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Welcome week: Get to know your City South campus

As part of our Welcome Week celebrations, we thought we’d introduce you to your campus, here in the heart of Edgbaston and tell you more about what it has to offer. There’s so many scenic spots here that you will grow to love over the next few years, whether they become a safe haven for revising, or maybe just a spot you can chill out and take your mind off of things for half an hour. There’s a lot on offer here at City South!

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Trainee Computing teacher makes mark on placement

We met with Mansur Zubeidi who had just completed his PGCE in Secondary Computing and IT to talk about why he chose to ...

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Wear Red Day: My experience with Sepsis

Almost four years ago, on the 23 December 2015, Ellie began to feel ill. But this wasn’t just your common cold. Below...

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Why study for a Master's in Education?

We’ve spoken to a full-time, a part-time and an international student to find out what motivated them to go on to furth...

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Student teacher stationery essentials

We don’t want to make assumptions, but teachers – including student teachers – seem to have a bit of a thing about stat...

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Five things to do in Edgbaston

City South Campus is nestled in the leafy suburb of Edgbaston, just to the south of Birmingham city centre. But don’t t...

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Subjects in action: learning to teach primary art

We grabbed second-year BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS student, Lois Kitchen, just before she put her Post-it note...

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10 ways to be greener at City South

Here at City South, we’re very proud of how green our campus is. We’re very lucky to be surrounded by beautiful greener...

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Five reasons why volunteering is great for your CV

HELS Employability Advisor and Careers+ team member, Stef, explains the skills students can gain while volunteering and...

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Social Work students gain confidence at conference

Every March Saxion University in Enschede holds a conference to coincide with International Social Work day. Countries ...

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Going with the flow: My period and me

To mark Menstrual Hygiene Day BCU Research Assistant, Gemma Williams, writes about the stigma of menstruation and her o...

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Dying Matters: Let's talk about dying

Every year in May, Dying Matters and coalition members host an Awareness Week. From the 13th to the 19th of May, this y...

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Eight ways to look after your mental health as a student

University is usually hailed as some of the best years of your life – and 99% of the time, it really is. However, somet...

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A day in the life of an Education Studies student

We spoke to Mollie Zacarias, a second-year BA (Hons) Education Studies student to find out what she gets up to on a ty...

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Primary Education student prepares for great start to career

With 100 per cent of our 2017 students in employment six months after graduation* and those in graduate positions on a...

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Teacher training placement travel tips

We know that placements are an important part of your experience during your course. We’ve already covered what to wear...

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10 reasons why you should study social work

We speak to Social Work student Jessica Tout on why studying BA Social Work is great. 

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A day in the life of a student conductor

Have you ever wondered what a conductor does? Conductive Education student, Megan, kept a diary of one day in her life ...

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Five ways work experience can help with your future career

Careers+ employability advisor, Stef Cope, shares her reasons how work experience can help with your future goals and h...

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Mollie Zacarias: My financial life as a student

Second year Education Studies student, Mollie tells us what she spends her money on as a student in Birmingham and offe...

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What to wear on placement

We know that placements are an important part of your experience during your course. What do you wear on placement? And...

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Looking after your mental health at Christmas

Discover tips and advice from Mental Health lecturer, Kim Moore on how to take care of your mental health during the f...

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Looking after your mental health at Christmas

Discover tips and advice from Mental Health lecturer, Kim Moore on how to take care of your mental health during the fe...

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Support whilst studying

If you're considering, or studying a degree in health find out about the support you can access whilst studying.

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Working with people with learning disabilities

Are you considering a career working with people who have disabilities? There's a whole of host of ways in which you c...

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Seven reasons why we love our new campus

Having recently spent £41 million on City South Campus, here's what we love about our new spaces and facilities! 

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Are you looking for a career working with children?

Looking for a career with children? There's a whole of host of ways in which you could develop a career if you want to ...

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How does childhood studies make a difference?

When you learn to look at the world from a child-centred point of view, it quickly becomes clear how much impact we can...

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How do I become a teacher?

So you’re thinking about training to be a teacher either now or at some point in the future? Congratulations! Teaching...

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How do our education graduates inspire communities?

Read the stories of Birmingham Live’s '30 Under 30' nominees and Education alumni Abed and Casey, and also Joseph who w...

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Ten top tips for surviving a PGCE!

Check out these ten top tips for surviving a PGCE written by BCU Secondary Drama PGCE student Natalie Rose. 

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How working abroad can benefit your degree!

Education Studies student, Jess, went on a journey of a lifetime to Peru with the BCU Go Abroad programme spending two...

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