Chaise-Louise Newman is a second year undergraduate at Birmingham School of Acting, part of Birmingham City University. Studying Applied Performance, she appears in new road safety video ‘Every Choice Counts’, the UK’s first virtual reality film which features ‘branching’ technology. Made by West Midlands Fire Service and produced with FirstCar Media, the education package allows […]
by Liam Sorta
Computer Games Technology student
For the last five years, Birmingham City University has opened its doors as host to the annual Global Game Jam (GGJ), a 48-hour game development event aimed at bringing those with a passion for games together to create a game from scratch. The diversity the jam promotes is indicated by […]
by Rebecca Struthers, Founding Director of Struthers London and Visiting Lecturer in Horology at Birmingham City University
As the 21st century Swiss watch industry calculates how to handle the uncertain economic future, it has been a poignant time to look back on how their industry formed over 200 years ago.
I recently completed a PhD examining a very […]
Kim Moore. Senior Lecturer in Mental Health.
Life is full of ups and downs so there will be many eventful days in your life, some will be good and leave you feeling on top of the world, but others can make you feel bad. While many of us enjoy good mental health, there are times when […]
By Sushant Dewan, a 25-year-old MBA International Business student from New Delhi, India
Christmas in New Delhi, India
Millions of Indians are celebrating Christmas throughout the country. With 24 million followers, Christianity is India’s third-largest religion. Christians comprise 2.3 per cent of the country’s population.
There is no death of celebration in Delhi – India’s capital – but […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Made the choice to live at home for the first year of university, and wondering if that’s the right decision? Visual Communication student Eden Smith-Wint shares her experience of living at home and the university experience.
I live pretty close to BCU so I felt that it would make more sense for me stay at home rather […]
Natalie Chan is a final year Music Business student at Birmingham City University. She talks about coming from Hong Kong, to a small village in Dorset to a significantly bigger city, Birmingham.
Before I start, let me just tell you a little bit about myself. I grew up in Hong Kong with my parents, I moved to a boarding school […]