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University of Birmingham academics examine effects of integrating workplace wellbeing activities into organisations

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Academics from Birmingham Business School and the School of Health and Population Sciences at the University of Birmingham have been awarded funding for a new project with Health Exchange, a leading health and wellbeing organisation in Birmingham.
Date:
09/10/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

Enumerating Ethnic Minority Businesses

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Existing sources bring about a patchy and incomplete picture of the volume and composition of ethnic minority businesses (EMBs) in the UK. In order to answer the question how can we quantify EMBs?, the Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Enterprise (CREME, University of Birmingham) has organised an informal meeting with key researchers working in this area.
Date:
07/10/2014
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Care, work, sleep, repeat

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Head of the College of Social Sciences, Professor Saul Becker, estimates that there are a quarter of a million of young adult carers, and says more needs to be done in schools, universities and across government to recognise the growing needs of this invisible army. Saul recently featured on the BBC Radio 4 programme, 'Care, Work, Sleep, Repeat', which aired on Friday 10 October.
Date:
13/10/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

Is the call for a tougher UK response to extremists unreasonable?

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The School of Social Policy's Dr Chris Allen, participated in a live debate for 'Voice of Russia' on the new counter-extremism powers proposed by Theresa May at the Tory party conference. Under these new proposals preachers of hate will be banned from public speaking or spreading their propoganda on social media, under sweeping new powers.
Date:
13/10/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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The University of Birmingham celebrates its best ever performance in the National Student Survey

The University of Birmingham celebrates its best ever performance in the National Student Survey
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The National Student Survey (NSS) has awarded the University of Birmingham an overall satisfaction mark of 89%, up from 88% for the past two years and a rise of five places among Russell Group institutions.
Date:
12/08/2014
Categories:
Arts and Law, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Social Sciences, Students, Teaching, Vice Chancellor

New Head of College of Social Sciences announced

New Head of College of Social Sciences announced
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We are delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Saul Becker to the post of Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Social Sciences. Saul will join us in August 2014.
Date:
05/08/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences
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The Conversation: Albania-Serbia football drone farce shows Balkan nationalism is still a dangerous powder keg

The Conversation: Albania-Serbia football drone farce shows Balkan nationalism is still a dangerous powder keg
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Written by Dr Gëzim Alpion. Few thought that Serbia's Euro 2016 qualifying fixture against Albania on October 14 2014 would be an easy match. But the depths to which it sank are shocking even to those familiar with the potency of anti-Albanian feeling among Serbia's nationalist factions.
Date:
16/10/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Bursaries for Postgraduate Study in POLSIS 2015/16

Bursaries for Postgraduate Study in POLSIS 2015/16
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For the Academic year 2014-15, POLSIS is pleased to offer a range of full and partial bursaries for both domestic/EU and non-EU students.
Date:
15/10/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences, Students, Teaching
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