Sustainable Business and the General Election

Wednesday 18 February 2015, Birmingham City University, Room MP490 Millennium Point, City Centre Campus

Birmingham City University is hosting an event that will seek to identify the ‘Top 5 must-haves’ to deliver Sustainable ‘Green Growth’ for the West Midlands in the next Parliament.

The event, organised by MEBC (Midlands Environmental Business Company), in partnership with Friends of the Earth, will be focused around the findings of the 2013 Green Alliance Report (Green Standard 2013) which set out the performance of political parties in relation to Sustainable Development.

For more information and registration, visit the Eventbrite page.

Download the flyer for more information.

Researcher of the year award

As part of this year’s Extra Mile Awards, Birmingham City University has launched a new award to recognise the work of our research community.

The Extra Mile Awards, which are run in partnership with the Students’ Union, are your opportunity to nominate a student or member of staff to receive an award from the University. This year’s awards have a number of new categories recognising exceptional work by staff and students.

The Researcher of the Year award will be presented to the member of staff who is judged to have made the biggest contribution to research over the academic year.

The winner and runner-up of the award will be personally recognised by the Vice-Chancellor and Students’ Union President at an awards ceremony in May.

If you know a member of staff who is making an impact in the research community then why not put them forward for the award?

Every nomination made will also be entered into a prize draw to win a new iPad and a pair of tickets to the awards ceremony.

Make your nominations on the website

100 years of tear gas: militarisation, protests and the legacies of war

13 March 2015, 3pm, Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research

As part of Birmingham City University’s involvement with the AHRC funded Voices of War and Peace project, the Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research (BCMCR) is holding a panel of various academics involved in the project to discuss the tear gas research connection initiative and the military, policing, legal, commercial and medical aspects of tear gas.

For more information visit the BCMCR site