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2012, 2016

An Indian Christmas

By |December 20th, 2016|Opinion, Student Life|Comments Off on An Indian Christmas

By Sushant Dewan, a 25-year-old MBA International Business student from New Delhi, India
Christmas in New Delhi, India
Millions of Indians are celebrating Christmas throughout the country. With 24 million followers, Christianity is India’s third-largest religion. Christians comprise 2.3 per cent of the country’s population.
There is no death of celebration in Delhi – India’s capital – but […]

1208, 2016

Why a late application got my music ambitions back on track – Natalie’s story

By |August 12th, 2016|Student Life|Comments Off on Why a late application got my music ambitions back on track – Natalie’s story

Natalie Chan is a final year Music Business student at Birmingham City University. She shares her experience, how she chose the course and her top tips for new students starting this September.

I always dreamed of becoming an artist as I love dancing and being involved in school musicals. I never thought of going to University […]

1208, 2016

Not following the traditional route – why starting uni later was a great choice

By |August 12th, 2016|Student Life|Comments Off on Not following the traditional route – why starting uni later was a great choice

Finish your GCSE’s, go to Sixth Form or College, then go to University at 18 and get a job. That’s the route way people expect you to take isn’t it? In reality, that isn’t the exact order that everyone follows – and it wasn’t the order that worked for second year Criminology student Amy Foster. She shares […]

912, 2015

Dealing with the exam winter blues – a student’s guide

By |December 9th, 2015|Student Life|Comments Off on Dealing with the exam winter blues – a student’s guide

Sheena Ramchurn is a second year BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing student at Birmingham City University.

No one likes exams and no one likes exams especially when they fall right during the Christmas holidays. If you’re trapped in a blizzard of exam stress this winter, read on for my tips of releasing the pressure!
Ensure you’re getting enough […]

3003, 2015

School of Law postgraduate open day

By |March 30th, 2015|Student Life|Comments Off on School of Law postgraduate open day

A Joint Birmingham City University and FCO Youth Inspiration Group event 11 February, 2014

3110, 2014

A summer in the ‘windy city’

By |October 31st, 2014|Student Life|Comments Off on A summer in the ‘windy city’

Radha Chauhan, third-year LLB Law with American Legal Studies student
Birmingham City University operates the largest UK to US internship programme in the UK called American Legal Practice (ALP). As part of this module, I had the opportunity to intern in America for nine weeks. The ALP module is a different and unique programme offered by the […]

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 […]

2105, 2014

Settling into academic life at BCU – lectures and skills classes

By |May 21st, 2014|Student Life|Comments Off on Settling into academic life at BCU – lectures and skills classes

Debs Cooper, Nursing student

I started my life as a student nurse at Birmingham City University in September 2013. After the excitement of moving to a new city, getting settled into my new accommodation and having had enjoyed my induction week, I was soon itching to get started on the real meat of my nursing course.

I […]

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 […]

704, 2014

“I would recommend a placement to everyone”

By |April 7th, 2014|Student Life|Comments Off on “I would recommend a placement to everyone”

Viktoriya Yordanova is a BA (Hons) Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations Scheme with Sandwich Year final-year student at Birmingham City Business School.

“Why do you go to university?” – I was asked once. “To get my dream job.” – I answered. In today’s tough economic climate, however, hundreds of freshly graduated young people are competing for the same job […]