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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

Former Vice President of Chartering and Commercial Operations for BP visits Birmingham Business School

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Kate Ellis, former Vice President of Chartering and Commercial Operations for BP, visited Birmingham Business School this week to share her views on leadership as part of the School's Distinguished Leader Series.
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04/12/2014
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News from School of Social Policy

Australia tweeted #illridewithyou - and showed great solidarity in moment of crisis

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Social Policy's Dr Chris Allen writes for The Conversation, following the hostage taking in Sydney, when thousands of ordinary Australians turned to social media to spread a message of unprecedented tolerance and solidarity.
Date:
16/12/2014
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News from School of Education

Dr Nicola Rollock on BBC R4 Woman's Hour

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Dr Nicola Rollock reviewer on 'Listener Week'
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05/12/2014
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News from School of Government and Society

Blog: The journey to the common: what is the role of the voluntary sector?

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Written by Anna Coleman and Julia Segar. A recent publication by the New Local Government Network (NLGN) looked at how local councils are preparing for the future and suggests depressingly that "there is simply no way that local government can reach 2018 let alone 2020 while still delivering the full range and quality of services currently on offer"(p6). Simply put, we have an ageing population, with associated increasing demand for care services and draconian cuts in council budgets.
Date:
12/12/2014
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