News in the School of Social Policy

This is the latest news from the School of Social Policy, its Departments and Research Centres.

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Challenges for Simon Stevens

Challenges for Simon Stevens
Description
As Simon Stevens starts work as the new Chief Executive of the NHS, the Health Services Management Centre asked people from the health policy community and beyond for a brief summary of his key challenges.
Date:
01/04/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

Generation Rent: Facing the Challenges of Private Rental Expansion in Birmingham

Description
All are welcome to this open seminar, the eighth hosted by the Housing and Communities Research Network. It will be held on Tuesday 29 April 2014 from 4.15 until 5.30 in Room 710 of the Muirhead Tower, University of Birmingham.
Date:
31/03/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

Government Workshop with Baroness Warsi

Description
Students from the 'Doing of Not Doing God: religion, policy and politics' third year Social Policy undergraduate module were given the opportunity to meet and hear Baroness Sayeeda Warsi speak about the role and relevance of different religious communities in the city of Birmingham.
Date:
31/03/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences, Students

What can the UK teach Canada about private health care?

What can the UK teach Canada about private health care?
Description
Established shortly after the NHS, Canadian Medicare has been evolving since the 1950's, with its current principles and structure lain in place by the Canada Health Act of 1984.
Date:
27/03/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

How financially inclusive is our society?

Description
Professor Karen Rowlingson, Director of the Centre on Household Assets and Savings Management (CHASM), recently took part in an 'Understanding Society podcast'.
Date:
27/03/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Spain's Moroccan enclaves

Description
Dr Nando Sigona, from the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) was interviewed on recent migrants' irregular crossings in Spain's Moroccan enclaves on ITN's YouTube channel 'Truthloader'.
Date:
26/03/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Budget 2014

Description
Professor Karen Rowlingson, Director of the Centre on Household Assets and Savings Management (CHASM), responds to George Osborne's 2014 budget, and how it might impact on ordinary people, in her recent contribution to the Birmingham Perspective.
Date:
26/03/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Another killing in British detention: Who was Alois Dvorzac?

Description
Dr Nando Sigona, Birmingham Fellow at the Institute for Research into Superdiversity, University of Birmingham,, contributes to 'Open Democracy' in an article entitled 'Another killing in British detention: Who was Alois Dvorzac?'
Date:
19/03/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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