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Distinguished Leaders Series: Stephen Collins

Distinguished Leaders Series: Stephen Collins
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On 11 March Stephen Collins, Group Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director at SG Hambros Bank Limited, delivered a guest lecture as part of Birmingham Business School's Distinguished Leaders Series. Stephen drew on his extensive experience to give an overview of what it takes to be an effective leader.
Date:
20/03/2015
Categories:
Alumni, Social Sciences, Students

Birmingham Business School students perform exceptionally in Hult Prize regional finals

Birmingham Business School students perform exceptionally in Hult Prize regional finals
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Top-tier schools have gone head to head in one of five regional finals of the world's largest student competition, competing for $1 million in start-up funding to solve President Clinton's Early Childhood Challenge.
Date:
19/03/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences, Students
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Defending Welfare – Birmingham Academics comment on the last five years of the Coalition

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In the lead up to the 2010 Election the Social Policy Association (SPA) published In Defence of Welfare - a commentary on challenges facing any incoming government. For the 2015 election In Defence of Welfare 2 has now been launched: and Birmingham academics are some of the main contributors to the series of short essays.
Date:
15/04/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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From Gratitude to Service: Engagement, Influence and Impact

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New report out detailing the impact, influence and reach of the Jubilee Centre's work to date.
Date:
20/04/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences

Experts share best autism practices with India

Experts share best autism practices with India
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On World Autism Awareness Day, UK experts are calling for stronger links with India to develop best autism practices that are relevant to the specific cultural and local needs of the country. A research team from the University of Birmingham, UCL Institute of Education (IOE) and the International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT Hyderabad) are currently visiting schools in Hyderabad, engaging with teachers and parents on how technology can support children with autism in India.
Date:
13/04/2015
Categories:
International, Research, Social Sciences
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Four years after West bombed Gaddafi, chaos rules in Libya

Four years after West bombed Gaddafi, chaos rules in Libya
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Written by Professor Paul Jackson. The rapid escalation this year in the numbers of people drowned as they flee in leaky boats across the Mediterranean is a direct consequence of the conflict in Iraq, Syria and north Africa, specifically Libya – where the implications of the Western intervention are playing out in the deaths of thousands, whether from the violence itself or as they try desperately to escape to safety.
Date:
21/04/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Why the British election should be more like a student ballot

Why the British election should be more like a student ballot
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Written by Chris Game, Honorary Senior Lecturer, INLOGOV. Wednesday April 15 is Democracy Day. It's the start of the final coordinated push before the 2015 voter registration deadline on April 20. It was organised, like February's National Voter Registration Day, by Bite the Ballot, a not-for-profit community movement that aims to encourage young people in particular to reject Russell Brand's baleful "stop voting" gospel and make their votes count.
Date:
20/04/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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