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Birmingham 'enterprise belt' research is creating 96,000 jobs

Birmingham 'enterprise belt' research is creating 96,000 jobs
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A recent impact case study by Professor John Bryson has been published on the ESRC website. The study focuses on an 'enterprise belt' surrounding Greater Birmingham that is helping to create 96,000 new jobs that will add £14 billion to the economy.
Date:
29/06/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Launch of the Centre for Tax Governance

Launch of the Centre for Tax Governance
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The Centre for Tax Governance (CETAG), part of the Accountability and Governance Research Cluster, was launched on the 16th June by Professor Penelope Tuck (Department of Accounting, BBS). The CETAG is funded by the Accountability and Governance Research Cluster and CETAG's scope is to combine researchers from accounting and management, law and social policy and focus broadly on accountability and governance of taxation.
Date:
26/06/2015
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Social care micro-enterprises more effective than larger providers, says report

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'Smaller is better' when it comes to providing social care, according to a new study from the University of Birmingham.
Date:
01/07/2015

APPG Universities - A Comment from Dr Chris Allen

APPG Universities - A Comment from Dr Chris Allen
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I was invited to the House of Lords to talk to the All Party Parliamentary University Group (APPUG) on Tuesday 23 June about the impact of counter-terror policies on the experience of Muslim students. Established since 1994, the APPUG brings together Members of the House of Commons and Lords with Vice Chancellors and other university representatives to discuss matters affecting Higher Education.
Date:
29/06/2015
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Dr Chris Szwed awarded National Teaching Fellowship

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Dr Chris Szwed, has been awarded a National Teaching Fellowship by the Higher Education Academy (HEA); the most prestigious awards for excellence in higher education teaching and support for learning.
Date:
17/06/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences

School of Education hosts very successful Teach Meet event

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The School of Education welcomes 200 teachers and other education colleagues to a 'Teach Meet' event.
Date:
11/06/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences
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Blog: Do 'sticky' institutions always survive? The demise of the Audit Commission

Blog: Do 'sticky' institutions always survive? The demise of the Audit Commission
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Written by Katherine Tonkiss. "The Audit Commission played a central role in the audit, inspection, performance improvement and regulation of local authorities (and other public service providers) in England for over thirty years. Operating at arm's length from government, it thrived under the efficiency and performance improvement agendas of successive Conservative and Labour governments, growing into a large and powerful public body."
Date:
24/06/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Blog: Prizes for local government: Latin America or England?

Blog: Prizes for local government: Latin America or England?
Description
Written by Dr Andrew Nickson. Last week I was in Panama City to deliver the inaugural address at the 2nd Latin American seminar on good practices in municipal management. My topic was the challenges of sub-national governance in the region, after thirty years during which local political democracy has gradually become the norm, accompanied by a growing share of fiscal revenue devolved to local government.
Date:
22/06/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences, Students
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