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Latest news

The benefits cap doesn't work: here's why

Description
Director of the Centre on Household Assets and Savings Management (CHASM), Professor Karen Rowlingson, writes for the Conversation.
Date:
03 February 2015

New report from CHASM on access to credit

Description
The Centre on Household Assets and Savings Management (CHASM), have published a new report entitled 'Introducing a Time Delay on Access to Credit: Is it just delaying the inevitable?', by Lindsey Appleyard, Jodi Gardner and Karen Rowlingson.
Date:
29 January 2015

Diversity and Superdiversity: Sociocultural linguistic perspectives

Description
Angela Creese and Adrian Blackledge from the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) at the University of Birmingham, are plenary speakers at the 'Diversity and Superdiversity: Sociocultural linguistic perspectives' Conference at Georgetown University, USA, 13-15 March 2015.
Date:
26 January 2015

UPWEB recruiting 5 community researchers

Description
The Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) at the University of Birmingham is looking to train and employ up to five community researchers to work on a new research project looking at the ways that residents of Handsworth and Edgbaston access formal and informal health care services.
Date:
26 January 2015

IRiS researcher to speak at The New School in New York

Description
In February, Dr Nando Sigona is giving a public Lecture at The Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility entitled, 'The Camp as a Space of Political Membership', with discussion from Professor Michel Agier
Date:
26 January 2015

PPE General Election Debates

Description
Social Policy are hosting a series of student-led debates in the run-up to the forthcoming General Election in May 2015.
Date:
26 January 2015
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IASS Events

Mind the (housing) gap: Patterns of family wealth, past, present, future

Date
17 March 2015 (12:30-13:15)
Location:
Room 111 Birmingham Business School
Description
CHASM seminar, 'Mind the (housing) gap: Patterns of family wealth, past, present, future.'
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Research, Social Sciences

Current Research in Superdiversity

Date
17 March 2015 (13:00-16:30)
Location:
Midland Heart 20 Bath Row Birmingham B15 1LZ
Description
At this event, hosted by Midland Heart, you will hear about 10 projects exploring different aspects of superdiversity and migration, many of them in Birmingham.
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Devolution and Social Policy after the 2015 General Election

Date
20 March 2015 (09:30-11:00)
Location:
Room 710 Muirhead Tower
Description
Seminar by Professor Mark Drakeford, on Devolution and Social Policy after the 2015 General Election.
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Social Sciences

TEDx 2015: Britishness, equality and inclusion towards a future manifesto

Date
21 March 2015 (10:00-16:30)
Location:
Aston Webb Building
Description
Social Policy's Chris Allen will be taking part in this year's TEDx event, an opportunity to hear ideas at the pioneering end of research.
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Research, Social Sciences
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