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How to be a productive journalism student

31 Aug 2021
In today's blog, journalism student Maya Franklyn shares 5 top tips on how to be a productive journalism student.
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What is Graduate+? A students perspective

24 Aug 2021
In our latest blog, Journalism student Elizabeth Oxendale speaks about Graduate+ and shares her experience of the award and how it can benefit you.
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Thu Tran

17 Aug 2021
In today’s blog, Business Marketing student Thu Tran speaks about her Graduate+ experience and experiences she took part in whilst at BCU.
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Happy Brain Habits – Action for Happiness

1 Jul 2021
In today’s blog Mia Churchill speaks about Happy Brain Habits, reflecting on Action for Happiness event on connecting your brain chemicals for happier living.
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Transforming Anxiety – Action for Happiness event

3 Jun 2021
In today’s blog final year Music Technology student Mia Churchill, speaks about the Action for Happiness event - Transforming Anxiety.
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Unmute: Photography Graduate Show

5 May 2021
In today's blog we caught up with final year photography students who are launching their graduate showcase throughout May and June with some exciting things coming up!
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Preparing for the data-driven world with Qlik

29 Mar 2021
Data is driving an ever-increasing number of business decisions, and is a requirement for today's modern workforce. We are faced with a skills gap as only 21% of 16-24 year olds deem themselves to be data literate.
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Career Tools

26 Mar 2021
On our Career Tools page there are a range of useful resources to support you for a successful career. Check them to gain useful tips and advice which will help you stand out!
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Tea bags contain plastic

11 Mar 2021
For Go Green Week, our very own BCUSU Vice President Equity and Inclusion Jinal Shah has written a blog to raise awareness of tea bags containing plastic.
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Rosetta Stone learning with Graduate+

8 Mar 2021
In today’s blog, student blogger Lindelani Moyo speaks about Rosetta Stone a language learning platform that is free for all BCU students! 
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BCU Parliamentors

4 Mar 2021
In today’s blog, we caught up with four amazing students who are Parliamentors for BCU.  We asked them about their group project and why other students should get involved with this opportunity.
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It’s only 7 days until Graduate + week!

1 Mar 2021
How do you learn about employment opportunities, volunteering, academic and professional development? Graduate+ week, that’s how! This year’s virtual Graduate+ week starts in 7 days, from Monday 8th March and ends on Friday 12th March.
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Learn a language with Rosetta Stone

25 Feb 2021
Today our student blogger Sunna Akhtar, speaks about the language learning app Rosetta Stone which helps her to interact with people across the world learning about their different lifestyles and culture.
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4 reasons why you should attend Graduate+ week

22 Feb 2021
It is 2 weeks until our second Virtual Graduate+ Week which takes place between Monday 8th March and Friday 12th March. Today's blog has 4 reasons why you should attend Graduate+ week.
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Goal Setting

15 Feb 2021
In today’s blog, we share a video from Graduate+ week in November which focuses on the topic of Goal Setting.
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What is Motivation?

8 Feb 2021
In today’s blog, we share one of our favourite videos from our very first virtual Graduate+ Celebration Week on What is Motivation?
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Helena Mistry

4 Feb 2021
Today we speak to Helena Mistry, who is currently in her first year studying Law. They have made the most of every opportunity given to them whilst at university.
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Neurocriminology: The Future

1 Feb 2021
Today we caught up with first year Biology student Madii Hussain who raises awareness of Neurocriminology, a subject which she is very passionate about.
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Let’s Meet…Harri Hampson

27 Jan 2021
Today we have an exciting blog! We caught up with Harri Hampson, recent Visual Communication graduate who speaks about his university experience and activities he completed alongside his degree.
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India Republic day

26 Jan 2021
Today our student blogger Jinal Shah speaks about India’s Republic day, which is celebrated every year in India on January 26th.
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University experience of a PR student

21 Jan 2021
In today’s blog, final year PR student Lindelani Moyo speaks about her university experience at BCU.
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Watch an episode of Graduate+ On Demand!

18 Jan 2021
In today's blog we share are our Graduate+ Top 12 On Demand sessions! Our themes include: Academic Development, Employability, Volunteering and Community, Personal Development and TEDx.
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Semester 2 events

14 Jan 2021
Semester 2 is starting soon…Graduate+ have loads of online workshops from January to April. Find out more and book on to our workshops!
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2021 Goal Setting

7 Jan 2021
Today we caught up with student blogger Olivia Thompson who shares some exciting goal ideas for 2021!
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Graduate+ 2020 highlights!

