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Rising number of inexperienced pilots may lead to more crashes

Rising number of inexperienced pilots may lead to more crashes
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In the wake of the crash of Germanwings Flight 4U9525, Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour Amy Fraher examines the worrying trend in which many airlines are cutting costs by employing less experienced pilots in order to remain competitive.
Date:
01/04/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences

Craft beer in, sat navs out – but the CPI shopping basket isn't all about you

Craft beer in, sat navs out – but the CPI shopping basket isn't all about you
Description
Professor Isabelle Szmigin of the Department of Marketing considers the latest shopping basket of goods used to measure UK inflation and what it does - or doesn't - say about the changes in consumer tastes.
Date:
31/03/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences
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Election Perspective 2015: Shaping the debate

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As the 2015 General Election approaches, academics at the University of Birmingham are contributing to the debates that will help the public decide where their vote should go in what promises to be one of the closest elections in decades.
Date:
16/04/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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Funding for research into early childhood services for children with disabilities in Malawi

Funding for research into early childhood services for children with disabilities in Malawi
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A project team at the School of Education, has recently been awarded approximately £500,000 from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Department for International Development (DFID) to investigate ways to improve the early childhood curriculum and teaching methods of pre-school carers and to increase the quality of early childhood development and education provision for young children with disabilities in Malawi.
Date:
19/02/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Why is it so hard to talk about race in UK universities?

Description
Dr Nicola Rollock discusses the lack of open debate about race in the UK in an article in 'The Conversation'
Date:
09/02/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences
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Sociology Society Careers Conference 2015

Sociology Society Careers Conference 2015
Description
The Sociology Society hosted a careers conference on 04 February 2015. This event provided current students with the opportunity to meet alumni from a variety of careers including HR, PR/Marketing, Consultancy, Social Work, Law (in particular a postgraduate qualification) and Education.
Date:
02/04/2015
Categories:
Alumni, Social Sciences, Students, Teaching

Blog: Authoritarianism and the securitization of development in Africa

Blog: Authoritarianism and the securitization of development in Africa
Description
Written by Jonathan Fisher, lecturer in IDD. Jonathan Fisher and David M. Anderson published the article: Authoritarianism and the securitization of development in Africa this January, 2015. We asked Jonathan what drives his research interest in this field and to address some of the issues captured in the article.
Date:
02/04/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences, Students
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