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Revelation of Tesco accounting error may have done new board a favour

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There is a long history of companies misstating their financial position and performance, and on Monday Tesco plc became the latest with its announcement that it had overstated its half-year profit forecast by £250 million. This revelation, arising from information provided by an internal whistle-blower, resulted in an 11 per cent reduction in the supermarket giant's share price, putting the share value at an 11-year low. How can an error this large have occurred?
Date:
25/09/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

MPs launch sustainability commission in parliament

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On Tuesday 9 September launched the Sustainability Commission with Professor Brammer providing an overview of what the Commissioners are looking to achieve; and Adam Elman, Global Head of Delivery: Plan A at Marks & Spencer, speaking about Marks & Spencer's approach to sustainability envisaged through its Plan A 2020 commitments.
Date:
17/09/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences
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Decisions of value report

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HSMC has completed a review of the published literature on 'decisions of value' in health care for the NHS Confederation.
Date:
14/10/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Care, work, sleep, repeat

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Head of the College of Social Sciences, Professor Saul Becker, estimates that there are a quarter of a million of young adult carers, and says more needs to be done in schools, universities and across government to recognise the growing needs of this invisible army. Saul recently featured on the BBC Radio 4 programme, 'Care, Work, Sleep, Repeat', which aired on Friday 10 October.
Date:
13/10/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences
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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

Virtue Ethics: Background and Current Popularity

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Professor David Carr, a member of the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues has had a chapter titled 'Virtue Ethics: Background and Current Popularity' published in the edited collection 'Teaching Virtue: The Contribution of Religious Education'
Date:
03/10/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences
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Albania-Serbia football drone farce shows Balkan nationalism is still a dangerous powder keg

Albania-Serbia football drone farce shows Balkan nationalism is still a dangerous powder keg
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Written by Dr Gëzim Alpion. Few thought that Serbia's Euro 2016 qualifying fixture against Albania on October 14 2014 would be an easy match. But the depths to which it sank are shocking even to those familiar with the potency of anti-Albanian feeling among Serbia's nationalist factions.
Date:
16/10/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Bursaries for Postgraduate Study in POLSIS 2015/16

Bursaries for Postgraduate Study in POLSIS 2015/16
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For the Academic year 2014-15, POLSIS is pleased to offer a range of full and partial bursaries for both domestic/EU and non-EU students.
Date:
15/10/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences, Students, Teaching
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