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Degrees the BMC Way! Free Transport | Free NUS Card | Free £50 BMC Voucher

City Living; Country Learning The Best of Both Worlds!



Build My Career Get ahead with the BMC Employment Agency



Welcome to #Be BMC!

In Partnership with


We are delighted that you are thinking about applying to us. There are so many exciting reasons to #BeBMC! and as you scroll through the pages we hope you will start to get a picture of what life as a BMC degree student will be like; inspirational, challenging, action-packed, fun-filled and so much more…..! As well as being close to one of the most modern, multi-cultural and vibrant cities so you can let your hair down after a hard week of academia, as a BMC student you will have access to the best facilities, industry expert tutors and high quality degrees. We will even help you prepare and look for your first career move when you graduate – what more could you want? We hope you enjoy reading #BeBMC! and that you are looking forward to joining us in September!

Contents Welcome to #BeBMC!


Degrees the BMC Way!


Free for All! 6-7 City Living; Country Learning


Home from home!


Build My Career 12-13 Out in Style – Melton/Leicester


Rinse and Repeat


Meet Your FREP!


The SU: Get Social!


In the Limelight 22-23 Man of the Match


Lights, Camera, Action!


All Creatures Great and Small


Horses for Courses!


Dates for Your Diary!


Let me in!



Degrees the BMC Way!


So, you’re about to embark on one of the most exciting journeys of your life so far, how do you know that you’re making the right choice for you? Well, at BMC we do things a little differently to ensure that you get the best out of your time as a Degree student. Here are some of the top reasons why BMC could be the perfect choice for you.


£4million Sports Science Complex

Purpose-built Animal Management Centre

New sprung-floored mirrored rehearsal studios

Nationally renowned Equestrian Centre and Rehabilitation Centre

University Partnership

We have recently entered into an exciting partnership with the University of East Anglia. In Partnership with


Employability is one of our key focuses so we want you to learn from the best. All of our lecturers have strong industry experience and links and many are qualified to PhD Level.


Multi-million pound facilities

We have recently completed a huge investment in brand new facilities across both campuses so all of our students benefit from stateof-the-art facilities and learning environments •

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One of the largest infinity Green Screens outside of London

Student Union

The BMSU aims to engage students with a range of aspects of BMC Life, and it’s a really great way to make your CV even better. You can get involved in a range of social activities and charity events, or you could even take on a role within the Student Union.

New for students joining in 2018: Free transport

Take the stress out of your journey! If you live in BMC recommended accommodation in Leicester City Centre you will get free transport to and from BMC.


Build My Career

Our Employment Service; ‘Build My Career’, can help you to build a winning CV, perfect your interview techniques and even write to employers on your behalf when you’re ready to make your first career move, helping you to work your way up the career ladder even quicker!

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City Living, Country Learning; The Best of Both Worlds!

You can get the benefits of the social city experience, but can study on our stunning 850 acre country estate at the Brooksby Campus, or our town centre campus in Melton Mowbray.


Innovative Research

Our students get involved in some fantastic research projects to help them to develop as industry professionals; with many winning a range of prestigious awards for their work!


We’re a Specialist Provider

This means that we’re really good at what we do and in turn we will make you really good at what you do! Compared to universities we offer a smaller range of specialist degrees, giving you the peace of mind that your time here will be entirely dedicated to your chosen career path.



Free NUS Card

You will get a free NUS Card as a welcome pressie from BMC. Make your budget go even further with this little gift from us!


Free £50 Voucher

Choose whether you want free hair and beauty treatments, a fabulous meal in our RCC or at Brooksby Hall or whether you want to see a BMC production at Melton Theatre. Come and meet us in person, visit to find out when our next Degree Open Days are.

Lower Tuition Fees

Degrees are a sound investment for your future but the financial commitment can sometimes feel overwhelming, that’s why we keep our fees low and our quality high!


Free For All!

We all love a good freebie, and as a welcome gift we will buy you your NUS Card so you can make sure your budget stretches even further without it costing you a penny, so you can still enjoy those special treats! Whether you fancy an indulgent night with friends at Pizza Express with a whopping discount, cheaper driving lessons to get you on the road to success, a day of excitement at Alton Towers or a bit of retail therapy at a range of fashion stores, the NUS Extra Card can make your shopping much cheaper and a whole lot more fun! All you need to do is visit the NUS Card desk when you come in to enrol and we’ll buy your card for you.


