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Offensive marketing can work – but not if it vilifies women

Offensive marketing can work – but not if it vilifies women
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Isabelle Szmigin (Professor of Marketing) and Scott Taylor (Reader in Leadership & Organization Studies) consider the part that offensive advertising campaigns have played in marketing over the years and find that sexist attitudes continue to persist.
Date:
20/08/2015

Clubs and bars are closing but has anything really changed?

Clubs and bars are closing but has anything really changed?
Description
Isabelle Szmigin (Professor of Marketing) looks at the contradictory trends behind the apparent decline in Britain's night-time economy.
Date:
20/08/2015
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'Step up' to study social work at Birmingham

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The School of Social Policy is pleased to announce that they have won the opportunity to provide the 'Step Up' social work qualification programme, for a consortium of West Midlands Local Authorities.
Date:
26/08/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences

HSMC host visiting professor from Shanghai Jiatong University

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HSMC were delighted to host Associate Professor Dr Guohong Li from Shanghai Jiaotong University.
Date:
25/08/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences
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School of Education student wins Critical Writing Prize

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The winning entry for the Critical Writing Prize 2015 has been won by Rebecca Green from the School of Education. Rebecca is a post-graduate student in primary education.
Date:
11/05/2015

Engineering Education Scheme (EES) event mark young people as future Science & Engineering stars

Engineering Education Scheme (EES) event mark young people as future Science & Engineering stars
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Students from 64 schools in the Midlands region marked themselves as Science and Engineering stars of the future at the prestigious Engineering Education Scheme (EES) event at Cranmore Park on Thursday 30 April 2015. The event featured keynote speaker, Lord Digby Jones, Midlands business and politics figure.
Date:
07/05/2015
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Students, Teaching
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Podcast: Smart, smart, and many versus few and bespoke: Will small drones shift the character of conflict?

Podcast: Smart, smart, and many versus few and bespoke: Will small drones shift the character of conflict?
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Speaker: Dr Thomas X Hammes, Distinguished Research Fellow, Center for Strategic Research, Institute of National Strategic Studies. The convergence of artificial intelligence, drone technology, and additive manufacturing are making the advent of swarms of small, autonomous drones a reality. Their debut on the battlefield will dramatically change the character of war in air, land, space, and sea domains.
Date:
24/07/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

How Brazil and Argentina defused their nuclear rivalry

How Brazil and Argentina defused their nuclear rivalry
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Nicholas John Wheeler, University of Birmingham and Matias Spektor, Fundação Getúlio Vargas. Latin America's two biggest players spent much of the 1980s in a low-grade arms race – and they both had nuclear aspirations. How did they manage to diffuse the tension?
Date:
20/07/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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