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2018

Dr Christine Szwed discusses education on Dubai Eye radio

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Dr Christine Szwed talks about the importance of quality teaching programmes on the radio show Drive Live
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Wednesday 31st January 2018

Professor Kalwant Bhopal invited to be judge for the Guardian University Awards

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Professor Kalwant Bhopal is to be one of the judges for the annual Guardian University Awards which celebrate excellence in universities
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Thursday 18th January 2018

Understanding race in education – a guide for teachers from Professor Kalwant Bhopal

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Listen to Professor Kalwant Bhopal discuss race in education
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Thursday 18th January 2018

Happy birthday, Braille: how writing you can touch is still helping blind people to read and learn

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Graeme Douglas, Mike McLinden and Rachel Hewett in The Conversation: Some thought technology would make braille redundant – but the real threat is a lack of education and resources.
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Thursday 4th January 2018

University of Birmingham academic and alumni in New Year Honours

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University of Birmingham academic Professor James Arthur has been awarded an OBE in the 2018 New Year Honours for services to character and values education.
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Thursday 4th January 2018
2017

63-percent of Britons say displays of 'public virtue' are on the decline – poll suggests

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A new poll conducted by the University of Birmingham, Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues and Populus has revealed that most Britons report a decline in displays of 'public virtue' in society. Out of a nationwide sample of over 2,000 participants, 63% reported seeing a decline in 'public virtue', defined as a 'willingness to set aside private interests for the good of society'.
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Tuesday 19th December 2017

Professor Gary Thomas discusses his paper 'After the Gold Rush' on Faculti

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Professor Gary Thomas discusses his paper After the Gold Rush on Faculti
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Friday 15th December 2017

How to encourage young people to make a habit of helping others

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Findings from a 3 year study found that young people with a habit of service were more likely to have started social action at a younger age than those without that habit.
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Tuesday 28th November 2017

Record breaking Doctoral Researcher Conference

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Another successful Doctoral Researcher Conference with keynote speaker Dr Jo-Anne Dillabough, University of Cambridge
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Tuesday 28th November 2017

Leading scholar appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the College of Social Sciences

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The University of Birmingham has announced that Professor Richard Black has been appointed as Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Social Sciences
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Monday 27th November 2017

Annual Race Equality Lecture, 'The Realities of Racism' at the University of Cambridge as part of the Festival of Ideas.

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Professor Kalwant Bhopal presents the keynote annual race equality lecture at the University of Cambridge as part of their Festival of Ideas event.
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Thursday 9th November 2017

New report from ACER addresses the needs of pupils with autism in Qatar

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The latest ACER report examines Qatar's progress in implementing its education plan for people with autism, considers challenges and opportunities, and suggests recommendations for improvement.
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Monday 6th November 2017

Julie Allan gives keynote address to Ifous in Sweden

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Professor Julie Allan gives keynote speech to Ifous on Inclusion for a diverse and sustainable society: meanings, processes and outcomes
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Wednesday 25th October 2017

Jubilee Centre launches new research report examining character education in 3 Birmingham schools

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Jubilee Centre launches new report focusing on 3 schools in Birmingham recognised for their pro-active and intentional approach to cultivating virtues in their pupils.
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Friday 20th October 2017

NHS nurses: pressures taking toll on compassion and kindness, our new study shows

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Kristján Kristjánsson in The Conversation: Shortages negatively affecting ability for nurses to care for patients.Latest reports indicate that 24,000 nursing positions are vacant and our new research shows experienced nurses are facing serious challenges in the job because of increased demands on their time.
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Friday 29th September 2017

NHS pressures are hindering ethical practice and caring among nurses, report reveals

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New research reveals eight in ten nurses face barriers to working in a caring and compassionate manner
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Thursday 28th September 2017

Dr. Tom Harrison is Awarded Birmingham Education Fellowship

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Dr. Tom Harrison has been awarded a Birmingham Education Fellowship for his work setting up the MA in Character Education.
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Tuesday 29th August 2017

Study by the Centre for Research in Race & Education (CRRE) highlights race inequality in GCSE results

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The introduction of tougher GCSE benchmarks for schools has had "a marked regressive and racist impact" that "served to maintain black disadvantage", according to research from the Centre for Research in Race & Education (CRRE).
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Friday 11th August 2017

Jubilee Centre contributes to DfE Report on Character

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The Jubilee Centre has made a major contribution to two new reports launched by the Department for Education (DfE).
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Friday 4th August 2017
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