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Revelation of Tesco accounting error may have done new board a favour

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There is a long history of companies misstating their financial position and performance, and on Monday Tesco plc became the latest with its announcement that it had overstated its half-year profit forecast by £250 million. This revelation, arising from information provided by an internal whistle-blower, resulted in an 11 per cent reduction in the supermarket giant's share price, putting the share value at an 11-year low. How can an error this large have occurred?
Date:
25/09/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

MPs launch sustainability commission in parliament

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On Tuesday 9 September launched the Sustainability Commission with Professor Brammer providing an overview of what the Commissioners are looking to achieve; and Adam Elman, Global Head of Delivery: Plan A at Marks & Spencer, speaking about Marks & Spencer's approach to sustainability envisaged through its Plan A 2020 commitments.
Date:
17/09/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences
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IRiS to host event on examining diet and physical activity behaviours amongst older adults through the lens of superdiversity

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All are welcome at this Free workshop "Examining diet and physical activity behaviours amongst older adults through the lens of superdiversity" which is being hosted by IRiS.
Date:
04/09/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Grassroots civil society at crossroads

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A new paper co-written by Jenny Phillimore with IRiS and TSRC colleagues, explores how very small scale 'grassroots', that is self-organised civil society action, including that undertaken by minority and new migrant groups, contributes to society at local level.
Date:
03/09/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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New Head of College of Social Sciences announced

New Head of College of Social Sciences announced
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We are delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Saul Becker to the post of Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Social Sciences. Saul will join us in August 2014.
Date:
05/08/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

Doctoral researchers from School of Education finalists in Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition

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Beverley Maynard and Jesvir Mahil from the School of Education were finalists in this year's Birmingham Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition
Date:
31/07/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences
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Exit, Voice and Loyalty in the Public Sphere: On the Hollowing Out of Universities and the 'Trojan Horse' Attack on the Muslim Community in the UK, By Justin Cruickshank and Ioana Cerasella Chis

Exit, Voice and Loyalty in the Public Sphere: On the Hollowing Out of Universities and the 'Trojan Horse' Attack on the Muslim Community in the UK, By Justin Cruickshank and Ioana Cerasella Chis
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Written By Dr Justin Cruickshank and Ioana Cerasella Chis. In the discussion below we will offer our definition of neo-liberalism as an elite project that hollows out education and communities; relating this to the questions of why academics are not usually public intellectuals and how the UK Coalition Government demonised a dialogic education offered by some schools in Birmingham with a majority of Muslim pupils.
Date:
26/09/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

Blog: What skills does a 21st Century fire service need?

Blog: What skills does a 21st Century fire service need?
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Written by Dave Cross. Over the past twenty years the fire service, like many other public sector agencies has undergone radical change. Whilst the public's expectation of the fire service as a response based fire and rescue service remains the same, the organisational expectations of fire fighters has increased markedly. To quote a senior Greater Manchester fire officer "The job of a fire fighter nowadays has changed from not just putting out fires… to almost being a semi social worker".
Date:
26/09/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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