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A business school graduate is one of the University's 'Alumni of the Year'

A business school graduate is one of the University's 'Alumni of the Year'
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If you have graduated in the last few years, there's a good chance that you'll have heard of The Beans Group. Founded in 2005 by James Eder and his brother Michael, Student Beans is a popular website in student circles. It offers discounts, freebies and advice to students in their millions, works with some of the biggest brands in the world, and has its roots at Birmingham.
Date:
05/05/2015

Pamela Robinson comments on misleading pricing tactics by UK supermarkets and on Tesco's record annual loss

Pamela Robinson comments on misleading pricing tactics by UK supermarkets and on Tesco's record annual loss
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Dr Pamela Robinson has been busy in the media recently, appearing on radio and television broadcasts to provide commentary on two of the big news stories to come out of the grocery sector.
Date:
30/04/2015
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NHS pressures at risk of stifling cancer research, says report

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Daily pressures on the NHS are having a serious impact on its ability to support world-leading research into cancer, according to a Cancer Research UK-commissioned report from the University of Birmingham.
Date:
20/05/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Could you be Dementia-Friendly?

Could you be Dementia-Friendly?
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As a Dementia Champion I volunteered to be part of a social movement which looks to reduce the isolation and stigma often encountered by those people with, or close to a person with a dementia diagnosis
Date:
20/05/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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School of Education student named as one of the University's top alumni

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The School of Education is delighted that Hannah Bevington, a final year Education student, was one of the 12 students chosen from across the university to represent the spirit of the University in 2015
Date:
31/03/2015
Categories:
Alumni, Social Sciences

Ghana's democracy is driving great progress in health and education

Ghana's democracy is driving great progress in health and education
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Written by Alina Rocha Menocal, a senior research fellow at the Developmental Leadership Program. Despite weaknesses in accountability, Ghana's newly established political system has overseen dramatic improvements in basic services.
Date:
19/03/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences
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Podcast: Emancipation without agenda? – The recovery of non-Western subjecthood and its implications for the study of world politics

Podcast: Emancipation without agenda? – The recovery of non-Western subjecthood and its implications for the study of world politics
Description
This discussion assembled scholars from different fields and of diverse regional expertise to present the different forms of non-Western subjecthood that they identify or envisage in order to discuss the possibility and constellations of non-Western subjecthood and corresponding forms of agency. The event thus made an attempt to link recent theoretical debates about a 'post-Western' IR with insights from other disciplines to show how post-colonial agency operates both within the framework of the international state system, but also appears in more diffuse and less obvious ways that serve to challenge and re-shape this system.
Date:
22/05/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Blog: Do select committees deserve 'universal praise'?

Blog: Do select committees deserve 'universal praise'?
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In this post, Dr Stephen Bates and Dr Mark Goodwin argue that a more rounded evaluation of Select Committees is needed to assess whether they deserve 'universal praise'.
Date:
22/05/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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