31 Dec 2020
It has been a crazy year...but now is a time to celebrate and reflect on what we have achieved! Here are our Graduate+ highlights from 2020.
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Help others over Christmas

24 Dec 2020
Today our student blogger Inderjosh Heer speaks about volunteering over Christmas with a local youth group and being positive over COVID-19.
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Christmas on a budget

21 Dec 2020
Today we caught up with Student blogger Aysha Bateman, who gives her 3 top tips for a festive and frugal holiday. If you find you are lacking in the pounds department don’t let that stop you from having a magical Christmas!
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Volunteer over Christmas

17 Dec 2020
In today’s blog, we caught up with BCU Volunteering officer Eva Pemberton who gives us some ways to volunteer over Christmas to spread some festive cheer. 
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Graduate+ 12 days of Christmas

14 Dec 2020
Our Graduate+ 12 days of Christmas campaign has now finished!...We produced exciting content such as Christmas activities, riddles and songs which ran across on our socials. Here’s what you missed!
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Support your mental health with Togetherall

10 Dec 2020
During these uncertain times you don't need to struggle on your own. Our peer-to-peer platform Togetherall is a safe place to connect with others experiencing similar feelings.
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Virtual Diwali Celebration Reflections

3 Dec 2020
Every year we celebrate Diwali the Festival of Light for our students, this time we celebrated it virtually with lots of fun and engagement from our students - we had never celebrated it like this before.
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Let’s meet…Josephine Ault

30 Nov 2020
Today we have a brand new case study to bring you. We had the opportunity to chat with Nursing student Josephine Ault, who has entered her final year. Let’s go and meet Josephine…
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It’s never too late to complete your Graduate+ award!

26 Nov 2020
The Graduate+ team are delighted to host and endorse a wide range of events through this Semester to support the University's commitment to YOUR personal, professional and community development. 
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My experience of using Rosetta Stone

19 Nov 2020
Today student blogger Inderjosh Heer, second year Nursing undergraduate speaks about his experience of using Rosetta Stone to learn Portuguese to communicate with others and the benefits of using the resource.
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The Benefits of Extra-curricular Activities

16 Nov 2020
Today we have a treat for you all! Student blogger Aysha Bateman shares with you The Benefits of Extra-curricular Activities focusing on three categories: Sports, Arts and Volunteering.
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Introducing Interview 360!

29 Oct 2020
Interview360 is a clever new tool where you experience a mock interview and receive feedback and advice to give yourself the best chance of success in a real interview!
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Top tips for student journalists

26 Oct 2020
Today, student blogger Priyanka Patel recent Media graduate gives her top tips for aspiring student journalists.
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Let’s Meet… Nandini Harihara Dayanand

22 Oct 2020
Today we meet a student who taken part in every opportunity during her Masters at BCU. Nandini has an interesting story to tell & is a fantastic example of a student who has dedicated so much time to her studies, whilst having a lot of fun…
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Student Skill Store

19 Oct 2020
Learn to Create, Design and Deliver brilliant Presentations with Student Skill Store. Student Skill Store is an innovative new teaching resource for students who want to learn how to create, design and deliver a brilliant presentation.
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Let’s meet…Jinal Shah

15 Oct 2020
Today we speak to a Jinal Shah who is currently is BCUSU’s Vice President Equity & Inclusion. They have made the most of every opportunity given to them whilst at university…Let’s go and meet Jinal Shah!
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Coming up soon… Graduate+ Week

12 Oct 2020
Only three weeks to go until the first ever Virtual Graduate+ week on Monday 2nd November – Friday 6th November. We are looking forward to meeting you!
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Let’s Meet…Rajneet Kaur

8 Oct 2020
Today we had the absolute pleasure of chatting with final year nursing student Rajneet Kaur, who works tirelessly both in & out of BCU, working for her local community, challenging herself & having fun in the process.
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What will your BCU journey entail?