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city living, country learning did you know? We are only: • 16 minutes from Leicester City Centre by train • 35 minutes drive to Nottingham • 1 hour and 5 minutes train journey to Birmingham


City Living! At BMC you can have the best of both worlds: with modern halls of residence situated in the lively centre of Leicester, you can experience living amongst the hustle and bustle of a big city, with the benefits of fantastic nightlife, loads of restaurants, shops and museums, and entertainment around every corner! BMC is situated less than 20 minutes away from the centre of Leicester, a large, vibrant city which is home to King Power Stadium, the home ground of recent Premier League winners, Leicester City FC. Be sure to also check out King Richard III’s remains, Leicester Racecourse, the National Space Centre, the Curve Theatre and Highcross shopping centre.

Country Learning! As a BMC student you will also be spending your time studying in the heart of the Leicestershire countryside at our stunning Brooksby Campus, or in the small market town of Melton Mowbray. Here you will benefit from a much more peaceful atmosphere, which is incredibly valuable when you are studying and working hard to get those all-important coursework assignments completed!

Fantastic Facilities at BMC! Brooksby Campus

The Animal Management Centre

animals. With a brand new Animal Management Centre featuring kennel and cattery units, Equine facilities, a range of exotic animals, and a working commercial farm, the huge variety of hands-on animal management experience that students gain at BMC provides them with competitive advantage when entering the workplace after their Degree.

Brooksby Equestrian Centre BMC Equine students spend their time learning at the Brooksby Equestrian Centre, a fully commercial competition, examination and training centre. The Equestrian Centre at Brooksby features two indoor arenas, two outdoor arenas, a full BE eventing cross country course, and science laboratories. We also have a DIY livery centre! In addition, we have a brand new Equine Rehabilitation Centre with an aqua treadmill, solarium, mechanical horse and weigh-bridge – perfect for learning about Equine anatomy and understanding treatments for injured horses.

Melton Campus

Digital Film Production BMC Digital Film Production students benefit from the very best in technology and facilities. These include brand new production and editing suites with all of the latest software and hardware, and the highest quality cameras, lighting and sound equipment. BMC Media facilities also feature a brand new industry-standard film and television studio with one of the largest infinity green screens outside of London!

Performing Arts BMC’s Melton Campus houses an array of fantastic facilities for our BA Performing Arts students. These include Melton Theatre, a fully commercial 340-seat theatre, which allows students to gain experience of performing in a real, authentic theatre environment. Our students also have the opportunity to benefit from our industry-standard film and television studios, rehearsal spaces and performance studios.

BMC Sports Centre BMC’s sports facilities have recently undergone a £4million transformation, giving students the opportunity to benefit from a full-sized 3G all-weather pitch, a strength and conditioning gym, and a sports hall the size of 4 badminton courts. BMC’s Sports Centre also has a sports science lab, featuring a range of equipment designed for analysis of athletic performance.

BMC offers Animal Management students the unique opportunity to work with a wide array of different


Home from home


We know that moving away from home can be both an exciting and daunting experience, so we’re here to make sure it’s simple and stress-free, from the moment you choose your accommodation, all the way through to graduation. Living in student accommodation is a great way for you to gain independence, learn how to manage your budget and to get the freedom you need as a young adult. It also helps to prepare you for one day having a property of your very own. Our dedicated Student Services Team is here to support and guide you through the whole process, from helping you to find your dream digs, to advising you on signing up, paying your bills and even making sure you have a fulfilling social life outside of your Degree, so don’t worry you won’t feel alone. In fact, we’re sure you’ll have a fantastic time, you’ll make lots of new friends both within and outside of your accommodation and you’ll soon adjust to life as an independent Degree student. You will also be supported by a Freshers Rep (FREP) who is simply there to look out for you and to make sure you are enjoying your time at BMC by getting involved in lots of social activities.


Accommodation Essentials Checklist! When you move away from home to come to university, it’s difficult to remember exactly what you will need to bring with you, check out our checklist below for some helpful hints:

About the Room Studios at Upperton Road have floor to ceiling double glazed windows, ensuring plenty of natural light in your luxury self-contained apartment. Features • • • •

Fully furnished Unlimited broadband and WiFi available Free access to onsite gym Floor to ceiling double glazed windows Double bed, HD Flat Screen TV and a large desk, leather chair and double wardrobe Kitchen includes a built-in oven, two ring hob, microwave and fridge freezer En-suite bathroom with double shower CCTV, onsite security and key fob entry

Duvet, pillows and bedsheets

Warm blanket

Hot water bottle

Variety of towels

Alarm clock


Coat hangers

Mugs and tea/coffee equipment

Laundry basket

Washing powder

Drying rack for clothes

About the Building

Toothpaste and toothbrush

Nail clippers/scissors

Plasters and painkillers

Cold remedies (for that all-toohard-to-avoid fresher’s flu!)


