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
- Professor Simon Collinson, Dean of Birmingham Business School, has succeeded Professor Edward Peck, Previous Pro-Vice Chancellor and Head of the College of Social Sciences, as the University of Birmingham's representative on the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce Council.
News from School of Social Policy
- The Care Quality Commission yesterday published its annual State of Health Care and Adult Social Care in England. The headline finding was that, despite lots of great practice, the variation in the quality and safety of care in England is too wide and unacceptable.
News from School of Education
- David Gillborn, Director of the Centre for Research in Race and Education, has been named among the authors of 40 landmark studies that have had a significant impact on educational policy, educational practice, research methodology and/or educational theory over the past 40 years. The list has been compiled by the British Educational Research Association (BERA) to mark its 40th anniversary.
News from School of Government and Society
- Written by Professor Stefan Wolff and Professor Tatyana Malyarenko (Professor of Public Administration at Donetsk State Management University). The EU-Asia Summit in Milan, Italy, delivered little, if any, tangible progress to resolve the crisis in Ukraine. Relations between Russia and Ukraine's major European allies remain just a few degrees above a new Cold War-style ice age. And with only a preliminary gas deal achieved between Kiev and Moscow this may be quite literally true for Ukrainians as winter approaches.
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