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A business school graduate is one of the University's 'Alumni of the Year'

A business school graduate is one of the University's 'Alumni of the Year'
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If you have graduated in the last few years, there's a good chance that you'll have heard of The Beans Group. Founded in 2005 by James Eder and his brother Michael, Student Beans is a popular website in student circles. It offers discounts, freebies and advice to students in their millions, works with some of the biggest brands in the world, and has its roots at Birmingham.
Date:
05/05/2015

Pamela Robinson comments on misleading pricing tactics by UK supermarkets and on Tesco's record annual loss

Pamela Robinson comments on misleading pricing tactics by UK supermarkets and on Tesco's record annual loss
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Dr Pamela Robinson has been busy in the media recently, appearing on radio and television broadcasts to provide commentary on two of the big news stories to come out of the grocery sector.
Date:
30/04/2015
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Paid leave to volunteer: A lesson in economic geography

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The Conservative Party has suggested that people who work in businesses with at least 250 employees should be entitled to 3 days paid leave each year in order to volunteer.
Date:
21/04/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

CHASM intern wins CISI award

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CHASM intern from the School of Social Policy is one of the 2015 winners of CISI Educational Trust Awards.
Date:
21/04/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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Ghana's democracy is driving great progress in health and education

Ghana's democracy is driving great progress in health and education
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Written by Alina Rocha Menocal, a senior research fellow at the Developmental Leadership Program. Despite weaknesses in accountability, Ghana's newly established political system has overseen dramatic improvements in basic services.
Date:
19/03/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences

Inclusive Design: its impact on young people with visual impairments

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Rachel Hewett speaks at the Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference (CSUN 2015) in San Diego
Date:
06/03/2015
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Why the zero-carbon homes policy hasn't gone to plan

Why the zero-carbon homes policy hasn't gone to plan
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Written by Max Lempriere, PhD Researcher in Political Science. One of the UK's flagship sustainability policies is in big trouble. Less than a year from now, the theory goes, all new homes will be "zero-carbon". The reality is rather different. Economic meltdown, a housing crisis, pressure from developers and poorly designed legislation have all combined to leave the country way behind schedule.
Date:
24/04/2015
Categories:
International, Research, Social Sciences

What Britain should learn from Syriza and Greek eurosceptics

What Britain should learn from Syriza and Greek eurosceptics
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Written by Dr George Kyris, Lecturer in International and European Politics. The last few years have been remarkable for Greece's relationship with the EU. The bail-out agreements between the country and the EU-IMF, the interference of the latter two in domestic affairs and the imposition of austerity have caused a sharp rise in euroscepticism.
Date:
24/04/2015
Categories:
International, Research, Social Sciences
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