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USE IT – University of Birmingham interns map tourism social enterprise opportunity

This year iSE has taken on two promising young students to gain experience and help develop their interest in the social economy through the Birmingham delivery of the UIA USE IT programme. For the past 8 years, the University of Birmingham has run a placement programme for final year geography students through their Careers Network. This programme offers students the

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We lose ourselves in books. We find ourselves there too.

One of the essential perks of my job as a leadership and management consultant, trainer and coach in the third sector is that I read. A lot. It is a habit cultivated in my youth back in the ancient times of the early 1970s and a world of far fewer distractions. And further developed during my time at University. Reading

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Birmingham – Heart of the UK, Soul of the Commonwealth

In just over four years, in July 2022, the world’s gaze will focus on Birmingham, my hometown, as the host city of the 2022 Commonwealth Games. Announced on 21st December 2017 at a press conference at the Arena Academy in Birmingham, it will be the third Commonwealth Games to be hosted in England, following London (in 1934) and Manchester (in

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Bringing children in Birmingham and the Black Country closer to nature

I’d like to introduce you to a team of volunteers that are helping the RPSB bring thousands of children closer to nature in the Midlands through the RPSB Schools Outreach project. John used to be an assistant head teacher, Alison taught in school for 20 years, whilst Jane still teaches part time. However, Janet was a doctor, Keith managed a

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