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Creating tomorrow's leading social scientists

Creating tomorrow's leading social scientists
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The Birmingham Doctoral Training Centre is one of only 21 across the UK to be accredited by the ESRC. It has 22 ESRC scholarships to fund doctoral research starting in 2015.
Date:
14/11/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Glittering penguins: the power of the Christmas ad to win over (and lose) customers

Glittering penguins: the power of the Christmas ad to win over (and lose) customers
Description
As well as the tell-tale signs of decorations going up, the rolling out of Christmas advertisements has become a key moment for getting us all in the seasonal mood. And the competition to capture the festive spirit – and the customers that come with it – is fierce.
Date:
11/11/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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TSRC and NCVO receive funding to continue work on third sector evidence base

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The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) and the Third Sector Research Centre (TSRC) are to create a data resource that will improve the evidence base for the voluntary sector, particularly in relation to its finances and resources over the past decade.
Date:
26/03/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Tenant involvement could save millions says Minister, Stephen Williams

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Professor David Mullins joined over 100 leading figures from the tenants movement and social landlords in the Jubilee Room at the House of Commons recently, to launch a major new report on the business benefits of social landlords' involving their tenants in decision making and service provision.
Date:
26/03/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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REF success for the School of Education

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The University of Birmingham's School of Education has been announced as one of the best School's in the UK for its areas of research in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.
Date:
18/12/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

The Colour of Class: the educational strategies of the Black middle classes

Description
This new book draws on qualitative data from nearly 80 Black Caribbean middle-class parents. The interviews reveal how these parents attempt to navigate their children successfully through the school system, and defend them against low expectations and other manifestations of discrimination
Date:
03/12/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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Blog: Queen Cersei and the evaporating Revenue Support Grant

Blog: Queen Cersei and the evaporating Revenue Support Grant
Description
Written by Chris Game, Visiting Lecturer at INLOGOV. Next week is the last week of Hilary Term, or revision week at the end of Spring Term, as it's known here at the UoB and most other universities who feel no great affinity to the probably inappropriately named 4th Century St Hilarius of Poitiers. Over the many years in which I lectured undergraduates, I used rather to like it: end of the course/module in sight, legitimate chance to share and spread gossip about approaching local elections, lecture attendances boosted by students desperate for exam hints. Plus, nowadays, plenty of discussion-prompting visual aids – one of which is the pretext for this blog.
Date:
20/03/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Understanding the Post-Crisis Landscape: Assessing Change in Economic Management, Welfare, Work and Democracy

Understanding the Post-Crisis Landscape: Assessing Change in Economic Management, Welfare, Work and Democracy
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This seminar introduced a 6-seminar ESRC seminar series: Understanding the Post-Crisis Landscape: Assessing Change in Economic Management, Welfare, Work and Democracy. It highlighted and contested contemporary political economy approaches to macroeconomic management, welfare, work, and democracy, in the light of the global economic crisis - thereby setting the scene for four subsequent seminars to explore each of these themes in more depth.
Date:
20/03/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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