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Additional Student Places Available on Selected Art and Design Courses

As a result of our ongoing commitment to excellence in the arts and successful employer/industry engagement, the government has recently awarded Birmingham Institute of Art and Design (BIAD) additional student course places for full and part-time undergraduate study commencing September 2010.

For further details please contact BIAD on 0121 551 5800 or email biadadmissions@bcu.ac.uk.

Creative Self Development Courses in Art & Design – Semester 2 Enrolment

At Birmingham City University’s Bournville Centre for Visual Arts, a range of shorter creative courses are on offer commencing in Semester 2. Perhaps you’ve always wanted to try watercolour painting or to take a course in photography. Maybe you’re a keen artist who would like to further develop your practice with input and guidance from a tutor or simply wish to explore a new medium. Our suite of Creative Self Development courses provide a means to study further without the pressure of working for a formal academic award and are available to students of all abilities and levels.

Courses on offer are:

* please note that students on this course are required to have completed an art foundation course before being able to access this course

Courses are offered on a part-time basis during either the daytime or evening, depending upon the actual course being studied.

If you’re interested in reserving a place on one of these courses, please contact Bournville Centre for Visual Arts on 0121 331 5775 or email us.

Teacher Training: Information and Resources for Prospective Students

Teaching is a highly an enjoyable and thoroughly rewarding career for those who are motivated by helping others to learn and develop in an educational environment. The teaching profession offers a competitive starting salary for newly qualified teachers, opportunities for career progression into more senior teaching or management roles and the chance to make a real difference to the lives of those whom they teach.

There are specific routes to qualifying as a teacher depending on the sector individuals wish to teach in. The information detailed below is intended as a general guide to teacher training courses so it’s important that, whichever course you choose to apply for, you carefully research individual course providers’ requirements to ensure that you have a good understanding of their individual entry criteria.

Early Years and Primary Education

Early Years and Primary teaching can be studied for through an initial teacher training qualification as a BA or BEd degree which leads to Qualified Teacher Status. Continue reading Teacher Training: Information and Resources for Prospective Students

Autumn Links Round-up for Prospective Undergrad Students

The new academic year’s now underway, meaning that our first year students have reached the end of the application process and are at the beginning of their life at university! Many people will now be in the same position they were in this time last year, with the seemingly daunting task of applying to university ahead of them.

As prospective students start thinking about where to begin, here’s a quick round-up of some useful websites to get you started:

UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service):

Information about the admissions process, deadlines, available subjects and links to university websites. You can apply for full-time undergraduate courses at universities across the UK using their online application system.

Opendays.com

Searchable calendar of university open days. Open days are a must if you want to be in a good position to decide which universities end up on your UCAS form! Seeing the university first hand will help for you to get a feel for the place and decide whether it’s right for you.

Direct.gov.uk

A good site for general information about student finance, housing and student life. There are also links to online student finance application forms.

Additional resources for prospective students considering studying in Birmingham:

Birmingham Live and Learn

A new blog-based website written by university students in Birmingham for prospective or new students. Bloggers are students from Birmingham City University, Aston University and the University of Birmingham. A great way of getting a students-eye view of the city.

Visit Birmingham

General information about the city of Birmingham, and a good starting point for those travelling to Birmingham for an open day who may be looking for accommodation in the city during their visit.

 

Arriving at University

Starting university is an exciting time. Not only will you be embarking on a new course, but you’ll be meeting new people, possibly be living in a new city and adapting to university life – all at once! With so many things going on, here’s just a few essentials for new undergraduate students to think about when joining university.

Food shopping

Amidst all the excitement and upheaval, you’d be surprised the number of students who forget to sort out the essentials – like food! Think about the staple items you’ll need to tide you over for the first week and plan what you’ll need so you don’t have to make several trips to the supermarket. Stick within your budget – if you start out as you mean to go on, you stand a better chance of not running out of money by the end of term. Above all, make sure you eat properly.

Not sure of what to stock up on or stuck for ideas of what to cook? Get some ideas here http://www.studentrecipes.com/ and here http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/news_and_events/events_student1.shtml.

Register with a doctor and dentist

There’s only one thing that’s worse than feeling ill or having a raging toothache, and that’s feeling ill or having toothache and not being registered with a doctor or dentist. Hopefully, you’ll not need to see them too often, but it’s essential that you sign up with them when you arrive. Many universities have practices they have links with, so you should check with them to find out more.

Birmingham City University students can find out more about their local doctors and dentists practices at:

http://www.bcu.ac.uk/studentservices/healthcare/register_doctor.html  

http://www.bcu.ac.uk/studentservices/healthcare/register_dentist.html

Find out more about healthcare services at Birmingham City University here. Continue reading Arriving at University

There’s still time to find a place on a degree course this September

There are still vacancies on a variety of courses available through Clearing for September 2008 entry at Birmingham City University.

A variety of diverse undergraduate courses within the field of business are currently available. Both single and joint honours courses offer students the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge which are valued by employers. From gaining knowledge and understanding in areas such as accountancy, finance, management, marketing and human resources to developing personal skills in teamwork, presentation techniques and critical thinking, these degree courses also offer great opportunities for students to undertake an industrial placement year or study abroad for a semester.

Undergraduate courses in engineering are on offer to suitably qualified applicants who are seeking to study a BEng degree at an innovative and well regarded establishment. Many of our engineering degrees offered at our Faculty of Technology, Innovation and Development incorporate professional accreditation from the Institute of Engineering and Technology. We offer programmes with IET accreditation in automotive, mechanical, electronic, manufacturing systems and telecommunications and networks engineering.

A foundation year course is also available to those who may not quite meet the entry requirements to gain entry directly to the degree programme, providing an alternative route for suitable preparatory study to progress onto a degree after successful completion.

We’re still recruiting for the BSc (Hons) Health and Well-being course, a great course to consider if you’re interested in healthcare. With four specialist pathways in Health and Well-being, Exercise Science, Nutrition Science and Individuals and Communities, there are a host of career opportunities within health and social care for graduates of this course. Graduates may move onto employment within areas as varied as youth work, nutritional advice or sports therapies depending upon the pathway they have studied. There are also options for graduates to continue studying for a Graduate Diploma course in Nursing or Social Work, or training to become a teacher through a PGCE course.

Many other courses are still available if you want to start a degree this year. Search our online Clearing Database, view the full list of available courses or call the Clearing Hotline on 0121 331 6777 for details of all remaining vacancies at Birmingham City University.