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911, 2011

University education, from a public good to a private investment?

By |November 9th, 2011|Opinion|Comments Off on University education, from a public good to a private investment?

Joyce Canaan, Professor of Sociology, comments on the significance of today’s student demonstrations against tuition fees:

It is now a year (10 November) since the first national student demonstration of 2010, when an estimated 52,000 people, predominantly students—tens of thousands more than expected—took to the streets of London. Their protest was against the then proposed doubling […]

2809, 2011

Planning Professor comments on the recent debate on the Planning reforms

By |September 28th, 2011|In The News|Comments Off on Planning Professor comments on the recent debate on the Planning reforms

Professor Alister Scott at the School of Property, Construction and Planning at Birmingham City University said:

I must write to convey my increasing concern at the polarised debate between respective elements of the conservation and development lobby over the current planning reforms. The key message is being lost in that whilst the CLG produce their NPPF […]

107, 2011

The White Paper: A personal perspective

By |July 1st, 2011|Opinion|Comments Off on The White Paper: A personal perspective

By Kathryn Jones, Director of Marketing and Communications, Birmingham City University  

Having spent the afternoon trawling through the Government White Paper, I am now perplexed. I’m struggling to see how universities like mine, despite our rising popularity, will benefit, but I’m trying to remain open-minded. This is my personal perspective and my comments on the points […]

2104, 2011

Should universities advertise?

By |April 21st, 2011|Opinion|7 Comments

Kathryn Jones, Director of Marketing and Communications, Birmingham City University

As Birmingham City University launches its ‘Upgrade your future’ campaign to demonstrate how we deliver a student experience that gives students the skills employer want and combat the negative publicity around rising costs of HE, it will only be a matter of time before we receive […]

302, 2011

Academic slams Government’s forestry commission plans

By |February 3rd, 2011|In The News|Comments Off on Academic slams Government’s forestry commission plans

A leading academic from Birmingham City University has expressed his concern over the Government’s plans to sell off the Forestry Commission Woodlands.

Dr Alister Scott, a reader in Spatial Planning at the School of Property, Construction and Planning at Birmingham City University, said: “At a time when we should be thinking of maximising sustainable economic development […]

811, 2010

Will the Higher Education funding reforms give power to the people?

By |November 8th, 2010|Opinion|9 Comments

Kathryn Jones, Director of Group Marketing and Communications at Birmingham City University

The Government is proposing major changes to the way universities are funded and the level of fees universities will be able to charge for degrees to shift spending power from the State to students.

In perhaps the most significant example to date of the Government’s […]