Back in September 2008, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) ratified proposals to make nursing an all-graduate profession. As a result of their decision, universities who offer qualifications at diploma level will be phasing out these courses over the next couple of years. All nurse training courses will be offered at degree level from September 2013.
When is Birmingham City University phasing out its pre-registration nursing diploma?
Birmingham City University is already in the process of phasing out our nursing diploma qualifications. The children’s nursing branch of the diploma course will cease to be offered after April 2010, and the other branches (adult, mental health and learning disabilities nursing) will not be offered again after the final intake in April 2011.
Does Birmingham City University offer a pre-registration nursing degree?
Yes. The University already has a well-established nursing degree course which offers training in all four branch specialisms and this course continues to go from strength to strength, providing students with the knowledge and skills they need in order to succeed in becoming a qualified nurse.
Continue reading New Era for Nurse Training Courses
Prospective students wishing to apply for full-time undergraduate courses are reminded that the deadline for receipt of on-time applications for courses commencing next September is 15th January 2009.
Applications are made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service website at www.ucas.ac.uk.
If you’re looking for a higher education course which starts before next September, there’s still a chance to apply for available courses commencing in January at Birmingham City University. With a range of courses on offer, from Business to IT-related subjects at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, you could be on your way to achieving a qualification in the new year. To find out more click here.
If you wish to be considered for one of these courses, you need to complete and submit an application form as soon as possible. Please see the individual course pages on the main website for further details.
If you missed out on joining a university course in the autumn, you may not have been aware that a second bite of the cherry for this academic year may be possible, as a selection of courses offered by universities start in the New Year.
Birmingham City University are offering a range of courses commencing in January 2009, including options at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Subjects include ICT, engineering, computing, management and business. Further information about the specific courses available can be found at http://www.bcu.ac.uk/january/index.html.
In addition, there are a range of courses commencing in January that are available to international students. Information about these can be found at http://www.bcu.ac.uk/students/international/jan_starts.html. International students considering applying for a course should ensure that they do so as soon as possible so that they have sufficient time to expedite any required documentation regarding their student visa and other important paperwork.
When applying to university, a good personal statement can really help to differentiate your application from the potentially hundreds of others you’re competing with. It’s your opportunity to sell yourself to university admissions tutors and demonstrate to them that you’re focused and committed to the subject you’re applying for.
Many applications are let down by poorly considered personal statements so it’s well worth spending some time carefully contemplating the impact of your statement in order to maximise your chances of making a successful application. Writing one can seem like a daunting task but with a little preparation and planning it need not be. Choices shares some tips to consider when compiling yours.
Have a plan
Before you begin, jot down some key points that need to be included in your personal statement. These could include your motivation for choosing the subject, your career aspirations, details of relevant work experience (paid or voluntary), placements, evidence of your strengths and details of your personal qualities or skills. Continue reading Tips for Writing your Personal Statement
Birmingham City University will be opening its doors to prospective students who are planning to apply for courses commencing in 2009 when its main open days take place next month.
The open days will be taking place on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th October provide a great opportunity to find out more about the full range of undergraduate courses on offer here at the university. With staff on hand to talk to enquirers about our courses and scheduled talks, subject workshops and tours happening throughout the day, prospective students can access as much information as they need to help them weigh up their university choices before making an application.
For more information please visit the open days section of the university’s website. To ensure you receive further details about the open day schedules before the event, you’re welcome to pre-register online.
Please call Choices on 0121 331 5595 if you have any questions about these upcoming events or would like to talk to us about your course options.