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1209, 2014

The advantages of studying Visual Communication

By |September 12th, 2014|Opinion|Comments Off on The advantages of studying Visual Communication

Professor Andrew Kulman runs Illustration at the University. A Practising Graphic Artist since 1987, he is also a graduate of the Royal College of Art. His teaching career began as a Visiting Tutor at University of Westminster, Kingston University and Brighton University. In 1997 he joined BCU, running Illustration, since then he has been Director […]

3107, 2014

Being on the other side of my university’s Clearing video

By |July 31st, 2014|Here to Help!, Student Life|Comments Off on Being on the other side of my university’s Clearing video

Fabio Torres, 20, Media and Communications (Television) student

I have just recently finished my first year and I am delighted with all of the opportunities that I have had so far. Due to my proactive nature, I have had the chance to be involved in some pretty exciting projects through connections with BCU; from working with […]

2307, 2014

Making the most of Clearing

By |July 23rd, 2014|Here to Help!|Comments Off on Making the most of Clearing

Sophie Rowe, Student Academic Mentor at Birmingham City University

Thinking about studying in Higher Education, but don’t have a confirmed place? It’s not too late to start in the new academic year. Make the most of the unfilled university places available following A-level results day.

Stay calm. If you’ve missed out on your firm and insurance choice […]

1607, 2014

On the other side of Clearing

By |July 16th, 2014|Student Life|Comments Off on On the other side of Clearing

Henna Sajid, Law student

Wow, what an experience! This time in 2012 it was me that was calling in enquiring about the Clearing courses available; stressed out whether or not I would make it to university. Now it was my turn to help out new applicants in the same position that I was in.

Many applicants were […]

907, 2014

Clearing – Don’t panic!

By |July 9th, 2014|Here to Help!|Comments Off on Clearing – Don’t panic!

Shona McQuillan – Manager of the Course Enquiries team  at Birmingham City University

If your exam results aren’t as good as you expected remember to keep calm; the right course for you may still be out there. There’s a good chance that you will be able to secure a place at university through Clearing.

If you narrowly […]

507, 2014

Missed the UCAS deadline? There is still time to apply

By |July 5th, 2014|Here to Help!|Comments Off on Missed the UCAS deadline? There is still time to apply

Shona McQuillan is a senior adviser and manager of the Course Enquiries Team at Birmingham City University. Shona has experience of over 16 years in Higher Education and has advised thousands of prospective students about course options and applying to university.

What is Clearing?

Clearing is the process by which prospective students who have not secured a […]

206, 2014

Education or babies – the choice is yours…

By |June 2nd, 2014|In The News|Comments Off on Education or babies – the choice is yours…

By Sonia Hendy-Isaac – Senior Lecturer, Curriculum Design for Employer Engagement. 

As well as teaching and researching, Sonia is a published poet with a keen interest in contemporary poetry, revisionary fiction, feminism and gender studies, postcolonial theory, linguistics and the construction of meaning, and creativity and culture. 

I write this in response to Kirsty Allsopp’s latest interview […]

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 […]

2404, 2014

Applying for an art and design course – what should you include in your portfolio?

By |April 24th, 2014|Here to Help!|Comments Off on Applying for an art and design course – what should you include in your portfolio?

Shona McQuillan is a senior adviser and manager of the Course Enquiries Team at Birmingham City University. Shona has experience of over 16 years in Higher Education and has advised thousands of prospective students about course options and applying to university.
When applying for an art and design undergraduate course, it’s vital that your creative portfolio […]

2703, 2014

Can I apply if my predicted grades are lower than the requirements?

By |March 27th, 2014|Here to Help!|Comments Off on Can I apply if my predicted grades are lower than the requirements?

Shona McQuillan is a senior adviser and manager of the Course Enquiries Team at Birmingham City University. Shona has experience of over 15 years in Higher Education and has advised thousands of prospective students about course options and applying to university.

In general, if you have the potential to achieve grades that are higher than you […]