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202, 2017

It’s time to talk

By |February 2nd, 2017|Here to Help!, In The News, Opinion, Student Life|0 Comments

Kim Moore. Senior Lecturer in Mental Health.
Life is full of ups and downs so there will be many eventful days in your life, some will be good and leave you feeling on top of the world, but others can make you feel bad.  While many of us enjoy good mental health, there are times when […]

1902, 2016

8 useful things you can buy with our £4000 scholarship

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Start studying with us in September and you can get up to £4,000 in grants and scholarships. Here we ask the question* – exactly what could you buy with £4,000 (* and give some very light hearted answers)?
10 laptops

That’s enough to have one each for studying, checking Facebook, watching Netflix and Skyping your mum. You’ll still […]

501, 2016

Beating the January blues

By |January 5th, 2016|Here to Help!, Opinion|Comments Off on Beating the January blues

Kim Moore, senior lecturer in Mental Health at Birmingham City University

It’s January, and after the Christmas rush you may feel tired and run down with the New Year stretching out in front of you into the great unknown. The cold weather and dark nights in combination with Christmas indulgences (and overspend) and last year’s unachieved […]

1412, 2015

Prepare for 25 December like it’s a work day

By |December 14th, 2015|Here to Help!, In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Prepare for 25 December like it’s a work day

Dr Steve McCabe, Birmingham City Business School

Christmas Day is one day when we are expected to let our hair down and enjoy the fact that for most people, it is a day off work. For children up to a certain age there is the joy of playing with toys that have magically appeared overnight and, […]

1112, 2015

What will EastEnders’ Stacey face with postpartum psychosis?

By |December 11th, 2015|Here to Help!, In The News|Comments Off on What will EastEnders’ Stacey face with postpartum psychosis?

By Alison Edwards, Senior Lecturer in Midwifery and Kim Moore, Senior Lecturer in Mental Health, Birmingham City University.

We learned this week that EastEnders character Stacey Branning is to face a difficult Christmas as TV bosses announced that she will suffer from postpartum psychosis following the birth of her second child. Stacey who already has bipolar […]

1012, 2015

10 tips for getting the most of your applicant visit day

By |December 10th, 2015|Here to Help!|Comments Off on 10 tips for getting the most of your applicant visit day

Applicant visit days are an important part of the application process for university. You can only come if you’ve been invited. That makes them exclusive, for you. They are your chance to suss us out and to make sure you’re making the right choice for your future. Dan Hughes, Corporate Events Officer, organises our applicant visits days and shares […]

212, 2015

Making the most of your Personal Statement

By |December 2nd, 2015|Here to Help!, Student Life|Comments Off on Making the most of your Personal Statement

Your personal statement is the key opportunity to demonstrate your enthusiasm, commitment, and suitability for the course(s) you’re applying for. Many courses have no formal interview requirements, so most decisions on whether to offer you a place are based entirely on the strength of your UCAS application form, particularly your Personal Statement. Here, Schools and […]

2810, 2015

The secrets to getting a job with a Master’s degree

By |October 28th, 2015|Here to Help!|Comments Off on The secrets to getting a job with a Master’s degree

So you’ve got a Master’s. What now? Alex Carroll, a Careers Consultant at Birmingham City University shares his expert tips on finding your dream job or considering options for further study after your postgraduate degree.

What jobs can I get with a Master’s degree?

If you have a postgraduate degree, you can earn £9,000 more on average, bringing your average pay […]

2710, 2015

Top tips for writing your PhD research proposal

By |October 27th, 2015|Here to Help!|Comments Off on Top tips for writing your PhD research proposal

We all know that feeling. You’ve finally made your mind up that you want to take the next big step – whether that’s a new job or going back to uni to do a postgrad degree. The only problem is that you need to go through the application process and you just don’t know where […]

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 […]