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News from Business School

University of Birmingham sends their students to Mars!

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Birmingham Business School is pleased to have established an outstanding relationship with Mars China over the past two years. Mandy Wishart, Global Talent Specialist from Mars has become a familiar face at Birmingham Business School, facilitating information sessions to students annually on Mars' graduate opportunities in China.
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15/10/2014
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News from School of Social Policy

NHS 5 year forward view

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Today's publication of the "5yfv" (5 year forward view) marks a seminal moment for the NHS. Since Simon Stevens' return to the NHS earlier this year, there has been anticipation as to the new Chief Executive's intentions. Although he has presented some earlier ideas1,2, the "5yfv" is significant for its content, style and what it does not say.
Date:
23/10/2014
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News from School of Education

Acer members speak at ITASD Conference

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Four members of the Autism Centre for Education and Research (ACER) spoke about their research at the ITASD Conference at the Institute Pasteur in Paris.
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22/10/2014
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News from School of Government and Society

Blog: Preaching to the choir: reflections on key leadership skills for local authority chief executives – part 1: creativity

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Written by Catherine Staite. I have called this blog series 'preaching to the choir' as it is dedicated to local authority chief executives and they already know a great deal about leadership. They wouldn't survive and thrive in their posts if they didn't.
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24/10/2014
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