Opinion

503, 2018

Taking the time to talk

By |March 5th, 2018|Here to Help!, In The News, Opinion, Student Life|Comments Off on Taking the time to talk

In support of University Mental Health Day (UMHD) Kim Moore, Senior Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing at Birmingham City University, talks about mental health support at university and the importance of looking after yourself. 

Talking about how we really feel can be scary; we can often feel isolated in a crowd, lonely in a group and frankly […]

2802, 2018

University Mental Health Day: An important day for an important subject

By |February 28th, 2018|Here to Help!, In The News, Opinion, Student Life|Comments Off on University Mental Health Day: An important day for an important subject

By Karin Qureshi, Manager of Counselling and Mental Wellbeing at Birmingham City University

 University Mental Health Day (UMHD) is a special day in the academic calendar when we focus on mental health and students and encourage conversations that support a more positive mental outlook.

What do we mean by a positive mental outlook?

Have you noticed how people […]

1902, 2018

R U kidding me – ‘Selfitis’ a genuine psychological disorder?

By |February 19th, 2018|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on R U kidding me – ‘Selfitis’ a genuine psychological disorder?

Kim Moore, Senior Lecturer in Mental Health, discusses selfies now being considered a psychological disorder

Are you kidding me? – taking selfies is now a psychological disorder and genuine medical condition!  Providing this is not a hoax (like 2014) I am shocked by the news. Seriously I can think of far more mental health conditions that […]

1302, 2018

LGBT History: Learn it, and learn it well

By |February 13th, 2018|Opinion|Comments Off on LGBT History: Learn it, and learn it well

By Charlie Sarson, a PhD researcher, fully funded by the AHRC via the Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership, and visiting lecturer in Media and Communication at Birmingham City University.

February marks LGBT History Month in the UK, and with it a chance to reflect on past instances of activism, solidarity, resistance to state violence, and cultural shifts. […]

802, 2018

Jon Venables: 25 years of serious offending that resists rehabilitation

By |February 8th, 2018|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Jon Venables: 25 years of serious offending that resists rehabilitation

by Craig Jackson, Professor of Psychology at Birmingham City University

The case of Jon Venables, convicted for a second time of possessing indecent images of child abuse has again made the news. There are many facets to Venables that have led to the publics’ outrage and disgust at his behaviour. Venables’ abduction, torture and murder of […]

3101, 2018

Mosallah’s YouTube “Prank” is No Laughing Matter

By |January 31st, 2018|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Mosallah’s YouTube “Prank” is No Laughing Matter

by Liam Brolan, Lecturer in Criminology at Birmingham City University

Have you heard of Arya Mosallah?  No?  Me neither.  Well, at least not until today, when I discovered a news story which brought him to my attention for the first time.  For those of you who do not know, Ayra Mosallah is a 22-year-old YouTuber who has made […]

2501, 2018

Hands off! The lucky Creme Egg hunt

By |January 25th, 2018|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Hands off! The lucky Creme Egg hunt

by Kelly O’Hanlon, senior lecturer in PR at Birmingham City University’s School of Media

Who knew that eggs would be causing so much concern in January? You’d almost think it was Easter.

The launch of limited edition Creme Eggs has prompted a nationwide hunt and has been orchestrated for the very purpose of putting this product back […]

2401, 2018

Here today – too (dis)tressed to come back tomorrow

By |January 24th, 2018|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Here today – too (dis)tressed to come back tomorrow

In the wake of headlines about large numbers of NHS nurses leaving within short periods of time, Senior Lecturer in Mental Nursing and former NHS Nurse, Kim Moore provides her insight into the latest NHS staffing crisis news.

Should we be surprised by yesterday’s report of more nurses leaving the profession than those that are […]

1901, 2018

Kiri: Race, Victimisation and the Criminal Justice System – The Complex Mix

By |January 19th, 2018|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Kiri: Race, Victimisation and the Criminal Justice System – The Complex Mix

by Shona Robinson-Edwards, PhD researcher and assistant lecturer in Criminology at Birmingham City University

January has seen a number of discussions relating to race and racialisation within the media. H&M’s decision to use an advertisement of a black child wearing a green hoodie with the words ‘Coolest Monkey in the Jungle’, received widespread criticism and rightly […]

1101, 2018

This isn’t the first time H&M has had to apologise…

By |January 11th, 2018|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on This isn’t the first time H&M has had to apologise…

Kelly O’Hanlon, senior lecturer in PR at Birmingham City University’s School of Media, discusses the accusations of clothing retailer H&M sharing a ‘racist’ advert.

H&M. A Swedish clothing brand with global reach and the pull of stars such as The Weeknd behind it. That is, until now. One image featuring a hoodie with an ill-chosen phrase […]