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BA (Hons) Acting

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 14 September.

Start time

To ensure social distancing guidelines are adhered to, we will be splitting courses into smaller groups for their welcome and induction. More information about these sessions, along with a course handbook and any pre-arrival tasks, will be found on your virtual learning platform, Moodle. Links to your course Moodle are below, but please note that you need to complete enrolment in order to be able to access Moodle. If you have not yet started enrolment, please look out for an email telling you how to do this.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Acting

All students must complete a Covid induction and self-assessment before they come to campus. The induction is available on Moodle via the link below – a password has been emailed to your BCU email address. A link for the self-assessment will be sent to your BCU email address w/c 7 September; this must be completed by 28 September.

Moodle – Covid induction

Course Leader

Danièle Sanderson

Welcome message

I am delighted to welcome you to the Birmingham School of Acting. We’re looking forward to welcoming you and helping you to settle into the School, your course and your new environment.

Everyone is always a bit nervous about starting university, this is a good sign, and it means you’re keen to do well and make the most of this exciting opportunity. We’re all very friendly, and you’ll soon settle in very quickly. Remember, everyone is in the same boat!

Your personal tutor is a key person to get to know in the first few weeks, they can help with any queries, worries or concerns.

Please take the time to read the information below as it will help you settle in to the University more efficiently. Further information can be found on our welcome pages, including activities during Welcome Week at www.bcu.ac.uk/student-info/welcome-week.

Finally I’d like to wish you the best of luck for the start of your course. You are now a part of the Birmingham School of Acting and Birmingham City University academic community, and we look forward to working in partnership with you to help you succeed.

Student Success Advisors welcome:

As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and advice you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing and will often help signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible.

You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential. You can also meet us within a group, talk to us online, over the phone or via email. As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions or if you just fancy a chat! It is our job to help you succeed, so let us know how you’re getting on. We wish you the very best of luck with your studies, and new adventure at BCU. Please email the team at admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk alternatively, you can book a 1-2-1 appointment with any of our staff members via Moodle. If you are the more social type and would prefer to interact with us this way, we are very active on Instagram and post daily motivational quotes, activities, games and information.

General information

Reading lists

These are books and DVD’s which we consider will be most helpful to you in your studies.  Although you may like to have your own copies to refer to throughout your training and career, it is not a requirement of the course that you purchase them; they are available from our libraries and you should be able to obtain them through your own local library.

You may find it useful to read some of the indicative reading books before commencing your course, as they will give you a head start into appreciating the work you will tackle in your first year. 

Year One - Key Texts

Module – (ACT4006) SINGING 1

  • Kayes , G (2004) Singing and the Actor A & C Black

Module – (ACT4007) VOICE 1

  • Berry, C (2000) Voice and the Actor. London: Virgin
  • Housman, B (2202) Finding Your Voice. Nick Hern

Module – (ACT4008) ACTING THEORY

  • Hartnoll, P (1998) The Theatre, A Concise History. London: Thames & Hudson
  • Wickham, G (1992) A History of Theatre 2nd London: Phaidon
  • Peacock, J (2006) Costume 1066 to the present: A Complete Guide to English Costume and Design. London: Thames & Hudson
  • Styan, J L (1996) The English Stage. Cambridge: Cambridge U.P.
  • Zarrilli P.B. (2006) Theatre Histories: An Introduction. London: Routledge
  • Various scripts from library stock

Module – (ACT4009) PROJECT

  • Brook, Peter (2008) The Empty Space. London: Penguin
  • Berry C. (2000) The Actor and His Text. London. Virgin

Module – (ACT4010) PHYSICAL SKILLS 1

  • Feldenkrais, M (1990) Awareness through Movement. London: Penguin Arkana
  • Todd, Mabel E (1997) The Thinking Body. London: Dance Books
  • Dennis, A (1995) The Articulate Body. New York: Drama Book Publishers

Module – (ACT4011) ACTING 1

  • Benedetti, J. (1998) Stanislavski and the Actor.  London: Methuen
  • Bruehl, B. (1996) The Technique of Inner Action. Oxford: Heinemann.
  • Stanislavski, K. (2004) An Actor’s Handbook. London: Routledge
  • Benedetti, J (2008) The Art of the Actor – The Essential History of Acting from Classical Times to the Present Day. London: Methuen
  • Stanislavski, K. Benedetti, J (2009) An Actor’s Work on a Role. London: Routledge
  • McEvoy, S (2006) Shakespeare: The Basics. London: Routledge 

You should acquire or have access to the following items – the notebook and pens should be brought with you on your first day: 

  • Thesaurus
  • Concise Oxford Dictionary
  • Complete Shakespeare 2nd Edition (Edited Stanley Wells, Clarendon Press, Oxford) paperback is acceptable
  • Notebook (you will be expected to take and keep notes)
  • Ring binder/wallet file (to keep hand-outs safe)
  • Pens/pencils/pencil sharpener/rubber
  • If you find it useful, an electronic device with voice recorder (e.g. MP3 player)

There will be some required make-up needed later on in your course.  Details will be supplied at the due time.

Essential equipment

Clothing

All students are required to dress appropriately for all classes and rehearsals. Clothing should be black (neutral) for all classes. It should be practical and comfortable, with no low neck-lines. Trousers should cover underwear and the abdomen appropriately. You will also be expected to change from external to internal footwear before entering the studios.

Remember, this is a working environment.

If you have any movement clothes that you think may be suitable, do not buy anything new until you commence your course.

Essential male and female clothing

Minimum of 3 sets of black clothing:

  • Long & short sleeved black tops that are suitable for movement (t-shirts or jumpers)
  • Black tracksuit trousers
  • Close fitting lycra /sports-wear or leotards, footless tights or leggings

Pair of trainers (to be worn in stage combat/body conditioning classes)

Toiletries and towel for showering

Large towel for use on school Yoga mats

Hand sanitiser

Optional male & female

Large sports bag

Tap or jazz shoes (only if you already have these)

Additional essential female clothing

Practice skirt (Full-length circular wrap-over skirt to floor level (to be made from any dark rich, plain coloured material, preferably heavy wool or similar - please see pattern on next page).

White long sleeved blouse/shirt

Pair of black shoes with leather ankle bar (please see following picture)

Personal yoga mat

Optional female clothing

Corset

It would be desirable for girls to have a black dress for movement classes, either sleeved or sleeveless; with easy flowing skirt to mid-thigh (for presentations).

Additional essential male clothing

White long sleeve shirt

Formal, waisted, black trousers (NOT hipsters)

Pair of formal gentleman’s black shoes (hard soled NOT rubber)

Compulsory: Dance belt or jock strap - must be worn in all movement sessions.

Large towel for use on school Yoga mats

Hand sanitiser

Male clothing – Optional

Waistcoat - desirable but not essential

Formal jacket preferably black but grey/blue is fine

Personal Yoga Mat

The Birmingham School of Acting operates a strict dress code which includes:

  • The removal of all body piercings and jewellery before classes
  • The removal of heavy make-up
  • Inappropriate clothing such as jeans, scarves, hats and belts must not be worn in classes.

Clothing should have your name clearly marked and be kept clean and well maintained.

Should you be required to wear a wedding ring in production, it is your responsibility to purchase this. It can be obtained from ‘the Costume Shop’, at a cost of approximately £2.

Not having the correct clothing or your equipment, for the start of term, may seriously impede your learning in certain classes.

If you have more than one strenuous/physical class in the day, you will need to shower and change your clothing. Shower facilities are available within the School.

Wrap-Over Skirt Pattern (Medium)

This should be made up in a medium weight fabric such as poly/cotton/wool mix, in a dark colour, preferably black.

Cut out 5 panel pieces. Sew together, with a 1cm/ ½ inch seam allowance, to form a curved flat piece (4 seams). Hem the 2 side edges.

Cut out the waistband. This should be long enough to go round your waist twice and tie. Attach to the waist edge of the skirt with all raw edges inside, leaving a ‘tail’ at each end for tying.

Hem the bottom edge of the skirt so that it is just below ankle length, without brushing the floor.

If a larger or smaller size is required the measurements may be reduced or added to (per panel) by 2-5 centimetres (1-2 inches).
i.e. medium (as in the photo) = 50” at waist (approximately 2 panels should overlap)
Smaller 8” x 5 = 40”
Larger 12” x 5 = 60”

Example of style of female shoe required - Capezio Manhattan

Example of style of male shoe required – Clarks ‘Oxford’

What should I bring on my first day?

Your first day at University is an exciting time but can also be slightly daunting. However, being prepared and knowing what to bring with you on your first day can help you to calm those nerves, have fun and enjoy your first experience of student life at BCU.

With that in mind, here is a list of things you should bring with you on your first day and some hints and tips to ensure you have a successful day!

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable – you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment.
  • Student ID card (login and password information) – this might seem obvious, but please remember that you need this daily to access all facilities in the university. It should also be visible at all times, so that you are easily identifiable as a BCU student.
  • Access to class timetables either on a device such as a phone, laptop or tablet or a printed version.
  • Folders for all modules.
  • Personal laptop or tablet (if you have one)
  • USB stick
  • Notepad and pen
  • Post it notes
  • And of course, a big bag to carry all these items in!

Additional essentials

The weather in Birmingham can be unpredictable, even in summer! Bring some layers of lightweight clothing, as days can start off cool and get warmer, and make sure to include a waterproof jacket. Most importantly, bring YOURSELF and a smile. With the right amount of planning, your first day will run smoothly and you’ll be off to a great start on the first day of your academic career.

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Acting

Social media accounts

The ADM Faculty is an innovative, creative and vibrant community both on campus and online. During your induction, you can stay up to date on social media for the latest news and events from your School. We have a variety of accounts and group spaces where you can connect with fellow students and staff members

It is advisable if you don’t already have Facebook to get yourself connected, even if you only use it for BSA, as this is the primary way that the student council get in contact with you and on some courses the Tutors set up a page so they can keep you updated.

Course Facebook group

@adm.ssa_team

mybcu

Birmingham City University Facebook

Mentors

Your Level Up mentors are really looking forward to meeting you!

During Welcome week, you will get meet your Level Up Mentors. Level Up is all about helping you in your transition to university life and getting you settled in. Level Up Mentors are current students at BCU and can help you find where you need to go during your Welcome Week, answer questions about the university or your course and are a friendly face if you’re ever feeling overwhelmed or just want to chat. Before you join us at here at BCU you will receive a call from a Level Up Mentor to check you have all the information you need and to answer any questions you might have before getting here.

If you would like to become a Mentor, there will be lots of opportunities for you to join the team. Just keep an eye out for announcements on Moodle.

International Students

If you are an international student, we are delighted to welcome you to the UK and Birmingham!

We will be offering flexible arrival time across the first four weeks of term to those who require it and you will be allowed to start at any point up until the eighth week of term to allow for any quarantine period imposed by the UK Government. Should you need to take advantage of this flexible arrival, BCU will do our best to support you to avoid falling behind on your studies and you will have access to online teaching at home.

The Faculty’s Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) are here to help you with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Our courses run online and at different venues to suit your interests and need. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.

Within the wider University, international students have access to a vast range of support services. The Careers team can help students with employability skills and the Centre for Academic Success supports students with English, maths and general study skills.

If you have any queries about your tuition fees, visa, healthcare or CV, applications and interviews etc, please visit this link: https://icity.bcu.ac.uk/internationaloffice/Where-do-I-need-to-go

BA (Hons) Applied Theatre (Community and Education)

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 14 September.

Start time

To ensure social distancing guidelines are adhered to, we will be splitting courses into smaller groups for their welcome and induction. More information about these sessions, along with a course handbook and any pre-arrival tasks, will be found on your virtual learning platform, Moodle. Links to your course Moodle are below, but please note that you need to complete enrolment in order to be able to access Moodle. If you have not yet started enrolment, please look out for an email telling you how to do this.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Applied Theatre (Community and Education)

All students must complete a Covid induction and self-assessment before they come to campus. The induction is available on Moodle via the link below – a password has been emailed to your BCU email address. A link for the self-assessment will be sent to your BCU email address w/c 7 September; this must be completed by 28 September.

Moodle – Covid induction

Course Leader

Peter Wynne-Willson

Welcome message

Hello there,

I hope you are looking forward to joining us for Welcome Week! It should be a good chance to help you find your way around the school and campus and also to enable you to meet your fellow students and tutors. Please be sure to be there for everything, because it is the time that everything gets set up, and explained, and all the questions get answered, and you start to get to know the people with whom you will be spending the next three years. We have found in the past that students missing out on Welcome Week activities often take quite a while longer to get settled at University. It may well be a little different this year, because of social distancing arrangements, but we will be working out the best way we can greet you and get to know you a little, and the details of the week will be available when we have them.

We will also be sending you a small pre-arrival activity linked to one of the sessions in Welcome Week. There isn’t any other specific preparation we ask, but if you get the chance to start reading any of the set books, then all the better. The other thing to try and do is see as much theatre as you can. But mainly relax, get yourself fit and healthy and ready to hit the ground running!

Student Success Advisors welcome:

As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and advice you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing and will often help signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible.

You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential. You can also meet us within a group, talk to us online, over the phone or via email. As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions or if you just fancy a chat! It is our job to help you succeed, so let us know how you’re getting on. We wish you the very best of luck with your studies, and new adventure at BCU. Please email the team at admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk alternatively, you can book a 1-2-1 appointment with any of our staff members via Moodle. If you are the more social type and would prefer to interact with us this way, we are very active on Instagram and post daily motivational quotes, activities, games and information.

What should I bring on my first day?

Your first day at University is an exciting time but can also be slightly daunting. However, being prepared and knowing what to bring with you on your first day can help you to calm those nerves, have fun and enjoy your first experience of student life at BCU.

With that in mind, here is a list of things you should bring with you on your first day and some hints and tips to ensure you have a successful day!

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable – you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment.
  • Student ID card (login and password information) – this might seem obvious, but please remember that you need this daily to access all facilities in the university. It should also be visible at all times, so that you are easily identifiable as a BCU student.
  • Access to class timetables either on a device such as a phone, laptop or tablet or a printed version.
  • Folders for all modules.
  • Personal laptop or tablet (if you have one)
  • USB stick
  • Notepad and pen
  • Post it notes
  • And of course, a big bag to carry all these items in!

Additional essentials

The weather in Birmingham can be unpredictable, even in summer! Bring some layers of lightweight clothing, as days can start off cool and get warmer, and make sure to include a waterproof jacket. Most importantly, bring YOURSELF and a smile. With the right amount of planning, your first day will run smoothly and you’ll be off to a great start on the first day of your academic career.

Essential equipment

There is no particular essential equipment for the course – just bring your enthusiasm and energy and imagination. But the course will require you to undergo an enhanced DBS check [criminal record check through the Disclosure and Barring Service] for which you will have to pay a fee, which will be reimbursed. This is required because of working with children and other vulnerable groups within the course. This process will be explained during Welcome Week.

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Applied Theatre (Community and Education)

Social media accounts

The ADM Faculty is an innovative, creative and vibrant community both on campus and online. During your induction, you can stay up to date on social media for the latest news and events. We have a variety of accounts and group spaces where you can connect with fellow students and staff members.

Facebook

Course Facebook group

Twitter

@adm.ssa_team

mybcu

Birmingham City University Facebook

Mentors

Your Level Up mentors are really looking forward to meeting you!

During Welcome week, you will get meet your Level Up Mentors. Level Up is all about helping you in your transition to university life and getting you settled in. Level Up Mentors are current students at BCU and can help you find where you need to go during your Welcome Week, answer questions about the university or your course and are a friendly face if you’re ever feeling overwhelmed or just want to chat. Before you join us at here at BCU you will receive a call from a Level Up Mentor to check you have all the information you need and to answer any questions you might have before getting here.

If you would like to become a Mentor, there will be lots of opportunities for you to join the team. Just keep an eye out for announcements on Moodle.

International Students

If you are an international student, we are delighted to welcome you to the UK and Birmingham!

We will be offering flexible arrival time across the first four weeks of term to those who require it and you will be allowed to start at any point up until the eighth week of term to allow for any quarantine period imposed by the UK Government. Should you need to take advantage of this flexible arrival, BCU will do our best to support you to avoid falling behind on your studies and you will have access to online teaching at home.

The Faculty’s Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) are here to help you with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Our courses run online and at different venues to suit your interests and need. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.

Within the wider University, international students have access to a vast range of support services. The Careers team can help students with employability skills and the Centre for Academic Success supports students with English, maths and general study skills.

If you have any queries about your tuition fees, visa, healthcare or CV, applications and interviews etc, please visit this link: https://icity.bcu.ac.uk/internationaloffice/Where-do-I-need-to-go

Foundation Course in Acting

Course handbook

TBC

Induction date

TBC

Start time

TBC

Location

TBC

Course Leader

Rob Miles

Welcome message

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you in September. Please note that you will be receiving a welcome pack in the near future which will provide much more detail, listing everything that you need to arrange ahead of starting the course. The Foundation Staff team is really looking forward to welcoming you all and working with you towards your acting development.

Student Success Advisors welcome:

As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and advice you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing and will often help signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible.

You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential. You can also meet us within a group, talk to us online, over the phone or via email. As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions or if you just fancy a chat! It is our job to help you succeed, so let us know how you’re getting on. We wish you the very best of luck with your studies, and new adventure at BCU. Please email the team at admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk alternatively, you can book a 1-2-1 appointment with any of our staff members via Moodle. If you are the more social type and would prefer to interact with us this way, we are very active on Instagram and post daily motivational quotes, activities, games and information.

What should I bring on my first day?

Your first day at University is an exciting time but can also be slightly daunting. However, being prepared and knowing what to bring with you on your first day can help you to calm those nerves, have fun and enjoy your first experience of student life at BCU.

With that in mind, here is a list of things you should bring with you on your first day and some hints and tips to ensure you have a successful day!

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable – you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment.
  • Student ID card (login and password information) – this might seem obvious, but please remember that you need this daily to access all facilities in the university. It should also be visible at all times, so that you are easily identifiable as a BCU student.
  • Access to class timetables either on a device such as a phone, laptop or tablet or a printed version.
  • Folders for all modules.
  • Personal laptop or tablet (if you have one)
  • USB stick
  • Notepad and pen
  • Post it notes
  • And of course, a big bag to carry all these items in!

Additional essentials

The weather in Birmingham can be unpredictable, even in summer! Bring some layers of lightweight clothing, as days can start off cool and get warmer, and make sure to include a waterproof jacket. Most importantly, bring YOURSELF and a smile. With the right amount of planning, your first day will run smoothly and you’ll be off to a great start on the first day of your academic career.

Pre-arrival activity

TBC

Social media accounts

The ADM Faculty is an innovative, creative and vibrant community both on campus and online. During your induction, you can stay up to date on social media for the latest news and events. We have a variety of accounts and group spaces where you can connect with fellow students and staff members.

Twitter

Course Facebook group

@adm.ssa_team

mybcu

Birmingham City University Facebook

Mentors

Your Level Up mentors are really looking forward to meeting you!

During Welcome week, you will get meet your Level Up Mentors. Level Up is all about helping you in your transition to university life and getting you settled in. Level Up Mentors are current students at BCU and can help you find where you need to go during your Welcome Week, answer questions about the university or your course and are a friendly face if you’re ever feeling overwhelmed or just want to chat. Before you join us at here at BCU you will receive a call from a Level Up Mentor to check you have all the information you need and to answer any questions you might have before getting here.

If you would like to become a Mentor, there will be lots of opportunities for you to join the team. Just keep an eye out for announcements on Moodle.

International Students

If you are an international student, we are delighted to welcome you to the UK and Birmingham!

We will be offering flexible arrival time across the first four weeks of term to those who require it and you will be allowed to start at any point up until the eighth week of term to allow for any quarantine period imposed by the UK Government. Should you need to take advantage of this flexible arrival, BCU will do our best to support you to avoid falling behind on your studies and you will have access to online teaching at home.

The Faculty’s Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) are here to help you with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Our courses run online and at different venues to suit your interests and need. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.

Within the wider University, international students have access to a vast range of support services. The Careers team can help students with employability skills and the Centre for Academic Success supports students with English, maths and general study skills.

If you have any queries about your tuition fees, visa, healthcare or CV, applications and interviews etc, please visit this link: https://icity.bcu.ac.uk/internationaloffice/Where-do-I-need-to-go

BA (Hons) Stage Management

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 14 September.

Start time

To ensure social distancing guidelines are adhered to, we will be splitting courses into smaller groups for their welcome and induction. More information about these sessions, along with a course handbook and any pre-arrival tasks, will be found on your virtual learning platform, Moodle. Links to your course Moodle are below, but please note that you need to complete enrolment in order to be able to access Moodle. If you have not yet started enrolment, please look out for an email telling you how to do this.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Stage Management

All students must complete a Covid induction and self-assessment before they come to campus. The induction is available on Moodle via the link below – a password has been emailed to your BCU email address. A link for the self-assessment will be sent to your BCU email address w/c 7 September; this must be completed by 28 September.

Moodle – Covid induction

Course Leader

Jacqui Findlay

Welcome message

Congratulations on getting your place on the Stage Management Course here at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, we hope you are as excited as we are about you joining the team! Induction week is a great opportunity to find your feet, meeting the tutors and settling in before the fun begins!!

Student Success Advisors welcome:

As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and advice you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing and will often help signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible.

You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential. You can also meet us within a group, talk to us online, over the phone or via email. As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions or if you just fancy a chat! It is our job to help you succeed, so let us know how you’re getting on. We wish you the very best of luck with your studies, and new adventure at BCU. Please email the team at admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk alternatively, you can book a 1-2-1 appointment with any of our staff members via Moodle. If you are the more social type and would prefer to interact with us this way, we are very active on Instagram and post daily motivational quotes, activities, games and information.

What should I bring on my first day?

Your first day at University is an exciting time but can also be slightly daunting. However, being prepared and knowing what to bring with you on your first day can help you to calm those nerves, have fun and enjoy your first experience of student life at BCU.

With that in mind, here is a list of things you should bring with you on your first day and some hints and tips to ensure you have a successful day!

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable – you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment.
  • Student ID card (login and password information) – this might seem obvious, but please remember that you need this daily to access all facilities in the university. It should also be visible at all times, so that you are easily identifiable as a BCU student.
  • Access to class timetables either on a device such as a phone, laptop or tablet or a printed version.
  • Folders for all modules.
  • Personal laptop or tablet (if you have one)
  • USB stick
  • Notepad and pen
  • Post it notes
  • And of course, a big bag to carry all these items in!

Additional essentials

The weather in Birmingham can be unpredictable, even in summer! Bring some layers of lightweight clothing, as days can start off cool and get warmer, and make sure to include a waterproof jacket. Most importantly, bring YOURSELF and a smile. With the right amount of planning, your first day will run smoothly and you’ll be off to a great start on the first day of your academic career.

Essential equipment

Sensible black working shoes (trainers or pumps), Waterproof coat, Black trousers & long sleeve black top for when working in theatre. 

Scale Ruler (Incl 1:25 & 1:50) - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Architects-100-Triangular-Scale-Ruler/dp/B00REFGN5A/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1505826702&sr=8-4&keywords=scale+ruler 

Stopwatch - https://www.amazon.co.uk/leading-star-Wonderful-Professional-Chronograph-Stopwatch/dp/B00OK4L4UW/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1505826781&sr=8-7&keywords=stopwatch 

30m fabric tape measure - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Amtech-P1800-Am-Tech-Surveyor-Tape/dp/B004CDQXTI/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1505826868&sr=8-2&keywords=30m+tape+measure 

Tape measure - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Stanley-STA030656-Pocket-Tylon-Tape/dp/B0009VX1ZG/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1505826884&sr=8-3&keywords=tape+measure 

Rigger/Safety Gloves - https://www.amazon.co.uk/RHINOtec-Heavy-Rigger-Glove-GL043/dp/B06XHNM4LF/ref=sr_1_8?s=diy&ie=UTF8&qid=1505827055&sr=1-8&keywords=rigger+gloves 

Basic Sewing Kit - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Deallink-Household-Accessories-Travelling-Emergency/dp/B017SDL3T8/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1505827152&sr=8-4&keywords=basic+sewing+kit 

Chalk – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Crayola-White-Colour-Anti-Chalk/dp/B008CFGKFY/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1505827216&sr=8-3&keywords=chalk 

Sensible boots/shoes - https://www.dickiesstore.co.uk/product/FA23380A-dickies-fury-safety-hiker 

Metal ruler - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Outus-Stainless-Steel-Ruler-Conversion/dp/B01M9DGNYN/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1505827564&sr=8-2-spons&keywords=metal+ruler&psc=1 

Scalpel - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Modelcraft-PKN9210-Scalpel-Handle-Blades/dp/B06ZYLRH6H/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1505827588&sr=8-1&keywords=scalpel 

UHU glue - https://www.amazon.co.uk/UHU-38106-All-Purpose-Adhesive/dp/B0031RG2GA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1505827623&sr=8-1&keywords=uhu+all+purpose+glue

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Stage Management

Social media accounts

The ADM Faculty is an innovative, creative and vibrant community both on campus and online. During your induction, you can stay up to date on social media for the latest news and events. We have a variety of accounts and group spaces where you can connect with fellow students and staff members.

Instagram

Facebook

Twitter

Course Facebook group

@adm.ssa_team

mybcu

Birmingham City University Facebook

Mentors

Your Level Up mentors are really looking forward to meeting you!

During Welcome week, you will get meet your Level Up Mentors. Level Up is all about helping you in your transition to university life and getting you settled in. Level Up Mentors are current students at BCU and can help you find where you need to go during your Welcome Week, answer questions about the university or your course and are a friendly face if you’re ever feeling overwhelmed or just want to chat. Before you join us at here at BCU you will receive a call from a Level Up Mentor to check you have all the information you need and to answer any questions you might have before getting here.

If you would like to become a Mentor, there will be lots of opportunities for you to join the team. Just keep an eye out for announcements on Moodle.

International Students

If you are an international student, we are delighted to welcome you to the UK and Birmingham!

We will be offering flexible arrival time across the first four weeks of term to those who require it and you will be allowed to start at any point up until the eighth week of term to allow for any quarantine period imposed by the UK Government. Should you need to take advantage of this flexible arrival, BCU will do our best to support you to avoid falling behind on your studies and you will have access to online teaching at home.

The Faculty’s Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) are here to help you with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Our courses run online and at different venues to suit your interests and need. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.

Within the wider University, international students have access to a vast range of support services. The Careers team can help students with employability skills and the Centre for Academic Success supports students with English, maths and general study skills.

If you have any queries about your tuition fees, visa, healthcare or CV, applications and interviews etc, please visit this link: https://icity.bcu.ac.uk/internationaloffice/Where-do-I-need-to-go

School of Architecture and Design Foundation Year (Four year course)

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 14 September.

Start time

To ensure social distancing guidelines are adhered to, we will be splitting courses into smaller groups for their welcome and induction. More information about these sessions, along with a course handbook and any pre-arrival tasks, will be found on your virtual learning platform, Moodle. Links to your course Moodle are below, but please note that you need to complete enrolment in order to be able to access Moodle. If you have not yet started enrolment, please look out for an email telling you how to do this.

Moodle - Birmingham School of Architecture and Design Foundation Year

All students must complete a Covid induction and self-assessment before they come to campus. The induction is available on Moodle via the link below – a password has been emailed to your BCU email address. A link for the self-assessment will be sent to your BCU email address w/c 7 September; this must be completed by 28 September.

Moodle – Covid induction

Course Leader

Myles Cummings

Welcome message

I hope you are excited to join us for induction week! We have lots of fun and engaging activities planned to help you find your way around the school/campus and Birmingham and also to enable you to meet your new peers and tutors.

Student Success Advisors welcome:

As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and advice you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing and will often help signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible.

You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential. You can also meet us within a group, talk to us online, over the phone or via email. As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions or if you just fancy a chat! It is our job to help you succeed, so let us know how you’re getting on. We wish you the very best of luck with your studies, and new adventure at BCU. Please email the team at admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk alternatively, you can book a 1-2-1 appointment with any of our staff members via Moodle. If you are the more social type and would prefer to interact with us this way, we are very active on Instagram and post daily motivational quotes, activities, games and information.

