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TSRC and NCVO receive funding to continue work on third sector evidence base

Description
The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) and the Third Sector Research Centre (TSRC) are to create a data resource that will improve the evidence base for the voluntary sector, particularly in relation to its finances and resources over the past decade.
Date:
26 March 2015

Tenant involvement could save millions says Minister, Stephen Williams

Description
Professor David Mullins joined over 100 leading figures from the tenants movement and social landlords in the Jubilee Room at the House of Commons recently, to launch a major new report on the business benefits of social landlords' involving their tenants in decision making and service provision.
Date:
26 March 2015

New superdiverse entrepreneurs

Description
Read the latest in the IRiS Working Paper Series, 'Superdiverse Britain and new migrant enterprises'.
Date:
24 March 2015

Birmingham Brief: Child protection system does not need a political game of 'tough and tougher'

Description
Professor Sue White, Professor of Social Work (Children and Families) in the School of Social Policy, writes for the 'Birmingham Brief'.
Date:
12 March 2015

Superdiverse! The challenges of a new paradigm for research and practice

Description
Susanne Wessendorf, Marie Curie Research Fellow at the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) to give keynote lecture at forthcoming conference in The Hague.
Date:
12 March 2015

Voices of Birmingham Bullring markets

Description
A new video has been released by the TLANG research team, entitled 'Voices of Birmingham Bullring Markets'.
Date:
11 March 2015
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IASS Events

The regul(aris)ation of payday lending in the UK: a new welfare safety net?

Date
05 May 2015 (12:30-13:15)
Location:
Room 710 Muirhead Tower
Description
CHASM Seminar, 'Can lending and borrowing be responsible?'
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Research, Social Sciences

Embracing the potential of arts-based approaches within the social sciences

Date
12 May 2015 (14:00-16:00)
Location:
Muirhead Tower, Room 415
Description
This seminar, aimed at postgraduate students and academics, aims to reflect on the difference a critical arts-based approach might bring to social sciences research.
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Social Sciences

Professor John Mohan: Inaugural Professorial Lecture

Date
13 May 2015 (16:30-18:00)
Location:
G15, G15 - Muirhead Lecture Theatre
Description
Professor John Mohan, Inaugural Lecture.
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Research, Social Sciences

Hidden Assumptions and Broken Promises? - Decoding Housing Policy Discourse

Date
19 May 2015 (16:15-17:45)
Location:
Room 710 Muirhead Tower
Description
This Housing and Communities Research Network Seminar features Dr James Gregory as guest speaker.
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Research, Social Sciences
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