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Burn Live in Conversation with Rebecca Hume

Head of News, Katie Packer interviewed former Broadcast Journalist and News Reader Rebecca Hume as part of Burn FM’s ‘Burn Live in Conversation’ in order to give students an idea of what a career in Broadcast Journalism could be like. Rebecca worked for Heart FM, Free Radio and the BBC in West Midlands, Coventry and …Read More


A Bitesize Guide to the Guild Elections 2016

The Guild Elections are here – giving us the opportunity to vote for the people who will be running our Student’s Union next year. The Elections can seem a bit confusing if it is your first time voting, this guide will help you understand what you are voting for, why and how.     The …Read More


Guild Elections: Full-Time Candidate Interviews

In preparation for tomorrow’s opening of voting, Burn FM News invited all Full-Time candidates to the Burn Studio in order to learn a little more about them. Those who were available to attend were able to expand on their policies and chat a little bit about why their prospective positions are so important within the …Read More


Guild Elections: Full-Time Officer Candidates Announced

Who’s in the running? Following yesterday’s circulation of all Part-Time Officer candidates, the Guild of Students today released the equivalent list for Full-Time positions, in an announcement this morning. With over 40 candidates to choose from, it’s a record year for Guild democracy. They are, as follows: Activities and Development Officer: Natalie ‘Foxy Coxy’ Caley …Read More


Guild Elections: Part-Time Officer Candidates Announced

In preparation for tomorrow’s full announcement, in which Full-Time Officer candidate and full manifesto information will be made public, the Guild of Students released the list of candidates for Part-Time Officer positions this morning. The positions, and subsequent candidates, are as follows: Anti-Racism, Anti-Fascism Officer: Rachel Fisch Mohammad Naderi   Community Action Officer: Rukayah Adewoye …Read More


Brexit – An independent Britain or a cooperative union?

It has been 40 years since the last referendum on UK membership, two decades in which the issue has never fully been settled. The debate has remained at the forefront of British politics, dividing opinion, separating official party policy lines and now even causing internal party division within current Prime Minister David Cameron’s party and …Read More


Student tells experience of mugging incident in Selly Oak

Listen to the audio to hear first hand about one of the mugging incidents in Selly Oak. There have been multiple muggings in the student area of Selly Oak. Masked perpetrators had targeted UOB students four times in one week, at the end of last month. Other incidents have also been reported in the past few …Read More


What is Cultural Appropriation and why is it such a big deal?

The issue of cultural appropriation has always been present in the media, but in the recent weeks it has moved into the forefront of discussion following the music video Hymn for the Weekend by Coldplay featuring Beyoncé. You can watch the video here. Cultural appropriation is defined as the adoption or the use of elements …Read More