How to Make a Wildlife Nesting Box

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In Australia, many native species need tree hollows to survive. Due to ongoing forest clearing, forest fire and tree maintenance in residential areas there has been a significant loss of these natural hollows. One way to support wildlife in the short term is the installation of a nesting box. Download the resources and watch this […]

The Role of Religion in Modern Britain

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This pre-recorded talk will explore the role of religion in public life by asking the question 'how is religion valued in modern Britain?' Using examples from politics, education, equality legislation, and social and religious protest movements, Dr Stephen Gregg, lecturer in Philosophy, Religion and Ethics from the University of Wolverhampton will argue that religion plays […]

The Shropshire Dialect Studies – Looking Back to Look Forward

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This pre-recorded talk by Dr Esther Pickersgill, Senior Lecturer in English Language from the University of Wolverhampton, focuses on some dialect studies carried out in Shropshire between 1889 and 1955 by both private individuals and subsequently the University of Leeds, as part of their Survey of English Dialects. Dr Esther Pickersgill looks at where Shropshire […]

What Makes Someone a Good Language Learner?

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Do you have the knack? This pre-recorded talk by Judith Hamilton, Senior Lecturer in Linguistics and TESOLT at the University of Wolverhampton will examine some of the research carried out in the area of Second Language Acquisition, a branch of linguistics, that aims to determine what makes someone a good language learner. Is there one […]

Words and Deeds – The Fiction of Suffragette Leader Constance Nina Boyle

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This pre-recorded talk by Dr Nicola Allen (Senior Lecturer in English Literature at University of Wolverhampton) explores Nina Boyle’s extraordinary life and examines some of her (sometimes even more extraordinary) fiction. When the government defaulted on a promise to deliver enfranchisement, Boyle hired a boat to harangue M.P.s on the waterfront terrace of the Houses […]

YMCA Black Country’s Online Learning System: an overview

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YMCA Black Country would like to introduce you to our online learning system. Our short video will introduce you to our system and what you can expect from our courses. We offer a bank of courses we have written and are available for purchase at an affordable cost if you are interested. At the moment […]

How Technology can Assist Visually Impaired People Remain Independent: Screen Reader for Home Screen

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Explore Beacon Centre for the Blind's series of short video clips to learn how IT and assistive technology can be used by people with visual impairments to maintain independence and stay connected. This video demonstrates how to navigate the Home screens on iOS devices using the built in Voiceover screen reader. Beacon Centre for the […]

Walking Down, Waking Up – Travel and Place in Lockdown

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In this pre-recorded lecture DR R. M. Francis, Lecturer in Creative and Professional Writing from the University of Wolverhampton explores his travels through the Black Country Geopark in the UK as poet in residence for the Black Country Geological Society, tracking how the physical land of a place and deep time observations of it, impacts […]

The Lockdown Lowdown Tour

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Join Carl Barton for The Lockdown Lowdown tour, where he will show you  how to make decisions, try dreams on for size and have fun in the process of Earning and Learning. Carl has one of the most interesting and unique stories in Education. Despite only starting the education journey at 25! over 500 University […]

How Technology can Assist Visually Impaired People Remain Independent: Voiceover Rotor Tool

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Explore Beacon Centre for the Blind's series of short video clips to learn how IT and assistive technology can be used by people with visual impairments to maintain independence and stay connected.  This video demonstrates how to use the Voiceover Rotor tool in different settings on an iOS device. Beacon Centre for the Blind helps […]

How Technology can Assist Visually Impaired People Remain Independent: Screen Reader for Device Navigation

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Explore Beacon Centre for the Blind's series of short video clips to learn how IT and assistive technology can be used by people with visual impairments to maintain independence and stay connected. This video demonstrates how to turn on the built in Voiceover screen reader to assist blind and visually impaired users to navigate and […]

(Mis)Representing Gendered Violence – Is crime fiction dealing in caricatures?

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Domestic Noir is now a well-established sub-genre in contemporary crime writing. Coined in 2013 by author Julia Crouch, the term refers to a genre (that pre-dates this label) made up of unreliable female narratives with a penchant for violence – or similar misdeeds and manipulation. However, while this growing genre provides an alternative view on […]