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 […]

412, 2014

An architect’s view of the new Birmingham Conservatoire

By |December 4th, 2014|Opinion|Comments Off

Tom Jarman is a Partner at Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, the architects behind the plans for the new Birmingaham Conservatoire. He recently completed a flagship £23 million arts facility comprising a studio workshop and gallery building for Manchester School of Art, part of Manchester Metropolitan University.

Here he discusses the considerations that have shaped the new Conservatoire design.

In […]

511, 2014

A summer in the city that never sleeps

By |November 5th, 2014|Student Life|Comments Off

Chanae Humes, third-year LLB (Hons) Law with American Legal Studies.
When I was at the stage of applying to university, Birmingham City University stood out because of the opportunity to complete an international internship in the United States of America. Being a cultural person, I would take any opportunity to travel throughout my legal and academic […]

411, 2014

Why are university students so stressed?

By |November 4th, 2014|Opinion|Comments Off

By Professor Craig Jackson – Head of Psychology at Birmingham City University
One difference between this generation of students and the ones before them concerns the massive amount of responsibilities they have. These differences cannot be ignored as they are pervasive and ever-present.
When higher education was free and viewed as a privilege, students were encouraged to […]

1010, 2014

Top five important things to sort when starting Uni

By |October 10th, 2014|Student Life|Comments Off

Naomi Crowe is a Business and Marketing student who has opted to take a placement year with the Faculty of Business, Law and Social Science’s Marketing team as Marketing and Communications Assistant.
1. Doctors
If you are moving away from home, I’d definitely recommend that you register with a local doctor’s surgery instead of going back home […]

2409, 2014

Settling into university

By |September 24th, 2014|Student Life|Comments Off

Emma O’Brien, 19, BA Hons Media and Communications (Radio) student

Starting university will probably be one of the most nerve racking things you will ever do. Here are my top tips to get you settled into university life as quickly as possible:

1)    Get used to your surroundings

If you are someone who is new to the city, […]

1209, 2014

The advantages of studying Visual Communication

By |September 12th, 2014|Opinion|Comments Off

Professor Andrew Kulman runs Illustration at the University. A Practising Graphic Artist since 1987, he is also a graduate of the Royal College of Art. His teaching career began as a Visiting Tutor at University of Westminster, Kingston University and Brighton University. In 1997 he joined BCU, running Illustration, since then he has been Director […]

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 […]

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 […]