Category: Student Life

Living student life to the full.

Dearest Someone, Preview

Words by Lisa Williams A featured interview on Blogger, Ella Robson is to feature in the next edition of The Scratch Magazine! Ella started her blog called Dearest Someone, with the purpose of tackling mental health stigma and creating an accurate and authentic portrayal of mental health. Why should you read Ella’s blog? My blogs cool …

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29 November 2015
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I am Human: Preview!

Scratch Media have collaborated with BeatFreeks TV to showcase the importance of mental health awareness. November is a tough time for students, that’s why we’re here to help! We’ve got stories from young people going through hard times, and also advice from various people in the community! So what’s coming up? Scratch TV are releasing a …

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29 November 2015
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Toni & Guy: London Fashion Week

So I recently visited Birmingham’s new Mailbox and it has a lot to offer. In particular the Tony & Guy salon is like no other Sally from the Birmingham Essensuals salon invited us into her salon to talk about what the brand does and the latest styling and colouring technology in hairstyling. Essensuals is the sister brand to none other …

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29 October 2015
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Celebrity fashion profiles: Casual daywear

For some of us, being casual and comfortable whilst keeping things stylish during the day can be a hard task. However at the moment celebrities have been making casual day outfits look effortless and more importantly easy to replicate. Gigi Hadid This season’s ultimate knock out super model who’s taken the fashion industry by storm …

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22 October 2015
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Issue 1 of The Scratch out now!

Have a look at the latest issue of The Scratch online here! You can get your fix of entertainment, features, fashion & beauty, geek, and sport.

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24 September 2015
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Save Yourself Some Money With NUS EXTRA

By Jessica Chumber As you embark on your journey at University, which can be somewhat costly, with tuition fees, accommodation, nights out etc, you may feel strapped for cash. However, purchasing a NUS Extra card will save some precious pounds when you are out and about. This card enables you to get great discounts in …

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21 September 2015
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Affordable and alternative ‘Disneyland’ arriving to UK

It’s nearing the end of Summer, and many students are wanting to have a day out at the beach with friends. Usual places like Zante and Ibiza are populated right up till Freshers, but graffiti artist, Banksy has decided to take over Weston-Super Mare Beach (a mere 2 hour drive from Birmingham), for their own …

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21 August 2015
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WATCH: New Curzon Building Tours!

Scratch TV got exclusive access to visit the new Curzon Building, coming this September to Birmingham City University. Also, check out our new ident, made by William Marler (who also presents in the videos with resident presenter, Sandeep). William and Sandeep show you key features of the University: William and  Sandeep take you around the …

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12 August 2015
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Alternative Student Guide- Culture

It’s unfortunately the last edition in our Alternative Student Guide Tour around Birmingham. We interviewed Debbie from IKON Gallery in Birmingham in the last edition. It’s a fabulous interview, don’t miss out on having a look at everything IKON has to offer! A full edition of these will be available in The Scratch Magazine, releasing …

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10 August 2015
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Alternative Student Guide- Shops

Our penultimate video in the Alternative Student Guide looks at Shops to go to in Birmingham. Hint: we love Digbeth. A full edition of these will be available in The Scratch Magazine, releasing September 21st 2015. The week’s release schedule 8th August- EATS 9th August- BEATS 10th August- PUBS 11th August- SHOPS 12th August- CULTURE

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10 August 2015
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  • We are at the Creative Fair in Millennium Point in the City Centre campus! Come along and say hey!!
#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!
  • Our president @rebeccachiversmedia, went down to the clothes show at the weekend so look out for her photos!
  • Come and find us in Curzon atrium today! We're here till 4pm!
  • 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! :)
  • Becky is at Enterprise Nation's  The Fashion and Jewellery Exchange today at the BCU School of Jewellery 
#FJExchange
  • We had an awesome studio session today! A great turn out as well! 
Thanks to the wonderful model @walking.overdose for helping us out!
  • Lucy and Angelo are at @crufts  today covering for Snap Scratch and @thescratchbcu 
Keep your eyes peeled for more photos! 
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  • 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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  • @momomoyouth at the #barclycardarena 
Please ask if you want to use this photo! 
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  • @momomoyouth at the #barclycardarena 
Please ask if you want to use this photo! 
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  • Do you have any beautiful photos of our city? Show us them! 
This was taken by @rebeccachivs ☀️
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