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

Musicalisation of Running: Experiencing Pleasurable Escape

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Dr. Finola Kerrigan discusses the role of music with regards to running, and how some may use it to create soundscapes in order to enhance their running experience.
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11/04/2014
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News from School of Social Policy

IRiS practitioner researchers organise exhibition

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All are welcome at this exhibition at the Barber Institute which is a snapshot of Birmingham's Chinese community captured through oral history interviews, photographs and other records.
Date:
17/04/2014
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News from School of Education

A new article on 'Gratitude in the UK' has just been published

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This article on 'Gratitude in the U.K: A new prototype analysis and a cross-cultural comparison' examines contrasting features of gratitude in the UK and the USA and explores whether gratitude is associated with virtue.
Date:
02/04/2014
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News from School of Government and Society

INLOGOV briefing paper: The 2014 local elections – a preview

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By Chris Game. This year's English local elections have been postponed to Thursday 22nd May to coincide with those to the European Parliament. There are all-out elections in the London boroughs, elections by thirds in the metropolitan boroughs, and a mixture of the two in some unitaries and shire districts. This preview will lead you through this potential confusion, and also provide a guide to those councils most likely to change political control.
Date:
14/04/2014
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