The Upperton Road accommodation lies on the banks of the River Soar, situated alongside a range of retail outlets and complemented by an on-site gym, recently refurbished communal kitchen and dining spaces as well as games rooms, TV room and other social spaces.

Laptop (and charger!)

Phone (and charger!)



Essential documents like your passport or driving licence

BMC is excited to be working in partnership with Sulets to enable our degree students to access high quality accommodation in the city of Leicester. Upperton Road could be the perfect new home for you, offering a range of modern and spacious student flats in a great location. • • •

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free transport All BMC students who live in accommodation at Upperton Road can get FREE TRANSPORT to and from college. Brooksby Campus is a short, halfhour drive away and Melton Campus is only 40 minutes. Make Upperton Road your perfect new home next academic year! If you want to find out more or arrange a viewing, get in touch with us today on 01664 855444 or email

Bills included for peace of mind Offers modern, high-quality living Exclusive access to Sulets Extra



Get ahead with the BMC Employment Service

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We can support you in getting on to the career ladder. Building your career is an ongoing process throughout your course and your tutors will give you some really good tips on how and where to hunt for that perfect job, you will also have the opportunity to do real work experience with key employers in your chosen industry. To make sure you have that competitive advantage our Employment Agency Service; Build My Career is here to help you through every step of the recruitment process, so make sure you get in touch with us!

To help you get onto the career ladder Build My Career will:


Help you to understand and prepare for Competency Based Interviews


Help you to learn how to manage telephone screening and interviews


Work with you to prepare a professional and comprehensive CV, personal statement and covering letter


Teach you how to complete application forms to ensure you stand out from the crowd!


Send out your CV and covering letter on your behalf to a wide range of employers


Spend time with you going through interview techniques and help you to develop your interview style and confidence so that you are prepared for that all important day


Run through some mock interview sessions when you get your first interview invitations so that you are ready and have a good idea of what to expect.

When you land your first dream job, let us know! We love to hear all of the success stories from our past students.

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Fancy a Pork Pie and a Pint?


McElderry, Warwick Davis, and Josh

How much do you really know Widdicombe have also performed at about the UK’s rural capital of the theatre in recent years! There’s food? Home to our Melton Campus, something for everyone, with the Theatre also hosting a wide range and only a 15 minute drive or of variety shows, pantomimes and bus ride from our rural Brooksby musical acts. Campus, Melton Mowbray is a vibrant market town with tonnes to do in your free time! Food and Drink Melton is home to a fantastic selection of local pubs and bars, including Wetherspoon’s, The Cutting Room, The King’s Head, and even Tubes nightclub.

What about indulging and relaxing on a student budget? BMC’s very own Reflections Salons are open during term time to fulfil all of your pampering needs. With a wide range of treatments such as facials, manicures, pedicures, massages, eyebrow treatments, and plenty more, our Reflections Salons are perfect if you want high a quality salon service for low prices! The Salons even give you 10% off your first 5 treatments, and 20% off your 6th treatment.

Pizza Express is just a few minutes’ walk from our Melton Campus, and you can get a whopping discount with your NUS card. Melton Mowbray is the rural capital of food – so why not head to Dickinson and Morris on your lunch break to sample the world famous Melton Mowbray pork pie? Melton is also one of the six homes of Stilton cheese, which can be found at a variety of venues in Melton.

Melton’s delightful independent movie theatre, The Regal Cinema, is an intimate, family-run venue, which shows all the latest Hollywood Blockbusters (and even gives you student discount with your NUS card)! If you fancy learning a little about the history of Melton, or have an interest in trades or rural life, the Carnegie Museum is well worth a visit. With a major renovation in 2010, the museum boasts a state-of-the-art gallery, study area, and community space.

BMC is also home to the brand new Rural Catering Centre, which offers an authentic fine dining experience at just a fraction of the cost! The restaurant is open WednesdayFriday during term-time, offering 3 course lunches every day and an additional evening fine dining experience on Thursdays. There is also a takeaway service available, with frequent chances to buy freshly baked bread, cakes and dishes of the day.

