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MBA students support racing cars success

MBA students support racing cars success
Description
Students from the College of Engineering of Physical Sciences are continuing their collaboration with Birmingham Business Schools MBA students to compete in The Formula Student UK (FSUK) competition- a student engineering competition in which teams from all over the world design, manufacture and race a Formula-style car.
Date:
20/04/2015

Where'd everybody go? Social Enterprise and the General Election 2015

Where'd everybody go? Social Enterprise and the General Election 2015
Description
Post Doctoral Research Fellow Dr Simon Adderley from Birmingham Business School considers how the concept of social enterprise has slipped from the general election agenda and why it should be brought back to the fore.
Date:
15/04/2015
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Defending Welfare – Birmingham Academics comment on the last five years of the Coalition

Description
In the lead up to the 2010 Election the Social Policy Association (SPA) published In Defence of Welfare - a commentary on challenges facing any incoming government. For the 2015 election In Defence of Welfare 2 has now been launched: and Birmingham academics are some of the main contributors to the series of short essays.
Date:
15/04/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Admission impossible? Reducing emergency hospital admissions for older people

Description
Since the winter, the issue of pressure on A&E and emergency hospital admissions has been centre stage in the media and in political debate. While the Conservatives claim that the NHS is safe in their hands, Labour argue that the health service is in crisis.
Date:
15/04/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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Ghana's democracy is driving great progress in health and education

Ghana's democracy is driving great progress in health and education
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Written by Alina Rocha Menocal, a senior research fellow at the Developmental Leadership Program. Despite weaknesses in accountability, Ghana's newly established political system has overseen dramatic improvements in basic services.
Date:
19/03/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences

Inclusive Design: its impact on young people with visual impairments

Description
Rachel Hewett speaks at the Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference (CSUN 2015) in San Diego
Date:
06/03/2015
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IDD Guest seminar podcast: Research and risk-aversion in conflict-affected societies

IDD Guest seminar podcast: Research and risk-aversion in conflict-affected societies
Description
Speaker: Dr Suda Perera, Developmental Leadership Program. This seminar discusses the political and physical constraints affecting research within conflict-affected environments, and the growing trend towards remotely gathered data, through an autoethnography of research on armed group dynamics in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
Date:
20/04/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

IDD Guest seminar podcast: Policy integration and synergies between climate change mitigation and adaptation in forest and agriculture

IDD Guest seminar podcast: Policy integration and synergies between climate change mitigation and adaptation in forest and agriculture
Description
Speaker: Dr Monica Di Gregorio, University of Leeds. This study assesses the level of policy integration of climate change mitigation and adaptation in the forestry and agricultural sectors in Brazil and Indonesia, and explores barriers and opportunities to address trade-offs and achieve mutual benefits.
Date:
14/04/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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