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Issue 3 of The Scratch is here!

Issue 3 of The Scratch is finally here! In this issue you can find out the best in local nights out and fashion, as well as sports analysis, the best in up and coming tech and interviews with some fantastic creatives. You can pick up a new issue on campus or read it below. Click …

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27 February 2017
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Don’t Miss: The Barnyard Bash at the Nelson Inn

Grab your cowboy hat and get ready to dance to your favourite country hits, all for a good cause on Friday February 24 at The Nelson Inn, Burntwood. The Barnyard Bash is in aid of St. Basils charity, giving support to 16-25 year olds who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Line dancing, live …

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21 February 2017
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15 Faces of Winona Ryder at the SAG Awards, Applied to the Life of a Student

By Ben Wheatley When it’s only half way through a semester and already that precious student finance has already dried up 2. Then the parents ask you how your financial situation is and you’re like “urm yeah I’m not dead so I guess it could be worse” (Hinting at them “GIVE ME MONEY”) 3. When …

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02 February 2017
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Search Party: Narcissism in New York

[This article contains spoilers] For all intents and purposes, Search Party is not your average mystery drama. It’s razor sharp, quick witted and atmospheric. The millennial lives of four New Yorkers takes a 360 spin when someone they know goes missing without a trace. When Dory finds out her college dorm mate Chantal is missing, …

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06 January 2017
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Nico Rosberg Retirement: The Race for Formula 1’s Most Treasured Seat

By Ben Wheatley So as if 2016 couldn’t throw any more curve balls our way, Nico Rosberg has announced today (December 2nd) that he is to retire from Formula 1 immediately, just 5 days after claiming his maiden world championship. This however isn’t the first time a reigning world champion has called it a day, …

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02 December 2016
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Read issue 2 of The Scratch here!

Tis’ the season to be reading! The second issue of The Scratch is here, the perfect early Christmas gift! Chock full of fashion, sport, gaming and interviews, there are loads of treats in store for you to feast your eyes on! You can pick up an issue from your local campus now, or read online …

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01 December 2016
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Escape this Christmas at the Magical Lantern Festival

This festive season the Birmingham Botanical Gardens becomes a mystical lantern trail, veiled in intricate Chinese paper lanterns. Get lost through the night time trail that celebrates nature, love and Chinese tradition right in the heart of Birmingham. Flowers cascading out of a vase, pandas peeking out from bamboo and a majestic peacock with vivid …

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24 November 2016
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Get your jollies on for the Jolly Jingle Bell Jog!

Although the weather outside is frightful, you can get into the festive spirit with the Jingle Bell Jog, which returns to Kings Heath Park on Sunday December 4. Hundreds jolly St. Nick’s will be running for Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice, who provide support to over 1,200 individuals and their families, carers and loved ones each year. Last year …

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15 November 2016
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Birmingham Universities work together in new student housing initiative:

A new university initiative plans to tackle the rising cost of living for students, whilst boosting Birmingham’s community. OneCity is an initiative that involves Birmingham City University, University of Birmingham, University College Birmingham, Aston University and Newham University. This grassroots scheme hopes to combat rising transport costs, rogue landlords, quality of living as well as …

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25 October 2016
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Read Issue One of The Scratch here!

September was a crazy month, right? After all the Welcome Week celebrations and lessons begin, time seems to fly by! Why not take a little blast from the past and check out Issue One of the Scratch here! Click the magazine to enlarge to full size.  

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20 October 2016
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  • Today's the day! Welcome fair! Interested in photography? Get down to our stand in the marquee, just inside the door on the right. Ask any questions, meet Becky (President) and Gemma (Vice President), grab some sweets and sign up for more info! :)
  • We are at the Creative Fair in Millennium Point in the City Centre campus! Come along and say hey!!
#snapscratch
  • Lucy and Angelo are at @crufts  today covering for Snap Scratch and @thescratchbcu 
Keep your eyes peeled for more photos! 
#snapscratch
  • Calling all photographers!!
#SnappedBCUSU - Starts TODAY!
Want to WIN a polaroid camera? • Snap a picture of the city or one of our 8 university campuses • Upload it to your Instagram profile
• Tag @SnappedBCUSU
• Use #SnappedBCUSU in the post • @snappedbcusu  WILL REPOST every picture we are tagged in that uses the hashtag
• The picture that receives the most likes WINS a Polaroid Camera!
*Please note…
Any inappropriate images will not be reposted.
GO FOLLOW THE OFFICIAL INSTAGRAM PROFILE FOR MORE INFORMATION: @snappedbcusu 
GO GO GO!
  • COME ALONG TONIGHT! 
Tonight is our welcome talk, it is taking place in the Curzon ground floor lecture theatre (C087)
Come along to say hello and hear us chat about what we do! You can buy your membership there tonight too! 
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  • Our president @rebeccachiversmedia, went down to the clothes show at the weekend so look out for her photos!
  • We had an awesome studio session today! A great turn out as well! 
Thanks to the wonderful model @walking.overdose for helping us out!
  • @momomoyouth at the #barclycardarena 
Please ask if you want to use this photo! 
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  • Becky is at Enterprise Nation's  The Fashion and Jewellery Exchange today at the BCU School of Jewellery 
#FJExchange
  • @momomoyouth at the #barclycardarena 
Please ask if you want to use this photo! 
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  • Come and find us in Curzon atrium today! We're here till 4pm!
  • Do you have any beautiful photos of our city? Show us them! 
This was taken by @rebeccachivs ☀️
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