Events across the college

Keep up to date with the latest news and events from around the college and the wide-ranging projects our staff and students get involved with.

Birmingham Business School events

'International Research Colloquium 'Sustainability, Entrepreneurial Marketing and Marketing Practice in SMEs''

Date
04/09/2014
Location:
Birmingham Business School
Description
Contemporary marketplaces have radically changed, creating paradigm shifts in research which closely engage with entrepreneurship, innovation and marketing as forceful drivers of change. This colloquium encourages debate between researchers, entrepreneurs and policy makers who engage with the new challenges for entrepreneurs and the growing firm in a global climate with increasing market, business and financial constraints.
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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School of Education events

Teaching foreign languages at the university level in the age of globalization: Reflections – refractions – reconsiderations

Date
02/09/2014
Location:
Room 524, School of Education
Description
Professor Heidi Byrnes from Georgetown University will be exploring how the teaching and learning of foreign languages, as contrasted with second languages, especially English as a second language in many parts of the world, is being challenged by phenomena that we associate with the age of globalization, multilingualism, and multiculturalism.
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Social Sciences
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School of Government and Society events

Executive Programme in Strategic Commissioning (5 day course)

Date
29/09/2014
Location:
Edgbaston campus
Description
29, 30 September and 01 October 2014 and 27, 28 October 2014. This Executive Programme in Strategic Commissioning focuses directly on the current challenge of coping with public service funding cuts at a time of rising service needs and expectations.
Categories:
Social Sciences, Teaching

Certificate in Overview and Scrutiny (3 day course)

Date
06 - 08/10/2014
Description
This three day programme works through the stages and techniques of the scrutiny process, and the ways in which it may be used both to hold executives to account and to develop policy. It may be used as an induction and training in the principles of good scrutiny for those who are new or relatively new to the topic (including an update on issues for scrutiny raised by new legislation and the Coalition's approach to local government). It will also assist those with experience of scrutiny to develop their skills and improve their practice.
Categories:
Social Sciences, Teaching
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School of Social Policy events

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