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2207, 2016

“You Can’t Use My Music For That!” … or can you?

By |July 22nd, 2016|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on “You Can’t Use My Music For That!” … or can you?

by Dr Ewan Kirk, senior lecturer in Intellectual Property Law at Birmingham City University

Donald Trump is a figure in American politics who is not without controversy, however the latest controversy relates to copyright law. He used “We Are The Champions” at the Republican National Convention, a song written by rock group Queen in 1977. Queen […]

2107, 2016

What does your music listening say about you?

By |July 21st, 2016|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on What does your music listening say about you?

by Craig Hamilton, visiting lecturer at Birmingham City University’s School of Media

I am currently around two thirds of my way through my doctoral research project at BCU. Working out of the Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research (BCMCR), I am looking at the experiences of popular music listeners, with a particular focus on digital […]

1207, 2016

What our new Prime Minister thinks about companies, and why we should pay attention

By |July 12th, 2016|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on What our new Prime Minister thinks about companies, and why we should pay attention

By Timothy James, senior lecturer at Birmingham City University’s School of Law

When Theresa May was running for leader of the Conservative Party (twenty four hours ago), she started her campaign with a speech in Birmingham.  What happened while she was speaking has comprehensively upstaged what she had to say.  But as a first indication of […]

607, 2016

Wales: Euro 2016’s Band of Brothers

By |July 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Wales: Euro 2016’s Band of Brothers

By Dr Natalie Walker, Head of Sports and Exercise
Why do teams with great individual’s not always play as a great team? Why can teams who don’t have a squad of superstars  achieve huge success? Steiner’s Model of Productivity and the impact of team cohesion might offer us an explanation to these two questions.

Steiner suggested that Actual Productivity […]

1506, 2016

Why are England so bad at penalty shootouts?

By |June 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Why are England so bad at penalty shootouts?

by Dr Natalie Walker, Head of Sport and Exercise Science at Birmingham City University

A key author in the area of penalty research is Gier Jordet. He has identified anxiety as the most significant contributing factor to football penalty shootout failure. Think about it, this is one of the few moments in the team sport of […]

706, 2016

“A vision’s just a vision if it’s only in your head…”*

By |June 7th, 2016|Opinion|Comments Off on “A vision’s just a vision if it’s only in your head…”*

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

Everyone reading this article will have sat through education conferences full of compelling speeches and interesting presentations, all of which made absolutely no impact on their daily lives as education professionals. I’ve been there too.

When we took a long […]

2605, 2016

Forty Years of War: The crisis of Terminology and Drug Policy

By |May 26th, 2016|Opinion|Comments Off on Forty Years of War: The crisis of Terminology and Drug Policy

by Jonathan Jackson, lecturer in Criminology at Birmingham City University

Since the dawn of civilisation, war has been the most destructive element of the human psyche. It has seen the collapse of great empires and the disappearance of whole civilisations, many of which submerge into the dark waters of history. However war has also continued to […]

2405, 2016

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

By |May 24th, 2016|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on 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 most recent revelation is that 31 athletes from the 2008 Beijing Games who had their samples retested using the latest techniques, have tested positive and […]

1905, 2016

Five burning issues: time to reimagine Further Education

By |May 19th, 2016|Opinion|Comments Off on 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 Education and Skills, I wanted to take a look at areas of concern for the sector. I asked facilitators of the upcoming Reimagining Further Education […]

2303, 2016

My charity trek across Vietnam

By |March 23rd, 2016|In The News|Comments Off on 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, through a ‘Poems On Demand’ service that gives people the chance to commission a bespoke poem in return for a donation to support the work of […]