New BBC thriller series ‘One of Us’ – a feast of crime and deviance

by Dr Elizabeth Yardley, Associate Professor of Criminology and Director of the Centre for Applied Criminology at Birmingham City University.

In recent years we’ve seen a few ‘whydunit’ dramas emerge, such […]

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What do ‘doping whispers’ say about anti-doping and the state of sport?

By Dr Katinka van de Ven, Lecturer in Criminology, Birmingham City University and Kyle J.D. Mulrooney, PhD Fellow, Doctorate in Cultural and Global Criminology, University of Kent.

‘Rio 2016 is proving that […]

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Why is gemmology research so important?

By Dr Richard Taylor, lecturer in Gemmology at Birmingham City University’s School of Jewellery.

Gemmology is the study of gemstones and has been a separate academic endeavour to mineralogy, a more […]

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Diary of a wallflower: how to cope with Welcome Week as an introvert

Moving to a new city where you don’t know anybody is scary for the most confident of people. So what if you’re an introvert? Business student Paulina was right there […]

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Six things I wish I knew in my first year as a visual communication student

Going to university and starting a new course is nerve wracking. Just trying to figure out where you need to go and remember everyone’s name is a challenge, before you’ve […]

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Why a late application got my music ambitions back on track – Natalie’s story

Natalie Chan is a final year Music Business student at Birmingham City University. She shares her experience, how she chose the course and her top tips for new students starting […]

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Not following the traditional route – why starting uni later was a great choice

Finish your GCSE’s, go to Sixth Form or College, then go to University at 18 and get a job. That’s the route way people expect you to take isn’t it? In […]

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Pokémon Go and the Rise of the Phone Zombie

Mark Brill, Senior Lecturer in Future Media at Birmingham City University looks at the health and safety implications surrounding the Pokémon Go app – and suggests this is nothing new.

A […]

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The UK economy: What happens next?

With just over a month past since the UK voted to leave the European Union, Dr Steven McCabe, Associate Professor, Birmingham City University Business School looks at how this has […]

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