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Students hit back at cuts to top-rated university department

Students at Birmingham City University have condemned proposed cuts to its top-rated media department. The Birmingham School of Media, which is ranked fifth in the UK by The Guardian, is to be subject to £230,000 in imminent cuts by the … Continue reading

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BCU Students’ Union issues statement on cuts

Birmingham City Students’ Union has issued a statement about the cuts being made across the university, including the School of Media (which gets a special mention). In “Students’ Union Statement on Cuts” (24 June 2010), the union says it will … Continue reading

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BCU’s vice-chancellor earns more than £237,000

The Birmingham Post‘s Nick McCarthy has written an interesting article about the salaries of university vice-chancellors in the West Midlands, including BCU’s very own David Tidmarsh. From “Cuts at universities, while vice chancellors enjoy huge salaries and perks” (1 July … Continue reading

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Roy Greenslade blogs about cuts for The Guardian

Roy Greenslade, professor of journalism at City University London and former editor of the Daily Mirror, has written about the cuts to the Birmingham School of Media on his blog on The Guardian website. From “Journalism students angry at cutbacks” … Continue reading

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Highlights from the Scratch Radio special

BCU’s student radio station Scratch Radio aired a special programme about the cuts to the Faculty of Performance, Media and English (PME), including the School of Media, and to the wider university. You can listen to highlights from the show … Continue reading

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Video about the BCU Media cuts

Journalism student Hanna Tidd has produced a video about the cuts to the Birmingham School of Media. You can watch it on YouTube below:

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