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2703, 2015

Made your international application? What happens next…

By |March 27th, 2015|Here to Help!, Student Life|Comments Off

As part of our #WeAreInternational series of blogs, International Admissions and Conversion Officer Rachel Du Croz advises you on what to expect after you’ve made your international application to Birmingham City University…

So, you’ve completed your application and have been offered a place to study at Birmingham City University – congratulations!  We look forward to you […]

602, 2015

Dear #BCUstudents: “I’m worried about moving to a new city”

By |February 6th, 2015|Here to Help!, Student Life|Comments Off

Niall Magennis is the Student Union President at Birmingham City University. He moved to Birmingham from Ireland in 2010 to study BA (Hons) Media and Communication.

When I first arrived at the Coppice in City North Campus, ‘Oh my goodness, say something else!!!’ seemed to be the theme of my Welcome Week. I thought everyone around […]

602, 2015

Dear #BCUstudents: “I’m worried about making friends”

By |February 6th, 2015|Here to Help!, Student Life|Comments Off

Jay Shakoor is a third year BSc (Hons) Psychology student at Birmingham City University.

“OH MY GOD YOU STUDY PSYCHOLOGY! What am I thinking now then?” is usually the response from everyone when asked, “What are you studying at uni?” Don’t get me wrong, university is an amazing experience, but the enjoyment in repetitive small talk […]

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 […]

3107, 2014

Being on the other side of my university’s Clearing video

By |July 31st, 2014|Here to Help!, Student Life|Comments Off

Fabio Torres, 20, Media and Communications (Television) student

I have just recently finished my first year and I am delighted with all of the opportunities that I have had so far. Due to my proactive nature, I have had the chance to be involved in some pretty exciting projects through connections with BCU; from working with […]

2307, 2014

Making the most of Clearing

By |July 23rd, 2014|Here to Help!|Comments Off

Sophie Rowe, Student Academic Mentor at Birmingham City University

Thinking about studying in Higher Education, but don’t have a confirmed place? It’s not too late to start in the new academic year. Make the most of the unfilled university places available following A-level results day.

Stay calm. If you’ve missed out on your firm and insurance choice […]

1907, 2014

Sunglasses, flip-flops, shorts … Clearing!

By |July 19th, 2014|Here to Help!|Comments Off

Simon Ells, Head of Admissions at Birmingham City University

With the exams all finished now’s the time for that relaxing period before the results arrive! Before taking that well-earned post–exam break to the Balearics / Blackpool make sure you’ve planned for Results Day.

A few key things are worth bearing in mind in preparations for your Results […]

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 […]