Welcome Week

209, 2016

What is it like living at home during first year of university?

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Made the choice to live at home for the first year of university, and wondering if that’s the right decision? Visual Communication student Eden Smith-Wint shares her experience of living at home and the university experience. 

I live pretty close to BCU so I felt that it would make more sense for me stay at home rather […]

209, 2016

How does it feel moving from a small village to a big city and student accommodation?

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Natalie Chan is a final year Music Business student at Birmingham City University. She talks about coming from Hong Kong, to a small village in Dorset to a significantly bigger city, Birmingham. 

Before I start, let me just tell you a little bit about myself. I grew up in Hong Kong with my parents, I moved to a boarding school […]

1508, 2016

Diary of a wallflower: how to cope with Welcome Week as an introvert

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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 […]

1508, 2016

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

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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 […]

602, 2015

Dear #BCUstudents: “I’m worried about moving to a new city”

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Niall Magennis is the Student Union President at Birmingham City University. He moved to Birmingham from Ireland in 2010 to study BA (Hons) Media and Communication.

When I first arrived at the Coppice in City North Campus, ‘Oh my goodness, say something else!!!’ seemed to be the theme of my Welcome Week. I thought everyone around […]

602, 2015

Dear #BCUstudents: “I’m worried about making friends”

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Jay Shakoor is a third year BSc (Hons) Psychology student at Birmingham City University.

“OH MY GOD YOU STUDY PSYCHOLOGY! What am I thinking now then?” is usually the response from everyone when asked, “What are you studying at uni?” Don’t get me wrong, university is an amazing experience, but the enjoyment in repetitive small talk […]

1311, 2014

Helping out during Welcome Week

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Maniba Zariat, third-year BA (Hons) Business and Marketing student

This year, during the Welcome Week, I had the opportunity to work on an exciting social media competition. Working alongside another Social Media Student Ambassador, Emma, we were enlisted to promote, engage and communicate our very exciting competition.

This comprised of attending various events throughout the week and recording […]

2409, 2014

Settling into university

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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, […]

209, 2013

Counting down the days until BCU begins!

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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 […]

2008, 2013

“Is PR really for you?”

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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 […]