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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

Event to showcase how academic research can benefit Birmingham businesses

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Cutting-edge research from Birmingham Business School will be on show next month at a unique interactive event aimed at the local business community. The Birmingham Means Business showcase will demonstrate how academic research can help businesses and voluntary organisations in the region take advantage of a booming local economy.
Date:
27/10/2014
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News from School of Social Policy

New publication: Commonplace Diversity: Social relations in a superdiverse context

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Dr Susanne Wessendorf, Marie Curie Research Fellow at the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS), has a new book published entitled 'Commonplace Diversity: Social relations in a superdiverse context'.
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 3: courage

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Written by Catherine Staite. Leadership is not a sprint – it's a marathon. You are in it for the long haul and that is why courage is so important. Maya Angelou argued that courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently and that is certainly evident in the role of chief executive. Not only do you need to keep yourself going through challenging times, you also need to be able to demonstrate courage to your staff and members. If you falter, so will they.
Date:
31/10/2014
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