christmas

2012, 2016

An Indian Christmas

By |December 20th, 2016|Opinion, Student Life|Comments Off on An Indian Christmas

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 […]

712, 2016

With more babies conceived at Christmas, how aware are we of the risks of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders?

By |December 7th, 2016|Opinion|Comments Off on With more babies conceived at Christmas, how aware are we of the risks of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders?

By Dr Carolyn Blackburn, Senior Fellow in Early Childhood and Inclusion, Birmingham City University.

Christmas is a time for celebration with friends and family but it is also a period where increased alcohol consumption poses a risk for children and families. December is the month when the highest number of babies are conceived and the month […]

501, 2016

Beating the January blues

By |January 5th, 2016|Here to Help!, Opinion|Comments Off on Beating the January blues

Kim Moore, senior lecturer in Mental Health at Birmingham City University

It’s January, and after the Christmas rush you may feel tired and run down with the New Year stretching out in front of you into the great unknown. The cold weather and dark nights in combination with Christmas indulgences (and overspend) and last year’s unachieved […]

1512, 2015

My first Christmas in the UK – Ally’s story

By |December 15th, 2015|Student Life|Comments Off on My first Christmas in the UK – Ally’s story

Can you remember your first Christmas in the UK? If you were born here, probably not! But for some of our international students, a British Christmas is a whole new experience. Ally Hirji, a BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance student at Birmingham City University shares his memories.

Oh, who doesn’t love Christmas – with the sound of […]

1512, 2015

A Nigerian Christmas in the UK – Munachiso’s story

By |December 15th, 2015|Student Life|Comments Off on A Nigerian Christmas in the UK – Munachiso’s story

How do you mix your traditional family Christmas in Nigeria with friends in a brand new country? Munachiso Ogu-Jude, an international law student at Birmingham City University managed to do just that and is now looking forward to his fourth Christmas in the UK. He shares his experiences of adjusting to British festive celebrations.

I had […]

1412, 2015

Prepare for 25 December like it’s a work day

By |December 14th, 2015|Here to Help!, In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Prepare for 25 December like it’s a work day

Dr Steve McCabe, Birmingham City Business School

Christmas Day is one day when we are expected to let our hair down and enjoy the fact that for most people, it is a day off work. For children up to a certain age there is the joy of playing with toys that have magically appeared overnight and, […]

712, 2015

Looking after your mental health this Christmas

By |December 7th, 2015|Opinion|Comments Off on Looking after your mental health this Christmas

By Kim Moore, Lecturer in Mental Health, Birmingham City University

Whatever your views, December can be one of the most difficult months of the year to manage how you feel. It can bring a whole host of emotions from joy and excitement, to envy and even a sense of isolation and loneliness for some.

But however you […]

112, 2015

A student’s guide to Birmingham at Christmas

By |December 1st, 2015|Student Life|Comments Off on A student’s guide to Birmingham at Christmas

Ella Robson studied a postgraduate degree at our School of Media and graduated in 2014 with a BA (Hons) in Media and Communication.

Christmas in Birmingham may seem crazy and hectic if you venture anywhere near the Bullring shopping centre! Experiencing the festive season in a new location – especially one as big as Birmingham – was definitely […]

2511, 2014

Black Friday – A Giant Vampire Squid for Retailers?

By |November 25th, 2014|In The News|Comments Off on Black Friday – A Giant Vampire Squid for Retailers?

Birmingham City University retail expert, Professor Chris Edger, comments ahead of this week’s Black Friday.

In 2010 when Amazon transported its Black Friday promotional mechanism from the US (a huge promotional sales day the first Friday after Thanksgiving which kick-starts Xmas shopping) it reaped first mover advantage, its 300 cut-price deals securing 4 million orders; the […]

2911, 2012

The future of retail this Christmas

By |November 29th, 2012|Opinion|Comments Off on The future of retail this Christmas

By Alison Rapsey – Course Director Fashion Retail Management

I can smell the pine and gluwein from the German market so it must nearly be Christmas… but with the recent flooding and a struggling retail market can the high-street cope?

It will be tough, the traditional bricks and mortar stores are seeing more competition than ever […]