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Posted 23 September 2015
On 17 September the launch of the City-Region Economic Development Institute (City-REDI) took place with members of local universities, councils, representatives from the Local Education Partnerships (LEP's) and the Chamber of Commerce coming together to debate and define the challenges that City-REDI will help the Combined Authority deal with.
University of Birmingham, Professor of Economics, Tony Yates has contributed his thoughts on Jeremy Corbyn's "People's QE" and warns "it would be a disaster."
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Posted 19 August 2015
Enrolment for the first ever places at a pioneering new school's Sixth Form begins tomorrow, as students across Birmingham receive their GCSE results. The University of Birmingham School will open its doors for the first time to prospective Sixth Form students who have met the entry criteria.
Posted 22 July 2015
Dr Graeme Douglas and Rachel Hewett from VICTAR along with Rory Cobb and Sue Keil from the RNIB recently ran a joint conference to share the findings of on-going research on the post-16 transition experience of young people with vision impairment.
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Posted 30 September 2015
Research by IDD academics ranked in top 20 examples of UK research contributing to global development
Questions have arisen over the safety of drone flights after a series of near-misses with aircraft in Britain. Ray Mann, a specialist on aerial systems, and David Dunn of the University of Birmingham join BBC West Midlands Radio to discuss the possible threat, as the US says there have been 700 near-misses in America in the past year.
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If there is one thing the NHS needs like a hole in the head it's another organisational restructuring.
Posted 29 September 2015
On a recent visit to Melbourne, Australia, Professor Jenny Phillimore was a guest on the radio show 'Up Close' on the subject of 'Superdiversity: Policy challenges in an age of unprecedented migration'.
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