BCU 2025: Stories

Read about the education, research and graduates who are supporting individuals to transform their lives, and playing a part in transforming society.

Seven famous alumni you didn't know graduated from Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

From  soap stars to award-winning songwriters , Royal Birmingham Conservatoire is brimming over with famous alumni. 

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12 ways BCU has transformed Birmingham

Here's a quick rundown of our rapid transformation in the heart of Birmingham City Centre.

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Breaking the taboo

Covering menstrual health, period poverty and pain, BCU’s research casts new light on hidden issues and inequality.

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Green machine

BCU is driving sustainability by converting organic waste into renewable energy.

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A cultural icon

Birmingham City University is home to Royal Birmingham Conservatoire – its renowned music and acting school.

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Force for good

Birmingham City University contributes an economic boost of over £500m to the UK economy and supports more than 8,600 ...

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Tackling racism in sport

Researchers at Birmingham City University are exposing racial disparities in sport from grassroots to the professional...

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Time team

Graduates from Birmingham City University’s Horology course have been involved in a top secret project to restore the ...

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Transforming our city

Birmingham City University has invested over £400 million to help revitalise the second city.

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STEAMhouse

Birmingham City University’s STEAMhouse is a unique centre dedicated to providing a space for collaboration, innovation...

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All That Glitters at the School of Jewellery

In Spring 2021 our School of Jewellery was in the spotlight on BBC Two, proudly becoming home to the new primetime tel...

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Green shoots

Birmingham City University is pioneering plans for a new National Park – right here in the West Midlands.

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Opening doors

A new partnership between Birmingham City University and IntoUniversity is bringing higher education to the school chi...

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Powering the front line

Birmingham City University plays a major part in ‘powering the front line’ of our essential health, education and care...

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Sir Lenny Henry Centre for Media Diversity

The Sir Lenny Henry Centre for Media Diversity is a research centre aiming to bring together the knowledge and expertis...

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Creating a sporting legacy for the city

Birmingham City University is helping to create a sporting legacy for its home city by partnering with one of its icon...

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