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PgDip / MA Acting

Course location

Ruskin Hall, Bournville (Room numbers start with SRU)

Start date

All students should attend campus during Welcome Week, which begins on Monday 12 September. Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. There will also be plenty of social activities to help you settle in and make new friends.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole term, including Welcome Week at the beginning of September. This will be available on iCity or the iBCU App.

See your timetable

You can also download the University Assistant app and sign up with your course details for updates on Welcome Week.

Your Faculty and School

Your course is part of our Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, within the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media.

Your School Office is your first point of enquiry during your time with us. You can find them at:

Millennium Point, MP290
+44 (0)121 331 5901
ConservatoireCourseAdmin@bcu.ac.uk

Course Leader(s)
Lise Olson

Lise Olson

Welcome message

Welcome to the Acting MA! I look forward to meeting with all of you and working with you throughout the year.

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

You are required to have your ID card visible at all times when on campus, so if you have received yours before your first day, ensure you bring this with you. If you enrolled late you will need to collect one on campus during your first few days.

In order to complete your enrolment you will need the following:

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable (you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment)

International students

As well as the items listed above, you should also bring the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

What else? The rest is up to you, there is a shop, café, pub, computer access and water fountains on campus, but we recommend on your first day you bring the following:

  • Pen
  • Notepad
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Snack
  • Money
  • Face mask

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

There’s lots of information about your course on your Course Moodle page. Check out the ‘Start Here’ section for an overview of Welcome Week and information on your pre-arrival activity, which you should complete to help you prepare for your course.

Moodle - PG Acting

Please also take a look at the essential equipment you’ll need for your classes and rehearsals.

Essential equipment

Your Student Success Adviser team

Your Student Success Adviser team is here to support you throughout your journey. They're based within your Faculty and provide support for student welfare, run events throughout the year, and can help you access services and wider university support networks.

Get in touch with your Student Success Adviser team:

ADM - Contact the team on admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk or connect with the team on Moodle or Instagram.

Social media accounts

Make sure to keep up to date and follow us on all our social media!

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

Mentors

Level Up+ Mentors are current students who are there to help you and answer all your questions about university life. The Level Up+ programme is about supporting your transition into university, no matter what your experience or background, so you feel confident and ready for the challenges ahead. The Mentors are there to talk to, offer advice and share their experiences to help you settle in. You will receive either a phone call or a video message from one of our mentors in the lead up to Welcome Week to check you have all the information you need.

International students

We expect all international students to arrive in the UK and engage with their studies for Semester 1 from week 1 (w/c 19 September).

The final deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (w/c 10 October).

Please check the guidelines on entering the UK from your country or territory before planning your journey.

***

Further information you may find useful

  • International students with any queries about tuition fees, visa, healthcare, CV, applications and interviews, etc. can find more information on our International Office iCity page.
  • International students can find more information about induction and the international welcome here.
  • The Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) help with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.
  • For course queries contact your school office.
  • Mental health and wellbeing support can be accessed here and disability support and advice here.
  • Financial support and support services can be found here.
  • Student Union and Student Advice services are also available to all students.

PgDip / MA / MFA Professional Voice Practice

Course location

Exterior of the RBC

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, City Centre Campus (Room numbers start with RBC)

Start date

All students should attend campus during Welcome Week, which begins on Monday 12 September. Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. There will also be plenty of social activities to help you settle in and make new friends.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole term, including Welcome Week at the beginning of September. This will be available on iCity or the iBCU App.

See your timetable

You can also download the University Assistant app and sign up with your course details for updates on Welcome Week.

Your Faculty and School

Your course is part of our Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, within the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media.

Your School Office is your first point of enquiry during your time with us. You can find them at:

Millennium Point, MP290
+44 (0)121 331 5901
ConservatoireCourseAdmin@bcu.ac.uk

Course Leader(s)

Alex Taylor

Welcome message

Welcome to the MA or MFA Professional Voice Practice course. I look forward to meeting with all of you and working with you throughout the next one or two years. Your induction is packed with information and activities designed to introduce you to your course and to prepare the way for studies at Masters level.

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

You are required to have your ID card visible at all times when on campus, so if you have received yours before your first day, ensure you bring this with you. If you enrolled late you will need to collect one on campus during your first few days.

In order to complete your enrolment you will need the following:

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable (you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment.)

International students

As well as the items listed above, you should also bring the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

What else? The rest is up to you, there is a shop, café, pub, computer access and water fountains on campus, but we recommend on your first day you bring the following:

  • Pen
  • Notepad
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Snack
  • Money
  • Face mask

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

There’s lots of information about your course on your Course Moodle page. Check out the ‘Start Here’ section for an overview of Welcome Week and information on your pre-arrival activity, which you should complete to help you prepare for your course.

Moodle - PG Professional Voice Practice

Please also take a look at our reading lists and details of the essential equipment you’ll need for your classes and rehearsals.

Reading list

Essential equipment

Your Student Success Adviser team

Your Student Success Adviser team is here to support you throughout your journey. They're based within your Faculty and provide support for student welfare, run events throughout the year, and can help you access services and wider university support networks.

Get in touch with your Student Success Adviser team:

ADM - Contact the team on admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk or connect with the team on Moodle or Instagram.

Social media accounts

Make sure to keep up to date and follow us on all our social media!

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

Mentors

Level Up+ Mentors are current students who are there to help you and answer all your questions about university life. The Level Up+ programme is about supporting your transition into university, no matter what your experience or background, so you feel confident and ready for the challenges ahead. The Mentors are there to talk to, offer advice and share their experiences to help you settle in. You will receive either a phone call or a video message from one of our mentors in the lead up to Welcome Week to check you have all the information you need.

International students

We expect all international students to arrive in the UK and engage with their studies for Semester 1 from week 1 (w/c 19 September).

The final deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (w/c 10 October).

