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BQ Entrepreneurs - West Midlands Business Stars on National Stage

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Two exciting entrepreneurial start-ups will represent the West Midlands at a national UK event in Sheffield for emerging entrepreneurs. One of the start-ups - Blue Vine Consultants - has been set up by University of Birmingham PhD students, Amrit Chandan and Scott Hardman.
Date:
27/06/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

Without HS3, all railroads lead to London - and a lopsided nation

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Pat Hanlon, a Senior Lecturer in Transport Economics, discusses George Osborne's proposal for a high speed rail line across the north of England and the effects it could have on the UK's great economic imbalance.
Date:
25/06/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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Lecturer recognised for exceptional work with Excellence in Teaching Award

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Congratulations to Dawn River, Lecturer in the Institute of Applied Social Studies in the School of Social Policy, who has received the 2014 School of Social Policy and College of Social Sciences Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Date:
10/07/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences, Teaching

University of Birmingham wins Outstanding International Strategy

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Academics from the University of Birmingham and a Research Foundation in Rio de Janeiro working to facilitate academic cooperation in Brazil and the UK.
Date:
10/07/2014
Categories:
International, Social Sciences
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Peter Davies discusses deregulation of universities on Australian radio

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Peter Davies offers his views on university fees and equity in the UK
Date:
04/06/2014
Categories:
International, Social Sciences

SMS text messaging use among low-literate multilingual adolescents and the implications for social exclusion

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Dr Deirdre Martin from the School of Education and Dr Caroline Tagg from the College of Arts and Law have received funding from the Society for Educational Studies to trial an innovative approach to the study of multilingual digital literacies, skills, functions and practices in SMS of low-literacy multilingual adolescents and the implications for social inclusion
Date:
29/05/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences
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Blog: How can the 21st century public servant survive an era of perma-austerity?

Blog: How can the 21st century public servant survive an era of perma-austerity?
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Written by Catherine Mangan. We are launching the first theme from our 21st Century Public Servant project – the need to survive a seemingly unending period of austerity – to coincide with the Local Government Association conference, where austerity is a central theme. Our research with local government and other public service delivery organisations found that 'perma-austerity' is both inhibiting and catalysing change, as organisations struggle to balance short-term cost-cutting and redundancies with a strategic vision for change.
Date:
14/07/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Blog: 21st century public servant: the discussion phase

Blog: 21st century public servant: the discussion phase
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Written by Catherine Needham. This post is based on a provocation which I posed at INLOGOV's recent Summer Symposium. It is an attempt to move on the conversation about engagement between local government, other public institutions, citizens and communities.
Date:
08/07/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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