Level Up team
Within the School of Jewellery 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.
My name is Anu Malhi and I am a third year Gemmology and Jewellery Studies student with a passion and desire to design and produce bespoke items of jewellery. I would like to own a jewellers in the future, which carries out in house designs.
Finding work experience in such a specialist field has been extremely difficult, however in order to gain some experience and have some understanding of what gemmology and the jewellery trade is outside of university, I have visited many labs including HRD Antwerp and IGI Antwerp. As well as labs, I have also attended numerous gem shows in order to see how trade works and how events like this are good for networking.
I wanted to be a Level Up Mentor to ensure that all students feel welcome and that their transition into university is subtle and easy-going. This is because university for most people is a daunting experience, and for me personally, the Level Up Mentors at the time helped me feel welcomed and made the transition into university life a lot easier.
My name is Lowri and I am a second year HND Jewellery & Silversmithing. Once completed, I hope to gain a place on the BA Design for Industry top up year. The plan is to gain enough knowledge to hopefully start up my own jewellery business one day.
I am a mature student, who has decided to come back to university to chase a dream put off for some time. Starting out as a full time athlete, I worked in events, specifically in sports, and then into sport development. Unhappy with the lack of creative input and opportunities, I applied for the course at BCU Jewellery School and started in September 2017, and haven’t looked back. I have also been lucky enough to secure a part time job at a jewellers called Ashes Memorial Jewellery, which is providing a terrific insight in to running a small business.
I wanted to get involved with Level Up this year as I would like others to have the same engaging experience as I had when starting university, and I want to ensure new students feel at ease, during what can be an overwhelming experience.