student life

805, 2015

BCU Talks To… Independent Birmingham

By |May 8th, 2015|Student Life|Comments Off on BCU Talks To… Independent Birmingham

“Vibrant. Exciting. Awesome.”

Those are the three words to describe Birmingham according to Joe Schuppler. Who is Joe Schuppler you may ask? While you may not be familiar with Joe’s name, many of you will have probably heard of his online guide ‘Independent Birmingham.’ From independent restaurants to events, Independent Birmingham is the go to guide […]

2804, 2015

Studying & Socialising: The Balancing Act

By |April 28th, 2015|Student Life|Comments Off on Studying & Socialising: The Balancing Act

‘All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy’… but all play and no work gives Jack bad grades -hmm. Balancing studying with your social life can be challenging at university.

Too much hard work and not enough leisure time can be unhealthy, so it’s important to get the balance right. BSc (Hons) Nursing – […]

2004, 2015

Dealing with Homesickness- Robin’s Story

By |April 20th, 2015|Student Life|Comments Off on Dealing with Homesickness- Robin’s Story

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 […]

2703, 2015

Made your international application? What happens next…

By |March 27th, 2015|Here to Help!, Student Life|Comments Off on Made your international application? What happens next…

As part of our #WeAreInternational series of blogs, International Admissions and Conversion Officer Rachel Du Croz advises you on what to expect after you’ve made your international application to Birmingham City University…

So, you’ve completed your application and have been offered a place to study at Birmingham City University – congratulations!  We look forward to you […]

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

By |March 13th, 2015|Student Life|Comments Off on Becoming a Postgraduate- Rishma’s Story

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 […]

303, 2015

Coming to the UK: Preparing for the British Weather

By |March 3rd, 2015|Student Life|Comments Off on Coming to the UK: Preparing for the British Weather

If there is one word to describe the weather in the UK then it is ‘unpredictable’. As we’ve experienced this year already, one minute the sun can be shining and the next you’re caught in a thunderstorm. 

But it’s not always wet and windy! When the sun shines in the UK, boy does it shine. So […]

2302, 2015

BCU Talks To… Ahmed Ahmed

By |February 23rd, 2015|Student Life|Comments Off on BCU Talks To… Ahmed Ahmed

Food, glorious food.

From international cuisine to street food, Birmingham’s food and drink scene is as diverse as the city itself. Did you know that Birmingham has more Michelin-starred restaurants than any other city outside of London? Whatever your budget or taste, you’ll be sure to find a place that suits your needs. To find out […]

2002, 2015

My first year as an MBA International student in Birmingham

By |February 20th, 2015|Student Life|Comments Off on My first year as an MBA International student in Birmingham

Welcome to Birmingham! For most international students, coming to study in the UK can be a little daunting but exciting too. What is life like for an International student in Birmingham? MBA International student, Thuy Duong Lai (Vanessa) gives you an insight into her first year here at Birmingham City University…

January 2014 marked a change in […]