Our first Twitter conference (with lots of coffee)

Our first Twitter conference (with lots of coffee)

Before Easter, we took part in … PressED: a WordPress and Education, Pedagogy and Research Conference on Twitter. Armed with plenty of coffee at Yorks Bakery, we embarked on our first Twitter conference experience. It was a chaotic, fun, operationally complex (involving multiple laptops, people live tweeting simultaneously and timekeeping par excellence from Emily) and […]

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New Generation Thinkers

New Generation Thinkers

For those of you who haven’t heard of it, New Generation Thinkers (NGT) is a scheme for early career researchers and postdocs run by both the AHRC and the BBC.  In the past two years, BCU has enjoyed some success in the competition, with Dr Islam Issa appointed as a New Generation Thinker in 2017 […]

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WANTED! Cultural translation bloggers: James Hodgson

WANTED! Cultural translation bloggers: James Hodgson

PGR Bloggers Wanted! . I am looking for a 3 – 5 PGR students interested in contributing to a new blog about Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research’s Cultural Translation theme (details post-scripted below). I am after people to write short (200 – 500 word) pieces on a range of topics linked to the […]

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Talking Heads: Media Training Event

Talking Heads: Media Training Event

Talking Heads: Media Training Event 28th July 2017 Angela English (School of Media, Birmingham City University) Selina Schmidt (School of English, Birmingham City University) Emily Bettison (School of Media, Birmingham City University) The Idea Talking Heads 2017 was an intensive one-day media training event which took place on the 28th of July at Birmingham City […]

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My mentoring journey: Chris Hill

My mentoring journey: Chris Hill

Meeting my mentee for the first time was a bit like going on a blind date. I had no idea who I was going to meet or the nature of their interests. I was nervous in anticipation. In late autumn last year, a group of mentors and mentees all gathered in the bottom floor space […]

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