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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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News from School of Social PolicyRss FeedAtom Feed

NHS will face unprecedented challenges over the next five years

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"It remains to be seen whether the 'Devo Manc' model will work and whether its governance model is robust. Whether or not this model is feasible, further integration of health and social care is desirable, not least because cuts in social care have knock-on consequences in the health sector."
Date:
01/05/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences

Asylum crisis? What crisis?

Description
With the monthly asylum application figures published today and these demonstrating a 527 reduction in the number of asylum seekers making their claims on British soil from 2751 in January 2015 and from 2370 the equivalent period last year, I find myself wondering why have the numbers decreased?
Date:
30/04/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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School of Education student named as one of the University's top alumni

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The School of Education is delighted that Hannah Bevington, a final year Education student, was one of the 12 students chosen from across the university to represent the spirit of the University in 2015
Date:
31/03/2015
Categories:
Alumni, Social Sciences

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
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IDD Guest seminar podcast: Research and risk-aversion in conflict-affected societies

IDD Guest seminar podcast: Research and risk-aversion in conflict-affected societies
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Speaker: Dr Suda Perera, Developmental Leadership Program. This seminar discusses the political and physical constraints affecting research within conflict-affected environments, and the growing trend towards remotely gathered data, through an autoethnography of research on armed group dynamics in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
Date:
20/04/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

IDD Guest seminar podcast: Policy integration and synergies between climate change mitigation and adaptation in forest and agriculture

IDD Guest seminar podcast: Policy integration and synergies between climate change mitigation and adaptation in forest and agriculture
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Speaker: Dr Monica Di Gregorio, University of Leeds. This study assesses the level of policy integration of climate change mitigation and adaptation in the forestry and agricultural sectors in Brazil and Indonesia, and explores barriers and opportunities to address trade-offs and achieve mutual benefits.
Date:
14/04/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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