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Creating tomorrow's leading social scientists

Creating tomorrow's leading social scientists
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The Birmingham Doctoral Training Centre is one of only 21 across the UK to be accredited by the ESRC. It has 22 ESRC scholarships to fund doctoral research starting in 2015.
Date:
14/11/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Glittering penguins: the power of the Christmas ad to win over (and lose) customers

Glittering penguins: the power of the Christmas ad to win over (and lose) customers
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As well as the tell-tale signs of decorations going up, the rolling out of Christmas advertisements has become a key moment for getting us all in the seasonal mood. And the competition to capture the festive spirit – and the customers that come with it – is fierce.
Date:
11/11/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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The future of social housing

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Housing and Communities Research Group launches new research programme on the future of social housing.
Date:
17/11/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

IRiS Event: Should I stay or should I go? The return migration of retired migrants from Spain

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All are welcome at this IRiS event, hosted by Jordi Giner Monfort from the Universitat de Valencia in Spain, which will be held on Monday 24 November 2014 from 3.00 pm until 5.00 pm in Room 427 in the Muirhead Tower.
Date:
17/11/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences
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Professor Lynn Davies presented with the Sir Brian Urquhart award

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Professor Lynn Davies has been awarded the Sir Brian Urquhart award for Distinguished Service to the UN and its goals by a UK citizen.
Date:
05/11/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

Can 'character' be taught? New online course to explore virtue ethics in education

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A new, free online course run by the University of Birmingham will help answer important questions around the issue of character in young people's education.
Date:
03/11/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences, Teaching
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Blog: Ebola - where are the governments?

Blog: Ebola - where are the governments?
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Written by Dr Andrew Nickson. The terrible Ebola tragedy has spawned massive coverage in the world's media of Sierra Leone and Liberia – with harrowing images of victims, relatives, health workers, doctors, and aid agency staff. Yet one key 'stakeholder' in the fight against Ebola has been notably missing from this coverage – the government of both countries. Most of us would be hard pressed to name the presidents of either country* as they have been almost invisible, and the same goes for their respective health ministers.
Date:
21/11/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences, Students

Tower Hamlets residents must be wondering why they bothered to vote

Tower Hamlets residents must be wondering why they bothered to vote
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Written by Chris Game. With a forced smile and through gritted teeth, Tower Hamlets' elected mayor, Lutfur Rahman, has announced himself willing to accept – and even "welcome" – the intervention package set out for his borough by Eric Pickles, secretary of state for communities and local government.
Date:
21/11/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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