What should I bring on my first day?

Your first day at University is an exciting time but can also be slightly daunting. However, being prepared and knowing what to bring with you on your first day can help you to calm those nerves, have fun and enjoy your first experience of student life at BCU.

With that in mind, here is a list of things you should bring with you on your first day and some hints and tips to ensure you have a successful day!

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable – you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment.
  • Student ID card (login and password information) – this might seem obvious, but please remember that you need this daily to access all facilities in the university. It should also be visible at all times, so that you are easily identifiable as a BCU student.
  • Access to class timetables either on a device such as a phone, laptop or tablet or a printed version.
  • Folders for all modules.
  • Personal laptop or tablet (if you have one)
  • USB stick
  • Notepad and pen
  • Post it notes
  • And of course, a big bag to carry all these items in!

International students

In addition to everything listed above, our International students are advised to bring with them the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

Additional essentials

The weather in Birmingham can be unpredictable, even in summer! Bring some layers of lightweight clothing, as days can start off cool and get warmer, and make sure to include a waterproof jacket. Most importantly, bring YOURSELF and a smile. With the right amount of planning, your first day will run smoothly and you’ll be off to a great start on the first day of your academic career.

Essential equipment

We will be advising you early on which equipment to invest in. For now all you need is a pen/pencils and a notebook.

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle - Birmingham School of Architecture and Design Foundation Year

Social media accounts

The ADM Faculty is an innovative, creative and vibrant community both on campus and online. During your induction, you can stay up to date on social media for the latest news and events. We have a variety of accounts and group spaces where you can connect with fellow students and staff members.

Instagram

Course Facebook group

@adm.ssa_team

mybcu

Birmingham City University Facebook

Mentors

Your Level Up mentors are really looking forward to meeting you!

During Welcome week, you will get meet your Level Up Mentors. Level Up is all about helping you in your transition to university life and getting you settled in. Level Up Mentors are current students at BCU and can help you find where you need to go during your Welcome Week, answer questions about the university or your course and are a friendly face if you’re ever feeling overwhelmed or just want to chat. Before you join us at here at BCU you will receive a call from a Level Up Mentor to check you have all the information you need and to answer any questions you might have before getting here.

If you would like to become a Mentor, there will be lots of opportunities for you to join the team. Just keep an eye out for announcements on Moodle.

International Students

If you are an international student, we are delighted to welcome you to the UK and Birmingham!

We will be offering flexible arrival time across the first four weeks of term to those who require it and you will be allowed to start at any point up until the eighth week of term to allow for any quarantine period imposed by the UK Government. Should you need to take advantage of this flexible arrival, BCU will do our best to support you to avoid falling behind on your studies and you will have access to online teaching at home.

The Faculty’s Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) are here to help you with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Our courses run online and at different venues to suit your interests and need. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.

Within the wider University, international students have access to a vast range of support services. The Careers team can help students with employability skills and the Centre for Academic Success supports students with English, maths and general study skills.

If you have any queries about your tuition fees, visa, healthcare or CV, applications and interviews etc, please visit this link: https://icity.bcu.ac.uk/internationaloffice/Where-do-I-need-to-go

BA (Hons) Architecture

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 14 September.

Start time

To ensure social distancing guidelines are adhered to, we will be splitting courses into smaller groups for their welcome and induction. More information about these sessions, along with a course handbook and any pre-arrival tasks, will be found on your virtual learning platform, Moodle. Links to your course Moodle are below, but please note that you need to complete enrolment in order to be able to access Moodle. If you have not yet started enrolment, please look out for an email telling you how to do this.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Architecture

All students must complete a Covid induction and self-assessment before they come to campus. The induction is available on Moodle via the link below – a password has been emailed to your BCU email address. A link for the self-assessment will be sent to your BCU email address w/c 7 September; this must be completed by 28 September.

Moodle – Covid induction

Course Leader

Victoria Farrow

Welcome message

Dear first year architecture student,

Welcome to the Birmingham School of Architecture and Design (BSOAD)

We look forward to working with you this year and helping you to build your skills as you start to develop your career in architecture.

We have a fun induction week planned for everyone with activities, orientations, tours of our facilities!

Student Success Advisors welcome:

As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and advice you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing and will often help signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible.

You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential. You can also meet us within a group, talk to us online, over the phone or via email. As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions or if you just fancy a chat! It is our job to help you succeed, so let us know how you’re getting on. We wish you the very best of luck with your studies, and new adventure at BCU. Please email the team at admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk alternatively, you can book a 1-2-1 appointment with any of our staff members via Moodle. If you are the more social type and would prefer to interact with us this way, we are very active on Instagram and post daily motivational quotes, activities, games and information.

What should I bring on my first day?

Your first day at University is an exciting time, but can also be slightly daunting. However, being prepared and knowing what to bring with you on your first day can help you to calm those nerves, have fun and enjoy your first experience of student life at BCU.

With that in mind, here is a list of things you should bring with you on your first day and some hints and tips to ensure you have a successful day!

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable – you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment.
  • Student ID card (login and password information) – this might seem obvious, but please remember that you need this daily to access all facilities in the university. It should also be visible at all times, so that you are easily identifiable as a BCU student.
  • Access to class timetables either on a device such as a phone, laptop or tablet or a printed version.
  • Folders for all modules.
  • Personal laptop or tablet (if you have one)
  • USB stick
  • Notepad and pen
  • Post it notes
  • And of course, a big bag to carry all these items in!

International students

In addition to everything listed above, our International students are advised to bring with them the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

Additional essentials

The weather in Birmingham can be unpredictable, even in summer! Bring some layers of lightweight clothing, as days can start off cool and get warmer, and make sure to include a waterproof jacket. Most importantly, bring YOURSELF and a smile. With the right amount of planning, your first day will run smoothly and you’ll be off to a great start on the first day of your academic career.

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Architecture

Social media accounts

The ADM Faculty is an innovative, creative and vibrant community both on campus and online. During your induction, you can stay up to date on social media for the latest news and events. We have a variety of accounts and group spaces where you can connect with fellow students and staff members.

Instagram (Course Director)

Instagram

Course Facebook group

@adm.ssa_team

mybcu

Birmingham City University Facebook

Mentors

Your Level Up mentors are really looking forward to meeting you!

During Welcome week, you will get meet your Level Up Mentors. Level Up is all about helping you in your transition to university life and getting you settled in. Level Up Mentors are current students at BCU and can help you find where you need to go during your Welcome Week, answer questions about the university or your course and are a friendly face if you’re ever feeling overwhelmed or just want to chat. Before you join us at here at BCU you will receive a call from a Level Up Mentor to check you have all the information you need and to answer any questions you might have before getting here.

If you would like to become a Mentor, there will be lots of opportunities for you to join the team. Just keep an eye out for announcements on Moodle.

International Students

If you are an international student, we are delighted to welcome you to the UK and Birmingham!

We will be offering flexible arrival time across the first four weeks of term to those who require it and you will be allowed to start at any point up until the eighth week of term to allow for any quarantine period imposed by the UK Government. Should you need to take advantage of this flexible arrival, BCU will do our best to support you to avoid falling behind on your studies and you will have access to online teaching at home.

The Faculty’s Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) are here to help you with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Our courses run online and at different venues to suit your interests and need. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.

Within the wider University, international students have access to a vast range of support services. The Careers team can help students with employability skills and the Centre for Academic Success supports students with English, maths and general study skills.

If you have any queries about your tuition fees, visa, healthcare or CV, applications and interviews etc, please visit this link: https://icity.bcu.ac.uk/internationaloffice/Where-do-I-need-to-go

BA (Hons) Landscape Architecture

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 14 September.

Start time

To ensure social distancing guidelines are adhered to, we will be splitting courses into smaller groups for their welcome and induction. More information about these sessions, along with a course handbook and any pre-arrival tasks, will be found on your virtual learning platform, Moodle. Links to your course Moodle are below, but please note that you need to complete enrolment in order to be able to access Moodle. If you have not yet started enrolment, please look out for an email telling you how to do this.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Landscape Architecture

All students must complete a Covid induction and self-assessment before they come to campus. The induction is available on Moodle via the link below – a password has been emailed to your BCU email address. A link for the self-assessment will be sent to your BCU email address w/c 7 September; this must be completed by 28 September.

Moodle – Covid induction

Course Leader

Lucas Hughes

Welcome message

I hope you are excited to join us for induction week! For many of you, this will be your first experience of higher education and the various opportunities that this presents. We have lots of fun and engaging activities planned to help you get a feel for the course and help your find your way around the campus and local areas, as well as your fellow students and the course tutors. You will likely find that your journey is a shared one.

Student Success Advisors welcome:

As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and advice you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing and will often help signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible.

You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential. You can also meet us within a group, talk to us online, over the phone or via email. As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions or if you just fancy a chat! It is our job to help you succeed, so let us know how you’re getting on. We wish you the very best of luck with your studies, and new adventure at BCU. Please email the team at admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk alternatively, you can book a 1-2-1 appointment with any of our staff members via Moodle. If you are the more social type and would prefer to interact with us this way, we are very active on Instagram and post daily motivational quotes, activities, games and information.

What should I bring on my first day?

Your first day at University is an exciting time but can also be slightly daunting. However, being prepared and knowing what to bring with you on your first day can help you to calm those nerves, have fun and enjoy your first experience of student life at BCU.

With that in mind, here is a list of things you should bring with you on your first day and some hints and tips to ensure you have a successful day!

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable – you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment.
  • Student ID card (login and password information) – this might seem obvious, but please remember that you need this daily to access all facilities in the university. It should also be visible at all times, so that you are easily identifiable as a BCU student.
  • Access to class timetables either on a device such as a phone, laptop or tablet or a printed version.
  • Folders for all modules.
  • Personal laptop or tablet (if you have one)
  • USB stick
  • Notepad and pen
  • Post it notes
  • And of course, a big bag to carry all these items in!

International students

In addition to everything listed above, our International students are advised to bring with them the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

Additional essentials

The weather in Birmingham can be unpredictable, even in summer! Bring some layers of lightweight clothing, as days can start off cool and get warmer, and make sure to include a waterproof jacket. Most importantly, bring YOURSELF and a smile. With the right amount of planning, your first day will run smoothly and you’ll be off to a great start on the first day of your academic career.

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Landscape Architecture

Social media accounts

The ADM Faculty is an innovative, creative and vibrant community both on campus and online. During your induction, you can stay up to date on social media for the latest news and events. We have a variety of accounts and group spaces where you can connect with fellow students and staff members.

Course Facebook group

@adm.ssa_team

mybcu

Birmingham City University Facebook

Mentors

Your Level Up mentors are really looking forward to meeting you!

During Welcome week, you will get meet your Level Up Mentors. Level Up is all about helping you in your transition to university life and getting you settled in. Level Up Mentors are current students at BCU and can help you find where you need to go during your Welcome Week, answer questions about the university or your course and are a friendly face if you’re ever feeling overwhelmed or just want to chat. Before you join us at here at BCU you will receive a call from a Level Up Mentor to check you have all the information you need and to answer any questions you might have before getting here.

If you would like to become a Mentor, there will be lots of opportunities for you to join the team. Just keep an eye out for announcements on Moodle.

International Students

If you are an international student, we are delighted to welcome you to the UK and Birmingham!

We will be offering flexible arrival time across the first four weeks of term to those who require it and you will be allowed to start at any point up until the eighth week of term to allow for any quarantine period imposed by the UK Government. Should you need to take advantage of this flexible arrival, BCU will do our best to support you to avoid falling behind on your studies and you will have access to online teaching at home.

The Faculty’s Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) are here to help you with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Our courses run online and at different venues to suit your interests and need. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.

Within the wider University, international students have access to a vast range of support services. The Careers team can help students with employability skills and the Centre for Academic Success supports students with English, maths and general study skills.

If you have any queries about your tuition fees, visa, healthcare or CV, applications and interviews etc, please visit this link: https://icity.bcu.ac.uk/internationaloffice/Where-do-I-need-to-go

BA (Hons) Design Management

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 14 September.

Start time

To ensure social distancing guidelines are adhered to, we will be splitting courses into smaller groups for their welcome and induction. More information about these sessions, along with a course handbook and any pre-arrival tasks, will be found on your virtual learning platform, Moodle. Links to your course Moodle are below, but please note that you need to complete enrolment in order to be able to access Moodle. If you have not yet started enrolment, please look out for an email telling you how to do this.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Design Management

All students must complete a Covid induction and self-assessment before they come to campus. The induction is available on Moodle via the link below – a password has been emailed to your BCU email address. A link for the self-assessment will be sent to your BCU email address w/c 7 September; this must be completed by 28 September.

Moodle – Covid induction

Course Leader

Nicholas Irvin

Welcome message

I am very excited to introduce the BA (Hons) Design Management Level 6 Top-up course and look forward to meeting you all!

During induction week and from week one of the teaching is a great opportunity to meet our extended ‘design management family’ and to break the ice with fellow colleagues.

The course promises to be challenging and engaging in a supportive and collaborative environment. I sincerely hope that you enjoy your experience on the course.

Please don’t hesitate to drop me an email should you have any questions. See you soon.

Kind Regards

Nick

Nicholas.irvin@bcu.ac.uk

Student Success Advisors welcome:

As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and advice you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing and will often help signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible.

You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential. You can also meet us within a group, talk to us online, over the phone or via email. As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions or if you just fancy a chat! It is our job to help you succeed, so let us know how you’re getting on. We wish you the very best of luck with your studies, and new adventure at BCU. Please email the team at admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk alternatively, you can book a 1-2-1 appointment with any of our staff members via Moodle. If you are the more social type and would prefer to interact with us this way, we are very active on Instagram and post daily motivational quotes, activities, games and information.

What should I bring on my first day?

Your first day at University is an exciting time but can also be slightly daunting. However, being prepared and knowing what to bring with you on your first day can help you to calm those nerves, have fun and enjoy your first experience of student life at BCU.

With that in mind, here is a list of things you should bring with you on your first day and some hints and tips to ensure you have a successful day!

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable – you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment.
  • Student ID card (login and password information) – this might seem obvious, but please remember that you need this daily to access all facilities in the university. It should also be visible at all times, so that you are easily identifiable as a BCU student.
  • Access to class timetables either on a device such as a phone, laptop or tablet or a printed version.
  • Folders for all modules.
  • Personal laptop or tablet (if you have one)
  • USB stick
  • Notepad and pen
  • Post it notes
  • And of course, a big bag to carry all these items in!

International students

In addition to everything listed above, our International students are advised to bring with them the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

Additional essentials

The weather in Birmingham can be unpredictable, even in summer! Bring some layers of lightweight clothing, as days can start off cool and get warmer, and make sure to include a waterproof jacket. Most importantly, bring YOURSELF and a smile. With the right amount of planning, your first day will run smoothly and you’ll be off to a great start on the first day of your academic career.

Essential equipment

Mac or PC laptop/notepad/iPad and stationery materials for note taking and class/workshop-based activities.

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Design Management

Social media accounts

The ADM Faculty is an innovative, creative and vibrant community both on campus and online. During your induction, you can stay up to date on social media for the latest news and events. We have a variety of accounts and group spaces where you can connect with fellow students and staff members.

Facebook

Course Facebook group

@adm.ssa_team

mybcu

Birmingham City University Facebook

Mentors

Your Level Up mentors are really looking forward to meeting you!

During Welcome week, you will get meet your Level Up Mentors. Level Up is all about helping you in your transition to university life and getting you settled in. Level Up Mentors are current students at BCU and can help you find where you need to go during your Welcome Week, answer questions about the university or your course and are a friendly face if you’re ever feeling overwhelmed or just want to chat. Before you join us at here at BCU you will receive a call from a Level Up Mentor to check you have all the information you need and to answer any questions you might have before getting here.

If you would like to become a Mentor, there will be lots of opportunities for you to join the team. Just keep an eye out for announcements on Moodle.

International Students

If you are an international student, we are delighted to welcome you to the UK and Birmingham!

We will be offering flexible arrival time across the first four weeks of term to those who require it and you will be allowed to start at any point up until the eighth week of term to allow for any quarantine period imposed by the UK Government. Should you need to take advantage of this flexible arrival, BCU will do our best to support you to avoid falling behind on your studies and you will have access to online teaching at home.

The Faculty’s Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) are here to help you with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Our courses run online and at different venues to suit your interests and need. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.

Within the wider University, international students have access to a vast range of support services. The Careers team can help students with employability skills and the Centre for Academic Success supports students with English, maths and general study skills.

If you have any queries about your tuition fees, visa, healthcare or CV, applications and interviews etc, please visit this link: https://icity.bcu.ac.uk/internationaloffice/Where-do-I-need-to-go

BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 14 September.

Start time

To ensure social distancing guidelines are adhered to, we will be splitting courses into smaller groups for their welcome and induction. More information about these sessions, along with a course handbook and any pre-arrival tasks, will be found on your virtual learning platform, Moodle. Links to your course Moodle are below, but please note that you need to complete enrolment in order to be able to access Moodle. If you have not yet started enrolment, please look out for an email telling you how to do this.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design

All students must complete a Covid induction and self-assessment before they come to campus. The induction is available on Moodle via the link below – a password has been emailed to your BCU email address. A link for the self-assessment will be sent to your BCU email address w/c 7 September; this must be completed by 28 September.

Moodle – Covid induction

Course Leader

Christopher Maloney

Welcome message

Hi there,

Welcome to BA Interior Architecture and Design! We hope you are excited to join us for welcome week! We have lots of engaging activities planned to help you find your way around the school and campus and also to enable you to meet your peers and tutors.

Student Success Advisors welcome:

As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and advice you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing and will often help signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible.

You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential. You can also meet us within a group, talk to us online, over the phone or via email. As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions or if you just fancy a chat! It is our job to help you succeed, so let us know how you’re getting on. We wish you the very best of luck with your studies, and new adventure at BCU. Please email the team at admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk alternatively, you can book a 1-2-1 appointment with any of our staff members via Moodle. If you are the more social type and would prefer to interact with us this way, we are very active on Instagram and post daily motivational quotes, activities, games and information.

What should I bring on my first day?

Your first day at University is an exciting time but can also be slightly daunting. However, being prepared and knowing what to bring with you on your first day can help you to calm those nerves, have fun and enjoy your first experience of student life at BCU.

With that in mind, here is a list of things you should bring with you on your first day and some hints and tips to ensure you have a successful day!

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable – you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment.
  • Student ID card (login and password information) – this might seem obvious, but please remember that you need this daily to access all facilities in the university. It should also be visible at all times, so that you are easily identifiable as a BCU student.
  • Access to class timetables either on a device such as a phone, laptop or tablet or a printed version.
  • Folders for all modules.
  • Personal laptop or tablet (if you have one)
  • USB stick
  • Notepad and pen
  • Post it notes
  • And of course, a big bag to carry all these items in!

International students

In addition to everything listed above, our International students are advised to bring with them the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

Additional essentials

The weather in Birmingham can be unpredictable, even in summer! Bring some layers of lightweight clothing, as days can start off cool and get warmer, and make sure to include a waterproof jacket. Most importantly, bring YOURSELF and a smile. With the right amount of planning, your first day will run smoothly and you’ll be off to a great start on the first day of your academic career.

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design

Social Media

The ADM Faculty is an innovative, creative and vibrant community both on campus and online. During your induction, you can stay up to date on social media for the latest news and events. We have a variety of accounts and group spaces where you can connect with fellow students and staff members.

Course Facebook group

@adm.ssa_team

mybcu

Birmingham City University Facebook

Mentors

Your Level Up mentors are really looking forward to meeting you!

During Welcome week, you will get meet your Level Up Mentors. Level Up is all about helping you in your transition to university life and getting you settled in. Level Up Mentors are current students at BCU and can help you find where you need to go during your Welcome Week, answer questions about the university or your course and are a friendly face if you’re ever feeling overwhelmed or just want to chat. Before you join us at here at BCU you will receive a call from a Level Up Mentor to check you have all the information you need and to answer any questions you might have before getting here.

If you would like to become a Mentor, there will be lots of opportunities for you to join the team. Just keep an eye out for announcements on Moodle.

International Students

If you are an international student, we are delighted to welcome you to the UK and Birmingham!

We will be offering flexible arrival time across the first four weeks of term to those who require it and you will be allowed to start at any point up until the eighth week of term to allow for any quarantine period imposed by the UK Government. Should you need to take advantage of this flexible arrival, BCU will do our best to support you to avoid falling behind on your studies and you will have access to online teaching at home.

The Faculty’s Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) are here to help you with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Our courses run online and at different venues to suit your interests and need. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.

Within the wider University, international students have access to a vast range of support services. The Careers team can help students with employability skills and the Centre for Academic Success supports students with English, maths and general study skills.

If you have any queries about your tuition fees, visa, healthcare or CV, applications and interviews etc, please visit this link: https://icity.bcu.ac.uk/internationaloffice/Where-do-I-need-to-go

BA (Hons) Product and Furniture Design

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 14 September.

Start time

To ensure social distancing guidelines are adhered to, we will be splitting courses into smaller groups for their welcome and induction. More information about these sessions, along with a course handbook and any pre-arrival tasks, will be found on your virtual learning platform, Moodle. Links to your course Moodle are below, but please note that you need to complete enrolment in order to be able to access Moodle. If you have not yet started enrolment, please look out for an email telling you how to do this.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Product and Furniture Design

All students must complete a Covid induction and self-assessment before they come to campus. The induction is available on Moodle via the link below – a password has been emailed to your BCU email address. A link for the self-assessment will be sent to your BCU email address w/c 7 September; this must be completed by 28 September.

Moodle – Covid induction

Course Leader

Jason Nicholson

Welcome message

Welcome to the BA (Hons) Product & Furniture Design course! 

The first week of the course will provide an introduction and induction to University life, the Faculty, and the course. During this week you will have the opportunity to engage in a series of introductory tasks which will prepare you for life as a Product & Furniture Design student, whilst also allowing you to get to know your tutors, classmates, and surroundings.

Student Success Advisors welcome:

As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and advice you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing and will often help signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible.

You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential. You can also meet us within a group, talk to us online, over the phone or via email. As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions or if you just fancy a chat! It is our job to help you succeed, so let us know how you’re getting on. We wish you the very best of luck with your studies, and new adventure at BCU. Please email the team at admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk alternatively, you can book a 1-2-1 appointment with any of our staff members via Moodle. If you are the more social type and would prefer to interact with us this way, we are very active on Instagram and post daily motivational quotes, activities, games and information.

What should I bring on my first day?

Your first day at University is an exciting time but can also be slightly daunting. However, being prepared and knowing what to bring with you on your first day can help you to calm those nerves, have fun and enjoy your first experience of student life at BCU.

With that in mind, here is a list of things you should bring with you on your first day and some hints and tips to ensure you have a successful day!

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable – you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment.
  • Student ID card (login and password information) – this might seem obvious, but please remember that you need this daily to access all facilities in the university. It should also be visible at all times, so that you are easily identifiable as a BCU student.
  • Access to class timetables either on a device such as a phone, laptop or tablet or a printed version.
  • Folders for all modules.
  • Personal laptop or tablet (if you have one)
  • USB stick
  • Notepad and pen
  • Post it notes
  • And of course, a big bag to carry all these items in!

International students

In addition to everything listed above, our International students are advised to bring with them the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

Additional essentials

The weather in Birmingham can be unpredictable, even in summer! Bring some layers of lightweight clothing, as days can start off cool and get warmer, and make sure to include a waterproof jacket. Most importantly, bring YOURSELF and a smile. With the right amount of planning, your first day will run smoothly and you’ll be off to a great start on the first day of your academic career.

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Product and Furniture Design

Social media accounts

The ADM Faculty is an innovative, creative and vibrant community both on campus and online. During your induction, you can stay up to date on social media for the latest news and events. We have a variety of accounts and group spaces where you can connect with fellow students and staff members.

Course Facbook Group

Instagram

@adm.ssa_team

mybcu

Birmingham City University Facebook

Mentors

Your Level Up mentors are really looking forward to meeting you!

During Welcome week, you will get meet your Level Up Mentors. Level Up is all about helping you in your transition to university life and getting you settled in. Level Up Mentors are current students at BCU and can help you find where you need to go during your Welcome Week, answer questions about the university or your course and are a friendly face if you’re ever feeling overwhelmed or just want to chat. Before you join us at here at BCU you will receive a call from a Level Up Mentor to check you have all the information you need and to answer any questions you might have before getting here.

If you would like to become a Mentor, there will be lots of opportunities for you to join the team. Just keep an eye out for announcements on Moodle.

International Students

If you are an international student, we are delighted to welcome you to the UK and Birmingham!

We will be offering flexible arrival time across the first four weeks of term to those who require it and you will be allowed to start at any point up until the eighth week of term to allow for any quarantine period imposed by the UK Government. Should you need to take advantage of this flexible arrival, BCU will do our best to support you to avoid falling behind on your studies and you will have access to online teaching at home.

The Faculty’s Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) are here to help you with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Our courses run online and at different venues to suit your interests and need. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.

Within the wider University, international students have access to a vast range of support services. The Careers team can help students with employability skills and the Centre for Academic Success supports students with English, maths and general study skills.

If you have any queries about your tuition fees, visa, healthcare or CV, applications and interviews etc, please visit this link: https://icity.bcu.ac.uk/internationaloffice/Where-do-I-need-to-go

BA (Hons) Design for Future Living

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 14 September.

Start time

To ensure social distancing guidelines are adhered to, we will be splitting courses into smaller groups for their welcome and induction. More information about these sessions, along with a course handbook and any pre-arrival tasks, will be found on your virtual learning platform, Moodle. Links to your course Moodle are below, but please note that you need to complete enrolment in order to be able to access Moodle. If you have not yet started enrolment, please look out for an email telling you how to do this.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Design for Future Living

All students must complete a Covid induction and self-assessment before they come to campus. The induction is available on Moodle via the link below – a password has been emailed to your BCU email address. A link for the self-assessment will be sent to your BCU email address w/c 7 September; this must be completed by 28 September.

Moodle – Covid induction

Course Leader

Matthew Jones

Welcome message

Dear first year Design for Future Living student,

Welcome to the Birmingham School of Architecture and Design (BSOAD).

We look forward to working with you this year and helping you to build your skills as you start to develop your career through our ground breaking course, BA (Hons) Design for Future Living.

We have an exciting induction week planned to help you get to know one another, the course and the School.

We look forward to meeting you!

Student Success Advisors welcome:

As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and advice you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing and will often help signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible.

You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential. You can also meet us within a group, talk to us online, over the phone or via email. As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions or if you just fancy a chat! It is our job to help you succeed, so let us know how you’re getting on. We wish you the very best of luck with your studies, and new adventure at BCU. Please email the team at admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk alternatively, you can book a 1-2-1 appointment with any of our staff members via Moodle. If you are the more social type and would prefer to interact with us this way, we are very active on Instagram and post daily motivational quotes, activities, games and information.

What should I bring on my first day?

Your first day at University is an exciting time but can also be slightly daunting. However, being prepared and knowing what to bring with you on your first day can help you to calm those nerves, have fun and enjoy your first experience of student life at BCU.

With that in mind, here is a list of things you should bring with you on your first day and some hints and tips to ensure you have a successful day!

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable – you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment.
  • Student ID card (login and password information) – this might seem obvious, but please remember that you need this daily to access all facilities in the university. It should also be visible at all times, so that you are easily identifiable as a BCU student.
  • Access to class timetables either on a device such as a phone, laptop or tablet or a printed version.
  • Folders for all modules.
  • Personal laptop or tablet (if you have one)
  • USB stick
  • Notepad and pen
  • Post it notes
  • And of course, a big bag to carry all these items in!

