student life

1702, 2015

5 Ways to Celebrate Chinese New Year in Birmingham

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From Beijing to Birmingham- millions of people around the world will be celebrating the Chinese New Year from this Thursday (19 Feb). International student Stephanie Chua Yoke Ping looks at how you can celebrate the Year of the Goat here in the city!

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1702, 2015

The road to student life isn’t always straight…

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“The road to life twists and turns and no two directions are ever the same. Yet our lessons come from the journey, not the destination.” [Don Williams]

Your journey in life will have more twists and turns than a Tarantino movie- and that is perfectly normal. In the words of Michael Jackson, “You are not alone.”

Postgraduate […]

1202, 2015

Surviving… a long distance relationship

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Valentine’s Day is almost upon us! Some of you may find it a day to be soppy and romantic and for others it’s a day to crawl up in bed and avoid. But what if you’re in a long distance relationship on V day?

Long distance relationships can be difficult to maintain but also worth while if […]

602, 2015

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

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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 […]

501, 2015

Securing a law placement – a student’s guide

By |January 5th, 2015|Student Life|Comments Off on Securing a law placement – a student’s guide

Chanae Humes, third-year LLB (Hons) Law with American Legal Studies.

Applications can be very daunting and long-winded, but to get that training contract or vacation scheme they have to be done! Worried that you have no idea where to start or what you should be looking for? Carry on reading for my top tips!
Know when the […]

2212, 2014

Tips for adjusting to student life

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Nicola Dicks is a final year BSc (Hons) Psychology with Criminology student at Birmingham City University.

For many, going off to university is something that many people look forward to; getting away from nagging parents, making new friends, going out clubbing; but is student life all that it’s cracked up to be? For many it can […]