Category: Breaking News

Breaking News, international student day.

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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The UK has voted to leave the EU – but what does this mean?

As of around 5am June 24, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. The leave campaign lead with a million votes advantage, with 17 million voters backing the leave campaign. Nigel Farage, head of UKIP and the Leave.EU (separate to the Vote Leave group) campaign said this was a victory for “the real …

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24 June 2016
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AEGON Classic 2016 Day 2 – Halep withdraws with Achilles injury

Simona Halep has been forced to withdraw from the AEGON Classic with an Achilles injury. This is a huge blow for the Romanian, ranked number 5 in the WTA rankings who had the news announced last Sunday. Halep said “I started to feel it since I came here. I have some fluid inside the tendon …

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12 June 2016
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Hotel LaTour’s bum blunder creates sexism debate:

If you’re a city centre dweller, you may have noticed these brash advertisements outside of Hotel LaTour. My White’s English Chophouse, a place that feels like you are dining in “North Korea”  tried to up the ante with some cheeky signs, boasting about their redevelopment. #everydaysexism This being advertised on my way to work this morning! Remind …

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13 May 2016
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Doug Ellis Sports Centre partially closed until further notice

Due to the recent weather caused by Storm Imogen, some training sessions and general use of the Doug Ellis Sports Centre in Perry Barr have been cancelled until further notice. This is due to the fact that some tiles have been knocked off the entrance into the Sports Centre reception. Currently indoor activities are able to go ahead, but …

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08 February 2016
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The Birmingham Homeless Outreach

It has been reported that there are more homeless people in Birmingham than any other city outside of London. The Birmingham Homeless Outreach walk around the city centre daily to give out warm clothes, food, hot drinks, sleeping bags, toiletries and any other items that could be used by the homeless. The organisation was founded by …

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01 December 2015
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George Lawlor On Consent & Identity Politics

George Lawlor, a student at Warwick University, recently published an article on The Tab entitled ‘Why I don’t need consent lessons’ back in October. George declined his invitation to consent lessons and his article sparked backlash and discussion. George hits back at his critics by saying, “I don’t feel as if I needed them, and I still …

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18 November 2015
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The Scratch & SnapScratch Election Results!

Last night SnapScratch and The Scratch held their By-Elections. Congratulations to all of the new committee members who were elected into their committee roles last night. SnapScratch has a new Vice President – Matt Bromage. The Scratch also held their By-Elections last night. Congratulations to the following people for being elected into their committee roles: …

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21 October 2015
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Government Plans to Scrap Maintenance Grants in NUS #CutTheCosts Campaign

By Adrienne Watson Join the Fight against Government Plans to Scrap Maintenance Grants in NUS #CutTheCosts Campaign As part of the 2015 Budget, the government has put plans in place to get rid of maintenance grants for full-time students and replace them with a new loans-based system from September 2016. This move will affect more than …

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14 October 2015
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First Resort World in Europe opens in Birmingham

By Katie Griffin An exciting £150m leisure destination at the NEC shall now be operating in our very own Birmingham. One of the leading businesses in entertainment and leisure; Genting UK shall be opening the doors of Resort World to the public on Wednesday 21st October at 10am. Resort World Birmingham aims to reach 10,000 …

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12 October 2015
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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! :)
  • 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! 
#snapscratch
  • Our president @rebeccachiversmedia, went down to the clothes show at the weekend so look out for her photos!
  • @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!
  • 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! 
#snapscratch
  • We had an awesome studio session today! A great turn out as well! 
Thanks to the wonderful model @walking.overdose for helping us out!
  • Do you have any beautiful photos of our city? Show us them! 
This was taken by @rebeccachivs ☀️
#snapscratch
  • We are at the Creative Fair in Millennium Point in the City Centre campus! Come along and say hey!!
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  • Lucy and Angelo are at @crufts  today covering for Snap Scratch and @thescratchbcu 
Keep your eyes peeled for more photos! 
#snapscratch