Student Life

912, 2015

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

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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

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

2311, 2015

Media student Ryan Sharman shares his university experiences

By |November 23rd, 2015|In The News, Student Life|Comments Off on Media student Ryan Sharman shares his university experiences

Wondering what it’s really like to study at Birmingham City University? First year Media student Ryan Sharman features in ITV Central’s ‘University Degree’ series this week, which follows him as he settles in to university life. Here, Ryan shares a few comments ahead of the broadcast…

During my first two or so months at Birmingham City […]

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 […]

2310, 2015

Top tips for putting together your fashion or textile portfolio

By |October 23rd, 2015|Here to Help!, Student Life|Comments Off on Top tips for putting together your fashion or textile 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 […]