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1302, 2017

Global Game Jam at Birmingham City University

By |February 13th, 2017|Student Life|Comments Off on Global Game Jam at Birmingham City University

by Liam Sorta

Computer Games Technology student

For the last five years, Birmingham City University has opened its doors as host to the annual Global Game Jam (GGJ), a 48-hour game development event aimed at bringing those with a passion for games together to create a game from scratch. The diversity the jam promotes is indicated by […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

412, 2014

An architect’s view of the new Birmingham Conservatoire

By |December 4th, 2014|Opinion|Comments Off on An architect’s view of the new Birmingham Conservatoire

Tom Jarman is a Partner at Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, the architects behind the plans for the new Birmingaham Conservatoire. He recently completed a flagship £23 million arts facility comprising a studio workshop and gallery building for Manchester School of Art, part of Manchester Metropolitan University.

Here he discusses the considerations that have shaped the new Conservatoire design.

In […]

511, 2014

A summer in the city that never sleeps

By |November 5th, 2014|Student Life|Comments Off on A summer in the city that never sleeps

Chanae Humes, third-year LLB (Hons) Law with American Legal Studies.
When I was at the stage of applying to university, Birmingham City University stood out because of the opportunity to complete an international internship in the United States of America. Being a cultural person, I would take any opportunity to travel throughout my legal and academic […]

411, 2014

Why are university students so stressed?

By |November 4th, 2014|Opinion|Comments Off on Why are university students so stressed?

By Professor Craig Jackson – Head of Psychology at Birmingham City University
One difference between this generation of students and the ones before them concerns the massive amount of responsibilities they have. These differences cannot be ignored as they are pervasive and ever-present.
When higher education was free and viewed as a privilege, students were encouraged to […]

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 […]

2409, 2014

Settling into university

By |September 24th, 2014|Student Life|Comments Off on Settling into university

Emma O’Brien, 19, BA Hons Media and Communications (Radio) student

Starting university will probably be one of the most nerve racking things you will ever do. Here are my top tips to get you settled into university life as quickly as possible:

1)    Get used to your surroundings

If you are someone who is new to the city, […]