1812, 2014

A ‘highly satisfying’ research assessment

By |December 18th, 2014|In The News|Comments Off

Andrew Kehoe (Director of Research in the School of English and REF2014 Unit of Assessment 29 Leader) talks about the Research Excellence Framework results and what they mean to the School of English.

In REF 2014 77% of research in the School of English was rated as either ‘internationally excellent’ (3*) or ‘world-leading’ (4*). This is a highly […]

1610, 2014

Doing your research on postgraduate study is vital

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

Thinking about studying for a postgraduate course? Alex Blower, staff member at Birmingham City University, tell us why he decided to go back to university and how its helped him develop in his career. 

In the summer of 2011, after taking a year away from study to experience the world of work, I made the decision to return to university […]

1306, 2014

Research into the impact of counter-terrorism measures upon Muslim communities – How does my research impact on everyday life?

By |June 13th, 2014|Opinion|Comments Off

Imran Awan, Senior Lecturer in Criminology

Since the introduction of counter-terrorism legislation and policies after 9/11, there has been a significant debate about what impact such measures have had upon local communities and Muslim families, who in particular feel victimised and increasingly are being viewed as ‘suspects’. My research provides a unique contribution towards understanding the […]

1206, 2014

Peatlands: How does my research impact on everyday life?

By |June 12th, 2014|In The News|Comments Off

Mark Reed, Professor in Interdisciplinary Environmental Research at Birmingham City University.

Sustainable Uplands was a collaborative project involving Birmingham City University and several others to help people adapt to change in the UK’s peatlands and find ways of financing the restoration of peatland habitats.

Research led by Birmingham City University resulted in the launch of the UK Peatland […]

906, 2014

Technobabies project: How does my research impact on everyday life?

By |June 9th, 2014|Opinion|Comments Off

Dr Jane O’Connor, Senior Researcher in Education (Early Years), discusses her Technobabies research –  an investigation into the use of touchscreen technology among children under three.

As both the mum of a toddler and a Senior Researcher in Early Years’ Education I am particularly concerned about the lack of information and guidance for parents about babies […]

1508, 2013

Family Annihilation – A tragic and little understood phenomenon

By |August 15th, 2013|In The News|Comments Off

Dr Elizabeth Yardley, Professor David Wilson and Adam Lynes – Centre for Applied Criminology

This month sees the publication of research on family annihilation by the Centre for Applied Criminology in the prestigious, peer review Howard Journal of Criminal Justice. Family annihilators are parents who deliberately kill their child/children, may kill or attempt to kill their […]

2401, 2013

Transfer Windows and Giant Killers

By |January 24th, 2013|Opinion|Comments Off

Professor David Roberts, Acting Executive Dean of the Faculty of Performance, Media and English at Birmingham City University, likens a predicted rise in academic research submissions to football tactics.

The transfer window is open. Ahead of the deadline, highly paid talent is being traded between the big boys. You might look to bring in two or […]