Please check the guidelines on entering the UK from your country or territory before planning your journey.

***

Further information you may find useful

  • International students with any queries about tuition fees, visa, healthcare, CV, applications and interviews, etc. can find more information on our International Office iCity page.
  • International students can find more information about induction and the international welcome here.
  • The Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) help with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.
  • For course queries contact your school office.
  • Mental health and wellbeing support can be accessed here and disability support and advice here.
  • Financial support and support services can be found here.
  • Student Union and Student Advice services are also available to all students.

MFA Acting

Course location

Ruskin Hall, Bournville (Room numbers start with SRU)

Start date

All students should attend campus during Welcome Week, which begins on Monday 12 September. Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. There will also be plenty of social activities to help you settle in and make new friends.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole term, including Welcome Week at the beginning of September. This will be available on iCity or the iBCU App.

See your timetable

You can also download the University Assistant app and sign up with your course details for updates on Welcome Week.

Your Faculty and School

Your course is part of our Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, within the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media.

Your School Office is your first point of enquiry during your time with us. You can find them at:

Millennium Point, MP290
+44 (0)121 331 5901
ConservatoireCourseAdmin@bcu.ac.uk

Course Leader(s)

Alex Taylor

Welcome message

Welcome to the MFA in Acting! I look forward to meeting with all of you and working with you throughout the next two years.

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

You are required to have your ID card visible at all times when on campus, so if you have received yours before your first day, ensure you bring this with you. If you enrolled late you will need to collect one on campus during your first few days.

In order to complete your enrolment you will need the following:

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable (you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment.)

International students

As well as the items listed above, you should also bring the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

What else? The rest is up to you, there is a shop, café, pub, computer access and water fountains on campus, but we recommend on your first day you bring the following:

  • Pen
  • Notepad
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Snack
  • Money
  • Face mask

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

There’s lots of information about your course on your Course Moodle page. Check out the ‘Start Here’ section for an overview of Welcome Week and information on your pre-arrival activity, which you should complete to help you prepare for your course.

Moodle - MFA Acting

Please also take a look at the essential equipment you’ll need for your classes and rehearsals.

Essential equipment

Your Student Success Adviser team

Your Student Success Adviser team is here to support you throughout your journey. They're based within your Faculty and provide support for student welfare, run events throughout the year, and can help you access services and wider university support networks.

Get in touch with your Student Success Adviser team:

ADM - Contact the team on admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk or connect with the team on Moodle or Instagram.

Social media accounts

Make sure to keep up to date and follow us on all our social media!

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

Mentors

Level Up+ Mentors are current students who are there to help you and answer all your questions about university life. The Level Up+ programme is about supporting your transition into university, no matter what your experience or background, so you feel confident and ready for the challenges ahead. The Mentors are there to talk to, offer advice and share their experiences to help you settle in. You will receive either a phone call or a video message from one of our mentors in the lead up to Welcome Week to check you have all the information you need.

International students

We expect all international students to arrive in the UK and engage with their studies for Semester 1 from week 1 (w/c 19 September).

The final deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (w/c 10 October).

Please check the guidelines on entering the UK from your country or territory before planning your journey.

***

Further information you may find useful

  • International students with any queries about tuition fees, visa, healthcare, CV, applications and interviews, etc. can find more information on our International Office iCity page.
  • International students can find more information about induction and the international welcome here.
  • The Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) help with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.
  • For course queries contact your school office.
  • Mental health and wellbeing support can be accessed here and disability support and advice here.
  • Financial support and support services can be found here.
  • Student Union and Student Advice services are also available to all students.

MA Design and Visualisation

Course location

Exterior of the parkside building

Parkside Building, City Centre Campus (Room numbers start with P)

Start date

All students should attend campus during Welcome Week, which begins on Monday 12 September. Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. There will also be plenty of social activities to help you settle in and make new friends.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole term, including Welcome Week at the beginning of September. This will be available on iCity or the iBCU App.

See your timetable

You can also download the University Assistant app and sign up with your course details for updates on Welcome Week.

Your Faculty and School

Your course is part of our Birmingham School of Architecture and Design, within the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media.

Your School Office is your first point of enquiry during your time with us. You can find them at:

Parkside Building, P426
+44 (0)121 300 4043 / 7883
ArchitectureAndDesignProgrammeAdmin@bcu.ac.uk

Course Leader(s)

Dr Panch Suntharalingam

Welcome message

I hope you are excited to join us for induction week! We have lots of fun and engaging activities planned to enable you to meet your peers and tutors.

Your course director for MA Design and Visualisation is Dr Panch Suntharalingam. He teaches Interior Design, Design and Visualisation, Engineering Product Design, Industrial Design, Software Programming, Enterprise Development, Medical Product Design, Interior Products, Research, Rapid Prototyping, Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) programmes. 

Dr Suntharalingam is a trained design engineer and computer scientist and has published many research papers, well known television opening title sequences featured on BBC and ITV networks including 'Top Gear'.

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

You are required to have your ID card visible at all times when on campus, so if you have received yours before your first day, ensure you bring this with you. If you enrolled late you will need to collect one on campus during your first few days.

In order to complete your enrolment you will need the following:

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable (you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment.)

International students

As well as the items listed above, you should also bring the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

What else? The rest is up to you, there is a shop, café, pub, computer access and water fountains on campus, but we recommend on your first day you bring the following:

  • Pen
  • Notepad
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Snack
  • Money
  • Face mask

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

There’s lots of information about your course on your Course Moodle page. Check out the ‘Start Here’ section for an overview of Welcome Week and information on your pre-arrival activity, which you should complete to help you prepare for your course.

Moodle – MA Design and Visualisation

Your Student Success Adviser team

Your Student Success Adviser team is here to support you throughout your journey. They're based within your Faculty and provide support for student welfare, run events throughout the year, and can help you access services and wider university support networks.

