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Posted 25 September 2017

Social Security and Family Life

A two year research project about the long-term experiences of families where one or more family members receives, has recently received or has applied for Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payment.

Posted 25 September 2017

Migrant Business Organising

In partnership with Citizens UK, the Centre for Research into Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship (CREME) has developed a project designed to draw attention to the vital role that local entrepreneurs play in creating social value.

Posted 25 September 2017

MAKERS: A research and innovation staff exchange project

MAKERS will bring together leaders from business, academia and policy to study issues related to the drivers and dynamics of sustaining the competitiveness of EU manufacturing sectors. The project's innovative research, training and mobility activities will address key concerns related to the historic opportunity for the EU to lead a manufacturing renaissance that not only upgrades existing manufacturing competences but, more importantly, develops new technological capabilities across EU regions to support regional industrial resilience for more distributed and sustainable socio-economic growth and prosperity. The MAKERS will create a multi-stakeholder platform to discuss the current understanding of issues related to the emergence of Industry 4.0 in Europe.

Posted 25 September 2017

Researcher wins British Journal of Social Work Prize

Dr Lisa Morriss, Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Birmingham has been awarded the BASW Kay McDougall British Journal of Social Work Prize for an article looking at the newly created role of the Approved Mental Health Professional.

Posted 23 September 2017

New staff join the Department of Economics

The Department of Economics is delighted to welcome five new academic staff joining our team this year: Professors Kimberley Scharf and Ganna Pogrebna and lecturers Dr. Wanyu Chung, Dr. Zhihua Li and Dr. Rebecca McDonald.

Posted 20 September 2017

Smoking bans are sparking a rise in violence and disorder in UK prisons

There have been numerous reports of riots and violent clashes in UK prisons this year. It's always difficult to pinpoint the causes of such flash-points, but an outbreak of violence at the privately run HMP Birmingham in September suggests that the prison smoking ban could be partially to blame after prisoners were reportedly heard chanting "we want burn" – which is slang for tobacco.

Posted 14 September 2017

Brexit and the City

On 5 July 2017 Professor Andy Mullineux chaired a panel session on the impact of Brexit and The City. During the session, the panel debated whether a 'soft' or 'hard' Brexit is more likely given the current government's position following the recent general election and the impact on the MFID, AFIMD and EMIR 'passport' systems and regulations.

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