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Birmingham Means Business Research Showcase

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The Birmingham Means Business showcase was held to demonstrate how our academic research can help businesses and voluntary organisations in the region take advantage of a booming local economy.
Date:
07/11/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

Reshoring Manufacturing: Energy, Skills & Competitiveness

Description
What does reshoring mean for the West Midlands? Are local challenges hindering the recovery of manufacturing? Representatives of manufacturing companies and academics from MidEx and the Birmingham Business School will participate in a facilitated panel discussion about reshoring manufacturing for the region. The debate is part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science, which showcases research that benefits local communities.
Date:
04/11/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences
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Delivering maternity services in an era of superdiversity

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This new article released online for the Journal of Ethnic and Migration studies uses maternity services as a vehicle for exploring the experiences of new migrants and the barriers they encounter when seeking to engage with welfare services in superdiverse neighbourhoods. The article highlights widespread concerns in terms of equality of access and outcomes which are likely to extend beyond maternity services to other forms of welfare and are particularly worrying in relation to asylum seekers, failed asylum seekers and family/spousal migrants.
Date:
25/11/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Work on community languages

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Work by IRiS academic, Professor Angela Creese, on community languages has been featured in various ways recently.
Date:
24/11/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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Dyslexia in the spotlight: Matthew Scurfield brings his autobiographical play to the School of Education

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Matthew Scurfield and the Maltese actress and TV presenter Clare Agius gave a dynamic and engaging performance of 'I Could Be Anyone: Life With Dyslexia' for staff and students at the School of Education in November, followed by a question and answer session with Professor Jane Martin and Professor Julie Allan.
Date:
13/11/2014

Drs Penny Lacey and Graeme Douglas nominated for Disability and Learning Support Services' Excellent Practice Award.

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Dr Penny Lacey has been nominated for the Disability and Learning Support Services' 2nd Excellent Practice Awards at the University of Birmingham
Date:
13/11/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences
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Abe can win Japan's snap election but he needs to win big

Abe can win Japan's snap election but he needs to win big
Description
Written by Dr Julie Gilson. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's decision to call a snap election for December 14 comes after what has been a rather bad week for him. Japan has slipped back into recession for the first time since 2012 and Abe has seen his popularity ratings drop below 50% for the first time.
Date:
19/11/2014
Categories:
International, Research, Social Sciences

Czechs and Slovaks still search for truth and love, 25 years after the Velvet Revolution

Czechs and Slovaks still search for truth and love, 25 years after the Velvet Revolution
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Written by Dr Tim Haughton. At the top of Wencelas Square on the front of the Czech National Museum in Prague hangs a giant poster depicting the playwright dissident and former president Vaclav Havel. The poster has been hung, in part, to mark 25 years since the Velvet Revolution, or as it is known to Slovaks, the Gentle Revolution.
Date:
17/11/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences
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