• Questions I haven’t asked Dave Allen I’m going to be speaking with Dave Allen on Tuesday this week. Dave is Director of Artist and Music Industry Advocacy for streaming music service Beats Music. He also happens to have been the bass player for one of my favourite post-punk / new wave bands of the 80s. No, not Gang of Four – […] No responses 6 min read April 27, 2014
  • Learning at a distance I spent the day today working at home with my colleague Jez Collins and after a lot of planning, writing and brainstorming, we had a Skype meeting with Professor Tim Wall to talk about (among other things) the ongoing development of Masters programmes at Birmingham City University. I’m already the award leader on an MA […] 2 responses 2 min read April 13, 2011
  • Masters of Supervision For the past six weeks or so, I’ve been doing a course at the university: being trained in the fine art of Masters supervision. Along with a bunch of other staff members (several pictured above) from different faculties, I’ve spent my Wednesday afternoons analysing and reflecting on how we help our Masters students do independent […] No responses 2 min read March 23, 2011
  • Not terribly far away day We had a BCU School of Media “Away Day” today – though it was just a few blocks up the road in another university building called The Pavilions, at our sports ground. Food and coffee and an opportunity to do a bit of blue sky thinking with a bunch of colleagues you don’t always get […] No responses 2 min read March 18, 2011
  • This is where I work & these are my colleagues Nice promotional video featuring some of my colleagues and students at BCU. There’s a bit about some of the BA courses, and something about the MA courses too. My own MA course – the MA in Music Industries kicks off in September. There’s some information about that here, if you’re interested. No responses 0 min read March 31, 2010
  • Smart people? In the music industry? Photo by Birmingham City University So, it’s official – we’re going to be launching our MA in Music Industries this year, and you can come and study on a post-graduate programme that I’m going to be teaching on, along with a bunch of very cool and interesting people. The course kicks off in September, but […] No responses 1 min read March 23, 2010