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Rising number of inexperienced pilots may lead to more crashes

Rising number of inexperienced pilots may lead to more crashes
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In the wake of the crash of Germanwings Flight 4U9525, Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour Amy Fraher examines the worrying trend in which many airlines are cutting costs by employing less experienced pilots in order to remain competitive.
Date:
01/04/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences

Craft beer in, sat navs out – but the CPI shopping basket isn't all about you

Craft beer in, sat navs out – but the CPI shopping basket isn't all about you
Description
Professor Isabelle Szmigin of the Department of Marketing considers the latest shopping basket of goods used to measure UK inflation and what it does - or doesn't - say about the changes in consumer tastes.
Date:
31/03/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences
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Resource caravan passageways and immigrant integration

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As part of the Distinguished Speaker Series, Professor Seven Hobfoll, the Judd and Marjorie Weinberg Presidential Professor, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois in the USA, will be presenting a lecture entitled 'Ya'Gotta' love baseball: Resource caravan passageways and immigrant integration'.
Date:
31/03/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

IRiS Roundtable series - Superdiversity: Opportunity or challenge for addressing inequality?

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IRiS Roundtable series - Superdiversity: Opportunity or challenge for addressing inequality?
Date:
31/03/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences
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Focus on exams 'hinders development of character' in British school children

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Two new reports by the University of Birmingham's Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues have found that moral character is being squeezed out of children's education.
Date:
02/03/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Birmingham Research Fellowship 2015

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The Centre for Research in Race & Education (CRRE) is seeking to recruit an exceptional scholar as part of the Birmingham Fellowship programme 2015.
Date:
26/02/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences
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Blog: In Crimea, Time for Pressure

Blog: In Crimea, Time for Pressure
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By Liana Fix - Associate Fellow at the German Council on Foreign Relations and Visiting PhD Researcher at the University of Birmingham. Forgetting about Crimea and the fate of the Crimean Tatars means implicitly acknowledging Russia's claim to the region. Instead, the international community must demonstrate to Russia that its arbitrary interpretation of international law regarding Crimea has long-term consequences. We are not yet in a post-Crimea phase.
Date:
19/03/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Students get a first-hand view of working for the UN

Description
MA students Alice Vogliotti, Satish Gurung and Pui Thanaporn Wiboonpote travelled to Boston and New York for the Model UN conference and to visit UN Headquarters. When they returned to Birmingham they Skyped with an alumnus about the realities of working in the UN. This is a report of their experiences.
Date:
17/03/2015
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