International students

In addition to everything listed above, our International students are advised to bring with them the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

Additional essentials

The weather in Birmingham can be unpredictable, even in summer! Bring some layers of lightweight clothing, as days can start off cool and get warmer, and make sure to include a waterproof jacket. Most importantly, bring YOURSELF and a smile. With the right amount of planning, your first day will run smoothly and you’ll be off to a great start on the first day of your academic career.

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Design for Future Living

Social media accounts

The ADM Faculty is an innovative, creative and vibrant community both on campus and online. During your induction, you can stay up to date on social media for the latest news and events. We have a variety of accounts and group spaces where you can connect with fellow students and staff members.

Course Facebook group

Twitter

@adm.ssa_team

mybcu

Birmingham City University Facebook

Mentors

Your Level Up mentors are really looking forward to meeting you!

During Welcome week, you will get meet your Level Up Mentors. Level Up is all about helping you in your transition to university life and getting you settled in. Level Up Mentors are current students at BCU and can help you find where you need to go during your Welcome Week, answer questions about the university or your course and are a friendly face if you’re ever feeling overwhelmed or just want to chat. Before you join us at here at BCU you will receive a call from a Level Up Mentor to check you have all the information you need and to answer any questions you might have before getting here.

If you would like to become a Mentor, there will be lots of opportunities for you to join the team. Just keep an eye out for announcements on Moodle.

International Students

If you are an international student, we are delighted to welcome you to the UK and Birmingham!

We will be offering flexible arrival time across the first four weeks of term to those who require it and you will be allowed to start at any point up until the eighth week of term to allow for any quarantine period imposed by the UK Government. Should you need to take advantage of this flexible arrival, BCU will do our best to support you to avoid falling behind on your studies and you will have access to online teaching at home.

The Faculty’s Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) are here to help you with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Our courses run online and at different venues to suit your interests and need. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.

Within the wider University, international students have access to a vast range of support services. The Careers team can help students with employability skills and the Centre for Academic Success supports students with English, maths and general study skills.

If you have any queries about your tuition fees, visa, healthcare or CV, applications and interviews etc, please visit this link: https://icity.bcu.ac.uk/internationaloffice/Where-do-I-need-to-go

Birmingham School of Art Foundation courses

Courses

This information applies to the following courses:

  • BA (Hons) Fine Art with a Foundation Year
  • BA (Hons) Art and Design with a Foundation Year
  • BA (Hons) Design for Performance: Theatre, Film and Live Events with a Foundation Year
  • BA (Hons) Graphic Communication with a Foundation Year
  • BA (Hons) Illustration with a Foundation Year
  • BA (Hons) Photography with a Foundation Year
Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 14 September.

Start time

To ensure social distancing guidelines are adhered to, we will be splitting courses into smaller groups for their welcome and induction. More information about these sessions, along with a course handbook and any pre-arrival tasks, will be found on your virtual learning platform, Moodle. Links to your course Moodle are below, but please note that you need to complete enrolment in order to be able to access Moodle. If you have not yet started enrolment, please look out for an email telling you how to do this.

Moodle - School of Art and School of Visual Communication Foundation Years

All students must complete a Covid induction and self-assessment before they come to campus. The induction is available on Moodle via the link below – a password has been emailed to your BCU email address. A link for the self-assessment will be sent to your BCU email address w/c 7 September; this must be completed by 28 September.

Moodle – Covid induction

Course Leader

Jo Newman

Welcome message

The focus for your first week will be orientation and integration. We will introduce you to the School of Art through informal course social activities and will kick start your Foundation course through general presentations that outline what’s ahead for the year. You will have the opportunity to ask questions throughout the week to help you address any concerns or confusions about the course as well as any general settling in queries.

We will also introduce you to Birmingham to help you navigate the immediate area close to where you will be studying.

We look forward to meeting you during Welcome Week

Student Success Advisors welcome:

As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and advice you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing and will often help signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible.

You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential. You can also meet us within a group, talk to us online, over the phone or via email. As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions or if you just fancy a chat! It is our job to help you succeed, so let us know how you’re getting on. We wish you the very best of luck with your studies, and new adventure at BCU. Please email the team at admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk alternatively, you can book a 1-2-1 appointment with any of our staff members via Moodle. If you are the more social type and would prefer to interact with us this way, we are very active on Instagram and post daily motivational quotes, activities, games and information.

What should I bring on my first day?

Your first day at University is an exciting time but can also be slightly daunting. However, being prepared and knowing what to bring with you on your first day can help you to calm those nerves, have fun and enjoy your first experience of student life at BCU.

With that in mind, here is a list of things you should bring with you on your first day and some hints and tips to ensure you have a successful day!

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable – you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment.
  • Student ID card (login and password information) – this might seem obvious, but please remember that you need this daily to access all facilities in the university. It should also be visible at all times, so that you are easily identifiable as a BCU student.
  • Access to class timetables either on a device such as a phone, laptop or tablet or a printed version.
  • Folders for all modules.
  • Personal laptop or tablet (if you have one)
  • USB stick
  • Notepad and pen
  • Post it notes
  • And of course, a big bag to carry all these items in!

International students

In addition to everything listed above, our International students are advised to bring with them the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

Additional essentials

The weather in Birmingham can be unpredictable, even in summer! Bring some layers of lightweight clothing, as days can start off cool and get warmer, and make sure to include a waterproof jacket. Most importantly, bring YOURSELF and a smile. With the right amount of planning, your first day will run smoothly and you’ll be off to a great start on the first day of your academic career.

Essential equipment

We will discuss essential equipment in more depth during welcome week so please do not rush out and spend too much too quickly. There is plenty of time to focus on the development of your ‘tool kit’ and there will also be supporing materials provided by us throughout the year.

If you are planning ahead, aim to invest in a personal laptop which will support you throughout your entire BA Course and beyond.

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle - School of Art and School of Visual Communication Foundation Years

Social media accounts

The ADM Faculty is an innovative, creative and vibrant community both on campus and online. During your induction, you can stay up to date on social media for the latest news and events. We have a variety of accounts and group spaces where you can connect with fellow students and staff members.

Course Facebook group

Instagram: @bcufoundation

Instagram: @momentsatmargaretstreet

Instagram: @bcuillustration

Instagram: @bcu_designforperformance

Instagram: @bcu_graphics

Instagram: @bcuphoto

Instagram: @bcu_artanddesign

Instagram: @Angry_margaret

@adm.ssa_team

mybcu

Birmingham City University Facebook

Mentors

Your Level Up mentors are really looking forward to meeting you!

During Welcome week, you will get meet your Level Up Mentors. Level Up is all about helping you in your transition to university life and getting you settled in. Level Up Mentors are current students at BCU and can help you find where you need to go during your Welcome Week, answer questions about the university or your course and are a friendly face if you’re ever feeling overwhelmed or just want to chat. Before you join us at here at BCU you will receive a call from a Level Up Mentor to check you have all the information you need and to answer any questions you might have before getting here.

If you would like to become a Mentor, there will be lots of opportunities for you to join the team. Just keep an eye out for announcements on Moodle.

International Students

If you are an international student, we are delighted to welcome you to the UK and Birmingham!

We will be offering flexible arrival time across the first four weeks of term to those who require it and you will be allowed to start at any point up until the eighth week of term to allow for any quarantine period imposed by the UK Government. Should you need to take advantage of this flexible arrival, BCU will do our best to support you to avoid falling behind on your studies and you will have access to online teaching at home.

The Faculty’s Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) are here to help you with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Our courses run online and at different venues to suit your interests and need. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.

Within the wider University, international students have access to a vast range of support services. The Careers team can help students with employability skills and the Centre for Academic Success supports students with English, maths and general study skills.

If you have any queries about your tuition fees, visa, healthcare or CV, applications and interviews etc, please visit this link: https://icity.bcu.ac.uk/internationaloffice/Where-do-I-need-to-go

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 14 September.

Start time

To ensure social distancing guidelines are adhered to, we will be splitting courses into smaller groups for their welcome and induction. More information about these sessions, along with a course handbook and any pre-arrival tasks, will be found on your virtual learning platform, Moodle. Links to your course Moodle are below, but please note that you need to complete enrolment in order to be able to access Moodle. If you have not yet started enrolment, please look out for an email telling you how to do this.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Fine Art

All students must complete a Covid induction and self-assessment before they come to campus. The induction is available on Moodle via the link below – a password has been emailed to your BCU email address. A link for the self-assessment will be sent to your BCU email address w/c 7 September; this must be completed by 28 September.

Moodle – Covid induction

Course Leader

Lee Hewett

Level 4 Fine Art Co-ordinator

Welcome message

Hello and welcome to Birmingham School of Art.

I hope you are excited to join us for welcome week at Birmingham School of Art! The focus of your first week is orientation and intergration – you will learn to navigate your your way around the school, the city and also meet and get to know your peers and tutors on the course. There will be general presentations that outline the year ahead, general IT inductions, as well as an introduction to your first module ‘Context, methods and Making’. Additionally there will also be range of engaging practical activities planned where we will start making work and activating the studio spaces.

We will also introduce you to Birmingham and help you navigate the immediate area close to where you will be studying. Of course you will also have the opportunity to ask questions throughout the week to help address any concerns or issues you may have.

We look forward to meeting you all in Septermber.

Student Success Advisors welcome:

As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and advice you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing and will often help signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible.

You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential. You can also meet us within a group, talk to us online, over the phone or via email. As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions or if you just fancy a chat! It is our job to help you succeed, so let us know how you’re getting on. We wish you the very best of luck with your studies, and new adventure at BCU. Please email the team at admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk alternatively, you can book a 1-2-1 appointment with any of our staff members via Moodle. If you are the more social type and would prefer to interact with us this way, we are very active on Instagram and post daily motivational quotes, activities, games and information.

What should I bring on my first day?

Your first day at University is an exciting time but can also be slightly daunting. However, being prepared and knowing what to bring with you on your first day can help you to calm those nerves, have fun and enjoy your first experience of student life at BCU.

With that in mind, here is a list of things you should bring with you on your first day and some hints and tips to ensure you have a successful day!

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable – you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment.
  • Student ID card (login and password information) – this might seem obvious, but please remember that you need this daily to access all facilities in the university. It should also be visible at all times, so that you are easily identifiable as a BCU student.
  • Access to class timetables either on a device such as a phone, laptop or tablet or a printed version.
  • Folders for all modules.
  • Personal laptop or tablet (if you have one)
  • USB stick
  • Notepad and pen
  • Post it notes
  • And of course, a big bag to carry all these items in!

International students

In addition to everything listed above, our International students are advised to bring with them the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

Additional essentials

The weather in Birmingham can be unpredictable, even in summer! Bring some layers of lightweight clothing, as days can start off cool and get warmer, and make sure to include a waterproof jacket. Most importantly, bring YOURSELF and a smile. With the right amount of planning, your first day will run smoothly and you’ll be off to a great start on the first day of your academic career.

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Fine Art

Social media accounts

The ADM Faculty is an innovative, creative and vibrant community both on campus and online. During your induction, you can stay up to date on social media for the latest news and events. We have a variety of accounts and group spaces where you can connect with fellow students and staff members.

Course Facebook group

Instagram

@adm.ssa_team

mybcu

Birmingham City University Facebook

Mentors

Your Level Up mentors are really looking forward to meeting you!

During Welcome week, you will get meet your Level Up Mentors. Level Up is all about helping you in your transition to university life and getting you settled in. Level Up Mentors are current students at BCU and can help you find where you need to go during your Welcome Week, answer questions about the university or your course and are a friendly face if you’re ever feeling overwhelmed or just want to chat. Before you join us at here at BCU you will receive a call from a Level Up Mentor to check you have all the information you need and to answer any questions you might have before getting here.

If you would like to become a Mentor, there will be lots of opportunities for you to join the team. Just keep an eye out for announcements on Moodle.

International Students

If you are an international student, we are delighted to welcome you to the UK and Birmingham!

We will be offering flexible arrival time across the first four weeks of term to those who require it and you will be allowed to start at any point up until the eighth week of term to allow for any quarantine period imposed by the UK Government. Should you need to take advantage of this flexible arrival, BCU will do our best to support you to avoid falling behind on your studies and you will have access to online teaching at home.

The Faculty’s Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) are here to help you with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Our courses run online and at different venues to suit your interests and need. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.

Within the wider University, international students have access to a vast range of support services. The Careers team can help students with employability skills and the Centre for Academic Success supports students with English, maths and general study skills.

If you have any queries about your tuition fees, visa, healthcare or CV, applications and interviews etc, please visit this link: https://icity.bcu.ac.uk/internationaloffice/Where-do-I-need-to-go

BA (Hons) Art and Design

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 14 September.

Start time

To ensure social distancing guidelines are adhered to, we will be splitting courses into smaller groups for their welcome and induction. More information about these sessions, along with a course handbook and any pre-arrival tasks, will be found on your virtual learning platform, Moodle. Links to your course Moodle are below, but please note that you need to complete enrolment in order to be able to access Moodle. If you have not yet started enrolment, please look out for an email telling you how to do this.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Art and Design

All students must complete a Covid induction and self-assessment before they come to campus. The induction is available on Moodle via the link below – a password has been emailed to your BCU email address. A link for the self-assessment will be sent to your BCU email address w/c 7 September; this must be completed by 28 September.

Moodle – Covid induction

Course Leader

Gareth Proskourine-Barnnett

Welcome message

Hello! I hope you are excited about joining us for induction week at the School of Art. We have a really exciting program lined up to introduce you to the building, the facilities, your peers, the tutors and a magical city tour. We hope you are excited - we are really looking forward to meeting you all in September.

Student Success Advisors welcome:

As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and advice you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing and will often help signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible.

You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential. You can also meet us within a group, talk to us online, over the phone or via email. As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions or if you just fancy a chat! It is our job to help you succeed, so let us know how you’re getting on. We wish you the very best of luck with your studies, and new adventure at BCU. Please email the team at admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk alternatively, you can book a 1-2-1 appointment with any of our staff members via Moodle. If you are the more social type and would prefer to interact with us this way, we are very active on Instagram and post daily motivational quotes, activities, games and information.

What should I bring on my first day?

Your first day at University is an exciting time but can also be slightly daunting. However, being prepared and knowing what to bring with you on your first day can help you to calm those nerves, have fun and enjoy your first experience of student life at BCU.

With that in mind, here is a list of things you should bring with you on your first day and some hints and tips to ensure you have a successful day!

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable – you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment.
  • Student ID card (login and password information) – this might seem obvious, but please remember that you need this daily to access all facilities in the university. It should also be visible at all times, so that you are easily identifiable as a BCU student.
  • Access to class timetables either on a device such as a phone, laptop or tablet or a printed version.
  • Folders for all modules.
  • Personal laptop or tablet (if you have one)
  • USB stick
  • Notepad and pen
  • Post it notes
  • And of course, a big bag to carry all these items in!

International students

In addition to everything listed above, our International students are advised to bring with them the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

Additional essentials

The weather in Birmingham can be unpredictable, even in summer! Bring some layers of lightweight clothing, as days can start off cool and get warmer, and make sure to include a waterproof jacket. Most importantly, bring YOURSELF and a smile. With the right amount of planning, your first day will run smoothly and you’ll be off to a great start on the first day of your academic career.

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Art and Design

Social media accounts

The ADM Faculty is an innovative, creative and vibrant community both on campus and online. During your induction, you can stay up to date on social media for the latest news and events. We have a variety of accounts and group spaces where you can connect with fellow students and staff members.

Course Facebook group

Instagram: @momentsatmargaretstreet

Instagram: @nightschoolart

Instagram: @baaadpress

Instagram: @angry_margaret

@adm.ssa_team

mybcu

Birmingham City University Facebook

Mentors

Your Level Up mentors are really looking forward to meeting you!

During Welcome week, you will get meet your Level Up Mentors. Level Up is all about helping you in your transition to university life and getting you settled in. Level Up Mentors are current students at BCU and can help you find where you need to go during your Welcome Week, answer questions about the university or your course and are a friendly face if you’re ever feeling overwhelmed or just want to chat. Before you join us at here at BCU you will receive a call from a Level Up Mentor to check you have all the information you need and to answer any questions you might have before getting here.

If you would like to become a Mentor, there will be lots of opportunities for you to join the team. Just keep an eye out for announcements on Moodle.

International Students

If you are an international student, we are delighted to welcome you to the UK and Birmingham!

We will be offering flexible arrival time across the first four weeks of term to those who require it and you will be allowed to start at any point up until the eighth week of term to allow for any quarantine period imposed by the UK Government. Should you need to take advantage of this flexible arrival, BCU will do our best to support you to avoid falling behind on your studies and you will have access to online teaching at home.

The Faculty’s Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) are here to help you with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Our courses run online and at different venues to suit your interests and need. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.

Within the wider University, international students have access to a vast range of support services. The Careers team can help students with employability skills and the Centre for Academic Success supports students with English, maths and general study skills.

If you have any queries about your tuition fees, visa, healthcare or CV, applications and interviews etc, please visit this link: https://icity.bcu.ac.uk/internationaloffice/Where-do-I-need-to-go

School of English: All BA and Foundation Year courses

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 14 September.

Start time

To ensure social distancing guidelines are adhered to, we will be splitting courses into smaller groups for their welcome and induction. More information about these sessions, along with a course handbook and any pre-arrival tasks, will be found on your virtual learning platform, Moodle. Links to your course Moodle are below, but please note that you need to complete enrolment in order to be able to access Moodle. If you have not yet started enrolment, please look out for an email telling you how to do this.

Moodle - School of English

Moodle - School of English Foundation Year

All students must complete a Covid induction and self-assessment before they come to campus. The induction is available on Moodle via the link below – a password has been emailed to your BCU email address. A link for the self-assessment will be sent to your BCU email address w/c 7 September; this must be completed by 28 September.

Moodle – Covid induction

Course Leader

Dr Joseph Anderton

Welcome message

Welcome to the School of English at Birmingham City University! We appreciate that making the transition from Further Education to Higher Education can be a daunting prospect. But it is also an exciting one, as you embark on a life-changing journey both academically and socially. In order to help our students succeed, we support them in a variety of ways over the course of their degree, from academic guidance to help about career paths and more.

A key part of this support at the beginning of your degree is Welcome Week, a pre-induction programme where we organise a variety of activities to help you settle in and introduce you to university life. More information about Welcome Week is available at http://www.bcu.ac.uk/student-info/welcome-week.

University is a brilliant experience and one that will stay with you long after you graduate. We look forward to seeing you around the School and eagerly anticipate your year group of talented, driven and enthusiastic students.

Student Success Advisors welcome:

As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and advice you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing and will often help signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible.

You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential. You can also meet us within a group, talk to us online, over the phone or via email. As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions or if you just fancy a chat! It is our job to help you succeed, so let us know how you’re getting on. We wish you the very best of luck with your studies, and new adventure at BCU. Please email the team at admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk alternatively, you can book a 1-2-1 appointment with any of our staff members via Moodle. If you are the more social type and would prefer to interact with us this way, we are very active on Instagram and post daily motivational quotes, activities, games and information.

What should I bring on my first day?

Your first day at University is an exciting time but can also be slightly daunting. However, being prepared and knowing what to bring with you on your first day can help you to calm those nerves, have fun and enjoy your first experience of student life at BCU.

We do not want you to be loaded up on your first day with all your equipment. Please see below for what to bring on day one:

  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Note pad
  • Student ID
  • Student card
  • Pre-arrival activities

Additional essentials

The weather in Birmingham can be unpredictable, even in summer! Bring some layers of lightweight clothing, as days can start off cool and get warmer, and make sure to include a waterproof jacket. Most importantly, bring YOURSELF and a smile. With the right amount of planning, your first day will run smoothly and you’ll be off to a great start on the first day of your academic career.

Equipment

An English degree is fairly light on equipment, but here are some things that might make your degree a bit more manageable: 

  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Highlighters
  • Folders
  • Note pads
  • Calendar/diary
  • USB stick
  • Post-it notes/sticky labels
  • Laptop 
Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle - School of English

Moodle - School of English Foundation Year

Social media accounts

The ADM Faculty is an innovative, creative and vibrant community both on campus and online. During your induction, you can stay up to date on social media for the latest news and events. We have a variety of accounts and group spaces where you can connect with fellow students and staff members.

BA courses Facebook group

Foundation Year courses Facebook group

Twitter

@adm.ssa_team

mybcu

Birmingham City University Facebook

Mentors

Your Level Up mentors are really looking forward to meeting you!

During Welcome week, you will get meet your Level Up Mentors. Level Up is all about helping you in your transition to university life and getting you settled in. Level Up Mentors are current students at BCU and can help you find where you need to go during your Welcome Week, answer questions about the university or your course and are a friendly face if you’re ever feeling overwhelmed or just want to chat. Before you join us at here at BCU you will receive a call from a Level Up Mentor to check you have all the information you need and to answer any questions you might have before getting here.

If you would like to become a Mentor, there will be lots of opportunities for you to join the team. Just keep an eye out for announcements on Moodle.

International Students

If you are an international student, we are delighted to welcome you to the UK and Birmingham!

We will be offering flexible arrival time across the first four weeks of term to those who require it and you will be allowed to start at any point up until the eighth week of term to allow for any quarantine period imposed by the UK Government. Should you need to take advantage of this flexible arrival, BCU will do our best to support you to avoid falling behind on your studies and you will have access to online teaching at home.

The Faculty’s Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) are here to help you with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Our courses run online and at different venues to suit your interests and need. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.

Within the wider University, international students have access to a vast range of support services. The Careers team can help students with employability skills and the Centre for Academic Success supports students with English, maths and general study skills.

If you have any queries about your tuition fees, visa, healthcare or CV, applications and interviews etc, please visit this link: https://icity.bcu.ac.uk/internationaloffice/Where-do-I-need-to-go

School of Fashion and Textiles Foundation Year (Four year course)

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 14 September.

Start time

To ensure social distancing guidelines are adhered to, we will be splitting courses into smaller groups for their welcome and induction. More information about these sessions, along with a course handbook and any pre-arrival tasks, will be found on your virtual learning platform, Moodle. Links to your course Moodle are below, but please note that you need to complete enrolment in order to be able to access Moodle. If you have not yet started enrolment, please look out for an email telling you how to do this.

Moodle - School of Fashion and Textiles Foundation Year

All students must complete a Covid induction and self-assessment before they come to campus. The induction is available on Moodle via the link below – a password has been emailed to your BCU email address. A link for the self-assessment will be sent to your BCU email address w/c 7 September; this must be completed by 28 September.

Moodle – Covid induction

Course Leader

Louise Martin

Welcome message

I hope you are excited to join us for induction week! We have lots of fun and engaging activities planned to enable you to meet your peers and tutors.

The fashion and textile foundation course is an exciting step towards your chosen degree path, an opportunity for you to develop skills, which will start to equip your professional journey.

We will excite, engage and challenge you, helping you to develop a great aesthetic and enthusiasm to learn.

Student Success Advisors welcome:

As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and advice you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing and will often help signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible.

You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential. You can also meet us within a group, talk to us online, over the phone or via email. As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions or if you just fancy a chat! It is our job to help you succeed, so let us know how you’re getting on. We wish you the very best of luck with your studies, and new adventure at BCU. Please email the team at admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk alternatively, you can book a 1-2-1 appointment with any of our staff members via Moodle. If you are the more social type and would prefer to interact with us this way, we are very active on Instagram and post daily motivational quotes, activities, games and information.

What should I bring on my first day?

Your first day at University is an exciting time but can also be slightly daunting. However, being prepared and knowing what to bring with you on your first day can help you to calm those nerves, have fun and enjoy your first experience of student life at BCU.

With that in mind, here is a list of things you should bring with you on your first day and some hints and tips to ensure you have a successful day!

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable – you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment.
  • Student ID card (login and password information) – this might seem obvious, but please remember that you need this daily to access all facilities in the university. It should also be visible at all times, so that you are easily identifiable as a BCU student.
  • Access to class timetables either on a device such as a phone, laptop or tablet or a printed version.
  • Folders for all modules.
  • Personal laptop or tablet (if you have one)
  • USB stick
  • Notepad and pen
  • Post it notes
  • And of course, a big bag to carry all these items in!

International students

In addition to everything listed above, our International students are advised to bring with them the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

Additional essentials

The weather in Birmingham can be unpredictable, even in summer! Bring some layers of lightweight clothing, as days can start off cool and get warmer, and make sure to include a waterproof jacket. Most importantly, bring YOURSELF and a smile. With the right amount of planning, your first day will run smoothly and you’ll be off to a great start on the first day of your academic career.

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle - School of Fashion and Textiles Foundation Year

Social media accounts

The ADM Faculty is an innovative, creative and vibrant community both on campus and online. During your induction, you can stay up to date on social media for the latest news and events. We have a variety of accounts and group spaces where you can connect with fellow students and staff members.

Instagram

Course Facebook group

@adm.ssa_team

mybcu

Birmingham City University Facebook

Mentors

Your Level Up mentors are really looking forward to meeting you!

During Welcome week, you will get meet your Level Up Mentors. Level Up is all about helping you in your transition to university life and getting you settled in. Level Up Mentors are current students at BCU and can help you find where you need to go during your Welcome Week, answer questions about the university or your course and are a friendly face if you’re ever feeling overwhelmed or just want to chat. Before you join us at here at BCU you will receive a call from a Level Up Mentor to check you have all the information you need and to answer any questions you might have before getting here.

If you would like to become a Mentor, there will be lots of opportunities for you to join the team. Just keep an eye out for announcements on Moodle.

International Students

If you are an international student, we are delighted to welcome you to the UK and Birmingham!

We will be offering flexible arrival time across the first four weeks of term to those who require it and you will be allowed to start at any point up until the eighth week of term to allow for any quarantine period imposed by the UK Government. Should you need to take advantage of this flexible arrival, BCU will do our best to support you to avoid falling behind on your studies and you will have access to online teaching at home.

The Faculty’s Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) are here to help you with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Our courses run online and at different venues to suit your interests and need. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.

Within the wider University, international students have access to a vast range of support services. The Careers team can help students with employability skills and the Centre for Academic Success supports students with English, maths and general study skills.

If you have any queries about your tuition fees, visa, healthcare or CV, applications and interviews etc, please visit this link: https://icity.bcu.ac.uk/internationaloffice/Where-do-I-need-to-go

BA (Hons) Fashion Design / Costume Design and Practice / Garment Technology

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 14 September.

Start time

To ensure social distancing guidelines are adhered to, we will be splitting courses into smaller groups for their welcome and induction. More information about these sessions, along with a course handbook and any pre-arrival tasks, will be found on your virtual learning platform, Moodle. Links to your course Moodle are below, but please note that you need to complete enrolment in order to be able to access Moodle. If you have not yet started enrolment, please look out for an email telling you how to do this.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Fashion Design, BA (Hons) Costume Design and Practice, BA (Hons) Garment Technology

All students must complete a Covid induction and self-assessment before they come to campus. The induction is available on Moodle via the link below – a password has been emailed to your BCU email address. A link for the self-assessment will be sent to your BCU email address w/c 7 September; this must be completed by 28 September.

Moodle – Covid induction

Course Leader

Sheila Griffiths

Welcome message

Hi there,

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the School of Fashion and Textiles, and what will become the next chapter in your journey through higher education.

During the induction week, we have lots of activities planned for you, which will allow you to start to feel comfortable with your new surroundings and enable you to get to know your peers and meet the staff team.

Enjoy the summer and we will see you in September!

Sheila

Student Success Advisors welcome:

As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and advice you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing and will often help signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible.

You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential. You can also meet us within a group, talk to us online, over the phone or via email. As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions or if you just fancy a chat! It is our job to help you succeed, so let us know how you’re getting on. We wish you the very best of luck with your studies, and new adventure at BCU. Please email the team at admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk alternatively, you can book a 1-2-1 appointment with any of our staff members via Moodle. If you are the more social type and would prefer to interact with us this way, we are very active on Instagram and post daily motivational quotes, activities, games and information.

What should I bring on my first day?

