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A business school graduate is one of the University's 'Alumni of the Year'

A business school graduate is one of the University's 'Alumni of the Year'
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If you have graduated in the last few years, there's a good chance that you'll have heard of The Beans Group. Founded in 2005 by James Eder and his brother Michael, Student Beans is a popular website in student circles. It offers discounts, freebies and advice to students in their millions, works with some of the biggest brands in the world, and has its roots at Birmingham.
Date:
05/05/2015

Pamela Robinson comments on misleading pricing tactics by UK supermarkets and on Tesco's record annual loss

Pamela Robinson comments on misleading pricing tactics by UK supermarkets and on Tesco's record annual loss
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Dr Pamela Robinson has been busy in the media recently, appearing on radio and television broadcasts to provide commentary on two of the big news stories to come out of the grocery sector.
Date:
30/04/2015
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NHS will face unprecedented challenges over the next five years

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"It remains to be seen whether the 'Devo Manc' model will work and whether its governance model is robust. Whether or not this model is feasible, further integration of health and social care is desirable, not least because cuts in social care have knock-on consequences in the health sector."
Date:
01/05/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences

Asylum crisis? What crisis?

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With the monthly asylum application figures published today and these demonstrating a 527 reduction in the number of asylum seekers making their claims on British soil from 2751 in January 2015 and from 2370 the equivalent period last year, I find myself wondering why have the numbers decreased?
Date:
30/04/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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Voices of the Bullring markets

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A new video has been released by the TLANG research team which introduces you to the superdiverse nature of the Bullring markets.
Date:
05/03/2015
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Research, Social Sciences

Focus on exams 'hinders development of character' in British school children

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Two new reports by the University of Birmingham's Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues have found that moral character is being squeezed out of children's education.
Date:
02/03/2015
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Research, Social Sciences
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Deaths in the Mediterranean are a direct result of ongoing crisis in north Africa

Deaths in the Mediterranean are a direct result of ongoing crisis in north Africa
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Written by Professor Paul Jackson. The rapid escalation this year in the numbers of people drowned as they flee in leaky boats across the Mediterranean is a direct consequence of the conflict in Iraq, Syria and north Africa, specifically Libya – where the implications of the Western intervention are playing out in the deaths of thousands, whether from the violence itself or as they try desperately to escape to safety.
Date:
21/04/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Why the British election should be more like a student ballot

Why the British election should be more like a student ballot
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Written by Chris Game, Honorary Senior Lecturer, INLOGOV. Wednesday April 15 is Democracy Day. It's the start of the final coordinated push before the 2015 voter registration deadline on April 20. It was organised, like February's National Voter Registration Day, by Bite the Ballot, a not-for-profit community movement that aims to encourage young people in particular to reject Russell Brand's baleful "stop voting" gospel and make their votes count.
Date:
20/04/2015
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Research, Social Sciences
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