Category: Student Life

Living student life to the full.

Alternative Student Guide- BEATS

Today, our edition of the Alternative Student Guide focusses on ‘beats’. We recommend The Institute and The Sunflower Lounge, which host great gigs, bands and are a unique ‘alternative’ night out! 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 …

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08 August 2015
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Alternative Student Guide- EATS

Today begins a week of visiting new and different places to visit in Birmingham, in our Alternative Student Guide. In today’s edition, we look at a variety of places you can eat in Birmingham, different to the usual chains.   A full edition of these will be available in The Scratch Magazine, releasing September 21st …

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07 August 2015
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BBC to pit low-paid workers to find Britain’s Hardest Grafter

The BBC will make the unemployed and low-paid workers compete in a Hunger Games-style show for BBC Two. ‘Britain’s Hardest Grafter’ will invite the lowest-paid and unemployed onto the show to compete for a cash prize, capitalising on the success of ‘poverty porn’ programmes such as Channel 4’s Benefits Street. The BBC are seeking 25 British …

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28 May 2015
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Legal Highs To Be Made Illegal

  It has been announced in today’s Queen’s speech that all legal highs including laughing gas will be made illegal. This ban will include anyone producing legal highs and anyone supplying them. The Queen stated that the legislation would impose a ban on “the new generation of psychoactive drugs”. Throughout the past few years legal highs …

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27 May 2015
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The UK’s Biggest Food Festival Comes to Birmingham!

The Foodies Festival will be cooking up a storm in Cannon Hill Park on the 15th, 16th and 17th of May, bringing Michelin star chefs, brand new tasting theatres and enough fantastic street food to wet anyone’s appetite. For just £10, you can watch (and taste!) live demonstrations from Michelin chef Gynn Purnell and Masterchef …

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14 May 2015
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The Scratch Interviews City South Students On The NHS

Yesterday was international nurses day, this years general election has divided the country like never before. The conservatives have pledged to invest an extra £8 billion a year into the NHS and there has also been speculation to privatize sectors of the NHS service. Scratch TV went to City South Campus to find out what …

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13 May 2015
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Birmingham’s best places to study outdoors

Birmingham is full of gorgeous gardens and open spaces where you can set up camp and tap away at your keyboards whilst soaking up some sunshine. Rather than keeping yourself all cooped up in your room doing work, there’s plenty of places to enjoy the sunshine whilst powering through all that work and revision ahead of May’s …

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26 April 2015
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How to pack smartly for your holiday getaway

It’s edging towards summer which means only one thing! HOLIDAYS. Packing is one chore that usually comes along with going on holiday but it has to be done. Many of us are guilty of packing just a bit too much which can result in having to pay for over-weight luggage or embarrassingly not being able …

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21 April 2015
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Pitching is a Doddle for BCU students

Doddle is currently at the center of an exciting time for logistics companies with a complete transformation of how people receive their parcels.  The new simplistic service that Doddle offers its customer has been a huge hit and doddle are already looking at how they can improve their offerings. Recently 6 students completed a work …

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18 April 2015
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Is being a student the reason why I’m constantly broke?

By Sophie Hack Being a student can have so many perks, from cheap nights out and discounts in almost every store – it seems second nature now to flash the NUS card at the till to try and get an extra deal. Companies have cottoned on too, reeling students in through social media and spamming emails. Question is, are we spending …

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24 February 2015
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