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703, 2017

Broadchurch episode 2 – a treasure trove and a Pandora’s Box

By |March 7th, 2017|In The News, Opinion|0 Comments

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

This week’s episode of Broadchurch (S03 E02) was absolutely packed full of the type of issues and debates that anyone involved in or affected by crime and criminal justice (i. e. ALL of us) should be paying attention to.

The episode began […]

2802, 2017

Broadchurch returns and is saturated with issues of violent crime

By |February 28th, 2017|In The News, Opinion|0 Comments

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

From a criminological perspective, the first episode of the third series of ITV’s Broadchurch was absolutely saturated with contemporary issues, concerns and debates around violent crime.

Trish, the victim of a sexual assault, appears like a deer in the headlights as she […]

2102, 2017

10 tips for keeping safe online

By |February 21st, 2017|In The News|0 Comments

On the 14 February 2017 the Queen opened a new National Centre for Cyber Security. With more and more of us living our lives online, are we really aware of the dangers of cyber-attacks to businesses and individuals? Ron Austin, Senior Lecturer in Data Networks and Security, shares his tips for keeping safe online.

The Internet […]

1302, 2017

Global Game Jam at Birmingham City University

By |February 13th, 2017|Student Life|0 Comments

by Liam Sorta

Computer Games Technology student

For the last five years, Birmingham City University has opened its doors as host to the annual Global Game Jam (GGJ), a 48-hour game development event aimed at bringing those with a passion for games together to create a game from scratch. The diversity the jam promotes is indicated by […]

1002, 2017

What you didn’t know about our watchmaking history

By |February 10th, 2017|In The News, Opinion, Student Life|0 Comments

by Rebecca Struthers, Founding Director of Struthers London and Visiting Lecturer in Horology at Birmingham City University

As the 21st century Swiss watch industry calculates how to handle the uncertain economic future, it has been a poignant time to look back on how their industry formed over 200 years ago.

I recently completed a PhD examining a very […]

1101, 2017

The tip of the iceberg – Mental health in A&E

By |January 11th, 2017|In The News, Opinion|0 Comments

By Kim Moore, Senior Lecturer in Mental Health

National attention has been re-directed to mental health patients due to significant increases of mental health patients attending A&E departments.

National A&E attendance figures reported by the BBC highlighted that over the past four years A&E departments have recorded a 47% rise in A&E attendance by adult’s with mental […]

712, 2016

With more babies conceived at Christmas, how aware are we of the risks of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders?

By |December 7th, 2016|Opinion|Comments Off on With more babies conceived at Christmas, how aware are we of the risks of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders?

By Dr Carolyn Blackburn, Senior Fellow in Early Childhood and Inclusion, Birmingham City University.

Christmas is a time for celebration with friends and family but it is also a period where increased alcohol consumption poses a risk for children and families. December is the month when the highest number of babies are conceived and the month […]

212, 2016

Rising Mental Health Act detentions – should we really be surprised?

By |December 2nd, 2016|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Rising Mental Health Act detentions – should we really be surprised?

By Kim Moore, Senior Lecturer in Mental Health

The publication of statistics for Mental Health Act (MHA) detentions yesterday has highlighted a ‘dramatic’ increase in mental health detentions, but should we really be surprised that over the past 10 years this has increased by 47%?

If we consider the significant differences in mental health services in 2006 […]

1611, 2016

Born early: Early care and education experiences of young children born prematurely

By |November 16th, 2016|In The News|Comments Off on Born early: Early care and education experiences of young children born prematurely

By Dr Carolyn Blackburn, Senior Fellow in Early Childhood and Inclusion and Dr Merryl Harvey, Reader in Nursing, Birmingham City University.

Thursday 17th November marks World Prematurity Day. A global movement aimed at raising awareness of premature birth and the impact on families.

Each year in England, around 10,000 children are born very preterm (at less than […]

1411, 2016

Defend, Deter and Develop: Exploring the UK’s Cybersecurity Strategy

By |November 14th, 2016|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Defend, Deter and Develop: Exploring the UK’s Cybersecurity Strategy

by Dr Andrew Whiting, Lecturer in Security Studies at Birmingham City University

Last week the government revealed the National Cyber Security Strategy.  In this document the government set out their agenda, along with the priorities and objectives that will direct policy, partnership and procurement for the next five years.  This is the second such strategy that the […]