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1302, 2017

Global Game Jam at Birmingham City University

By |February 13th, 2017|Student Life|Comments Off on Global Game Jam at Birmingham City University

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|Comments Off on What you didn’t know about our watchmaking history

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|Comments Off on The tip of the iceberg – Mental health in A&E

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 […]

911, 2016

One year on from the Paris attacks, what makes terrorist activity so difficult to detect and tackle?

By |November 9th, 2016|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on One year on from the Paris attacks, what makes terrorist activity so difficult to detect and tackle?

by Dr John Bahadur Lamb, Lecturer in Criminology and Security Studies at Birmingham City University

A year ago this Sunday (13 Nov) France experienced the worst terrorist attack in its history which left 89 people dead. This devastating attack was claimed by the so called Islamic State.

The Bataclan nightclub, bars, restaurants and the Stade de France […]

911, 2016

Should Trump’s election be seen as a ‘Black Swan‘ event? What does it mean for the UK?

By |November 9th, 2016|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Should Trump’s election be seen as a ‘Black Swan‘ event? What does it mean for the UK?

By Dr Steve McCabe, Economist at Birmingham City University’s Business School

In considering today’s momentous event, the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States of America, I am reminded of the phenomenon known as a ‘black swan event’. This phenomenon is essentially something that is such a surprise that the occurrence would […]

411, 2016

What’s the deal with websleuths? New research explores the popular culture phenomenon

By |November 4th, 2016|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on What’s the deal with websleuths? New research explores the popular culture phenomenon

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

Websleuthing is the internet-facilitated investigation of crime by people not acting in an official capacity. Websleuths are essentially the twenty first century’s amateur detectives. In recent years, thousands of people – me included – have flocked to spaces like www.websleuths.com, true […]