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Sixth form students work to balance the budgets at CIPFA business event

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Midlands sixth formers visit Birmingham Business School for team management games organised by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA).
Date:
25/06/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

The Capgemini Community Challenge at Birmingham Business School

Description
The third annual Capgemini Community Challenge was held, which sees University of Birmingham students working in consultancy teams to provide solutions for third sector clients.
Date:
24/06/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences, Students
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The moral compexities of child protection: mothers, children and the state

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Sue White, Professor of Social Work for Children and Families, contributes to the latest Birmingham Brief.
Date:
02/07/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Whose sea? Mare nostrum and the politics of migration in the Med

Whose sea? Mare nostrum and the politics of migration in the Med
Description
On the eve of Italy's EU presidency, IRiS academic Dr Sigona discusses the politics underpinning current responses to the migration crisis in the Med and how new wave of nationalism could scupper Italy's bid for EU-wide response to migrant boats.
Date:
01/07/2014
Categories:
Research, 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?
Description
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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