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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 […]

1607, 2014

On the other side of Clearing

By |July 16th, 2014|Student Life|Comments Off

Henna Sajid, Law student

Wow, what an experience! This time in 2012 it was me that was calling in enquiring about the Clearing courses available; stressed out whether or not I would make it to university. Now it was my turn to help out new applicants in the same position that I was in.

Many applicants were […]

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 […]

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 […]

209, 2013

Counting down the days until BCU begins!

By |September 2nd, 2013|Student Life|Comments Off

Sanika Karnik, Media and Communication student starting in September 2013

My journey to university started over a year back now, when I applied to several colleges in the UK and US, getting positive replies from the majority of them. However due to circumstances I decided to take a gap year, during which I reapplied to colleges […]