5 Oct 2020
Today student blogger Inderjosh Heer, second year Nursing undergraduate reflects back on his university experience in his first year sharing his top tips.
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Let’s Meet…Olivia Thompson

30 Sep 2020
Today we have a brand new case study to bring you. We had the opportunity to chat with Law student Olivia Thompson, who has just entered her final year. Let’s go and meet Olivia…
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Top tips for creating an app

28 Sep 2020
Today, student blogger Nadia Nadeem Computer Games Technology student speaks about her app Sneaker Search and gives her top tips to students on creating an app.
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Project Officer: Amelia Rose

24 Sep 2020
Today we had the pleasure of catching up with a recent Business graduate Amelia Rose, who is now a Project Officer for the Graduate+ team.
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Project Officer: Nikhara Korpal

21 Sep 2020
Today we had the pleasure of speaking to a recent Media graduate Nikhara Korpal, who is now a Project Officer for the Graduate+ team.
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Welcome Week: Feel good Friday

18 Sep 2020
We can’t believe it is Friday already! We are sadly closing our first ever virtual Welcome Week! Ending with the theme of Feel Good Friday.
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Welcome Week: Try me Thursday

17 Sep 2020
Today is Try me Thursday which is all about challenging yourself to come out of your comfort zone. Here are a few of our Graduate+ resources for you to try out!
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Welcome Week: Wowza Wednesday

16 Sep 2020
Happy Wednesday! We are back again with the theme of opportunity. During Welcome Week there are lots of cool opportunities that you can take part in. 
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Welcome Week: Terrific Tuesday

15 Sep 2020
That’s a wrap for Terrific Tuesday! Today's theme focuses on being fearless to build your confidence. We know that starting university is an exciting experience and have shared with you some BCU student stories.
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Welcome Week: Motivational Monday

14 Sep 2020
Our first ever virtual Welcome Week has got off to an amazing start, kicking off with Motivational Monday! The Graduate+ team are delighted to welcome new and returning students to BCU.
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Easy ways to live an Eco-friendly Lifestyle

10 Sep 2020
Today student blogger Dhanusha Hema Reddy, offers an insight into living an eco-friendly lifestyle whilst at university and shares her top tips.
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Introduction to STEAMincubator e-Learning

7 Sep 2020
We have launched a new e-learning resource STEAMincubator, will support you in developing & succeeding as an entrepreneur. It offers YOU the support you need to turn your business idea into a reality.
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A Day in the Life of a Business Management Student

3 Sep 2020
Today student blogger Aysha Bateman, offers a basic overview of a Business Management student and shares top tips to make the most out of your day.
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Let's Meet... Robert Scott!

1 Sep 2020
Today we have a brand new student case study to bring you. We had the opportunity to sit down & chat with Robert Scott, in a few weeks he’ll be entering his final year.
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Get Ahead before September!

26 Aug 2020
Now the new university year is just around the corner we thought it would be a great time to give you an overview of the different tasks and activities you can complete before you arrive.
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Digital Literacy Made Easy with Jisc!

21 Aug 2020
Introducing Jisc, this is an online digital literacy tool that you now have free access to through your Graduate+ award.
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Let’s Meet... Nicole Aboderin

17 Aug 2020
Today we meet a student who has excelled throughout her 3 years at BCU, she has an interesting story to tell & is a fantastic example of a student who has dedicated so much time to her studies, whilst having a lot of fun too!
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Summer Bucket List!

12 Aug 2020
Today we have a treat for you all! Student blogger Aysha Bateman shares with you her top tips for keeping busy this summer.
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Graduate+ Overview!

10 Aug 2020
It may be the summer season, but the Graduate+ team are still busy working away, and preparing for the new semester that begins this September. 
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Staying Motivated this Summer!

5 Aug 2020
It’s the summer months, which means you might have a lot more time on your hands before starting back at BCU in late September.
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Discover Jewellery Quarter!

3 Aug 2020
Today we have got another look at one of Birmingham’s most unique areas, we are going to go over the top spots you’ll find within the Jewellery Quarter!
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Lets meet.... Patrick Lay

31 Jul 2020
Today we had the pleasure of sitting down with a recent media graduate who has been on a pretty big journey at BCU since he started just 3 years ago.
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Common Purpose UK101 Leadership Programme Experience

29 Jul 2020
Today we are bringing you something a little different. One of our Grad+ Project Officers Jack took part in the very first UK101 Leadership programme by Common Purpose UK.
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Get Ahead With CV360!

