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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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Commissioning for Better Outcomes: A Route Map

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A prototype framework of standards to support commissioners of adult social care assess the quality of their commissioning has been tested through a peer challenge process in three local authority pilot sites (Haringey, Nottinghamshire and Solihull).
Date:
02/07/2015

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
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School of Education moves up QS World Rankings

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The School of Education at the University of Birmingham is now ranked 27th in the world and 4th in Europe and the UK in the QS World Ranking list 2015.
Date:
05/05/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences

'Children's Lives' project is case study on public engagement site

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The Children's Lives project, led by Professor Ian Grosvenor, has been added as a case study to the National co-ordinating centre for public engagement (NCCPE) website. The NCCPE supports universities to increase the quality and impact of their public engagement activities.
Date:
01/05/2015
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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