Your first day at University is an exciting time but can also be slightly daunting. However, being prepared and knowing what to bring with you on your first day can help you to calm those nerves, have fun and enjoy your first experience of student life at BCU.

With that in mind, here is a list of things you should bring with you on your first day and some hints and tips to ensure you have a successful day!

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable – you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment.
  • Student ID card (login and password information) – this might seem obvious, but please remember that you need this daily to access all facilities in the university. It should also be visible at all times, so that you are easily identifiable as a BCU student.
  • Access to class timetables either on a device such as a phone, laptop or tablet or a printed version.
  • Folders for all modules.
  • Personal laptop or tablet (if you have one)
  • USB stick
  • Notepad and pen
  • Post it notes
  • And of course, a big bag to carry all these items in!

International students

In addition to everything listed above, our International students are advised to bring with them the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

Additional essentials

The weather in Birmingham can be unpredictable, even in summer! Bring some layers of lightweight clothing, as days can start off cool and get warmer, and make sure to include a waterproof jacket. Most importantly, bring YOURSELF and a smile. With the right amount of planning, your first day will run smoothly and you’ll be off to a great start on the first day of your academic career.

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Fashion Design, BA (Hons) Costume Design and Practice, BA (Hons) Garment Technology

Social media accounts

The ADM Faculty is an innovative, creative and vibrant community both on campus and online. During your induction, you can stay up to date on social media for the latest news and events. We have a variety of accounts and group spaces where you can connect with fellow students and staff members.

Course Facebook group

Instagram

@adm.ssa_team

mybcu

Birmingham City University Facebook

Mentors

Your Level Up mentors are really looking forward to meeting you!

During Welcome week, you will get meet your Level Up Mentors. Level Up is all about helping you in your transition to university life and getting you settled in. Level Up Mentors are current students at BCU and can help you find where you need to go during your Welcome Week, answer questions about the university or your course and are a friendly face if you’re ever feeling overwhelmed or just want to chat. Before you join us at here at BCU you will receive a call from a Level Up Mentor to check you have all the information you need and to answer any questions you might have before getting here.

If you would like to become a Mentor, there will be lots of opportunities for you to join the team. Just keep an eye out for announcements on Moodle.

International Students

If you are an international student, we are delighted to welcome you to the UK and Birmingham!

We will be offering flexible arrival time across the first four weeks of term to those who require it and you will be allowed to start at any point up until the eighth week of term to allow for any quarantine period imposed by the UK Government. Should you need to take advantage of this flexible arrival, BCU will do our best to support you to avoid falling behind on your studies and you will have access to online teaching at home.

The Faculty’s Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) are here to help you with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Our courses run online and at different venues to suit your interests and need. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.

Within the wider University, international students have access to a vast range of support services. The Careers team can help students with employability skills and the Centre for Academic Success supports students with English, maths and general study skills.

If you have any queries about your tuition fees, visa, healthcare or CV, applications and interviews etc, please visit this link: https://icity.bcu.ac.uk/internationaloffice/Where-do-I-need-to-go

BA (Hons) Fashion Business and Promotion

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 14 September.

Start time

To ensure social distancing guidelines are adhered to, we will be splitting courses into smaller groups for their welcome and induction. More information about these sessions, along with a course handbook and any pre-arrival tasks, will be found on your virtual learning platform, Moodle. Links to your course Moodle are below, but please note that you need to complete enrolment in order to be able to access Moodle. If you have not yet started enrolment, please look out for an email telling you how to do this.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Fashion Business and Promotion

All students must complete a Covid induction and self-assessment before they come to campus. The induction is available on Moodle via the link below – a password has been emailed to your BCU email address. A link for the self-assessment will be sent to your BCU email address w/c 7 September; this must be completed by 28 September.

Moodle – Covid induction

Course Leader

Alison Rapsey

Welcome message

Welcome...

The staff team are looking forward to a new group of students, a new year and new ways of working. I hope you are all excited to join us whether online or face to face this September. Whatever the national situation we guarantee we will have lots of fun and engaging activities planned to help you meet your peers and tutors and kick start the next phase of your lives on the BA Fashion Business and Promotion Course.

Student Success Advisors welcome:

As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and advice you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing and will often help signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible.

You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential. You can also meet us within a group, talk to us online, over the phone or via email. As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions or if you just fancy a chat! It is our job to help you succeed, so let us know how you’re getting on. We wish you the very best of luck with your studies, and new adventure at BCU. Please email the team at admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk alternatively, you can book a 1-2-1 appointment with any of our staff members via Moodle. If you are the more social type and would prefer to interact with us this way, we are very active on Instagram and post daily motivational quotes, activities, games and information.

What should I bring on my first day?

Your first day at University is an exciting time but can also be slightly daunting. However, being prepared and knowing what to bring with you on your first day can help you to calm those nerves, have fun and enjoy your first experience of student life at BCU.

With that in mind, here is a list of things you should bring with you on your first day and some hints and tips to ensure you have a successful day!

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable – you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment.
  • Student ID card (login and password information) – this might seem obvious, but please remember that you need this daily to access all facilities in the university. It should also be visible at all times, so that you are easily identifiable as a BCU student.
  • Access to class timetables either on a device such as a phone, laptop or tablet or a printed version.
  • Folders for all modules.
  • Personal laptop or tablet (if you have one)
  • USB stick
  • Notepad and pen
  • Post it notes
  • And of course, a big bag to carry all these items in!

International students

In addition to everything listed above, our International students are advised to bring with them the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

Additional essentials

The weather in Birmingham can be unpredictable, even in summer! Bring some layers of lightweight clothing, as days can start off cool and get warmer, and make sure to include a waterproof jacket. Most importantly, bring YOURSELF and a smile. With the right amount of planning, your first day will run smoothly and you’ll be off to a great start on the first day of your academic career.

Essential equipment

We recommend you have a laptop – any brand but with a good memory.

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Fashion Business and Promotion

Social media accounts

The ADM Faculty is an innovative, creative and vibrant community both on campus and online. During your induction, you can stay up to date on social media for the latest news and events. We have a variety of accounts and group spaces where you can connect with fellow students and staff members.

Course Facebook group

Instagram

LinkedIn

@adm.ssa_team

mybcu

Birmingham City University Facebook</p

Mentors

Your Level Up mentors are really looking forward to meeting you!

During Welcome week, you will get meet your Level Up Mentors. Level Up is all about helping you in your transition to university life and getting you settled in. Level Up Mentors are current students at BCU and can help you find where you need to go during your Welcome Week, answer questions about the university or your course and are a friendly face if you’re ever feeling overwhelmed or just want to chat. Before you join us at here at BCU you will receive a call from a Level Up Mentor to check you have all the information you need and to answer any questions you might have before getting here.

If you would like to become a Mentor, there will be lots of opportunities for you to join the team. Just keep an eye out for announcements on Moodle.

International Students

If you are an international student, we are delighted to welcome you to the UK and Birmingham!

We will be offering flexible arrival time across the first four weeks of term to those who require it and you will be allowed to start at any point up until the eighth week of term to allow for any quarantine period imposed by the UK Government. Should you need to take advantage of this flexible arrival, BCU will do our best to support you to avoid falling behind on your studies and you will have access to online teaching at home.

The Faculty’s Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) are here to help you with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Our courses run online and at different venues to suit your interests and need. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.

Within the wider University, international students have access to a vast range of support services. The Careers team can help students with employability skills and the Centre for Academic Success supports students with English, maths and general study skills.

If you have any queries about your tuition fees, visa, healthcare or CV, applications and interviews etc, please visit this link: https://icity.bcu.ac.uk/internationaloffice/Where-do-I-need-to-go

BA (Hons) Fashion Branding and Communication

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 14 September.

Start time

To ensure social distancing guidelines are adhered to, we will be splitting courses into smaller groups for their welcome and induction. More information about these sessions, along with a course handbook and any pre-arrival tasks, will be found on your virtual learning platform, Moodle. Links to your course Moodle are below, but please note that you need to complete enrolment in order to be able to access Moodle. If you have not yet started enrolment, please look out for an email telling you how to do this.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Fashion Branding and Communication

All students must complete a Covid induction and self-assessment before they come to campus. The induction is available on Moodle via the link below – a password has been emailed to your BCU email address. A link for the self-assessment will be sent to your BCU email address w/c 7 September; this must be completed by 28 September.

Moodle – Covid induction

Course Leader

Claire Ritchie

Welcome message

Hi there, 

I hope you are excited to join us for induction week, we are looking forward to meeting you. We have lots of creative and engaging activities planned to help you find your way around the school, campus and the city of Birmingham and also to enable you to meet your peers and tutors. These will consist of a mix of on and off-line activities to help you to begin your Fashion Branding and Communication journey with us.

Student Success Advisors welcome:

As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and advice you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing and will often help signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible.

You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential. You can also meet us within a group, talk to us online, over the phone or via email. As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions or if you just fancy a chat! It is our job to help you succeed, so let us know how you’re getting on. We wish you the very best of luck with your studies, and new adventure at BCU. Please email the team at admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk alternatively, you can book a 1-2-1 appointment with any of our staff members via Moodle. If you are the more social type and would prefer to interact with us this way, we are very active on Instagram and post daily motivational quotes, activities, games and information.

What should I bring on my first day?

Your first day at University is an exciting time but can also be slightly daunting. However, being prepared and knowing what to bring with you on your first day can help you to calm those nerves, have fun and enjoy your first experience of student life at BCU.

With that in mind, here is a list of things you should bring with you on your first day and some hints and tips to ensure you have a successful day!

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable – you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment.
  • Student ID card (login and password information) – this might seem obvious, but please remember that you need this daily to access all facilities in the university. It should also be visible at all times, so that you are easily identifiable as a BCU student.
  • Access to class timetables either on a device such as a phone, laptop or tablet or a printed version.
  • Folders for all modules.
  • Personal laptop or tablet (if you have one)
  • USB stick
  • Notepad and pen
  • Post it notes
  • And of course, a big bag to carry all these items in!

International students

In addition to everything listed above, our International students are advised to bring with them the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

Additional essentials

The weather in Birmingham can be unpredictable, even in summer! Bring some layers of lightweight clothing, as days can start off cool and get warmer, and make sure to include a waterproof jacket. Most importantly, bring YOURSELF and a smile. With the right amount of planning, your first day will run smoothly and you’ll be off to a great start on the first day of your academic career.

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Fashion Branding and Communication

Social media accounts

The ADM Faculty is an innovative, creative and vibrant community both on campus and online. During your induction, you can stay up to date on social media for the latest news and events. We have a variety of accounts and group spaces where you can connect with fellow students and staff members.

Course Facebook group

Instagram

@adm.ssa_team

mybcu

Birmingham City University Facebook

Mentors

Your Level Up mentors are really looking forward to meeting you!

During Welcome week, you will get meet your Level Up Mentors. Level Up is all about helping you in your transition to university life and getting you settled in. Level Up Mentors are current students at BCU and can help you find where you need to go during your Welcome Week, answer questions about the university or your course and are a friendly face if you’re ever feeling overwhelmed or just want to chat. Before you join us at here at BCU you will receive a call from a Level Up Mentor to check you have all the information you need and to answer any questions you might have before getting here.

If you would like to become a Mentor, there will be lots of opportunities for you to join the team. Just keep an eye out for announcements on Moodle.

International Students

If you are an international student, we are delighted to welcome you to the UK and Birmingham!

We will be offering flexible arrival time across the first four weeks of term to those who require it and you will be allowed to start at any point up until the eighth week of term to allow for any quarantine period imposed by the UK Government. Should you need to take advantage of this flexible arrival, BCU will do our best to support you to avoid falling behind on your studies and you will have access to online teaching at home.

The Faculty’s Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) are here to help you with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Our courses run online and at different venues to suit your interests and need. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.

Within the wider University, international students have access to a vast range of support services. The Careers team can help students with employability skills and the Centre for Academic Success supports students with English, maths and general study skills.

If you have any queries about your tuition fees, visa, healthcare or CV, applications and interviews etc, please visit this link: https://icity.bcu.ac.uk/internationaloffice/Where-do-I-need-to-go

BA (Hons) Textile Design (all pathways)

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 14 September.

Start time

To ensure social distancing guidelines are adhered to, we will be splitting courses into smaller groups for their welcome and induction. More information about these sessions, along with a course handbook and any pre-arrival tasks, will be found on your virtual learning platform, Moodle. Links to your course Moodle are below, but please note that you need to complete enrolment in order to be able to access Moodle. If you have not yet started enrolment, please look out for an email telling you how to do this.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Textile Design (all pathways)

All students must complete a Covid induction and self-assessment before they come to campus. The induction is available on Moodle via the link below – a password has been emailed to your BCU email address. A link for the self-assessment will be sent to your BCU email address w/c 7 September; this must be completed by 28 September.

Moodle – Covid induction

Course Leader

Meera Curam

Welcome message

Hello!

The staff team are looking forward to welcoming you onto Textile Design and we hope you are excited for the journey ahead! We have lots of useful and fun activities planned to help you make friends, meet your tutors and find your way around the school and campus.

Student Success Advisors welcome:

As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and advice you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing and will often help signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible.

You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential. You can also meet us within a group, talk to us online, over the phone or via email. As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions or if you just fancy a chat! It is our job to help you succeed, so let us know how you’re getting on. We wish you the very best of luck with your studies, and new adventure at BCU. Please email the team at admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk alternatively, you can book a 1-2-1 appointment with any of our staff members via Moodle. If you are the more social type and would prefer to interact with us this way, we are very active on Instagram and post daily motivational quotes, activities, games and information.

What should I bring on my first day?

Your first day at University is an exciting time but can also be slightly daunting. However, being prepared and knowing what to bring with you on your first day can help you to calm those nerves, have fun and enjoy your first experience of student life at BCU.

With that in mind, here is a list of things you should bring with you on your first day and some hints and tips to ensure you have a successful day!

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable – you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment.
  • Student ID card (login and password information) – this might seem obvious, but please remember that you need this daily to access all facilities in the university. It should also be visible at all times, so that you are easily identifiable as a BCU student.
  • Access to class timetables either on a device such as a phone, laptop or tablet or a printed version.
  • Folders for all modules.
  • Personal laptop or tablet (if you have one)
  • USB stick
  • Notepad and pen
  • Post it notes
  • And of course, a big bag to carry all these items in!

International students

In addition to everything listed above, our International students are advised to bring with them the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

Additional essentials

The weather in Birmingham can be unpredictable, even in summer! Bring some layers of lightweight clothing, as days can start off cool and get warmer, and make sure to include a waterproof jacket. Most importantly, bring YOURSELF and a smile. With the right amount of planning, your first day will run smoothly and you’ll be off to a great start on the first day of your academic career.

Essential equipment

Use the following list as a guide. Build on the creative tools and materials you have already gathered – the wider range of equipment, the better! (You will not need to bring this on the first day of Welcome Week, but have it ready)

  • Basic sewing kit: range of needles & threads, embroidery hoop
  • Pins (dress), sewing needles - mixed packet of sizes and types
  • Scissors (for fabric) & scissors (for paper)Range of graphite pencils, putty rubber, charcoal.
  • Drawing inks, pens, nibs
  • Pastels, crayons
  • Watercolour paint
  • ‘Designer Gouache’ paints – Process Yellow 675, Process Cyan 120, Process Magenta 412, Jet Black 041, Permanent White 008 - we strongly recommend you invest in these individual tubes of this particular range, rather than buying a set.
  • Brushes (a range of)
  • Masking fluid, masking tape
  • Apron / old shirt / overallA2 cartridge paper - start to build up a personal collection of papers and fabrics to use.
  • Metal Ruler (1 metre)
  • A1 Cutting mat (costly we know, but good to have at home, an A3 size to bring in daily will be extremely useful)
  • USB memory stick
  • Fabric (start gathering a range of materials that inspire you – recycle and repurpose where you can – ribbons, lace, jersey, fur, velvet, plastics, wools etc)
  • Paper (again, start gathering a range to use – cartridge, graph, tracing, hand-made, tissue, brown, pattered, textured, coloured etc)
Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Textile Design (all pathways)

Social media accounts

The ADM Faculty is an innovative, creative and vibrant community both on campus and online. During your induction, you can stay up to date on social media for the latest news and events. We have a variety of accounts and group spaces where you can connect with fellow students and staff members.

Facebook

Course Facebook group

Instagram

Twitter

@adm.ssa_team

mybcu

Birmingham City University Facebook

Mentors

Your Level Up mentors are really looking forward to meeting you!

During Welcome week, you will get meet your Level Up Mentors. Level Up is all about helping you in your transition to university life and getting you settled in. Level Up Mentors are current students at BCU and can help you find where you need to go during your Welcome Week, answer questions about the university or your course and are a friendly face if you’re ever feeling overwhelmed or just want to chat. Before you join us at here at BCU you will receive a call from a Level Up Mentor to check you have all the information you need and to answer any questions you might have before getting here.

If you would like to become a Mentor, there will be lots of opportunities for you to join the team. Just keep an eye out for announcements on Moodle.

International Students

If you are an international student, we are delighted to welcome you to the UK and Birmingham!

We will be offering flexible arrival time across the first four weeks of term to those who require it and you will be allowed to start at any point up until the eighth week of term to allow for any quarantine period imposed by the UK Government. Should you need to take advantage of this flexible arrival, BCU will do our best to support you to avoid falling behind on your studies and you will have access to online teaching at home.

The Faculty’s Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) are here to help you with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Our courses run online and at different venues to suit your interests and need. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.

Within the wider University, international students have access to a vast range of support services. The Careers team can help students with employability skills and the Centre for Academic Success supports students with English, maths and general study skills.

If you have any queries about your tuition fees, visa, healthcare or CV, applications and interviews etc, please visit this link: https://icity.bcu.ac.uk/internationaloffice/Where-do-I-need-to-go

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BSc (Hons) Gemmology and Jewellery Studies

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 14 September.

Start time

To ensure social distancing guidelines are adhered to, we will be splitting courses into smaller groups for their welcome and induction. More information about these sessions, along with a course handbook and any pre-arrival tasks, will be found on your virtual learning platform, Moodle. Links to your course Moodle are below, but please note that you need to complete enrolment in order to be able to access Moodle. If you have not yet started enrolment, please look out for an email telling you how to do this.

Moodle - BSc (Hons) Gemmology and Jewellery Studies

All students must complete a Covid induction and self-assessment before they come to campus. The induction is available on Moodle via the link below – a password has been emailed to your BCU email address. A link for the self-assessment will be sent to your BCU email address w/c 7 September; this must be completed by 28 September.

Moodle – Covid induction

Course Leader

Miranda Wells

Welcome message

We are looking forward to you joining us for induction week, and the start of your gemmological journey. We have a range of interesting and exciting activities to help you find your way around the facilities available to you at the school, and in the surrounding area. This will also be an opportunity to meet your tutors, and for everyone to learn more about each other, and the course.

Student Success Advisors welcome:

As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and advice you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing and will often help signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible.

You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential. You can also meet us within a group, talk to us online, over the phone or via email. As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions or if you just fancy a chat! It is our job to help you succeed, so let us know how you’re getting on. We wish you the very best of luck with your studies, and new adventure at BCU. Please email the team at admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk alternatively, you can book a 1-2-1 appointment with any of our staff members via Moodle. If you are the more social type and would prefer to interact with us this way, we are very active on Instagram and post daily motivational quotes, activities, games and information.

What should I bring on my first day?

Your first day at University is an exciting time but can also be slightly daunting. However, being prepared and knowing what to bring with you on your first day can help you to calm those nerves, have fun and enjoy your first experience of student life at BCU.

With that in mind, here is a list of things you should bring with you on your first day and some hints and tips to ensure you have a successful day!

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable – you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment.
  • Student ID card (login and password information) – this might seem obvious, but please remember that you need this daily to access all facilities in the university. It should also be visible at all times, so that you are easily identifiable as a BCU student.
  • Access to class timetables either on a device such as a phone, laptop or tablet or a printed version.
  • Folders for all modules.
  • Personal laptop or tablet (if you have one)
  • USB stick
  • Notepad and pen
  • Post it notes
  • And of course, a big bag to carry all these items in!

International students

In addition to everything listed above, our International students are advised to bring with them the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

Additional essentials

The weather in Birmingham can be unpredictable, even in summer! Bring some layers of lightweight clothing, as days can start off cool and get warmer, and make sure to include a waterproof jacket. Most importantly, bring YOURSELF and a smile. With the right amount of planning, your first day will run smoothly and you’ll be off to a great start on the first day of your academic career.

Essential equipment

USB drive, 10x loupe (chrome or black), stone tongs/tweezers, dichroscope, Chelsea Colour Filter, polariscope, conoscope, flat light, penlight, stone cloth, spectroscope, lab coat. (There will be options to purchase the majority of these from local suppliers during welcome week)

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle - BSc (Hons) Gemmology and Jewellery Studies

Social media accounts

The ADM Faculty is an innovative, creative and vibrant community both on campus and online. During your induction, you can stay up to date on social media for the latest news and events. We have a variety of accounts and group spaces where you can connect with fellow students and staff members.

Course Facebok group

@adm.ssa_team

mybcu

Birmingham City University Facebook

Mentors

Your Level Up mentors are really looking forward to meeting you!

During Welcome week, you will get meet your Level Up Mentors. Level Up is all about helping you in your transition to university life and getting you settled in. Level Up Mentors are current students at BCU and can help you find where you need to go during your Welcome Week, answer questions about the university or your course and are a friendly face if you’re ever feeling overwhelmed or just want to chat. Before you join us at here at BCU you will receive a call from a Level Up Mentor to check you have all the information you need and to answer any questions you might have before getting here.

If you would like to become a Mentor, there will be lots of opportunities for you to join the team. Just keep an eye out for announcements on Moodle.

International Students

If you are an international student, we are delighted to welcome you to the UK and Birmingham!

We will be offering flexible arrival time across the first four weeks of term to those who require it and you will be allowed to start at any point up until the eighth week of term to allow for any quarantine period imposed by the UK Government. Should you need to take advantage of this flexible arrival, BCU will do our best to support you to avoid falling behind on your studies and you will have access to online teaching at home.

The Faculty’s Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) are here to help you with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Our courses run online and at different venues to suit your interests and need. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.

Within the wider University, international students have access to a vast range of support services. The Careers team can help students with employability skills and the Centre for Academic Success supports students with English, maths and general study skills.

If you have any queries about your tuition fees, visa, healthcare or CV, applications and interviews etc, please visit this link: https://icity.bcu.ac.uk/internationaloffice/Where-do-I-need-to-go

BA (Hons) Horology

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 14 September.

Start time

To ensure social distancing guidelines are adhered to, we will be splitting courses into smaller groups for their welcome and induction. More information about these sessions, along with a course handbook and any pre-arrival tasks, will be found on your virtual learning platform, Moodle. Links to your course Moodle are below, but please note that you need to complete enrolment in order to be able to access Moodle. If you have not yet started enrolment, please look out for an email telling you how to do this.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Horology

All students must complete a Covid induction and self-assessment before they come to campus. The induction is available on Moodle via the link below – a password has been emailed to your BCU email address. A link for the self-assessment will be sent to your BCU email address w/c 7 September; this must be completed by 28 September.

Moodle – Covid induction

Course Leader

Jeremy Hobbins

Welcome message

Hello and congratulations on joining the only course of its type, the BA (Hons) Horology at BCU.

As you prepare to join the Horology Course, we at the School of Jewellery are preparing for your arrival too.

There are some fun and engaging activities planned to help you find your way around the school and campus and also to enable you to meet your peers and tutors. Whilst you are mainly based at the Vittoria Street site, don’t forget to explore the main campus of the Faculty at Parkside.

Come and enjoy meeting your fellow students and getting to know them and your way around the Jewellery Quarter. Both I and my colleagues very much look forward to having you join us in the Horology Department.

Student Success Advisors welcome:

As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and advice you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing and will often help signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible.

You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential. You can also meet us within a group, talk to us online, over the phone or via email. As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions or if you just fancy a chat! It is our job to help you succeed, so let us know how you’re getting on. We wish you the very best of luck with your studies, and new adventure at BCU. Please email the team at admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk alternatively, you can book a 1-2-1 appointment with any of our staff members via Moodle. If you are the more social type and would prefer to interact with us this way, we are very active on Instagram and post daily motivational quotes, activities, games and information.

What should I bring on my first day?

Your first day at University is an exciting time but can also be slightly daunting. However, being prepared and knowing what to bring with you on your first day can help you to calm those nerves, have fun and enjoy your first experience of student life at BCU.

With that in mind, here is a list of things you should bring with you on your first day and some hints and tips to ensure you have a successful day!

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable – you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment.
  • Student ID card (login and password information) – this might seem obvious, but please remember that you need this daily to access all facilities in the university. It should also be visible at all times, so that you are easily identifiable as a BCU student.
  • Access to class timetables either on a device such as a phone, laptop or tablet or a printed version.
  • Folders for all modules.
  • Personal laptop or tablet (if you have one)
  • USB stick
  • Notepad and pen
  • Post it notes
  • And of course, a big bag to carry all these items in!

International students

In addition to everything listed above, our International students are advised to bring with them the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

Additional essentials

The weather in Birmingham can be unpredictable, even in summer! Bring some layers of lightweight clothing, as days can start off cool and get warmer, and make sure to include a waterproof jacket. Most importantly, bring YOURSELF and a smile. With the right amount of planning, your first day will run smoothly and you’ll be off to a great start on the first day of your academic career.

Essential equipment

There are many general and specialist tools that will be required throughout the Horology course. However, choosing variants of tools appropriately is not always obvious without understanding the context in which they will be used.

You may already have some horological tools, don’t bring them in during Fresher’s Week! Bring them along the following week. But do not feel you need to immediately rush out to purchase a complete set of tools, some of which you may find are only rarely used and may be available at University, places of work etc. You do need to be prepared to purchase tools in the first few weeks and we will provide a tool list during your first week.

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Horology

Social media accounts

The ADM Faculty is an innovative, creative and vibrant community both on campus and online. During your induction, you can stay up to date on social media for the latest news and events. We have a variety of accounts and group spaces where you can connect with fellow students and staff members.

Course Facebook group

@adm.ssa_team

mybcu

Birmingham City University Facebook

Mentors

Your Level Up mentors are really looking forward to meeting you!

During Welcome week, you will get meet your Level Up Mentors. Level Up is all about helping you in your transition to university life and getting you settled in. Level Up Mentors are current students at BCU and can help you find where you need to go during your Welcome Week, answer questions about the university or your course and are a friendly face if you’re ever feeling overwhelmed or just want to chat. Before you join us at here at BCU you will receive a call from a Level Up Mentor to check you have all the information you need and to answer any questions you might have before getting here.

If you would like to become a Mentor, there will be lots of opportunities for you to join the team. Just keep an eye out for announcements on Moodle.

International Students

If you are an international student, we are delighted to welcome you to the UK and Birmingham!

We will be offering flexible arrival time across the first four weeks of term to those who require it and you will be allowed to start at any point up until the eighth week of term to allow for any quarantine period imposed by the UK Government. Should you need to take advantage of this flexible arrival, BCU will do our best to support you to avoid falling behind on your studies and you will have access to online teaching at home.

The Faculty’s Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) are here to help you with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Our courses run online and at different venues to suit your interests and need. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.

Within the wider University, international students have access to a vast range of support services. The Careers team can help students with employability skills and the Centre for Academic Success supports students with English, maths and general study skills.

If you have any queries about your tuition fees, visa, healthcare or CV, applications and interviews etc, please visit this link: https://icity.bcu.ac.uk/internationaloffice/Where-do-I-need-to-go

BA (Hons) International Jewellery Business

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 14 September.

Start time

To ensure social distancing guidelines are adhered to, we will be splitting courses into smaller groups for their welcome and induction. More information about these sessions, along with a course handbook and any pre-arrival tasks, will be found on your virtual learning platform, Moodle. Links to your course Moodle are below, but please note that you need to complete enrolment in order to be able to access Moodle. If you have not yet started enrolment, please look out for an email telling you how to do this.

