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Inclusive Entrepreneurship: Innovations in Research and Practice

Description
The workshop entitled 'Inclusive Entrepreneurship: Innovations in Research and Practice' was held on the 9th and 10th of July 2014, and attracted re-searchers, practitioners, policy makers, members of the corporate and banking sectors and entrepreneurs, from 12 countries.
Date:
02/10/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

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

Description
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
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Creating superdiversity: Reflections on long-term collaboration between academia and practice

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All are welcome at this workshop which reflects upon the experiences of a Belgian academic working over a long period with social workers in Belgium and explores the nature of collaboration and commitment and issues around the development of relationships, networks and strategies given the different institutional frameworks from which the different parties come
Date:
09/10/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

Creating Superdiversity: Reflections on long-term collaboration between academia and practice

Description
All are welcome at this workshop from Dr Jef Van der Aa, Babylon Centre for the Study of Superdiversity, University of Tilberg. It will be held on 13 November 2014 (1.30-3.00) in Room 714/5 Muirhead Tower, University of Birmingham.
Date:
09/10/2014
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Celebrating world gratitude day

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The Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues cerebrated World Gratitude Day with an event designed to get children and adults to think about the concept of gratitude and who or what in their lives they may be grateful to or for.
Date:
23/09/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

MOSAIC receives AHRC grant to participate in the Being Human Festival of the Humanities

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MOSAIC receives AHRC grant to participate in two free events as part of the Being Human Festival of the Humanities
Date:
23/09/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences
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The Conversation: Albania-Serbia football drone farce shows Balkan nationalism is still a dangerous powder keg

The Conversation: Albania-Serbia football drone farce shows Balkan nationalism is still a dangerous powder keg
Description
Written by Dr Gëzim Alpion. Few thought that Serbia's Euro 2016 qualifying fixture against Albania on October 14 2014 would be an easy match. But the depths to which it sank are shocking even to those familiar with the potency of anti-Albanian feeling among Serbia's nationalist factions.
Date:
16/10/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Bursaries for Postgraduate Study in POLSIS 2015/16

Bursaries for Postgraduate Study in POLSIS 2015/16
Description
For the Academic year 2014-15, POLSIS is pleased to offer a range of full and partial bursaries for both domestic/EU and non-EU students.
Date:
15/10/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences, Students, Teaching
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