27 Jul 2020
It’s been a while since we first introduced our new CV360 tool to you back in April when it launched via our eLearning Hub.
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Birmingham

22 Jul 2020
Today we are highlighting the top 5 eateries & restaurants you can now get takeaway food from over the summer.
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Summer Workshops!

20 Jul 2020
Although it’s now the summer, that certainly doesn’t mean the Graduate+ team are away, we’re still busy working remotely to provide you with useful activities and sessions.
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Let's Meet... Ethan Horton!

17 Jul 2020
Today we speak to a 2nd year Media & Communications student who has had a pretty busy 2 years at BCU since starting.
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Birmingham

13 Jul 2020
Today we are highlighting just SOME of Birmingham’s best coffee shops! If you aren’t a fan of coffee, don’t fear there is something for all tastes.
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Let's Meet... Daiva Urnikyte

10 Jul 2020
Today we had the pleasure of meeting a student who has excelled in multiple areas of university life, including fully immersing themselves in the Graduate+ award.
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Discover Digbeth!

8 Jul 2020
Today we wanted to take the opportunity to highlight a pretty awesome & creative area of the city.
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Birmingham's Best Days Out!

6 Jul 2020
Now the summer is in full swing we wanted to give you some fun options of days out you can take in Birmingham.
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Let's Meet... Aksa Saleem!

3 Jul 2020
Today we meet a final year student who has had a pretty interesting ride over the past 3 years – from facing her fears to finding new confidence.
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Graduate+ Summer Checklist

1 Jul 2020
So, it’s the summer & you may have some free time on your hands? If you do we have the perfect solution for you!
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Birmingham

29 Jun 2020
Now the summer is here we thought we’d do something a little different & take a look at some of the best beauty spots for walks in & around the city of Birmingham!
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Life of a Student Nurse in Lockdown

24 Jun 2020
Today student blogger Inderjosh Heer shares his experiences of being a student nurse in lockdown.
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Let's Meet... Jahed Miah!

22 Jun 2020
Today we are sharing with you a new student’s story – let’s go and meet Jahed Miah, a truly dedicated individual who has made the very most out of his time at BCU!
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Celebration Week Daily Digest: Final Day Reflections

19 Jun 2020
That’s it folks…we are sadly closing out on our virtual Celebration Week festivities but we can say it’s truly been a blast! Ending the week on.
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Celebration Week Daily Digest: Day 4 Community

18 Jun 2020
As we approach the end of our week-long virtual celebrations, today we shone a light on the all-important topic of community.
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Celebration Week Daily Digest: Day 3 Leadership

17 Jun 2020
Happy Hump Day! Back again with the lowdown of all the happenings of Celebration Week, and today’s instalment was centred on the theme of leadership.
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Celebration Week Daily Digest: Day 2 Your Future

16 Jun 2020
That’s a wrap on Day 2! Today
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Celebration Week Daily Digest: Day 1 Motivational Monday

15 Jun 2020
Our first ever virtual Celebration Week has got off to a grand start, kicking off with Motivational Monday!
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Looking after your Mental Health

8 Jun 2020
Today we wanted to post something slightly different to what we usually would… let
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Let's Meet... Eden Cleaver!

5 Jun 2020
Today we meet a 2nd year HELS student who has totally proven just how much can be achieved within BCU when you really put your mind to it.
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BCUSU Is Here For YOU!

3 Jun 2020
Today we wanted to take the opportunity to remind you about a key BCU service and community you all have access to – every student is a part of the Birmingham City University Students Union.
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Introducing... The BCU Volunteering Team!

1 Jun 2020
Today we wanted to highlight a team who we work pretty closely with here at BCU – the Volunteering Team!
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Let's Meet... Alia Bi!

29 May 2020
Today we had the privilege of sitting down with Alia Bi – a postgraduate law student who has immersed herself in pretty much everything you can imagine within the BCU community.
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6 tips to Stay Positive and Productive during Lockdown

25 May 2020
Today student blogger Olivia Thompson speaks to us about her top 6 tips that have helped her stay positive and productive during lockdown.
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Let's Meet... Gemma Green!

22 May 2020
Today we sat down with first year Paediatric Nursing student Gemma Green, she may only have just arrived at BCU, but she’s already making waves within the HELS faculty.
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Online Support available to You!

