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Diagnostic and Therapeutic Radiography: What’s the difference?

As World Radiography Day approaches on Friday 8 th November, we take a deeper look into what the difference between diagnostic and therapeutic radiography is. If you’re thinking of applying to one of our Radiography or Radiotherapy courses, this is something you will need to know.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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New year, new career

With 2019 an opportunity to start something new, why not take the leap into a new career with us here at Birmingham Cit...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 and Biomedical Science – although very different, both subjects ...

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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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