3003, 2015

School of Law postgraduate open day

By |March 30th, 2015|Student Life|Comments Off

A Joint Birmingham City University and FCO Youth Inspiration Group event 11 February, 2014

2312, 2014

Dealing with the exam winter blues – a student’s guide

By |December 23rd, 2014|Student Life|Comments Off

Sheena Ramchurn is a second year BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing student at Birmingham City University.

No one likes exams and no one likes exams especially when they fall right during the Christmas holidays. If you’re trapped in a blizzard of exam stress this winter, read on for my tips of releasing the pressure!
Ensure you’re getting enough […]

3110, 2014

A summer in the ‘windy city’

By |October 31st, 2014|Student Life|Comments Off

Radha Chauhan, third-year LLB Law with American Legal Studies student
Birmingham City University operates the largest UK to US internship programme in the UK called American Legal Practice (ALP). As part of this module, I had the opportunity to intern in America for nine weeks. The ALP module is a different and unique programme offered by the […]

708, 2014

A student’s guide to Birmingham

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

Sarah Holmes, a third-year English student, gives her guide to the city

When I first arrived in Birmingham, I was overwhelmed. Coming from a mid-sized town, Birmingham seemed to go on forever, yet while you soon get to know your way around the main areas, there is always a new hidden gem to be found, a […]

2105, 2014

Settling into academic life at BCU – lectures and skills classes

By |May 21st, 2014|Student Life|Comments Off

Debs Cooper, Nursing student

I started my life as a student nurse at Birmingham City University in September 2013. After the excitement of moving to a new city, getting settled into my new accommodation and having had enjoyed my induction week, I was soon itching to get started on the real meat of my nursing course.

I […]

2804, 2014

Why it’s great to study in Birmingham

By |April 28th, 2014|Student Life|Comments Off

Vidhi Anand, Fashion and Textiles Design MA

As a newcomer or so called “freshee” as the people out here like to term it, you are always worried about how you would possibly fit in such a big place in a completely new environment, especially when it is the first time you are moving away from your […]

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 […]

2309, 2013

Testing: Who’s it for?

By |September 23rd, 2013|In The News|Comments Off

Professor Martin Fautley, Director of the Centre for Research Education at Birmingham City University

I was interested to read on the BBC news website the comments of a Prep school head, in that he thinks that online tests will replace the traditional written ones within a decade: “Pen and paper exams will be a thing of the […]

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 […]

907, 2013

Stay positive throughout the Clearing process

By |July 9th, 2013|Student Life|Comments Off

Simron Kaur – BSc (Hons) Business Information Technology

I went through Clearing to study at Birmingham City University, where I now study Business Information Technology. I originally gained a conditional offer from another university but found myself in a difficult position on results day when I discovered I was 12 points below the requirements for my chosen […]