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1004, 2017

The Region’s Robust Performance Continues in March

By |April 10th, 2017|In The News, Opinion|0 Comments

According to the latest Lloyds Bank regional PMI for March released today:

Market sentiment likely to be drive by political, if not military factors over the next few weeks.
China offers key trading concessions to US, notably on finance and agriculture
Midlands PMIs softened in March, in the WM easing to 56.1 in March from […]

1303, 2017

Region records strongest growth in Britain

By |March 13th, 2017|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Region records strongest growth in Britain

According to the latest Lloyds Bank regional PMI for February released today (Monday March 13):

Output growth in the WM & EM strongest in Britain at 57 (down from 60.1 previously) and 55 (up from 53.5 in January) respectively.
Output performance eases but remains vibrant, with business activity accelerating in EM.
Price pressures continue to […]

203, 2017

We must be careful not to body-shame models at the centre of Zara social media storm

By |March 2nd, 2017|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on We must be careful not to body-shame models at the centre of Zara social media storm

By Dr Gemma Commane, Lecturer in Media and Communications at Birmingham City University’s School of Media
Women are more than just the sum total of their bodies, but public commentary (from both men and women) brings us back to one central issue. The issue is that women’s bodies are always scrutinised and seen as public property, […]

2301, 2017

Industrial Strategy; a cure for all known ills?

By |January 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Industrial Strategy; a cure for all known ills?

By Dr Steve McCabe, Birmingham City Business School
In the wild west of America there were stories of so called snake oil salesmen who proffered a product that was claimed to be efficacious for all sorts of ailments. It was, like a lot of what went on in those unregulated days, a scam.

Selling an industrial strategy […]

1201, 2017

What does a Digital Forensics Analyst do?

By |January 12th, 2017|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on What does a Digital Forensics Analyst do?

By Shahid Shabbir, Senior Lecturer in Computer Network Security
Forensic scientists are prominent in the news today, following the publication of the annual report of the forensic science regulator. The Guardian article covering the report made reference to the “increasingly important area of digital forensics”. But what is digital forensics; and what does a digital forensics analyst […]

2012, 2016

Looking after mental health at Christmas

By |December 20th, 2016|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Looking after mental health at Christmas

By Kim Moore, Senior Lecturer in Mental Health
Yes it is nearly here again… the great Christmas competition, it seems like only yesterday I was packing up my Christmas decorations and paying off the Christmas loans.  But everywhere I go I see twinkling lights, Christmas decorations I can only aspire to, carols that repeat over and […]

1612, 2016

A Bulgarian Christmas

By |December 16th, 2016|Opinion, Student Life|Comments Off on A Bulgarian Christmas

By Daniela Videva,
21-year-old third year student from Plovdiv in Bulgaria, studying Media and Communication (Public Relations)
I often get asked whether people in Bulgaria celebrate Christmas. And my answer is always – ‘YES!’ People assume we don’t have this tradition because we are an Orthodox country. It may not always be as commercialised as in the UK […]

1412, 2016

Doping controls in gyms – ineffective, costly and more common than you think

By |December 14th, 2016|In The News|Comments Off on Doping controls in gyms – ineffective, costly and more common than you think

By Dr Katinka van de Ven, Lecturer in Criminology, Birmingham City University and Kyle J.D. Mulrooney, PhD Fellow, Doctorate in Cultural and Global Criminology, University of Kent.
(This article first appeared on the Conversation)
Anti-doping is not just something that exists in elite sports; it’s increasingly being applied to recreational gym users. While most countries focus on prevention […]

2009, 2016

One hundred voices – mental health homicides

By |September 20th, 2016|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on One hundred voices – mental health homicides

By Kim Moore, Senior Lecturer in Mental Health

Statistics published earlier this month outlining the number of homicides carried out by people with mental illnesses, have hit the headlines in local and national media.  A loud sense of outrage is encouraged by some sections of the media, whose emotive terms and poignant stories work to vilify […]

510, 2015

George Osborne steals Labour’s National Infrastructure Commission – five years after the Tories abolished it

By |October 5th, 2015|Opinion|Comments Off on George Osborne steals Labour’s National Infrastructure Commission – five years after the Tories abolished it

By Professor Alister Scott – Professor of Environment and Spatial Planning who specialises in policy and decision making processes
George Osborne’s announcement today that an unelected super-panel will be tasked with ruling on infrastructure projects shows a complete lack of faith in existing government guidance and legislation to build what is needed.

In unveiling his plans, Osborne […]