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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
Description
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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Networking Event Sparks Ideas for new Collaborations

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The Housing and Communities Research Group held a successful first ideas and networking lunch on 9th June. The report from the event will outline how actions identified in the three workshops can be taken forward in the new work programme.
Date:
18/06/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

How language differences are bridged in public-space social interactions

Description
Susanne Wessendorf explains how language differences are skilfully bridged in public-space social interactions, for example at markets or in shops
Date:
17/06/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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Should religious education prepare people to choose between faiths?

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Professor Michael Hand discusses religious education in this article in 'The Conversation'
Date:
15/05/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

'Children's Lives' project is case study on public engagement site

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The Children's Lives project, led by Professor Ian Grosvenor, has been added as a case study to the National co-ordinating centre for public engagement (NCCPE) website. The NCCPE supports universities to increase the quality and impact of their public engagement activities.
Date:
01/05/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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Blog: Do 'sticky' institutions always survive? The demise of the Audit Commission

Blog: Do 'sticky' institutions always survive? The demise of the Audit Commission
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Written by Katherine Tonkiss. "The Audit Commission played a central role in the audit, inspection, performance improvement and regulation of local authorities (and other public service providers) in England for over thirty years. Operating at arm's length from government, it thrived under the efficiency and performance improvement agendas of successive Conservative and Labour governments, growing into a large and powerful public body."
Date:
24/06/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Syria's opposition is trapped in a life-threatening fuel crisis

Syria's opposition is trapped in a life-threatening fuel crisis
Description
Written by Professor Scott Lucas. With both Islamic State and Assad cutting off its fuel supplies, the Syrian opposition is struggling to survive.
Date:
22/06/2015
Categories:
International, Research, Social Sciences
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