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Go Further, Faster on Devolution to Create Better Jobs Nationwide, Urges All Party Group Connecting Universities to Business Event

Go Further, Faster on Devolution to Create Better Jobs Nationwide, Urges All Party Group Connecting Universities to Business Event
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As part of the Connecting Universities to Business Event, Professor Simon Collinson, Dean of Birmingham Business School, delivered a speech on 'Universities as drivers of high-value growth'.
Date:
16/12/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

NatWest Venus Awards Employee of the Year

NatWest Venus Awards Employee of the Year
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Congratulations to Birmingham Business School's Professor Kiran Trehan who was awarded the accolade of 'Employee of the Year'.
Date:
12/12/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences
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Staff satisfaction and organisational performance: evidence from a longitudinal secondary analysis of the NHS staff survey and outcome data

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A team from HSMC and the University of Sheffield (Martin Powell, Jeremy Dawson, Anna Topakas, Joan Durose and Chris Fewtrell) have just published a report on 'Staff Satisfaction and Organisational Performance' which was funded by NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research.
Date:
12/12/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

Why we need to keep talking about gender and leadership

Why we need to keep talking about gender and leadership
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In 1987, like generations of NHS graduate management trainees, I made my way to Harrogate for the 2-day assessment centre which determined which bright-eyed and bushy-tailed graduates were to be admitted to the national scheme. I can still recall how surprised and impressed I was that the final appointments panel was chaired by a woman chief executive, and that she took time during the interview to talk to me about the NHS' opportunities and support for women managers.
Date:
11/12/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences
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Can 'character' be taught? New online course to explore virtue ethics in education

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A new, free online course run by the University of Birmingham will help answer important questions around the issue of character in young people's education.
Date:
03/11/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences, Teaching

The 'racism talk': how black middle-class parents are warning their children

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Nicola Rollock discusses her research findings on how black middle-class families are coping with a rise in prejudiced attitudes and how they are preparing their children for society
Date:
27/10/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences
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Huge Russian rate hike plays roulette with the economy

Huge Russian rate hike plays roulette with the economy
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Written by Dr Richard Connolly. Russia's Central Bank has raised its key interest rate from 10.5% to 17% in an emergency move that is designed to halt the ongoing collapse of the rouble, which has accelerated in recent weeks. The dramatic intervention comes after the rouble suffered its worst one-day fall since the August 1998 financial crisis.
Date:
16/12/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Blog: The journey to the common: what is the role of the voluntary sector?

Blog: The journey to the common: what is the role of the voluntary sector?
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Written by Anna Coleman and Julia Segar. A recent publication by the New Local Government Network (NLGN) looked at how local councils are preparing for the future and suggests depressingly that "there is simply no way that local government can reach 2018 let alone 2020 while still delivering the full range and quality of services currently on offer"(p6). Simply put, we have an ageing population, with associated increasing demand for care services and draconian cuts in council budgets.
Date:
12/12/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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