Get in touch with your Student Success Adviser team:

ADM - Contact the team on admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk or connect with the team on Moodle or Instagram.

Social media accounts

Make sure to keep up to date and follow us on all our social media!

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

Mentors

Level Up+ Mentors are current students who are there to help you and answer all your questions about university life. The Level Up+ programme is about supporting your transition into university, no matter what your experience or background, so you feel confident and ready for the challenges ahead. The Mentors are there to talk to, offer advice and share their experiences to help you settle in. You will receive either a phone call or a video message from one of our mentors in the lead up to Welcome Week to check you have all the information you need.

International students

We expect all international students to arrive in the UK and engage with their studies for Semester 1 from week 1 (w/c 19 September).

The final deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (w/c 10 October).

Please check the guidelines on entering the UK from your country or territory before planning your journey.

***

Further information you may find useful

  • International students with any queries about tuition fees, visa, healthcare, CV, applications and interviews, etc. can find more information on our International Office iCity page.
  • International students can find more information about induction and the international welcome here.
  • The Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) help with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.
  • For course queries contact your school office.
  • Mental health and wellbeing support can be accessed here and disability support and advice here.
  • Financial support and support services can be found here.
  • Student Union and Student Advice services are also available to all students.

MA Interior Architecture and Design

Course location

Exterior of the parkside building

Parkside Building, City Centre Campus (Room numbers start with P)

Start date

All students should attend campus during Welcome Week, which begins on Monday 12 September. Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. There will also be plenty of social activities to help you settle in and make new friends.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole term, including Welcome Week at the beginning of September. This will be available on iCity or the iBCU App.

See your timetable

You can also download the University Assistant app and sign up with your course details for updates on Welcome Week.

Your Faculty and School

Your course is part of our Birmingham School of Architecture and Design, within the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media.

Your School Office is your first point of enquiry during your time with us. You can find them at:

Parkside Building, P426
+44 (0)121 300 4043 / 7883
ArchitectureAndDesignProgrammeAdmin@bcu.ac.uk

Course Leader(s)

Delia Skinner

Welcome message

I hope you are excited to join us on the MA Interior Architecture and Design (MAIAD).

During this first week - we have lots of engaging activities planned to help you find out about the course; philosophy, curriculum design, modules and the tutors that you will collaborate with.

When you are able to meet us, we will show you around the school and campus and also to enable you to meet your peers, the alumni and your tutors in person.

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

You are required to have your ID card visible at all times when on campus, so if you have received yours before your first day, ensure you bring this with you. If you enrolled late you will need to collect one on campus during your first few days.

In order to complete your enrolment you will need the following:

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable (you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment.)

International students

As well as the items listed above, you should also bring the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

What else? The rest is up to you, there is a shop, café, pub, computer access and water fountains on campus, but we recommend on your first day you bring the following:

  • Pen
  • Notepad
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Snack
  • Money
  • Face mask

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

There’s lots of information about your course on your Course Moodle page. Check out the ‘Start Here’ section for an overview of Welcome Week and information on your pre-arrival activity, which you should complete to help you prepare for your course.

Moodle – MA Interior Architecture and Design

Your Student Success Adviser team

Your Student Success Adviser team is here to support you throughout your journey. They're based within your Faculty and provide support for student welfare, run events throughout the year, and can help you access services and wider university support networks.

Get in touch with your Student Success Adviser team:

ADM - Contact the team on admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk or connect with the team on Moodle or Instagram.

Social media accounts

Make sure to keep up to date and follow us on all our social media!

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

Mentors

Level Up+ Mentors are current students who are there to help you and answer all your questions about university life. The Level Up+ programme is about supporting your transition into university, no matter what your experience or background, so you feel confident and ready for the challenges ahead. The Mentors are there to talk to, offer advice and share their experiences to help you settle in. You will receive either a phone call or a video message from one of our mentors in the lead up to Welcome Week to check you have all the information you need.

International students

We expect all international students to arrive in the UK and engage with their studies for Semester 1 from week 1 (w/c 19 September).

The final deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (w/c 10 October).

Please check the guidelines on entering the UK from your country or territory before planning your journey.

***

Further information you may find useful

  • International students with any queries about tuition fees, visa, healthcare, CV, applications and interviews, etc. can find more information on our International Office iCity page.
  • International students can find more information about induction and the international welcome here.
  • The Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) help with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.
  • For course queries contact your school office.
  • Mental health and wellbeing support can be accessed here and disability support and advice here.
  • Financial support and support services can be found here.
  • Student Union and Student Advice services are also available to all students.

MA Product and Furniture Design

Course location

Exterior of the parkside building

Parkside Building, City Centre Campus (Room numbers start with P)

Start date

All students should attend campus during Welcome Week, which begins on Monday 12 September. Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. There will also be plenty of social activities to help you settle in and make new friends.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole term, including Welcome Week at the beginning of September. This will be available on iCity or the iBCU App.

See your timetable

You can also download the University Assistant app and sign up with your course details for updates on Welcome Week.

Your Faculty and School

Your course is part of our Birmingham School of Architecture and Design, within the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media.

Your School Office is your first point of enquiry during your time with us. You can find them at:

Parkside Building, P426
+44 (0)121 300 4043 / 7883
ArchitectureAndDesignProgrammeAdmin@bcu.ac.uk

Course Leader(s)
A profile picture of Nuno Lourinho

Nuno Lourinho

Welcome message

I hope you are excited to join us for induction week! We have lots of fun and engaging activities planned to help you find your way around the school and campus and also to enable you to meet your peers and tutors.

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

You are required to have your ID card visible at all times when on campus, so if you have received yours before your first day, ensure you bring this with you. If you enrolled late you will need to collect one on campus during your first few days.

In order to complete your enrolment you will need the following:

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable (you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment.)

