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602, 2015

Dear #BCUstudents: “I’m worried about making friends”

By |February 6th, 2015|Here to Help!, Student Life|Comments Off on Dear #BCUstudents: “I’m worried about making friends”

Jay Shakoor is a third year BSc (Hons) Psychology student at Birmingham City University.

“OH MY GOD YOU STUDY PSYCHOLOGY! What am I thinking now then?” is usually the response from everyone when asked, “What are you studying at uni?” Don’t get me wrong, university is an amazing experience, but the enjoyment in repetitive small talk […]

3001, 2015

Surviving… a part time job whilst at University

By |January 30th, 2015|Student Life|Comments Off on Surviving… a part time job whilst at University

For some of us, having a part time job can be an ideal way of making ends meet at University. But whilst having some extra cash can be helpful, juggling a job with your studies can be tough.

Second year English Literature student Charlotte Keogh weighs up the pros and cons of having a part time […]

1901, 2015

Money talks: Get your student finance in order.

By |January 19th, 2015|Student Life|Comments Off on Money talks: Get your student finance in order.

Submit your UCAS application? Tick. Track your UCAS application? Tick. Apply for student finance? Erm…

One of the things you might need to bear in mind after submitting your UCAS application is planning for your student finance.

Second year BA (Hons) Media and Communication student at Birmingham City University, Shaheela Shaukat shares her Student Finance application experience…

So after sending […]

501, 2015

Securing a law placement – a student’s guide

By |January 5th, 2015|Student Life|Comments Off on Securing a law placement – a student’s guide

Chanae Humes, third-year LLB (Hons) Law with American Legal Studies.

Applications can be very daunting and long-winded, but to get that training contract or vacation scheme they have to be done! Worried that you have no idea where to start or what you should be looking for? Carry on reading for my top tips!
Know when the […]

2212, 2014

Get stuck in: building your confidence as an international student

By |December 22nd, 2014|Student Life|Comments Off on Get stuck in: building your confidence as an international student

Anu Yusuf is a second-year LLB (Hons) student at Birmingham City University’s School of Law.

I came to the UK starry-eyed and a bit mindful about my different background. Before my arrival, my thoughts were centred on my course of study and not how to cope with other environmental issues. Coming to study in the UK from Nigeria […]

2212, 2014

Tips for adjusting to student life

By |December 22nd, 2014|Student Life|Comments Off on Tips for adjusting to student life

Nicola Dicks is a final year BSc (Hons) Psychology with Criminology student at Birmingham City University.

For many, going off to university is something that many people look forward to; getting away from nagging parents, making new friends, going out clubbing; but is student life all that it’s cracked up to be? For many it can […]

1012, 2014

Postgraduate loans: a student’s reaction

By |December 10th, 2014|In The News, Student Life|Comments Off on Postgraduate loans: a student’s reaction

Emily Bettison is studying the MA in Creative Industries and Cultural Policy at Birmingham City University

Initially when the news flashed up on my phone that the government were creating loans for postgraduate study – I was slightly annoyed, having  just started my self-funded MA this year.

I’m just finishing my first term and it has been […]

2811, 2014

Student life in a tourist spot

By |November 28th, 2014|Student Life|Comments Off on Student life in a tourist spot

Ibiboba Oyibo, from Nigeria, started the MBA International course at Birmingham City University in January 2014

Before coming to Birmingham, I had no notion of what to expect. All I knew was that it was a famous place, maybe because of Aston Villa Football Club, just maybe. I was excited to start my MBA International and […]

1311, 2014

Helping out during Welcome Week

By |November 13th, 2014|Student Life|Comments Off on Helping out during Welcome Week

Maniba Zariat, third-year BA (Hons) Business and Marketing student

This year, during the Welcome Week, I had the opportunity to work on an exciting social media competition. Working alongside another Social Media Student Ambassador, Emma, we were enlisted to promote, engage and communicate our very exciting competition.

This comprised of attending various events throughout the week and recording […]

1011, 2014

Scratch Radio at the Student Radio Awards

By |November 10th, 2014|Student Life|Comments Off on Scratch Radio at the Student Radio Awards

Ella Robson is a current MA Student at the Birmingham School of Media, where she also studied BA (Hons) Media and Communication, graduating with First Class Honours. Ella currently works both for the University, as a School Rep and Student Academic Mentor, and actively volunteers at various radio industry organisations. 
Thursday 6 November was a fantastic day for […]