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Did you know you signed up for a free trial? Isabelle Szmigin appears on BBC's Watchdog to comment on the transparency of Amazon's 'Prime' option

Did you know you signed up for a free trial? Isabelle Szmigin appears on BBC's Watchdog to comment on the transparency of Amazon's 'Prime' option
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Are Amazon misleading their customers with the online placement of their premium 'Prime' option? Professor of Marketing Isabelle Szmigin examines the Amazon website on Watchdog to find out (segment begins at 18 minutes).
Date:
24/06/2015

In for a penny: how Poundland conquered British high streets

In for a penny: how Poundland conquered British high streets
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Professor of Marketing Isabelle Szmigin looks into the reasons behind the continuing success of the high street discount giant.
Date:
23/06/2015
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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

Lord Carter's Report on NHS procurement: it's déjà vu all over again…

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A viewpoint by Dr Joe Sanderson, Head of the Department of Procurement and Operations Management, Birmingham Business School
Date:
24/06/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences
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School of Education student wins Critical Writing Prize

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The winning entry for the Critical Writing Prize 2015 has been won by Rebecca Green from the School of Education. Rebecca is a post-graduate student in primary education.
Date:
11/05/2015

Engineering Education Scheme (EES) event mark young people as future Science & Engineering stars

Engineering Education Scheme (EES) event mark young people as future Science & Engineering stars
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Students from 64 schools in the Midlands region marked themselves as Science and Engineering stars of the future at the prestigious Engineering Education Scheme (EES) event at Cranmore Park on Thursday 30 April 2015. The event featured keynote speaker, Lord Digby Jones, Midlands business and politics figure.
Date:
07/05/2015
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Students, Teaching
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Why the UK doesn't mind if aid boosts military spending

Why the UK doesn't mind if aid boosts military spending
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Written by Dr Jonathan Fisher. It's not a surprise that development aid frees up money for countries to spend on defence budgets. Why is the UK so shocked by its own policies?
Date:
19/06/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Rogue bankers join the welfare cheats on Osborne hit list

Rogue bankers join the welfare cheats on Osborne hit list
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Written by Dr Huw Macartney. More than just a piece of clever rhetoric, the government is making genuine changes to regulating the financial services industry.
Date:
19/06/2015
Categories:
International, Research, Social Sciences
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