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Offensive marketing can work – but not if it vilifies women

Offensive marketing can work – but not if it vilifies women
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Isabelle Szmigin (Professor of Marketing) and Scott Taylor (Reader in Leadership & Organization Studies) consider the part that offensive advertising campaigns have played in marketing over the years and find that sexist attitudes continue to persist.
Date:
20/08/2015

Clubs and bars are closing but has anything really changed?

Clubs and bars are closing but has anything really changed?
Description
Isabelle Szmigin (Professor of Marketing) looks at the contradictory trends behind the apparent decline in Britain's night-time economy.
Date:
20/08/2015
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Calais is a humanitarian emergency not a security one

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IRiS Dr Arshad Isakjee, together with colleagues Thom Davies and Surindar Dhesi, have been conducting unprecendented public health research in the new Calais refugee camp.
Date:
03/08/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Patients as 'active agents of change' - a societal challenge

Patients as 'active agents of change' - a societal challenge
Description
There's been a lot of hand-wringing and soul searching about the state of the NHS and how it can best respond to the challenges ahead; and the contribution of the service user, or citizen, in meeting those challenges is gaining more attention.
Date:
28/07/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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University of Birmingham School welcomes new Sixth Formers

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Enrolment for the first ever places at a pioneering new school's Sixth Form begins tomorrow, as students across Birmingham receive their GCSE results. The University of Birmingham School will open its doors for the first time to prospective Sixth Form students who have met the entry criteria.
Date:
19/08/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences, Students, Teaching

TLang reports to the House of Commons

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Professor Adrian Blackledge presents findings from the TLANG research as evidence provided to the Everyday Entrepreneurs Inquiry of the All Party Parliamentary Small Shops Group at the House of Commons.
Date:
27/07/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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Iran nuclear deal is built on trust as well as verification

Iran nuclear deal is built on trust as well as verification
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Written by Joshua Baker and Professor Nicholas J. Wheeler. Announcing the nuclear deal agreed this week between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the so-called E3+3 (the EU3 of France, Germany and the United Kingdom plus the United States, Russia, and China), US President Barack Obama declared: 'This deal is not built on trust, it is built on verification.'
Date:
17/07/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences

Blog: Is a 120-member council really too big?

Blog: Is a 120-member council really too big?
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Written by Chris Game. "This blog's main purpose is to place somewhere in the public domain some basic electoral data on council size. Basic, but not normally presented in a form that I've sometimes wanted for illustrative purposes. I'm hoping, therefore, there may be others who'll find the data of at least passing interest, so here goes."
Date:
16/07/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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