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2703, 2014

From music to marketing (and beyond)

By |March 27th, 2014|Student Life|Comments Off on From music to marketing (and beyond)

Robert Jones – musician, teacher, avid reader, writer, runner, humanist and ‘Ambitious Futures Graduate Trainee’.

I graduated from Birmingham Conservatoire in 2011 completing my MMus with distinction, with the aim of becoming a professional musician. My time at the Conservatoire had prepared me well for this, and when I finished studying I was already working as […]

209, 2013

Counting down the days until BCU begins!

By |September 2nd, 2013|Student Life|Comments Off on Counting down the days until BCU begins!

Sanika Karnik, Media and Communication student starting in September 2013

My journey to university started over a year back now, when I applied to several colleges in the UK and US, getting positive replies from the majority of them. However due to circumstances I decided to take a gap year, during which I reapplied to colleges […]

2708, 2013

Investing in your education is worth more than a gimmick

By |August 27th, 2013|Here to Help!|Comments Off on Investing in your education is worth more than a gimmick

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

You have been investing in your future since the day you first ordered a prospectus, browsed university websites, visited countless open days, filled out your application form and attended applicant visit days.

You’ve researched the courses you applied for and questioned tutors. You’ve chatted […]

2008, 2013

“Is PR really for you?”

By |August 20th, 2013|Student Life|Comments Off on “Is PR really for you?”

Holly-Leigh Luckman, Media and Communication student, starting in September 2013

I knew I wanted to have a future in media when I began studying the subject at GCSE level, I then carried on my studies in college where I was a student on a broad media course where I was able to study a range of […]

908, 2013

Do as much research as possible when choosing where to study

By |August 9th, 2013|Here to Help!|Comments Off on Do as much research as possible when choosing where to study

Stacey Watkins – BSc (Hons) Information and Communications Technology

I left secondary school without the qualifications I hoped for and I didn’t think I’d be good enough to go to university. I was the first person in my family to attend university and was a bit unsure what I needed to do and how the application process […]

2307, 2013

“It’s not just the degree; it’s the experience itself”

By |July 23rd, 2013|Opinion|Comments Off on “It’s not just the degree; it’s the experience itself”

How many times have you heard this whilst debating your decision to go to university? It’s something of a cliché surely, but I can say that it’s one of those truths that sit within the cliché for a number of reasons.

Firstly, university isn’t just about knowledge – knowledge is everywhere – and most of it […]

907, 2013

Stay positive throughout the Clearing process

By |July 9th, 2013|Student Life|Comments Off on Stay positive throughout the Clearing process

Simron Kaur – BSc (Hons) Business Information Technology

I went through Clearing to study at Birmingham City University, where I now study Business Information Technology. I originally gained a conditional offer from another university but found myself in a difficult position on results day when I discovered I was 12 points below the requirements for my chosen […]

1206, 2012

Top tips on making the most of my University’s Open Day

By |June 12th, 2012|Student Life|Comments Off on Top tips on making the most of my University’s Open Day

By Sian Walker, Student Ambassador about to complete the BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS 

I have been a Student Ambassador for almost two years and it has been an excellent opportunity to get more involved in the life of my University. I wanted to meet new people and learn more about the University and I have […]