student life

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 […]

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 […]

1303, 2015

Becoming a Postgraduate- Rishma’s Story

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

Post-grad

(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 […]

403, 2015

#WeAreInternational: From Cyprus to Birmingham

By |March 4th, 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 Cyprus to Birmingham, MA Television Production student Maria shares […]

303, 2015

Coming to the UK: Preparing for the British Weather

By |March 3rd, 2015|Student Life|Comments Off

If there is one word to describe the weather in the UK then it is ‘unpredictable’. As we’ve experienced this year already, one minute the sun can be shining and the next you’re caught in a thunderstorm. 

But it’s not always wet and windy! When the sun shines in the UK, boy does it shine. So […]

2302, 2015

BCU Talks To… Ahmed Ahmed

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

Food, glorious food.

From international cuisine to street food, Birmingham’s food and drink scene is as diverse as the city itself. Did you know that Birmingham has more Michelin-starred restaurants than any other city outside of London? Whatever your budget or taste, you’ll be sure to find a place that suits your needs. To find out […]

2002, 2015

My first year as an MBA International student in Birmingham

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

Welcome to Birmingham! For most international students, coming to study in the UK can be a little daunting but exciting too. What is life like for an International student in Birmingham? MBA International student, Thuy Duong Lai (Vanessa) gives you an insight into her first year here at Birmingham City University…

January 2014 marked a change in […]

1702, 2015

5 Ways to Celebrate Chinese New Year in Birmingham

By |February 17th, 2015|Student Life|Comments Off

From Beijing to Birmingham- millions of people around the world will be celebrating the Chinese New Year from this Thursday (19 Feb). International student Stephanie Chua Yoke Ping looks at how you can celebrate the Year of the Goat here in the city!

Before you close the tab thinking this is irrelevant to you, STOP. You don’t […]

1702, 2015

The road to student life isn’t always straight…

By |February 17th, 2015|Student Life|Comments Off

“The road to life twists and turns and no two directions are ever the same. Yet our lessons come from the journey, not the destination.” [Don Williams]

Your journey in life will have more twists and turns than a Tarantino movie- and that is perfectly normal. In the words of Michael Jackson, “You are not alone.”

Postgraduate […]

1202, 2015

Surviving… a long distance relationship

By |February 12th, 2015|Student Life|Comments Off

Valentine’s Day is almost upon us! Some of you may find it a day to be soppy and romantic and for others it’s a day to crawl up in bed and avoid. But what if you’re in a long distance relationship on V day?

Long distance relationships can be difficult to maintain but also worth while if […]