College of Social Sciences

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Generating new knowledge about society and transforming this in ways that improve wellbeing, is central to all work in this research-led College of Social Sciences. Striving to champion new policies and practices, generate considerable investment and maintain relevance to the current world.

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Social Policy

 

News from Business School

Revelation of Tesco accounting error may have done new board a favour

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There is a long history of companies misstating their financial position and performance, and on Monday Tesco plc became the latest with its announcement that it had overstated its half-year profit forecast by £250 million. This revelation, arising from information provided by an internal whistle-blower, resulted in an 11 per cent reduction in the supermarket giant's share price, putting the share value at an 11-year low. How can an error this large have occurred?
Date:
25/09/2014
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News from School of Social Policy

The Individual Service Funds Handbook

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HSMC's Robin Miller is co-author of a new guide to Individual Service Funds (ISFs) – one of the most innovative and least well-developed forms of personal budgets in health and social care
Date:
29/09/2014
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News from School of Education

MOSAIC receives AHRC grant to participate in the Being Human Festival of the Humanities

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MOSAIC receives AHRC grant to participate in two free events as part of the Being Human Festival of the Humanities
Date:
23/09/2014
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News from School of Government and Society

Blog: Local government: keepers of the moral compass?

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Written by Catherine Staite. Barry Quirk's excellent article in the Local Government Chronicle highlighted the often overlooked role of local government as the guardian of pubic ethics.
Date:
30/09/2014
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