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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Business School
Government and Society
Social Policy


News from Business School

Musicalisation of Running: Experiencing Pleasurable Escape

Dr. Finola Kerrigan discusses the role of music with regards to running, and how some may use it to create soundscapes in order to enhance their running experience.
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News from School of Social Policy

Operation Trojan Horse: Examining the 'Islamic takeover' of Birmingham schools

It is believed that at least 25 schools in Birmingham are now being investigated in response to allegations of what the media and city council are routinely describing as 'takeover' bids by 'hardline Muslims'. Dr Chris Allen contributes to the latest Birmingham Brief.
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News from School of Education

In conversation with Professor Peter Davies

Professor Peter Davies discusses 'Why do politicians stand back from the school gates only to turn up in the classroom?'
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News from School of Government and Society

When I arrived in 1964, the Social Sciences buildings were very new. I returned in 1999, when my daughter was visiting potential universities, and it looked very down-at-heel. One of the great advantages of CREES was having our own library, which served as both a study area and a social centre - a common room of sorts - where students from all the years mixed and chatted.
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