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2006, 2017

Surviving a career set back

By |June 20th, 2017|Here to Help!, In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Surviving a career set back

Following Theresa May’s Cabinet reshuffle and many MPs losing their seats after the General Election, occupational psychologist Professor Craig Jackson shares some tips on coping with a career set back.

Step back and pause.

Do not feel rushed to “do something” about it or move on to something else. Try and take some time to pause […]

1508, 2016

Six things I wish I knew in my first year as a visual communication student

By |August 15th, 2016|Student Life|Comments Off on Six things I wish I knew in my first year as a visual communication student

Going to university and starting a new course is nerve wracking. Just trying to figure out where you need to go and remember everyone’s name is a challenge, before you’ve even started to figure out how to get the most from your degree. So to give you a helping hand, Visual Communication student Eden Smith-Wint […]

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 […]

611, 2015

Adjusting to life as a postgrad – Zoe’s tips

By |November 6th, 2015|Student Life|Comments Off on Adjusting to life as a postgrad – Zoe’s tips

Moving to a new City to study can always be a tricky thing. Getting used to the new environment, schedule, and looking after yourself on top of all the work are daunting prospects. Master’s student Zoe Matthews shares her experiences in adjusting to life as a postgrad at Birmingham School of Acting.

I am originally a […]

2810, 2015

The secrets to getting a job with a Master’s degree

By |October 28th, 2015|Here to Help!|Comments Off on The secrets to getting a job with a Master’s degree

So you’ve got a Master’s. What now? Alex Carroll, a Careers Consultant at Birmingham City University shares his expert tips on finding your dream job or considering options for further study after your postgraduate degree.

What jobs can I get with a Master’s degree?

If you have a postgraduate degree, you can earn £9,000 more on average, bringing your average pay […]

2110, 2015

Tips to succeed in business from Michelle Mone

By |October 21st, 2015|Here to Help!, In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Tips to succeed in business from Michelle Mone

Underwear entrepreneur Michelle Mone is to host Birmingham City University’s ‘Business Advantage’ launch event next month as part of her new government role in encouraging start-ups and inspiring entrepreneurship.

BCU Advantage is the new business growth service from Birmingham City University. Working with a range of expert partners, it has been created to help businesses of […]

2409, 2015

What to look for when choosing a secondary school

By |September 24th, 2015|In The News, Opinion, Student Life|Comments Off on What to look for when choosing a secondary school

Simon Spencer, Deputy Head of the School of Education, Birmingham City University

It’s that time of the secondary school year when the new Year 7 students are in and more or less settled and attention turns to the next intake.

Competition is increasing and schools will mount ever more elaborate marketing ploys, to attract attention and fill […]

1010, 2014

Top five important things to sort when starting Uni

By |October 10th, 2014|Student Life|Comments Off on Top five important things to sort when starting Uni

Naomi Crowe is a Business and Marketing student who has opted to take a placement year with the Faculty of Business, Law and Social Science’s Marketing team as Marketing and Communications Assistant.
1. Doctors
If you are moving away from home, I’d definitely recommend that you register with a local doctor’s surgery instead of going back home […]

1204, 2014

Doing your research on postgraduate study is vital

By |April 12th, 2014|Student Life|Comments Off on Doing your research on postgraduate study is vital

Thinking about studying for a postgraduate course? Alex Blower, staff member at Birmingham City University, tell us why he decided to go back to university and how its helped him develop in his career. 

In the summer of 2011, after taking a year away from study to experience the world of work, I made the decision to return to university […]