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Coventry’s Cultural Breakthrough

Dr Geoff Willcocks, director of arts, culture and heritage at Coventry University, discusses what Coventry’s UK City of Culture 2021 win will mean for the city in a blog originally published by Insider Media. It must have been at least three years ago that I had my first serious conversation about whether or not Coventry…

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Navigating the risky road to market

Taking an idea to market is tricky, but support for researchers working in academia is out there says Siraj Shaikh, professor of systems security at Coventry University and co-founder of cyber threat detection specialists CyberOwl, in an article originally published by Insider Media.   The UK government’s recent announcement of a “knowledge exchange framework” to…

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There’s more to charity than just giving

Helen Lau, our Knowledge Exchange Manager, talks about the attitude towards charity among the business community. At this time of year, as the weather gets warmer, thoughts often turn towards summer holidays. But for some people, dreams of taking some well-earned rest and relaxation are tempered somewhat by anxieties about getting toned up in time – particularly…

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Further food for thought on health and wellbeing in the workplace

Anne Coufopoulos, a dietitian and specialist in public health from Coventry University’s faculty of health and life sciences, offers some pointers for how businesses can create a healthier working environment. Back in January I wrote about the potential business benefits of encouraging good nutrition amongst employees but, as important as healthy eating is, there’s more to maintaining…

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Peugeot group’s past takeovers cast a shadow over Opel and Vauxhall

Published on The Conversation. Written by Andrew Noakes, Senior Lecturer in Automotive Journalism, Coventry University   Pity the car maker trying to get coverage this week for a shiny new model or revised range at the Geneva International Motor Show. The biggest topic of conversation there will not be anyone’s latest offering. Instead it will be the news…

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Technology and Legislation are changing our relationship with the car

PARADIGM SHIFTS IN TECHNOLOGY AND LEGISLATION ARE CHANGING OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE CAR, AND NOW IT’S TRANSPORT’S TIME TO SHINE Guest post from Ed Stubbs, Senior Lecturer in Automotive and Transport Design at Coventry University One of the unexpected side-effects of the rapidly-approaching autonomous car movement is that our historical relationship with the car – the…

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How Star Wars conquered Christmas tradition

Guest post by Dr. Darren R. Reid On December 25th, 120 Odeon cinemas will open across the nation to screen the new Star Wars film, Rogue One. On many levels, the very idea seems to offend traditional British sensibilities. Why would anyone, so the logic goes, want to abandon the traditional trappings of turkey, family, and Brussels…

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Rethinking the way we think about Entrepreneurship

Gideon Maas, the Director of our International Centre for International Entrepreneurship shares his views on business in the 21st century in our latest piece for BusinessInsider.com. Our global economy is changing. Some say, not without substance, that it’s actually in crisis. Certainly there is growing inequality and real problems around social mobility across the world.…