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Teaching Maths – it adds up to a rewarding career

 

In the current climate of economic uncertaintly teaching is becoming an increasingly popular career choice for all kinds of people.  Many people come to teaching later in life looking for a more satisfying career, whether it be in primary or secondary schools, or in colleges of further education.  Teaching maths in secondary schools is a particularly important and challenging role and it is a subject area that attracts career changers from a number of different professions.  At Birmingham City University we have trained former accountants, financial advisors, banking clerks and engineers to become successfully qualified maths teachers. Continue reading Teaching Maths – it adds up to a rewarding career

New Flexible Learning Business & Management Degree

Birmingham City University is offering a new flexible learning degree programme this September.  The course will appeal to prospective students who have commitments which would prevent them from attending university on a full-time basis. The BA (Hons) Business and Management by Flexible Learning is a joint honours programme which allows students to study a large portion of the course through online learning. Short attendance blocks at the university take place throughout the year to ensure students receive tuition in a supportive environment, with students being required to attend approximately twelve Saturday Schools per year. It’s a great opportunity to study whilst working or bringing up a family and allows you to develop your potential around other important areas of your life.

Initially, the course is being offered with entry to the second stage (level 5) of the course and is open to those who have previously completed either a HNC or HND in an appropriate business-related subject or who have other suitable qualifications. Those with significant supervisory or management experience may also benefit from the programme at this level. Applications for this course are made directly to the university and you can apply online here and course information is available to dowload from here.

This is just one of a number of new courses being introduced into our evolving course portfolio this year. Further information about the full range of courses available can be found on our website at www.bcu.ac.uk/courses.

If you’d like to know more about any of our courses, talk to one of our advisers here at Choices. Call 0121 331 5595 for information and advice from our friendly, knowledgeable team.

New courses at Birmingham Institute of Art & Design

A number of new design courses are being offered at BIAD for entry this September to complement the University’s well-established existing provision in this area.

Richard Snell, Head of the Department of Fashion, Textiles and Three Dimensional Design told us: ‘These new courses and pathways have been designed in response to the ever changing and expanding employment market for designers.  They embrace the new technologies available in the Department and the creative opportunities these generate’.

BA (Hons) Interior Products is designed to appeal to students who are interested in designing lighting, furniture, tableware, architectural glass and other fittings or office products.  The course can be tailored to accommodate personal interests and to include study in related areas such as interior design or industrial design.  Students will work with a range of materials including wood, metal, plastic, ceramics and glass and will study in a well-equipped department with facilities including rapid prototyping and some of the latest digital technology as well as workshops for more traditional processes.

The MA Design & Visualisation explores the role of visualisation in the design process and allows students to specialise in either model making or the creation of two dimensional images through a variety of media.

A new subject route is also available on the BA (Hons) in Textile Design enabling students to opt to specialise in Surface Pattern. The introduction of this new route will appeal to students who are interested in exploring the creation of surface pattern designs for wallpaper or tableware as well as textiles.

Applications are now being considered for September 08 entry.  For further information please contact Choices on 0121 331 5595.