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.
News from Business School
- Over 200 graduands in Singapore have received their master and bachelor degree scrolls at the University of Birmingham-SIM degree congregation which took place on Friday 7 November. The ceremony marked 21 years since the University of Birmingham first began delivering business education in Singapore.
News from School of Social Policy
- This new article released online for the Journal of Ethnic and Migration studies uses maternity services as a vehicle for exploring the experiences of new migrants and the barriers they encounter when seeking to engage with welfare services in superdiverse neighbourhoods. The article highlights widespread concerns in terms of equality of access and outcomes which are likely to extend beyond maternity services to other forms of welfare and are particularly worrying in relation to asylum seekers, failed asylum seekers and family/spousal migrants.
News from School of Education
- Matthew Scurfield and the Maltese actress and TV presenter Clare Agius gave a dynamic and engaging performance of 'I Could Be Anyone: Life With Dyslexia' for staff and students at the School of Education in November, followed by a question and answer session with Professor Jane Martin and Professor Julie Allan.
News from School of Government and Society
- Written by Dr Andrew Nickson. The terrible Ebola tragedy has spawned massive coverage in the world's media of Sierra Leone and Liberia – with harrowing images of victims, relatives, health workers, doctors, and aid agency staff. Yet one key 'stakeholder' in the fight against Ebola has been notably missing from this coverage – the government of both countries. Most of us would be hard pressed to name the presidents of either country* as they have been almost invisible, and the same goes for their respective health ministers.
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