2603, 2015

Boy Band Breakups: Let’s not be so cavalier to the “Directioners”

By |March 26th, 2015|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off

Professor Craig Jackson, Head of Psychology at Birmingham City University

In February 1996 when Take That announced their split, press reports were feverish about the prospect of fans, distraught at the news of the band’s demise, threatening to commit suicide, and being mournful. While we may look back on this with some joyful glee, it might […]

1605, 2014

My first student placement

By |May 16th, 2014|Student Life|Comments Off

Debs Cooper, Nursing student

Coming to uni to be a student nurse, I knew that half of my time was going to be spent on placement. As a group of students, we all talked about our fears and excitement about placement in equal measure. The day the allocations reports for our first placement were released was […]

1004, 2014

My PHD experience, second year in

By |April 10th, 2014|Student Life|Comments Off

Alison Edwards, Senior Lecturer in Midwifery at Birmingham City University

My journey towards commencing a PhD at Birmingham City University was filled with trepidation and questions. Amongst many others I questioned whether would I cope doing a full time job too? What exactly was expected of me? And would I look stupid because my knowledge of […]

3103, 2014

Top 5 tips for a healthy gut

By |March 31st, 2014|Opinion|Comments Off

April is National Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Awareness Month and International Bowel Cancer Awareness month so I thought it would be a good idea to promote how we can take better care of our gut. IBS affects 5-11 per cent of individuals, whilst over 40,000 people are diagnosed with bowel cancer each year, so here are […]

703, 2014

Take it with a pinch of salt?

By |March 7th, 2014|In The News|Comments Off

Salt Awareness Week this year runs from 10-16 March. Birmingham City University’s Mel Wakeman discusses some important facts.

1.       What is the maximum amount of salt we should consume per day?

Adults should eat no more than 6g of salt a day (about 1 teaspoon). The current average intake however is just over 8g, primarily a result of the amount […]

1302, 2014

The real cost of BOGOFs

By |February 13th, 2014|In The News|Comments Off

Every time I do my Tesco shop (other supermarkets are available) I look out for the bright yellow stickers highlighting the latest deal and think about the pennies I can save this week.  The ‘Buy One Get One Free’ or ‘By Two Get the Third Free’ are everywhere and I wonder how we managed to […]

2309, 2013

This time last year I was watching The Midwives

By |September 23rd, 2013|Student Life|Comments Off

By Molly Davis – First year midwifery student at Birmingham City University

This time last year I was watching the first series of ‘The Midwives’ and beginning my course at Birmingham City University. I never dreamed I would end up on the show myself. Being a first year student; juggling the demands of the course, independent […]

2309, 2013

A day in the life…of my life

By |September 23rd, 2013|Student Life|Comments Off

By Melissa Staunton – Final Year Midwifery Student at Birmingham City University

So, if you told me that at the time of applying for midwifery at BCU I was going to be filmed for a documentary for the BBC I would have laughed and not believed you! I might not even have applied knowing that I […]

2802, 2013

Sleepless in the city

By |February 28th, 2013|Opinion|Comments Off

National Bed Month is The Sleep Council’s longest standing awareness campaign, which started in 1990 and runs throughout the whole of March.

As part of National Bed Month, Dr Laura Ginesi (Lecturer in Applied Human Physiology at Birmingham City University’s Faculty of Health), shares her tips on coping after a bad night’s sleep and ways to […]

1402, 2013

Valentines kiss – the good, the bad and the ugly

By |February 14th, 2013|Opinion|Comments Off

Dr Laura Ginesi, Applied Physiologist at Birmingham City University’s Faculty of Health

Since its Valentine’s Day, I thought it would be appropriate to discuss the physiological aspects of kissing and the ways in which it serves for communication, a building block for intimacy and the good and bad effects it can have on our health and […]