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Are food labels making us fat? Shoppers are making poor healthy eating choices because nutritional info is too confusing

Are food labels making us fat? Shoppers are making poor healthy eating choices because nutritional info is too confusing
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A recent study conducted by Sheena Leek and Isabelle Szmigin of the Department of Marketing has been featured in the Daily Mail. The research highlights how efforts to reduce obesity and promote a healthy diet are being hampered by confusing nutritional information on food packaging.
Date:
06/07/2015

Mentoring: it's not just for start-ups

Mentoring: it's not just for start-ups
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A recent article in Works Management Magazine highlights the success of CREME's pioneering mentoring programme.
Date:
01/07/2015
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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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Research from the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues highlighted in BBC report

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A recent article on the BBC News site - How do you instil good character? - discussing how good character may be taught, particularly in schools, referenced research undertaken by the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues.
Date:
05/06/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences

Should religious education prepare people to choose between faiths?

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Professor Michael Hand discusses religious education in this article in 'The Conversation'
Date:
15/05/2015
Categories:
Research, 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?
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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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