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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Business School
Government and Society
Social Policy


News from Business School

Musicalisation of Running: Experiencing Pleasurable Escape

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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News from School of Social Policy

Operation Trojan Horse: Examining the 'Islamic takeover' of Birmingham schools

It is believed that at least 25 schools in Birmingham are now being investigated in response to allegations of what the media and city council are routinely describing as 'takeover' bids by 'hardline Muslims'. Dr Chris Allen contributes to the latest Birmingham Brief.
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News from School of Education

In conversation with Professor Peter Davies

Professor Peter Davies discusses 'Why do politicians stand back from the school gates only to turn up in the classroom?'
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News from School of Government and Society

INLOGOV briefing paper: The 2014 local elections – a preview

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.
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