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Future Genetics: A Biomedical Sciences Student's Experience on Placement

Ever wondered what placements are like on our Life Sciences courses? Well we’ve heard from Biomedical Sciences student, Misbah Hussein, who tells us about her experience on a four week placement at Future Genetics.  

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Four benefits of cutting back on sugar

Sugar can be in found in more food and drink than you might think, and keeping an eye on your intake is important.  Her...

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Five ways Health and Education students can still get work experience during the Pandemic

Read five ways you as Health and Education students can pull on your previous work and voluntary experiences to bolster...

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7 things you might not know about Speech and Language Therapists

As with all courses, there are common misconceptions when Speech and Language Therapy comes to mind. These 7 points wi...

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International Stammering Awareness Day: Challenging discrimination and prejudice

As it’s International Stammering Awareness Day,  we’ve asked Speech and Language Therapy lecturer, Gillian Rudd, to tel...

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Life Sciences: Why I Chose My Course

Thinking about applying for one of our Life Sciences courses? Why not find out first-hand from one of our students abou...

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Allied Health Professions (AHP) Day – 14 October 2020

Every year on 14 October, we celebrate our Allied Health Professionals. We have celebrated on campus in previous years,...

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Sport: Why I Chose My Course

Thinking about applying for one of our Sport courses? Why not hear first-hand from one of our students about what it wa...

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Five things you should know about our FdSc Rehabilitation Work (Visual Impairment) course

As it's National Braille Week (5th-11th October) we thought we’d take a look at our Rehabilitation Work (Visual Impair...

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Seven benefits of a Virtual Open Day

University open days are looking different at the moment.  Here's seven reasons why you should attend a virtual open da...

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Health Sciences: Why I Chose My Course

Thinking about applying for one of our Health Sciences courses? Why not hear first-hand from one of our students about ...

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World Dream Day: Making your dream career a reality

We all have one thing in common, dreams. World Dream Day was established to encourage everyone to concentrate on their ...

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Sport Open Day: Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to our Virtual Open Day! If you’re interested in one of our Sports courses, we hope you can join us today and ...

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Health Courses Open Day: Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to our Virtual Open Day! If you’re interested in one of our Health Sciences courses, today is a great way to ge...

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Six things you should know about studying life sciences courses at Birmingham City University

Discover more about life sciences courses (Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Sciences, and Food and Nutrition) at Birm...

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Reflections on working through the COVID-19 crisis from a student Paramedic

2020 has been a challenging year for all of our students, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re especially ...

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Five careers you can do with a degree in Sport

Studying a degree in sport will open you up to a world of exciting career opportunities – such as working with profess...

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Exploring the parks around our City South Campus during Love Parks Week

If you're looking for places to go around campus to enjoy some exercise, fresh air and scenery, check out our Parks blo...

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Welcome to the Mary Seacole Library

Get to know the library at our City South Campus, before you start your studies, and give yourself a head start. 

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Hope-Based Collaboration: Making health care experiences matter

Zaynab Sohawon talks about her work with Birmingham City University, as an Expert of Experience, and how she recently s...

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What does a Graduate Sports Therapist do?

Ever wondered what a Sports Therapist does?  Read our blog to find out more and learn how you could begin your journey ...

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What’s special about an MRes degree?

In the current climate, employers are keen on individuals who can work independently and deliver a research-focused ap...

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Working in Diagnostic Radiography during the Coronavirus outbreak

Although the fight against COVID-19 may be easing, not everything can be put on hold.  There is still a need for care ...

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Support whilst studying

If you're considering, or studying, a healthcare degree, find out about the support you can access while studying.

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‘Corona’ – Turning the Word into Positive Steps to Help You Keep on Top of Your Wellbeing

If you are struggling with any of the challenges that Covid-19 has brought to our lives, read our tips to help you keep...

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The importance of Biomedical Science in the current COVID-19 crisis

Biomedical Science is another key element in the fight against coronavirus, and Tara Hurst, Lecturer in Biomedical Scie...

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How COVID-19 has affected radiotherapy treatments

The COVID 19 pandemic has had a huge impact on us all, and has forced us to adapt how we live and work, and this is no...

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What stationery supplies do I need for university?

