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 08 February 2016

Rockwood Academy pupils pay an inspiring visit to Birmingham Business School

On Thursday 4 February, pupils from Rockwood Academy visited the University of Birmingham to find out what it is like to study and work here. The aim of the visit was for the pupils to see and experience the diversity of learning opportunities and different learning spaces available to them.

Posted 04 February 2016

Having it all

Very few of us will pack as much into a week as alumna Sara Hartill (BSc Business Management with Communications, 2013) who regularly combines multi-million pound property sales with red carpet reviews and radio shows. Your e-Network speaks to her about a very busy three years since graduation.

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School of Education

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School of Government and Society

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School of Social Policy

Posted 10 February 2016

The collapse of Kids Company - a settling of accounts

Kids Company, the high profile charity founded in 1996 by Camila Batmanghelidjh to work with severely disadvantaged young people, became insolvent and closed its doors in August 2015. This came after an apparent stand-off with the UK government over funding, close media attention and finally the announcement of a police investigation over allegations of physical and sexual abuse at the charity.

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