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1607, 2014

On the other side of Clearing

By |July 16th, 2014|Student Life|Comments Off on On the other side of Clearing

Henna Sajid, Law student

Wow, what an experience! This time in 2012 it was me that was calling in enquiring about the Clearing courses available; stressed out whether or not I would make it to university. Now it was my turn to help out new applicants in the same position that I was in.

Many applicants were […]

1207, 2014

My day on the Clearing hotline

By |July 12th, 2014|Student Life|Comments Off on My day on the Clearing hotline

Stacey Watkins, Information and Communications Technology student

Results Day is always an emotional time for students and discovering you need to go through the Clearing process can be even more emotionally draining and daunting. I spent ‘the big day’ on the other side; answering calls on the Clearing hotline where thousands of students hit the phone […]

1006, 2014

Moving from one creative challenge to another: student to professional

By |June 10th, 2014|Opinion|Comments Off on Moving from one creative challenge to another: student to professional

Ella Robson has recently graduated from our BA (Hons) Media and Communication course. In this post, she reflects on the experience she gained during her studies.

As I’m writing this I’m listening to yet another Spotify playlist that I’d made to help inspire me to write some recent blogs and articles. I, much like many of […]

906, 2014

Depth of discovery – final year project

By |June 9th, 2014|Student Life|Comments Off on Depth of discovery – final year project

Emma Carnell,  is a BA (Hons) Textile Design (Constructed Textiles) student. Her final-year project will be on display during the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design Graduate Fashion Shows 2014, 9 to 14 June.

I began my 3-year degree at Birmingham City University in 2011. Having a passion for anything textural, pattern and colour, I knew […]

2105, 2014

Settling into academic life at BCU – lectures and skills classes

By |May 21st, 2014|Student Life|Comments Off on Settling into academic life at BCU – lectures and skills classes

Debs Cooper, Nursing student

I started my life as a student nurse at Birmingham City University in September 2013. After the excitement of moving to a new city, getting settled into my new accommodation and having had enjoyed my induction week, I was soon itching to get started on the real meat of my nursing course.

I […]

2005, 2014

Let me tell you about Travellers Talk

By |May 20th, 2014|Student Life|Comments Off on Let me tell you about Travellers Talk

Rachel Chew, Media and Communication (Radio) student
Who are we?
Travellers Talk is a student project founded by Stefan Doyle and myself Rachel Chew. We are both Media and Communication (Radio) students who are working to gain careers in the radio industry. At the moment I am working as a promoter and freelance producer at Global Birmingham, […]

2005, 2014

So you want to be a postgrad?

By |May 20th, 2014|Student Life|Comments Off on So you want to be a postgrad?

Liam Brolan, MA Criminology student

May is the month that strikes fear into the hearts of undergraduate students across the country. Assignment deadlines are looming and students everywhere question whether they should be paying rent to their landlord or to the university library. Late night study sessions fuelled only by red bull, coffee and sheer panic […]

1605, 2014

My first student placement

By |May 16th, 2014|Student Life|Comments Off on My first student placement

Debs Cooper, Nursing student

Coming to uni to be a student nurse, I knew that half of my time was going to be spent on placement. As a group of students, we all talked about our fears and excitement about placement in equal measure. The day the allocations reports for our first placement were released was […]

205, 2014

My PhD love-hate relationship

By |May 2nd, 2014|Student Life|Comments Off on My PhD love-hate relationship

Rachel-Ann Charles, PhD student, School of Media

I come from the beautiful twin island of Trinidad and Tobago, filled with a rich, exotic culture. However, many social issues, such as poverty, crime, sexually-transmitted diseases and the likes cripple our society. As a result of this, during my final year of my undergraduate studies I decided to […]

2804, 2014

Why it’s great to study in Birmingham

By |April 28th, 2014|Student Life|Comments Off on Why it’s great to study in Birmingham

Vidhi Anand, Fashion and Textiles Design MA

As a newcomer or so called “freshee” as the people out here like to term it, you are always worried about how you would possibly fit in such a big place in a completely new environment, especially when it is the first time you are moving away from your […]