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Negative and Positive Externalities


We have been studying the topic of negative and positive externalities in Economics and Business.  I came across the following news items which apply well to the topic: 1. The Green Bus The Green Bus company is the UK leader in home to school transport and is currently subsidised by the Public Transport authority Centro. […]

Young Enterprise Meeting

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Kinari Patel and Yesha Patel review the Young Enterprise meeting at PriceWaterhouseCoopers: We were invited this week to represent our company Aztec at a Young Enterprise meeting at PriceWaterhouseCoopers where we were given advice on marketing and sales skills. In the next few weeks Aztec has trade fairs in Birmingham, Solihull and Sutton Coldfield so […]



The time of the year is approaching when the girls get entrepreneurial and innovative, take a bit of risk, do presentations and deal with questions on the spot.  We have 3 competitions on this term that will put some of our KEHS girls to the test. We have the ICAEW Business Competition on 13th March […]

Ethical Dilemmas


ETHICAL DILEMAS DEBATE AT BIRMINGHAM BUSINESS SCHOOL, BIRMINGHAM UNIVERSITY (NOV 2011) On Tuesday 1st November, 6 U6th girls went to the ESRC Festival of Social Science “Ethical Dilemmas” Debate at the University of Birmingham’s Business school.  The debate was hosted by Andrew Miles in a BBC Question Time format with a diverse panel ranging from […]

IFS Student Investor Challenge


By Emma Harrison U6th On Thursday, the Economics department had a visit from Liam Collins from the ifs School of Finance. He spoke about the ifs Student Investor Challenge in which students invest a virtual £100 000 on the stock market. He also spoke about selecting which companies to invest in. This year there are […]

My meeting with Melody Hossaini.

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By Jess Dale U6th At the end of September, I attended a conference at Birmingham Art Museum held by Melody Hossaini, a former contestant on the latest series of ‘The Apprentice’. She conducted a speech on her experiences of the BBC show, Sir Alan himself and also spoke about her social enterprise ‘InspirEngage’ which she […]

Economics of the Indian Summer Oct 2011


Last week, the unexpected warm weather had a number of economic impacts; some people and businesses were winners, whereas others lost out. Beneficiaries of the weather include ice cream sellers and supermarkets as people have been keen to buy picnic supplies. For example, Tesco sold 3.5 million sausages and 10 million bottles of beer during […]