University

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 […]

507, 2014

Missed the UCAS deadline? There is still time to apply

By |July 5th, 2014|Here to Help!|Comments Off

Shona McQuillan is a senior adviser and manager of the Course Enquiries Team at Birmingham City University. Shona has experience of over 16 years in Higher Education and has advised thousands of prospective students about course options and applying to university.

What is Clearing?

Clearing is the process by which prospective students who have not secured a […]

206, 2014

Education or babies – the choice is yours…

By |June 2nd, 2014|In The News|Comments Off

By Sonia Hendy-Isaac – Senior Lecturer, Curriculum Design for Employer Engagement. 

As well as teaching and researching, Sonia is a published poet with a keen interest in contemporary poetry, revisionary fiction, feminism and gender studies, postcolonial theory, linguistics and the construction of meaning, and creativity and culture. 

I write this in response to Kirsty Allsopp’s latest interview […]

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 […]

2404, 2014

Applying for an art and design course – what should you include in your portfolio?

By |April 24th, 2014|Here to Help!|Comments Off

Shona McQuillan is a senior adviser and manager of the Course Enquiries Team at Birmingham City University. Shona has experience of over 16 years in Higher Education and has advised thousands of prospective students about course options and applying to university.
When applying for an art and design undergraduate course, it’s vital that your creative portfolio […]

2703, 2014

Can I apply if my predicted grades are lower than the requirements?

By |March 27th, 2014|Here to Help!|Comments Off

Shona McQuillan is a senior adviser and manager of the Course Enquiries Team at Birmingham City University. Shona has experience of over 15 years in Higher Education and has advised thousands of prospective students about course options and applying to university.

In general, if you have the potential to achieve grades that are higher than you […]

2703, 2014

From music to marketing (and beyond)

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

Robert Jones – musician, teacher, avid reader, writer, runner, humanist and ‘Ambitious Futures Graduate Trainee’.

I graduated from Birmingham Conservatoire in 2011 completing my MMus with distinction, with the aim of becoming a professional musician. My time at the Conservatoire had prepared me well for this, and when I finished studying I was already working as […]

209, 2013

Counting down the days until BCU begins!

By |September 2nd, 2013|Student Life|Comments Off

Sanika Karnik, Media and Communication student starting in September 2013

My journey to university started over a year back now, when I applied to several colleges in the UK and US, getting positive replies from the majority of them. However due to circumstances I decided to take a gap year, during which I reapplied to colleges […]

2708, 2013

Investing in your education is worth more than a gimmick

By |August 27th, 2013|Here to Help!|Comments Off

Shona McQuillan – Manager of the Course Enquiries Team  at Birmingham City University

You have been investing in your future since the day you first ordered a prospectus, browsed university websites, visited countless open days, filled out your application form and attended applicant visit days.

You’ve researched the courses you applied for and questioned tutors. You’ve chatted […]

2008, 2013

“Is PR really for you?”

By |August 20th, 2013|Student Life|Comments Off

Holly-Leigh Luckman, Media and Communication student, starting in September 2013

I knew I wanted to have a future in media when I began studying the subject at GCSE level, I then carried on my studies in college where I was a student on a broad media course where I was able to study a range of […]