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Una O'Brien, Permanent Secretary of the Department of Health visits Birmingham Business School

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Birmingham Business School welcomed Una O'Brien, Permanent Secretary of the Department of Health this week, to share her views on leadership.
Date:
05/12/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

Former Vice President of Chartering and Commercial Operations for BP visits Birmingham Business School

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Kate Ellis, former Vice President of Chartering and Commercial Operations for BP, visited Birmingham Business School this week to share her views on leadership as part of the School's Distinguished Leader Series.
Date:
04/12/2014
Categories:
Alumni, Social Sciences
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Roundtable discussion: All Party Parliamentary Group on Social Work

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The School of Social Policy's Dr Jerry Tew, Reader in Mental Health and Social Work and Head of Education, recently attended a roundtable discussion of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Social Work.
Date:
15/12/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

HSMC's Jon Glasby chairs the latest Distinguished Speakers Lecture

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HSMC's Jon Glasby was delighted to chair the latest University Distinguished Leaders lecture. While the media and the public can sometimes look to the commercial sector for examples of good leadership, the University was delighted to welcome Una O'Brien, Permanent Secretary of the Department of Health since 2010.
Date:
15/12/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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The Colour of Class: the educational strategies of the Black middle classes

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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

Dr Nicola Rollock wins a place on BBC Expert Voices BAME Talent Day

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Dr Nicola Rollock was one of four University of Birmingham minority ethnic academics to be offered a place on the BBC Expert Voices BAME Talent Days
Date:
03/12/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences
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Huge Russian rate hike plays roulette with the economy

Huge Russian rate hike plays roulette with the economy
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Written by Dr Richard Connolly. Russia's Central Bank has raised its key interest rate from 10.5% to 17% in an emergency move that is designed to halt the ongoing collapse of the rouble, which has accelerated in recent weeks. The dramatic intervention comes after the rouble suffered its worst one-day fall since the August 1998 financial crisis.
Date:
16/12/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Blog: The journey to the common: what is the role of the voluntary sector?

Blog: The journey to the common: what is the role of the voluntary sector?
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Written by Anna Coleman and Julia Segar. A recent publication by the New Local Government Network (NLGN) looked at how local councils are preparing for the future and suggests depressingly that "there is simply no way that local government can reach 2018 let alone 2020 while still delivering the full range and quality of services currently on offer"(p6). Simply put, we have an ageing population, with associated increasing demand for care services and draconian cuts in council budgets.
Date:
12/12/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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