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Check out the programme for the day. Be one of the first visitors to see the results of our £260 million investment in our facilities and campus.
Whether you're social, creative or ambitious at heart, be you at Birmingham City University.
There's so much going on in Birmingham – from the buzzy street markets to the unmissable transformation of the whole city and our campus. Study here at you'll be at the heart of it all. Experience our state-of-the-art facilities at our next Open Day on Saturday 24 March.
We've been a little bit busy over the last few years spending £260 million transforming our campuses and facilities.You could be one of the first Open Day visitors to see the end result of our investment as the £41 million extension at our City South Campus opens it's doors this Spring. Not only that, but our 100,000 square foot extension to the Curzon Building is just weeks old and is waiting to welcome you on 24 March. Just mind your shoes on the carpet
We're offering one lucky winner the chance to experience the best of what Birmingham has to offer with a weekend package worth almost £400.
Just register for our upcoming Open Day by Sunday 18 March to be in with a chance of winning a hotel stay, £100 in shopping vouchers and two tickets to the Independent Birmingham food festival with food and drink vouchers and two tickets to The Sea Life Centre Birmingham.
Here's our top reasons to choose Birmingham City University.
We're committed to developing graduates with the skills employers need - 94 per cent are in employment or further study within six months (DLHE Survey 2014/15).
We've invested £260 million in industry-standard, state-of-the-art facilities to ensure you have the best possible environment for practice-based learning.
Our student employment agency, OpportUNIty – Student Jobs on Campus, allows you to apply for paid roles at the University, gaining experience in crucial aspects of job applications and valuable feedback on your work.
You'll have the chance to gain industry and professional practice experience through work placements and Erasmus years abroad. We work with companies like Microsoft, Jaguar Land Rover and Sky UK.
To welcome all new undergraduate degree students starting in 2017 or 2018, we're giving away at least £150 worth of credit to spend in a host of ways.
Many of our courses have internationally recognised accreditations, such as the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects).
Study with us and you will be located at the heart of the dynamic city of Birmingham – with all the social and employment possibilities that brings.
From one of the UK’s most well known criminologists to a ‘Hot 100’ jeweller, our teaching staff come from and maintain links with industry.
Almost 90 per cent of our research was judged to have delivered ‘outstanding’ or ‘very considerable’ external impact (Research Excellence Framework 2014).
After you have applied, you may be invited to an Applicant Taster Day to find out more about the University and our courses.If this is relevant to you, an invite – including timings and activities for the day – will be sent to you. Applicant Taster Days take place between February and April.
We de-bunk some of your common questions about going to university Open Days.
Bring your registration email or letter to speed things up at registration. It’s a busy day, so wear comfy shoes and try to remember what course you want to study. You don’t need to bring a portfolio or proof your qualifications, you won’t be interviewed by our tutors on the spot!
Of course you can! A lot of students bring their parents, or a friend to Open Day, so you won’t be considered “uncool” if you bring them. It’s a great chance for them to see where you might be studying and to help you make this big decision! They might embarrass you… but we can’t control that!
Well, you don’t have to, but we’d recommend it! Although you can get lots of information from our website, nothing quite beats seeing it for yourself. Visiting our campus will give you an idea of what it’s like to live and study in Birmingham, as well as seeing our amazing facilities and tutors up close.
Definitely. Some students turn up with family and friends but just as many turn up alone. You won’t even notice, as our staff and student ambassadors are so friendly BCU will feel like family very quickly!
Trying to decide if a uni is the one for you in a matter of hours is like accepting a marriage proposal after a first date.
To help you take in all the info you need, we've put together a guide to help you make the most of your day. You could even go home with some useful facts about BCU, like our visitors in this video.
Planes, trains and automobiles? Well maybe not planes. Birmingham is full of transport links, from the newly refurbished Grand Central Station, providing a way to work and study in Birmingham for people all across the country, to the newly extended Metro system, there a so many ways to get around.
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To help you find your way to the UK's second largest city, we've put together some handy travel directions for you.
Remember to leave plenty of time so that you can have a good look around our campus, book your place on an accommodation tour and check out the city. Happy travels!
If you want to know what it's really like to study at Birmingham City University, there's no better people to ask than the students who are already here doing it. They'll be able to answer all your questions - big or small - and show you around the campus too. Make sure you say hello!