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906, 2014

Qualifications aren’t enough? What are your options?

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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

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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 […]

2108, 2013

What is the value of an English degree?

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Dr Serena Trowbridge, Lecturer in English at Birmingham City University

The School of English has an established and growing research profile and offers a variety of English courses for all interests. Students have access to excellent learning facilities and the School of English is well-known for the high quality of its teaching.

To check for English courses […]

908, 2013

Do as much research as possible when choosing where to study

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Stacey Watkins – BSc (Hons) Information and Communications Technology

I left secondary school without the qualifications I hoped for and I didn’t think I’d be good enough to go to university. I was the first person in my family to attend university and was a bit unsure what I needed to do and how the application process […]

1206, 2013

Getting advice from Student Services at an Open Day

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Written by Gemma Ridlington ( Helpzone Advisor) and Harj Kallu (Finance Advisor)

Studying at University is an exciting life-changing experience which can, on occasion, be a little daunting. Student Services understands this and is here to support students with any questions, information or problems that may arise, in many different areas of advice.

At the Open Day […]

1206, 2013

What not to miss during our Open Day

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Dan Hughes, Open Day Co-ordinator

If you are visiting our Open Day this Saturday, here are some of the activities that if I were you I wouldn’t want to miss.
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Vice-Chancellor Professor Cliff Allan is giving a talk at the Kenrick Lecture Theatre. So make sure you arrive on time, as this will be your chance […]

2702, 2013

Five steps to opening up opportunity in the job market

By |February 27th, 2013|Here to Help!|2 Comments

By Sonia Hendy-Isaac – Senior Lecturer, Curriculum Design for Employer Engagement

In the current economic climate it’s difficult to find new ways to stand out from the crowd when applying for jobs and even more difficult to root out jobs that aren’t advertised through traditional means! Some companies have started advertising their vacancies almost exclusively through […]