Birmingham City University

2105, 2015

9 of the finest examples of landscape architecture

By |May 21st, 2015|Opinion|Comments Off on 9 of the finest examples of landscape architecture

Mark Cowell, Senior Lecturer at Birmingham School of Architecture has given his top nine favourite examples of landscape architecture from around the world in celebration of World Landscape Architecture Month, which took place during April.
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9. Rousham – William Kent

Rousham House is a country house […]

1905, 2015

Support for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students at University

By |May 19th, 2015|Here to Help!, Student Life|Comments Off on Support for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students at University

Did you know that students who are deaf or have hearing loss are entitled to a range of support whilst studying at Birmingham City University? This may include reasonable adjustments on their course, as well as practical support, funded by Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs). DSAs are grants to help disabled students cover extra costs incurred […]

1505, 2015

Don’t be out of pocket from email scams

By |May 15th, 2015|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Don’t be out of pocket from email scams

Professor Mike Jackson is a cyber expert at Birmingham City University’s Business School

The UK is under siege from scammers who are using technology to try and steal from us. Scamming costs the UK £27m a year – and that’s just the reported cases.

Wherever there are large amounts of money changing hands, criminals will have an […]

1505, 2015

Student Nursing Times Awards 2015

By |May 15th, 2015|Student Life|Comments Off on Student Nursing Times Awards 2015

The Student Nursing Times Awards celebrates the very best in student nurses, paying tribute to students who have demonstrated the academic achievement, clinical prowess and personal qualities that will make them brilliant nurses. So we were delighted when The School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work’s Laura Fitzgerald was named the Nursing Times’ Student Nurse of the Year […]

1405, 2015

As McDonald’s turns 75 – do you know how it all began?

By |May 14th, 2015|In The News|Comments Off on As McDonald’s turns 75 – do you know how it all began?

Dr Steve McCabe, Birmingham City Business School

The car manufacturer Henry Ford is the name most associated with having allowed the vision of scientific management come to life through his adoption of message contained in Frederick W. Taylor’s 1911 book Principles of Scientific Management.  

Ford’s ability to utilise what we now call mass production was revolutionary […]

1205, 2015

Let’s give Mr Whittingdale a little licence

By |May 12th, 2015|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Let’s give Mr Whittingdale a little licence

Bob Calver, senior lecturer in Broadcast Journalism at Birmingham City University

Much has been made of the impact on the BBC of the new man in charge of the Department of Culture Media and Sport. John Whittingdale is on record as saying the BBC Licence Fee is ‘worse than the poll tax’ and that the current […]

1205, 2015

Big Brother returns – but have we learned anything?

By |May 12th, 2015|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Big Brother returns – but have we learned anything?

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

I am excited about the return of Big Brother tonight, as it is an excellent opportunity to observe behavioural manipulation and the lengths to which the great British public will go in order to pursue fame, despite there being very few (other than Jade […]

1205, 2015

A day in the life of… a Marketing Assistant

By |May 12th, 2015|Student Life|Comments Off on A day in the life of… a Marketing Assistant

By Rebekah Hill, Final year English and Creative Writing Student at Birmingham City University

Currently, I am the marketing assistant for the School of English at Birmingham City University. I am also a third year student, along with working part time…oh and I’m also doing a short part time editorial assistantship on the side! Life couldn’t be […]

805, 2015

Learn British Sign Language & Improve your Employability

By |May 8th, 2015|Student Life|Comments Off on Learn British Sign Language & Improve your Employability

To mark Deaf Awareness Week (4-10 May 2015) Disability Support Manager (Student Services) Kate Waugh looks at how learning British Sign Language can improve employability…

British Sign Language (BSL) was recognised by the government as a minority language in 2003, and for some deaf people it’s their first language. This means that BSL users often need to […]

805, 2015

BCU Talks To… Independent Birmingham

By |May 8th, 2015|Student Life|Comments Off on BCU Talks To… Independent Birmingham

“Vibrant. Exciting. Awesome.”

Those are the three words to describe Birmingham according to Joe Schuppler. Who is Joe Schuppler you may ask? While you may not be familiar with Joe’s name, many of you will have probably heard of his online guide ‘Independent Birmingham.’ From independent restaurants to events, Independent Birmingham is the go to guide […]