A Little Bit of Culture Melton Theatre is housed under the same roof as our very own Melton Campus, and has played host to a wide array of comedians including Andy Parsons, Lee Evans, Alan Carr, Joel Dommett, and John Richardson. In addition, Freddie Flintoff, Joe

Relax and Unwind If you’re in need of a well-deserved study break, Melton Country Park is only a 10 minute walk from the town centre. This stunning park features 137 acres of greenery, lakes, recreational areas, sports facilities, and much more. The park has also been awarded the Green Flag award for the past three years – it really is the perfect place to relax and unwind. If you’re looking for a more luxurious way to relax, the award-winning Ragdale Hall Spa offers a high-end spa experience. Located in the heart of the Leicestershire countryside, this stunning spa is just a 1015 minute drive from both BMC campuses.

Go on an adventure Glastonbudget, the world’s biggest tribute festival, is held every year in Wymeswold, only a 20 minute drive from Melton! With tributes to Arctic Monkeys, the Beatles, Johnny Cash, Bruno Mars, and plenty more, this festival is the perfect way to really let your hair down and have fun at the end of a busy degree year. If you enjoy being truly terrified at Halloween, Twinlakes in Melton Mowbray is home to the Xtreme Scream Park, winner of the Best Scream Park Award at ScareCON! Featuring a series of terrifying scare mazes this event is not for the faint hearted! Belvoir Castle – this stunning castle hosts the Firework championship, where 3 teams compete against each other with spectacular displays set to music. The venue also hosts Tough Mudder and Equinox 24, two physically challenging endurance races designed for all abilities.


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Just a 14 minute train journey from Melton Mowbray station, Leicester is an exciting, vibrant city with loads of restaurants, great bars, clubs and music venues, and award-winning visitor attractions – and let’s not forget the huge range of boutiques, shops and department stores for that much-needed retailtherapy! BMC’s Leicester-based accommodation gives you the opportunity to experience this fantastic city for yourself. Fancy a Night Out? We all know just how important it is to be able to blow-off some steam as a hard-working Degree student, so why not head out to one of Leicester’s many bars and clubs for a well-deserved night out?

Last but not least, Club Helsinki is one of the most popular gay clubs in Leicester, and is a must if you’re a fan of house, dance and hip hop. The club also offers a range of great drinks deals and frequently hosts live gigs.

Food, Glorious Food! Leicester is a large, multi-cultural city, and this is reflected by the huge range of restaurants and eateries in the city! Hosting a wide range of chain restaurants, many of which provide student discounts, in addition to smaller, independent dining establishments, Leicester has something to delight all palates and suit all budgets! Whether you’re grabbing a quick lunch at the weekend, or dining out with friends in the evening, you can rely on the Leicester food-scene to satisfy all of your culinary needs.


For those who enjoy a refined atmosphere, bespoke cocktails and a good dance (all for a studentbudget-friendly price), head to Club XY for the perfect combination of drinks and dancing. Housed in one of Leicester’s most stunning and iconic buildings, Club XY is perfect for a sophisticated and luxurious night out on the town.

With the Leicester Tigers and Leicester City FC grounds within walking distance of the City centre, Leicester is the perfect place for die-hard rugby and football fans. In addition, for those who love basketball, speedway or cricket, Leicester is also home to Leicester Riders, Leicester Warriors, Leicester Lions, and Leicestershire County Cricket Club. Leicester even has its very own American football team, the Leicester Falcons.

National Exclusives Find out all about the exciting discovery of King Richard III’s remains! The remains of King Richard III were found under a Leicester car park in 2012. Why not visit the fantastic visitor’s centre and exhibition, which chronicles the remarkable search, discovery and analysis of King Richard III? This exhibition, which tells the story of one of England’s most controversial kings, even has discounted entry prices for students – what are you waiting for?

For a budget-friendly evening, make your way to Club Republic or the Fan Club for great drinks offers and a thriving atmosphere. Club Republic’s £1 drinks offer and exciting gigs are sure to keep you entertained throughout your time as a student.

If you’re looking for somewhere with a more alternative vibe, look no further than MOSH. With three floors, which cater for a wide range of musical tastes, MOSH is the go-to club for lovers of indie, rock and alternative music.

Showcase cinema with XPLUS screen. In addition, Piccadilly Bollywood cinema is just a 15-minute train ride from the City Centre.

If you’re a person who can’t live without live music, do not despair – Leicester City Centre is home to the Leicester O2 Academy and a series of more intimate live music venues such as Lock 42, The Shed, and the Musician. If you prefer theatre, musicals, and classical music, check out what’s on at De Montfort Hall, Leicester’s largest entertainment venue and current host to the Philharmonia Orchestra, or the Curve Theatre, which hosts shows directly from the West End.