International students

As well as the items listed above, you should also bring the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

What else? The rest is up to you, there is a shop, café, pub, computer access and water fountains on campus, but we recommend on your first day you bring the following:

  • Pen
  • Notepad
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Snack
  • Money
  • Face mask

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

There’s lots of information about your course on your Course Moodle page. Check out the ‘Start Here’ section for an overview of Welcome Week and information on your pre-arrival activity, which you should complete to help you prepare for your course.

Moodle – MA Product and Furniture Design

Your Student Success Adviser team

Your Student Success Adviser team is here to support you throughout your journey. They're based within your Faculty and provide support for student welfare, run events throughout the year, and can help you access services and wider university support networks.

Get in touch with your Student Success Adviser team:

ADM - Contact the team on admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk or connect with the team on Moodle or Instagram.

Social media accounts

Make sure to keep up to date and follow us on all our social media!

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

Mentors

Level Up+ Mentors are current students who are there to help you and answer all your questions about university life. The Level Up+ programme is about supporting your transition into university, no matter what your experience or background, so you feel confident and ready for the challenges ahead. The Mentors are there to talk to, offer advice and share their experiences to help you settle in. You will receive either a phone call or a video message from one of our mentors in the lead up to Welcome Week to check you have all the information you need.

International Students

We expect all international students to arrive in the UK and engage with their studies for Semester 1 from week 1 (w/c 19 September).

The final deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (w/c 10 October).

Please check the guidelines on entering the UK from your country or territory before planning your journey.

***

Further information you may find useful

  • International students with any queries about tuition fees, visa, healthcare, CV, applications and interviews, etc. can find more information on our International Office iCity page.
  • International students can find more information about induction and the international welcome here.
  • The Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) help with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.
  • For course queries contact your school office.
  • Mental health and wellbeing support can be accessed here and disability support and advice here.
  • Financial support and support services can be found here.
  • Student Union and Student Advice services are also available to all students.

MA / PgCert / PgDip Conservation of the Historic Environment

Course location

Exterior of the parkside building

Parkside Building, City Centre Campus (Room numbers start with P)

Start date

All students should attend campus during Welcome Week, which begins on Monday 12 September. Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. There will also be plenty of social activities to help you settle in and make new friends.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole term, including Welcome Week at the beginning of September. This will be available on iCity or the iBCU App.

See your timetable

You can also download the University Assistant app and sign up with your course details for updates on Welcome Week.

Your Faculty and School

Your course is part of our Birmingham School of Architecture and Design, within the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media.

Your School Office is your first point of enquiry during your time with us. You can find them at:

Parkside Building, P426
+44 (0)121 300 4043 / 7883
ArchitectureAndDesignProgrammeAdmin@bcu.ac.uk

Course Leader(s)

Katriona Byrne

Welcome message

Year 1: Induction Day is essential for all Conservation students as we introduce the course, the tutors, the campus, our private library and IT. We also discuss your assignments for the year. We find out about you and any internship/job needs you have. You meet your fellow students and start to build the support system that will contribute greatly to your learning and enjoyment over your time at BCU.

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

You are required to have your ID card visible at all times when on campus, so if you have received yours before your first day, ensure you bring this with you. If you enrolled late you will need to collect one on campus during your first few days.

In order to complete your enrolment you will need the following:

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable (you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment.)

International students

As well as the items listed above, you should also bring the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

What else? The rest is up to you, there is a shop, café, pub, computer access and water fountains on campus, but we recommend on your first day you bring the following:

  • Pen
  • Notepad
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Snack
  • Money
  • Face mask

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

There’s lots of information about your course on your Course Moodle page. Check out the ‘Start Here’ section for an overview of Welcome Week and information on your pre-arrival activity, which you should complete to help you prepare for your course.

Moodle – PG Conservation of the Historic Environment

Your Student Success Adviser team

Your Student Success Adviser team is here to support you throughout your journey. They're based within your Faculty and provide support for student welfare, run events throughout the year, and can help you access services and wider university support networks.

Get in touch with your Student Success Adviser team:

ADM - Contact the team on admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk or connect with the team on Moodle or Instagram.

Social media accounts

Make sure to keep up to date and follow us on all our social media!

SSA Social Media

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Mentors

Level Up+ Mentors are current students who are there to help you and answer all your questions about university life. The Level Up+ programme is about supporting your transition into university, no matter what your experience or background, so you feel confident and ready for the challenges ahead. The Mentors are there to talk to, offer advice and share their experiences to help you settle in. You will receive either a phone call or a video message from one of our mentors in the lead up to Welcome Week to check you have all the information you need.

International students

We expect all international students to arrive in the UK and engage with their studies for Semester 1 from week 1 (w/c 19 September).

The final deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (w/c 10 October).

Please check the guidelines on entering the UK from your country or territory before planning your journey.

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Further information you may find useful

  • International students with any queries about tuition fees, visa, healthcare, CV, applications and interviews, etc. can find more information on our International Office iCity page.
  • International students can find more information about induction and the international welcome here.
  • The Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) help with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.
  • For course queries contact your school office.
  • Mental health and wellbeing support can be accessed here and disability support and advice here.
  • Financial support and support services can be found here.
  • Student Union and Student Advice services are also available to all students.

MA Landscape Architecture

Course location

Exterior of the parkside building

Parkside Building, City Centre Campus (Room numbers start with P)

Start date

All students should attend campus during Welcome Week, which begins on Monday 12 September. Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. There will also be plenty of social activities to help you settle in and make new friends.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole term, including Welcome Week at the beginning of September. This will be available on iCity or the iBCU App.

See your timetable

You can also download the University Assistant app and sign up with your course details for updates on Welcome Week.

Your Faculty and School

Your course is part of our Birmingham School of Architecture and Design, within the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media.

