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Headline: Expert insight on Jeremy Corbyn's "People QE"

Headline: Expert insight on Jeremy Corbyn's "People QE"
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University of Birmingham, Professor of Economics, Tony Yates has contributed his thoughts on Jeremy Corbyn's "People's QE" and warns "it would be a disaster."
Date:
02/09/2015

Offensive marketing can work – but not if it vilifies women

Offensive marketing can work – but not if it vilifies women
Description
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
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Hong Kong Social Work Accreditation Review

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Professor Barbara Fawcett has recently completed an accreditation review in a recent visit to Hong Kong, for the Hong Kong Social Work Registration Board
Date:
01/09/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences

'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
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University of Birmingham School welcomes new Sixth Formers

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Enrolment for the first ever places at a pioneering new school's Sixth Form begins tomorrow, as students across Birmingham receive their GCSE results. The University of Birmingham School will open its doors for the first time to prospective Sixth Form students who have met the entry criteria.
Date:
19/08/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences, Students, Teaching

TLang reports to the House of Commons

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Professor Adrian Blackledge presents findings from the TLANG research as evidence provided to the Everyday Entrepreneurs Inquiry of the All Party Parliamentary Small Shops Group at the House of Commons.
Date:
27/07/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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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
Description
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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