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2811, 2016

BBC One’s The Missing – Will the series finale give us all the answers?

By |November 28th, 2016|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on BBC One’s The Missing – Will the series finale give us all the answers?

by Morag Kennedy and Shona Robinson-Edwards, visiting lecturers in Criminology at Birmingham City University

The BBC One crime thriller The Missing has become more intriguing as the weeks go on.  Series two was set to be both intriguing and, at some points, unpredictable.  The disappearance and speculated return of Alice Webster has kept the audience […]

2511, 2016

Why is Oklahoma still causing torturous executions?

By |November 25th, 2016|In The News, Student Life|Comments Off on Why is Oklahoma still causing torturous executions?

by Jon Yorke, Professor of Human Rights at Birmingham City University

On Tuesday 29 November, I’ll be hosting a special event which uncovers the failure of Oklahoma’s capital judicial system and reveals the barbarity of the state’s use of lethal injection.

Following the construction of a state-of-the-art death chamber and an amended execution protocol to provide […]

410, 2016

Could EastEnders’ Denise change her mind about her baby’s adoption?

By |October 4th, 2016|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Could EastEnders’ Denise change her mind about her baby’s adoption?

by Alison Edwards, senior lecturer in Midwifery at Birmingham City University

A recent storyline on EastEnders has seen Denise Fox fall pregnant at the age of 47.  Many may question the likelihood of such an occurrence but in reality, Denise’s situation is not that unusual. Recent ONS (Office for National Statistics) figures indicate a year-on-year increase […]

2709, 2016

Fashion graduates share experiences of working on Selfridges exhibition

By |September 27th, 2016|Student Life|Comments Off on Fashion graduates share experiences of working on Selfridges exhibition

Earlier this year Fashion lecturer Rebecca Russell-Turner launched the world’s first 225 degree immersive yoga activity, transforming exercise into a multi-sensory light and sound experience.

Yoga gurus and exercise amateurs participated in the sensory work-out sessions which formed part of a pop-up exhibition in Oxford Street’s Selfridges store. Here, our MA fashion graduates Tomoko Yano […]

2209, 2016

Does taxi driver Christopher Halliwell have more victims? A criminologist’s thoughts…

By |September 22nd, 2016|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Does taxi driver Christopher Halliwell have more victims? A criminologist’s thoughts…

by Dr Adam Lynes, Lecturer in Criminology at Birmingham City University

You may have heard of Christopher Halliwell, an ex-taxi driver from Swindon, in the news recently for his attack and subsequent murder of two women. It was revealed that Halliwell, operating as a taxi driver, picked up both Becky Godden and Sian O’Callaghan in Swindon […]

2109, 2016

Channel 4’s ‘National Treasure’ and the Silent Victims

By |September 21st, 2016|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Channel 4’s ‘National Treasure’ and the Silent Victims

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

New Channel 4 drama ‘National Treasure’ began last night, which follows the story of Paul Finchley, a much-loved and ageing comedian who finds his world shaken to its foundations after an accusation of rape that dates […]

809, 2016

In the wake of 9/11: Are we any safer now?

By |September 8th, 2016|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on In the wake of 9/11: Are we any safer now?

by Dr Imran Awan, Associate Professor in Criminology at Birmingham City University

As we approach the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, are we any safer now? I was at university when the 9/11 attacks happened in 2001. I remember the day vividly. I had just seen some friends after a trip abroad and on the […]

2605, 2016

Jose Mourinho’s image rights: what’s in a name?

By |May 26th, 2016|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Jose Mourinho’s image rights: what’s in a name?

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

Reports this week in football have been dominated by the expected appointment of Jose Mourinho as the next Manchester United manager. However one issue that appears to have caused a delay in this agreement, reported by the BBC, is that of image […]

1003, 2016

How can the media industry better engage with ethnic audiences?

By |March 10th, 2016|Opinion|Comments Off on How can the media industry better engage with ethnic audiences?

Indi Deol, Director of DESIblitz web magazine and speaker at this year’s #RethinkMedia conference at Birmingham City University

There are many challenges in terms of cultural differences, trust and language especially.

What needs to be realised is that there is diversity within the ethnic communities themselves. For example, a British Asian is not just of the same background […]

1412, 2015

Prepare for 25 December like it’s a work day

By |December 14th, 2015|Here to Help!, In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Prepare for 25 December like it’s a work day

Dr Steve McCabe, Birmingham City Business School

Christmas Day is one day when we are expected to let our hair down and enjoy the fact that for most people, it is a day off work. For children up to a certain age there is the joy of playing with toys that have magically appeared overnight and, […]