Take a trip to Outer Space! Explore the known universe and learn all about humankind’s journey into the depths of outer space at The National Space Centre, which is just a short ride or bus drive from Leicester City Centre! This fantastic, interactive museum hosts six galleries, including the iconic rocket tower gallery, and is also home to the UK’s largest domed planetarium! There are also discounted entry tickets available if you go along with your NUS card.

Leicester is also heaven for any film-buffs out there, being the home of Phoenix independent cinema, an Odeon cinema, and a huge


RINSE AND REPEAT If you want to get the latest look on a budget then look no further than our very own Reflections Salon. Our newly developed Reflections Hair and Beauty Salon offers a wide range of treatments from cutting and colouring, manicures and treatments through to facials and hand and foot treatments. So if you want the perfect look for a night out then make sure you book into Reflections. The salons are open to public during term times and the prices start at just £3 for a men’s hair cut, or £5 for a ladies cut. You can even take advantage of further discounts through the loyalty card scheme, meaning all of your pamper needs are covered!




Facial and body treatments Tanning Hand and foot treatments Shellac Massage treatments Eye treatments Hair removal

Styling and cutting Barbering services Perming and colouring

meet your frep What happens when you get to BMC? We know that starting university can be a very daunting experience for most new students, so we make sure that every student has a dedicated FREP (Fresher’s Rep) to provide a friendly face and helpful advice during the first few weeks of term. When you first arrive at BMC, you will enrol with a member of our enrolment team. You will then be allocated a FREP (Fresher’s Rep) who will be responsible for looking out for you and other new degreelevel students here at BMC.

Fresher’s Week On the first day of Fresher’s week, your FREP will welcome you to the college and do some fun icebreaker activities to help you get to know your fellow students.

remaining time at BMC. Student Services offer support and guidance for every aspect of student life, be that accommodation, financial advice, student welfare, or careers and employability advice.

Your FREP will be your allknowledgeable guide throughout Fresher’s week here at BMC, and they will be your first point of contact when you have any concerns about university life.

Student Services We also have a fantastic Student Services team who are based across both Brooksby and Melton Campuses. This dedicated team will be there to support you both during Fresher’s week and throughout your


The SU: Get Social! – AF

Get social


Will Newbury, Student Engagement Advisor Being part of the Student Union is a really important part of life as a Degree student. All students are automatically members of the BMSU which is here to support the voice of students and to engage you in all aspects of life at BMC. You can get involved in all sorts of exciting activities, starting with Fresher’s Week where you can get lots of freebies and sample local produce, as well as enjoy a BBQ, take part in the Brooksby Show, get involved in our Sports Fun Day and much more. Throughout the year there will be lots of events to get involved in. You can also volunteer for a variety of roles to support the BMSU - a great way to enhance your CV.


In the limelight

Courses BA (Hons) Performing Arts BA (Hons) Performing Arts (Top-up) 22

BMC provides specialist vocational and academic training in all aspects of the Performing Arts and Media industry. The courses develop practical skills as well theoretical knowledge in order to support you into becoming creative, ‘thinking’ performers and film makers.

How do you find being a part of BMC, as opposed to a larger city university? Being a part of BMC is great – it has a sense of community throughout the entire place that most other places simply do not have.

You have opportunities to work with professional companies and live competition briefs in order to help develop your industry contacts and experience.

What do you plan to do after graduating? I plan on going home to Ireland and starting my journey in the Performing Arts industry.

As well as working in our 340 seat professional theatre and Green Screen Studio, we also take students out to perform at the RSC’s Swan Theatre, Sadler’s Wells, Her Majesty’s Theatre, the Y Theatre and location filming.

Do you have any advice for people who are considering studying BA Performing Arts at BMC? Go for it! The Performing Arts Degree at BMC offers massive opportunities for everyone who gets involved.

The department has a varied enrichment programme which has included residential visits to New York, LA, and the Encounters Film Festival.

WhAT OUR STUDENTS SAY... Fintan Woods BA Performing Arts Why did you choose to study Performing Arts? It has always been a dream of mine to be a professional performer, and I thought that BMC would be a good place to study to reach this goal.

Shekinah McFarlane BMC Performing Arts Alumni My career so far has come on in leaps and bounds since studying at Brooksby Melton College. I got straight into training in London, and straight from my year of training there, I went on to my first professional show straight away. Since then, I have been able to go on the Lion King tour and take part in a revival of ‘Hair’ the musical in Manchester, which was incredible.

