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Capgemini Community Challenge offers our students an exclusive opportunity

Capgemini Community Challenge offers our students an exclusive opportunity
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For the fourth consecutive year University of Birmingham Undergraduates students have taken part in a unique consultancy training programme created in partnership by Birmingham Business School and Capgemini, a multinational management consulting corporation.
Date:
18/06/2015

Rieke - Undergraduate Scholarship and Placement Opportunities

Rieke - Undergraduate Scholarship and Placement Opportunities
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Rieke is actively seeking two Placements Students to join their Scholarship Programme commencing in August/September for our 2015 intake. Rieke will sponsor Placement Students by offering £9,000 towards tuition reimbursement plus a summer internship from June to September 2016.
Date:
03/06/2015
Categories:
Students
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Non-NHS income: another example of privatisation or a financial lifeline?

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Although there was some debate about NHS privatisation in the recent general election campaign, it was perhaps surprising that more prominence was given to one of the key aspects of the controversial 2012 Health and Social Act.
Date:
16/06/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Social Work programmes met with high approval from the Health and Care Professions Council

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We are delighted to announce, following a recent visit from the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), the Social Work programmes both BA and MA 'have met all of the HCPC's 58 Standards of Education and Training without any conditions.
Date:
11/06/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences
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Research from the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues highlighted in BBC report

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A recent article on the BBC News site - How do you instil good character? - discussing how good character may be taught, particularly in schools, referenced research undertaken by the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues.
Date:
05/06/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences

Should religious education prepare people to choose between faiths?

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Professor Michael Hand discusses religious education in this article in 'The Conversation'
Date:
15/05/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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Blog: Do 'sticky' institutions always survive? The demise of the Audit Commission

Blog: Do 'sticky' institutions always survive? The demise of the Audit Commission
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Written by Katherine Tonkiss. "The Audit Commission played a central role in the audit, inspection, performance improvement and regulation of local authorities (and other public service providers) in England for over thirty years. Operating at arm's length from government, it thrived under the efficiency and performance improvement agendas of successive Conservative and Labour governments, growing into a large and powerful public body."
Date:
24/06/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Blog: Prizes for local government: Latin America or England?

Blog: Prizes for local government: Latin America or England?
Description
Written by Dr Andrew Nickson. Last week I was in Panama City to deliver the inaugural address at the 2nd Latin American seminar on good practices in municipal management. My topic was the challenges of sub-national governance in the region, after thirty years during which local political democracy has gradually become the norm, accompanied by a growing share of fiscal revenue devolved to local government.
Date:
22/06/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences, Students
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