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Creating tomorrow's leading social scientists

Creating tomorrow's leading social scientists
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The Birmingham Doctoral Training Centre is one of only 21 across the UK to be accredited by the ESRC. It has 22 ESRC scholarships to fund doctoral research starting in 2015.
Date:
14/11/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Glittering penguins: the power of the Christmas ad to win over (and lose) customers

Glittering penguins: the power of the Christmas ad to win over (and lose) customers
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As well as the tell-tale signs of decorations going up, the rolling out of Christmas advertisements has become a key moment for getting us all in the seasonal mood. And the competition to capture the festive spirit – and the customers that come with it – is fierce.
Date:
11/11/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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Round table event on mental health social work

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Dr Jerry Tew has been invited to present the academic perspective on the future direction of mental health social work at a Roundtable Event with the All Party Parliamentary Group on Social Work and the British Association of Social Workers at the House of Commons on Wednesday 10th December.
Date:
12/12/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

Staff satisfaction and organisational performance: evidence from a longitudinal secondary analysis of the NHS staff survey and outcome data

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A team from HSMC and the University of Sheffield (Martin Powell, Jeremy Dawson, Anna Topakas, Joan Durose and Chris Fewtrell) have just published a report on 'Staff Satisfaction and Organisational Performance' which was funded by NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research.
Date:
12/12/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences
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REF success for the School of Education

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The University of Birmingham's School of Education has been announced as one of the best School's in the UK for its areas of research in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.
Date:
18/12/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

To build children's character, leave self-esteem out of it

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Professor Kristján Kristjánsson discusses the restrictive focus in character education in 'The Conversation'
Date:
17/12/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences
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Huge Russian rate hike plays roulette with the economy

Huge Russian rate hike plays roulette with the economy
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Written by Dr Richard Connolly. Russia's Central Bank has raised its key interest rate from 10.5% to 17% in an emergency move that is designed to halt the ongoing collapse of the rouble, which has accelerated in recent weeks. The dramatic intervention comes after the rouble suffered its worst one-day fall since the August 1998 financial crisis.
Date:
16/12/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Blog: The journey to the common: what is the role of the voluntary sector?

Blog: The journey to the common: what is the role of the voluntary sector?
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Written by Anna Coleman and Julia Segar. A recent publication by the New Local Government Network (NLGN) looked at how local councils are preparing for the future and suggests depressingly that "there is simply no way that local government can reach 2018 let alone 2020 while still delivering the full range and quality of services currently on offer"(p6). Simply put, we have an ageing population, with associated increasing demand for care services and draconian cuts in council budgets.
Date:
12/12/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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