Why did you choose to come to BMC to study your degree? BMC was one of few institutions offering a top-up to students who had previously completed a HND in Performing Arts. I had also seen and heard great things about the Melton Campus, so I wanted to finish my degree there.

If you are thinking about coming to Brooksby Melton College to study your BA in Performing Arts, you have no better choice because it will help you grow not only as a performer but also as a person.

What, in your opinion, makes the Performing Arts degree at BMC unique? For me, the Performing Arts degree at BMC is unique because of the teaching staff, who have experience as industry professionals, and the fact that we have access to a commercial theatre - not many places offer that luxury.

I’ve been at BMC for five years now, and during this time it has become like a second home to me – the friend’s I’ve made are like family and the tutors are so supportive – they really push you to be the best that you can be.

What parts of your degree have you enjoyed the most so far? I have enjoyed performing with the Royal Shakespeare Company and on stage with my classmates – these experiences have been absolutely fantastic.

Laura Wheat BMC Performing Arts Student

I initially enrolled on the Level 3 Acting course here at BMC, but I learned how to dance, how to sing, and even learned about backstage operations as well. I have performed at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford, Her Majesty’s Theatre in London, and even now as I am preparing to

graduate from my degree, BMC has given me the opportunity to create my own theatre company – so BMC will definitely stay with me when I leave.

WhAT OUR STaff SAY... Dr Peter Groves Course Leader: BA (Hons) Performing Arts BA Performing Arts has been delivered at BMC for nearly 25 years. Our full honours degree course, validated by the prestigious University of East Anglia, offers students the opportunity to study a wide variety of performing arts approaches and techniques, in excellent facilities and with experienced and dynamic lecturers. This very practical course, explores performance from Greek tragedy and Shakespeare through to the current practices in screen and digital performance (in our own industry standard green screen studio). In the final year, students work on a full-scale theatre project with a visiting professional performance company. There is also the opportunity to perform at the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Swan Theatre in our annual RSC Project, as well as attend biannual trips to New York and LA.

Dr Jade Yeow Programme Leader: Performing Arts The Performing Arts Degree at BMC allows the student to develop a broad range of skills. As a Dance specialist, the dance route through the Degree is clear – technical training across disciplines (including Contemporary, Jazz, Urban, Ballet), engaging with practitioners currently working in the field, dance for camera and choreography. Working at BMC is a real pleasure, especially when I get to support students in a wide range of performance opportunities, including Her Majesty’s Theatre, Sadler’s Wells, dance platforms and creating full scale work for our in house degree company, Pork Pie Dance Theatre.


Man of the match


Courses FdSc Sports Science BSc (Hons) Sports Science (Top-up) Our Degree works synergistically with the sports industry through exciting partnerships with Mansfield Town FC and Leicester Tigers RFC who offer our learners valuable opportunities to work alongside leading professionals in their field to gain valuable experience in sports science. We have two recent graduates from our Sports Science and Performance Analysis internships who have received offers for their chosen careers in the sports and fitness industry. Performance Analysis is the subject that brings multiple sports science disciplines together for the benefit of coaches, players, and sports science practitioners. Studying this subject gives students an exciting and diverse experience of engaging with sport at a much deeper level; gaining a holistic experience of sport, combining aspects such as techniques, tactics, physical capacities and psychological capabilities to provide comprehensive analysis support to coaches and players with a view to enhancing performance.


Lights, camera, action!


Courses BA (Hons) Digital Film Production BA (Hons) Digital Film Production (Top-up)

WhAT OUR STaff SAY... Dr Paul Smith Course Leader: BA (Hons) Digital Film Production The Digital Film Production Programme ethos is to provide the UK and international film and television industries with the next generation of technical and theoretical creative filmmakers. The programme covers a range of disciplines designed specifically to develop student filmmaker’s knowledge and skills in screenwriting, directing, camera, editing, sound, visual effects, screen history and many more. As a BMC student, you can collaborate with other departments such as acting, dance and media make-up to enhance your work and become a complete professional Central to the success of the programme are the tutors who are all experienced professionals that bring contemporary and state-ofthe-art industry experience into the classroom. Close ties to industry allow us to respond effectively to changing conditions enabling students to be employable graduates with a broad and knowledgeable skillset.

