student life

209, 2016

How does it feel moving from a small village to a big city and student accommodation?

By |September 2nd, 2016|Student Life|Comments Off on How does it feel moving from a small village to a big city and student accommodation?

Natalie Chan is a final year Music Business student at Birmingham City University. She talks about coming from Hong Kong, to a small village in Dorset to a significantly bigger city, Birmingham. 

Before I start, let me just tell you a little bit about myself. I grew up in Hong Kong with my parents, I moved to a boarding school […]

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 […]

1512, 2015

A Nigerian Christmas in the UK – Munachiso’s story

By |December 15th, 2015|Student Life|Comments Off on A Nigerian Christmas in the UK – Munachiso’s story

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

10 tips for getting the most of your applicant visit day

By |December 10th, 2015|Here to Help!|Comments Off on 10 tips for getting the most of your applicant visit day

Applicant visit days are an important part of the application process for university. You can only come if you’ve been invited. That makes them exclusive, for you. They are your chance to suss us out and to make sure you’re making the right choice for your future. Dan Hughes, Corporate Events Officer, organises our applicant visits days and shares […]

1012, 2015

Peanut butter, chicken and rice: Christmas lunch in Zimbabwe

By |December 10th, 2015|Student Life|Comments Off on Peanut butter, chicken and rice: Christmas lunch in Zimbabwe

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

By |December 4th, 2015|Student Life|Comments Off on An International Christmas

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 […]

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

Media student Ryan Sharman shares his university experiences

By |November 23rd, 2015|In The News, Student Life|Comments Off on Media student Ryan Sharman shares his university experiences

Wondering what it’s really like to study at Birmingham City University? First year Media student Ryan Sharman features in ITV Central’s ‘University Degree’ series this week, which follows him as he settles in to university life. Here, Ryan shares a few comments ahead of the broadcast…

During my first two or so months at Birmingham City […]

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 […]

805, 2015

Learn British Sign Language & Improve your Employability

By |May 8th, 2015|Student Life|Comments Off on Learn British Sign Language & Improve your Employability

To mark Deaf Awareness Week (4-10 May 2015) Disability Support Manager (Student Services) Kate Waugh looks at how learning British Sign Language can improve employability…

British Sign Language (BSL) was recognised by the government as a minority language in 2003, and for some deaf people it’s their first language. This means that BSL users often need to […]