Moodle - BA (Hons) International Jewellery Business

All students must complete a Covid induction and self-assessment before they come to campus. The induction is available on Moodle via the link below – a password has been emailed to your BCU email address. A link for the self-assessment will be sent to your BCU email address w/c 7 September; this must be completed by 28 September.

Moodle – Covid induction

Course Leader

Kate Thorley

Welcome message

I hope you are excited to join us for induction week! We have lots of fun and engaging activities planned to help you find your way around the School of Jewellery and BCU campus over the coming week which will also enable you to meet your peers and tutors.

Student Success Advisors welcome:

As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and advice you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing and will often help signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible.

You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential. You can also meet us within a group, talk to us online, over the phone or via email. As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions or if you just fancy a chat! It is our job to help you succeed, so let us know how you’re getting on. We wish you the very best of luck with your studies, and new adventure at BCU. Please email the team at admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk alternatively, you can book a 1-2-1 appointment with any of our staff members via Moodle. If you are the more social type and would prefer to interact with us this way, we are very active on Instagram and post daily motivational quotes, activities, games and information.

What should I bring on my first day?

Your first day at University is an exciting time but can also be slightly daunting. However, being prepared and knowing what to bring with you on your first day can help you to calm those nerves, have fun and enjoy your first experience of student life at BCU.

With that in mind, here is a list of things you should bring with you on your first day and some hints and tips to ensure you have a successful day!

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable – you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment.
  • Student ID card (login and password information) – this might seem obvious, but please remember that you need this daily to access all facilities in the university. It should also be visible at all times, so that you are easily identifiable as a BCU student.
  • Access to class timetables either on a device such as a phone, laptop or tablet or a printed version.
  • Folders for all modules.
  • Personal laptop or tablet (if you have one)
  • USB stick
  • Notepad and pen
  • Post it notes
  • And of course, a big bag to carry all these items in!

International students

In addition to everything listed above, our International students are advised to bring with them the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

Additional essentials

The weather in Birmingham can be unpredictable, even in summer! Bring some layers of lightweight clothing, as days can start off cool and get warmer, and make sure to include a waterproof jacket. Most importantly, bring YOURSELF and a smile. With the right amount of planning, your first day will run smoothly and you’ll be off to a great start on the first day of your academic career.

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle - BA (Hons) International Jewellery Business

Social media accounts

The ADM Faculty is an innovative, creative and vibrant community both on campus and online. During your induction, you can stay up to date on social media for the latest news and events. We have a variety of accounts and group spaces where you can connect with fellow students and staff members.

Course Facebook group

@adm.ssa_team

mybcu

Birmingham City University Facebook

Mentors

Your Level Up mentors are really looking forward to meeting you!

During Welcome week, you will get meet your Level Up Mentors. Level Up is all about helping you in your transition to university life and getting you settled in. Level Up Mentors are current students at BCU and can help you find where you need to go during your Welcome Week, answer questions about the university or your course and are a friendly face if you’re ever feeling overwhelmed or just want to chat. Before you join us at here at BCU you will receive a call from a Level Up Mentor to check you have all the information you need and to answer any questions you might have before getting here.

If you would like to become a Mentor, there will be lots of opportunities for you to join the team. Just keep an eye out for announcements on Moodle.

International Students

If you are an international student, we are delighted to welcome you to the UK and Birmingham!

We will be offering flexible arrival time across the first four weeks of term to those who require it and you will be allowed to start at any point up until the eighth week of term to allow for any quarantine period imposed by the UK Government. Should you need to take advantage of this flexible arrival, BCU will do our best to support you to avoid falling behind on your studies and you will have access to online teaching at home.

The Faculty’s Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) are here to help you with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Our courses run online and at different venues to suit your interests and need. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.

Within the wider University, international students have access to a vast range of support services. The Careers team can help students with employability skills and the Centre for Academic Success supports students with English, maths and general study skills.

If you have any queries about your tuition fees, visa, healthcare or CV, applications and interviews etc, please visit this link: https://icity.bcu.ac.uk/internationaloffice/Where-do-I-need-to-go

HND Jewellery and Silversmithing

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 14 September.

Start time

To ensure social distancing guidelines are adhered to, we will be splitting courses into smaller groups for their welcome and induction. More information about these sessions, along with a course handbook and any pre-arrival tasks, will be found on your virtual learning platform, Moodle. Links to your course Moodle are below, but please note that you need to complete enrolment in order to be able to access Moodle. If you have not yet started enrolment, please look out for an email telling you how to do this.

Moodle - HND Jewellery and Silversmithing

All students must complete a Covid induction and self-assessment before they come to campus. The induction is available on Moodle via the link below – a password has been emailed to your BCU email address. A link for the self-assessment will be sent to your BCU email address w/c 7 September; this must be completed by 28 September.

Moodle – Covid induction

Course Leader

Dauvit Alexander

Welcome message

We are all looking forward to welcoming you to the School of Jewellery to begin your journey into the Jewellery industry. We’ll be starting off very informally with coffee and the chance to meet everyone on your course and the tutors and we have a week of activities planned to make you feel at home in our community of makers.

Student Success Advisors welcome:

As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and advice you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing and will often help signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible.

You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential. You can also meet us within a group, talk to us online, over the phone or via email. As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions or if you just fancy a chat! It is our job to help you succeed, so let us know how you’re getting on. We wish you the very best of luck with your studies, and new adventure at BCU. Please email the team at admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk alternatively, you can book a 1-2-1 appointment with any of our staff members via Moodle. If you are the more social type and would prefer to interact with us this way, we are very active on Instagram and post daily motivational quotes, activities, games and information.

What should I bring on my first day?

Your first day at University is an exciting time but can also be slightly daunting. However, being prepared and knowing what to bring with you on your first day can help you to calm those nerves, have fun and enjoy your first experience of student life at BCU.

With that in mind, here is a list of things you should bring with you on your first day and some hints and tips to ensure you have a successful day!

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable – you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment.
  • Student ID card (login and password information) – this might seem obvious, but please remember that you need this daily to access all facilities in the university. It should also be visible at all times, so that you are easily identifiable as a BCU student.
  • Access to class timetables either on a device such as a phone, laptop or tablet or a printed version.
  • Folders for all modules.
  • Personal laptop or tablet (if you have one)
  • USB stick
  • Notepad and pen
  • Post it notes
  • And of course, a big bag to carry all these items in!

International students

In addition to everything listed above, our International students are advised to bring with them the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

Additional essentials

The weather in Birmingham can be unpredictable, even in summer! Bring some layers of lightweight clothing, as days can start off cool and get warmer, and make sure to include a waterproof jacket. Most importantly, bring YOURSELF and a smile. With the right amount of planning, your first day will run smoothly and you’ll be off to a great start on the first day of your academic career.

Essential equipment

There is nothing we recommend you bring before you start but you will have the opportunity to buy your toolkit at a discounted price from our local suppliers during the induction week or the week after.

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle - HND Jewellery and Silversmithing

Social media accounts

The ADM Faculty is an innovative, creative and vibrant community both on campus and online. During your induction, you can stay up to date on social media for the latest news and events. We have a variety of accounts and group spaces where you can connect with fellow students and staff members.

Course Facebook group

@adm.ssa_team

mybcu

Birmingham City University Facebook

Mentors

Your Level Up mentors are really looking forward to meeting you!

During Welcome week, you will get meet your Level Up Mentors. Level Up is all about helping you in your transition to university life and getting you settled in. Level Up Mentors are current students at BCU and can help you find where you need to go during your Welcome Week, answer questions about the university or your course and are a friendly face if you’re ever feeling overwhelmed or just want to chat. Before you join us at here at BCU you will receive a call from a Level Up Mentor to check you have all the information you need and to answer any questions you might have before getting here.

If you would like to become a Mentor, there will be lots of opportunities for you to join the team. Just keep an eye out for announcements on Moodle.

International Students

If you are an international student, we are delighted to welcome you to the UK and Birmingham!

We will be offering flexible arrival time across the first four weeks of term to those who require it and you will be allowed to start at any point up until the eighth week of term to allow for any quarantine period imposed by the UK Government. Should you need to take advantage of this flexible arrival, BCU will do our best to support you to avoid falling behind on your studies and you will have access to online teaching at home.

The Faculty’s Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) are here to help you with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Our courses run online and at different venues to suit your interests and need. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.

Within the wider University, international students have access to a vast range of support services. The Careers team can help students with employability skills and the Centre for Academic Success supports students with English, maths and general study skills.

If you have any queries about your tuition fees, visa, healthcare or CV, applications and interviews etc, please visit this link: https://icity.bcu.ac.uk/internationaloffice/Where-do-I-need-to-go

BA (Hons) Jewellery and Silversmithing - Design For Industry

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 14 September.

Start time

To ensure social distancing guidelines are adhered to, we will be splitting courses into smaller groups for their welcome and induction. More information about these sessions, along with a course handbook and any pre-arrival tasks, will be found on your virtual learning platform, Moodle. Links to your course Moodle are below, but please note that you need to complete enrolment in order to be able to access Moodle. If you have not yet started enrolment, please look out for an email telling you how to do this.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Jewellery and Silversmithing - Design for Industry

All students must complete a Covid induction and self-assessment before they come to campus. The induction is available on Moodle via the link below – a password has been emailed to your BCU email address. A link for the self-assessment will be sent to your BCU email address w/c 7 September; this must be completed by 28 September.

Moodle – Covid induction

Course Leader

claire.price@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

We’re really looking forward to working with you on the Design for Industry course. We want to help you develop your ideas and products and to realise your potential to start the career you want. We’ll be introducing you to the team and showing you the resources and technology we have before getting you thinking about how you can get the most out of this year.

Student Success Advisors welcome:

As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and advice you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing and will often help signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible.

You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential. You can also meet us within a group, talk to us online, over the phone or via email. As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions or if you just fancy a chat! It is our job to help you succeed, so let us know how you’re getting on. We wish you the very best of luck with your studies, and new adventure at BCU. Please email the team at admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk alternatively, you can book a 1-2-1 appointment with any of our staff members via Moodle. If you are the more social type and would prefer to interact with us this way, we are very active on Instagram and post daily motivational quotes, activities, games and information.

What should I bring on my first day?

Your first day at University is an exciting time but can also be slightly daunting. However, being prepared and knowing what to bring with you on your first day can help you to calm those nerves, have fun and enjoy your first experience of student life at BCU.

With that in mind, here is a list of things you should bring with you on your first day and some hints and tips to ensure you have a successful day!

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable – you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment.
  • Student ID card (login and password information) – this might seem obvious, but please remember that you need this daily to access all facilities in the university. It should also be visible at all times, so that you are easily identifiable as a BCU student.
  • Access to class timetables either on a device such as a phone, laptop or tablet or a printed version.
  • Folders for all modules.
  • Personal laptop or tablet (if you have one)
  • USB stick
  • Notepad and pen
  • Post it notes
  • And of course, a big bag to carry all these items in!

International students

In addition to everything listed above, our International students are advised to bring with them the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

Additional essentials

The weather in Birmingham can be unpredictable, even in summer! Bring some layers of lightweight clothing, as days can start off cool and get warmer, and make sure to include a waterproof jacket. Most importantly, bring YOURSELF and a smile. With the right amount of planning, your first day will run smoothly and you’ll be off to a great start on the first day of your academic career.

Essential equipment

A basic toolbox and finishing hand tools, consumables.

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Jewellery and Silversmithing - Design for Industry

Social media accounts

The ADM Faculty is an innovative, creative and vibrant community both on campus and online. During your induction, you can stay up to date on social media for the latest news and events. We have a variety of accounts and group spaces where you can connect with fellow students and staff members.

Course Facebook group

@adm.ssa_team

mybcu

Birmingham City University Facebook

Mentors

Your Level Up mentors are really looking forward to meeting you!

During Welcome week, you will get meet your Level Up Mentors. Level Up is all about helping you in your transition to university life and getting you settled in. Level Up Mentors are current students at BCU and can help you find where you need to go during your Welcome Week, answer questions about the university or your course and are a friendly face if you’re ever feeling overwhelmed or just want to chat. Before you join us at here at BCU you will receive a call from a Level Up Mentor to check you have all the information you need and to answer any questions you might have before getting here.

If you would like to become a Mentor, there will be lots of opportunities for you to join the team. Just keep an eye out for announcements on Moodle.

International Students

If you are an international student, we are delighted to welcome you to the UK and Birmingham!

We will be offering flexible arrival time across the first four weeks of term to those who require it and you will be allowed to start at any point up until the eighth week of term to allow for any quarantine period imposed by the UK Government. Should you need to take advantage of this flexible arrival, BCU will do our best to support you to avoid falling behind on your studies and you will have access to online teaching at home.

The Faculty’s Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) are here to help you with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Our courses run online and at different venues to suit your interests and need. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.

Within the wider University, international students have access to a vast range of support services. The Careers team can help students with employability skills and the Centre for Academic Success supports students with English, maths and general study skills.

If you have any queries about your tuition fees, visa, healthcare or CV, applications and interviews etc, please visit this link: https://icity.bcu.ac.uk/internationaloffice/Where-do-I-need-to-go

BA (Hons) Jewellery and Objects

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 14 September.

Start time

To ensure social distancing guidelines are adhered to, we will be splitting courses into smaller groups for their welcome and induction. More information about these sessions, along with a course handbook and any pre-arrival tasks, will be found on your virtual learning platform, Moodle. Links to your course Moodle are below, but please note that you need to complete enrolment in order to be able to access Moodle. If you have not yet started enrolment, please look out for an email telling you how to do this.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Jewellery and Objects

All students must complete a Covid induction and self-assessment before they come to campus. The induction is available on Moodle via the link below – a password has been emailed to your BCU email address. A link for the self-assessment will be sent to your BCU email address w/c 7 September; this must be completed by 28 September.

Moodle – Covid induction

Course Leader

Beaulagh Brooks

Welcome message

I hope you are excited to join us for induction week as you commence your Undergraduate studies with us at the School of Jewellery! We have lots of information sessions and activities planned to help you find your way around the school, and also to meet your peers and tutors.

Student Success Advisors welcome:

As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and advice you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing and will often help signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible.

You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential. You can also meet us within a group, talk to us online, over the phone or via email. As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions or if you just fancy a chat! It is our job to help you succeed, so let us know how you’re getting on. We wish you the very best of luck with your studies, and new adventure at BCU. Please email the team at admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk alternatively, you can book a 1-2-1 appointment with any of our staff members via Moodle. If you are the more social type and would prefer to interact with us this way, we are very active on Instagram and post daily motivational quotes, activities, games and information.

What should I bring on my first day?

Your first day at University is an exciting time but can also be slightly daunting. However, being prepared and knowing what to bring with you on your first day can help you to calm those nerves, have fun and enjoy your first experience of student life at BCU.

With that in mind, here is a list of things you should bring with you on your first day and some hints and tips to ensure you have a successful day!

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable – you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment.
  • Student ID card (login and password information) – this might seem obvious, but please remember that you need this daily to access all facilities in the university. It should also be visible at all times, so that you are easily identifiable as a BCU student.
  • Access to class timetables either on a device such as a phone, laptop or tablet or a printed version.
  • Folders for all modules.
  • Personal laptop or tablet (if you have one)
  • USB stick
  • Notepad and pen
  • Post it notes
  • And of course, a big bag to carry all these items in!

International students

In addition to everything listed above, our International students are advised to bring with them the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

Additional essentials

The weather in Birmingham can be unpredictable, even in summer! Bring some layers of lightweight clothing, as days can start off cool and get warmer, and make sure to include a waterproof jacket. Most importantly, bring YOURSELF and a smile. With the right amount of planning, your first day will run smoothly and you’ll be off to a great start on the first day of your academic career.

Essential equipment

All essential tools for the duration of your studies will be discussed with you during induction week.

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Jewellery and Objects

Social media accounts

The ADM Faculty is an innovative, creative and vibrant community both on campus and online. During your induction, you can stay up to date on social media for the latest news and events. We have a variety of accounts and group spaces where you can connect with fellow students and staff members.

Course Facebook group

Instagram

Twitter

Faceboook

@adm.ssa_team

mybcu

Birmingham City University Facebook

Mentors

Your Level Up mentors are really looking forward to meeting you!

During Welcome week, you will get meet your Level Up Mentors. Level Up is all about helping you in your transition to university life and getting you settled in. Level Up Mentors are current students at BCU and can help you find where you need to go during your Welcome Week, answer questions about the university or your course and are a friendly face if you’re ever feeling overwhelmed or just want to chat. Before you join us at here at BCU you will receive a call from a Level Up Mentor to check you have all the information you need and to answer any questions you might have before getting here.

If you would like to become a Mentor, there will be lots of opportunities for you to join the team. Just keep an eye out for announcements on Moodle.

International Students

If you are an international student, we are delighted to welcome you to the UK and Birmingham!

We will be offering flexible arrival time across the first four weeks of term to those who require it and you will be allowed to start at any point up until the eighth week of term to allow for any quarantine period imposed by the UK Government. Should you need to take advantage of this flexible arrival, BCU will do our best to support you to avoid falling behind on your studies and you will have access to online teaching at home.

The Faculty’s Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) are here to help you with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Our courses run online and at different venues to suit your interests and need. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.

Within the wider University, international students have access to a vast range of support services. The Careers team can help students with employability skills and the Centre for Academic Success supports students with English, maths and general study skills.

If you have any queries about your tuition fees, visa, healthcare or CV, applications and interviews etc, please visit this link: https://icity.bcu.ac.uk/internationaloffice/Where-do-I-need-to-go

School of Media Foundation Years (Four year course)

Courses

This information applies to the following courses:

  • BA (Hons) Fashion and Beauty Journalism with a Foundation Year
  • BA (Hons) Film and Screenwriting with a Foundation Year
  • BA (Hons) Film Making with a Foundation Year
  • BA (Hons) Film Studies with a Foundation Year
  • BA (Hons) Journalism with a Foundation Year
  • BA (Hons) Media and Communication with a Foundation Year
  • BA (Hons) Media Production with a Foundation Year
  • BA (Hons) Music Industries with a Foundation Year
  • BA (Hons) Music Journalism with a Foundation Year
  • BA (Hons) Public Relations and Media with a Foundation Year
  • BA (Hons) Sports Journalism with a Foundation Year
  • BA (Hons) Immersive Media with a Foundation Year
Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 14 September.

Start time

To ensure social distancing guidelines are adhered to, we will be splitting courses into smaller groups for their welcome and induction. More information about these sessions, along with a course handbook and any pre-arrival tasks, will be found on your virtual learning platform, Moodle. Links to your course Moodle are below, but please note that you need to complete enrolment in order to be able to access Moodle. If you have not yet started enrolment, please look out for an email telling you how to do this.

Moodle - School of Media Foundation Years

All students must complete a Covid induction and self-assessment before they come to campus. The induction is available on Moodle via the link below – a password has been emailed to your BCU email address. A link for the self-assessment will be sent to your BCU email address w/c 7 September; this must be completed by 28 September.

Moodle – Covid induction

Course Leader

Ellie Tomsett

Welcome message

I hope you are excited to join us for induction week! This is the first time we will meet as a group and will be a chance for you to meet your peers and tutors. The week involves both fun activities and key information about being a student with us (e.g. how to access the IT system, how to book equipment out etc.). See you there.

Student Success Advisors welcome:

As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and advice you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing and will often help signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible.

You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential. You can also meet us within a group, talk to us online, over the phone or via email. As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions or if you just fancy a chat! It is our job to help you succeed, so let us know how you’re getting on. We wish you the very best of luck with your studies, and new adventure at BCU. Please email the team at admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk alternatively, you can book a 1-2-1 appointment with any of our staff members via Moodle. If you are the more social type and would prefer to interact with us this way, we are very active on Instagram and post daily motivational quotes, activities, games and information.

What should I bring on my first day?

Your first day at University is an exciting time but can also be slightly daunting. However, being prepared and knowing what to bring with you on your first day can help you to calm those nerves, have fun and enjoy your first experience of student life at BCU.

With that in mind, here is a list of things you should bring with you on your first day and some hints and tips to ensure you have a successful day!

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable – you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment.
  • Student ID card (login and password information) – this might seem obvious, but please remember that you need this daily to access all facilities in the university. It should also be visible at all times, so that you are easily identifiable as a BCU student.
  • Access to class timetables either on a device such as a phone, laptop or tablet or a printed version.
  • Folders for all modules.
  • Personal laptop or tablet (if you have one)
  • USB stick
  • Notepad and pen
  • Post it notes
  • And of course, a big bag to carry all these items in!

International students

In addition to everything listed above, our International students are advised to bring with them the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

Additional essentials

The weather in Birmingham can be unpredictable, even in summer! Bring some layers of lightweight clothing, as days can start off cool and get warmer, and make sure to include a waterproof jacket. Most importantly, bring YOURSELF and a smile. With the right amount of planning, your first day will run smoothly and you’ll be off to a great start on the first day of your academic career.

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle - School of Media Foundation Years

Social media accounts

The ADM Faculty is an innovative, creative and vibrant community both on campus and online. During your induction, you can stay up to date on social media for the latest news and events. We have a variety of accounts and group spaces where you can connect with fellow students and staff members.

Course Facebook group

Twitter

@adm.ssa_team

mybcu

Birmingham City University Facebook

Mentors

Your Level Up mentors are really looking forward to meeting you!

During Welcome week, you will get meet your Level Up Mentors. Level Up is all about helping you in your transition to university life and getting you settled in. Level Up Mentors are current students at BCU and can help you find where you need to go during your Welcome Week, answer questions about the university or your course and are a friendly face if you’re ever feeling overwhelmed or just want to chat. Before you join us at here at BCU you will receive a call from a Level Up Mentor to check you have all the information you need and to answer any questions you might have before getting here.

If you would like to become a Mentor, there will be lots of opportunities for you to join the team. Just keep an eye out for announcements on Moodle.

International Students

If you are an international student, we are delighted to welcome you to the UK and Birmingham!

We will be offering flexible arrival time across the first four weeks of term to those who require it and you will be allowed to start at any point up until the eighth week of term to allow for any quarantine period imposed by the UK Government. Should you need to take advantage of this flexible arrival, BCU will do our best to support you to avoid falling behind on your studies and you will have access to online teaching at home.

The Faculty’s Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) are here to help you with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Our courses run online and at different venues to suit your interests and need. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.

Within the wider University, international students have access to a vast range of support services. The Careers team can help students with employability skills and the Centre for Academic Success supports students with English, maths and general study skills.

If you have any queries about your tuition fees, visa, healthcare or CV, applications and interviews etc, please visit this link: https://icity.bcu.ac.uk/internationaloffice/Where-do-I-need-to-go

HND Media and Communication

This information is available from the college delivering your course.

BA (Hons) Journalism courses: All routes

Courses

This information applies to the following courses:

  • BA (Hons) Journalism
  • BA (Hons) Sports Journalism
  • BA (Hons) Fashion and Beauty Journalism
  • BA (Hons) Music Journalism
Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 14 September.

Start time

To ensure social distancing guidelines are adhered to, we will be splitting courses into smaller groups for their welcome and induction. More information about these sessions, along with a course handbook and any pre-arrival tasks, will be found on your virtual learning platform, Moodle. Links to your course Moodle are below, but please note that you need to complete enrolment in order to be able to access Moodle. If you have not yet started enrolment, please look out for an email telling you how to do this.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Journalism courses (all routes)

All students must complete a Covid induction and self-assessment before they come to campus. The induction is available on Moodle via the link below – a password has been emailed to your BCU email address. A link for the self-assessment will be sent to your BCU email address w/c 7 September; this must be completed by 28 September.

Moodle – Covid induction

Course Leader

Marverine Duffy

Welcome message

I hope you’re excited to join us for your Journalism induction week? I’m really looking forward to seeing you.

We’ve got some brilliant activities lined up to help you get to know the school, the campus and Birmingham. You’ll get a chance to chat to me, your other tutors and make new friends.

Student Success Advisors welcome:

As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and advice you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing and will often help signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible.

You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential. You can also meet us within a group, talk to us online, over the phone or via email. As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions or if you just fancy a chat! It is our job to help you succeed, so let us know how you’re getting on. We wish you the very best of luck with your studies, and new adventure at BCU. Please email the team at admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk alternatively, you can book a 1-2-1 appointment with any of our staff members via Moodle. If you are the more social type and would prefer to interact with us this way, we are very active on Instagram and post daily motivational quotes, activities, games and information.

What should I bring on my first day?

Your first day at University is an exciting time but can also be slightly daunting. However, being prepared and knowing what to bring with you on your first day can help you to calm those nerves, have fun and enjoy your first experience of student life at BCU.

With that in mind, here is a list of things you should bring with you on your first day and some hints and tips to ensure you have a successful day!

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable – you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment.
  • Student ID card (login and password information) – this might seem obvious, but please remember that you need this daily to access all facilities in the university. It should also be visible at all times, so that you are easily identifiable as a BCU student.
  • Access to class timetables either on a device such as a phone, laptop or tablet or a printed version.
  • Folders for all modules.
  • Personal laptop or tablet (if you have one)
  • USB stick
  • Notepad and pen
  • Post it notes
  • And of course, a big bag to carry all these items in!

International students

In addition to everything listed above, our International students are advised to bring with them the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

Additional essentials

The weather in Birmingham can be unpredictable, even in summer! Bring some layers of lightweight clothing, as days can start off cool and get warmer, and make sure to include a waterproof jacket. Most importantly, bring YOURSELF and a smile. With the right amount of planning, your first day will run smoothly and you’ll be off to a great start on the first day of your academic career.

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Journalism courses (all routes)

Social media accounts

The ADM Faculty is an innovative, creative and vibrant community both on campus and online. During your induction, you can stay up to date on social media for the latest news and events. We have a variety of accounts and group spaces where you can connect with fellow students and staff members.

Course Facebook group

Twitter

@adm.ssa_team

mybcu

Birmingham City University Facebook

Mentors

Your Level Up mentors are really looking forward to meeting you!

During Welcome week, you will get meet your Level Up Mentors. Level Up is all about helping you in your transition to university life and getting you settled in. Level Up Mentors are current students at BCU and can help you find where you need to go during your Welcome Week, answer questions about the university or your course and are a friendly face if you’re ever feeling overwhelmed or just want to chat. Before you join us at here at BCU you will receive a call from a Level Up Mentor to check you have all the information you need and to answer any questions you might have before getting here.

If you would like to become a Mentor, there will be lots of opportunities for you to join the team. Just keep an eye out for announcements on Moodle.

International Students

If you are an international student, we are delighted to welcome you to the UK and Birmingham!

We will be offering flexible arrival time across the first four weeks of term to those who require it and you will be allowed to start at any point up until the eighth week of term to allow for any quarantine period imposed by the UK Government. Should you need to take advantage of this flexible arrival, BCU will do our best to support you to avoid falling behind on your studies and you will have access to online teaching at home.

The Faculty’s Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) are here to help you with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Our courses run online and at different venues to suit your interests and need. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.

Within the wider University, international students have access to a vast range of support services. The Careers team can help students with employability skills and the Centre for Academic Success supports students with English, maths and general study skills.

If you have any queries about your tuition fees, visa, healthcare or CV, applications and interviews etc, please visit this link: https://icity.bcu.ac.uk/internationaloffice/Where-do-I-need-to-go

BA (Hons) Media and Communication

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 14 September.

Start time

To ensure social distancing guidelines are adhered to, we will be splitting courses into smaller groups for their welcome and induction. More information about these sessions, along with a course handbook and any pre-arrival tasks, will be found on your virtual learning platform, Moodle. Links to your course Moodle are below, but please note that you need to complete enrolment in order to be able to access Moodle. If you have not yet started enrolment, please look out for an email telling you how to do this.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Media and Communication

All students must complete a Covid induction and self-assessment before they come to campus. The induction is available on Moodle via the link below – a password has been emailed to your BCU email address. A link for the self-assessment will be sent to your BCU email address w/c 7 September; this must be completed by 28 September.