A Vision Of Yellow - Short Film


All creatures great and small


Courses FdSc Animal Management (Science and Welfare) BSc (Hons) Animal Management (Science and Welfare) (Top-up) The FdSc Animal Management (Science and Welfare) is designed to meet the needs of students and employers looking for practical skills and knowledge in the management of companion, zoo, farm, wild and laboratory animals. It is suited to those who want a career in management of animals in zoos, farms, laboratories or as pets, in related industries such as pet nutrition and in animal protection with government and non-government agencies. In addition to covering the fundamentals of animal management, this course combines knowledge from the fields of animal nursing to the quality of life of captive and domestic animals. It also offers significantly scientific modules, in order to give graduates a rounded programme of study and ensure they reach the level of academia and scientific understanding often asked for in graduate job roles. The course integrates work based learning with college education in the management and welfare of animals and is therefore suitable both for students planning to work with animals and for students looking for a rounded graduate education in an interesting and challenging subject area. After the Foundation Degree you can study the BSc (Hons) Animal Management (Science and Welfare) one year top-up programme to gain your full Degree The BSc (Hons) Animal Management (Science and Welfare) (Top Up) is structured to provide you with a vocational flavour of developing the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue a variety of careers in the wide ranging Animal sector or to further your education by specialising in teaching or management.

The teaching module covers both the established fundamentals of the subject and important recent developments. The degree has a firm focus on practice-as-research, meeting the needs of those of you that are more practically inclined, as well as allowing opportunity for in-depth academic focus. Learning and teaching strategies are designed to nurture individual identity and focus and to allow for greater autonomy. Opportunity is given for both independent academic research and collaborative projects with your peers or industry. Module content provides scope for you to focus on a particular species/ group if desired. There are further opportunities to take up placements and work with professional animal practitioners from a range of community, commercial and educational fields. In addition to taught modules, you will plan and conduct your own independent research project. This project will be based on an area of animal management that is of interest to you and will be supervised by staff who have skills and experience in your chosen field. The research will culminate in the production of your Honours dissertation. Staff are highly qualified, both vocationally and academically and are enthusiastic and passionate about our modules and the programmes. We are all actively involved in the professional industry in our own time. Some staff are undertaking joint and independent research to be published which ensures that we are at the forefront of research and emerging techniques. Staff are also very supportive of our students’ journey, including after their degree: we are thrilled to hear their successes in careers post-BMC!


Horses for Courses!

Courses FdSc Equine Performance Science BSc (Hons) Equine Performance Science (Top-up) 30

WhAT OUR STUDENTS SAY... Alex Fisher BSc Equine Performance Science Why did you choose to study Equine Performance Science? I’d previously completed a National Diploma in Equine Management and then gone on to work at an Equine yard. I found that there wasn’t much progression within the role and wanted to broaden my job opportunities by gaining a degree. Why did you choose to come to BMC to study your degree? BMC is where I did my Level 3 Extended Diploma, and I enjoyed it when I was there and loved the facilities available. It is also close to where I live, and meant I could continue to work alongside studying. It was a great opportunity for me to complete a degree and continue to work. What, in your opinion, makes the Equine Performance Science degree at BMC unique? I think the course is unique because of the number of people on the course: by being a smaller group, we receive much more support from the lecturers, which is great for getting the most out of the course. The industry knowledge and experience of the tutors also makes the course unique. What parts of your degree have you enjoyed the most so far? I have enjoyed the equitation theory module the most so far. This module has been the most interesting to me as it combines analysing horses with learning about the theoretical side of the analysis. We have often held discussions on what we have been looking at, whether on a video clip or in person, and I found it interesting to discuss people’s opinions and the behaviour of the horses. How do you find being at BMC as opposed to a larger city university? I personally prefer being at BMC. It has more of a relaxed feel but I am still able to access the same opportunities and achieve the same level of education as at a larger university. I feel like I can ask for help from my lecturers if needed,

and I am treated as an individual rather than just a number. What do you plan to do after graduating? I’m planning to complete the top-up year of the BSc Equine Performance Science degree here at BMC, and then either do a PGCE course or go on to complete a master’s degree in Equine Science.

Award Winning Dissertation! We had a chat with BSc Equine Performance Science student, Hope Williams, to see what she had to say about her second prize dissertation poster winning second prize at the UFAW conference this year!

