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    In this essay, I will explore what accounting and finance is and why I have chosen to study it at the University of Birmingham. Accounting and finance are two separate disciplines that have some similar characteristics. The main difference between accounting and finance is that finance focuses on the present and future whereas accounting focuses on the past (Aspillera, 2014). The University of Birmingham is amongst the top providers for accounting and finance due to its credibility, infrastructure and status making it one of the best routes towards a successful career. Accounting is “the art of recording, classifying and summarising business transactions” (Raun, 1962). The field of accounting covers a broad range of topics, and thus a single definition of accounting cannot cover all aspects. There are different types of accounting such as; management accounting which focuses on providing information internally to managers and those who direct operations but also financial accounting which provides information for external stakeholders such as shareholders and creditors (Seal and Rohde, 2014). Accountants carry out a wide range of tasks, one of them being creating financial statements (Accounting Coach, 2014). Balance sheets and income statements help present a large amount of complex information in a simpler way so people outside of an organisation can understand it better. Accountants also use statistical information to make sure that a business is financially viable. This…

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    and children. Many Talibans threatened their family and claimed Yousafzai for "promoting secular education". On October 12, 2012, at the age of 14, Malala was on a bus ride home when a Taliban man boarded on with a gun and shot her on the left side of her head. Because of her serious state, Malala was immediately taken to a military hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan. A part of her skull was removed because of critical swelling in her brain; she had a few facial surgeries, but suffered no major…

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    drew his inspiration from them. His mother died when Tolkien was around twelve years old. This was due to Acute Diabetes. Prior to her death, Tolkien’s mother gave guardianship of him and his brother to a family friend. This friend was Fr Francis Morgan. He was a part of the Birmingham Oratory and his task was to bring young Tolkien and his brother up as good little Catholic boys. While growing up after his mother’s death, Tolkien attended King Edward’s School and St Philip’s School. Both of…

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    Teen Activism People suffer all over the world from bullying. Malala“They shot me in the left side of my head.” Alex libby, “Three million kids not in school because of bullying.” Emily-Anne Rigal, “Multiple kids commit suicide because of bullying.” Some teen activist start their mission/work for different reasons. It maybe bullying or standing up for themselves or others. Malala is one teen activist that stands up for herself and others. One way that she stands up for herself and others is…

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    In March, 2013 she was able to attend Edgbaston High School in Birmingham England. She gave a speech on her 16th birthday at the United Nations. Malala also has an autobiography called I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education. The autobiography was released in October 2013. Malala has won over 10 influential awards in recent years, but winning the Nobel Peace Award in 2014 really lets the world know she is a major force for change. What I learned from this paper is that Malala changed…

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    as David Sabean argues, ‘when interest is centred on how consciousness is formed in social intercourse…then “particular, concrete contexts” become the locus of serious work’. The focus of study then becomes ‘activities, structures, processes and logics that simply are not visible outside the local context’. Meaning that by focusing on a particular place, family or organisation we can visualise much more within the local community, therefore illuminating a wider picture and building a more…

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