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Webinars

 #WednesdayWisdom online webinars is a series of informal illustrated presentations by Staffordshire university academics on matters of topical importance.

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You can access our webinars from anywhere, whenever you like. We will be regularly updating this page with new webinars, so please check back to learn more.

Film on Demand

With cinemas off limits, online streaming is booming and Hollywood blockbusters are being released straight to the small screen. What does this mean for the future of film and how can the industry adapt?

This talk is delivered by Dr Agata Lulkowska, lecturer in Film Production at Staffordshire University, in partnership with Professor Piotr Siuda from Kazimierz Wielki University in Poland.


Positive Parenting in a Pandemic

In this talk, Dr Sarah Rose, Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Child Development, shares practical evidenced based tips on reducing parent and child anxiety and conflict while supporting learning and trying to work from home.


Keeping the Faith

Whatever you think of them, our religious traditions have a lot of experience of getting through difficult times, and have developed a range of well-tested tricks and tools to help along the way.

In this talk Peter Kevern, Professor of Values and Social Care, shares advice on keeping connected while places of worship are closed and looks at which religious beliefs and practices work, which ones make things worse, and how we can nurture our spiritual and mental wellbeing whether we are religious or not.


Working in the Cloud

The ongoing pandemic has demonstrated how cloud computing has become essential in the modern world.

Join Elhadj Benkhelifa, Professor of Computer Science, to discover: How cloud computing is leading the digital transformation, the potential benefits to your business generally and amid Covid-19 lockdown, perceived concerns with cloud computing and the Security Myth, cloud computing and GDPR as well as government funding you can access to drive digital innovation


Business Start up and Growth Essentials

This webinar shares start-up and growth essentials for people considering starting or growing their small business.

Businesses that research and plan carefully are more likely to succeed and grow. Join Jane Pallister, Director of Boommm Consultancy & Training, and come away with a hit-list of actions to make your start-up plans effective and successful.


A Greener Future?

While we stay indoors, the world outside is thriving.

Since the COVID-19 outbreak began, climate change has slowed, wildlife has flourished and our appreciation of green spaces has increased. In this talk, Lecturer in Biological and Biomedical Sciences Dr Eleanor Atkins asks how can we make sure this continues when life returns to normal?


Get in the Game

During life under lockdown, gaming is growing and bringing families, friends and online communities together.

In this talk Craig Weightman, Lecturer in Computer Games Programming, explores how playing video games can be a healthy social pastime, encouraging cooperation and teamwork while unlocking skills you might not know you had!


Leading Emergent Change

Coronavirus has been a game changer for businesses operating across the sectoral divide, calling them to rethink their leadership of change in balancing the competing interests of economy and society.

In our final Wednesday Wisdom seminar, Dr Alyson Nicholds, Associate Professor of Business Management, discusses the impact of the pandemic on businesses and their operations.