Student Life

303, 2017

My experience of working on a specially-commissioned virtual reality film

By |March 3rd, 2017|In The News, Student Life, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Chaise-Louise Newman is a second year undergraduate at Birmingham School of Acting, part of Birmingham City University. Studying Applied Performance, she appears in new road safety video ‘Every Choice Counts’, the UK’s first virtual reality film which features ‘branching’ technology. Made by West Midlands Fire Service and produced with FirstCar Media, the education package allows […]

1302, 2017

Global Game Jam at Birmingham City University

By |February 13th, 2017|Student Life|0 Comments

by Liam Sorta

Computer Games Technology student

For the last five years, Birmingham City University has opened its doors as host to the annual Global Game Jam (GGJ), a 48-hour game development event aimed at bringing those with a passion for games together to create a game from scratch. The diversity the jam promotes is indicated by […]

1002, 2017

What you didn’t know about our watchmaking history

By |February 10th, 2017|In The News, Opinion, Student Life|0 Comments

by Rebecca Struthers, Founding Director of Struthers London and Visiting Lecturer in Horology at Birmingham City University

As the 21st century Swiss watch industry calculates how to handle the uncertain economic future, it has been a poignant time to look back on how their industry formed over 200 years ago.

I recently completed a PhD examining a very […]

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 […]

2012, 2016

An Indian Christmas

By |December 20th, 2016|Opinion, Student Life|Comments Off on An Indian Christmas

By Sushant Dewan, a 25-year-old MBA International Business student from New Delhi, India
Christmas in New Delhi, India
Millions of Indians are celebrating Christmas throughout the country. With 24 million followers, Christianity is India’s third-largest religion. Christians comprise 2.3 per cent of the country’s population.
There is no death of celebration in Delhi – India’s capital – but […]

1612, 2016

A Bulgarian Christmas

By |December 16th, 2016|Opinion, Student Life|Comments Off on A Bulgarian Christmas

By Daniela Videva,
21-year-old third year student from Plovdiv in Bulgaria, studying Media and Communication (Public Relations)
I often get asked whether people in Bulgaria celebrate Christmas. And my answer is always – ‘YES!’ People assume we don’t have this tradition because we are an Orthodox country. It may not always be as commercialised as in the UK […]

2511, 2016

Why is Oklahoma still causing torturous executions?

By |November 25th, 2016|In The News, Student Life|Comments Off on Why is Oklahoma still causing torturous executions?

by Jon Yorke, Professor of Human Rights at Birmingham City University

On Tuesday 29 November, I’ll be hosting a special event which uncovers the failure of Oklahoma’s capital judicial system and reveals the barbarity of the state’s use of lethal injection.

Following the construction of a state-of-the-art death chamber and an amended execution protocol to provide […]

2709, 2016

Fashion graduates share experiences of working on Selfridges exhibition

By |September 27th, 2016|Student Life|Comments Off on Fashion graduates share experiences of working on Selfridges exhibition

Earlier this year Fashion lecturer Rebecca Russell-Turner launched the world’s first 225 degree immersive yoga activity, transforming exercise into a multi-sensory light and sound experience.

Yoga gurus and exercise amateurs participated in the sensory work-out sessions which formed part of a pop-up exhibition in Oxford Street’s Selfridges store. Here, our MA fashion graduates Tomoko Yano […]

209, 2016

What is it like living at home during first year of university?

By |September 2nd, 2016|Student Life|Comments Off on What is it like living at home during first year of university?

Made the choice to live at home for the first year of university, and wondering if that’s the right decision? Visual Communication student Eden Smith-Wint shares her experience of living at home and the university experience. 

I live pretty close to BCU so I felt that it would make more sense for me stay at home rather […]

209, 2016

How does it feel moving from a small village to a big city and student accommodation?

By |September 2nd, 2016|Student Life|Comments Off on How does it feel moving from a small village to a big city and student accommodation?

Natalie Chan is a final year Music Business student at Birmingham City University. She talks about coming from Hong Kong, to a small village in Dorset to a significantly bigger city, Birmingham. 

Before I start, let me just tell you a little bit about myself. I grew up in Hong Kong with my parents, I moved to a boarding school […]