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Rising number of inexperienced pilots may lead to more crashes

Rising number of inexperienced pilots may lead to more crashes
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In the wake of the crash of Germanwings Flight 4U9525, Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour Amy Fraher examines the worrying trend in which many airlines are cutting costs by employing less experienced pilots in order to remain competitive.
Date:
01/04/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences

Craft beer in, sat navs out – but the CPI shopping basket isn't all about you

Craft beer in, sat navs out – but the CPI shopping basket isn't all about you
Description
Professor Isabelle Szmigin of the Department of Marketing considers the latest shopping basket of goods used to measure UK inflation and what it does - or doesn't - say about the changes in consumer tastes.
Date:
31/03/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences
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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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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
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

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

Description
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
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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Success of Sociology Highlights the Breadth of Expertise in POLSIS

Success of Sociology Highlights the Breadth of Expertise in POLSIS
Description
Sociology is an integral part of POLSIS and has demonstrated innovation, student engagement and high levels of student satisfaction
Date:
17/03/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences, Students

Alumni profile: Following her heart led her to Helping Hands in Cambodia

Alumni profile: Following her heart led her to Helping Hands in Cambodia
Description
A final year POLSIS lecture sparked Lisa Morris's (BA Political Science and Sociology, 2008) interest in Cambodia and she now spends her days amongst the rice fields and coconut palms managing the NGO Helping Hands Cambodia.
Date:
17/03/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences, Students
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