Shona

About Shona McQuillan

Senior adviser and manager of the Course Enquiries Team at Birmingham City University.
1012, 2014

Postgraduate loans – the winners and losers

By |December 10th, 2014|Here to Help!, In The News|Comments Off

On 3 December 2014, in his Autumn Statement Chancellor George Osborne unveiled plans to introduce government-backed postgraduate loans from 2016/17. The proposals expect to bring an additional 10,000 students into postgraduate study in England.

Worth up to £10,000, the 2016/17 postgraduate loans will be offered in any master’s subject, but eligibility will be restricted to students […]

3009, 2014

Make the most out of our University Open Days

By |September 30th, 2014|Here to Help!|Comments Off

Shona McQuillan is a senior adviser and manager of the Course Enquiries Team at Birmingham City University. Shona has experience of over 15 years in Higher Education and has advised thousands of prospective students about course options and applying to university.

Open Days are an increasingly important part of the decision-making process for prospective students and […]

907, 2014

Clearing – Don’t panic!

By |July 9th, 2014|Here to Help!|Comments Off

Shona McQuillan – Manager of the Course Enquiries team  at Birmingham City University

If your exam results aren’t as good as you expected remember to keep calm; the right course for you may still be out there. There’s a good chance that you will be able to secure a place at university through Clearing.

If you narrowly […]

507, 2014

Missed the UCAS deadline? There is still time to apply

By |July 5th, 2014|Here to Help!|Comments Off

Shona McQuillan is a senior adviser and manager of the Course Enquiries Team at Birmingham City University. Shona has experience of over 16 years in Higher Education and has advised thousands of prospective students about course options and applying to university.

What is Clearing?

Clearing is the process by which prospective students who have not secured a […]

906, 2014

Qualifications aren’t enough? What are your options?

By |June 9th, 2014|Here to Help!|Comments Off

Shona McQuillan is a senior adviser and manager of the Course Enquiries Team at Birmingham City University. Shona has experience of over 16 years in Higher Education and has advised thousands of prospective students about course options and applying to university.

Are your grades not as you expected? Are you unsure as to whether your current […]

2404, 2014

Applying for an art and design course – what should you include in your portfolio?

By |April 24th, 2014|Here to Help!|Comments Off

Shona McQuillan is a senior adviser and manager of the Course Enquiries Team at Birmingham City University. Shona has experience of over 16 years in Higher Education and has advised thousands of prospective students about course options and applying to university.
When applying for an art and design undergraduate course, it’s vital that your creative portfolio […]

2703, 2014

Can I apply if my predicted grades are lower than the requirements?

By |March 27th, 2014|Here to Help!|Comments Off

Shona McQuillan is a senior adviser and manager of the Course Enquiries Team at Birmingham City University. Shona has experience of over 15 years in Higher Education and has advised thousands of prospective students about course options and applying to university.

In general, if you have the potential to achieve grades that are higher than you […]

503, 2014

How do I apply to study at Birmingham City University?

By |March 5th, 2014|Here to Help!|Comments Off

Shona McQuillan is a senior adviser and manager of the Course Enquiries Team at Birmingham City University. Shona has experience of over 15 years in Higher Education and has advised thousands of prospective students about course options and applying to university.

What if I am interested in full-time undergraduate courses?

Applications for full-time undergraduate courses are made […]

2708, 2013

Investing in your education is worth more than a gimmick

By |August 27th, 2013|Here to Help!|Comments Off

Shona McQuillan – Manager of the Course Enquiries Team  at Birmingham City University

You have been investing in your future since the day you first ordered a prospectus, browsed university websites, visited countless open days, filled out your application form and attended applicant visit days.

You’ve researched the courses you applied for and questioned tutors. You’ve chatted […]