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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

ICAS Bursaries available for BSc Accounting and Finance

ICAS Bursaries available for BSc Accounting and Finance
Description
We are pleased to announce that the ICAS Foundation have allocated a number of bursaries to support students on our BSc Accounting and Finance programme.
Date:
25/02/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences, Students
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Our Bigger Story: a multi-media evaluation of Big Local

Description
The Third Sector Research Centre at the University of Birmingham with Mandy Wilson, Creative Media and Paul Morgans (independent film maker) has won the contract to be a part of the evaluation Big Local.
Date:
25/02/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Is it fair to ask volunteers to run library services?

Description
Professor of Social Policy and Director of the Third Sector Research Centre (TSRC), John Mohan, appeared on the Mark Forrest show on BBC local radio, to talk about the relevance of TSRC research to the issue of library services being taken over by volunteers.
Date:
24/02/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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Dr Penny Lacey

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It is with great sorrow that we have to announce that Dr Penny Lacey passed away peacefully on Monday 12 January 2015. We will remember her as a colleague who was admired by both her students and the community for the contributions that she made to the field through her teaching and research.
Date:
19/01/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences

'What is Character? Virtue Ethics in Education' MOOC attracts huge interest

Description
The Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues' Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), 'What is Character? Virtue Ethics in Education' has attracted a huge amount of interest ahead of its launch, reflecting the growing interest in character education.
Date:
15/01/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences
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IDD Guest seminar podcast: Corporate influence on institutional development in an emerging economy: The case of China

IDD Guest seminar podcast: Corporate influence on institutional development in an emerging economy: The case of China
Description
Speaker: Professor John Child, Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham. This seminar examines the role of large corporations in shaping institutional development, with particular reference to China. Although institutions are potentially powerful actors in the Chinese business environment, reflecting considerable control by government and Party, there has been scope for non-Chinese corporations to influence the development of their regulations and policies.
Date:
27/02/2015
Categories:
Alumni, Research, Social Sciences

New World Development article by Fiona Nunan

New World Development article by Fiona Nunan
Description
Newly published article in World Development examines how different types of institutions impact on the co-management of fisheries, drawing on research on inland fisheries in East Africa and Malawi.
Date:
26/02/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences
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