Ready to start a new chapter this September? Our third-year student Shelby has made a short vlog about some key station...

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Dietitians Week 2020 - What do dietitians do?

This week (1-5 June 2020) is Dietitians week, Kiri Pointen-Bell, Lecturer in Dietetics tells us what the dietetics tea...

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Biomedical Engineering host virtual Employer Engagement Event

On Tuesday 21 April, HELS Careers+ supported the Biomedical Engineering Course Team with hosting an employer engagement...

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Making the most of Ramadan during the COVID-19 pandemic

Ramadan (fasting) is one of the five pillars of Islam and it is one of the most important months of the year for Musli...

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Biomedical Engineers: The hidden heroes of the COVID-19 crisis!

With the hugely increased demand for ventilators and other equipment over the last few weeks, we’ve seen the important...

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How to manage anxiety during the Coronavirus pandemic

It’s not easy with the daily updates of Coronavirus infection rates to stay calm and anxiety free. It’s a worrying time...

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Keep moving to beat the blues

Ever considered Coronavirus Bingo while watching the news or shadow boxing in the front room? Senior Lecturer in Sports...

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Six tips to keep you hydrated

Keeping hydrated is really important for physical and mental health - here's some tips to keep you hydrated.

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ODP Immediate Life Support course

Operating Department Practice (ODP) course lecturer, Laura Garbett has launched a new one-day training course, accredi...

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Five reasons why volunteering is great for your CV

Stef, an Employability Advisor and Careers+ team member for the Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences, explain...

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Our Biomedical Sciences Placement Experience

Getting hands on experience through opportunities such as taking a placement year is it great way to develop skills and...

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Radiographer of the year 2019

We love to hear good news, and share our students and colleagues successes, and recently, we were delighted to hear tha...

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Placements in Sport

Sport and Exercise Nutrition student, Wee Lun Foo shares his experience of securing placements at Shrewsbury FC and Bir...

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Communicate with confidence: how Speech and Language Therapy can make a real difference

Our Department of Speech and Language Therapy is offering new Communicate with Confidence sessions for trans (MTF) peo...

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Paramedic on the seas!

Training to become a paramedic can open up more doors than you might think. We spoke to Daniel Finnerty, Lecturer in Pa...

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Diagnostic and Therapeutic Radiography: What’s the difference?

You might have heard of a radiographer or radiotherapist, but do you know the difference?  We take a deeper look into...

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Five ways to use your pumpkin after Halloween

Food waste is a growing problem and Halloween sees a vast number of pumpkins ‘bought, carved and binned’, when they cou...

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How Sports Science helped Kipchoge run a marathon in under two hours

We take a look at how Sports Science helped Eliud Kipchoge complete a marathon in less than two hours, a world record -...

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What to expect at an Open Day

We know that Open Days can be overwhelming – so many people, so many courses, so much to see and do! So, we sent studen...

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Will being vegan make you healthier?

The vegan diet is a hugely popular one at the moment for a number of reasons, but should you go vegan? We ask Food and ...

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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 ...

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Which career is right for you?

Are you considering a career in healthcare, but not sure exactly which path is right for you yet? Take our quiz to find...

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Career opportunities in Life Sciences

Hear from Kayleigh, a staff member at BCU about her experiences working in the bioscience field 

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Jobs in sport you might not know existed

If you are passionate about sport and wondering what career would best suit you, then take a browse of the many differe...

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Sports students head to Canada

In June 2019, some of our students from the Department of Sport and Exercise had the opportunity to travel to Canada fo...

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MSc Physiotherapy students visit Marie Curie Hospice

Our MSc Physiotherapy students recently had the opportunity to experience what it’s like to work with the great team at...

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My experience at the British Inherited Metabolic Disorders Group Annual Symposium

MSc Dietetics student Georgie Wood, recently presented her research paper on Disorders of Protein Metabolism at the Bri...

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Five reasons to consider studying Food and Nutrition

If you’re interested in food, especially in terms of its components and how it can affect us (as well the enjoyment of ...

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How meadows can be good for your health

As some of you may have seen on Twitter, Peter Thain, our course leader for Sports Therapy has recently spent the last ...

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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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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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My BCU Family

How would you feel about going to the same university as your mum and dad? We had the chance to speak to Mike Davies, o...

