Birmingham City University

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, […]

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 […]

2907, 2015

Suicide is a more serious decision than buying a vanilla cone

By |July 29th, 2015|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Suicide is a more serious decision than buying a vanilla cone

By Timothy James, senior lecturer in Medical Law and Ethics at Birmingham City University

Earlier this week, in an interview with Radio Times, TV personality and columnist Katie Hopkins proposed the idea of ‘euthanasia vans’ as she believes that the UK has ‘far too many old people’.

Ms Hopkins is quoted as saying that “it’s ridiculous to […]

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 […]

1307, 2015

Dressing the part

By |July 13th, 2015|Opinion|Comments Off on Dressing the part

Jane Grice, Programme Director BA Fashion

F1 champion Lewis Hamilton was turned away from the Wimbledon Centre Court Royal Box on Sunday for not wearing a shirt, tie and jacket. His ‘inappropriate dress’ of floral shirt and straw hat apparently did not meet the required dress code for entry into the Royal Box, so he missed […]

1007, 2015

Chancellor is on course for more planning icebergs

By |July 10th, 2015|Opinion|Comments Off on Chancellor is on course for more planning icebergs

By Professor Alister Scott at the School of the Built Environment at Birmingham City University

The Chancellor is messing around with the deck chairs on the titanic planning system as it lurches inexorably towards floating icebergs with severe engine trouble and only a skeleton public sector crew struggling to keep it afloat.

The Chancellor today has launched the second […]

1007, 2015

Lecturers collaborate to produce new vision for Birmingham’s Centenary Square

By |July 10th, 2015|Opinion|Comments Off on Lecturers collaborate to produce new vision for Birmingham’s Centenary Square

Alessandro Columbano, Senior Lecturer at Birmingham School of Architecture has teamed up with fellow architect and Senior Lecturer Mike Dring to propose a vision for the redesign of Birmingham’s Centenary Square.

The pair’s alternative interpretation for one of Birmingham’s largest public spaces has since been submitted for the international design competition announced by the Royal Institute […]

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 […]

207, 2015

Birmingham School of Architecture’s look back at Inspired Festival 2015

By |July 2nd, 2015|Student Life|Comments Off on Birmingham School of Architecture’s look back at Inspired Festival 2015

It all starts with years of hard work and dedication, months of preparation and planning, as well as an overwhelming build-up of excitement, all condensed into one quick-fire, jam-packed week of celebrations and opportunities.

The newly-coined ‘Inspired Festival’, comprising of graduate shows across the whole university, took centre-stage once again from the 15-20 of June for […]