Doping athlete cheats: why we shouldn’t be surprised…

by Katinka van de Ven, lecturer in Criminology at Birmingham City University

Lately it seems that not even a week can go by without an athlete testing positive for doping. The […]

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Five burning issues: time to reimagine Further Education

By Suzanne Savage, Assistant Lecturer and Doctoral Researcher in the Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences

As we eagerly await the first White Paper in a decade to address Further […]

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Old Trafford evacuation raises serious questions

By Dr John Bahadur Lamb, Lecturer in Criminology and Security Studies at Birmingham City University
The Old Trafford bomb scare was a one off human error which occurred during a training […]

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Marcella and Female Detectives in TV Crime Drama – Mad Women and Bad Men

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

The ITV crime drama series Marcella draws to a close this […]

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My charity trek across Vietnam

Kate Thomas, Research Fellow at Birmingham City University

Academic Kate Thomas has recently been using her poetic skills to help build a better future for some of the world’s poorest children, […]

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What does the budget tell us about Osborne’s ambitions?

By Dr Steve McCabe , Birmingham City Business School
The Budget speech delivered by Chancellor George Osborne tells us much about his desire to ensure that issues of the economy are […]

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Are dating apps here to stay?

A survey conducted at yesterday’s #RethinkMedia conference at Birmingham City University revealed that over half of respondents expect popular dating app Tinder to be redundant in five years’ time.

Are we […]

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You are what you eat

By Simon Humphries,  2nd year BSc (Hons) Health and Wellbeing (nutrition science)

‘Healthy eating’ is a hugely talked about topic which causes many people a variety of emotions, but mainly confusion. We […]

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The highs and lows of Twitter’s first decade

by Mark Brill, senior lecturer in Digital Communication and Future Media at Birmingham City University

Twitter is ten years old this month (21 March). At first, only a few people got the […]

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