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Parents’ Guide | Part 6: Arriving at University

So, you’ve got through the seemingly endless paperwork of university applications and student finance forms, you’ve done the rounds of university open days, you’ve experienced the nerve-wracking exam results day and now, quite possibly, feel as if you’ve spent a small fortune on kitting your son or daughter out in preparation for them starting their course. Without so much as a chance to catch your breath, the time’s suddenly here for your son or daughter to take the next step in their life.

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Still time to apply for a course beginning in January 2009

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.

The Final Checklist

Have you forgotten anything? If you are due to start university this September here are a few things you should act upon now if you’ve not already done so.

Student finance forms completed?
Accommodation application completed?
Place confirmed?
Course commencement details received?
Exam certificates/ results received?
Accommodation confirmed?
Student bank account?
Insurance arranged?
TV licence acquired?
Basic living items purchased? (If living away from home)
Area map?
Student travel pass?
Money to tide you over in case of delays in receiving your student financial support?

If you’re coming to Birmingham City University you may find some of the following contact numbers useful if you need to chase anything up or have any questions:

Birmingham City University:

University switchboard 0121 331 5000
Accommodation services 0121 331 5191 www.bcu.ac.uk/accommodation
Academic Registry: 0121 331 5679
Choices (the course information and guidance centre) 0121 331 5595 choices@bcu.ac.uk
Student Services: 0121 331 5588


Student Finance Direct: 0845 607 7577 www.studentfinancedirect.co.uk
NHS Student Grants Unit: 0845 358 6655 www.nhsstudentgrants.co.uk
The Student Calculator: http://www.studentcalculator.org.uk/


Birmingham and West Midlands:
Travel West Midlands: http://www.travelwm.co.uk/
Centro: http://www.centro.org.uk/wwwroot/HomePage.asp