I AM BCU

We have a confident, proud and diverse community of students at Birmingham City Business School, who are striving to achieve their career goals and transform their lives. Read just some of their stories here.

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Chris Thrower

Marketing, Advertising and PR - BA (Hons)

Getting practical, industry experience was a big factor in where Chris chose to go to university. While studying, not only has he studied and volunteered around the world, but he went on a year-long industry placement with one of the biggest toy manufacturers in the world.

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Bright Ifeanyi

Marketing, Advertising & PR - BA (Hons)

After being out of education for five years, Bright knew it was the right time to return. Returning was one thing; but making the right choice was very important to him. Bright owns and run his own events company. His main goal is to use our marketing degree to bridge the gaps in his knowledge to take his business to the next level.

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Adriana Cahongo

Event, Venue and Experience Management - BA (Hons)

When Adriana was 18, she was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, but that doesn’t stop her excelling at university and getting involved with all the opportunities on our Events, Venue and Experience Management course.

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Mary Okyere

Accountancy - BA (Hons)

Mary was initially rejected from her firm university choice, and decided her insurance choice wasn’t for her. Having originally turned down her offer from BCU, she joined the university through Clearing and began her journey into a career in Accounting.

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Dillon Daudia

Finance and Investment - BSc (Hons)

Dillon knew that going to university was the right step towards a career in the banking industry. After taking a look at our courses, our industry connections and placement opportunities, he decided that BCU was the place to take that first step.

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Natalie Smith

Marketing (Digital) - BA (Hons)

Natalie wasn’t sure whether she would fit in at university, as she lives at home while she studies and enjoys spending time with her family. 

However, this hasn’t been the case… after changing her subject area, Natalie is flourishing studying marketing, and having finished second year, she is moving on to a year-long placement at Cross Country Rail.

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Pravjoth Gill

Business Management - BA (Hons)

Within Pravjoth’s first year she has created her own online fitness and nutrition company, produced a podcast, and is in the process of setting up a society for like-minded entrepreneurs. Pravjoth has hemiplegia cerebral palsy so it’s important for her that she attends a university that provides the support she needs.

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Nile Dennis-Stephens

Finance and Investment – BSc (Hons)

Nile is the definition of determination. With his eyes set on a first class degree and a career in private equity, Nile is doing all he can to achieve his goals and inspire other Black Asian and minority ethnic students along the way.

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Katy James

Business Economics with a Professional Placement - BA (Hons)

Despite struggling with her mental health and spending 15 months in hospital, Katy has excelled with a placement year at Tetley Tea. With the support of the careers and wellbeing teams at BCU every step of the way, she’s now looking forward to starting a Master’s.

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Jaspreet Singh

Business and Human Resource Management - BA (Hons)

Jaspreet never thought he would ever get the chance to study in the UK, coming from a small village in the Punjab. However since joining, Jaspreet has taken any and every opportunity he can, and worked to tackle discrimination in the city, even winning a Lord Mayor’s Award in 2018.

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Laura Biskupowicz

Marketing (Advertising and PR) - BA (Hons)

Laura’s passion and drive means she is thriving on our Marketing, Advertising and PR degree. Although she’s excelling, she is aiming to land an industry placement at a top company and it’s proving to be very competitive. 

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