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GVC Seminar Series podcast: Thinning and Thickening: Productive Sector Policies in the Era of Global Value Chains

GVC Seminar Series podcast: Thinning and Thickening: Productive Sector Policies in the Era of Global Value Chains
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As part of the Global Value Chains Seminar Series, Professor Raphael Kaplinsky delivered a guest lecture entitled 'Thinning and Thickening: Productive Sector Policies in the Era of Global Value Chains' on Thursday 12 March.
Date:
30/06/2015

Birmingham 'enterprise belt' research is creating 96,000 jobs

Birmingham 'enterprise belt' research is creating 96,000 jobs
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A recent impact case study by Professor John Bryson has been published on the ESRC website. The study focuses on an 'enterprise belt' surrounding Greater Birmingham that is helping to create 96,000 new jobs that will add £14 billion to the economy.
Date:
29/06/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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Social care micro-enterprises more effective than larger providers, says report

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'Smaller is better' when it comes to providing social care, according to a new study from the University of Birmingham.
Date:
01/07/2015

APPG Universities - A Comment from Dr Chris Allen

APPG Universities - A Comment from Dr Chris Allen
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I was invited to the House of Lords to talk to the All Party Parliamentary University Group (APPUG) on Tuesday 23 June about the impact of counter-terror policies on the experience of Muslim students. Established since 1994, the APPUG brings together Members of the House of Commons and Lords with Vice Chancellors and other university representatives to discuss matters affecting Higher Education.
Date:
29/06/2015
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Research from the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues highlighted in BBC report

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A recent article on the BBC News site - How do you instil good character? - discussing how good character may be taught, particularly in schools, referenced research undertaken by the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues.
Date:
05/06/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences

Should religious education prepare people to choose between faiths?

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Professor Michael Hand discusses religious education in this article in 'The Conversation'
Date:
15/05/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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Students Win the Annual Staff-Student Football Match

Students Win the Annual Staff-Student Football Match
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In one of the highlights of football calendar staff and students battled it out in the annual POLSIS staff-student game last week.
Date:
18/06/2015

Reforming FIFA: what can we learn from experience with (other) corrupt autocrats?

Reforming FIFA: what can we learn from experience with (other) corrupt autocrats?
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Written by Paul Jackson and Heather Marquette. Acres (how many football pitches-worth, we wonder) have been written about the footballing earthquake that followed the arrest of several FIFA officials and the melodramatic end of Sepp Blatter's reign. But here's another angle.
Date:
12/06/2015
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