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The ESRC Festival of Social Science, which takes place in November, highlights some of the leading social science research taking place within the field of Social Science with free  lectures, workshops, seminars, exhibitions and other events being held around the country to offer an insight into how social science research impacts on our lives. 

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News from Business School

A Corporate Agenda for Change

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Even the most ardent critics of UK business would find it hard to argue that firms' attitudes and activities towards enterprise diversity have remained unchanged in the last decade. Through a range of national and local initiatives from the public sector and trade associations, as well as the work of businesses themselves, attitudes have changed.
Date:
27/10/2014
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News from School of Social Policy

New publication: Commonplace Diversity: Social relations in a superdiverse context

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Dr Susanne Wessendorf, Marie Curie Research Fellow at the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS), has a new book published entitled 'Commonplace Diversity: Social relations in a superdiverse context'.
Date:
29/10/2014
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News from School of Education

Dr Nicola Rollock takes part in an Academic Collaboration Visit to the University of Wisconsin, Madison

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Dr Nicola Rollock visits the University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA to meet and work with faculty and graduate students interested in issues of race and social justice in education
Date:
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 2: charm

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Written by Catherine Staite. Charm is shorthand for a sophisticated set of skills which enable you to make new connections and solve old problems. Charm is about much more than being nice in a superficial way – otherwise known as 'smarm'. If you don't have real charm then just be gruff and honest. Everyone will understand. Smarm, on the other hand, will simply breed distrust.
Date:
28/10/2014
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