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Trump vs. Biden: a new era for climate change?
Although Trump has his supporters, many have opposed his stance on environmental issues and described it as ‘game over’ for the climate. With the Biden administration now in power, we examine what this political U-turn may mean for climate change in the future.
Success vs failure: how can we evaluate government responses to COVID?
Governments and public sector organisations have been working tirelessly in the fight against COVID - but there is much debate around how governments across the world have responded to the crisis. Online MPA Programme Director, Philip Whiteman, explores the ways in which we can begin to evaluate these responses.
Become an innovative healthcare leader with an Online MBA Clinical Leadership
The healthcare sector is growing at a rapid rate and facing ever-evolving challenges – but research shows that healthcare leaders are struggling to recruit the top talent they need. Put yourself at the forefront of future healthcare management with an accredited and flexible Online MBA Clinical Leadership through the University of Birmingham.
Fast track your career with one of three new online, masters level degrees from the University of Birmingham
The University of Birmingham is adding three new online programmes to its pioneering portfolio of distance learning courses, developed in response to the growing demand for experienced professionals within the fields of healthcare, business and digital learning.
UK climate change: are we on track to meet the new 2030 targets?
The UK Government have announced ambitious plans to cut carbon emissions by 2030. There is no doubt that this is a positive step toward tackling climate change – but is it achievable? Our article digs deeper into the UK’s climate change plans over the coming decade.
Triumph through innovation: COVID-19’s effect on business
COVID has been a catalyst for change for many businesses. Those who have been most successful are organisations that have been quick to adapt, diversify and innovate. Our article explores the various ways businesses and their leaders have adapted in the face of the global crisis.
Online MSc International Management: how to impress in your admissions interview
Dr James Blackmore-Wright, Programme Director for the Online MSc International Management, discusses what makes an ideal candidate for the programme and gives his tips on how best to approach the admissions interview.
Can the world become net carbon zero?
We are in a race against time to slow the effects of climate change. In response, governments around the world have set hard targets to become next carbon zero in less than ten years - but is it possible and how will we get there?
The future of waste-to-energy – is it as good as we are led to believe?
Supporters of waste-to-energy production claim it has many benefits -however, there are still question marks over exactly how beneficial it is and whether or not it may cause more harm than good. Our article digs deeper into the future of this growing green alternative.
Experience isn’t always enough – fast track your career with an Online MSc International Management
Companies are also increasingly valuing ‘newness’ - new approaches, new technologies – to help them remain competitive. An Online MSc International Management from the University of Birmingham can help you to take the current, holistic and global approach to business that employers are seeking today.
5 reasons why lockdown is the perfect time to study online
The COVID-19 pandemic is a global crisis that has deeply affected us all. Whilst repeated lockdowns and the continued uncertainty about the future has been tough, many of us are using the time to seek out our next challenge. We explore 5 reasons why online study should be one of those challenges and why lockdown is the perfect time to do it.
Accelerating your business career – which programme is right for you?
Whether you choose to study the MSc or the MBA course, you will gain valuable skills and knowledge that you can put into practice within your current role – as well as prepare you for senior management and leadership positions.
Is an online MBA worth the investment?
A Masters in Business Administration (MBA) is one of the most well regarded postgraduate qualifications in the world, but are the benefits worth the investment in the long term?
Using interpretive policy analysis (IPA) to drive positive change
Dr Koen Bartels, Senior Lecturer in Public Management at the University of Birmingham, discusses the importance of taking an interpretational approach to policy making.
Why 2021 is the perfect time to study online
2020 has been a challenging time for many; make 2021 your year by boosting your career prospects with flexible online study.
Faculty insight: why study an online postgraduate business degree?
Our Online MBA and Online MSc International Management Programme Directors share their thoughts on how a postgraduate business qualification can benefit your career and what makes the ideal applicant.
How to be an inspiring public-sector leader in the time of COVID
Whether it’s delivering despite budget cuts, coping with COVID or bringing together polarised communities, the need for inspiring public-sector leadership has never been greater.
Postgraduate microcredentials: advance your career in public administration in just 8 weeks
The world of public service has evolved, with increased demand for new skills and ways of thinking. The University of Birmingham now offers short online courses that can help you upskill and meet your career goals.
Documentary paints a negative picture of renewable energy – but is it accurate?
Learn how energy production depends on the use of natural resources, whilst also gaining a greater understanding of some of the financial transactions which underpin both production and supply.
A sector in crisis: impact of coronavirus on the oil industry
Lockdown measures implemented to stem the spread of coronavirus have also caused a massive decline in global energy demands, leading to widespread concern about the long-term industry impact.
Coronavirus has sparked an increased interest in distance learning – but what is it really like to study online?
