School of Jewellery Blog

All That Glitters Episode Six: Finale

As All That Glitters reaches its finale, we caught up with Andrew Howard, Lecturer in Jewellery and Silversmithing - Design for Industry, to discuss the last episode and get further insight into the world of jewellery making.

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All That Glitters episode five: Mismatched!

We are at the penultimate episode with four remaining contestants battling it out to get to the final, next week.

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All That Glitters Episode Four: Brooch and Ear Cuff

As All That Glitters returns to our screens, we caught up with Rebecca Skeels, Lecturer in BA (Hons) Jewellery and Obj...

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All That Glitters Episode Three: Pearl and Chain Necklace

As All That Glitters returns to our screens, we caught up with Claire Price, Course Director for Silversmithing - Desi...

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All That Glitters Episode Two: Hair Pin

As All That Glitters returns to our screens, we caught up with Andrew Howard, Lecturer in Jewellery and Silversmithing...

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All That Glitters Episode One: Single Earring

As All That Glitters returns to our screens, we caught up with Andrew Howard, Lecturer in Jewellery and Silversmithing ...

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Jewellery students going for gold with Commonwealth Games medal designs

School of Jewellery students and alumni won a competition to design for the official medals awarded at the Birmingham ...

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What is the School of Jewellery famous for?

The School of Jewellery is home of BBC TWO series, All That Glitters; but what else is the building famous for? Its his...

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5 things to do in the Jewellery Quarter

Thinking of studying at our School of Jewellery? Alongside learning in our beautifully historic Vittoria Street buildin...

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Breaking gender inequalities through interactive jewellery

Tingyu Zheng, also known as Abigail, is an MA Jewellery and Related Products student from Nanjing, China.

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Three unique projects from Inspired Festival

As excitement builds around the showcasing of this year’s projects, we’re taking a look back at some of the unique proj...

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5 reasons to join us at our School of Jewellery Open Day

Open Days are a great opportunity for you to experience a little bit of life as a BCU student. Take a look at why they...

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How to prepare for your Master’s at the School of Jewellery

Starting your postgraduate studies with us soon? We’re looking forward to welcoming you! If you want to get a head star...

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Student Support Services

We want you to be as successful whilst studying with us as possible. That's why we offer a variety of support. This blo...

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Why you should study Jewellery in Birmingham

Our inspirational, award-winning School of Jewellery is the perfect place to undertake a jewellery related course, but ...

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Careers you can do with a Jewellery Degree

Birmingham is known for many things, one of which being the prestigious Jewellery Quarter, which produces up to 40 per ...

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My experience working at Toye, Kenning & Spencer

Jewellery and Gemmology students at BCU have many exciting opportunities to undertake work placements and industry e...

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Crafty Bitches Society: Student Stories

Love arts and crafts? You might want to join the Craft Bitches society! President Abbie tells us more.

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A day in the life of a Jewellery and Objects student

Karolina came to university at the age of 35 to pursue her love of jewellery. Here she gives us an insight into a typic...

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10 Jewellery Toolbox Essentials

Are you wondering what equipment you’ll need to start making jewellery? Once you have the basics, the possibilities are...

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A Day in the Life of a Gemmology Student

Jonathan Solomons (or Solly) decided to return to education at the age of 42 and is now a second year student on our BS...

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Why postgraduate study was the right choice for me

MA Jewellery and Related Products student Yu Jin tells us about her experience as a postgraduate student and how her de...

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Jewellery students’ work featured on train station mural

Eight students from the School of Jewellery and their work are featured on a brand new mural in the Jewellery Quarter t...

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10 Jewellery Instagram Accounts You Should Be Following

If you find yourself getting lost on your Instagram feed daily in need of something new, we’ve gathered ten of the mos...

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What to Expect in Your First Year Studying BA (Hons) Horology

Alexandra Verejanu joined Birmingham City University’s School of Jewellery to study BA (Hons) Horology in ...

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All That Glitters Episode 6: Final

Andrew Howard looks back at the final of BBC's All That Glitters as a winner is crowned.

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10 Top Tips for Packing to Move to University

Are you moving to university, but fear packing? Preparation ahead of moving day is key to ensure you don’t feel overwh...

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All That Glitters Episode Five: Engagement Rings

Claire Price discusses episode five of All That Glitters, which sees the jewellers work with diamonds, gemstones and en...

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All That Glitters Episode Four: Diamonds, Rubies, Emeralds and more

Andrew Howard discusses episode four of All That Glitters, which sees the jewellers work with diamonds, rubies, emeral...

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All That Glitters Episode Three: Alternative Materials

Rebecca Skeels discusses episode three of All That Glitters, which sees the jewellers work with alternative materials.

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What can I do to prepare for my course at the School of Jewellery?

If you are looking to join the School of Jewellery this September, look no further for tips and ideas on how to ...

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All that Glitters Episode Two: Wire & Grain

Andrew Howard, lecturer from the School of Jewellery, discusses episode two of All That Glitters. 

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All That Glitters Episode One: Silver

Andrew Howard, lecturer from the School of Jewellery, discusses episode one of All That Glitters. 

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What You’d Normally Find in the All That Glitters Studio

Last summer our exhibition space played host to the All That Glitters crew and was transformed into a working studio, ...

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Where is All That Glitters filmed?

Located in the heart of Birmingham’s famous Jewellery Quarter, the School has been a leader in the field since 1890. ...

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What career can I go into with a jewellery degree?

We take a look at each of our courses and help you discover the exciting avenues you could explore when you graduate.

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Life starts at the end of your comfort zone

Pip Kent-Davis tells us about her experience as a mature student.

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How to win design competitions

Amber Tenzin-Dolma shares her top tips for entering design competitions. 

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Which Jewellery Course is Right for You?

Choosing the right course can be a difficult decision. To make sure you start off on the right path, we’re taking a loo...

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10 Things You Didn't Know About the Jewellery Quarter

Our School of Jewellery is located over 3 sites in Birmingham’s famous Jewellery Quarter, nestled amongst a thriving je...

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Welcome to my Workspace: Jeremy Hobbins

Jeremy is the Head of Horology at the School of Jewellery. When working from home, he likes his more traditional home o...

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The Newest of New Normals

Dauvit Alexander, Course Director for HND Jewellery and Silversmithing, reflects on the challenges, and unexpected bene...

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