The University of Birmingham at the 2019 party conferences

This year we’re delighted to be hosting a fringe event on diversity in business at the Labour and Conservative party conferences. Black and ethnic minority businesses make important contributions to the UK economy, contributing an estimated £25-32 billion per year and helping to regenerate declining sectors and places. These businesses act as catalysts for multinational trading … Continue reading “The University of Birmingham at the 2019 party conferences”

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What academics really think about policy engagement

In May 2018 I began a parliamentary academic fellowship with the House of Commons Select Committee on International Development. This committee, like many others, hears mainly from a small group of universities, mainly in London and the South East, and wanted to know how to engage a wider range of academic expertise across the country.  … Continue reading “What academics really think about policy engagement”

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Supporting evidence-based policy making

Welcome to Policy Birmingham, a blog from the Public Affairs team at the University of Birmingham about research impact and topical issues in public policy. It’s hardly controversial to believe that evidence should play an important role in policy making. While political factors will always be important, we all want our policy makers to make … Continue reading “Supporting evidence-based policy making”

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