(+) Learn lots, in two useful disciplines, good facilities, some great lecturers (-) Some not so great lecturers, not much help with placements, VIVA assessment and moved exams! (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2000)
(+) The Course gives you an indepth knowledge of the East Mediterranean from late Roman, through the Byzantine period right up to the modern day, you can (-) It isn't applicable to many jobs, although travel companies love it! (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2003)
In the mid 1950s Birmingham's City Engineer, Herbert Manzoni, embarked on one of the most ambitious and radical building projects the city had...... more
In the mid 1950s Birmingham's City Engineer, Herbert Manzoni, embarked on one of the most ambitious and radical building projects the city had experienced since the tumult of the industrial revolution. In the decade that followed, Manzoni and his team of architects and builders transformed the centre of Birmingham from a bastion of Victorian elegance and civic pride into a thoroughly modern metropolis, equipped to deal with the very real challenges of the 20th Century. In the process Manzoni picked up the gauntlet of housing Birmingham's citizens in homes 'fit for heroes' and set about eradicating remnants of the notorious 'back-to-back' houses and yards that blighted the life of the city's poorest. Using a selection of films preserved at the Media Archive for Central England, Mike Mason charts the progress of this seemingly impossible mission and acknowledges the spirit and intentions of this noble, and necessary, project that was to become the focus of so much negativity in the closing decades of the last millennium. Regenerating Birmingham includes a series of films made at the time by the city's Public Works Department as well as regional news reports from Associated Television. Expert opinion is provided by well-known Birmingham historian, Carl Chinn MBE, chair of Community History at the University of Birmingham. The DVD also includes a short film, 'About MACE', a behind the scenes look at the work of MACE and the services they provide.ISC CONTENTS: 1. Prologue 2. Birmingham as it was 3. Housing Problems 4. The Inner Ring Road 5. The Bullring 6. New Plans, Old Plans 7. Greening the Neighbourhoods 8. High-rise Headaches 9. New Directions Format: 1 Disc presented in a digipak with protective cover and shrink wrapped. DVD PAL. Running Time: 60 mins Ratio: 16:9 (Archive 4:3) Colour/Black and White Optional Subtitles for the Hard of Hearing
Advantages: Great teaching, facilities, opportunites and social life Disadvantages: i am only here for 3 years, wish it could be more.
...I am a student at the University of Birmingham in my first year of the popular course; Sports and Exercise Sciences. Although it is a difficult university to get in to, there are hundreds of different courses to choose from if you are not accepted on your favoured course. Also, they are quite lenient with grades as I did not achieve the expected marks but still got in... shhh!
So what made...
Advantages: Excellent teaching, sports, social life and environment Disadvantages: Very few!
...will only have known your new friends for a couple of months, but if you want to live in one of the more popular student areas this is unfortunately the way it is. I have chosen to focus on Selly Oak because I lived there for the second and third year of my degree - the majority of University of Birmingham students do the same, although some move further afield to Edgbaston, Bearwood and other areas...
Advantages: Location, facilities, cheap prices Disadvantages: You won't want to leave
...Like most students, I had many apprehensions when i chose the university to spend the next few years of my life at. Coming from London,I wondered how Birmingham City Centre would compare and what the people 'up north' would be like. Looking back, it was the best decision i ever made, and loved every minute of my three years there.
The University, set in leafy Edgbaston, is perfectly positioned...