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Distinguished Leaders Series: Billie Major

Distinguished Leaders Series: Billie Major
Description
On 18 February Billie Major, Corporate Vice President and Head of Delivery for Capgemini Aspire, delivered a guest lecture as part of Birmingham Business School's Distinguished Leaders Series. Billie drew on her extensive experience to give an overview of what it takes to be an effective leader.
Date:
02/03/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences, Students

The car industry is going to be unrecognisable!

The car industry is going to be unrecognisable!
Description
Mike Wright, Executive Director of Jaguar Land Rover, told an audience of students, academics and businesses that the car industry is changing more fundamentally now than at any time since the early days of its inception.
Date:
25/02/2015
Categories:
Alumni, Social Sciences, Students
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How do you sleep at night? The anxieties of Doctors

How do you sleep at night? The anxieties of Doctors
Description
Hilary Brown writes about the book she has just finished reading Henry Marsh's book – Do No Harm- a memoir of the eminent neurosurgeon's practice over many years.
Date:
01/04/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Choice and competition is the 'least worst' way of reforming public services

Description
As part of the 2015 International Research Society for Public Management conference, Birmingham's School of Social Policy hosted a debate on the future of public services with Sir Julian Le Grand, former health advisor to Tony Blair
Date:
31/03/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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School of Education student named as one of the University's top alumni

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The School of Education is delighted that Hannah Bevington, a final year Education student, was one of the 12 students chosen from across the university to represent the spirit of the University in 2015
Date:
31/03/2015
Categories:
Alumni, Social Sciences

Ghana's democracy is driving great progress in health and education

Ghana's democracy is driving great progress in health and education
Description
Written by Alina Rocha Menocal, a senior research fellow at the Developmental Leadership Program. Despite weaknesses in accountability, Ghana's newly established political system has overseen dramatic improvements in basic services.
Date:
19/03/2015
Categories:
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
Description
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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