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Distinguished Leaders Series: Stephen Collins

Distinguished Leaders Series: Stephen Collins
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On 11 March Stephen Collins, Group Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director at SG Hambros Bank Limited, delivered a guest lecture as part of Birmingham Business School's Distinguished Leaders Series. Stephen drew on his extensive experience to give an overview of what it takes to be an effective leader.
Date:
20/03/2015
Categories:
Alumni, Social Sciences, Students

Birmingham Business School students perform exceptionally in Hult Prize regional finals

Birmingham Business School students perform exceptionally in Hult Prize regional finals
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Top-tier schools have gone head to head in one of five regional finals of the world's largest student competition, competing for $1 million in start-up funding to solve President Clinton's Early Childhood Challenge.
Date:
19/03/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences, Students
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Choice and competition is the 'least worst' way of reforming public services

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As part of the 2015 International Research Society for Public Management conference, Birmingham's School of Social Policy hosted a debate on the future of public services with Sir Julian Le Grand, former health advisor to Tony Blair
Date:
31/03/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Resource caravan passageways and immigrant integration

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As part of the Distinguished Speaker Series, Professor Seven Hobfoll, the Judd and Marjorie Weinberg Presidential Professor, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois in the USA, will be presenting a lecture entitled 'Ya'Gotta' love baseball: Resource caravan passageways and immigrant integration'.
Date:
31/03/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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School of Education student named as one of the University's top alumni

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The School of Education is delighted that Hannah Bevington, a final year Education student, was one of the 12 students chosen from across the university to represent the spirit of the University in 2015
Date:
31/03/2015
Categories:
Alumni, Social Sciences

Ghana's democracy is driving great progress in health and education

Ghana's democracy is driving great progress in health and education
Description
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
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Blog: Queen Cersei and the evaporating Revenue Support Grant

Blog: Queen Cersei and the evaporating Revenue Support Grant
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Written by Chris Game, Visiting Lecturer at INLOGOV. Next week is the last week of Hilary Term, or revision week at the end of Spring Term, as it's known here at the UoB and most other universities who feel no great affinity to the probably inappropriately named 4th Century St Hilarius of Poitiers. Over the many years in which I lectured undergraduates, I used rather to like it: end of the course/module in sight, legitimate chance to share and spread gossip about approaching local elections, lecture attendances boosted by students desperate for exam hints. Plus, nowadays, plenty of discussion-prompting visual aids – one of which is the pretext for this blog.
Date:
20/03/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Understanding the Post-Crisis Landscape: Assessing Change in Economic Management, Welfare, Work and Democracy

Understanding the Post-Crisis Landscape: Assessing Change in Economic Management, Welfare, Work and Democracy
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This seminar introduced a 6-seminar ESRC seminar series: Understanding the Post-Crisis Landscape: Assessing Change in Economic Management, Welfare, Work and Democracy. It highlighted and contested contemporary political economy approaches to macroeconomic management, welfare, work, and democracy, in the light of the global economic crisis - thereby setting the scene for four subsequent seminars to explore each of these themes in more depth.
Date:
20/03/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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