Student Life

3001, 2015

Surviving… a part time job whilst at University

By |January 30th, 2015|Student Life|Comments Off

For some of us, having a part time job can be an ideal way of making ends meet at University. But whilst having some extra cash can be helpful, juggling a job with your studies can be tough.

Second year English Literature student Charlotte Keogh weighs up the pros and cons of having a part time […]

3001, 2015

BCU Talks To… Tracey Thorne

By |January 30th, 2015|In The News, Student Life|Comments Off

Did you know before digital signs and billboards, advertisements were directly hand-painted on the brickwork of buildings?

Nowadays, most of us probably don’t even notice the fading advertising signs on buildings around Birmingham but now PhD student Tracey Thorne is bringing these ‘ghost signs’ back in the public eye. Following her feature on BBC Midland’s Today, Views@BCU […]

1901, 2015

Money talks: Get your student finance in order.

By |January 19th, 2015|Student Life|Comments Off

Submit your UCAS application? Tick. Track your UCAS application? Tick. Apply for student finance? Erm…

One of the things you might need to bear in mind after submitting your UCAS application is planning for your student finance.

Second year BA (Hons) Media and Communication student at Birmingham City University, Shaheela Shaukat shares her Student Finance application experience…

So after sending […]

1601, 2015

BCU Talks To… Zoe Pelletier

By |January 16th, 2015|Student Life|Comments Off

French criminology student Zoe Pelletier made local headlines last week when she organised a candlelit vigil in Birmingham City Centre to show solidarity and to pay tribute to the victims of the Charlie Hebdo massacre.

An estimated 700 people gathered around Victoria Square last Thursday (Jan 8), lighting candles as a mark of respect. The 22-year-old […]

1401, 2015

#BCUgraduation: Rum Reminisces

By |January 14th, 2015|Student Life|Comments Off

BCU Marketing, Advertising and PR graduate and Birmingham City University’s Press Officer Rumandeep Gill reminisces about her big day back in 2012… 

Without a doubt Graduation was one of my proudest days. Having being the non-sporty, non-entrepreneurial one out of my siblings there hadn’t been many days up until then when the spotlight was beamed down […]

501, 2015

Securing a law placement – a student’s guide

By |January 5th, 2015|Student Life|Comments Off

Chanae Humes, third-year LLB (Hons) Law with American Legal Studies.

Applications can be very daunting and long-winded, but to get that training contract or vacation scheme they have to be done! Worried that you have no idea where to start or what you should be looking for? Carry on reading for my top tips!
Know when the […]

2312, 2014

Dealing with the exam winter blues – a student’s guide

By |December 23rd, 2014|Student Life|Comments Off

Sheena Ramchurn is a second year BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing student at Birmingham City University.

No one likes exams and no one likes exams especially when they fall right during the Christmas holidays. If you’re trapped in a blizzard of exam stress this winter, read on for my tips of releasing the pressure!
Ensure you’re getting enough […]

2212, 2014

Get stuck in: building your confidence as an international student

By |December 22nd, 2014|Student Life|Comments Off

Anu Yusuf is a second-year LLB (Hons) student at Birmingham City University’s School of Law.

I came to the UK starry-eyed and a bit mindful about my different background. Before my arrival, my thoughts were centred on my course of study and not how to cope with other environmental issues. Coming to study in the UK from Nigeria […]

2212, 2014

Tips for adjusting to student life

By |December 22nd, 2014|Student Life|Comments Off

Nicola Dicks is a final year BSc (Hons) Psychology with Criminology student at Birmingham City University.

For many, going off to university is something that many people look forward to; getting away from nagging parents, making new friends, going out clubbing; but is student life all that it’s cracked up to be? For many it can […]

1012, 2014

Postgraduate loans: a student’s reaction

By |December 10th, 2014|In The News, Student Life|Comments Off

Emily Bettison is studying the MA in Creative Industries and Cultural Policy at Birmingham City University

Initially when the news flashed up on my phone that the government were creating loans for postgraduate study – I was slightly annoyed, having  just started my self-funded MA this year.

I’m just finishing my first term and it has been […]