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The University of Birmingham celebrates its best ever performance in the National Student Survey

The University of Birmingham celebrates its best ever performance in the National Student Survey
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The National Student Survey (NSS) has awarded the University of Birmingham an overall satisfaction mark of 89%, up from 88% for the past two years and a rise of five places among Russell Group institutions.
Date:
19/08/2014
Categories:
Arts and Law, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Social Sciences, Students, Teaching, Vice Chancellor

New Head of College takes up post

New Head of College takes up post
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We are delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Saul Becker to the post of Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Social Sciences. Saul will join us in August 2014.
Date:
05/08/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences
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CHASM Conference July 2014

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Over 50 delegates from academia, public, private and third sectors attended the CHASM conference: 'Financial Security in an Age of Austerity', which took place on Friday 18th July, at the Friends Meeting House, Euston, London.
Date:
13/08/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Celebrating social work at Birmingham

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Few people know that the University of Birmingham runs the oldest social work programme in the country, having been training social workers ever since 1908. Find out more.
Date:
12/08/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences
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Professor James Arthur speaks at UNICEF Conference in Montenego

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Professor James Arthur gives key note speech on 'Strengthening Character, Virtues and Values through Education' at UNICEF Conference in Montenegro
Date:
15/07/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

It's hard to market a university and make it accessible to all

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Marion Bowl discusses the conflict between the need to market the universities and bring in fee paying students against the need to promote social justice by recruiting more under-represented students in an article in the Conversation
Date:
15/07/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences
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Blog: On Reporting the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

Blog: On Reporting the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict
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Written by Dr Kamala Imranli-Lowe and Dr Galina Yemelianova. In early August 2014 the British media reported an escalation in the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. This has brought the conflict, which has been less covered since the cease-fire of May 1994, back to the media's attention. This blog is intended to shed some light on the role of the British, and the wider Western, media in shaping particular attitudes among the public, as well as policy-makers involved in the negotiation process over this conflict.
Date:
18/08/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

The Conversation: Is Boris Johnson a sop to the Tories' UKIP tendency?

The Conversation: Is Boris Johnson a sop to the Tories' UKIP tendency?
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Written by Dr Peter Kerr. There is a certain section of the Conservative Party – and not necessarily a minority – which has a penchant for self-destruction. This is the same section which takes its leadership cues from Nigel Farage rather than David Cameron; that section which has repeatedly frustrated the latter's attempts to modernise the party, while steadfastly drawing the leadership back towards the types of agenda, on Europe and immigration and so on, which proved so electorally damaging for the party throughout the noughties.
Date:
11/08/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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