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Student ServicesWe offer a range of services for all new and continuing students at Birmingham City University.

Student Services

Our friendly Student Services team are here to help you make the most of your time at University.

Contact us for help and advice with:

  • Careers and job prospects
  • Visas and immigration
  • Childcare
  • Finance and money matters
  • Health and wellbeing (including disability, mental health, counselling and chaplaincy)
  • Complaints and appeals
  • Student mentoring

Visas and Immigration

For further details

Telephone +44 (0)121 331 5588.

Our Visas and Immigration service offers you a wide range of support with issues including:

  • Extending your UK student visa, including the ‘Batch scheme’, a visa checking and sending service
  • Explaining the conditions of your visa
  • Lost or stolen passports
  • Lost or stolen visas
  • Correcting visa errors
  • Advising on visas for working in the UK after your course
  • Registering with the police
  • Visa implications of changing your course


For further details

Telephone +44 (0)121 202 5192
visit the Accommodation web pages

You can apply for University accommodation as soon as you’ve received the offer of a place from us.
As an international student you are guaranteed Birmingham City University accommodation for the duration of your course and our Accommodation Services team can help find the right place for you.
We encourage all new international students go into University halls of residence because it gives you the opportunity to meet other students and get to know the local area.

If you decide that you want to stay in private accommodation we have our own letting agency - 'Birmingham City Student Homes,' which is the best way to find private accommodation.

Students’ Union

For further details

Telephone: +44 (0)121 202 4696
visit the Birmingham City Students’ Union website

At enrolment you will automatically become a member of Birmingham City Students’ Union (BCSU), along with over 25,000 other student members.

The Students’ Union is independent from the University, but works closely with it. It’s run by a team of elected students called Executive Officers, and its purpose is to represent you as a student and help you enjoy the best possible student experience while you are in the UK.

Students’ Union services give you the chance to join sports teams, societies, media groups and take part in volunteering activities – the perfect way to meet new friends with similar interests.

The Students’ Union advice centre can help with academic, housing and money matters while the Union’s cafes, bars and entertainment programme promise you a great spot for lunch and some amazing nights out.
Find out more about the Students’ Union

Centre for Academic Success

If English is not your first language our Centre for Academic Success can help you with free English language and study skills support. English classes, short courses and our popular Reading and Conversation Clubs cover speaking and presentation skills, reading and writing support, listening and grammar. We also provide individual tutorials and free study guides.

You can improve your chances of success by joining our workshops throughout the year.

View our list of workshops (iCity login required)