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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 year’s Dying Matters Week will be themed “Are We Ready?”

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8 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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5 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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7 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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Skills Test Survival Guide

Skills Tests have to be passed before you can enrol on to any initial teacher training course that gives you Qualified ...

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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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