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University of Birmingham sends their students to Mars!

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Birmingham Business School is pleased to have established an outstanding relationship with Mars China over the past two years. Mandy Wishart, Global Talent Specialist from Mars has become a familiar face at Birmingham Business School, facilitating information sessions to students annually on Mars' graduate opportunities in China.
Date:
15/10/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences, Students

Dean of Birmingham Business School joins Birmingham Chamber of Commerce

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Professor Simon Collinson, Dean of Birmingham Business School, has succeeded Professor Edward Peck, Previous Pro-Vice Chancellor and Head of the College of Social Sciences, as the University of Birmingham's representative on the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce Council.
Date:
10/10/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences
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New publication: Commonplace Diversity: Social relations in a superdiverse context

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Dr Susanne Wessendorf, Marie Curie Research Fellow at the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS), has a new book published entitled 'Commonplace Diversity: Social relations in a superdiverse context'.
Date:
29/10/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Opting out of Meditterranean rescue condemns desperate migrants to death

Opting out of Meditterranean rescue condemns desperate migrants to death
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The UK government is seeking to defend its decision not to support rescue missions for migrants making the dangerous crossing to Europe via the central Mediterranean - Dr Nando Sigona writes in 'The Conversation'.
Date:
29/10/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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Acer members speak at ITASD Conference

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Four members of the Autism Centre for Education and Research (ACER) spoke about their research at the ITASD Conference at the Institute Pasteur in Paris.
Date:
22/10/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Professor Adrian Blackledge announced as the new Birmingham Poet Laureate

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Adrian Blackledge, Professor of Bilingualism at the University of Birmingham's School of Education, named Poets Laureate for 2014-15 for the city of Birmingham.
Date:
20/10/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences
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Drones are here to stay, but the government must do more to ensure greater public acceptance

Drones are here to stay, but the government must do more to ensure greater public acceptance
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On 16 October, the Defence Secretary, Michael Fallon, announced that part of the UK Reaper drone fleet would be deployed in Iraq to support coalition efforts against the terror group ISIL. This week, he confirmed they would also be flying surveillance missions over Syria. These events mark the first operational use of UK Reapers outside Afghanistan and represent a significant and timely development in the UK government's stated policy towards 'drone warfare'.
Date:
24/10/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Blog: Preaching to the choir: reflections on key leadership skills for local authority chief executives – part 1: creativity

Blog: Preaching to the choir: reflections on key leadership skills for local authority chief executives – part 1: creativity
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Written by Catherine Staite. I have called this blog series 'preaching to the choir' as it is dedicated to local authority chief executives and they already know a great deal about leadership. They wouldn't survive and thrive in their posts if they didn't.
Date:
24/10/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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