Your School Office is your first point of enquiry during your time with us. You can find them at:

Parkside Building, P426
+44 (0)121 300 4043 / 7883
ArchitectureAndDesignProgrammeAdmin@bcu.ac.uk

Course Leader(s)
SandraCosta

Sandra Costa

Welcome message

We would like to welcome you joining one of the most successful and vibrant Schools in Europe for learning Landscape Architecture. We strive to create a stimulating environment for you to explore your creative, artistic, technical and intellectual abilities through a range of design projects that explore contemporary issues related to our landscapes and the built environment. We hope you are feeling enthusiastic about embarking on this journey with us that is our distinctive and highly-regarded MA in Landscape Architecture.

We wish you every success in the year ahead!

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

You are required to have your ID card visible at all times when on campus, so if you have received yours before your first day, ensure you bring this with you. If you enrolled late you will need to collect one on campus during your first few days.

In order to complete your enrolment you will need the following:

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable (you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment.)

International students

As well as the items listed above, you should also bring the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

What else? The rest is up to you, there is a shop, café, pub, computer access and water fountains on campus, but we recommend on your first day you bring the following:

  • Pen
  • Notepad
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Snack
  • Money
  • Face mask

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

There’s lots of information about your course on your Course Moodle page. Check out the ‘Start Here’ section for an overview of Welcome Week and information on your pre-arrival activity, which you should complete to help you prepare for your course.

Moodle – MA Landscape Architecture

Your Student Success Adviser team

Your Student Success Adviser team is here to support you throughout your journey. They're based within your Faculty and provide support for student welfare, run events throughout the year, and can help you access services and wider university support networks.

Get in touch with your Student Success Adviser team:

ADM - Contact the team on admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk or connect with the team on Moodle or Instagram.

Social media accounts

Make sure to keep up to date and follow us on all our social media!

Course Social Media

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Twitter

SSA Social Media

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BCU Social Media

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Mentors

Level Up+ Mentors are current students who are there to help you and answer all your questions about university life. The Level Up+ programme is about supporting your transition into university, no matter what your experience or background, so you feel confident and ready for the challenges ahead. The Mentors are there to talk to, offer advice and share their experiences to help you settle in. You will receive either a phone call or a video message from one of our mentors in the lead up to Welcome Week to check you have all the information you need.

International students

We expect all international students to arrive in the UK and engage with their studies for Semester 1 from week 1 (w/c 19 September).

The final deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (w/c 10 October).

Please check the guidelines on entering the UK from your country or territory before planning your journey.

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Further information you may find useful

  • International students with any queries about tuition fees, visa, healthcare, CV, applications and interviews, etc. can find more information on our International Office iCity page.
  • International students can find more information about induction and the international welcome here.
  • The Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) help with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.
  • For course queries contact your school office.
  • Mental health and wellbeing support can be accessed here and disability support and advice here.
  • Financial support and support services can be found here.
  • Student Union and Student Advice services are also available to all students.

MLA Landscape Architecture (Conversion)

Course location

Exterior of the parkside building

Parkside Building, City Centre Campus (Room numbers start with P)

Start date

All students should attend campus during Welcome Week, which begins on Monday 12 September. Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. There will also be plenty of social activities to help you settle in and make new friends.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole term, including Welcome Week at the beginning of September. This will be available on iCity or the iBCU App.

See your timetable

You can also download the University Assistant app and sign up with your course details for updates on Welcome Week.

Your Faculty and School

Your course is part of our Birmingham School of Architecture and Design, within the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media.

Your School Office is your first point of enquiry during your time with us. You can find them at:

Parkside Building, P426
+44 (0)121 300 4043 / 7883
ArchitectureAndDesignProgrammeAdmin@bcu.ac.uk

Course Leader(s)
SandraCosta

Sandra Costa

Welcome message

We would like to welcome you joining one of the most successful and vibrant Schools in Europe for learning Landscape Architecture. We strive to create a stimulating environment for you to explore your creative, artistic, technical and intellectual abilities through a range of design projects that explore contemporary issues related to our landscapes and the built environment. We hope you are feeling enthusiastic about embarking on this journey with us that is our distinctive and highly-regarded MA in Landscape Architecture.

We wish you every success in the year ahead!

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

You are required to have your ID card visible at all times when on campus, so if you have received yours before your first day, ensure you bring this with you. If you enrolled late you will need to collect one on campus during your first few days.

In order to complete your enrolment you will need the following:

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable (you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment.)

International students

As well as the items listed above, you should also bring the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

What else? The rest is up to you, there is a shop, café, pub, computer access and water fountains on campus, but we recommend on your first day you bring the following:

  • Pen
  • Notepad
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Snack
  • Money
  • Face mask

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

There’s lots of information about your course on your Course Moodle page. Check out the ‘Start Here’ section for an overview of Welcome Week and information on your pre-arrival activity, which you should complete to help you prepare for your course.

Moodle – Master of Landscape Architecture

Your Student Success Adviser team

Your Student Success Adviser team is here to support you throughout your journey. They're based within your Faculty and provide support for student welfare, run events throughout the year, and can help you access services and wider university support networks.

Get in touch with your Student Success Adviser team:

ADM - Contact the team on admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk or connect with the team on Moodle or Instagram.

Social media accounts

Make sure to keep up to date and follow us on all our social media!

Course Social Media

Instagram
Twitter

SSA Social Media

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Facebook

BCU Social Media

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Facebook

Mentors

Level Up+ Mentors are current students who are there to help you and answer all your questions about university life. The Level Up+ programme is about supporting your transition into university, no matter what your experience or background, so you feel confident and ready for the challenges ahead. The Mentors are there to talk to, offer advice and share their experiences to help you settle in. You will receive either a phone call or a video message from one of our mentors in the lead up to Welcome Week to check you have all the information you need.

International students

We expect all international students to arrive in the UK and engage with their studies for Semester 1 from week 1 (w/c 19 September).

The final deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (w/c 10 October).

Please check the guidelines on entering the UK from your country or territory before planning your journey.

