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Musicalisation of Running: Experiencing Pleasurable Escape

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Dr. Finola Kerrigan discusses the role of music with regards to running, and how some may use it to create soundscapes in order to enhance their running experience.
Date:
11/04/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences, Sport

University of Birmingham and Jamaica National Foundation Legacy Scholarship Launch

University of Birmingham and Jamaica National Foundation Legacy Scholarship Launch
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As a part of the 2012 Olympic Legacy Programme, University of Birmingham and the Jamaica National Building Society have joined forces to offer a unique scholarship.
Date:
14/02/2014
Categories:
International, Social Sciences, Sport, Students
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BEST Project wins Higher Education Academy award

BEST Project wins Higher Education Academy award
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Staff at the School of Sport an Exercise Sciences have been awarded £10,000 by the Higher Education Academy to explore the experiences of home and international students participating in an outdoor groupwork skills course.
Date:
10/05/2012
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research, Sport, Teaching

New research highlights effective education for sports coaches as key to healthier UK youngsters

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Childhood obesity is a serious public health problem predicted to affect two thirds of UK children by 2050. Physical inactivity is a leading contributor to the obesity epidemic, which researchers from the University of Birmingham are seeking to combat through effective coach education.
Date:
22/06/2011
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research, Sport
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Student profile: Jose Van Oosten, MSc International Development

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I chose to study at Birmingham because for me it offered a great balance between being at the heart of a dynamic city, having a really large campus, a really large university with lots of activities, the politics department which I'm involved in is in the top ten of the country and of course, Birmingham is in the top three of the British University sports rankings, which is a big seller for me.
Date:
21/05/2013
Categories:
International, Social Sciences, Sport, Students, Teaching

Blog: Sport Under Communism – Dr Jonathan Grix discusses his new book

Blog: Sport Under Communism – Dr Jonathan Grix discusses his new book
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POLSIS's Dr Jonathan Grix appeared on BBC Radio 4's Thinking Allowed this week to discuss his new book Sport under Communism: Behind the East German 'Miracle', co-authored by Mike Dennis from the University of Wolverhampton.
Date:
27/07/2012
Categories:
Social Sciences, Sport
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