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Revelation of Tesco accounting error may have done new board a favour

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There is a long history of companies misstating their financial position and performance, and on Monday Tesco plc became the latest with its announcement that it had overstated its half-year profit forecast by £250 million. This revelation, arising from information provided by an internal whistle-blower, resulted in an 11 per cent reduction in the supermarket giant's share price, putting the share value at an 11-year low. How can an error this large have occurred?
Date:
25/09/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

MPs launch sustainability commission in parliament

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On Tuesday 9 September launched the Sustainability Commission with Professor Brammer providing an overview of what the Commissioners are looking to achieve; and Adam Elman, Global Head of Delivery: Plan A at Marks & Spencer, speaking about Marks & Spencer's approach to sustainability envisaged through its Plan A 2020 commitments.
Date:
17/09/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences
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New programme of Housing and Communities Research Network seminars

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All are welcome at the new programme of Housing and Communities Research Network seminars which begins on Monday 29 September with a thought provoking look at Community Land Trusts in the US and UK from Stephen Hill, a leading activist involved in East London CLT and in the Co-Housing movement.
Date:
24/09/2014

The numbers game: Making sure care for cancer survivors isn't a lottery

The numbers game: Making sure care for cancer survivors isn't a lottery
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The library at Park House is hosting a Macmillan Coffee morning this week, selling delicious allegedly home-baked cakes to raise money for the cancer charity - all are welcome.
Date:
23/09/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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Routledge publish new book on Multural Education edited by David Gillborn

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New four volume collection of definitive international scholarship on Multicultural Education
Date:
29/09/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

CRRE Director in top 40 list of landmark studies

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David Gillborn, Director of the Centre for Research in Race and Education, has been named among the authors of 40 landmark studies that have had a significant impact on educational policy, educational practice, research methodology and/or educational theory over the past 40 years. The list has been compiled by the British Educational Research Association (BERA) to mark its 40th anniversary.
Date:
29/09/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences
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Postgraduate Open Day - Wednesday 03 December 2014

Postgraduate Open Day - Wednesday 03 December 2014
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The postgraduate open day gives you the opportunity to talk to our experts and find out more about the wide portfolio of taught and research opportunities available to you at the University of Birmingham. Whatever stage you are at with your career, a visit to the open day will clarify your options and help you plan your next step.
Date:
23/09/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences, Students, Teaching

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
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