Birmingham City University

1302, 2017

Global Game Jam at Birmingham City University

By |February 13th, 2017|Student Life|Comments Off on Global Game Jam at Birmingham City University

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 […]

1508, 2016

Diary of a wallflower: how to cope with Welcome Week as an introvert

By |August 15th, 2016|Student Life|Comments Off on Diary of a wallflower: how to cope with Welcome Week as an introvert

Moving to a new city where you don’t know anybody is scary for the most confident of people. So what if you’re an introvert? Business student Paulina was right there with you this time last year, except she had the challenge of moving to a new country and speaking a second language to deal with […]

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 […]

912, 2015

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

By |December 9th, 2015|Student Life|Comments Off on Dealing with the exam winter blues – a student’s guide

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 […]

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

Black Friday – who will be this year’s winners and losers?

By |November 23rd, 2015|In The News|Comments Off on Black Friday – who will be this year’s winners and losers?

Professor Chris Edger, retail expert, Birmingham City University

Black Friday – the annual event which saw sheer pandemonium brought to some of our retail stores last year, as frenzied shoppers fought to take advantage of retailers aggressive promotions.

It is estimated that online sales this Black Friday will top the £1 billion mark, with Cyber Monday sales […]

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 […]

1908, 2015

Why won’t women talk vaginas?

By |August 19th, 2015|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Why won’t women talk vaginas?

by Dr Elle Boag, senior lecturer in Social Psychology at Birmingham City University

A recent survey has confirmed that 66% of 1000 18-24 year old British female participants reported that talking about their vagina or other gynaecological issues is deeply embarrassing, and 48% report that they are afraid of being intimately examined. Sadly, this has profound […]

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 […]