The Scratch

The Scratch is Birmingham City University Students’ Union magazine, covering issues such as Sport, Student Life, Fashion & Beauty and News. Produced by students, for students The Scratch is published digitally, with news updates right here on this website. In addition, The Scratch also has a creative magazine The Slate that is released simultaneously, that you can find on their issuu account.

If you want to write for The Scratch why not get involved by emailing [email protected] or find us on Facebook.

The Slate

The Scratch, has recently added a section for exhibiting the work of Fiction Writers, Poets and Artists from the University. You can start writing in the forum under ‘The Slate‘ If anybody has any questions, please feel free to message Luke Shorrick.

  • Becky is at Enterprise Nation's  The Fashion and Jewellery Exchange today at the BCU School of Jewellery 
#FJExchange
  • We are at the Creative Fair in Millennium Point in the City Centre campus! Come along and say hey!!
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  • We had an awesome studio session today! A great turn out as well! 
Thanks to the wonderful model @walking.overdose for helping us out!
  • 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!
  • 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 and find us in Curzon atrium today! We're here till 4pm!
  • @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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  • 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!
  • 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! :)
  • Do you have any beautiful photos of our city? Show us them! 
This was taken by @rebeccachivs ☀️
#snapscratch