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Ice bucket good, neknomination bad? It's all just self-promotion

Ice bucket good, neknomination bad? It's all just self-promotion
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This article appears as part of a larger article, "Ice bucket good, neknomination bad? It's all just self-promotion" on 'The Conversation'; an independent source of news and views, sourced from the academic and research community and delivered direct to the public.
Date:
27/08/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

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
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Grassroots civil society at crossroads

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A new paper co-written by Jenny Phillimore with IRiS and TSRC colleagues, explores how very small scale 'grassroots', that is self-organised civil society action, including that undertaken by minority and new migrant groups, contributes to society at local level.
Date:
03/09/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

'Community research within a social constructionist epistemology' : New article from IRiS

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A new article by Jenny Phillimore, co-written with colleagues at the University of Victoria, Melbourne, explores the way that a social constructionist framework can lend itself to undertaking policy relevant research.
Date:
03/09/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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Doctoral researchers from School of Education finalists in Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition

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Beverley Maynard and Jesvir Mahil from the School of Education were finalists in this year's Birmingham Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition
Date:
31/07/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

Speaking only English is as much of a disadvantage as speaking no English

Speaking only English is as much of a disadvantage as speaking no English
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A multilingual research team will conduct detailed linguistic ethnographic investigations in super-diverse neighbourhoods in the four cities, working with speakers of Chinese languages in Birmingham, Arabic speakers in Cardiff; Polish speakers in London; and Czech, Slovak, and Romani speakers in Leeds.
Date:
24/07/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences
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Things will never be the same again: reflections on the Scottish referendum

Things will never be the same again: reflections on the Scottish referendum
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Written by Professor Colin Thain. Whatever the outcome of today's referendum of 3.5 million voters in Scotland, Friday 19 September 2014 will be an epoch-making day in the politics of these islands. For once, the hyperbole is justified.
Date:
18/09/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

The Conversation: Ban pre-election opinion polls at your peril

The Conversation: Ban pre-election opinion polls at your peril
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Written by Chris Game. I really thought we might make it. We'd got past the publication of YouGov's potentially constitution-changing poll showing a minuscule lead for the Yes campaign without anyone grabbing for an easy headline by calling for opinion polls to be banned in the run-up to elections and referendums.
Date:
18/09/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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