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Our Work Beyond BCU

We are really proud of the work that is done by academic staff in the Arts, Design and Media Faculty, that has an impact outside the University. We want to share some of these projects with you.

Our academic staff work with a large number of different groups, including communities, charities, museums, cultural organisations, educational establishments and professional companies. The idea is to share expertise and exchange knowledge from the academics to organisations and vice versa, for the benefit of everyone. This work can take many forms, from research projects to collaborations in arts and media practice.

Our ethos is around working collaboratively. In addition to benefitting the external groups and building knowledge both inside and outside the University, these projects frequently benefit students, either through direct involvement or through the research informing our teaching.

Stan's Cafe Initiative

Visual Communication project creates print-on-demand scripts for Stan’s Cafe Theatre.

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M&E Lab: Monitoring and Evaluation

As part of M&E Lab, we work with organisations to evaluate and measure the impact of arts, design and media projects. ...

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BCMCR New Thinking

BCMCR New Thinking Pamphlet Series removes barriers to academic research.

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Knowledge Hub - an Urban Vision for Eastside

The School of Architecture and Design have developed a visionary document for the urban design and strategy for the ‘Un...

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Writing West Midlands

Professor Gregory Leadbetter has worked with Writing West Midlands since 2011  to enrich literary culture both within ...

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Junior STEAM Academy

At the JSA young people are asked to dream up solutions to the world’s biggest problems. 

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BCU Knowledge Transfer Partnership revolutionises jewellery insurance sector

Could 3D printing of jewellery be a solution to replicate the irreplaceable?

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Architecture, Festival and the City – 14th AHRA Conference and Exhibition

This conference in the Birmingham School of Architecture and Design, looked at how festivals, rituals and carnivals tr...

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Replicas and Recreations of the Staffordshire Hoard

A team from the School of Jewellery have been working in collaboration with the Birmingham Museum Trust and the Potteri...

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Sir Lenny Henry Centre for Media Diversity

The Centre launched in March 2020. A year on, what has the Centre been doing?

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Cine-Excess International Film Festival

The Cine-Excess International Film Festival allows scholars to collaborate with international filmmakers. Led by Profes...

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The Songwriting Studies Network: building a new interdisciplinary field of study

The Songwriting Studies Research Network is a two-year AHRC-funded project which unites scholars, industry workers and ...

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Stories of Sacrifice exhibition: the Muslim contribution to World War One

Stories of Sacrifice was commissioned by the British Muslim Heritage Centre, originally to mark the ongoing centenary o...

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