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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 the privilege of hosting the two-day Positive Choices conference and celebrating this milestone. The couple of days had a schedule jam-packed with celebration, reflection, networking, talks from professionals in the field and people with learning disabilities, groovy moves on the dance floor and – of course – cake! As a first-year Learning Disability Nursing student, I couldn’t have chosen a better time to make a start in this profession. 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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