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  • Africa: Ebooks, Downloads, and Cancelled Elections
    The Catholic Mission in Ndim. Among other services they feed me when I pass through and sell me cheese.   Semester 2 has started. Well it’s started in this little corner of Central African Republic, the official start date is five days away at time of writing. The start of… ... read more
    Blog: Student BlogsPublished on 09-02-2016
  • From the body to the self: How body signals contribute to self-consciousness (#StaffsVSS, Thurs 11th Feb 4pm)
    Dr Paul Jenkinson The School of Psychology, Sport & Exercise is pleased to welcome Dr Paul Jenkinson (Senior Lecturer, University of Hertfordshire) who is giving the Visiting Speaker Series talk on Thursday 11th February, 4pm, in the LT003 Lecture Theatre in the Ashley Building (Leek Road campus). Paul will be… ... read more
    Blog: PsychologyPublished on 08-02-2016
  • Money and Budgeting
    The biggest worry for all university students is money money money! It’s all I hear students complain about, trust me the worries and stresses don’t go away. Money is something our lives revolve around. Some of us are good with money and some are terrible. I’m not afraid to… ... read more
    Blog: Student BlogsPublished on 08-02-2016
  • Latest WP Data
    The latest data on widening participation have been published by HESA. The latest statistics show that of all UK domiciled, young, full-time, first degree entrants in 2014/15: 89.8% were from state schools. Two thirds of HE providers had over 90% state schools entrants. 33.0% were from NS-SEC classes 4-7. This… ... read more
    Blog: Mike HamlynPublished on 07-02-2016
  • These are the days of miracle and wonder
    This year’s New Media Consortium Horizon report for higher education has just been published. Put together by a range of experts from across the word, including our own Dave Parkes, the NMC report tries to indicate the rends in technology that will have an impact on learning and teaching in… ... read more
    Blog: Mike HamlynPublished on 07-02-2016
  • Robin Hood and Marian
    If, like me, you are prepared to believe that the Sheriff on Nottingham has a sudden Marxist epiphany that there are Robin Hoods all over the country ready to topple the odious King John, that it is Robin himself who forces John’s … Continue reading ... read more
    Blog: English and Creative WritingPublished on 05-02-2016
  • Friday Night In
    There is always a bit of pressure to go out on a Friday night, either to the students’ union or to a nightclub in town. However, it’s always nice to stay in and do something relaxing. Onesie Movie Night I don’t know if these are actually a thing, but I’ve… ... read more
    Blog: Student BlogsPublished on 05-02-2016
  • Kit Kat’s in court
    BAR WARS Mark Downie. http://www.staffs.ac.uk/staff/profiles/md26.jsp Would you recognise an unbranded Kit Kat chocolate bar from its shape alone? Although Kit Kat is one of the most famous brands on sale today, the attempt by owners Nestlé to register the 3D shape of the 4-finger version as a trade mark has… ... read more
    Blog: LawPublished on 04-02-2016
  • Exam week
      Exam time already!!!!   So after three weeks at home with my family it was time return to university for exam week. I would like to say I had a very relaxing three weeks but I was revising frantically for the exams. For this exam session I had two… ... read more
    Blog: Student BlogsPublished on 04-02-2016
  • A University throwback
    New year is always about looking forward and leaving the past behind. But over the past few days I have found myself looking back at my Instagram posts. They act as a life time line for me. When I look at pictures they remind me of a certain time in… ... read more
    Blog: Student BlogsPublished on 04-02-2016
  • New Year, New Me?
    Hello! Okay, I didn’t want to be the one using the cliché line ‘New Year, New Me’ however after seeing it sprawled across my social media… I had to have a go. I do hope all of you had a brilliant Christmas and New Year’s Eve! So, here we are.… ... read more
    Blog: Student BlogsPublished on 03-02-2016
  • Student Blog: “Don’t worry, there’s always help available”
    Hi there, I am a current second year Psychology student at Staffordshire University. I began my Undergraduate degree in the year 2012, however I encountered a series of unfortunate distractions along the way. With the help from my personal tutor, the Student Enabling Centre and the Student’s Union I was… ... read more
    Blog: PsychologyPublished on 02-02-2016
  • Things I Wish My Class Knew About My Illness.
    Having a mental health issue can be tough. What can make it harder is trying to get almost strangers to understand why you aren’t your normal self one day, or you have to leave class because of panic attacks and they don’t really know why the class gave you… ... read more
    Blog: Student BlogsPublished on 02-02-2016
  • City of Culture?
    You may have heard that Stoke is bidding to be the next ‘UK City of Culture’ (2021).  This accolade brings to the title-holder economic benefits of millions according to the 2014 Government consultation paper and has previously been bestowed on … Continue reading ... read more
    Blog: English and Creative WritingPublished on 01-02-2016
  • Disruption – again……
    In a piece on Vox.com, titled “How Amazon could destroy college as we know it”, Alexander Holt speculates on how Amazon could move into the business of HE. It’s based on an imagined speech by Jeff Bezos in 2030, reflecting on what Amazon has achieved. It’s based on imagination, but… ... read more
    Blog: Mike HamlynPublished on 01-02-2016