social media

403, 2015

The role the media plays in portraying Muslims

By |March 4th, 2015|Opinion|Comments Off

The portrayal of Muslims in the media is feeding prejudice and encouraging discrimination, according to Faeeza Vaid, Executive Director of the National Muslim Women’s Network.

The figurehead for Muslim women was speaking at a Birmingham City University hosted Integration Roadshow, held in partnership with the Department for Communities and Local Government. The half-day conference gave […]

1601, 2015

BCU Talks To… Zoe Pelletier

By |January 16th, 2015|Student Life|Comments Off

French criminology student Zoe Pelletier made local headlines last week when she organised a candlelit vigil in Birmingham City Centre to show solidarity and to pay tribute to the victims of the Charlie Hebdo massacre.

An estimated 700 people gathered around Victoria Square last Thursday (Jan 8), lighting candles as a mark of respect. The 22-year-old […]

1311, 2014

Helping out during Welcome Week

By |November 13th, 2014|Student Life|Comments Off

Maniba Zariat, third-year BA (Hons) Business and Marketing student

This year, during the Welcome Week, I had the opportunity to work on an exciting social media competition. Working alongside another Social Media Student Ambassador, Emma, we were enlisted to promote, engage and communicate our very exciting competition.

This comprised of attending various events throughout the week and recording […]

808, 2014

Social media can enhance the academic experience

By |August 8th, 2014|Opinion|Comments Off

Each year Birmingham City University’s Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences hosts a staff development conference in order to showcase and further develop the work being undertaken by staff and students across the faculty. The theme for this year’s conference was ‘Working and Daring: Boosting our Students’ Employment Prospects.’ Jon Yorke and I contributed […]

407, 2014

The Eight Faces of Online Hate: Islamophobia on Social Media

By |July 4th, 2014|In The News|Comments Off

By Imran Awan, Senior Lecturer in Criminology 

Last year, I made the decision of joining a social media platform, namely Twitter.  As an academic, I don’t believe social media comes as naturally as lecturing to a crowd of 200 or more students.  Clearly, my research around Muslim communities, Islamophobia and counter-terrorism is sensitive and therefore I […]

3001, 2014

Has Sky changed TV forever?

By |January 30th, 2014|In The News|1 Comment

Vanessa Jackson, Degree Leader in Television at Birmingham City University

On 5 February 1989 Sky Television launched its four-channel package. This year the company celebrates its 25th anniversary – and how far it has come in that time! The satellite market was slow to grow initially, and amid mounting losses Sky Television merged with British Satellite Broadcasting in […]

2404, 2013

Ten years of iTunes retail

By |April 24th, 2013|In The News|Comments Off

Andrew Dubber, Professor of Music Industries Innovation at Birmingham City University

The metaphors we adopt and discard are important when it comes to understanding how we make sense of the environment of the internet. Remember when we used to ‘surf the information superhighway’? Thankfully now we just sit at our computers and ‘use’ websites, or are, […]

2204, 2013

YouTube at eight

By |April 22nd, 2013|Opinion|Comments Off

Jon Hickman, Senior Lecturer in New Media at Birmingham City University

The first YouTube clip is eight years old this week. I thought I’d write a brief note detailing some of the things I think of when I think of YouTube. Here are five things that came to my mind:
1. Trolling
One of the things that YouTube […]