Moodle – Covid induction

Course Leader

Hazel Collie

Welcome message

A very warm welcome from the BA (Hons) Media and Communication course team. We’re really looking forward to working with you over the next three years.

Before we get the degree underway, we’re excited to host you in Welcome Week, where we have a range of activities to enable you to meet your tutors, get to know each other and to find your way around the University and Birmingham.

Student Success Advisors welcome:

As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and advice you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing and will often help signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible.

You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential. You can also meet us within a group, talk to us online, over the phone or via email. As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions or if you just fancy a chat! It is our job to help you succeed, so let us know how you’re getting on. We wish you the very best of luck with your studies, and new adventure at BCU. Please email the team at admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk alternatively, you can book a 1-2-1 appointment with any of our staff members via Moodle. If you are the more social type and would prefer to interact with us this way, we are very active on Instagram and post daily motivational quotes, activities, games and information.

What should I bring on my first day?

Your first day at University is an exciting time but can also be slightly daunting. However, being prepared and knowing what to bring with you on your first day can help you to calm those nerves, have fun and enjoy your first experience of student life at BCU.

With that in mind, here is a list of things you should bring with you on your first day and some hints and tips to ensure you have a successful day!

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable – you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment.
  • Student ID card (login and password information) – this might seem obvious, but please remember that you need this daily to access all facilities in the university. It should also be visible at all times, so that you are easily identifiable as a BCU student.
  • Access to class timetables either on a device such as a phone, laptop or tablet or a printed version.
  • Folders for all modules.
  • Personal laptop or tablet (if you have one)
  • USB stick
  • Notepad and pen
  • Post it notes
  • And of course, a big bag to carry all these items in!

International students

In addition to everything listed above, our International students are advised to bring with them the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

Additional essentials

The weather in Birmingham can be unpredictable, even in summer! Bring some layers of lightweight clothing, as days can start off cool and get warmer, and make sure to include a waterproof jacket. Most importantly, bring YOURSELF and a smile. With the right amount of planning, your first day will run smoothly and you’ll be off to a great start on the first day of your academic career.

Essential equipment
  • Note-taking equipment
  • Media-making equipment can be hired through the University’s Hires and Loans department
  • Laptops are useful, but can also be hired through the University
Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Media and Communication

Social media accounts

The ADM Faculty is an innovative, creative and vibrant community both on campus and online. During your induction, you can stay up to date on social media for the latest news and events. We have a variety of accounts and group spaces where you can connect with fellow students and staff members.

Course Facebook group

Twitter

Instagram

@adm.ssa_team

mybcu

Birmingham City University Facebook

Mentors

Your Level Up mentors are really looking forward to meeting you!

During Welcome week, you will get meet your Level Up Mentors. Level Up is all about helping you in your transition to university life and getting you settled in. Level Up Mentors are current students at BCU and can help you find where you need to go during your Welcome Week, answer questions about the university or your course and are a friendly face if you’re ever feeling overwhelmed or just want to chat. Before you join us at here at BCU you will receive a call from a Level Up Mentor to check you have all the information you need and to answer any questions you might have before getting here.

If you would like to become a Mentor, there will be lots of opportunities for you to join the team. Just keep an eye out for announcements on Moodle.

International Students

If you are an international student, we are delighted to welcome you to the UK and Birmingham!

We will be offering flexible arrival time across the first four weeks of term to those who require it and you will be allowed to start at any point up until the eighth week of term to allow for any quarantine period imposed by the UK Government. Should you need to take advantage of this flexible arrival, BCU will do our best to support you to avoid falling behind on your studies and you will have access to online teaching at home.

The Faculty’s Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) are here to help you with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Our courses run online and at different venues to suit your interests and need. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.

Within the wider University, international students have access to a vast range of support services. The Careers team can help students with employability skills and the Centre for Academic Success supports students with English, maths and general study skills.

If you have any queries about your tuition fees, visa, healthcare or CV, applications and interviews etc, please visit this link: https://icity.bcu.ac.uk/internationaloffice/Where-do-I-need-to-go

BA (Hons) Film courses (Three year course)

Courses

This information applies to the following courses:

  • BA (Hons) Film and Screenwriting
  • BA (Hons) Film Studies
  • BA (Hons) Film Making
Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 14 September.

Start time

To ensure social distancing guidelines are adhered to, we will be splitting courses into smaller groups for their welcome and induction. More information about these sessions, along with a course handbook and any pre-arrival tasks, will be found on your virtual learning platform, Moodle. Links to your course Moodle are below, but please note that you need to complete enrolment in order to be able to access Moodle. If you have not yet started enrolment, please look out for an email telling you how to do this.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Film courses

All students must complete a Covid induction and self-assessment before they come to campus. The induction is available on Moodle via the link below – a password has been emailed to your BCU email address. A link for the self-assessment will be sent to your BCU email address w/c 7 September; this must be completed by 28 September.

Moodle – Covid induction

Course Leader

Andy Conway (Film Studies and Film and Screewriting)

Matt Cusworth  (Filmmaking)

Welcome message

A very warm welcome from the course team.

This exciting course is part of the Film Futures virtual film school that BCU is launching in Britain’s second city, which will allow you to explore key film theory, practice and industry debates, and to become part of a film community with students from related courses. 

As part of your programme, you will also have the opportunity to both attend and work on film festivals that occur in the city. As a result, we are currently busy preparing for the year ahead, which will include your chance to attend the 14th Cine-Excess International Film Festival, which ucually takes place at BCU and cinema venues across the region in November.

Student Success Advisors welcome:

As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and advice you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing and will often help signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible.

You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential. You can also meet us within a group, talk to us online, over the phone or via email. As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions or if you just fancy a chat! It is our job to help you succeed, so let us know how you’re getting on. We wish you the very best of luck with your studies, and new adventure at BCU. Please email the team at admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk alternatively, you can book a 1-2-1 appointment with any of our staff members via Moodle. If you are the more social type and would prefer to interact with us this way, we are very active on Instagram and post daily motivational quotes, activities, games and information.

What should I bring on my first day?

Your first day at University is an exciting time but can also be slightly daunting. However, being prepared and knowing what to bring with you on your first day can help you to calm those nerves, have fun and enjoy your first experience of student life at BCU.

With that in mind, here is a list of things you should bring with you on your first day and some hints and tips to ensure you have a successful day!

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable – you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment.
  • Student ID card (login and password information) – this might seem obvious, but please remember that you need this daily to access all facilities in the university. It should also be visible at all times, so that you are easily identifiable as a BCU student.
  • Access to class timetables either on a device such as a phone, laptop or tablet or a printed version.
  • Folders for all modules.
  • Personal laptop or tablet (if you have one)
  • USB stick
  • Notepad and pen
  • Post it notes
  • And of course, a big bag to carry all these items in!

International students

In addition to everything listed above, our International students are advised to bring with them the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

Additional essentials

The weather in Birmingham can be unpredictable, even in summer! Bring some layers of lightweight clothing, as days can start off cool and get warmer, and make sure to include a waterproof jacket. Most importantly, bring YOURSELF and a smile. With the right amount of planning, your first day will run smoothly and you’ll be off to a great start on the first day of your academic career.

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Film courses

Social media accounts

The ADM Faculty is an innovative, creative and vibrant community both on campus and online. During your induction, you can stay up to date on social media for the latest news and events. We have a variety of accounts and group spaces where you can connect with fellow students and staff members.

Course Facebook group

@adm.ssa_team

mybcu

Birmingham City University Facebook

Mentors

Your Level Up mentors are really looking forward to meeting you!

During Welcome week, you will get meet your Level Up Mentors. Level Up is all about helping you in your transition to university life and getting you settled in. Level Up Mentors are current students at BCU and can help you find where you need to go during your Welcome Week, answer questions about the university or your course and are a friendly face if you’re ever feeling overwhelmed or just want to chat. Before you join us at here at BCU you will receive a call from a Level Up Mentor to check you have all the information you need and to answer any questions you might have before getting here.

If you would like to become a Mentor, there will be lots of opportunities for you to join the team. Just keep an eye out for announcements on Moodle.

International Students

If you are an international student, we are delighted to welcome you to the UK and Birmingham!

We will be offering flexible arrival time across the first four weeks of term to those who require it and you will be allowed to start at any point up until the eighth week of term to allow for any quarantine period imposed by the UK Government. Should you need to take advantage of this flexible arrival, BCU will do our best to support you to avoid falling behind on your studies and you will have access to online teaching at home.

The Faculty’s Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) are here to help you with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Our courses run online and at different venues to suit your interests and need. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.

Within the wider University, international students have access to a vast range of support services. The Careers team can help students with employability skills and the Centre for Academic Success supports students with English, maths and general study skills.

If you have any queries about your tuition fees, visa, healthcare or CV, applications and interviews etc, please visit this link: https://icity.bcu.ac.uk/internationaloffice/Where-do-I-need-to-go

BA (Hons) Media Production

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 14 September.

Start time

To ensure social distancing guidelines are adhered to, we will be splitting courses into smaller groups for their welcome and induction. More information about these sessions, along with a course handbook and any pre-arrival tasks, will be found on your virtual learning platform, Moodle. Links to your course Moodle are below, but please note that you need to complete enrolment in order to be able to access Moodle. If you have not yet started enrolment, please look out for an email telling you how to do this.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Media Production

All students must complete a Covid induction and self-assessment before they come to campus. The induction is available on Moodle via the link below – a password has been emailed to your BCU email address. A link for the self-assessment will be sent to your BCU email address w/c 7 September; this must be completed by 28 September.

Moodle – Covid induction

Course Leader

Dr. Sam Coley

Welcome message

A very warm welcome from the MA Media Production course team.

This exciting course is part of the Birmingham School of Media which enjoys some of the best television and radio facilities of any UK university. You’ll be making your own audio and video content from the outset, working collaboratively with your peers. The course is very industry focussed, and your lecturers all have backgrounds as media professionals themselves. We’re really looking forward to getting to know you, and to work with you on some interesting projects.

We are excited to meet you during the ‘Welcome Week’, where we have a range of activities prepared to enable you to meet your peers and tutors and to help orientate you around the University.

Student Success Advisors welcome:

As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and advice you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing and will often help signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible.

You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential. You can also meet us within a group, talk to us online, over the phone or via email. As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions or if you just fancy a chat! It is our job to help you succeed, so let us know how you’re getting on. We wish you the very best of luck with your studies, and new adventure at BCU. Please email the team at admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk alternatively, you can book a 1-2-1 appointment with any of our staff members via Moodle. If you are the more social type and would prefer to interact with us this way, we are very active on Instagram and post daily motivational quotes, activities, games and information.

What should I bring on my first day?

Your first day at University is an exciting time but can also be slightly daunting. However, being prepared and knowing what to bring with you on your first day can help you to calm those nerves, have fun and enjoy your first experience of student life at BCU.

With that in mind, here is a list of things you should bring with you on your first day and some hints and tips to ensure you have a successful day!

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable – you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment.
  • Student ID card (login and password information) – this might seem obvious, but please remember that you need this daily to access all facilities in the university. It should also be visible at all times, so that you are easily identifiable as a BCU student.
  • Access to class timetables either on a device such as a phone, laptop or tablet or a printed version.
  • Folders for all modules.
  • Personal laptop or tablet (if you have one)
  • USB stick
  • Notepad and pen
  • Post it notes
  • And of course, a big bag to carry all these items in!

International students

In addition to everything listed above, our International students are advised to bring with them the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

Additional essentials

The weather in Birmingham can be unpredictable, even in summer! Bring some layers of lightweight clothing, as days can start off cool and get warmer, and make sure to include a waterproof jacket. Most importantly, bring YOURSELF and a smile. With the right amount of planning, your first day will run smoothly and you’ll be off to a great start on the first day of your academic career.

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Media Production

Social media accounts

The ADM Faculty is an innovative, creative and vibrant community both on campus and online. During your induction, you can stay up to date on social media for the latest news and events. We have a variety of accounts and group spaces where you can connect with fellow students and staff members.

Course Facebook group

Facebook

@adm.ssa_team

mybcu

Birmingham City University Facebook

Mentors

Your Level Up mentors are really looking forward to meeting you!

During Welcome week, you will get meet your Level Up Mentors. Level Up is all about helping you in your transition to university life and getting you settled in. Level Up Mentors are current students at BCU and can help you find where you need to go during your Welcome Week, answer questions about the university or your course and are a friendly face if you’re ever feeling overwhelmed or just want to chat. Before you join us at here at BCU you will receive a call from a Level Up Mentor to check you have all the information you need and to answer any questions you might have before getting here.

If you would like to become a Mentor, there will be lots of opportunities for you to join the team. Just keep an eye out for announcements on Moodle.

International Students

If you are an international student, we are delighted to welcome you to the UK and Birmingham!

We will be offering flexible arrival time across the first four weeks of term to those who require it and you will be allowed to start at any point up until the eighth week of term to allow for any quarantine period imposed by the UK Government. Should you need to take advantage of this flexible arrival, BCU will do our best to support you to avoid falling behind on your studies and you will have access to online teaching at home.

The Faculty’s Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) are here to help you with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Our courses run online and at different venues to suit your interests and need. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.

Within the wider University, international students have access to a vast range of support services. The Careers team can help students with employability skills and the Centre for Academic Success supports students with English, maths and general study skills.

If you have any queries about your tuition fees, visa, healthcare or CV, applications and interviews etc, please visit this link: https://icity.bcu.ac.uk/internationaloffice/Where-do-I-need-to-go

BA (Hons) Public Relations and Media

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 14 September.

Start time

To ensure social distancing guidelines are adhered to, we will be splitting courses into smaller groups for their welcome and induction. More information about these sessions, along with a course handbook and any pre-arrival tasks, will be found on your virtual learning platform, Moodle. Links to your course Moodle are below, but please note that you need to complete enrolment in order to be able to access Moodle. If you have not yet started enrolment, please look out for an email telling you how to do this.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Public Relations and Media

All students must complete a Covid induction and self-assessment before they come to campus. The induction is available on Moodle via the link below – a password has been emailed to your BCU email address. A link for the self-assessment will be sent to your BCU email address w/c 7 September; this must be completed by 28 September.

Moodle – Covid induction

Course Leader

Philip Young

Welcome message

I hope you are excited to join us for induction week! We have lots of fun and engaging activities planned to help you find your way around the school and campus and also to enable you to meet your peers and tutors.

Student Success Advisors welcome:

As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and advice you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing and will often help signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible.

You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential. You can also meet us within a group, talk to us online, over the phone or via email. As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions or if you just fancy a chat! It is our job to help you succeed, so let us know how you’re getting on. We wish you the very best of luck with your studies, and new adventure at BCU. Please email the team at admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk alternatively, you can book a 1-2-1 appointment with any of our staff members via Moodle. If you are the more social type and would prefer to interact with us this way, we are very active on Instagram and post daily motivational quotes, activities, games and information.

What should I bring on my first day?

Your first day at University is an exciting time but can also be slightly daunting. However, being prepared and knowing what to bring with you on your first day can help you to calm those nerves, have fun and enjoy your first experience of student life at BCU.

With that in mind, here is a list of things you should bring with you on your first day and some hints and tips to ensure you have a successful day!

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable – you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment.
  • Student ID card (login and password information) – this might seem obvious, but please remember that you need this daily to access all facilities in the university. It should also be visible at all times, so that you are easily identifiable as a BCU student.
  • Access to class timetables either on a device such as a phone, laptop or tablet or a printed version.
  • Folders for all modules.
  • Personal laptop or tablet (if you have one)
  • USB stick
  • Notepad and pen
  • Post it notes
  • And of course, a big bag to carry all these items in!

International students

In addition to everything listed above, our International students are advised to bring with them the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

Additional essentials

The weather in Birmingham can be unpredictable, even in summer! Bring some layers of lightweight clothing, as days can start off cool and get warmer, and make sure to include a waterproof jacket. Most importantly, bring YOURSELF and a smile. With the right amount of planning, your first day will run smoothly and you’ll be off to a great start on the first day of your academic career.

Essential equipment

Most students find it useful to have their own laptop but these can be borrowed from BCU though our Hires and Loans system.

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Public Relations and Media

Social media accounts

The ADM Faculty is an innovative, creative and vibrant community both on campus and online. During your induction, you can stay up to date on social media for the latest news and events. We have a variety of accounts and group spaces where you can connect with fellow students and staff members.

Course Facebook group

Twitter

@adm.ssa_team

mybcu

Birmingham City University Facebook

Mentors

Your Level Up mentors are really looking forward to meeting you!

During Welcome week, you will get meet your Level Up Mentors. Level Up is all about helping you in your transition to university life and getting you settled in. Level Up Mentors are current students at BCU and can help you find where you need to go during your Welcome Week, answer questions about the university or your course and are a friendly face if you’re ever feeling overwhelmed or just want to chat. Before you join us at here at BCU you will receive a call from a Level Up Mentor to check you have all the information you need and to answer any questions you might have before getting here.

If you would like to become a Mentor, there will be lots of opportunities for you to join the team. Just keep an eye out for announcements on Moodle.

International Students

If you are an international student, we are delighted to welcome you to the UK and Birmingham!

We will be offering flexible arrival time across the first four weeks of term to those who require it and you will be allowed to start at any point up until the eighth week of term to allow for any quarantine period imposed by the UK Government. Should you need to take advantage of this flexible arrival, BCU will do our best to support you to avoid falling behind on your studies and you will have access to online teaching at home.

The Faculty’s Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) are here to help you with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Our courses run online and at different venues to suit your interests and need. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.

Within the wider University, international students have access to a vast range of support services. The Careers team can help students with employability skills and the Centre for Academic Success supports students with English, maths and general study skills.

If you have any queries about your tuition fees, visa, healthcare or CV, applications and interviews etc, please visit this link: https://icity.bcu.ac.uk/internationaloffice/Where-do-I-need-to-go

BA (Hons) Music Industries

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 14 September.

Start time

To ensure social distancing guidelines are adhered to, we will be splitting courses into smaller groups for their welcome and induction. More information about these sessions, along with a course handbook and any pre-arrival tasks, will be found on your virtual learning platform, Moodle. Links to your course Moodle are below, but please note that you need to complete enrolment in order to be able to access Moodle. If you have not yet started enrolment, please look out for an email telling you how to do this.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Music Industries

All students must complete a Covid induction and self-assessment before they come to campus. The induction is available on Moodle via the link below – a password has been emailed to your BCU email address. A link for the self-assessment will be sent to your BCU email address w/c 7 September; this must be completed by 28 September.

Moodle – Covid induction

Course Staff

Dr Matt Grimes

Welcome message

A very warm welcome from the BA (Hons) Music Industries course team. This course is part of the Birmingham School of Media. The course is very industry focussed, and your lecturers all have backgrounds in the music industry themselves. We’re really looking forward to getting to know you, and to work with you on some interesting projects over the coming 3 years. We are excited to be hosting you in Welcome Week, where we have a range of fun and engaging activities to enable you to meet your peers and tutors and to help orientate you with the University and the city of Birmingham.

Student Success Advisors welcome:

As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and advice you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing and will often help signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible.

You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential. You can also meet us within a group, talk to us online, over the phone or via email. As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions or if you just fancy a chat! It is our job to help you succeed, so let us know how you’re getting on. We wish you the very best of luck with your studies, and new adventure at BCU. Please email the team at admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk alternatively, you can book a 1-2-1 appointment with any of our staff members via Moodle. If you are the more social type and would prefer to interact with us this way, we are very active on Instagram and post daily motivational quotes, activities, games and information.

What should I bring on my first day?

Your first day at University is an exciting time but can also be slightly daunting. However, being prepared and knowing what to bring with you on your first day can help you to calm those nerves, have fun and enjoy your first experience of student life at BCU.

With that in mind, here is a list of things you should bring with you on your first day and some hints and tips to ensure you have a successful day!

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable – you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment.
  • Student ID card (login and password information) – this might seem obvious, but please remember that you need this daily to access all facilities in the university. It should also be visible at all times, so that you are easily identifiable as a BCU student.
  • Access to class timetables either on a device such as a phone, laptop or tablet or a printed version.
  • Folders for all modules.
  • Personal laptop or tablet (if you have one)
  • USB stick
  • Notepad and pen
  • Post it notes
  • And of course, a big bag to carry all these items in!

International students

In addition to everything listed above, our International students are advised to bring with them the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

Additional essentials

The weather in Birmingham can be unpredictable, even in summer! Bring some layers of lightweight clothing, as days can start off cool and get warmer, and make sure to include a waterproof jacket. Most importantly, bring YOURSELF and a smile. With the right amount of planning, your first day will run smoothly and you’ll be off to a great start on the first day of your academic career.

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Music Industries

Social media accounts

The ADM Faculty is an innovative, creative and vibrant community both on campus and online. During your induction, you can stay up to date on social media for the latest news and events. We have a variety of accounts and group spaces where you can connect with fellow students and staff members.

Course Facebook group

Facebook

Twitter

@adm.ssa_team

mybcu

Birmingham City University Facebook

Mentors

Your Level Up mentors are really looking forward to meeting you!

During Welcome week, you will get meet your Level Up Mentors. Level Up is all about helping you in your transition to university life and getting you settled in. Level Up Mentors are current students at BCU and can help you find where you need to go during your Welcome Week, answer questions about the university or your course and are a friendly face if you’re ever feeling overwhelmed or just want to chat. Before you join us at here at BCU you will receive a call from a Level Up Mentor to check you have all the information you need and to answer any questions you might have before getting here.

If you would like to become a Mentor, there will be lots of opportunities for you to join the team. Just keep an eye out for announcements on Moodle.

International Students

If you are an international student, we are delighted to welcome you to the UK and Birmingham!

We will be offering flexible arrival time across the first four weeks of term to those who require it and you will be allowed to start at any point up until the eighth week of term to allow for any quarantine period imposed by the UK Government. Should you need to take advantage of this flexible arrival, BCU will do our best to support you to avoid falling behind on your studies and you will have access to online teaching at home.

The Faculty’s Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) are here to help you with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Our courses run online and at different venues to suit your interests and need. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.

Within the wider University, international students have access to a vast range of support services. The Careers team can help students with employability skills and the Centre for Academic Success supports students with English, maths and general study skills.

If you have any queries about your tuition fees, visa, healthcare or CV, applications and interviews etc, please visit this link: https://icity.bcu.ac.uk/internationaloffice/Where-do-I-need-to-go

BMus (Hons) Jazz

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 14 September.

Start time

To ensure social distancing guidelines are adhered to, we will be splitting courses into smaller groups for their welcome and induction. More information about these sessions, along with a course handbook and any pre-arrival tasks, will be found on your virtual learning platform, Moodle. Links to your course Moodle are below, but please note that you need to complete enrolment in order to be able to access Moodle. If you have not yet started enrolment, please look out for an email telling you how to do this.

Moodle - BMus (Hons) Jazz

All students must complete a Covid induction and self-assessment before they come to campus. The induction is available on Moodle via the link below – a password has been emailed to your BCU email address. A link for the self-assessment will be sent to your BCU email address w/c 7 September; this must be completed by 28 September.

Moodle – Covid induction

Course Leader

Jeremy Price (Head of Jazz)

Welcome message

On behalf of the Jazz staff and the continuing students, a heartfelt welcome aboard this fantastic jazz department. We are delighted that you have decided to join us and look forward to sharing with you a whole host of inspiring musical experiences from all the departmental gigs and student performances to the masterclass series and international guest nights at Eastside Jazz Club.

You’ll also get to know the City’s scene with its many venues and prolific output of jazz. Many Freshers say that they hear more live jazz in their first couple of weeks than they have heard all year! And it just keeps coming so go ahead and revel in it!

Student Success Advisors welcome:

As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and advice you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing and will often help signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible.

You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential. You can also meet us within a group, talk to us online, over the phone or via email. As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions or if you just fancy a chat! It is our job to help you succeed, so let us know how you’re getting on. We wish you the very best of luck with your studies, and new adventure at BCU. Please email the team at admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk alternatively, you can book a 1-2-1 appointment with any of our staff members via Moodle. If you are the more social type and would prefer to interact with us this way, we are very active on Instagram and post daily motivational quotes, activities, games and information.

What should I bring on my first day?

We do not want you to be overloaded on your first day with all your equipment. Please see below for what to bring on day one:

  • A Diary! Either the paper-based variety or the equivalent on a digital device — but this aspect of your professional musical life — which begins this week! — is crucial! If you are investing in a paper version, a so-called ‘Academic Diary’ that runs from September 2020 to August 2021 would be ideal.
  • Pens/pencils — especially if your diary is of the paper variety!
  • Student ID (login and password information)
  • Student card — you’ll need this to get through doors!
  • Your instrument — if portable, it would be good to have it in case there’s a chance to play. For drums, basses and amps, we will advise how to get access to storerooms during Welcome Week.

Additional essentials

The weather in Birmingham can be unpredictable, even in summer! Bring some layers of lightweight clothing, as days can start off cool and get warmer, and make sure to include a waterproof jacket. Most importantly, bring YOURSELF and a smile. With the right amount of planning, your first day will run smoothly and you’ll be off to a great start on the first day of your academic career.

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle - BMus (Hons) Jazz

Social media accounts

The ADM Faculty is an innovative, creative and vibrant community both on campus and online. During your induction, you can stay up to date on social media for the latest news and events. We have a variety of accounts and group spaces where you can connect with fellow students and staff members.

Course Facebook group

Facebook

Twitter

@adm.ssa_team

mybcu

Birmingham City University Facebook

Mentors

Your Level Up mentors are really looking forward to meeting you!

During Welcome week, you will get meet your Level Up Mentors. Level Up is all about helping you in your transition to university life and getting you settled in. Level Up Mentors are current students at BCU and can help you find where you need to go during your Welcome Week, answer questions about the university or your course and are a friendly face if you’re ever feeling overwhelmed or just want to chat. Before you join us at here at BCU you will receive a call from a Level Up Mentor to check you have all the information you need and to answer any questions you might have before getting here.

If you would like to become a Mentor, there will be lots of opportunities for you to join the team. Just keep an eye out for announcements on Moodle.

International Students

If you are an international student, we are delighted to welcome you to the UK and Birmingham!

We will be offering flexible arrival time across the first four weeks of term to those who require it and you will be allowed to start at any point up until the eighth week of term to allow for any quarantine period imposed by the UK Government. Should you need to take advantage of this flexible arrival, BCU will do our best to support you to avoid falling behind on your studies and you will have access to online teaching at home.

The Faculty’s Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) are here to help you with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Our courses run online and at different venues to suit your interests and need. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.

Within the wider University, international students have access to a vast range of support services. The Careers team can help students with employability skills and the Centre for Academic Success supports students with English, maths and general study skills.

If you have any queries about your tuition fees, visa, healthcare or CV, applications and interviews etc, please visit this link: https://icity.bcu.ac.uk/internationaloffice/Where-do-I-need-to-go

BMus (Hons) Music / Instrumental and Vocal Performance / Composition / Music Technology

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 14 September.

Start time

To ensure social distancing guidelines are adhered to, we will be splitting courses into smaller groups for their welcome and induction. More information about these sessions, along with a course handbook and any pre-arrival tasks, will be found on your virtual learning platform, Moodle. Links to your course Moodle are below, but please note that you need to complete enrolment in order to be able to access Moodle. If you have not yet started enrolment, please look out for an email telling you how to do this.

Moodle - BMus (Hons)

All students must complete a Covid induction and self-assessment before they come to campus. The induction is available on Moodle via the link below – a password has been emailed to your BCU email address. A link for the self-assessment will be sent to your BCU email address w/c 7 September; this must be completed by 28 September.

Moodle – Covid induction

Course Leader

Duncan Fielden - Director of Undergraduate Studies (Music)

Welcome message

Hello and Welcome!

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you all to your first week at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. We have a lot of activities planned to help you find your way around the Conservatoire and University campus, where we can explain elements of your course to you, enable you to get to know your Head of Department and your other Course Tutors and, of course, provide arenas where you can meet other students and start to make friends. We’ll also be using the opportunity to get you to take some small tests so that we can begin to tailor our teaching to your very specific, individual needs — nothing too scary, promise — but very important!

