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1012, 2015

10 tips for getting the most of your applicant visit day

By |December 10th, 2015|Here to Help!|Comments Off on 10 tips for getting the most of your applicant visit day

Applicant visit days are an important part of the application process for university. You can only come if you’ve been invited. That makes them exclusive, for you. They are your chance to suss us out and to make sure you’re making the right choice for your future. Dan Hughes, Corporate Events Officer, organises our applicant visits days and shares […]

712, 2015

Looking after your mental health this Christmas

By |December 7th, 2015|Opinion|Comments Off on Looking after your mental health this Christmas

By Kim Moore, Lecturer in Mental Health, Birmingham City University

Whatever your views, December can be one of the most difficult months of the year to manage how you feel. It can bring a whole host of emotions from joy and excitement, to envy and even a sense of isolation and loneliness for some.

But however you […]

212, 2015

Making the most of your Personal Statement

By |December 2nd, 2015|Here to Help!, Student Life|Comments Off on Making the most of your Personal Statement

Your personal statement is the key opportunity to demonstrate your enthusiasm, commitment, and suitability for the course(s) you’re applying for. Many courses have no formal interview requirements, so most decisions on whether to offer you a place are based entirely on the strength of your UCAS application form, particularly your Personal Statement. Here, Schools and […]

2611, 2015

Climate Change and Health: Why is the government taking us backwards?

By |November 26th, 2015|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Climate Change and Health: Why is the government taking us backwards?

By Aldo Mussi, Tutor in Public Health, Birmingham City University

In these next two weeks, the most important climate summit for years will be taking place in Paris. As climate change is one of the biggest threats to our health, security and economy, you might expect our political leaders to be shouting about it – so […]

2611, 2015

Now you see it, now you don’t – The case of the incredible Mr Osborne

By |November 26th, 2015|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Now you see it, now you don’t – The case of the incredible Mr Osborne

George Osborne is in many ways, lucky. Whilst he is the chancellor who inherited the deficit from the Labour government in 2010 he is lucky that though he regularly broke promises made concerning budgetary predictions, he maintains a pretty decent level of support amongst the general public. This week’s announcement that tax credit cuts will […]

2411, 2015

Cutting-edge research that leads the news agenda

By |November 24th, 2015|In The News|Comments Off on Cutting-edge research that leads the news agenda

by Professor David Wilson, Centre for Applied Criminology, Birmingham City University

The news today that the Children’s Commissioner believes that 85 per cent of child sexual abuse is “missed” will sadly come as no surprise to academics working at the Centre for Applied Criminology at Birmingham City University.

Some 2½ years ago in July 2013, Professor Elizabeth […]

2311, 2015

Do we care what we buy on Black Friday or do we just want to beat other shoppers to a ‘bargain’?

By |November 23rd, 2015|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Do we care what we buy on Black Friday or do we just want to beat other shoppers to a ‘bargain’?

Dr Elle Boag, senior lecturer in Social Psychology at Birmingham City University

November 27th sees the return of yet another US phenomenon which has been adopted by the UK – ‘Black Friday’. The day after Thanksgiving (the fourth Thursday of November) when retailers slash their prices of their stock (online and in stores) to kick-start Christmas […]

2311, 2015

Media student Ryan Sharman shares his university experiences

By |November 23rd, 2015|In The News, Student Life|Comments Off on Media student Ryan Sharman shares his university experiences

Wondering what it’s really like to study at Birmingham City University? First year Media student Ryan Sharman features in ITV Central’s ‘University Degree’ series this week, which follows him as he settles in to university life. Here, Ryan shares a few comments ahead of the broadcast…

During my first two or so months at Birmingham City […]

1311, 2015

‘Playboy’ A-lister? Let’s spare a thought for the millions of others fighting HIV, says Psychologist

By |November 13th, 2015|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on ‘Playboy’ A-lister? Let’s spare a thought for the millions of others fighting HIV, says Psychologist

Dr Elle Boag, senior lecturer in Social Psychology at Birmingham City University

Standing in the coffee queue awaiting my time with the barista I overheard some of our students discussing what was clearly a topic of great speculation…Fabulous, I thought to myself….clearly the topic of today’s lecture must have been exciting and stimulating…then I heard one […]

1211, 2015

The co-offending relationship between Shauna Hoare and Nathan Matthews

By |November 12th, 2015|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on The co-offending relationship between Shauna Hoare and Nathan Matthews

Dr Charlotte Barlow, lecturer in Criminology at Birmingham City University

Notorious male and female co-offenders provide fascinating, yet disturbing images of crime and deviancy, with the likes of Myra Hindley and Ian Brady, Rose and Fred West being some of the most infamous offenders in UK history. It is often questioned how two people can be […]