Student Life

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 […]

910, 2015

My summer in Morocco

By |October 9th, 2015|Student Life|Comments Off on My summer in Morocco

We all dream of travelling over our summer breaks, but that age-old problem usually holds most of us up from jetting off – money! Law student Mohammed Hussain was lucky enough to be selected for a travel scholarship and visited Morocco this year to volunteer in a children’s centre. He tells his story…

Birmingham City University […]

2409, 2015

What to look for when choosing a secondary school

By |September 24th, 2015|In The News, Opinion, Student Life|Comments Off on What to look for when choosing a secondary school

Simon Spencer, Deputy Head of the School of Education, Birmingham City University

It’s that time of the secondary school year when the new Year 7 students are in and more or less settled and attention turns to the next intake.

Competition is increasing and schools will mount ever more elaborate marketing ploys, to attract attention and fill […]

1008, 2015

Clearing… and why it was the best thing for me!

By |August 10th, 2015|Student Life|Comments Off on Clearing… and why it was the best thing for me!

Not every route to university is the same, School of English student Chloe Derry managed to squeeze in travelling, working and becoming a mum before her life changed one afternoon through our Clearing process. Here’s her story…
On the afternoon of 23 August 2014, I made the decision to apply for a BA Hons English course at Birmingham City […]

1008, 2015

Clearing: “A second chance” – Priyanka’s Story

By |August 10th, 2015|Here to Help!, Student Life|Comments Off on Clearing: “A second chance” – Priyanka’s Story

Panic, stress, confusion, worry, helplessness, excitement and happiness – these are just some of the emotions you’ll go through on results day. It can be an emotional time, but whatever your emotions, you’re not alone.

Clearing, simply explained, is just another route into university! Whether that’s because you weren’t planning to go in the first place, […]

308, 2015

Going through Clearing- Rumbidzai’s Story

By |August 3rd, 2015|Here to Help!, Student Life|Comments Off on Going through Clearing- Rumbidzai’s Story

Panic, stress, confusion, worry, helplessness, excitement and happiness – these are just some of the emotions you’ll go through on results day. It can be an emotional time, but whatever your emotions, you’re not alone.

Clearing, simply explained, is just another route into university! Whether that’s because you weren’t planning to go in the first place, […]

3107, 2015

10 things you need to know about Clearing…

By |July 31st, 2015|Here to Help!, Student Life|Comments Off on 10 things you need to know about Clearing…

Thursday 13 August. A date many of you may have marked in your diary. With a few sleeps to go until A-Level results day (deep breaths), we spoke to our students on what they wish they’d known about Clearing before results day…
Clearing, simply explained, is just another route into university! Whether that’s because you weren’t […]

2707, 2015

Why Clearing is a great choice – Charmaine’s Story

By |July 27th, 2015|Here to Help!, Student Life|Comments Off on Why Clearing is a great choice – Charmaine’s Story

Panic, stress, confusion, worry, helplessness, excitement and happiness – these are just some of the emotions you’ll go through on results day. It can be an emotional time, but whatever your emotions, you’re not alone.

Clearing, simply explained, is just another route into university! Whether that’s because you weren’t planning to go in the first place, […]

2007, 2015

My time at BCU: Ben Weatherill

By |July 20th, 2015|Student Life|Comments Off on My time at BCU: Ben Weatherill

If anyone knows about life at the Birmingham Conservatoire, then it’s MMus Music Technology student Ben. After finishing his first year on his current degree, Ben – who is also one of our #BCUstudents is now celebrating five years at the Conservatoire. In his blog post, he looks back at his time at University so far and what […]

807, 2015

My time at BCU: Maria Fanti

By |July 8th, 2015|Student Life|Comments Off on My time at BCU: Maria Fanti

International student and one of our #BCUstudents Maria, will be ending her BCU journey soon (sobs). In her blog post, she looks back at her journey and time at Birmingham City University…

Time flies when you have so much fun and before you know it, it’s your last year at university. I can’t believe that pretty […]