About us

With around 31,000 students from 100 countries (HESA Student Record 2021/22 © Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited) Birmingham City University is a large and diverse place to study. We put students at the heart of everything we do, giving them the best opportunities for future success.

[Music] I thought I might have potential I just needed the right place, the right people to help make it happen. I found where I belong, amazing people who believe in me, a supportive Community giving me the confidence I need, the platform I wanted. Now nothing seems out of reach. This is only the beginning. I am BCU.

The university for Birmingham

We put £270 million into the regional economy and support thousands of jobs in the area. We're investing over £400 million in our estate, including a major expansion of our city centre campus at Eastside, providing students with an enviable range of facilities.

Practical information

Maps and campuses

Find out where we're located and get directions to our campuses.

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Contact us

Get our details so you can get in touch with any queries.

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Our faculties

Learn more about our faculties and schools across our campuses.

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News and events

Take a look at events we've got coming up, and check out our latest news.

Our story

Our history

Did you know our history dates back to the 1800s? Find out more about how BCU came to be.

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Our staff community

Our amazing staff is what sets BCU apart. Get more information about our staff community.

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Widening participation

Our aim is to help remove any barriers that still surround entry to higher education.

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We’re deeply proud to have a longstanding partnership with Edgbaston and Warwickshire County Cricket Club. Our home city has so much to offer, and we continue to partner with organisations both locally and nationally who contribute to the economic, cultural and social growth of Birmingham and the West Midlands.

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Corporate information

With our work guided by our 2025 strategy, discover key information about the University including our leadership, policies and legal information.

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Jobs at BCU

Fancy working with us at BCU? Our dedicated pages allow you to search our current job vacancies or see a full list of our jobs, as well as finding out more about our core values and what sets us apart.

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We're committed to sustainability and improving our environmental performance and encouraging a sustainable way of life for students and staff. Find out how we're implementing our Environmental Plan and reducing our environmental impacts.

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Schools and colleges

Each year we work with thousands of students across the country, delivering activities, talks and events designed to increase understanding of higher education study and career opportunities.

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Parents and carers

If you're sending your son or daughter off to uni, we've got lots of information to guide you through the process, including a free guide covering everything from finance to accommodation advice.

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