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503, 2018

Taking the time to talk

By |March 5th, 2018|Here to Help!, In The News, Opinion, Student Life|Comments Off on Taking the time to talk

In support of University Mental Health Day (UMHD) Kim Moore, Senior Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing at Birmingham City University, talks about mental health support at university and the importance of looking after yourself. 

Talking about how we really feel can be scary; we can often feel isolated in a crowd, lonely in a group and frankly […]

2802, 2018

University Mental Health Day: An important day for an important subject

By |February 28th, 2018|Here to Help!, In The News, Opinion, Student Life|Comments Off on University Mental Health Day: An important day for an important subject

By Karin Qureshi, Manager of Counselling and Mental Wellbeing at Birmingham City University

 University Mental Health Day (UMHD) is a special day in the academic calendar when we focus on mental health and students and encourage conversations that support a more positive mental outlook.

What do we mean by a positive mental outlook?

Have you noticed how people […]

2006, 2017

Surviving a career set back

By |June 20th, 2017|Here to Help!, In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Surviving a career set back

Following Theresa May’s Cabinet reshuffle and many MPs losing their seats after the General Election, occupational psychologist Professor Craig Jackson shares some tips on coping with a career set back.

Step back and pause.

Do not feel rushed to “do something” about it or move on to something else. Try and take some time to pause […]

202, 2017

It’s time to talk

By |February 2nd, 2017|Here to Help!, In The News, Opinion, Student Life|Comments Off on It’s time to talk

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 […]