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Go Further, Faster on Devolution to Create Better Jobs Nationwide, Urges All Party Group Connecting Universities to Business Event

Go Further, Faster on Devolution to Create Better Jobs Nationwide, Urges All Party Group Connecting Universities to Business Event
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As part of the Connecting Universities to Business Event, Professor Simon Collinson, Dean of Birmingham Business School, delivered a speech on 'Universities as drivers of high-value growth'.
Date:
16/12/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

NatWest Venus Awards Employee of the Year

NatWest Venus Awards Employee of the Year
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Congratulations to Birmingham Business School's Professor Kiran Trehan who was awarded the accolade of 'Employee of the Year'.
Date:
12/12/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences
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The art of door slamming: Compassionate care and leadership

The art of door slamming: Compassionate care and leadership
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I was collecting a parcel from a post office sorting office and watched a receptionist engaged in emotional labour.* She was signing four workmen in, all of whom were belligerent because they were unable to access the site through the most convenient entrance. Each expressed their frustration individually to the receptionist as they signed in, as well as collectively whilst waiting for their colleagues.
Date:
15/12/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

Round table event on mental health social work

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Dr Jerry Tew has been invited to present the academic perspective on the future direction of mental health social work at a Roundtable Event with the All Party Parliamentary Group on Social Work and the British Association of Social Workers at the House of Commons on Wednesday 10th December.
Date:
12/12/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences
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The Colour of Class: the educational strategies of the Black middle classes

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This new book draws on qualitative data from nearly 80 Black Caribbean middle-class parents. The interviews reveal how these parents attempt to navigate their children successfully through the school system, and defend them against low expectations and other manifestations of discrimination
Date:
03/12/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Dr Nicola Rollock wins a place on BBC Expert Voices BAME Talent Day

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Dr Nicola Rollock was one of four University of Birmingham minority ethnic academics to be offered a place on the BBC Expert Voices BAME Talent Days
Date:
03/12/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences
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Huge Russian rate hike plays roulette with the economy

Huge Russian rate hike plays roulette with the economy
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Written by Dr Richard Connolly. Russia's Central Bank has raised its key interest rate from 10.5% to 17% in an emergency move that is designed to halt the ongoing collapse of the rouble, which has accelerated in recent weeks. The dramatic intervention comes after the rouble suffered its worst one-day fall since the August 1998 financial crisis.
Date:
16/12/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Blog: The journey to the common: what is the role of the voluntary sector?

Blog: The journey to the common: what is the role of the voluntary sector?
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Written by Anna Coleman and Julia Segar. A recent publication by the New Local Government Network (NLGN) looked at how local councils are preparing for the future and suggests depressingly that "there is simply no way that local government can reach 2018 let alone 2020 while still delivering the full range and quality of services currently on offer"(p6). Simply put, we have an ageing population, with associated increasing demand for care services and draconian cuts in council budgets.
Date:
12/12/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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