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Further information you may find useful

  • International students with any queries about tuition fees, visa, healthcare, CV, applications and interviews, etc. can find more information on our International Office iCity page.
  • International students can find more information about induction and the international welcome here.
  • The Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) help with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.
  • For course queries contact your school office.
  • Mental health and wellbeing support can be accessed here and disability support and advice here.
  • Financial support and support services can be found here.
  • Student Union and Student Advice services are also available to all students.

MA Design Management

Course location

Exterior of the parkside building

Parkside Building, City Centre Campus (Room numbers start with P)

Start date

All students should attend campus during Welcome Week, which begins on Monday 12 September. Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. There will also be plenty of social activities to help you settle in and make new friends.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole term, including Welcome Week at the beginning of September. This will be available on iCity or the iBCU App.

See your timetable

You can also download the University Assistant app and sign up with your course details for updates on Welcome Week.

Your Faculty and School

Your course is part of our Birmingham School of Architecture and Design, within the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media.

Your School Office is your first point of enquiry during your time with us. You can find them at:

Parkside Building, P426
+44 (0)121 300 4043 / 7883
ArchitectureAndDesignProgrammeAdmin@bcu.ac.uk

Course Leader(s)

Dr. Mersha Aftab

Welcome message

Welcome to the Master’s in Design Management!

By joining this innovative and well-established course you have made a significant personal investment and will be working with a great team of professionals. We are looking forward to meeting you in September and have put together a lot of information about the course and how to prepare for your studies which is going to be sent to your email.

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

You are required to have your ID card visible at all times when on campus, so if you have received yours before your first day, ensure you bring this with you. If you enrolled late you will need to collect one on campus during your first few days.

In order to complete your enrolment you will need the following:

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable (you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment.)

International students

As well as the items listed above, you should also bring the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

What else? The rest is up to you, there is a shop, café, pub, computer access and water fountains on campus, but we recommend on your first day you bring the following:

  • Pen
  • Notepad
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Snack
  • Money
  • Face mask

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

There’s lots of information about your course on your Course Moodle page. Check out the ‘Start Here’ section for an overview of Welcome Week and information on your pre-arrival activity, which you should complete to help you prepare for your course.

Moodle – MA Design Management

Your Student Success Adviser team

Your Student Success Adviser team is here to support you throughout your journey. They're based within your Faculty and provide support for student welfare, run events throughout the year, and can help you access services and wider university support networks.

Get in touch with your Student Success Adviser team:

ADM - Contact the team on admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk or connect with the team on Moodle or Instagram.

Social media accounts

Make sure to keep up to date and follow us on all our social media!

Course Social Media

Instagram

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

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Facebook

Mentors

Level Up+ Mentors are current students who are there to help you and answer all your questions about university life. The Level Up+ programme is about supporting your transition into university, no matter what your experience or background, so you feel confident and ready for the challenges ahead. The Mentors are there to talk to, offer advice and share their experiences to help you settle in. You will receive either a phone call or a video message from one of our mentors in the lead up to Welcome Week to check you have all the information you need.

International students

We expect all international students to arrive in the UK and engage with their studies for Semester 1 from week 1 (w/c 19 September).

The final deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (w/c 10 October).

Please check the guidelines on entering the UK from your country or territory before planning your journey.

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Further information you may find useful

  • International students with any queries about tuition fees, visa, healthcare, CV, applications and interviews, etc. can find more information on our International Office iCity page.
  • International students can find more information about induction and the international welcome here.
  • The Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) help with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.
  • For course queries contact your school office.
  • Mental health and wellbeing support can be accessed here and disability support and advice here.
  • Financial support and support services can be found here.
  • Student Union and Student Advice services are also available to all students.

MArch Architecture

Course location

Exterior of the parkside building

Parkside Building, City Centre Campus (Room numbers start with P)

Start date

All students should attend campus during Welcome Week, which begins on Monday 12 September. Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. There will also be plenty of social activities to help you settle in and make new friends.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole term, including Welcome Week at the beginning of September. This will be available on iCity or the iBCU App.

See your timetable

You can also download the University Assistant app and sign up with your course details for updates on Welcome Week.

Your Faculty and School

Your course is part of our Birmingham School of Architecture and Design, within the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media.

Your School Office is your first point of enquiry during your time with us. You can find them at:

Parkside Building, P426
+44 (0)121 300 4043 / 7883
ArchitectureAndDesignProgrammeAdmin@bcu.ac.uk

Course Leader(s)

Alessandro Columbano

Welcome message

Dear student of MArch,

We look forward to welcoming you to our dynamic Birmingham School of Architecture and Design as you embark on the final stages of your architectural education. This is an exciting time for the city with major investment projects like HS2 and the Commonwealth games meaning a rapid change of the urban fabric is occurring on our doorstep and allows us to question how we can respond to these challenging times.

The School is in a strong position, supported by our expert team of tutors and visiting specialists, many from renowned practices. We have a number of initiatives and facilities to create a supportive and experimental creative culture, and an exciting curriculum that is designed to challenge you in your skills and knowledge base.

We hope you enjoy your welcome week. If you have any questions please feel free to ask myself or colleagues who will be able to point you in the right direction.

Alessandro Columbano

Course Director

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

You are required to have your ID card visible at all times when on campus, so if you have received yours before your first day, ensure you bring this with you. If you enrolled late you will need to collect one on campus during your first few days.

In order to complete your enrolment you will need the following:

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable (you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment.)

International students

As well as the items listed above, you should also bring the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

What else? The rest is up to you, there is a shop, café, pub, computer access and water fountains on campus, but we recommend on your first day you bring the following:

  • Pen
  • Notepad
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Snack
  • Money
  • Face mask

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

There’s lots of information about your course on your Course Moodle page. Check out the ‘Start Here’ section for an overview of Welcome Week and information on your pre-arrival activity, which you should complete to help you prepare for your course.

