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Craft beer in, sat navs out – but the CPI shopping basket isn't all about you

Craft beer in, sat navs out – but the CPI shopping basket isn't all about you
Description
Professor Isabelle Szmigin of the Department of Marketing considers the latest shopping basket of goods used to measure UK inflation and what it does - or doesn't - say about the changes in consumer tastes.
Date:
31/03/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences

New ABS publication highlights the impact of Dr Joe Sanderson's research into Supply Chain Improvement

New ABS publication highlights the impact of Dr Joe Sanderson's research into Supply Chain Improvement
Description
A recent research project headed by Dr Joe Sanderson, Head of Procurement and Operations Management Department, has been published by the Association of Business Schools (ABS) in a case study collection designed to highlight the impact of business school research.
Date:
25/03/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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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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Voices of the Bullring markets

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A new video has been released by the TLANG research team which introduces you to the superdiverse nature of the Bullring markets.
Date:
05/03/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Focus on exams 'hinders development of character' in British school children

Description
Two new reports by the University of Birmingham's Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues have found that moral character is being squeezed out of children's education.
Date:
02/03/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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Why the British election should be more like a student ballot

Why the British election should be more like a student ballot
Description
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

IDD Guest seminar podcast: Research and risk-aversion in conflict-affected societies

IDD Guest seminar podcast: Research and risk-aversion in conflict-affected societies
Description
Speaker: Dr Suda Perera, Developmental Leadership Program. This seminar discusses the political and physical constraints affecting research within conflict-affected environments, and the growing trend towards remotely gathered data, through an autoethnography of research on armed group dynamics in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
Date:
20/04/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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