Level Up team

Student Success Adviser

Level Up - Mesha Pope

Mesha Pope 

Mesha is a graduate of the School of English whereby she obtained a first class degree in English and Drama. As a recent student of BCU, she understands how it feels to be a first year and can identify with some of the highs and lows, the successes and problems that you may face during your degree. As an SSA, Mesha is here to help and support you and make sure you get the most out of both your learning and university experience. You can catch up over coffee for advice or book individual one to one tutorials for a more private approach! Mesha offers support in a range of areas from financial concerns, academic support, employment opportunities, mental health and wellbeing and many more and she is here specifically for Fashion and Textile students. Don’t be afraid to pop by and say hello. No problem is too big or too small, she is here for you!

Level Up Mentors

Level Up - Emma Buckley

Emma Buckley

Emma is currently in her final year of BA (hons) Fashion Design. Coming to BCU has given Emma a lot of independence and confidence and she has loved every minute of it, from making new friends, developing her own aesthetic and learning new vital skills. Emma is looking forward to meeting you, answering any questions you may have and being able to tell you all about the great opportunities available to you at BCU.



Level Up - Joanne Wilcox

Joanne Wilcox 

Joanne is in her third year studying BA (Hons) Textile Design, specialising in embroidery. Joanne is originally from Bristol but has moved to Birmingham to study here at BCU. She mostly enjoys the creative flexibility that she has on the Textiles course. Joanne is very much looking forward to meeting you all and answering any questions you may have.




Level Up - Olivia Waites

Olivia Waites 

Olivia is in her second year of BA (Hons) Fashion Business and Promotion. She has moved onto Birmingham City University after changing courses and universities so knows the highs and lows of being a first year. Olivia is really excited to meet you all and is here to offer her guidance and support so you are not facing any issue alone no matter how big or small. She is here to answer any questions you may have and make sure you have the best time making the most of what Birmingham has to offer.


Personal Tutor

Every student at the School is allocated a personal tutor during the first few weeks at University. The personal tutor will be a member of your teaching team who can be approached for personal and professional advice during your time at Birmingham City University. Timetabled one-to-ones with them are integrated into every term and, of course, you are more than welcome to approach any of the team if you have a question or worries. If you are unsure who your personal tutor is please speak to your lead tutor.