Student Work

An Invitation to Write Club

Riffs-led student work at Birmingham City University


Inspired by the work of researchers at the University of Sussex and Goldsmiths, the Riffs editorial team are embedding their engagement with the journal and Riffs publications into their teaching at Birmingham City University.

From using Riffs pieces to explore a range of themes and genres to considering the range of forms through which research can be communicated to different audiences, Riffs offers another way to engage creatively with future popular music researchers, practitioners and industry professionals.

This section of the website showcases the work of BA and MA students created during Riffs-focused workshops, research groups and seminar sessions.

Collage by Laura Chen


This initiative will be led by Riffs editors Asya Draganova, Iain Taylor and Matt Grimes at Birmingham City University.

With special thanks to Professor Lucy Robinson, and the “Post Punk Britain” team at the University of Sussex, and the Sound System Outernational collective at Goldsmiths (University of London) for their research- and student-led approaches to learning.