Student Success Advisors welcome:

As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and advice you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing and will often help signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible.

You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential. You can also meet us within a group, talk to us online, over the phone or via email. As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions or if you just fancy a chat! It is our job to help you succeed, so let us know how you’re getting on. We wish you the very best of luck with your studies, and new adventure at BCU. Please email the team at admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk alternatively, you can book a 1-2-1 appointment with any of our staff members via Moodle. If you are the more social type and would prefer to interact with us this way, we are very active on Instagram and post daily motivational quotes, activities, games and information.

What should I bring on my first day?

We do not want you to be overloaded on your first day with all your equipment. Please see below for what to bring on day one:

  • A Diary! Either the paper-based variety or the equivalent on a digital device — but this aspect of your professional musical life — which begins this week! — is crucial! If you are investing in a paper version, a so-called “Academic Diary” that runs from September 2020 to August 2021 would be ideal.
  • Pens/pencils — especially if your diary is of the paper variety!
  • Student iD (login and password information)
  • Student card — you’ll need this to get through doors!

You probably won’t need your instrument on the first day, but you are welcome to bring it along if you want — you may find a moment to practice after all, but you’ll also be carrying it around all day, so be warned!

Additional essentials

The weather in Birmingham can be unpredictable, even in summer! Bring some layers of lightweight clothing, as days can start off cool and get warmer, and make sure to include a waterproof jacket. Most importantly, bring YOURSELF and a smile. With the right amount of planning, your first day will run smoothly and you’ll be off to a great start on the first day of your academic career.

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle - BMus (Hons)

Social media accounts

The ADM Faculty is an innovative, creative and vibrant community both on campus and online. During your induction, you can stay up to date on social media for the latest news and events. We have a variety of accounts and group spaces where you can connect with fellow students and staff members.

Course Facebook group

Facebook

@adm.ssa_team

mybcu

Birmingham City University Facebook

Mentors

Your Level Up mentors are really looking forward to meeting you!

During Welcome week, you will get meet your Level Up Mentors. Level Up is all about helping you in your transition to university life and getting you settled in. Level Up Mentors are current students at BCU and can help you find where you need to go during your Welcome Week, answer questions about the university or your course and are a friendly face if you’re ever feeling overwhelmed or just want to chat. Before you join us at here at BCU you will receive a call from a Level Up Mentor to check you have all the information you need and to answer any questions you might have before getting here.

If you would like to become a Mentor, there will be lots of opportunities for you to join the team. Just keep an eye out for announcements on Moodle.

International Students

If you are an international student, we are delighted to welcome you to the UK and Birmingham!

We will be offering flexible arrival time across the first four weeks of term to those who require it and you will be allowed to start at any point up until the eighth week of term to allow for any quarantine period imposed by the UK Government. Should you need to take advantage of this flexible arrival, BCU will do our best to support you to avoid falling behind on your studies and you will have access to online teaching at home.

The Faculty’s Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) are here to help you with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Our courses run online and at different venues to suit your interests and need. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.

Within the wider University, international students have access to a vast range of support services. The Careers team can help students with employability skills and the Centre for Academic Success supports students with English, maths and general study skills.

If you have any queries about your tuition fees, visa, healthcare or CV, applications and interviews etc, please visit this link: https://icity.bcu.ac.uk/internationaloffice/Where-do-I-need-to-go

BA (Hons) Video Game Digital Art

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 14 September.

Start time

To ensure social distancing guidelines are adhered to, we will be splitting courses into smaller groups for their welcome and induction. More information about these sessions, along with a course handbook and any pre-arrival tasks, will be found on your virtual learning platform, Moodle. Links to your course Moodle are below, but please note that you need to complete enrolment in order to be able to access Moodle. If you have not yet started enrolment, please look out for an email telling you how to do this.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Video Game Digital Art

All students must complete a Covid induction and self-assessment before they come to campus. The induction is available on Moodle via the link below – a password has been emailed to your BCU email address. A link for the self-assessment will be sent to your BCU email address w/c 7 September; this must be completed by 28 September.

Moodle – Covid induction

Course Leader

Shaun Magher

Welcome message

I hope you are excited to join us for induction week! We have lots of fun and engaging activities planned to help you find your way around the school and campus and also to enable you to meet your peers and tutors.

Student Success Advisors welcome:

As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and advice you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing and will often help signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible.

You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential. You can also meet us within a group, talk to us online, over the phone or via email. As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions or if you just fancy a chat! It is our job to help you succeed, so let us know how you’re getting on. We wish you the very best of luck with your studies, and new adventure at BCU. Please email the team at admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk alternatively, you can book a 1-2-1 appointment with any of our staff members via Moodle. If you are the more social type and would prefer to interact with us this way, we are very active on Instagram and post daily motivational quotes, activities, games and information.

What should I bring on my first day?

Your first day at University is an exciting time but can also be slightly daunting. However, being prepared and knowing what to bring with you on your first day can help you to calm those nerves, have fun and enjoy your first experience of student life at BCU.

With that in mind, here is a list of things you should bring with you on your first day and some hints and tips to ensure you have a successful day!

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable – you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment.
  • Student ID card (login and password information) – this might seem obvious, but please remember that you need this daily to access all facilities in the university. It should also be visible at all times, so that you are easily identifiable as a BCU student.
  • Access to class timetables either on a device such as a phone, laptop or tablet or a printed version.
  • Folders for all modules.
  • Personal laptop or tablet (if you have one)
  • USB stick
  • Notepad and pen
  • Post it notes
  • And of course, a big bag to carry all these items in!

International students

In addition to everything listed above, our International students are advised to bring with them the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

Additional essentials

The weather in Birmingham can be unpredictable, even in summer! Bring some layers of lightweight clothing, as days can start off cool and get warmer, and make sure to include a waterproof jacket. Most importantly, bring YOURSELF and a smile. With the right amount of planning, your first day will run smoothly and you’ll be off to a great start on the first day of your academic career.

Equipment

We suggest that you purchase a Wacom tablet, to use alongside the laptop that we provide for the duration of your course.

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Video Game Digital Art

Social media accounts

The ADM Faculty is an innovative, creative and vibrant community both on campus and online. During your induction, you can stay up to date on social media for the latest news and events. We have a variety of accounts and group spaces where you can connect with fellow students and staff members.

Course Facebook group

@adm.ssa_team

mybcu

Birmingham City University Facebook

Mentors

Your Level Up mentors are really looking forward to meeting you!

During Welcome week, you will get meet your Level Up Mentors. Level Up is all about helping you in your transition to university life and getting you settled in. Level Up Mentors are current students at BCU and can help you find where you need to go during your Welcome Week, answer questions about the university or your course and are a friendly face if you’re ever feeling overwhelmed or just want to chat. Before you join us at here at BCU you will receive a call from a Level Up Mentor to check you have all the information you need and to answer any questions you might have before getting here.

If you would like to become a Mentor, there will be lots of opportunities for you to join the team. Just keep an eye out for announcements on Moodle.

International Students

If you are an international student, we are delighted to welcome you to the UK and Birmingham!

We will be offering flexible arrival time across the first four weeks of term to those who require it and you will be allowed to start at any point up until the eighth week of term to allow for any quarantine period imposed by the UK Government. Should you need to take advantage of this flexible arrival, BCU will do our best to support you to avoid falling behind on your studies and you will have access to online teaching at home.

The Faculty’s Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) are here to help you with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Our courses run online and at different venues to suit your interests and need. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.

Within the wider University, international students have access to a vast range of support services. The Careers team can help students with employability skills and the Centre for Academic Success supports students with English, maths and general study skills.

If you have any queries about your tuition fees, visa, healthcare or CV, applications and interviews etc, please visit this link: https://icity.bcu.ac.uk/internationaloffice/Where-do-I-need-to-go

BA (Hons) Digital Marketing

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 14 September.

Start time

To ensure social distancing guidelines are adhered to, we will be splitting courses into smaller groups for their welcome and induction. More information about these sessions, along with a course handbook and any pre-arrival tasks, will be found on your virtual learning platform, Moodle. Links to your course Moodle are below, but please note that you need to complete enrolment in order to be able to access Moodle. If you have not yet started enrolment, please look out for an email telling you how to do this.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Digital Marketing

All students must complete a Covid induction and self-assessment before they come to campus. The induction is available on Moodle via the link below – a password has been emailed to your BCU email address. A link for the self-assessment will be sent to your BCU email address w/c 7 September; this must be completed by 28 September.

Moodle – Covid induction

Course Leader

Rebecca Tullener

Welcome message

Hi there,

I hope you are excited to join us for induction week! We have lots of fun and engaging activities planned to help you find your way around the school and campus and also to enable you to meet your peers and tutors.

Student Success Advisors welcome:

As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and advice you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing and will often help signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible.

You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential. You can also meet us within a group, talk to us online, over the phone or via email. As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions or if you just fancy a chat! It is our job to help you succeed, so let us know how you’re getting on. We wish you the very best of luck with your studies, and new adventure at BCU. Please email the team at admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk alternatively, you can book a 1-2-1 appointment with any of our staff members via Moodle. If you are the more social type and would prefer to interact with us this way, we are very active on Instagram and post daily motivational quotes, activities, games and information.

What should I bring on my first day?

Your first day at University is an exciting time but can also be slightly daunting. However, being prepared and knowing what to bring with you on your first day can help you to calm those nerves, have fun and enjoy your first experience of student life at BCU.

With that in mind, here is a list of things you should bring with you on your first day and some hints and tips to ensure you have a successful day!

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable – you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment.
  • Student ID card (login and password information) – this might seem obvious, but please remember that you need this daily to access all facilities in the university. It should also be visible at all times, so that you are easily identifiable as a BCU student.
  • Access to class timetables either on a device such as a phone, laptop or tablet or a printed version.
  • Folders for all modules.
  • Personal laptop or tablet (if you have one)
  • USB stick
  • Notepad and pen
  • Post it notes
  • And of course, a big bag to carry all these items in!

International students

In addition to everything listed above, our International students are advised to bring with them the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

Additional essentials

The weather in Birmingham can be unpredictable, even in summer! Bring some layers of lightweight clothing, as days can start off cool and get warmer, and make sure to include a waterproof jacket. Most importantly, bring YOURSELF and a smile. With the right amount of planning, your first day will run smoothly and you’ll be off to a great start on the first day of your academic career.

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Digital Marketing

Social media accounts

The ADM Faculty is an innovative, creative and vibrant community both on campus and online. During your induction, you can stay up to date on social media for the latest news and events. We have a variety of accounts and group spaces where you can connect with fellow students and staff members.

Course Facebook group

@adm.ssa_team

mybcu

Birmingham City University Facebook

Mentors

Your Level Up mentors are really looking forward to meeting you!

During Welcome week, you will get meet your Level Up Mentors. Level Up is all about helping you in your transition to university life and getting you settled in. Level Up Mentors are current students at BCU and can help you find where you need to go during your Welcome Week, answer questions about the university or your course and are a friendly face if you’re ever feeling overwhelmed or just want to chat. Before you join us at here at BCU you will receive a call from a Level Up Mentor to check you have all the information you need and to answer any questions you might have before getting here.

If you would like to become a Mentor, there will be lots of opportunities for you to join the team. Just keep an eye out for announcements on Moodle.

International Students

If you are an international student, we are delighted to welcome you to the UK and Birmingham!

We will be offering flexible arrival time across the first four weeks of term to those who require it and you will be allowed to start at any point up until the eighth week of term to allow for any quarantine period imposed by the UK Government. Should you need to take advantage of this flexible arrival, BCU will do our best to support you to avoid falling behind on your studies and you will have access to online teaching at home.

The Faculty’s Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) are here to help you with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Our courses run online and at different venues to suit your interests and need. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.

Within the wider University, international students have access to a vast range of support services. The Careers team can help students with employability skills and the Centre for Academic Success supports students with English, maths and general study skills.

If you have any queries about your tuition fees, visa, healthcare or CV, applications and interviews etc, please visit this link: https://icity.bcu.ac.uk/internationaloffice/Where-do-I-need-to-go

BSc (Hons) Video Game Development

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 14 September.

Start time

To ensure social distancing guidelines are adhered to, we will be splitting courses into smaller groups for their welcome and induction. More information about these sessions, along with a course handbook and any pre-arrival tasks, will be found on your virtual learning platform, Moodle. Links to your course Moodle are below, but please note that you need to complete enrolment in order to be able to access Moodle. If you have not yet started enrolment, please look out for an email telling you how to do this.

Moodle - BSc (Hons) Video Game Development

All students must complete a Covid induction and self-assessment before they come to campus. The induction is available on Moodle via the link below – a password has been emailed to your BCU email address. A link for the self-assessment will be sent to your BCU email address w/c 7 September; this must be completed by 28 September.

Moodle – Covid induction

Course Leader

Zafar Qamar

Welcome message

Hi and welcome to BSc (Hons) Video Game Development, an intensive, two-year degree, perfect for a career as a programmer within the video game industry. 

This course provides creative, ambitious undergraduates with key skills to succeed in the field of video game development. Responding to key/future trends, technology innovation and the latest tools, the course should equip you with the skills, knowledge and confidence to author video games using a variety of programming languages, engines and frameworks across several target platforms.

With specialist skills training, mentoring and support from experienced industry professionals, you'll gain the theoretical and intellectual skills, mixed with the practical and team-working experience that game industry employers crave.

By the time you graduate, a whole year before most students, you’ll have two years of tangible, video game programming experience under your belt, ready to find your perfect job in the ever-growing game development industries.

The programme team all have vast industry experience and together with our partners which include Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, RedBee, Codemasters, Exient, Microsoft Rare, Sumo Digital, Lockwood, Lab 42 and Aardvark Swift (recruiters), warmly welcome you to the programme.

Finally, I hope you are excited to join us for induction week! We have lots of fun and engaging activities planned to help you find your way around the school and campus and also to enable you to meet your peers and tutors.

I very much look forward to meeting you and helping you in achieving your academic and career goals. 

Zafar

Student Success Advisors welcome:

As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and advice you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing and will often help signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible.

You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential. You can also meet us within a group, talk to us online, over the phone or via email. As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions or if you just fancy a chat! It is our job to help you succeed, so let us know how you’re getting on. We wish you the very best of luck with your studies, and new adventure at BCU. Please email the team at admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk alternatively, you can book a 1-2-1 appointment with any of our staff members via Moodle. If you are the more social type and would prefer to interact with us this way, we are very active on Instagram and post daily motivational quotes, activities, games and information.

What should I bring on my first day?

Your first day at University is an exciting time but can also be slightly daunting. However, being prepared and knowing what to bring with you on your first day can help you to calm those nerves, have fun and enjoy your first experience of student life at BCU.

With that in mind, here is a list of things you should bring with you on your first day and some hints and tips to ensure you have a successful day!

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable – you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment.
  • Student ID card (login and password information) – this might seem obvious, but please remember that you need this daily to access all facilities in the university. It should also be visible at all times, so that you are easily identifiable as a BCU student.
  • Access to class timetables either on a device such as a phone, laptop or tablet or a printed version.
  • Folders for all modules.
  • Personal laptop or tablet (if you have one)
  • USB stick
  • Notepad and pen
  • Post it notes
  • And of course, a big bag to carry all these items in!

International students

In addition to everything listed above, our International students are advised to bring with them the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

Additional essentials

The weather in Birmingham can be unpredictable, even in summer! Bring some layers of lightweight clothing, as days can start off cool and get warmer, and make sure to include a waterproof jacket. Most importantly, bring YOURSELF and a smile. With the right amount of planning, your first day will run smoothly and you’ll be off to a great start on the first day of your academic career.

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle - BSc (Hons) Video Game Development

Social media accounts

The ADM Faculty is an innovative, creative and vibrant community both on campus and online. During your induction, you can stay up to date on social media for the latest news and events. We have a variety of accounts and group spaces where you can connect with fellow students and staff members.

Course Facebook group

@adm.ssa_team

mybcu

Birmingham City University Facebook

Mentors

Your Level Up mentors are really looking forward to meeting you!

During Welcome week, you will get meet your Level Up Mentors. Level Up is all about helping you in your transition to university life and getting you settled in. Level Up Mentors are current students at BCU and can help you find where you need to go during your Welcome Week, answer questions about the university or your course and are a friendly face if you’re ever feeling overwhelmed or just want to chat. Before you join us at here at BCU you will receive a call from a Level Up Mentor to check you have all the information you need and to answer any questions you might have before getting here.

If you would like to become a Mentor, there will be lots of opportunities for you to join the team. Just keep an eye out for announcements on Moodle.

International Students

If you are an international student, we are delighted to welcome you to the UK and Birmingham!

We will be offering flexible arrival time across the first four weeks of term to those who require it and you will be allowed to start at any point up until the eighth week of term to allow for any quarantine period imposed by the UK Government. Should you need to take advantage of this flexible arrival, BCU will do our best to support you to avoid falling behind on your studies and you will have access to online teaching at home.

The Faculty’s Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) are here to help you with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Our courses run online and at different venues to suit your interests and need. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.

Within the wider University, international students have access to a vast range of support services. The Careers team can help students with employability skills and the Centre for Academic Success supports students with English, maths and general study skills.

If you have any queries about your tuition fees, visa, healthcare or CV, applications and interviews etc, please visit this link: https://icity.bcu.ac.uk/internationaloffice/Where-do-I-need-to-go

BA (Hons) Video Game Design and Production

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 14 September.

Start time

To ensure social distancing guidelines are adhered to, we will be splitting courses into smaller groups for their welcome and induction. More information about these sessions, along with a course handbook and any pre-arrival tasks, will be found on your virtual learning platform, Moodle. Links to your course Moodle are below, but please note that you need to complete enrolment in order to be able to access Moodle. If you have not yet started enrolment, please look out for an email telling you how to do this.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Video Game Design and Production

All students must complete a Covid induction and self-assessment before they come to campus. The induction is available on Moodle via the link below – a password has been emailed to your BCU email address. A link for the self-assessment will be sent to your BCU email address w/c 7 September; this must be completed by 28 September.

Moodle – Covid induction

Course Leader

Zuby Ahmed

Welcome message

Hi there, 

I want to wish you a very warm welcome to BA (Hons) Video Game Design and Production; developing the next generation video game designers and producers.

This course provides budding games designers and producers with all the key design, production and even high-level business skills needed to successfully navigate through the challenges and pitfalls of delivering game products within a demanding and rapidly evolving games industry environment.

Our diverse team of academics, specialists and industry mentors are looking forward to providing you with a wide range of experience in game development, game design, project management and production and games business models, enabling you to succeed in entering the games industry as a T-Skilled professional.

Game disciplines such as code, art and design will be covered providing a solid understanding of games development roles and activities. Video Games project delivery, product management and business will be covered, and you will have the opportunity to put newly learnt skills and knowledge into practice within the numerous projects within the programme.

The programme team all have vast industry experience and together with our partners which include Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, Codemasters, Microsoft Rare, Sumo Digital, Lockwood, Lab 42, SmashMouth Games, and Aardvark Swift (recruiters), warmly welcome you to the programme.

Finally, I hope you are excited to join us for induction week! We have lots of fun and engaging activities planned to help you find your way around the school and campus and also to enable you to meet your peers and tutors.

I look forward to meeting you and helping you in achieving your academic and career goals. 

Zuby

Student Success Advisors welcome:

As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and advice you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing and will often help signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible.

You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential. You can also meet us within a group, talk to us online, over the phone or via email. As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions or if you just fancy a chat! It is our job to help you succeed, so let us know how you’re getting on. We wish you the very best of luck with your studies, and new adventure at BCU. Please email the team at admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk alternatively, you can book a 1-2-1 appointment with any of our staff members via Moodle. If you are the more social type and would prefer to interact with us this way, we are very active on Instagram and post daily motivational quotes, activities, games and information.

What should I bring on my first day?

Your first day at University is an exciting time but can also be slightly daunting. However, being prepared and knowing what to bring with you on your first day can help you to calm those nerves, have fun and enjoy your first experience of student life at BCU.

With that in mind, here is a list of things you should bring with you on your first day and some hints and tips to ensure you have a successful day!

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable – you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment.
  • Student ID card (login and password information) – this might seem obvious, but please remember that you need this daily to access all facilities in the university. It should also be visible at all times, so that you are easily identifiable as a BCU student.
  • Access to class timetables either on a device such as a phone, laptop or tablet or a printed version.
  • Folders for all modules.
  • Personal laptop or tablet (if you have one)
  • USB stick
  • Notepad and pen
  • Post it notes
  • And of course, a big bag to carry all these items in!

International students

In addition to everything listed above, our International students are advised to bring with them the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

Additional essentials

The weather in Birmingham can be unpredictable, even in summer! Bring some layers of lightweight clothing, as days can start off cool and get warmer, and make sure to include a waterproof jacket. Most importantly, bring YOURSELF and a smile. With the right amount of planning, your first day will run smoothly and you’ll be off to a great start on the first day of your academic career.

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Video Game Design and Production

Social media accounts

The ADM Faculty is an innovative, creative and vibrant community both on campus and online. During your induction, you can stay up to date on social media for the latest news and events. We have a variety of accounts and group spaces where you can connect with fellow students and staff members.

Course Facebook Group

@adm.ssa_team

mybcu

Birmingham City University Facebook

Mentors

Your Level Up mentors are really looking forward to meeting you!

During Welcome week, you will get meet your Level Up Mentors. Level Up is all about helping you in your transition to university life and getting you settled in. Level Up Mentors are current students at BCU and can help you find where you need to go during your Welcome Week, answer questions about the university or your course and are a friendly face if you’re ever feeling overwhelmed or just want to chat. Before you join us at here at BCU you will receive a call from a Level Up Mentor to check you have all the information you need and to answer any questions you might have before getting here.

If you would like to become a Mentor, there will be lots of opportunities for you to join the team. Just keep an eye out for announcements on Moodle.

International Students

If you are an international student, we are delighted to welcome you to the UK and Birmingham!

We will be offering flexible arrival time across the first four weeks of term to those who require it and you will be allowed to start at any point up until the eighth week of term to allow for any quarantine period imposed by the UK Government. Should you need to take advantage of this flexible arrival, BCU will do our best to support you to avoid falling behind on your studies and you will have access to online teaching at home.

The Faculty’s Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) are here to help you with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Our courses run online and at different venues to suit your interests and need. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.

Within the wider University, international students have access to a vast range of support services. The Careers team can help students with employability skills and the Centre for Academic Success supports students with English, maths and general study skills.

If you have any queries about your tuition fees, visa, healthcare or CV, applications and interviews etc, please visit this link: https://icity.bcu.ac.uk/internationaloffice/Where-do-I-need-to-go

BA (Hons) Film Business and Promotion

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 14 September.

Start time

To ensure social distancing guidelines are adhered to, we will be splitting courses into smaller groups for their welcome and induction. More information about these sessions, along with a course handbook and any pre-arrival tasks, will be found on your virtual learning platform, Moodle. Links to your course Moodle are below, but please note that you need to complete enrolment in order to be able to access Moodle. If you have not yet started enrolment, please look out for an email telling you how to do this.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Film Business and Promotion

All students must complete a Covid induction and self-assessment before they come to campus. The induction is available on Moodle via the link below – a password has been emailed to your BCU email address. A link for the self-assessment will be sent to your BCU email address w/c 7 September; this must be completed by 28 September.

Moodle – Covid induction

Course Leader

Rebecca Tullener

Welcome message

Hi there,

I hope you are excited to join us for induction week! We have lots of fun and engaging activities planned to help you find your way around the school and campus and also to enable you to meet your peers and tutors.

Student Success Advisors welcome:

As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and advice you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing and will often help signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible.

You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential. You can also meet us within a group, talk to us online, over the phone or via email. As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions or if you just fancy a chat! It is our job to help you succeed, so let us know how you’re getting on. We wish you the very best of luck with your studies, and new adventure at BCU. Please email the team at admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk alternatively, you can book a 1-2-1 appointment with any of our staff members via Moodle. If you are the more social type and would prefer to interact with us this way, we are very active on Instagram and post daily motivational quotes, activities, games and information.

What should I bring on my first day?

Your first day at University is an exciting time but can also be slightly daunting. However, being prepared and knowing what to bring with you on your first day can help you to calm those nerves, have fun and enjoy your first experience of student life at BCU.

With that in mind, here is a list of things you should bring with you on your first day and some hints and tips to ensure you have a successful day!

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable – you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment.
  • Student ID card (login and password information) – this might seem obvious, but please remember that you need this daily to access all facilities in the university. It should also be visible at all times, so that you are easily identifiable as a BCU student.
  • Access to class timetables either on a device such as a phone, laptop or tablet or a printed version.
  • Folders for all modules.
  • Personal laptop or tablet (if you have one)
  • USB stick
  • Notepad and pen
  • Post it notes
  • And of course, a big bag to carry all these items in!

International students

In addition to everything listed above, our International students are advised to bring with them the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

Additional essentials

The weather in Birmingham can be unpredictable, even in summer! Bring some layers of lightweight clothing, as days can start off cool and get warmer, and make sure to include a waterproof jacket. Most importantly, bring YOURSELF and a smile. With the right amount of planning, your first day will run smoothly and you’ll be off to a great start on the first day of your academic career.

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Film Business and Promotion

Social media accounts

The ADM Faculty is an innovative, creative and vibrant community both on campus and online. During your induction, you can stay up to date on social media for the latest news and events. We have a variety of accounts and group spaces where you can connect with fellow students and staff members.

Course Facebook group

@adm.ssa_team

mybcu

Birmingham City University Facebook

Mentors

Your Level Up mentors are really looking forward to meeting you!

During Welcome week, you will get meet your Level Up Mentors. Level Up is all about helping you in your transition to university life and getting you settled in. Level Up Mentors are current students at BCU and can help you find where you need to go during your Welcome Week, answer questions about the university or your course and are a friendly face if you’re ever feeling overwhelmed or just want to chat. Before you join us at here at BCU you will receive a call from a Level Up Mentor to check you have all the information you need and to answer any questions you might have before getting here.

If you would like to become a Mentor, there will be lots of opportunities for you to join the team. Just keep an eye out for announcements on Moodle.

International Students

If you are an international student, we are delighted to welcome you to the UK and Birmingham!

We will be offering flexible arrival time across the first four weeks of term to those who require it and you will be allowed to start at any point up until the eighth week of term to allow for any quarantine period imposed by the UK Government. Should you need to take advantage of this flexible arrival, BCU will do our best to support you to avoid falling behind on your studies and you will have access to online teaching at home.

The Faculty’s Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) are here to help you with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Our courses run online and at different venues to suit your interests and need. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.

Within the wider University, international students have access to a vast range of support services. The Careers team can help students with employability skills and the Centre for Academic Success supports students with English, maths and general study skills.

If you have any queries about your tuition fees, visa, healthcare or CV, applications and interviews etc, please visit this link: https://icity.bcu.ac.uk/internationaloffice/Where-do-I-need-to-go

School of Visual Communication Foundation courses

Courses

This information applies to the following courses:

  • BA (Hons) Fine Art with a Foundation Year
  • BA (Hons) Art and Design with a Foundation Year
  • BA (Hons) Design for Performance: Theatre, Film and Live Events with a Foundation Year
  • BA (Hons) Graphic Communication with a Foundation Year
  • BA (Hons) Illustration with a Foundation Year
  • BA (Hons) Photography with a Foundation Year
Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 14 September.

Start time

To ensure social distancing guidelines are adhered to, we will be splitting courses into smaller groups for their welcome and induction. More information about these sessions, along with a course handbook and any pre-arrival tasks, will be found on your virtual learning platform, Moodle. Links to your course Moodle are below, but please note that you need to complete enrolment in order to be able to access Moodle. If you have not yet started enrolment, please look out for an email telling you how to do this.

Moodle - School of Art and School of Visual Communication Foundation Years

All students must complete a Covid induction and self-assessment before they come to campus. The induction is available on Moodle via the link below – a password has been emailed to your BCU email address. A link for the self-assessment will be sent to your BCU email address w/c 7 September; this must be completed by 28 September.

