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
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Social Policy

 

News from Business School

Revelation of Tesco accounting error may have done new board a favour

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There is a long history of companies misstating their financial position and performance, and on Monday Tesco plc became the latest with its announcement that it had overstated its half-year profit forecast by £250 million. This revelation, arising from information provided by an internal whistle-blower, resulted in an 11 per cent reduction in the supermarket giant's share price, putting the share value at an 11-year low. How can an error this large have occurred?
Date:
25/09/2014
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News from School of Social Policy

NHS Management Training Scheme voted UK's most popular graduate scheme by the Guardian and by 27,000 students

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HSMC provides the educational component of the NHS Management Training Scheme (MTS) - voted the UK's most popular scheme in 2014-15 by over 27,000 students in The Guardian's annual UK 300 survey.
Date:
01/10/2014
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News from School of Education

CRRE @ BERA 2014

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Members of the Centre for Research in Race & Education to present research findings at the annual meeting of the British Educational Research Association (BERA) in London.
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03/09/2014
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News from School of Government and Society

The Conversation: China and India's border dispute rises to dangerous new heights

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Written by Dr Tsering Topgyal. On September 19 the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, concluded a three-day trip to India. As he set off to meet Narendra Modi, Xi wrote in The Hindu that China and India "need to become co-operation partners." This does not explain why his soldiers entered Indian territory without authorisation on the first day of his visit.
Date:
29/09/2014
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