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Birmingham Means Business Research Showcase

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The Birmingham Means Business showcase was held to demonstrate how our academic research can help businesses and voluntary organisations in the region take advantage of a booming local economy.
Date:
07/11/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

Reshoring Manufacturing: Energy, Skills & Competitiveness

Description
What does reshoring mean for the West Midlands? Are local challenges hindering the recovery of manufacturing? Representatives of manufacturing companies and academics from MidEx and the Birmingham Business School will participate in a facilitated panel discussion about reshoring manufacturing for the region. The debate is part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science, which showcases research that benefits local communities.
Date:
04/11/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences
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Housing and Communities Research Network Seminar - 12 January 2015

Description
All are welcome at the next Housing and Communities Research Network Seminar, which will be held on Monday 12 January 2015 in Room 710, Muirhead Tower (4.15-5.45).
Date:
18/12/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

No more hero leaders

Description
Across all public services, including health, the skill sets of leaders in the future need to be different, and the type of leadership approach also needs to change.
Date:
18/12/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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Professor Gillborn in Hungary; discusses Roma Activism, Human Rights, Xenophobia and Europe.

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David Gillborn visits Budapest (Hungary) to work with the Tom Lantos Institute (TLI).
Date:
19/11/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

DISN staff nominated for Disability and Learning Support Services' Excellent Practice Award.

Description
Drs Penny Lacey and Graeme Douglas together with Professor Mike McLinden have been nominated for the Disability and Learning Support Services' 2nd Excellent Practice Awards at the University of Birmingham
Date:
13/11/2014
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
Description
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?
Description
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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