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University of Buckingham gets gold standard in teaching excellence awards

The University of Buckingham has come at the top of the rankings in the first-ever Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) rankings. The government has assessed universities on six key criteria including teaching quality, academic support, student progression, employability and success and … Read more >

Publication of the week: Nasiru Ibrahim & Dr Harin Sellahewa

Ibrahim, I. & H. Sellahewa, “Touch gesture-based authentication: A security analysis of Pattern Unlock”, IEEE International Conference on Identity, Security and Behavior Analysis (New Delhi, 2017). DOI: 10.1109/ISBA.2017.7947711. Pattern Unlock is one in a family of graphical passwords used on … Read more >

Publication of the week: Dr Katherine Finlay

Finlay, K.A. & J. Elander, “Reflecting the transition from pain management services to chronic pain support group attendance: An interpretative phenomenological analysis”, British Journal of Health Psychology 21.3 (Sep 2016), 660-676.  DOI: 10.1111/bjhp.12194. This study aimed to investigate the decision-making … Read more >

Publication of the week: Dr Sarah Sargent

Sargent, S., “Rights and reparation: An assessment of the UNDRIP’s contribution to American Indian land claims”, in S. Sargent & J. Samanta (eds), Indigenous Rights: Changes and Challenges for the 21st Century (Buckingham: University of Buckingham Press, 2017), pp.88-115. ISBN: … Read more >

Buckingham’s Brownies take over the Department of Applied Computing

On Thursday 11 May the Department of Applied Computing  invited the Brownies of the Girlguiding Buckinghamshire group over to experience the exciting world of Computer Science. During their visit the girls, aged 7-10 years, learned the basics of programming concepts … Read more >

Article by Professor Susan Edwards in The Times

Professor Edwards’ article “Uncovering the truth: when and why judges ask defendants to show their faces” was published in The Times on 18 May 2017.  The article concerns a recent case at Westminster Magistrates Court where the judge asked female … Read more >

Exhibition on Dickens the investigative journalist

Charles Dickens was a novelist who addressed social ills in his fiction. He was also a journalist and activist who boldly and imaginatively campaigned to improve the lives of the most desperate and overlooked in Victorian society. A new exhibition … Read more >

Publication of the week: Dr Sarah Sargent

Sargent, S., “Truth and Consequences: Law, Myth and Metaphor in American Indian Contested Adoption”, Liverpool Law Review (2017) 38: 47. doi:10.1007/s10991-017-9193-7. This article considers the effects of the operations of myth and metaphor on law through a comparison of a … Read more >

Publication of the week: Dr Patricia Covarrubia

Covarrubia, P. & L. Albani, “Cultural expressions: the intersection of culture and intellectual creations – Fado as a case study”, (2017) Intellectual Property Quarterly 1, 29-51 The inscription in 2011 of Fado, a Portuguese music genre, on the Representative List … Read more >

Publication of the week: Dr Sarah Sargent

Yelden, K., S. Sargent & J. Samanta, “Understanding the decision-making environment for people in minimally conscious state“, Neuropsychological Rehabilitation (2017).  DOI: 10.1080/09602011.2017.1310657. Patients in minimally conscious state (MCS) show minimal, fluctuating but definitive signs of awareness of themselves and their … Read more >

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