‘The title of my dissertation was ‘Are there differences in faecal pH levels Our Equine Performance Science if riding school horses are fed on Degree taps in to developing dry hay, haylage or soaked-hay?’ I research within the horse industry wanted to study this because I had been looking into previous studies and The scientific aspects give students analytical and evaluative skills vital in dissertations on equine nutrition, and I found that I wanted to conduct my many graduate careers, plus a solid own research in this area. grounding in business studies to help those who wish to set up their I carried out faecal sample collections, own enterprises (for example, as a which were then stored in individual therapist). Practical modules ensure containers and taken to the lab. The a foundation skill set to do any job samples were then weighed and involving horses, closely linked to mixed with deionised water, and the BHS standards. Optional modules pH was measured using a pH meter. allow students to find their own The results showed that soaked-hay paths through our Degree, choosing and haylage were less acidic than dry their areas of interest. hay. Staff are highly qualified, both vocationally and academically and enthusiastic about the modules and the programme. They are actively involved in the industry in their own time and some staff are undertaking research to be published which ensures that they are current in their reading and research techniques. Staff are also very supportive of our students’ journey, including after their Degree: we are thrilled to hear their successes in careers postBMC! The equine industry is vast and is comprised of many aspects, including racing, breeding, competition and leisure horses. Our degree reflects this variety but leaves plenty of scope for students to be able to specialise in their favourite areas. Offering free BHS training in our own Equestrian Centre, approved up to Stage 4 and Intermediate Teaching exams, allows students to further boost CV’s and increase employability. Finally, our rehabilitation centre grants students the opportunity to engage with commercial clients and high level performance horses with the Centre Coordinator at the helm.

Winning second prize for my research poster at the UFAW conference felt really great! I felt like all of the hard work that I had put into my dissertation and designing the poster had paid off – and it felt even better knowing that I was representing BMC! I chose to study the Equine Performance Science Degree because the modules were exactly what I wanted to study, and I knew that the tutors were amazing and their teaching can’t be faulted. I also chose BMC because I love the friendly atmosphere here. I have definitely enjoyed the rural environment here at BMC; it may not be as big as other universities but I find that the environment is much friendlier. The class sizes are also smaller, which means that students get a lot more one-on-one teaching and assistance with work. If there are students out there looking to study Equine Performance Science, I definitely think that they should consider BMC! If you are looking for high quality lecturing and a friendly environment with very dedicated students and staff, then BMC is the place for you!’


Dates for your Diary 32

23rd May 2017

30th June 2018

UCAS Undergraduate Apply is now live for 2018 entry, meaning you can begin your UCAS application!

Applications received after this date will go into clearing.

Saturday 28th October 2017

Clearing is now open for you if you have received your exam results but do not hold an offer with any universities

BMC Brooksby Campus Open Day (10am – 1pm)

Monday 30th October 2017

BMC Melton Campus Open Evening (5:30 – 7:30pm)

5th July 2018

12th July 2018

Deadline for UCAS applications

If you submitted your application by 30th June, you should now know whether you hold an offer with your chosen universities

Wednesday 24th January 2018

16th August 2018

15th January 2018

BMC Brooksby Campus Open Evening (5 – 7pm)

A-Level Results Day

Saturday 27th January 2018

Final date to submit late 2018 entry applications.

BMC Melton Campus Open Day (10am – 1pm)

Saturday 24th February 2018

BMC Brooksby Campus Open Day (10am – 1pm)

Monday 23rd April 2018

BMC Melton Campus Open Evening (5:30 – 7:30pm)

Wednesday 25th April 2018 BMC Brooksby Campus Open Evening (5 – 7pm)

3rd May 2018

If you submitted your application before the deadline on 15th January, you should now know whether you hold an offer with your chosen universities

29th August 2018

13th August – 31st August 2018

Clearing is now open for you if you did not achieve the results required by your chosen universities (or if you achieved better results than you could have dreamed of)!

31st August 2018

Deadline by which you must meet all remaining conditions stated as a part of your conditional offer

September 2018

Enrolment for degree students at BMC

September 2018

Your first day at BMC as an undergraduate!

Saturday 23rd June 2018

BMC Brooksby Campus and Melton Campus Open Day (10am – 1pm)


let me in! If you’ve decided you want to #BeBMC!, then that’s great news! The next step would be to submit your application through UCAS, the key dates and deadlines are listed on the previous page so make sure you don’t miss out. Once you’ve submitted a successful application we will then offer you a conditional or unconditional place, you will receive your offer letter through the post shortly afterwards and your offer will also be posted on your UCAS profile.


If you decide that you want to accept your offer to join us, then just let us know by accepting your offer through UCAS. We’ll contact you about how to enrol etc once we’ve received your acceptance. Over the summer we will also send you a range of information, including what you’re likely to get involved in for Freshers Week!

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