College of Social Sciences (CoSS)

The College of Social Sciences brings together over 360 academics (including 86 professors) and 264 professional staff across a range of disciplines and interdisciplinary fields. Around 25% of our staff are international and combined with over 42,500 global alumni representing over 185 countries, our work impacts all areas of society grounded in the key disciplines of business, economics, education, government and society, and social policy.

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Birmingham Business School

Posted 27 April 2016

Manufacturing in Greater Birmingham – is it pulling its weight?

Our first guest blog from Patrick Willcocks, policy commentator focused on cities and their economic and environmental policy issues (UrbanPivot); a teaching fellow at the UoB Business school focusing on Europe and regional development and a private consultant working on EU funding and policy.

Posted 26 April 2016

Event report - The Migration and Entrepreneurship International Conference

Read a summary of the Migration and Entrepreneurship International Conference, which was held at the University of Birmingham on the 14 of April 2016. The event was sponsored by DiasporaLink and the European Commission and organised by the Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship (CREME) at Birmingham Business School in collaboration with the Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS).

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School of Government and Society

Posted 05 May 2016

EU Referendum: What the vote is REALLY doing to your STRESS levels?

The question of what the future holds for Britain has caused increased stress levels across the population as uncertain times lie ahead. Express.co.uk spoke with Dr Tereza Capelos, senior lecturer in political psychology at the Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security at Birmingham University and Nick Smith, a certified emotional intelligence coach about the stresses behind the EU Referendum.

Posted 05 May 2016

Student enhancement events - with cake!

POLSIS is a department committed to delivering the best possible learning experience to students and to help students fulfil their potential. The Academic Enhancement and Innovation Working Group, led by Dr Nicole Scicluna and Dr Lorenzo Cladi was pleased to organise yet another great event for the purpose of student enhancement.

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School of Social Policy

Posted 04 May 2016

What is Social Policy?

If you could change one thing? What would it be? This is the question posed in a new promotional video which has recently been produced by the School of Social Policy for its Social Policy undergraduate programmes.

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