On the 24th February 2014 Sir Lawrence Freedman launched his latest book (Financial Times book of the year 2013) as part of our ICCS Seminar Series. This event took place in the Business School at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
Wednesday 26th February 2014

IDD Launch New Module on Disability

IDD Launch New Module on Disability
Description
IDD launches new PG module in 'Disability and Development' on campus and via distance learning.
Date:
Friday 21st February 2014

50 faces of CREES #51 - Liz Wyman (Nee Armitage) 1989-1994

50 faces of CREES #51 - Liz Wyman (Nee Armitage) 1989-1994
Description
I am one of a small group of CREES undergraduates. I studied for a BA in Russian and Russian Studies so my time in CREES was combined with language and literature in the Russian Department. I floated between the Ashley Building and the Muirhead Tower with just a few stop offs in the Mermaid Bar in between.
Date:
Thursday 13th February 2014

IDD Guest seminar podcast: Development Strategies and Theories - A Perspective from Tanzania

IDD Guest seminar podcast: Development Strategies and Theories - A Perspective from Tanzania
Description
Speaker: Dr Andrew Coulson, Institute of Local Government Studies, University of Birmingham.
Date:
Wednesday 12th February 2014

Student Report: Paula Stoleru, Internship at the Birmingham City Council (2013)

Student Report: Paula Stoleru, Internship at the Birmingham City Council (2013)
Description
I feel that any career in the public sector requires an understanding of the complexities hidden within every society. When I started the internship at the Birmingham City Council I realised I knew nothing about what makes Birmingham so unique although it had been two years since I first moved to this city.
Date:
Tuesday 11th February 2014

Student Report: Sajidah Ali, Level 1 Ibn Jabal Arabic course (2013)

Student Report: Sajidah Ali, Level 1 Ibn Jabal Arabic course (2013)
Description
Over the summer, I undertook a three week Level 1 Ibn Jabal Arabic course, with the financial help of POLSIS. In a nutshell, the course redefined for me the meaning of the word intense.
Date:
Tuesday 11th February 2014

Student Report: Anna Goodman, The Civitatis International Global Thinking Summer School (2013)

Student Report: Anna Goodman, The Civitatis International Global Thinking Summer School (2013)
Description
This summer I was accepted on to a five day programme with the global policy think tank- Civitatis. The Global Thinking Summer School was aimed at future leaders, and was design to help prepare and equip us for a career in policy and politics. There were no more than 10 students per summer school and it was based in the centre of the City of London with one day on the 37th floor of One Canada Square in Canary Wharf (incredible views).
Date:
Tuesday 11th February 2014

Student Report: Charlie Winch, internship at the Westminster based think-tank the Institute of Economic Affairs (2013)

Student Report: Charlie Winch, internship at the Westminster based think-tank the Institute of Economic Affairs (2013)
Description
The IEA is the UK's original free-market thinktank and its mission statement is "to improve understanding of the fundamental institutions of a free society by analysing and expounding the role of markets in solving economic and social problems". Andrew Marr credited the institute with being "...undoubtedly the most influential think tank in modern British history".
Date:
Tuesday 11th February 2014
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