Birmingham

602, 2015

Dear #BCUstudents: “I’m worried about moving to a new city”

By |February 6th, 2015|Here to Help!, Student Life|Comments Off on Dear #BCUstudents: “I’m worried about moving to a new city”

Niall Magennis is the Student Union President at Birmingham City University. He moved to Birmingham from Ireland in 2010 to study BA (Hons) Media and Communication.

When I first arrived at the Coppice in City North Campus, ‘Oh my goodness, say something else!!!’ seemed to be the theme of my Welcome Week. I thought everyone around […]

412, 2014

An architect’s view of the new Birmingham Conservatoire

By |December 4th, 2014|Opinion|Comments Off on An architect’s view of the new Birmingham Conservatoire

Tom Jarman is a Partner at Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, the architects behind the plans for the new Birmingaham Conservatoire. He recently completed a flagship £23 million arts facility comprising a studio workshop and gallery building for Manchester School of Art, part of Manchester Metropolitan University.

Here he discusses the considerations that have shaped the new Conservatoire design.

In […]

2811, 2014

Student life in a tourist spot

By |November 28th, 2014|Student Life|Comments Off on Student life in a tourist spot

Ibiboba Oyibo, from Nigeria, started the MBA International course at Birmingham City University in January 2014

Before coming to Birmingham, I had no notion of what to expect. All I knew was that it was a famous place, maybe because of Aston Villa Football Club, just maybe. I was excited to start my MBA International and […]

708, 2014

A student’s guide to Birmingham

By |August 7th, 2014|Student Life|Comments Off on A student’s guide to Birmingham

Sarah Holmes, a third-year English student, gives her guide to the city

When I first arrived in Birmingham, I was overwhelmed. Coming from a mid-sized town, Birmingham seemed to go on forever, yet while you soon get to know your way around the main areas, there is always a new hidden gem to be found, a […]

2804, 2014

Why it’s great to study in Birmingham

By |April 28th, 2014|Student Life|Comments Off on Why it’s great to study in Birmingham

Vidhi Anand, Fashion and Textiles Design MA

As a newcomer or so called “freshee” as the people out here like to term it, you are always worried about how you would possibly fit in such a big place in a completely new environment, especially when it is the first time you are moving away from your […]

2211, 2013

Who’s your Doctor Who?

By |November 22nd, 2013|In The News|Comments Off on Who’s your Doctor Who?

Vanessa Jackson, Degree Leader in Television at Birmingham City University. Vanessa also runs a television history project.

As Dr Who mania reaches fever pitch in the run up to the 50th Anniversary of the drama series, we ought to question the secret of its success – and I think the answer is very simple, it is the […]

2008, 2013

“Is PR really for you?”

By |August 20th, 2013|Student Life|Comments Off on “Is PR really for you?”

Holly-Leigh Luckman, Media and Communication student, starting in September 2013

I knew I wanted to have a future in media when I began studying the subject at GCSE level, I then carried on my studies in college where I was a student on a broad media course where I was able to study a range of […]

1408, 2013

Cycle “revolution” gathers pace in Birmingham

By |August 14th, 2013|In The News|Comments Off on Cycle “revolution” gathers pace in Birmingham

John Kirk, Head of International & Business Development

Birmingham is one of the eight cities to win national funding this month for investment in cycling. I was part of the successful Birmingham bid on behalf of Birmingham City University and of course we are very pleased that Birmingham has won £17 Million over two years which […]

1807, 2013

Why are British mosques being targeted by terrorists?

By |July 18th, 2013|In The News|1 Comment

By Imran Awan – Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Birmingham City University

The recent nail bomb attack on a mosque in Tipton in the Midlands has again brought into sharp focus the threat British Muslims are facing from terrorists adamant on reprisal attacks following Woolwich. The incident which took place last Friday was clearly designed to cause as […]

1507, 2013

HS2 can be beautiful – not a blot on the landscape

By |July 15th, 2013|Opinion|Comments Off on HS2 can be beautiful – not a blot on the landscape

Professor Kathryn Moore, Professor of Landscape Architecture at Birmingham City University

It is time to have a new view of landscape. Variously championed and underestimated – the real worth of our landscape continues to be a contentious and emotive issue. It seems to belong to all of us, but actually to no one. Fragmented into different elements, […]