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Birmingham Business School's Amy Fraher wins Silver Medal for her latest book in the 2015 Axiom Business Book Awards

Birmingham Business School's Amy Fraher wins Silver Medal for her latest book in the 2015 Axiom Business Book Awards
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Amy Fraher, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Organisation, Work and Employment at the Birmingham Business School has won the 2015 Axiom Business Book Awards Silver Medal for her book The Next Crash: How Short Term Profit Seeking Trumps Airline Safety (Cornell University Press).
Date:
23/03/2015

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
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Defending Welfare – Birmingham Academics comment on the last five years of the Coalition

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In the lead up to the 2010 Election the Social Policy Association (SPA) published In Defence of Welfare - a commentary on challenges facing any incoming government. For the 2015 election In Defence of Welfare 2 has now been launched: and Birmingham academics are some of the main contributors to the series of short essays.
Date:
15/04/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Admission impossible? Reducing emergency hospital admissions for older people

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Since the winter, the issue of pressure on A&E and emergency hospital admissions has been centre stage in the media and in political debate. While the Conservatives claim that the NHS is safe in their hands, Labour argue that the health service is in crisis.
Date:
15/04/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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Experts share best autism practices with India

Experts share best autism practices with India
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On World Autism Awareness Day, UK experts are calling for stronger links with India to develop best autism practices that are relevant to the specific cultural and local needs of the country. A research team from the University of Birmingham, UCL Institute of Education (IOE) and the International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT Hyderabad) are currently visiting schools in Hyderabad, engaging with teachers and parents on how technology can support children with autism in India.
Date:
13/04/2015
Categories:
International, Research, Social Sciences

CRRE supports statement to take racism out of the General Election

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The Centre for Research in Race and Education (CRRE) is one of numerous signatories supporting a call to keep racism out of the General Election campaign.
Date:
09/04/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences
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Sociology Society Careers Conference 2015

Sociology Society Careers Conference 2015
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The Sociology Society hosted a careers conference on 04 February 2015. This event provided current students with the opportunity to meet alumni from a variety of careers including HR, PR/Marketing, Consultancy, Social Work, Law (in particular a postgraduate qualification) and Education.
Date:
02/04/2015
Categories:
Alumni, Social Sciences, Students, Teaching

Blog: Authoritarianism and the securitization of development in Africa

Blog: Authoritarianism and the securitization of development in Africa
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Written by Jonathan Fisher, lecturer in IDD. Jonathan Fisher and David M. Anderson published the article: Authoritarianism and the securitization of development in Africa this January, 2015. We asked Jonathan what drives his research interest in this field and to address some of the issues captured in the article.
Date:
02/04/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences, Students
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