Level Up team

Student Success Advisor

Within the Birmingham School of Art you will have a Student Success Adviser who works with staff, students and the wider University to enhance student experience, engagement and learning quality.

Our Student Success Adviser plays an active role in supporting you both academically and personally – signposting you to further support when needed and will work closely with Student Services, liaising with them to support students, and ensuring that the correct support is in place. Your adviser will also have an extensive knowledge of the support systems available within the University to ensure you get all the support you need during your studies.

Level Up Mentors

Eden Calgie level up

Eden Calgie

Eden is a BA (Hons) Fine Art  student with curatorial experience in exhibitions and is on hand to support with any queries that you may have. He has taken part in the organisation of two independent art exhibitions (‘SPAM’ and ‘Art, Interrupted’) since the beginning of his undergraduate degree, working with a variety of materials and techniques including 3D print, network cables and rubber. Previously studying a Foundation Diploma at Cleveland College of Art and Design, Eden took part in the organisation and curation of multiple exhibitions in Middlesbrough with ‘The House of Blah Blah’ and Birmingham’s Custard Factory.

Hannah Beazley level up

Hannah Beazley

Hannah is a second-year BA (Hons) Fine Art student at the Birmingham School of Art. First year gave Hannah the flexibility to experiment with her work, and plenty of opportunities to learn new skills from Photoshop to welding. Inspired by everything around her, from architecture to faults with technology, she loves to make tactile work and more recently has been exploring the combination of digital art and hand embroidery.



Abbie Jewkes level up

Abbie Jewkes

Abbie is in her second year on the BA (Hons) Fine Art course at the School. She has always loved art and came to university after completing a foundation course at Stourbridge College. Abbie has enjoyed taking part in the many workshops, which have influenced her artistic approach a lot throughout the year, from being a painter to experimenting with a variety of print work.



Jodie Yearsley level up

Jodie Yearsley

Jodie is in her second year at the University, studying BA (Hons) Fine Art. In terms of her practice, she is still experimenting. However, nature continues to massively influence her work. She enjoys pushing boundaries and channeling her artistic side. Shopping is one of Jodie’s favourite hobbies, which has stemmed from following the latest makeup and fashion trends.




Lauren Travers level up

Lauren Travers

Lauren is now in her second year studying the BA (Hons) Art and Design and had a great experience during her first year. Lauren is eager to see what the second year has in store, as her first year helped her to explore different artistic disciplines, fueling a desire to focus on the development of textile skills in her second year. Lauren is inspired by the environment that she is working in, with the contrasting lifestyles of a large city and small island proving influential to her work.

Zunaira Muzaffar level up

Zunaira Muzaffar

Zunaira is a third year student on the BA (Hons) Art and Design course at Birmingham School of Art. She particularly enjoys working with photography and has recently started to incorporate a couple of traditional printing methods, which is an area that she would like to explore further. Zunaira creates work that she would personally want to make, whilst also learning from constructive criticism. Her inspiration comes from a variety of sources, whether it’s a tiny gesture of nature or a glimpse in her imagination.


Rebecca Smith level up

Rebecca Smith

Becky is a second-year student at Birmingham City University studying BA (Hons) Art and Design

 Becky is looking forward to supporting you on your university journey.






Ameena Olewa level up

Ameena Olewa

Ameena is an approachable and friendly individual who has a passion for anything that involves art. She is outgoing, enthusiastic and is determined to achieve her goals regardless of what obstacles may be in the way.






Personal Tutor

Every student at the School is allocated a personal tutor during the first few weeks at University. The personal tutor will be a member of your teaching team who can be approached for personal and professional advice during your time at Birmingham City University. Timetabled one-to-ones with them are integrated into every term and, of course, you are more than welcome to approach any of the team if you have a question or worries. If you are unsure who your personal tutor is please speak to your lead tutor.