News in the School of Social Policy

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

News

Paid leave to volunteer: A lesson in economic geography

Description
The Conservative Party has suggested that people who work in businesses with at least 250 employees should be entitled to 3 days paid leave each year in order to volunteer.
Date:
21/04/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

CHASM intern wins CISI award

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CHASM intern from the School of Social Policy is one of the 2015 winners of CISI Educational Trust Awards.
Date:
21/04/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Blog: Translating the multi-lingual City book review

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TLANG Blog from Professor Mike Baynham, University of Leeds.
Date:
21/04/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Devolution and Social Policy after the 2015 General Election

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On Friday 20th March Prof. Mark Drakeford, previously of Cardiff University but now the Assembly Member for Cardiff West, and Minister for Health and Social Services at the Welsh Government, was invited by the Welfare Futures research group to discuss devolution post-2015 election.
Date:
20/04/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Election Perspective 2015: Shaping the debate

Description
As the 2015 General Election approaches, academics at the University of Birmingham are contributing to the debates that will help the public decide where their vote should go in what promises to be one of the closest elections in decades.
Date:
16/04/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Defending Welfare – Birmingham Academics comment on the last five years of the Coalition

Description
In the lead up to the 2010 Election the Social Policy Association (SPA) published In Defence of Welfare - a commentary on challenges facing any incoming government. For the 2015 election In Defence of Welfare 2 has now been launched: and Birmingham academics are some of the main contributors to the series of short essays.
Date:
15/04/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Admission impossible? Reducing emergency hospital admissions for older people

Description
Since the winter, the issue of pressure on A&E and emergency hospital admissions has been centre stage in the media and in political debate. While the Conservatives claim that the NHS is safe in their hands, Labour argue that the health service is in crisis.
Date:
15/04/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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