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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

Go Further, Faster on Devolution to Create Better Jobs Nationwide, Urges All Party Group Connecting Universities to Business Event

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As part of the Connecting Universities to Business Event, Professor Simon Collinson, Dean of Birmingham Business School, delivered a speech on 'Universities as drivers of high-value growth'.
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16/12/2014
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News from School of Social Policy

Housing and Communities Research Network Seminar - 12 January 2015

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All are welcome at the next Housing and Communities Research Network Seminar, which will be held on Monday 12 January 2015 in Room 710, Muirhead Tower (4.15-5.45).
Date:
18/12/2014
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News from School of Education

The Colour of Class: the educational strategies of the Black middle classes

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This new book draws on qualitative data from nearly 80 Black Caribbean middle-class parents. The interviews reveal how these parents attempt to navigate their children successfully through the school system, and defend them against low expectations and other manifestations of discrimination
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03/12/2014
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News from School of Government and Society

Blog: The journey to the common: what is the role of the voluntary sector?

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Written by Anna Coleman and Julia Segar. A recent publication by the New Local Government Network (NLGN) looked at how local councils are preparing for the future and suggests depressingly that "there is simply no way that local government can reach 2018 let alone 2020 while still delivering the full range and quality of services currently on offer"(p6). Simply put, we have an ageing population, with associated increasing demand for care services and draconian cuts in council budgets.
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12/12/2014
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