Moodle – MArch Architecture

Your Student Success Adviser team

Your Student Success Adviser team is here to support you throughout your journey. They're based within your Faculty and provide support for student welfare, run events throughout the year, and can help you access services and wider university support networks.

Get in touch with your Student Success Adviser team:

ADM - Contact the team on admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk or connect with the team on Moodle or Instagram.

Social media accounts

Make sure to keep up to date and follow us on all our social media!

Course Social Media

Instagram

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

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Facebook

Mentors

Level Up+ Mentors are current students who are there to help you and answer all your questions about university life. The Level Up+ programme is about supporting your transition into university, no matter what your experience or background, so you feel confident and ready for the challenges ahead. The Mentors are there to talk to, offer advice and share their experiences to help you settle in. You will receive either a phone call or a video message from one of our mentors in the lead up to Welcome Week to check you have all the information you need.

International students

We expect all international students to arrive in the UK and engage with their studies for Semester 1 from week 1 (w/c 19 September).

The final deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (w/c 10 October).

Please check the guidelines on entering the UK from your country or territory before planning your journey.

***

Further information you may find useful

  • International students with any queries about tuition fees, visa, healthcare, CV, applications and interviews, etc. can find more information on our International Office iCity page.
  • International students can find more information about induction and the international welcome here.
  • The Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) help with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.
  • For course queries contact your school office.
  • Mental health and wellbeing support can be accessed here and disability support and advice here.
  • Financial support and support services can be found here.
  • Student Union and Student Advice services are also available to all students.

PgDip Architectural Practice (RIBA Part 3 Exemption)

Course location

Exterior of the parkside building

Parkside Building, City Centre Campus (Room numbers start with P)

Start date

All students should attend campus during Welcome Week, which begins on Monday 12 September. Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. There will also be plenty of social activities to help you settle in and make new friends.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole term, including Welcome Week at the beginning of September. This will be available on iCity or the iBCU App.

See your timetable

You can also download the University Assistant app and sign up with your course details for updates on Welcome Week.

Your Faculty and School

Your course is part of our Birmingham School of Architecture and Design, within the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media.

Your School Office is your first point of enquiry during your time with us. You can find them at:

Parkside Building, P426
+44 (0)121 300 4043 / 7883
ArchitectureAndDesignProgrammeAdmin@bcu.ac.uk

Course Leader(s)

Ian Shepherd

Welcome message

Welcome to the Birmingham School of Architecture and Design and the Postgraduate Diploma in Architectural Practice (RIBA Part III).

We are confident that the courses will give you a mature understanding of and interest in architectural practice that will inform your career in architecture and we hope that you will enjoy your time studying with us.

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

You are required to have your ID card visible at all times when on campus, so if you have received yours before your first day, ensure you bring this with you. If you enrolled late you will need to collect one on campus during your first few days.

In order to complete your enrolment you will need the following:

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable (you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment.)

International students

As well as the items listed above, you should also bring the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

What else? The rest is up to you, there is a shop, café, pub, computer access and water fountains on campus, but we recommend on your first day you bring the following:

  • Pen
  • Notepad
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Snack
  • Money
  • Face mask

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

There’s lots of information about your course on your Course Moodle page. Check out the ‘Start Here’ section for an overview of Welcome Week and information on your pre-arrival activity, which you should complete to help you prepare for your course.

Moodle – PgDip Architectural Practice

Your Student Success Adviser team

Your Student Success Adviser team is here to support you throughout your journey. They're based within your Faculty and provide support for student welfare, run events throughout the year, and can help you access services and wider university support networks.

Get in touch with your Student Success Adviser team:

ADM - Contact the team on admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk or connect with the team on Moodle or Instagram.

Social media accounts

Make sure to keep up to date and follow us on all our social media!

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

Mentors

Level Up+ Mentors are current students who are there to help you and answer all your questions about university life. The Level Up+ programme is about supporting your transition into university, no matter what your experience or background, so you feel confident and ready for the challenges ahead. The Mentors are there to talk to, offer advice and share their experiences to help you settle in. You will receive either a phone call or a video message from one of our mentors in the lead up to Welcome Week to check you have all the information you need.

International students

We expect all international students to arrive in the UK and engage with their studies for Semester 1 from week 1 (w/c 19 September).

The final deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (w/c 10 October).

Please check the guidelines on entering the UK from your country or territory before planning your journey.

***

Further information you may find useful

  • International students with any queries about tuition fees, visa, healthcare, CV, applications and interviews, etc. can find more information on our International Office iCity page.
  • International students can find more information about induction and the international welcome here.
  • The Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) help with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.
  • For course queries contact your school office.
  • Mental health and wellbeing support can be accessed here and disability support and advice here.
  • Financial support and support services can be found here.
  • Student Union and Student Advice services are also available to all students.

MA Urban Design

Course location

Exterior of the parkside building

Parkside Building, City Centre Campus (Room numbers start with P)

Start date

All students should attend campus during Welcome Week, which begins on Monday 12 September. Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. There will also be plenty of social activities to help you settle in and make new friends.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole term, including Welcome Week at the beginning of September. This will be available on iCity or the iBCU App.

See your timetable

You can also download the University Assistant app and sign up with your course details for updates on Welcome Week.

Your Faculty and School

Your course is part of our Birmingham School of Architecture and Design, within the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media.

Your School Office is your first point of enquiry during your time with us. You can find them at:

Parkside Building, P426
+44 (0)121 300 4043 / 7883
ArchitectureAndDesignProgrammeAdmin@bcu.ac.uk

Course Leader(s)
Lucas Hughes

Lucas Hughes

Welcome message

Welcome to the Birmingham School of Architecture and Design and the Masters in Urban Design.

I hope you are excited to join us for induction week! We have lots of fun and engaging activities planned to help you find your way around the school and campus and also to enable you to meet your peers and tutors.

