The Student Experience

of a childhood, youth and community student

Jess had always wanted to have a career working with children, so was very interested to go to university to work towards her career goals. However, she’d never really thought about joining BCU until, on a whim, she visited an Open Day with a friend. Having spoken to the course leader of the Education Studies course, BCU instantly became her first choice university. 

During her time on the course she’s received lots of support from her tutors, enjoying their passion for what they teach and being inspired by their enthusiasm to take on their feedback and work harder.

She’s also had many amazing experiences too, which have built up her confidence even more. She’s taken on every opportunity to broaden her horizons such as volunteering in Peru, becoming a student ambassador and taking on a placement at Lincoln Castle. As a result she’s become much more independent, confident in her own abilities and pushed herself out of her comfort zone.

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"I have always wanted to have a career working with children, so I was very interested to go to university to work towards my career goals..."

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Placements are an important part of your experience, helping you to gain insight into the variety of employment opportunities open to you at the end of your course.

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Find your home from home at BCU. We offer eight halls of residence options, ranging from on-campus to inner-city living. You can take a virtual tour of each accommodation option to find the one for you.

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Read our admission FAQs to get your application questions answered. If your question isn’t covered, we have all the details of how to get in touch.

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Student Support

From disability and mental health support to CV and job interview training, BCU ensures you have all you need during your time here – and beyond – to succeed and flourish in your studies and career.

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Social Media

Follow our social media channels and discover more about life at BCU, including what the University and city will offer you if you study here.

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Open Days

When possible, the best way to explore what's on offer is to come and see us in person, and we host a number of Open Days throughout the year. Come and be taught by our trailblazing academics and study in our innovative £400m facilities.

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