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.
News from Business School
- Birmingham Business School are delighted to have been ranked 13th UK Business School within the category of TOP Business School with significant international influence. It is a fantastic achievement, particularly considering the growing number of competitor Business Schools worldwide and the increasingly competitive nature of the sector.
News from School of Social Policy
- This new article released online for the Journal of Ethnic and Migration studies uses maternity services as a vehicle for exploring the experiences of new migrants and the barriers they encounter when seeking to engage with welfare services in superdiverse neighbourhoods. The article highlights widespread concerns in terms of equality of access and outcomes which are likely to extend beyond maternity services to other forms of welfare and are particularly worrying in relation to asylum seekers, failed asylum seekers and family/spousal migrants.
News from School of Education
- Matthew Scurfield and the Maltese actress and TV presenter Clare Agius gave a dynamic and engaging performance of 'I Could Be Anyone: Life With Dyslexia' for staff and students at the School of Education in November, followed by a question and answer session with Professor Jane Martin and Professor Julie Allan.
News from School of Government and Society
- The high level of trust that had been constructed between western and Soviet leaders in the late 1980s and early 1990s was not sustained when western leaders had to face an independent Russia, even though the new Russia began with every intention of transforming itself into a full participating member of the international institutions set up after 1945 to keep the peace. However, Russians – not just their government – had come to view international institutions with profound distrust as having deceived them in both the economic and diplomatic spheres.
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