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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, Ellie details the terrifying experience she had with sepsis and gives you tips on how to spot the infection.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Which healthcare career is right for me?

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

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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. Click 'read more' to find out...

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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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