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Birmingham City University to tackle employability issues with two-day event


Birmingham City University will tackle the issue of employability across the region with a DataJam West Midlands event this September.

The two-day event, which runs from 11-12 September, brings together experts, professionals and practitioners from a number of sectors to discuss and identify solutions to the West Midlands’ employability concerns.


Walgreens Boots Alliance


Walgreens Boots Alliance is the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise.  Our vision is to be the first choice for pharmacy, wellbeing and beauty, caring for people and communities around the world.  Our purpose is to help people across the world lead healthier and happier lives.

We are looking for technologies and partners in the following areas;

Skincare Health and Ageing
Novel ways to protect, repair, and restore the skin and offer our consumers a step change in performance and benefits.

£3.5m Climate change fund established to shake agri-food sector


A consortium of leading scientific research and academic institutions has formed to identify innovative solutions to tackle climate change linked to the agri-food sector.

The SHAKE Climate Change programme is specifically designed to attract entrepreneurs or start-ups who have developed early stage science or tech-based ideas that can have a significant impact on climate change, as well as form the basis of a sustainable and socially responsible business within the sector.

General aspects of working in HE


“But we're a university! We have to have a library!" said Ridcully. "It adds tone. What sort of people would we be if we didn't go into the library?"

"Students," said Senior Wrangler morosely.” 

― Terry Pratchett, The Last Continent


Guest blog post by Dr. Odette Dewhurst, Senior Research Development Manager at Lancaster University