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209, 2016

What is it like living at home during first year of university?

By |September 2nd, 2016|Student Life|Comments Off on What is it like living at home during first year of university?

Made the choice to live at home for the first year of university, and wondering if that’s the right decision? Visual Communication student Eden Smith-Wint shares her experience of living at home and the university experience. 

I live pretty close to BCU so I felt that it would make more sense for me stay at home rather […]

209, 2016

How does it feel moving from a small village to a big city and student accommodation?

By |September 2nd, 2016|Student Life|Comments Off on How does it feel moving from a small village to a big city and student accommodation?

Natalie Chan is a final year Music Business student at Birmingham City University. She talks about coming from Hong Kong, to a small village in Dorset to a significantly bigger city, Birmingham. 

Before I start, let me just tell you a little bit about myself. I grew up in Hong Kong with my parents, I moved to a boarding school […]

1508, 2016

Diary of a wallflower: how to cope with Welcome Week as an introvert

By |August 15th, 2016|Student Life|Comments Off on Diary of a wallflower: how to cope with Welcome Week as an introvert

Moving to a new city where you don’t know anybody is scary for the most confident of people. So what if you’re an introvert? Business student Paulina was right there with you this time last year, except she had the challenge of moving to a new country and speaking a second language to deal with […]

1508, 2016

Six things I wish I knew in my first year as a visual communication student

By |August 15th, 2016|Student Life|Comments Off on Six things I wish I knew in my first year as a visual communication student

Going to university and starting a new course is nerve wracking. Just trying to figure out where you need to go and remember everyone’s name is a challenge, before you’ve even started to figure out how to get the most from your degree. So to give you a helping hand, Visual Communication student Eden Smith-Wint […]

1208, 2016

Why a late application got my music ambitions back on track – Natalie’s story

By |August 12th, 2016|Student Life|Comments Off on Why a late application got my music ambitions back on track – Natalie’s story

Natalie Chan is a final year Music Business student at Birmingham City University. She shares her experience, how she chose the course and her top tips for new students starting this September.

I always dreamed of becoming an artist as I love dancing and being involved in school musicals. I never thought of going to University […]

1208, 2016

Not following the traditional route – why starting uni later was a great choice

By |August 12th, 2016|Student Life|Comments Off on Not following the traditional route – why starting uni later was a great choice

Finish your GCSE’s, go to Sixth Form or College, then go to University at 18 and get a job. That’s the route way people expect you to take isn’t it? In reality, that isn’t the exact order that everyone follows – and it wasn’t the order that worked for second year Criminology student Amy Foster. She shares […]

2605, 2016

Wondering why some men dress up as pups? Well, who wants to be human?

By |May 26th, 2016|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Wondering why some men dress up as pups? Well, who wants to be human?

PhD student Lesley Gabriel dons a pair of fake fur ears and tells us more about the Secret Life of Human Pups
As a writer with kink sympathies, every time there’s a documentary about any corner of the fetish community on television, I automatically assume the worst. That the reaction of the great British public will […]

1512, 2015

My first Christmas in the UK – Ally’s story

By |December 15th, 2015|Student Life|Comments Off on My first Christmas in the UK – Ally’s story

Can you remember your first Christmas in the UK? If you were born here, probably not! But for some of our international students, a British Christmas is a whole new experience. Ally Hirji, a BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance student at Birmingham City University shares his memories.

Oh, who doesn’t love Christmas – with the sound of […]

1512, 2015

A Nigerian Christmas in the UK – Munachiso’s story

By |December 15th, 2015|Student Life|Comments Off on A Nigerian Christmas in the UK – Munachiso’s story

How do you mix your traditional family Christmas in Nigeria with friends in a brand new country? Munachiso Ogu-Jude, an international law student at Birmingham City University managed to do just that and is now looking forward to his fourth Christmas in the UK. He shares his experiences of adjusting to British festive celebrations.

I had […]

1012, 2015

Peanut butter, chicken and rice: Christmas lunch in Zimbabwe

By |December 10th, 2015|Student Life|Comments Off on Peanut butter, chicken and rice: Christmas lunch in Zimbabwe

Whether you eat turkey or goat for your Christmas dinner, the festive celebrations bring families together in countries all over the world. Rutendo Rushwaya, an MBA International Relations student, shares Christmas traditions from her home country Zimbabwe.

Our family tradition, which my father has advocated since I can remember, involves us travelling to our rural home, where […]