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2006, 2017

Surviving a career set back

By |June 20th, 2017|Here to Help!, In The News, Opinion|0 Comments

Following Theresa May’s Cabinet reshuffle and many MPs losing their seats after the General Election, occupational psychologist Professor Craig Jackson shares some tips on coping with a career set back.

Step back and pause.

Do not feel rushed to “do something” about it or move on to something else. Try and take some time to pause […]

511, 2014

A summer in the city that never sleeps

By |November 5th, 2014|Student Life|Comments Off on A summer in the city that never sleeps

Chanae Humes, third-year LLB (Hons) Law with American Legal Studies.
When I was at the stage of applying to university, Birmingham City University stood out because of the opportunity to complete an international internship in the United States of America. Being a cultural person, I would take any opportunity to travel throughout my legal and academic […]

206, 2014

Education or babies – the choice is yours…

By |June 2nd, 2014|In The News|Comments Off on Education or babies – the choice is yours…

By Sonia Hendy-Isaac – Senior Lecturer, Curriculum Design for Employer Engagement. 

As well as teaching and researching, Sonia is a published poet with a keen interest in contemporary poetry, revisionary fiction, feminism and gender studies, postcolonial theory, linguistics and the construction of meaning, and creativity and culture. 

I write this in response to Kirsty Allsopp’s latest interview […]

1404, 2014

How can a leadership challenge help your job search?

By |April 14th, 2014|Student Life|Comments Off on How can a leadership challenge help your job search?

Roberta Akemy Okamoto is a Brazilian national who recently completed the MSc Management and International Business course

I had the chance to take part in two very interesting leadership challenges through Birmingham City University. In the first one, I joined a team of students to develop a new marketing proposal for Aga Rangemaster, which was exhibited at the […]

703, 2013

Is Yahoo right to ban homeworking?

By |March 7th, 2013|Opinion|2 Comments

By Dr Steve McCabe – Birmingham City University

Writing in Management Today earlier this week, Charles Black, CEO of ‘cloud computing’ company Nasstar PLC, comments on Yahoo’s recent decision to ban its employees from being allowed to work at home.

As Black acknowledges, there is good reason (and research) which supports the notion that allowing people […]

103, 2013

Work your proper hours

By |March 1st, 2013|Opinion|Comments Off on Work your proper hours

By Sonia Hendy-Isaac – Senior Lecturer, Curriculum Design for Employer Engagement

1st March 2013 marks another anniversary of the TUC’s Work Your Proper Hours Day – so will you be adopting its mantra and leaving on time, having had appropriate breaks throughout your working day? I can already hear the chorus of ‘the chance would be […]

2802, 2013

Networking – a bit beyond the obvious…

By |February 28th, 2013|Opinion|Comments Off on Networking – a bit beyond the obvious…

By Sonia Hendy-Isaac – Senior Lecturer, Curriculum Design for Employer Engagement

This may seem a little harsh, but ‘beyond the oblivious’ is probably a fairer title; we spend far too much time treading the familiar paths of ‘networking’ that more often than not we’re oblivious to the subtleties of the actual definition. When you pull networking […]

2602, 2013

Tips for promotion – how to make 2013 your most successful year yet…

By |February 26th, 2013|Here to Help!|Comments Off on Tips for promotion – how to make 2013 your most successful year yet…

By Sonia Hendy-Isaac – Senior Lecturer, Curriculum Design for Employer Engagement

Promotion is the key to unlocking new opportunities and experiences – easy, right? If you are able to develop a clear strategy for your promotional pathway – yes, actually, it can be!

First things first – understand your environment; it is essential when planning promotion to […]

902, 2012

MOTHERTRUCKERS – A fly on the windscreen documentary

By |February 9th, 2012|Opinion|Comments Off on MOTHERTRUCKERS – A fly on the windscreen documentary

By Craig Jackson, Professor of Occupational Health Psychology

Channel 4 will screen a new documentary on Thursday 9th February at 10pm; “an amusing film covering the lives of a group of female truck drivers, working in a male-dominated profession, while juggling family life, domestic responsibilities and trying to stay feminine”. One sentence in and it feels […]

2802, 2011

Stranded in the desert? Keep 100 dollars in your shoe!

By |February 28th, 2011|Opinion|Comments Off on Stranded in the desert? Keep 100 dollars in your shoe!

By Craig Jackson, Professor of Occupational Health Psychology.

Recent news about the plight of British oil workers stranded in the Libyan desert reminded me of my own time stuck in a desert-based oil field with nowhere to go, and how deserts can be the strangest places on earth to work.

The news this week reported there were […]