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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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NHS pressures at risk of stifling cancer research, says report

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Daily pressures on the NHS are having a serious impact on its ability to support world-leading research into cancer, according to a Cancer Research UK-commissioned report from the University of Birmingham.
Date:
20/05/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Could you be Dementia-Friendly?

Could you be Dementia-Friendly?
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As a Dementia Champion I volunteered to be part of a social movement which looks to reduce the isolation and stigma often encountered by those people with, or close to a person with a dementia diagnosis
Date:
20/05/2015
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Research, Social Sciences
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Experts share best autism practices with India

Experts share best autism practices with India
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On World Autism Awareness Day, UK experts are calling for stronger links with India to develop best autism practices that are relevant to the specific cultural and local needs of the country. A research team from the University of Birmingham, UCL Institute of Education (IOE) and the International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT Hyderabad) are currently visiting schools in Hyderabad, engaging with teachers and parents on how technology can support children with autism in India.
Date:
13/04/2015
Categories:
International, Research, Social Sciences

CRRE supports statement to take racism out of the General Election

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The Centre for Research in Race and Education (CRRE) is one of numerous signatories supporting a call to keep racism out of the General Election campaign.
Date:
09/04/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences
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Blog: A new typology of local government systems

Blog: A new typology of local government systems
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Written by Pawel Swianiewicz. "Typologies of the European systems of local government are important and frequent point of reference for many scholars. But the trouble for scholars from my part of Europe is that the most popular classifications concentrate on Western part of the continent, totally disregarding the post-communist Central and Eastern Europe."
Date:
22/05/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Blog: The Wedding of the Century: More Evidence of a Soft Exit for Chechnya?

Blog: The Wedding of the Century: More Evidence of a Soft Exit for Chechnya?
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By Karena Avedissian. In Chechnya, the wedding of a 17-year old girl and a middle-aged policeman has put centre-periphery relations and the growing divergence of regional arrangements in Chechnya and the rest of the Russian Federation in the spotlight.
Date:
22/05/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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