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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 student vlogger, Josi, to visit a recent Open Day at our City South Campus to get the inside scoop on what to see and do, and how to make the most of your visit.

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Do you know your organs?

For the past two years, we’ve been running workshops now known as KYO – Know Your Organs. They’ve proven popular with s...

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Child Nursing students take part in MEDLIFE

We are fortunate to have a strong partnership with MEDLIFE, a charity with a mission to build a worldwide movement empo...

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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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‘On the Record’: A STEAM Collaboration

The School of Nursing and Midwifery has collaborated with The Centre for Law, Science, and Policy on a unique STEAM pro...

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World Breastfeeding Week

This week is World Breastfeeding Week. Breastfeeding is an emotive and sometimes controversial topic, and one that our ...

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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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Positive Choices Conference 2019 (student review)

One hundred years! Who would have guessed learning disability nursing has been around for that long? We recently had th...

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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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Why join the BCU Midwifery Society?

A Midwifery course can be extremely rewarding but we recognise that it’s hard work too. It’s important to have fun and ...

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Student midwives complete the Birmingham 10K

Midwifery students run the Birmingham 10k for hospice charity in memory of family member

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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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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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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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World Autism Awareness Week: Me and My Son

Learning Disability Nursing student, Joan, writes here about how being the mother of her autistic son, Micah, influence...

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The Seven Truths of Midwifery

With International Day of the Midwife approaching, we’ve spoken to one of our Midwifery graduates, Danielle Carey, who’...

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What inspired us to become nurses and midwives

Everyone has a story to tell, so we’ve spoken to some of our nursing and midwifery students to find out what inspired t...

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Nursing and Midwifery placement travel tips

We know that placements are an important part of your experience during your course. We’ve already covered what to wear...

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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 learning disability nursing student's personal development through Positive Choices

We’re keen to give our students as many options as possible to develop as people including opportunities outside of the...

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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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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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What to wear on placement

We know that placements are a major part of your experience during your course so we've spoken to staff and students to...

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A day in the life of a student midwife

Have you ever wondered what a typical day on a maternity ward is like? Final-year student midwife, Cydney, kept a diary...

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Blue Monday

A short guide on how to beat the blues this Blue Monday! 

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What's it really like to have twins?

Last month we celebrated International Multiple Birth Awareness Week with a range of activities. You probably don’t t...

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Child Nursing students put theory into practice

Recently we popped along to one of the Theory into Practice sessions, known as TiP to see what goes on. We spoke to our...

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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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7 reasons why you should become a nurse

We spoke to Kevin Crimmons, Head of the Dame Edith Cavell Department of Adult Nursing, to find out why nurses are so ke...

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20 student midwife secrets

We all know midwives are extremely busy with a baby being born every minute, but do you know exactly what they get up t...

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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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7 things you didn’t know about multiple births

This week is Multiple Birth Awareness Week - 5-12 November 2018. Our team in the Elizabeth Bryan Multiple Births Centr...

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A mature student's experience

As a mature student being out of academic studies for some time, I was extremely concerned about being just a number in...

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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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Support for healthcare students while studying

Choosing to start or go back to studying at university is a big decision and one that will naturally have an impact on ...

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Students go Stateside

We’re lucky to have established a strong link with the University of Pittsburgh (PITT) in the USA, sharing with each ot...

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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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Do you want to work with people with disabilities?

Are you considering a career working with people who have disabilities? There's a whole of host of ways in which you co...

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How do learning disability nurses support people?

Fiona Rich tells us how Learning Disability Nurses support some of the most vulnerable members of society.

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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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Why more people need to study nursing and midwifery

Your country needs you.  All of us are aware that nursing and midwifery is experiencing an unprecedented amount of va...

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BCU Student Nursing Times Awards 2018 nominations

Birmingham City University has received a record number of nominations in the shortlist for this year’s Student Nursing...

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Nurses’ Day 2018 #ThisNurse

As a “bisexual and gender-neutral person of colour”, Oliver knew what it was like to feel isolated. Here, Oliver writes...

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Why study Learning Disability Nursing?

Hear from our nursing students why they chose to study Learning Disability Nursing. 

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Why students love S.P.A.C.E

SPACE (Skills Practice And Care Enhancement) is a unique practise area that health care students can access outside of ...

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