international student

1508, 2016

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

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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 […]

1512, 2015

My first Christmas in the UK – Ally’s story

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Can you remember your first Christmas in the UK? If you were born here, probably not! But for some of our international students, a British Christmas is a whole new experience. Ally Hirji, a BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance student at Birmingham City University shares his memories.

Oh, who doesn’t love Christmas – with the sound of […]

1512, 2015

A Nigerian Christmas in the UK – Munachiso’s story

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How do you mix your traditional family Christmas in Nigeria with friends in a brand new country? Munachiso Ogu-Jude, an international law student at Birmingham City University managed to do just that and is now looking forward to his fourth Christmas in the UK. He shares his experiences of adjusting to British festive celebrations.

I had […]

1012, 2015

Peanut butter, chicken and rice: Christmas lunch in Zimbabwe

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Whether you eat turkey or goat for your Christmas dinner, the festive celebrations bring families together in countries all over the world. Rutendo Rushwaya, an MBA International Relations student, shares Christmas traditions from her home country Zimbabwe.

Our family tradition, which my father has advocated since I can remember, involves us travelling to our rural home, where […]

412, 2015

An International Christmas

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BA (Hons) Business and Management student, Mathew Lwee, tells us how he celebrates Christmas in his home country of Singapore.

I celebrated my first Christmas in England last year and I absolutely loved it! It was a joyous occasion where you can smell the festive spirit in the air wherever you go. Christmas Markets are set […]

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 […]

2004, 2015

Dealing with Homesickness- Robin’s Story

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The majority of first year university students- especially international students will experience some level of homesickness. Lots of University students suffer from some degree of homesickness -it’s a very normal reaction to being away from home. Freelancing and Journalism Enterprise (MA) student Robin Cannone shares his personal experience and advice on how to deal with homesickness…

I […]

2303, 2015

#WeAreInternational: Living the Dream

By |March 23rd, 2015|Student Life|Comments Off on #WeAreInternational: Living the Dream

As part of #WeAreInternational – a national social media campaign which celebrates international students studying in the UK, our international #BCUstudents will be sharing their thoughts and experiences on studying here at Birmingham City University. Look out for the #WeAreInternational hashtag and tell us your story! 

From India to Birmingham, Business and Human Resource Management student […]

1303, 2015

Becoming a Postgraduate- Rishma’s Story

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Post-grad

(n.) /noun

Short for postgraduate

Someone who has been through hell and back and decided to do it again
Deciding on your academic future isn’t as easy as making a cup of tea. You would think that after doing an undergraduate degree it would make postgraduate study easier. The same fears and hopes you once had as an […]

403, 2015

#WeAreInternational: From Cyprus to Birmingham

By |March 4th, 2015|Student Life|Comments Off on #WeAreInternational: From Cyprus to Birmingham

As part of #WeAreInternational – a national social media campaign which celebrates international students studying in the UK, our international #BCUstudents will be sharing their thoughts and experiences on studying here at Birmingham City University. Look out for the #WeAreInternational hashtag and tell us your story! 

From Cyprus to Birmingham, MA Television Production student Maria shares […]