The education sector has seen a significant growth in demand since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic; this article looks to answer your top distance learning queries.
EV Infrastructure – beyond charging points
The UK Government introduced ambitious targets for at least 50% - and as many as 70% - of new car sales to be ultra-low emission by 2030. However, as with many initiatives, we are finding that there are certain antecedents.
How does the wellbeing agenda impact public sector policy?
University of Birmingham academic discusses the rise of the wellbeing agenda in recent years and its implications for public sector policy and practice.
Coronavirus and air pollution
As the spread of COVID-19 dramatically reduces work and travel around the globe, scientists are observing drops in air pollution.
Australian wildfires: is Scott Morrison refusing to give way to climate change?
The wildfires have had a devastating effect on the local communities & wildlife in Australia. UoB explores how wildfires effect the global climate.
Why apply early?
For the best chance of success, it pays to start the process of applying for an online degree as early as possible. Read our application tips today.
How to apply for a 100% online postgraduate degree
There are several steps to applying for an online postgraduate degree at the University of Birmingham. This infographic explains the steps involved.
A brief insight into Qatar’s post-oil future
As the peak-oil demand looms, Qatar and other OPEC states are looking to the post-oil future by diversifying their economy to secure longterm growth.
Can renewable energy rebuild Volkswagen’s reputation?
The Volkswagen scandals have prompted the company to move more quickly towards battery electric vehicles as they try to repair their reputation.
University of Birmingham named in 2020 Global MBA Rankings
The University of Birmingham's Online MBA has been named as one of the best in its class worldwide. Learn more about this global ranking.
The key to good governance: INLOGOV explains ‘accountability’
The Institute of Local Government Studies explains why accountability is essential to good governance & the role public sector professionals have to play.
How online degree programs will change learning
Discover the many reasons for online education. The University of Birminghams' online degree programmes will change the way students learn.
Why is it important to choose an AMBA MBA?
The University of Birmingham's 100% Online MBA was the first of its kind globally to receive AMBA-accreditation. Learn more about this online degree.
What’s next in online study? Technology trends in 2020 & beyond
5 technology trends set to enhance online learning & postgraduate education in the future, from big data to artificial intelligence. Learn more.
How Corporate Social Responsibility is integral to a brighter business future
Corporate social responsibility is so much more than a business buzzword. Big companies are embracing their CSR through a number of initiatives.
Funding your postgraduate experience at UoB
If you are returning to education, you may be interested in reading 3 options for funding at the University of Birmingham.
Four essential qualities of a 21st century public servant
Learn 4 qualities that modern public servants possess, from their ability to engage to their openness to learn online with University of Birmingham.
How does education influence professional success?
What impact does education have on earning potential? We look at the numbers behind the study, comparisons based on industries and skill levels.
How to be successful when going back to university
Return to education after taking time out for family, travel or employment stress free and discover study strategies you may have forgotten.
How to write a personal statement that says a lot about you
Learn how to write the perfect degree application that clearly communicates your suitability & what you hope to achieve from your programme of choice.
What employers want: the most valued attributes
What do employers really want from todays applicants? Soft skills such as communication & time management which often arise from degree-level study.
The top factors to consider when choosing an online degree
Juggling work, life and aiming to take the next step in your career, online education is the logical option. Here are the top factors to consider.
Three tips for effective leadership in the public sector
Being able to make a difference within the public sector can be difficult. Here are 3 tips that make an effective 21st-century leader.
Everything you need to know for your online study application
If you're looking to apply to and of the University of Birmingham online programmes, here is everything you need to know about your application.
University of Birmingham Director Ian Myatt defines success
Interview with Ian Myatt, Director of Educational Enterprise at the University of Birmingham. His thoughts on what defines success. Read more.
Three tips for a successful international marketing campaign
The University of Birmingham discusses three tips everyone needs to know before undertaking an international marketing campaign.
Top 5 soft skills employers value most
Soft skills are important to develop. Joining an online course will give you the opportunity to boost skills that will positively impact your career.
5 ways to show you are ready for more responsibility at work
We often question how we can showcase our abilities to take on more responsibility & advance our careers. Here are 5 tips to get started!
Success defined: measured by happiness, education key
The University of Birmingham asks the public about the nature of success in modern education & how to measure it. Explore the fact.
The Amazon – ‘lungs of the world’ or ‘Brazil’s constitution’?
Man-made fires threatened the Amazon rainforest in August 2019, drawing international criticism. We explore the role of environmental law.
Boost your career by studying online with the University of Birmingham
You can propel your career forward from the comfort of your own home – discover the benefits that online learning with the University of Birmingham could bring to your professional life.
How can we combat single-use plastics?
Plastic pollution is at an all-time high, emphasizing an awareness that's putting businesses under pressure to improve their environmental footprint.