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A healthy bottom line

A healthy bottom line
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A new project between the University of Birmingham and leading Health and wellbeing organisation, Health Exchange, is kickstarting research into wellbeing in the workplace.
Date:
26/02/2015

Supporting ethnic minority and female entrepeneurs

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The Enterprise Research Centre review the challenges faced by ethnic minority entrepreneurs and women-owned businesses.
Date:
25/02/2015
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Blog: Commonplace diversity: Stable and peaceful relations across myriad differences in Hackney

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Read latest LSE Blog from Susanne Wessendorf, 'Commonplace Diversity: Stable and peaceful relations across myriad differences in Hackney'.
Date:
17/02/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Community action and social media research: Position Statement

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The below the radar work-stream at the Third Sector Research Centre is undertaking research into how and whether community groups use social media to organise community action.
Date:
17/02/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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Birmingham Research Fellowship 2015

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The Centre for Research in Race & Education (CRRE) is seeking to recruit an exceptional scholar as part of the Birmingham Fellowship programme 2015.
Date:
26/02/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences

Funding for research into early childhood services for children with disabilities in Malawi

Funding for research into early childhood services for children with disabilities in Malawi
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A project team at the School of Education, has recently been awarded approximately £500,000 from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Department for International Development (DFID) to investigate ways to improve the early childhood curriculum and teaching methods of pre-school carers and to increase the quality of early childhood development and education provision for young children with disabilities in Malawi.
Date:
19/02/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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Blog: Getting to Grips with Public Interest Companies

Blog: Getting to Grips with Public Interest Companies
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Written by ian Briggs. The recent announcement by Northamptonshire County Council heralding a move towards a 'next generation model' where four public interest companies are to be established to deliver front line services and leaving a core client organisation of around 150 employees adds to the growing number of councils (and other parts of the public sector) who are seeking to adopt this model. What is interesting here is that is goes far beyond the tired rhetoric of what is best, direct public provision or privatisation?
Date:
24/02/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

New International Development masters degree in Environment, Sustainability and Politics

New International Development masters degree in Environment, Sustainability and Politics
Description
The International Development Department is pleased to announce the launch of a new MSc International Development pathway in Environment, Sustainability and Politics, delivered in conjunction with the Department of Political Science and International Studies.
Date:
24/02/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences
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