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3103, 2015

Is the Tide about to Turn for Music Streaming?

By |March 31st, 2015|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off

By Matt Grimes, Senior Lecturer Music Industries and Radio

So it seems that he gloves are off in the next round in the fight for streaming services and coming out of the corner with a ringside music celebrity support team is heavyweight music mogul Jay Z. Already a successful business mogul and rapper it seems that […]

3103, 2015

Another ‘old friend’ disappears

By |March 31st, 2015|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off

By Dr Steve McCabe, Birmingham City Business School 

Today’s announcement that the local bakery company Firkins has closed down with the loss of 100 jobs is, as always, a tragedy for the families affected by a sudden loss of income.

Firkins is a company that will be very familiar to those who live in the West Midlands […]

3103, 2015

Major Incident Simulation 2015- Jack’s Story

By |March 31st, 2015|Student Life|Comments Off

What would you do if you were faced with a major incident? That’s the question our healthcare students were faced with last week in our Major Incident Simulation. The ‘MIS’ as we like to call it is a realistic accident scenario- just think of it as a real life episode of ‘Casualty’. We have our […]

2703, 2015

Why did Microsoft’s Internet Explorer fail to deliver?

By |March 27th, 2015|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off

Professor Mike Jackson, Birmingham City Business School

There have been reports in the computing press last week that Microsoft will cease developing Internet Explorer as part of Windows 10. Its eventual fate will be to be replaced with software which is currently known as Project Spartan and will be renamed when Microsoft’s marketing department decide how […]

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 […]

2403, 2015

Experience Elemental at Flatpack Film Festival: Swipeside

By |March 24th, 2015|In The News, Student Life|Comments Off

The Flatpack film festival is back! So far it’s drawn in people from far and wide with a mixture of films, performances, contraptions and surprises.
This year the festival, which takes over venues across Birmingham every March, have been working with a team of our students here at Birmingham City University to curate and deliver a […]

2303, 2015

#WeAreInternational: Living the Dream

By |March 23rd, 2015|Student Life|Comments Off

As part of #WeAreInternational – a national social media campaign which celebrates international students studying in the UK, our international #BCUstudents will be sharing their thoughts and experiences on studying here at Birmingham City University. Look out for the #WeAreInternational hashtag and tell us your story! 

From India to Birmingham, Business and Human Resource Management student […]

2003, 2015

Surviving… My First Health Placement

By |March 20th, 2015|Student Life|Comments Off

Going on a placement can be daunting but so beneficial and not to mention fun. Here at Birmingham City University, there are many opportunities for our students to put into practice what they’ve learnt. Diagnostic Radiography student Sarah Hurst had the opportunity to work in three local hospitals, working and learning with qualified Radiographers. Here […]

1903, 2015

School of Law Model United Nations at the Foreign Office

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

Law students from Birmingham had an exciting opportunity to participate in a ‘Model United Nations’ in the magnificent rooms of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in London.

Professor Jon Yorke from the School of Law organised for students from the LLB International Human Rights module to experience giving speeches in a UN setting, vote on […]

1303, 2015

Becoming a Postgraduate- Rishma’s Story

By |March 13th, 2015|Student Life|Comments Off


(n.) /noun

Short for postgraduate

Someone who has been through hell and back and decided to do it again
Deciding on your academic future isn’t as easy as making a cup of tea. You would think that after doing an undergraduate degree it would make postgraduate study easier. The same fears and hopes you once had as an […]