20 May 2020
Today we wanted to remind you of all the different support that’s still available to you during this working from home period. Until campus re-opens you have access to many of our key learning resources!
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Day in the Life of a Graduate+ Project Officer

18 May 2020
Today one of our Graduate+ Project Officers gives you an insight into a typical day for the team, every single day for us is completely different. Jack Walton shares his story here.
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Let's Meet... Jawaria Tanweer!

15 May 2020
Today we got to sit down and have a chat with 3rd year Accounting and Finance student Jawaria Tanweer all about her journey with us!
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Keeping Motivated in Lockdown!

13 May 2020
Today one of our Graduate+ Project Officers Jack Walton shares his top tips for staying motivated during the ongoing lockdown.
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Let's Meet... Martin Svejda!

8 May 2020
Today we had the opportunity to sit down with Martin Svejda, an international PHD Computer Science student, who came to BCU from the Czech Republic!
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Information & Resource Portal - our new updates!

6 May 2020
Today we wanted to introduce you to one of our newly updated resources that by now you should be pretty familiar with – our Information & Resource Portal!
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Introducing... CV360!

4 May 2020
Today we want to introduce you to a brand NEW resource and online tool all BCU students have access to, something that is going to be a total game-changer for you & your future professional development.
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Let's Meet... a Postgraduate Education & Training Student!

1 May 2020
We sat down with a post graduate Education & Training student who has totally immersed themselves in everything our award programme & wider university has to offer...
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Build Your Employability with JobFit!

29 Apr 2020
Today we wanted to reintroduce you to the world of JobFit – a virtual online experience which helps you build on and gain new skills that will be beneficial for your future career, no matter what industry you enter after graduation.
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Money Saving Made Easy with Blackbullion!

24 Apr 2020
Are YOU ready to take control of your finances? We have the perfect solution... introducing Blackbullion! 
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Discover your Personality with Potential.ly!

22 Apr 2020
Are YOU ready to discover your hidden personality traits? Let us introduce to you... Potential.ly! 
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Lets meet.... Sharon Wilkins

22 Apr 2020
We sat down with final year Social Work student Sharon Wilkins, who has taken advantage of both the Graduate+ award, and everything it has to offer, both within BCU & in her personal life too!
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Things to do During Lockdown!

17 Apr 2020
Today student blogger Christine Goco shares with us her top tips when it comes to staying at home during lockdown. From baking to learning a new skill, there is sure to be something to satisfy you!
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Let's Meet... Tauseef Asif!

15 Apr 2020
It’s not every day that we speak to a student and are left totally speechless by their dedication & self-belief, not only to Graduate+ and the wider BCU community, but outside of this too!
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Let's Meet... Nathen Birkett!

30 Mar 2020
Today we sat down with Nathen Birkett, a 2nd year design and performance student who’s really made the most of everything we have to offer here at Graduate+!
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The life of a Computer Games Technology Student

20 Mar 2020
Today Graduate+ Student Blogger Nadia Nadeem gives us an insight into her course, why she loves it, & how it unleashes her inner geek! 
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20 Easy Money Saving Tips for Students

26 Feb 2020
Student blogger Cara Hawkins gives you some great tips on how you can save some extra cash for the semester ahead.
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Self-Care is Essential!

3 Jan 2020
We wanted to speak to you about something slightly different today. You may have heard the term “self-care” being thrown around quite a bit lately, we wanted to give you an overview on the different support options available to you within BCU…
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What Graduate+ can offer YOU!

13 Dec 2019
Today we are taking the time to tell you about just some of the incredibly useful resources and services that YOU all have access to within Graduate+.
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Goodbye Semester 1!

6 Dec 2019
Today we wanted to take the opportunity to give a little overview on everything that has been happening over the last semester since it started way back in September!
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Graduate+ Week 2019... What a Journey!

12 Nov 2019
Today we have a pretty special post to share, talking all about the rollercoaster which was Graduate+ Week 2019, that took place just last week between Monday 4th – Friday 8th November across both of our BCU campuses.
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Are YOU Ready to Begin your Graduate+ Journey?

11 Oct 2019
With so many of you working towards the completion of your bronze award, we wanted to share some useful information on how you can access our support!
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Are YOU Ready for Graduate+ Week 2019?

1 Oct 2019
We are back with Graduate+ week, this time it's bigger & better than ever before! It is taking place from Monday 4th – Friday 8th November.
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