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2006, 2017

Surviving a career set back

By |June 20th, 2017|Here to Help!, In The News, Opinion|0 Comments

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 […]

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 […]

1508, 2016

Six things I wish I knew in my first year as a visual communication student

By |August 15th, 2016|Student Life|Comments Off on Six things I wish I knew in my first year as a visual communication student

Going to university and starting a new course is nerve wracking. Just trying to figure out where you need to go and remember everyone’s name is a challenge, before you’ve even started to figure out how to get the most from your degree. So to give you a helping hand, Visual Communication student Eden Smith-Wint […]

1208, 2016

Why a late application got my music ambitions back on track – Natalie’s story

By |August 12th, 2016|Student Life|Comments Off on Why a late application got my music ambitions back on track – Natalie’s story

Natalie Chan is a final year Music Business student at Birmingham City University. She shares her experience, how she chose the course and her top tips for new students starting this September.

I always dreamed of becoming an artist as I love dancing and being involved in school musicals. I never thought of going to University […]

1208, 2016

Not following the traditional route – why starting uni later was a great choice

By |August 12th, 2016|Student Life|Comments Off on Not following the traditional route – why starting uni later was a great choice

Finish your GCSE’s, go to Sixth Form or College, then go to University at 18 and get a job. That’s the route way people expect you to take isn’t it? In reality, that isn’t the exact order that everyone follows – and it wasn’t the order that worked for second year Criminology student Amy Foster. She shares […]

302, 2016

Zika – a global emergency

By |February 3rd, 2016|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Zika – a global emergency

Joy Hall,  Associate Professor/Head of Department Public and Community Health

The Zika virus has been making the press over the past few weeks, culminating in reports today (February 3) that it has reached Dallas, USA in a rare case of the disease being transmitted through sex. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has already moved to declare it a global […]

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 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 […]

2110, 2015

Tips to succeed in business from Michelle Mone

By |October 21st, 2015|Here to Help!, In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Tips to succeed in business from Michelle Mone

Underwear entrepreneur Michelle Mone is to host Birmingham City University’s ‘Business Advantage’ launch event next month as part of her new government role in encouraging start-ups and inspiring entrepreneurship.

BCU Advantage is the new business growth service from Birmingham City University. Working with a range of expert partners, it has been created to help businesses of […]