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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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Is Labour's cancer test the right priority?

Is Labour's cancer test the right priority?
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No one will be surprised to see that Labour has put health care at the front, the back and the middle of its election strategy. Given the prominence of the NHS in the national psyche and Labour's status as its natural protector, they would arguably be foolish to do anything else.
Date:
20/10/2014

HSMC Survey

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HSMC thanks everybody who took part in their recent survey regarding their services at the Health Services Management Centre. A large number of responses were received from a wide range of people, including current students, alumni and a variety of people working within Health Services in the UK.
Date:
20/10/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences
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Dr Nicola Rollock takes part in an Academic Collaboration Visit to the University of Wisconsin, Madison

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Dr Nicola Rollock visits the University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA to meet and work with faculty and graduate students interested in issues of race and social justice in education
Date:
22/10/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

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
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International Development Forum, Autumn 2014

International Development Forum, Autumn 2014
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The International Development Forum is an initiative funded by the University of Birmingham Educational Enhancement Fund to provide an introduction to international development to students from across the University, at any level of study.
Date:
14/10/2014
Categories:
Alumni, Research, Social Sciences, Students, Teaching

Podcast: "The Responsibility to Protect" and the Unreasonable Veto

Podcast: "The Responsibility to Protect" and the Unreasonable Veto
Description
The roots of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) are to be found in the international community's attempts to navigate a route through UN Security Council (UNSC) inaction in the face of mass human rights atrocities. The likelihood of such inaction is exacerbated by the ability of UNSC Permanent members to veto actions which they oppose, but given the level of human suffering which characterises such crises, should this right of veto, unfettered by the UN Charter, be subject to some degree of constraint? Issues relating to this question are considered in 'The Responsibility to Protect and the "Unreasonable" Veto'.
Date:
14/10/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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