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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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

Debunking myths about language and social media

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There is no doubt that social media has changed how we communicate. The question is: should we worry about these changes?
Date:
01/10/2014
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News from School of Education

Celebrating world gratitude day

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The Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues cerebrated World Gratitude Day with an event designed to get children and adults to think about the concept of gratitude and who or what in their lives they may be grateful to or for.
Date:
23/09/2014
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News from School of Government and Society

Research project: Translation across borders: exploring the use, relevance and impact of academic research in the policy process (Jan 2014 - Mar 2015)

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This project seeks to explore and suggest ways to address the frustrations which attempts to translate research into policy can bring. A focus of concern for academics is the fidelity of translation to their research findings. For policy-makers, the focus is often the function of the translation for the demands they are seeking to address.
Date:
30/09/2014
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