1408, 2014

Boost your career with a degree in architecture

By |August 14th, 2014|Opinion|Comments Off

Professor Kevin Singh is the Head of the Birmingham School of Architecture at the University. A Chartered Architect since 1997, he is also a graduate of the University’s School of Architecture. His teaching career began as a Visiting Tutor, progressing to Director of Studies in the School of Interior Design. In 2003 he re-joined the […]

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 […]

1207, 2014

My day on the Clearing hotline

By |July 12th, 2014|Student Life|Comments Off

Stacey Watkins, Information and Communications Technology student

Results Day is always an emotional time for students and discovering you need to go through the Clearing process can be even more emotionally draining and daunting. I spent ‘the big day’ on the other side; answering calls on the Clearing hotline where thousands of students hit the phone […]

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 […]

1608, 2013

“I chose BCU on gut reaction and never regretted it…”

By |August 16th, 2013|Student Life|Comments Off

Laura Mackie studied Music Technology at our Faculty of Technology, Engineering and the Environment

It’s strange to think that little under four years ago I was almost ready to start my journey at Birmingham City University, and here I am now writing a graduate blog to give some insight into what the uni gave to me. […]

908, 2013

Do as much research as possible when choosing where to study

By |August 9th, 2013|Here to Help!|Comments Off

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 […]

2307, 2013

Clearing the way for Clearing

By |July 23rd, 2013|Opinion|Comments Off

Kathryn Jones, Director of Marketing & Communications at Birmingham City University

With A level results day fast approaching, universities across the UK are gearing up for the chaotic scramble to fill university places at this time of year. Last year, over 300 institutions and more than 55,700 students obtained their places in Clearing – 4,600 more […]