Welcome Week

602, 2015

Dear #BCUstudents: “I’m worried about moving to a new city”

By |February 6th, 2015|Here to Help!, Student Life|Comments Off

Niall Magennis is the Student Union President at Birmingham City University. He moved to Birmingham from Ireland in 2010 to study BA (Hons) Media and Communication.

When I first arrived at the Coppice in City North Campus, ‘Oh my goodness, say something else!!!’ seemed to be the theme of my Welcome Week. I thought everyone around […]

602, 2015

Dear #BCUstudents: “I’m worried about making friends”

By |February 6th, 2015|Here to Help!, Student Life|Comments Off

Jay Shakoor is a third year BSc (Hons) Psychology student at Birmingham City University.

“OH MY GOD YOU STUDY PSYCHOLOGY! What am I thinking now then?” is usually the response from everyone when asked, “What are you studying at uni?” Don’t get me wrong, university is an amazing experience, but the enjoyment in repetitive small talk […]

1311, 2014

Helping out during Welcome Week

By |November 13th, 2014|Student Life|Comments Off

Maniba Zariat, third-year BA (Hons) Business and Marketing student

This year, during the Welcome Week, I had the opportunity to work on an exciting social media competition. Working alongside another Social Media Student Ambassador, Emma, we were enlisted to promote, engage and communicate our very exciting competition.

This comprised of attending various events throughout the week and recording […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]