Birmingham City University

107, 2015

10 fashion tips to keep cool in the office

By |July 1st, 2015|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on 10 fashion tips to keep cool in the office

With temperatures set to hit 35C (95F) in Britain this week, how should you dress for the workplace to ensure you still look smart without overheating? Senior fashion lecturer Claudia Huxtable shares her top tips…

1. Make the most of the sunshine by wearing bright colours and prints – count up the compliments you get!

2. Ladies […]

107, 2015

Booing and heckling at the Royal Opera House

By |July 1st, 2015|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Booing and heckling at the Royal Opera House

Danièle Sanderson, deputy head of Birmingham School of Acting, Birmingham City University.

The opening night of William Tell at the Royal Opera House on Monday received boos and heckling after Italian director Damiano Michieletto staged a rape scene with nudity. How should playwrights address hard-hitting and sensitive issues without offending audiences? Birmingham School of Acting’s Danièle […]

3006, 2015

Stars on the beach- beating the paparazzi

By |June 30th, 2015|Opinion|Comments Off on Stars on the beach- beating the paparazzi

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

During the summer, seeing photographs of “papped” celebs at the beach is the mainstay of many a magazines content. However, there is a more recent trend for celebs to be uploading ‘selfies’ onto Instagram, Twitter and other social media sites thereby outsmarting the numerous […]

2406, 2015

Celebrity hospital selfies – an attention-seeking ploy to self-promote?

By |June 24th, 2015|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Celebrity hospital selfies – an attention-seeking ploy to self-promote?

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

Jessie J is the latest in a flurry of celebs who are sharing hospitalisations with the general public on Instagram. This may be as a means of “keeping it real” or “staying in touch” with fans who (like many of us) feel some kind […]

2406, 2015

Don’t blame the police or ‘the Muslim Community’ – radicalisation is personal

By |June 24th, 2015|In The News|Comments Off on Don’t blame the police or ‘the Muslim Community’ – radicalisation is personal

By Imran Awan, Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Birmingham City University

On Friday, the British Prime Minister David Cameron spoke at the Globsec conference in Bratislava. He argued that Muslim communities were not doing enough to combat the Islamic State narrative of extremism. He said that: “Too often we hear the argument that radicalisation is the […]

2406, 2015

Birmingham’s best events for media enthusiasts in 2015

By |June 24th, 2015|Student Life|Comments Off on Birmingham’s best events for media enthusiasts in 2015

For all those media enthusiasts out there in Brum, we decided to put together a list of events not to be missed in the summer and autumn 2015.

2306, 2015

Social media “thinspiration” challenges are just a means of “entertaining the masses”, but at what cost?

By |June 23rd, 2015|Opinion|Comments Off on Social media “thinspiration” challenges are just a means of “entertaining the masses”, but at what cost?

By Dr Elle Boag, Senior Lecturer in Social Psychology at Birmingham City University

From the “thigh gap” to the “belly button” – new challenges to test whether we are as thin as we should be (according to some arbitrary rules created by an unknown source) are continuously being created and shared across social media.

Images depicting these […]

1706, 2015

Staying Fit at University

By |June 17th, 2015|Student Life|Comments Off on Staying Fit at University

Diagnostic Radiography student Sarah Hurst shares her top tips and advice on how you can stay fit whilst studying at University… 

Being at University brings with it a lot of firsts for many people. Amongst them includes taking control of your own diet, health and well-being. Staying fit is one of the more daunting challenges, as […]

1606, 2015

2 Art Shows Not To Miss At This Year’s Inspired Festival

By |June 16th, 2015|Student Life|Comments Off on 2 Art Shows Not To Miss At This Year’s Inspired Festival

An annual highlight on both the University and local art scene calendars, this year’s degree shows from Birmingham City University’s School of Art are no exception and represent the hard work and dedication of our final year students.

Taking place at the beautiful Margaret Street campus between the 15 and 21 June, the exhibitions are free […]

1606, 2015

What’s it like to take a Masters degree?

By |June 16th, 2015|Student Life|Comments Off on What’s it like to take a Masters degree?

After completing a BA (Hons) in Fine Art at the School of Art, Capsticks Fine Art Prize winner Jodie Wingham tells us what it’s like to take the leap to Masters level:

Why did you chose to study Fine Art?

I chose to study Fine Art as I liked the openness of the course. You are in charge of your own projects […]