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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

Eye on the prize: Coca-Cola's magic has always been in mischievous marketing

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Professor Isabelle Szmigin of the Department of Marketing considers Coca-Cola's recent sponsorship deal with the London Eye and the wider implications of the product's promotion in the ongoing health debate.
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22/01/2015
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News from School of Social Policy

UPWEB recruiting 5 community researchers

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The Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) at the University of Birmingham is looking to train and employ up to five community researchers to work on a new research project looking at the ways that residents of Handsworth and Edgbaston access formal and informal health care services.
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26/01/2015
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News from School of Education

Dr Penny Lacey

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It is with great sorrow that we have to announce that Dr Penny Lacey passed away peacefully on Monday 12 January 2015. We will remember her as a colleague who was admired by both her students and the community for the contributions that she made to the field through her teaching and research.
Date:
19/01/2015
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News from School of Government and Society

Blog: Shuffling the decks: quick fixes versus long-term stability

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Development Progress Blog. Ahead of the launch of our case studies on security progress in Liberia and Timor-Leste, Suda Perera writes on the risk that 'quick fixes' to violent conflict pose to development in the long-term. Taking the example of the Democratic Republic of Congo, she outlines the pitfalls of empowering warring parties and the challenging reality that good elections do not necessarily result in good democracy.
Date:
23/01/2015
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