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Are food labels making us fat? Shoppers are making poor healthy eating choices because nutritional info is too confusing

Are food labels making us fat? Shoppers are making poor healthy eating choices because nutritional info is too confusing
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A recent study conducted by Sheena Leek and Isabelle Szmigin of the Department of Marketing has been featured in the Daily Mail. The research highlights how efforts to reduce obesity and promote a healthy diet are being hampered by confusing nutritional information on food packaging.
Date:
06/07/2015

Mentoring: it's not just for start-ups

Mentoring: it's not just for start-ups
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A recent article in Works Management Magazine highlights the success of CREME's pioneering mentoring programme.
Date:
01/07/2015
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Russell Mannion is presenting a keynote presentation on Hospital Board Governance of Patient Safety at an international health conference

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Professor Russell Mannion is a keynote speaker at an international conference hosted by St Hugh's College, Oxford
Date:
22/06/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences

Micro-enterprise: small enough to care?

Description
The study found that micro-enterprises can deliver more personalised, innovative and valued support for a similar or lower cost than larger providers. These benefits seem to be based on the micro-enterprises having greater continuity of staff, greater staff autonomy and greater accessibility of managers compared to larger organisations.
Date:
22/06/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences
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School of Education moves up QS World Rankings

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The School of Education at the University of Birmingham is now ranked 27th in the world and 4th in Europe and the UK in the QS World Ranking list 2015.
Date:
05/05/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences

'Children's Lives' project is case study on public engagement site

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The Children's Lives project, led by Professor Ian Grosvenor, has been added as a case study to the National co-ordinating centre for public engagement (NCCPE) website. The NCCPE supports universities to increase the quality and impact of their public engagement activities.
Date:
01/05/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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Why the UK doesn't mind if aid boosts military spending

Why the UK doesn't mind if aid boosts military spending
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Written by Dr Jonathan Fisher. It's not a surprise that development aid frees up money for countries to spend on defence budgets. Why is the UK so shocked by its own policies?
Date:
19/06/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Rogue bankers join the welfare cheats on Osborne hit list

Rogue bankers join the welfare cheats on Osborne hit list
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Written by Dr Huw Macartney. More than just a piece of clever rhetoric, the government is making genuine changes to regulating the financial services industry.
Date:
19/06/2015
Categories:
International, Research, Social Sciences
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