Moodle – Covid induction

Course Leader

Jo Newman

Welcome message

The focus for your first week will be orientation and integration. We will introduce you to the School of Art through informal cross course social activities and will kick start your Foundation course through general presentations that outline what’s ahead for the year. You will have the opportunity to ask questions throughout the week to help you address any concerns or confusions about the course as well as any general settling in queries.

We will also introduce you to Birmingham to help you navigate the immediate area close to where you will be studying.

We look forward to meeting you during Welcome Week.

Student Success Advisors welcome:

As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and advice you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing and will often help signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible.

You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential. You can also meet us within a group, talk to us online, over the phone or via email. As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions or if you just fancy a chat! It is our job to help you succeed, so let us know how you’re getting on. We wish you the very best of luck with your studies, and new adventure at BCU. Please email the team at admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk alternatively, you can book a 1-2-1 appointment with any of our staff members via Moodle. If you are the more social type and would prefer to interact with us this way, we are very active on Instagram and post daily motivational quotes, activities, games and information.

What should I bring on my first day?

Your first day at University is an exciting time but can also be slightly daunting. However, being prepared and knowing what to bring with you on your first day can help you to calm those nerves, have fun and enjoy your first experience of student life at BCU.

With that in mind, here is a list of things you should bring with you on your first day and some hints and tips to ensure you have a successful day!

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable – you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment.
  • Student ID card (login and password information) – this might seem obvious, but please remember that you need this daily to access all facilities in the university. It should also be visible at all times, so that you are easily identifiable as a BCU student.
  • Access to class timetables either on a device such as a phone, laptop or tablet or a printed version.
  • Folders for all modules.
  • Personal laptop or tablet (if you have one)
  • USB stick
  • Notepad and pen
  • Post it notes
  • And of course, a big bag to carry all these items in!

International students

In addition to everything listed above, our International students are advised to bring with them the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

Additional essentials

The weather in Birmingham can be unpredictable, even in summer! Bring some layers of lightweight clothing, as days can start off cool and get warmer, and make sure to include a waterproof jacket. Most importantly, bring YOURSELF and a smile. With the right amount of planning, your first day will run smoothly and you’ll be off to a great start on the first day of your academic career.

Essential equipment

We will discuss essential equipment in more depth during welcome week so please do not rush out and spend too much too quickly. There is plenty of time to focus on the development of your ‘tool kit’ and there will also be supporing materials provided by us throughout the year.

If you are planning ahead, aim to invest in a personal laptop which will support you throughout your entire BA Course and beyond.

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle - School of Art and School of Visual Communication Foundation Years

Social media accounts

The ADM Faculty is an innovative, creative and vibrant community both on campus and online. During your induction, you can stay up to date on social media for the latest news and events. We have a variety of accounts and group spaces where you can connect with fellow students and staff members.

Course Facebook group

Instagram: @bcufoundation

Instagram: @momentsatmargaretstreet

Instagram: @bcuillustration

Instagram: @bcu_designforperformance

Instagram: @bcu_graphics

Instagram: @bcuphoto

Instagram: @bcu_artanddesign

Instagram: @Angry_margaret

@adm.ssa_team

mybcu

Birmingham City University Facebook

Mentors

Your Level Up mentors are really looking forward to meeting you!

During Welcome week, you will get meet your Level Up Mentors. Level Up is all about helping you in your transition to university life and getting you settled in. Level Up Mentors are current students at BCU and can help you find where you need to go during your Welcome Week, answer questions about the university or your course and are a friendly face if you’re ever feeling overwhelmed or just want to chat. Before you join us at here at BCU you will receive a call from a Level Up Mentor to check you have all the information you need and to answer any questions you might have before getting here.

If you would like to become a Mentor, there will be lots of opportunities for you to join the team. Just keep an eye out for announcements on Moodle.

International Students

If you are an international student, we are delighted to welcome you to the UK and Birmingham!

We will be offering flexible arrival time across the first four weeks of term to those who require it and you will be allowed to start at any point up until the eighth week of term to allow for any quarantine period imposed by the UK Government. Should you need to take advantage of this flexible arrival, BCU will do our best to support you to avoid falling behind on your studies and you will have access to online teaching at home.

The Faculty’s Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) are here to help you with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Our courses run online and at different venues to suit your interests and need. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.

Within the wider University, international students have access to a vast range of support services. The Careers team can help students with employability skills and the Centre for Academic Success supports students with English, maths and general study skills.

If you have any queries about your tuition fees, visa, healthcare or CV, applications and interviews etc, please visit this link: https://icity.bcu.ac.uk/internationaloffice/Where-do-I-need-to-go

BA (Hons) Photography

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 14 September.

Start time

To ensure social distancing guidelines are adhered to, we will be splitting courses into smaller groups for their welcome and induction. More information about these sessions, along with a course handbook and any pre-arrival tasks, will be found on your virtual learning platform, Moodle. Links to your course Moodle are below, but please note that you need to complete enrolment in order to be able to access Moodle. If you have not yet started enrolment, please look out for an email telling you how to do this.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Photography

All students must complete a Covid induction and self-assessment before they come to campus. The induction is available on Moodle via the link below – a password has been emailed to your BCU email address. A link for the self-assessment will be sent to your BCU email address w/c 7 September; this must be completed by 28 September.

Moodle – Covid induction

Course Leader

Paul Lander is Senior Lecturer and Course Director of the BA (Hons) Photography degree at Birmingham City University.

He is primarily an educator and has an academic background in Landscape and documentary photography, with an emphasis of experimentation that challenges the norms of traditional image making. Technological affects and conceptual thinking are the main elements that bring his work together. He also worked for many years as a commercial practitioner and has worked with many industrial, retail and product organisations. This has produced a general all rounder academic, who is not only aware of issue driven themes such as the environmental, politics and social change, but also has experience with studio practice and entrepreneurial engagement.

First Year Coordinator & Lecturer: Clare Hewitt

Clare Hewitt is a photographer and Lecturer in Photography at Birmingham City University.

After completing a degree in Law, Clare went on to study Commercial Photography at the Arts University Bournemouth. Her work has been exhibited at venues nationally and internationally, including the National Portrait Gallery, Westminster Palace, and The Royal Albert Hall, and her clients include The New Yorker, Vice, Save the Children, The Guardian, and the BBC.

Clare is currently working on various projects, including a long term collaboration with a prisoner on death row in America, and a separate visual study of the ways that trees communicate. You can view more of Clare’s work at www.clarehewitt.co.uk.

Welcome message

Thank you for choosing to come and study Photography with us at Birmingham City University this coming academic year. The Photography Team are really looking forward to meeting you in September 2020!

It’s an exciting time to be studying Photography because, as we are sure you’re aware, there is a huge demand for people who can create compelling content and tell interesting stories. The primary focus of all our students is to make work that differentiates them and that demonstrates their technical and creative abilities. We can’t wait to help you develop your practice and see the work you create with us over the next three years!

You can follow us on Instagram: @bcuphoto

We also regularly update our website: www.bcuphotography.co.uk

We hope you have a great summer, but in the meantime if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to email your first year Coordinator, Clare Hewitt, clare.hewitt@bcu.ac.uk, or your Course Leader, Paul Lander by email, paul.lander@bcu.ac.uk.

A warm welcome from your SSA Team

As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and advice you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing and will often help signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible.

You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential. You can also meet us within a group, talk to us online, over the phone or via email. As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions or if you just fancy a chat! It is our job to help you succeed, so let us know how you’re getting on. We wish you the very best of luck with your studies, and new adventure at BCU. Please email the team at admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk alternatively, you can book a 1-2-1 appointment with any of our staff members via Moodle. If you are the more social type and would prefer to interact with us this way, we are very active on Instagram and post daily motivational quotes, activities, games and information.

What should I bring on my first day?

Your first day at university is an exciting time, but we know it can also be slightly daunting. We want you to feel welcome, safe and at home, and The Photography Team are really looking forward to meeting you and helping you to settle in.

Here’s a list of things you should bring with you on your first day:

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable – you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment.
  • Student ID card (login and password information) – this might seem obvious, but please remember that you need this daily to access all facilities in the university. It should also be visible at all times, so that you are easily identifiable as a BCU student.
  • Access to class timetables either on a device such as a phone, laptop or tablet or a printed version. This will be made available to you in advance of your arrival.
  • Personal laptop or tablet (if you have one)
  • USB stick
  • Notepad and pen
  • The result from the small assignment we have set you (see pre-arrival activity)

International students

In addition to everything listed above, our International students are advised to bring with them the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application
Essential equipment

If you are thinking about buying any new photographic equipment over the summer, we recommend you wait until you join us in September so you can discuss what may be suitable and helpful for your studies.

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Photography

Social media accounts

The ADM Faculty is an innovative, creative and vibrant community both on campus and online. During your induction, you can stay up to date on social media for the latest news and events. We have a variety of accounts and group spaces where you can connect with fellow students and staff members.

Course Facebook group

Instagram

Website

@adm.ssa_team

mybcu

Birmingham City University Facebook

Mentors

Your Level Up mentors are really looking forward to meeting you!

During Welcome week, you will get meet your Level Up Mentors. Level Up is all about helping you in your transition to university life and getting you settled in. Level Up Mentors are current students at BCU and can help you find where you need to go during your Welcome Week, answer questions about the university or your course and are a friendly face if you’re ever feeling overwhelmed or just want to chat. Before you join us at here at BCU you will receive a call from a Level Up Mentor to check you have all the information you need and to answer any questions you might have before getting here.

If you would like to become a Mentor, there will be lots of opportunities for you to join the team. Just keep an eye out for announcements on Moodle.

International Students

If you are an international student, we are delighted to welcome you to the UK and Birmingham!

We will be offering flexible arrival time across the first four weeks of term to those who require it and you will be allowed to start at any point up until the eighth week of term to allow for any quarantine period imposed by the UK Government. Should you need to take advantage of this flexible arrival, BCU will do our best to support you to avoid falling behind on your studies and you will have access to online teaching at home.

The Faculty’s Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) are here to help you with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Our courses run online and at different venues to suit your interests and need. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.

Within the wider University, international students have access to a vast range of support services. The Careers team can help students with employability skills and the Centre for Academic Success supports students with English, maths and general study skills.

If you have any queries about your tuition fees, visa, healthcare or CV, applications and interviews etc, please visit this link: https://icity.bcu.ac.uk/internationaloffice/Where-do-I-need-to-go

BA (Hons) Graphic Communication

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 14 September.

Start time

To ensure social distancing guidelines are adhered to, we will be splitting courses into smaller groups for their welcome and induction. More information about these sessions, along with a course handbook and any pre-arrival tasks, will be found on your virtual learning platform, Moodle. Links to your course Moodle are below, but please note that you need to complete enrolment in order to be able to access Moodle. If you have not yet started enrolment, please look out for an email telling you how to do this.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Graphic Communication

All students must complete a Covid induction and self-assessment before they come to campus. The induction is available on Moodle via the link below – a password has been emailed to your BCU email address. A link for the self-assessment will be sent to your BCU email address w/c 7 September; this must be completed by 28 September.

Moodle – Covid induction

Course Leader

Chris Morris

Welcome message

Hello and welcome,

We hope you all enjoyed the Summer and are excited to join us for induction week! We have lots of fun and engaging activities planned to help you find your way around the school and campus and also to enable you to meet your peers and tutors.

Best wishes,
Chris

Read about Welcome Week

Student Success Advisors welcome:

As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and advice you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing and will often help signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible.

You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential. You can also meet us within a group, talk to us online, over the phone or via email. As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions or if you just fancy a chat! It is our job to help you succeed, so let us know how you’re getting on. We wish you the very best of luck with your studies, and new adventure at BCU. Please email the team at admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk alternatively, you can book a 1-2-1 appointment with any of our staff members via Moodle. If you are the more social type and would prefer to interact with us this way, we are very active on Instagram and post daily motivational quotes, activities, games and information.

What should I bring on my first day?

Your first day at University is an exciting time but can also be slightly daunting. However, being prepared and knowing what to bring with you on your first day can help you to calm those nerves, have fun and enjoy your first experience of student life at BCU.

With that in mind, here is a list of things you should bring with you on your first day and some hints and tips to ensure you have a successful day!

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable – you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment.
  • Student ID card (login and password information) – this might seem obvious, but please remember that you need this daily to access all facilities in the university. It should also be visible at all times, so that you are easily identifiable as a BCU student.
  • Access to class timetables either on a device such as a phone, laptop or tablet or a printed version.
  • Folders for all modules.
  • Personal laptop or tablet (if you have one)
  • USB stick
  • Notepad and pen
  • Post it notes
  • And of course, a big bag to carry all these items in!

International students

In addition to everything listed above, our International students are advised to bring with them the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

Additional essentials

The weather in Birmingham can be unpredictable, even in summer! Bring some layers of lightweight clothing, as days can start off cool and get warmer, and make sure to include a waterproof jacket. Most importantly, bring YOURSELF and a smile. With the right amount of planning, your first day will run smoothly and you’ll be off to a great start on the first day of your academic career.

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Graphic Communication

Social Media

The ADM Faculty is an innovative, creative and vibrant community both on campus and online. During your induction, you can stay up to date on social media for the latest news and events. We have a variety of accounts and group spaces where you can connect with fellow students and staff members.

Course Facebook group

@adm.ssa_team

mybcu

Birmingham City University Facebook

Mentors

Your Level Up mentors are really looking forward to meeting you!

During Welcome week, you will get meet your Level Up Mentors. Level Up is all about helping you in your transition to university life and getting you settled in. Level Up Mentors are current students at BCU and can help you find where you need to go during your Welcome Week, answer questions about the university or your course and are a friendly face if you’re ever feeling overwhelmed or just want to chat. Before you join us at here at BCU you will receive a call from a Level Up Mentor to check you have all the information you need and to answer any questions you might have before getting here.

If you would like to become a Mentor, there will be lots of opportunities for you to join the team. Just keep an eye out for announcements on Moodle.

International Students

If you are an international student, we are delighted to welcome you to the UK and Birmingham!

We will be offering flexible arrival time across the first four weeks of term to those who require it and you will be allowed to start at any point up until the eighth week of term to allow for any quarantine period imposed by the UK Government. Should you need to take advantage of this flexible arrival, BCU will do our best to support you to avoid falling behind on your studies and you will have access to online teaching at home.

The Faculty’s Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) are here to help you with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Our courses run online and at different venues to suit your interests and need. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.

Within the wider University, international students have access to a vast range of support services. The Careers team can help students with employability skills and the Centre for Academic Success supports students with English, maths and general study skills.

If you have any queries about your tuition fees, visa, healthcare or CV, applications and interviews etc, please visit this link: https://icity.bcu.ac.uk/internationaloffice/Where-do-I-need-to-go

BA (Hons) Illustration

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 14 September.

Start time

To ensure social distancing guidelines are adhered to, we will be splitting courses into smaller groups for their welcome and induction. More information about these sessions, along with a course handbook and any pre-arrival tasks, will be found on your virtual learning platform, Moodle. Links to your course Moodle are below, but please note that you need to complete enrolment in order to be able to access Moodle. If you have not yet started enrolment, please look out for an email telling you how to do this.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Illustration

All students must complete a Covid induction and self-assessment before they come to campus. The induction is available on Moodle via the link below – a password has been emailed to your BCU email address. A link for the self-assessment will be sent to your BCU email address w/c 7 September; this must be completed by 28 September.

Moodle – Covid induction

Course Leader

Helen Wheeler

Welcome message

Welcome to BA (Hons) Illustration at the School of Visual Communication. It is such an exciting time to be studying illustration, there are so many new ways that we can create and understand images and the contexts and opportunities are constantly expanding. My team and I are looking forward to helping you develop and explore your creativity and curiosity!

We are really looking forward to meeting you, our new cohort of students, ready to embark on your creative journey with us over the next three years. Inspiring experiences and a creative community await you in our studio. We look forward to introducing you to our creative briefs, workshops, artist talks and real life illustration experiences.

We are looking forward to getting to know you, working with you, and seeing you develop as one of our students. Please remember that you can contact me at any time via email if you have any concerns at all.

Best wishes,
Helen

Read about Welcome Week

Student Success Advisors welcome:

As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and advice you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing and will often help signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible.

You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential. You can also meet us within a group, talk to us online, over the phone or via email. As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions or if you just fancy a chat! It is our job to help you succeed, so let us know how you’re getting on. We wish you the very best of luck with your studies, and new adventure at BCU. Please email the team at admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk alternatively, you can book a 1-2-1 appointment with any of our staff members via Moodle. If you are the more social type and would prefer to interact with us this way, we are very active on Instagram and post daily motivational quotes, activities, games and information.

What should I bring on my first day?

Your first day at University is an exciting time but can also be slightly daunting. However, being prepared and knowing what to bring with you on your first day can help you to calm those nerves, have fun and enjoy your first experience of student life at BCU.

With that in mind, here is a list of things you should bring with you on your first day and some hints and tips to ensure you have a successful day!

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable – you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment.
  • Student ID card (login and password information) – this might seem obvious, but please remember that you need this daily to access all facilities in the university. It should also be visible at all times, so that you are easily identifiable as a BCU student.
  • Access to class timetables either on a device such as a phone, laptop or tablet or a printed version.
  • Folders for all modules.
  • Personal laptop or tablet (if you have one)
  • USB stick
  • Notepad and pen
  • Post it notes
  • And of course, a big bag to carry all these items in!

International students

In addition to everything listed above, our International students are advised to bring with them the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

Additional essentials

The weather in Birmingham can be unpredictable, even in summer! Bring some layers of lightweight clothing, as days can start off cool and get warmer, and make sure to include a waterproof jacket. Most importantly, bring YOURSELF and a smile. With the right amount of planning, your first day will run smoothly and you’ll be off to a great start on the first day of your academic career.

Equipment list

The following list is just a recommendation. It describes a suggested minimum provision we would expect you to have in your first year, but you can decide on the media that you want to purchase. Don’t invest in anything that you don’t feel you will use.

  • Sketchbook both A4 and A3
  • Metal ruler 300 mm minimum
  • Dry media, a collection of your preferred media e.g. charcoal, pencils, pastels, markers, brush pens, Posca’s etc.
  • Wet media, a collection of your preferred media e.g. acrylic, watercolour, gouache etc.
  • Collage materials – this is something that you may want to just start collecting over the summer. This could be photo’s, different colour and texture paper/ card, magazines, old books, etc.
  • Swann Morton Surgical scalpel and spare blades (10A)
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Faber Castell 9000 Pencil Set of 12 (or similar)
  • Indian Ink – black, then as many colours as you fancy!
  • Masking Tape
  • Paint brushes (various widths)

There is a shop on campus at Parkside which sells art supplies. Equipment can also be purchased from Birmingham City Centre shops such as Spectrum and Cass Art at reasonable prices.

Other

All students find a camera an essential tool for both recording their own work and for research purposes. In most cases students’ phones suffice.

A laptop or desktop computer, or tablet may prove a good investment. Many companies provide incentives for students at the start of the academic year so it’s worth shopping around for deals. A portable hard drive or memory stick are also very useful. Please ask ask L4 staff for advice on makes and models for all technology purchases.

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Illustration

Social media accounts

The ADM Faculty is an innovative, creative and vibrant community both on campus and online. During your induction, you can stay up to date on social media for the latest news and events. We have a variety of accounts and group spaces where you can connect with fellow students and staff members.

Course Facebook group

@adm.ssa_team

mybcu

Birmingham City University Facebook

Mentors

Your Level Up mentors are really looking forward to meeting you!

During Welcome week, you will get meet your Level Up Mentors. Level Up is all about helping you in your transition to university life and getting you settled in. Level Up Mentors are current students at BCU and can help you find where you need to go during your Welcome Week, answer questions about the university or your course and are a friendly face if you’re ever feeling overwhelmed or just want to chat. Before you join us at here at BCU you will receive a call from a Level Up Mentor to check you have all the information you need and to answer any questions you might have before getting here.

If you would like to become a Mentor, there will be lots of opportunities for you to join the team. Just keep an eye out for announcements on Moodle.

International Students

If you are an international student, we are delighted to welcome you to the UK and Birmingham!

We will be offering flexible arrival time across the first four weeks of term to those who require it and you will be allowed to start at any point up until the eighth week of term to allow for any quarantine period imposed by the UK Government. Should you need to take advantage of this flexible arrival, BCU will do our best to support you to avoid falling behind on your studies and you will have access to online teaching at home.

The Faculty’s Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) are here to help you with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Our courses run online and at different venues to suit your interests and need. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.

Within the wider University, international students have access to a vast range of support services. The Careers team can help students with employability skills and the Centre for Academic Success supports students with English, maths and general study skills.

If you have any queries about your tuition fees, visa, healthcare or CV, applications and interviews etc, please visit this link: https://icity.bcu.ac.uk/internationaloffice/Where-do-I-need-to-go

BA (Hons) Design for Performance: Theatre, Film and Live Events

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 14 September.

Start time

To ensure social distancing guidelines are adhered to, we will be splitting courses into smaller groups for their welcome and induction. More information about these sessions, along with a course handbook and any pre-arrival tasks, will be found on your virtual learning platform, Moodle. Links to your course Moodle are below, but please note that you need to complete enrolment in order to be able to access Moodle. If you have not yet started enrolment, please look out for an email telling you how to do this.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Design for Performance: Theatre, Film and Live Events

All students must complete a Covid induction and self-assessment before they come to campus. The induction is available on Moodle via the link below – a password has been emailed to your BCU email address. A link for the self-assessment will be sent to your BCU email address w/c 7 September; this must be completed by 28 September.

Moodle – Covid induction

Course Leader

Paul Barrett

Welcome message

Welcome to BA (Hons) Design for Performance: Theatre, Film and Live Events at the School of Visual Communication. It’s a really exciting time to be studying such a diverse subject, there are so many opportunities within the ever evolving performance industries. We are looking forward to introducing you to the principles and skills that are at the heart of what we do; whilst intentionally pushing at the parameters of the discipline, developing new and innovative approaches. My team and I are looking forward to helping you develop and explore your creativity and curiosity!

Inspiring experiences and a creative community await you in our studios. We are looking forward to getting to know you, working with you and seeing you develop over the next three years, as one of our students. Contact me at any time via e-mail if you have any concerns.

Best wishes,

Paul

Read about Welcome Week

Student Success Advisors welcome:

As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and advice you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing and will often help signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible.

You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential. You can also meet us within a group, talk to us online, over the phone or via email. As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions or if you just fancy a chat! It is our job to help you succeed, so let us know how you’re getting on. We wish you the very best of luck with your studies, and new adventure at BCU. Please email the team at admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk alternatively, you can book a 1-2-1 appointment with any of our staff members via Moodle. If you are the more social type and would prefer to interact with us this way, we are very active on Instagram and post daily motivational quotes, activities, games and information.

What should I bring on my first day?

Your first day at University is an exciting time but can also be slightly daunting. However, being prepared and knowing what to bring with you on your first day can help you to calm those nerves, have fun and enjoy your first experience of student life at BCU.

With that in mind, here is a list of things you should bring with you on your first day and some hints and tips to ensure you have a successful day!

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable – you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment.
  • Student ID card (login and password information) – this might seem obvious, but please remember that you need this daily to access all facilities in the university. It should also be visible at all times, so that you are easily identifiable as a BCU student.
  • Access to class timetables either on a device such as a phone, laptop or tablet or a printed version.
  • Folders for all modules.
  • Personal laptop or tablet (if you have one)
  • USB stick
  • Notepad and pen
  • Post it notes
  • And of course, a big bag to carry all these items in!

International students

In addition to everything listed above, our International students are advised to bring with them the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

Additional essentials

The weather in Birmingham can be unpredictable, even in summer! Bring some layers of lightweight clothing, as days can start off cool and get warmer, and make sure to include a waterproof jacket. Most importantly, bring YOURSELF and a smile. With the right amount of planning, your first day will run smoothly and you’ll be off to a great start on the first day of your academic career.

Essential equipment

The following list, which has been carefully drawn up to avoid unnecessary expenditure, describes the minimum provision we would expect you to have in your first year, of which only the items listed in bold type will be needed immediately:

  • Sketchbook both A5 and A3
  • Cutting Mat A3
  • Metal ruler 300mm Minimum
  • Dry media, a good range of charcoals, pencils, pastels etc
  • Wet media, a good range of colour in either acrylic or gouache
  • A variety of paintbrushes
  • 1 x scale ruler that has both 1:25 and 1:50 on it
  • Swann Morton scalpel and spare blades or disposable craft knife
  • A variety of pens (not ballpoint) for drawing

We would suggest that you purchase the other items below as and when they are needed, taking the opportunity to talk to other students on the course for advice on cheap sources and websites.

  • A variety of black fine liner pens 0.5 & 0.7
  • Constant line pencil .35mm
  • Compass, minimum spread of 7”
  • Good quality putty rubber for drawing, plastic eraser for technical drawing
  • Masking Tape
  • Stanley Knife
  • Soldering Iron with a fine nib
  • Can of spary mount
  • Bottle of PVA glue
  • Tube of UHU glue
  • Hairdryer
  • A lockable toolbox large enough to contain the above

Other:

Many students on the course find a laptop a useful individual item to have. However, there are computer suites on campus and you have the opportunity to loan out a laptop. If you already have your own laptop that’s fine but if you don’t then we would recommend that you wait until you are well into your first year before making this investment. As a School; we predominantly use Apple Macs but for some students a PC is a better choice. It will very much depend on the type of the practitioner you become and the software you wish to use.

Readers

Definition of A Reader – A literary anthology: a collection of literary works chosen by the compiler.

We would strongly advise that you purchase the following texts as they will underpin your three years of study. They will give you a key guide to the people, philosophies and general movements in the world of Design for Performance.

L4 – The Routledge Companion to Theatre and Performance
(Routledge Companions) Paul Allain (Author), Jen Harvie (Author)

L5 – The Cambridge Introduction to Scenography
(Cambridge Introductions to Literature) Joslin Mckinney (Author), Philip Butterworth (Author)

L6 – Theatre and Performance Design: A Reader in Scenography
Jane Collins (Author), Andrew Nisbet ( Author)

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Design for Performance: Theatre, Film and Live Events

Social Media

The ADM Faculty is an innovative, creative and vibrant community both on campus and online. During your induction, you can stay up to date on social media for the latest news and events. We have a variety of accounts and group spaces where you can connect with fellow students and staff members.

Course Facebook group

@adm.ssa_team

mybcu

Birmingham City University Facebook

Mentors

Your Level Up mentors are really looking forward to meeting you!

During Welcome week, you will get meet your Level Up Mentors. Level Up is all about helping you in your transition to university life and getting you settled in. Level Up Mentors are current students at BCU and can help you find where you need to go during your Welcome Week, answer questions about the university or your course and are a friendly face if you’re ever feeling overwhelmed or just want to chat. Before you join us at here at BCU you will receive a call from a Level Up Mentor to check you have all the information you need and to answer any questions you might have before getting here.

If you would like to become a Mentor, there will be lots of opportunities for you to join the team. Just keep an eye out for announcements on Moodle.

International Students

If you are an international student, we are delighted to welcome you to the UK and Birmingham!

We will be offering flexible arrival time across the first four weeks of term to those who require it and you will be allowed to start at any point up until the eighth week of term to allow for any quarantine period imposed by the UK Government. Should you need to take advantage of this flexible arrival, BCU will do our best to support you to avoid falling behind on your studies and you will have access to online teaching at home.

The Faculty’s Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) are here to help you with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Our courses run online and at different venues to suit your interests and need. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.

Within the wider University, international students have access to a vast range of support services. The Careers team can help students with employability skills and the Centre for Academic Success supports students with English, maths and general study skills.

If you have any queries about your tuition fees, visa, healthcare or CV, applications and interviews etc, please visit this link: https://icity.bcu.ac.uk/internationaloffice/Where-do-I-need-to-go