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The ESRC Festival of Social Science, which takes place in November, highlights some of the leading social science research taking place within the field of Social Science with free  lectures, workshops, seminars, exhibitions and other events being held around the country to offer an insight into how social science research impacts on our lives. 

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News from Business School

A Corporate Agenda for Change

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Even the most ardent critics of UK business would find it hard to argue that firms' attitudes and activities towards enterprise diversity have remained unchanged in the last decade. Through a range of national and local initiatives from the public sector and trade associations, as well as the work of businesses themselves, attitudes have changed.
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27/10/2014
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News from School of Social Policy

Opting out of Meditterranean rescue condemns desperate migrants to death

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The UK government is seeking to defend its decision not to support rescue missions for migrants making the dangerous crossing to Europe via the central Mediterranean - Dr Nando Sigona writes in 'The Conversation'.
Date:
29/10/2014
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News from School of Education

Education and awareness needed to combat 'global epidemic' of liver disease

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Despite significant advances in our knowledge of how to diagnose and treat chronic liver disease, we are currently experiencing a global epidemic in cases. In Europe alone, 29 million people suffer from chronic liver disease, and this rapid upward trend is reproduced in England, where liver disease is one of the leading causes of premature mortality.
Date:
30/10/2014
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News from School of Government and Society

Blog: Preaching to the choir: reflections on key leadership skills for local authority chief executives – part 2: charm

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Written by Catherine Staite. Charm is shorthand for a sophisticated set of skills which enable you to make new connections and solve old problems. Charm is about much more than being nice in a superficial way – otherwise known as 'smarm'. If you don't have real charm then just be gruff and honest. Everyone will understand. Smarm, on the other hand, will simply breed distrust.
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28/10/2014
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