Disability, My Life, Student Life

Birmingham City University – Media & Communications Radio

When reapplying to university I decided to consider Birmingham City University (BCU) again.

Having already visited and applied to this university, I knew the support available to me as a disabled student, this put me at an advantage and I could spend the majority of time concentrating on the course content.

BCU offered a creative writing course and I felt really hopeful, however eventually I realised I would have to combine creative writing with an English degree – which wasn’t something I wanted to do.

Although I love creative writing, I didn’t love it enough to have to study Shakespeare. I wanted to do something I was passionate about and would enjoy all aspects of.

Instead, I choose to look at the media courses they offered. One such course was ‘Media & Communications’ which was similar to the one at Southampton Solent University.

The course was broad, covering a wide range of different sectors, which you can later choose one to specialise in.

My big love is radio, so I decided to apply for Media and Communications Radio. I enjoyed radio more than any other media aspect; it is a growing passion of mine.

The course was the one I originally applied for at Birmingham City University, the first time I was considering University.

Unlike the Media & Communications broad course where I would have to study modules in all the media, at BCU I would only have to study three units a year.

I could study Radio as a major and two other modules along side it. In addition, a major upside to studying Media & Communications Radio is they have access and an element of control over the university’s own radio station ‘Scratch Radio.’

After taking everything into account, I decided to apply to Birmingham City University – Media & Communications Radio.

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