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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
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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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Understanding and improving mental health services for young people

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With a number of health and social care communities considering whether to develop their child and adolescent mental health services into a more integrated 0-25 pathway, comparative research at the University of Birmingham is exploring how such issues are approached in England, Wales and Scotland and in three Australian states.
Date:
10/11/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

New set of standards to improve adult social care commissioning

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A new set of standards to help local authorities improve the effectiveness and quality of adult social care commissioning has been launched at the National Children and Adult Services (NCAS) Conference in Manchester.
Date:
10/11/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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The 'racism talk': how black middle-class parents are warning their children

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Nicola Rollock discusses her research findings on how black middle-class families are coping with a rise in prejudiced attitudes and how they are preparing their children for society
Date:
27/10/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

Dr Nicola Rollock takes part in an Academic Collaboration Visit to the University of Wisconsin, Madison

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Dr Nicola Rollock visits the University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA to meet and work with faculty and graduate students interested in issues of race and social justice in education
Date:
22/10/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences
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Blog: Ebola - where are the governments?

Blog: Ebola - where are the governments?
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Written by Dr Andrew Nickson. The terrible Ebola tragedy has spawned massive coverage in the world's media of Sierra Leone and Liberia – with harrowing images of victims, relatives, health workers, doctors, and aid agency staff. Yet one key 'stakeholder' in the fight against Ebola has been notably missing from this coverage – the government of both countries. Most of us would be hard pressed to name the presidents of either country* as they have been almost invisible, and the same goes for their respective health ministers.
Date:
21/11/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences, Students

Tower Hamlets residents must be wondering why they bothered to vote

Tower Hamlets residents must be wondering why they bothered to vote
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Written by Chris Game. With a forced smile and through gritted teeth, Tower Hamlets' elected mayor, Lutfur Rahman, has announced himself willing to accept – and even "welcome" – the intervention package set out for his borough by Eric Pickles, secretary of state for communities and local government.
Date:
21/11/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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