Free short course: Sustainability Models for Business

In conjunction with our friends at Climate-KIC, Birmingham City University have organised a short course on sustainability models for business. Staff and research students are welcome.

It will take place on 20-21 November 2014, and is completely FREE to attend. For more information, email Ben Onyido at Download the 2-page course flyer below to find out more.

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English Research Seminar: Ongoing Sound Change in Dublin English

Thursday 23 October, 1.15 – 2.15pm, Baker 603 (City North Campus)

With Dr John Lonergan (University of Sussex)

Our first research seminar of the 2014-15 series will be given by Dr John Lonergan. Dr Lonergan will provide a detailed account of recent research on variation and change in Dublin English phonology. He will investigate the structure of Dublin English, drawing on Dubliners’ folk linguistic perceptions, a socioeconomic and historical study of the city and acoustic analysis of the speech of a cross section of the community.

His analysis reveals a chain shift in progress among most subjects, but not residents of the inner city. This result is contrasted with popular perceptions of Dublin English and the social significance of this variation is discussed.

Visit the School of English website for more information.

New Research Flyers

With the help of our academics, we have produced a set of research flyers to give a snapshot of some of our research projects.

The latest is about the Opus chairs, which you may have seen around our City Centre campus, and they are also used around the country by schools and orchestras. Click below to see the flyer.

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We’ve also produced flyers about some of the other great projects around the University, see them on our Research Spotlight page on the website.

Research Seminar 29 October: Designing, Preparing & Presenting a Conference Paper

Wednesday 29th October, 12pm – 1:30pm, MP203, City Centre Campus

With Professor Peter Larkham, David Adams and Mike Dring

How do we think about preparing for a conference paper?  The topic is usually easy, the abstract is almost always fairly abstract and written a long time in advance; but, as time creeps on, how do we get our ideas together for a good, interesting, informative presentation that keeps to the (usually very short) time available?  In this session Peter Larkham and David Adams (Birmingham School of the Built Environment) and Mike Dring (School of Architecture) discuss how they built their recent paper on infrastructure development in post-war Birmingham presented to the annual conference of the Royal Geographical Society.  They focus on the technique rather than the topic, so don’t let that put you off!

To register your interest please e-mail