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A day in the life of: Irfan Khawaja

Have you ever wondered what it might be like to be a course leader? We’ve had the chance to get to know Irfan Khawaja, ...

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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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Health student societies

Find out about the health-related student societies that we have here and how you can get involved, or even start your ...

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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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Sports Therapy students help out in the community

Birmingham City University Sports Therapy students had a busy Easter, providing support at the National Positive Choice...

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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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What it's really like to be an ODP

In honour of National Operating Department Practitioners Day, we’ve recently spent time talking to BCU alumna Paige Jon...

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Ramadan: Fitness Survival Guide

With Ramadan beginning and the Great Birmingham Run set to take place on the 26 May, Birmingham City University assista...

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Seven reasons why we love our SLT Course

Our Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) course has a long history in the West Midlands - read the 7 reasons why we love o...

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The benefits of working in Healthcare

There's so many great reasons to work towards a career in healthcare - whether it's Nursing, Midwifery, Radiography or ...

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This is why you should Return to Practice

Course leader for Return To Practice courses, Chris Jones, shares his top 10 reasons why you should return to practice ...

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A paramedic student’s experience of SPACE

We know that our students love SPACE (our centre for Skills, Practice and Care Enhancement) and rightly so. We've been ...

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Biomedical Engineering Placements

Work based experience is a great way to enrich your degree and give you an insight into what your future career could l...

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How to spot an eating disorder

Eating disorders are complex mental illnesses and anyone, no matter what their age, gender or background, can develop o...

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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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Three ways the Commonwealth Games could benefit you

If you're thinking about studying in Birmingham, there is no better time than now! Find out how the Birmingham 2022 Co...

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10 reasons why you should continue your professional development

Professional navigator, Nicola Clarke, shares her top 10 tips why you should continue your professional development (CP...

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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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Child-care and funding support throughout your degree

We know that a lot of parents or mature students may feel apprehensive about starting a degree at a later time in their...

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The Half Marathon

The Christmas season will not be a rested time for me – there’s more running on the horizon, and I even plan to go out ...

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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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Sponsored Silence for Selective Mutism

Our students took part in a 24 hour sponsored silence for Selective Mutism 

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Seven reasons why you should study healthcare

If you're thinking about studying for a career in healthcare, here's seven reasons why you should... 

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5 ways to keep fit in the winter

Head of Department, Natalie Walker shares her tips on how to stay fit and motivated during the winter months.

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Microbiologists talk poo

Thanks to new and powerful technology, microbiologists are now able to cure and treat life-threatening diseases by usi...

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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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Journeys: Healing and finding me. My journey to Brighton Marathon

This blog is recording my journey to the Brighton marathon with Team Tommys and a host of people around me, not least ...

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Four ways Biomedical Engineering has enhanced healthcare

Discover how engineering combined with healthcare has advanced in recent years to benefit the quality of our lives. 

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How to become a sports nutritionist

If you’re interested in the science of sport to help elite athletes achieve success, then you might want to consider a ...

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Why we’re proud to work for the NHS

Find out why our students chose to study a degree in healthcare and why they're proud to be part of the NHS...

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Speech, Language and Communication Needs

Speech, Language and Communication Needs ( SLCN) is an umbrella term which can describe difficulties in one or more are...

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How to support children and young people with communication difficulties

Children and young people with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) need support when you are communicating ...

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Spotting the signs of domestic abuse

Domestic abuse is a massive problem in the UK - between March 2016 and March 2017, 1.2 million women experienced domest...

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Five things you didn’t know about a career in Radiotherapy

Our recent Radiotherapy graduate, Lily Aston, explains what makes  radiotherapy such an interesting and rewarding care...

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What can I do with a degree in Life Sciences?

It’s an exciting time to study Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Sciences and Food and Nutrition – although very diff...

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What does an Operating Department Practitioner do?

An operating department practitioner (ODP) is a vital part of the operating theatre team. Find out more what an ODP doe...

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Why is Public Health so important?

Public Health student, Naima, explains 10 reasons Public Health is so important.

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Sporting Success at Birmingham City University

We take a look at some of the various sporting highlights and successes of the last academic year. From the BCU 10k wav...

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