The Scratch “Welcome to BCU” Magazine is here!

We at Scratch worked hard this summer to create a magazine just for you Birmingham first timers to help you find your feet. If you’re a returning BCU student, you’ll the handy information about your university and exciting student life articles just as much! Click the issue below to see it in all it’s full …

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20 September 2016
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An interview with… The Assist

Hailing from the humble streets of Walsall, four piece The Assist are storming through gigs far and wide. If they’re not wreaking havoc with falling chandeliers in Manchester, they’re ducking and diving from security guards at this year’s Leeds Festival, one of the bands biggest gigs to date. “Leeds was wicked” recalls frontman Mikey Stanton, …

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04 September 2016
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Badminton: The Adcock’s have been knocked out of Rio Olympics 2016

Britian’s mixed doubles pair, husband and wife Chris and Gabby Adcock have been knocked out after losing to the Polish— Robert Mateusiak and Nadieza Zieba on Saturday 13th August. The Brits got off to a good start winning the first game 21-18 against the Polish pair—. However unfortunately lost a tiring long second game 25-27 …

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15 August 2016
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Cost of fun: How Rio Olympics went from sport event to national tragedy

While Rio de Janeiro finds itself in a rush of organising the Olympics, the controversy around this big sports event doesn’t seem to get any smaller. Since Brazil was named the organiser of 2016 Olympics Games, a lot argue that the real cost of sports fun may be too much to handle for the country …

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09 August 2016
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Suicide Squad: haven for DC Easter eggs, poorly edited movie

David Ayer – You have not failed this cinema. I haven’t seen a room this packed since the midnight screening of last Christmas’ The Force Awakens and before that Avatar all the way back in 2009. You could feel the atmosphere building as the time drew close to the hour as the midnight screening of Suicide …

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08 August 2016
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Birmingham City 2016/17 Season Preview

Birmingham City begin their sixth successive season in the Championship when they officially kick off at home to Cardiff on Saturday with high hopes and a renewed confidence around the club that there is light at the end of the tunnel – both on and off the pitch, after years of uncertainty following Blues’ fallout from …

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04 August 2016
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Tickets on-sale for the 107th YONEX All England Badminton Championships 2017

By Renu Chopra Tickets are now on sale for next year’s YONEX All England’s Open Badminton Championships which will see the return of world class players take to the courts at Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena next March. For those who have not been before, whether you are a badminton fan or not it does not matter—it …

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28 July 2016
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Golovkin to Make UK Debut Against Brook

After strenuous negotiations with Chris Eubank Jr. (23-1, 18 KOs), it was announced on July 8, 2016, that unified Middleweight Champion Gennady Golovkin (35-0, 32 KOs) will defend against IBF Welterweight Champion Kell Brook (36-0, 25 KOs). The fight will take place on September 10, at The O2 Arena in London, England. The fight will …

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11 July 2016
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Euro 2016 – England 1-2 Iceland: Where Do England Go From Here?

England fell to their lowest ebb at a major tournament on Monday night with a 2-1 loss to Iceland which saw the Three Lions exit the European Championships in the last 16 stage, a defeat considered as the most humiliating result in the nation’s history. Given the opposition at hand, a country bearing little over 300,000 …

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01 July 2016
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Batman Return to Arkham “delayed indefinitely”

Warner Bros. have announced that the new Batman bundle will be “delayed indefinitely”, with no further release date yet announced. Return to Arkham, a polished and perfected pack of Arkham Asylum and City for Xbox One and Ps4 was due to be released on July 29, bringing the Arkham saga to date to shiny next-gen level. …

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30 June 2016
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