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912, 2015

Dealing with the exam winter blues – a student’s guide

By |December 9th, 2015|Student Life|Comments Off on Dealing with the exam winter blues – a student’s guide

Sheena Ramchurn is a second year BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing student at Birmingham City University.

No one likes exams and no one likes exams especially when they fall right during the Christmas holidays. If you’re trapped in a blizzard of exam stress this winter, read on for my tips of releasing the pressure!
Ensure you’re getting enough […]

412, 2015

An International Christmas

By |December 4th, 2015|Student Life|Comments Off on An International Christmas

BA (Hons) Business and Management student, Mathew Lwee, tells us how he celebrates Christmas in his home country of Singapore.

I celebrated my first Christmas in England last year and I absolutely loved it! It was a joyous occasion where you can smell the festive spirit in the air wherever you go. Christmas Markets are set […]

112, 2015

A student’s guide to Birmingham at Christmas

By |December 1st, 2015|Student Life|Comments Off on A student’s guide to Birmingham at Christmas

Ella Robson studied a postgraduate degree at our School of Media and graduated in 2014 with a BA (Hons) in Media and Communication.

Christmas in Birmingham may seem crazy and hectic if you venture anywhere near the Bullring shopping centre! Experiencing the festive season in a new location – especially one as big as Birmingham – was definitely […]

611, 2015

Adjusting to life as a postgrad – Zoe’s tips

By |November 6th, 2015|Student Life|Comments Off on Adjusting to life as a postgrad – Zoe’s tips

Moving to a new City to study can always be a tricky thing. Getting used to the new environment, schedule, and looking after yourself on top of all the work are daunting prospects. Master’s student Zoe Matthews shares her experiences in adjusting to life as a postgrad at Birmingham School of Acting.

I am originally a […]

2310, 2015

Top tips for creating your jewellery portfolio

By |October 23rd, 2015|Here to Help!, Student Life|Comments Off on Top tips for creating your jewellery portfolio

If you’ve got to put a portfolio together for your uni application, you’re probably thinking, ‘Where on earth do I start?’ Or you might be completely panicking wondering if you’ve put the right stuff in, is it too long, too short…

One student who has been there, done it and come out the other side with a […]

1610, 2015

Which postgraduate student are you?

By |October 16th, 2015|Student Life|Comments Off on Which postgraduate student are you?

You can’t deny it, everyone loves a quiz. Whether you’re embarking on your second PhD or debating whether to head back to uni to get that promotion, you’re probably going to fit into one of our 5 types of postgrad students. We’re hitting on a slightly more sophisticated Mean Girls-styley café tribes scenario here, so don’t worry you […]

1310, 2015

Bleakness, buffering and the Man Booker prize

By |October 13th, 2015|Student Life|Comments Off on Bleakness, buffering and the Man Booker prize

The winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize, literature’s most famous accolade, is set to be announced. MA Creative Writing student John Hunter caught up with two of the shortlisted authors at the launch of Birmingham Literature Festival …

Tom McCarthy and I were chatting on the mezzanine floor of the REP Theatre, both there for the opening […]

910, 2015

My summer in Morocco

By |October 9th, 2015|Student Life|Comments Off on My summer in Morocco

We all dream of travelling over our summer breaks, but that age-old problem usually holds most of us up from jetting off – money! Law student Mohammed Hussain was lucky enough to be selected for a travel scholarship and visited Morocco this year to volunteer in a children’s centre. He tells his story…

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1008, 2015

Clearing… and why it was the best thing for me!

By |August 10th, 2015|Student Life|Comments Off on Clearing… and why it was the best thing for me!

Not every route to university is the same, School of English student Chloe Derry managed to squeeze in travelling, working and becoming a mum before her life changed one afternoon through our Clearing process. Here’s her story…
On the afternoon of 23 August 2014, I made the decision to apply for a BA Hons English course at Birmingham City […]

1008, 2015

Clearing: “A second chance” – Priyanka’s Story

By |August 10th, 2015|Here to Help!, Student Life|Comments Off on Clearing: “A second chance” – Priyanka’s Story

Panic, stress, confusion, worry, helplessness, excitement and happiness – these are just some of the emotions you’ll go through on results day. It can be an emotional time, but whatever your emotions, you’re not alone.

Clearing, simply explained, is just another route into university! Whether that’s because you weren’t planning to go in the first place, […]