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 […]

2711, 2014

Students: join our team of bloggers

By |November 27th, 2014|Student Life|Comments Off

Do you want to gain exposure for your work and gain new material for your portfolios? Why not join our team of student bloggers.

We are looking for new contributors to the Views@BCU blog, to give tips and advice to other students on a variety of aspects of student life and share your experiences of studying […]

704, 2014

“I would recommend a placement to everyone”

By |April 7th, 2014|Student Life|Comments Off

Viktoriya Yordanova is a BA (Hons) Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations Scheme with Sandwich Year final-year student at Birmingham City Business School.

“Why do you go to university?” – I was asked once. “To get my dream job.” – I answered. In today’s tough economic climate, however, hundreds of freshly graduated young people are competing for the same job […]

2108, 2013

What is the value of an English degree?

By |August 21st, 2013|Here to Help!|Comments Off

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 […]

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 […]

1409, 2011

Valuing Philosophy Degrees: Employability in Higher Education

By |September 14th, 2011|Opinion|Comments Off

By Mark Addis, Professor of Philosophy at the School of English, Birmingham City University

Employability is an increasingly significant demand in higher education especially in the wake of the Browne review. Greater attention has been paid to how humanities subjects including philosophy prepare students for the world of work. Many recent government statements about employability effectively frame it […]