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

You are required to have your ID card visible at all times when on campus, so if you have received yours before your first day, ensure you bring this with you. If you enrolled late you will need to collect one on campus during your first few days.

In order to complete your enrolment you will need the following:

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable (you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment.)

International students

As well as the items listed above, you should also bring the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

What else? The rest is up to you, there is a shop, café, pub, computer access and water fountains on campus, but we recommend on your first day you bring the following:

  • Pen
  • Notepad
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Snack
  • Money
  • Face mask

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

There’s lots of information about your course on your Course Moodle page. Check out the ‘Start Here’ section for an overview of Welcome Week and information on your pre-arrival activity, which you should complete to help you prepare for your course.

Moodle – MA Urban Design

Social media accounts

Make sure to keep up to date and follow us on all our social media!

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

Mentors

Level Up+ Mentors are current students who are there to help you and answer all your questions about university life. The Level Up+ programme is about supporting your transition into university, no matter what your experience or background, so you feel confident and ready for the challenges ahead. The Mentors are there to talk to, offer advice and share their experiences to help you settle in. You will receive either a phone call or a video message from one of our mentors in the lead up to Welcome Week to check you have all the information you need.

International students

We expect all international students to arrive in the UK and engage with their studies for Semester 1 from week 1 (w/c 19 September).

The final deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (w/c 10 October).

Please check the guidelines on entering the UK from your country or territory before planning your journey.

***

Further information you may find useful

  • International students with any queries about tuition fees, visa, healthcare, CV, applications and interviews, etc. can find more information on our International Office iCity page.
  • International students can find more information about induction and the international welcome here.
  • The Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) help with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.
  • For course queries contact your school office.
  • Mental health and wellbeing support can be accessed here and disability support and advice here.
  • Financial support and support services can be found here.
  • Student Union and Student Advice services are also available to all students.

MA Contemporary Arts China

Course location
Exterior of the school of art

School of Art (Room numbers start with MAR)

Start date

All students should attend campus during Welcome Week, which begins on Monday 12 September. Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. There will also be plenty of social activities to help you settle in and make new friends.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole term, including Welcome Week at the beginning of September. This will be available on iCity or the iBCU App.

See your timetable

You can also download the University Assistant app and sign up with your course details for updates on Welcome Week.

Your Faculty and School

Your course is part of our Birmingham School of Art, within the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media.

Your School Office is your first point of enquiry during your time with us. You can find them at:

Margaret Street, G19
+44 (0)121 331 5970
ArtProgrammeAdmin@bcu.ac.uk

Course Leader(s)
Nuria Querol

Dr Nuria Querol

Welcome message

Hi there,

I hope you are excited to join us for induction week! We have lots of fun and engaging activities planned to help you find your way around the school and campus, and also to enable you to meet your peers and tutors.

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

You are required to have your ID card visible at all times when on campus, so if you have received yours before your first day, ensure you bring this with you. If you enrolled late you will need to collect one on campus during your first few days.

In order to complete your enrolment you will need the following:

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable (you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment.)

International students

As well as the items listed above, you should also bring the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

What else? The rest is up to you, there is a shop, café, pub, computer access and water fountains on campus, but we recommend on your first day you bring the following:

  • Pen
  • Notepad
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Snack
  • Money
  • Face mask

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

There’s lots of information about your course on your Course Moodle page. Check out the ‘Start Here’ section for an overview of Welcome Week and information on your pre-arrival activity, which you should complete to help you prepare for your course.

Moodle – MA Contemporary Arts China

Your Student Success Adviser team

Your Student Success Adviser team is here to support you throughout your journey. They're based within your Faculty and provide support for student welfare, run events throughout the year, and can help you access services and wider university support networks.

Get in touch with your Student Success Adviser team:

ADM - Contact the team on admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk or connect with the team on Moodle or Instagram.

Social media accounts

Make sure to keep up to date and follow us on all our social media!

Course Social Media

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Twitter

SSA Social Media

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Facebook

BCU Social Media

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Mentors

Level Up+ Mentors are current students who are there to help you and answer all your questions about university life. The Level Up+ programme is about supporting your transition into university, no matter what your experience or background, so you feel confident and ready for the challenges ahead. The Mentors are there to talk to, offer advice and share their experiences to help you settle in. You will receive either a phone call or a video message from one of our mentors in the lead up to Welcome Week to check you have all the information you need.

International students

We expect all international students to arrive in the UK and engage with their studies for Semester 1 from week 1 (w/c 19 September).

The final deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (w/c 10 October).

Please check the guidelines on entering the UK from your country or territory before planning your journey.

***

Further information you may find useful

  • International students with any queries about tuition fees, visa, healthcare, CV, applications and interviews, etc. can find more information on our International Office iCity page.
  • International students can find more information about induction and the international welcome here.
  • The Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) help with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.
  • For course queries contact your school office.
  • Mental health and wellbeing support can be accessed here and disability support and advice here.
  • Financial support and support services can be found here.
  • Student Union and Student Advice services are also available to all students.

MA Art and Design: Interdisciplinary Practices

Course location
Exterior of the school of art

School of Art (Room numbers start with MAR)

Start date

All students should attend campus during Welcome Week, which begins on Monday 12 September. Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. There will also be plenty of social activities to help you settle in and make new friends.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole term, including Welcome Week at the beginning of September. This will be available on iCity or the iBCU App.

See your timetable

You can also download the University Assistant app and sign up with your course details for updates on Welcome Week.

Your Faculty and School

Your course is part of our Birmingham School of Art, within the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media.

Your School Office is your first point of enquiry during your time with us. You can find them at:

Margaret Street, G19
+44 (0)121 331 5970
ArtProgrammeAdmin@bcu.ac.uk

Course Leader(s)

Demitrios Kargotis

Welcome message

Hello Art and Design Students!

I’m looking forward to meeting you and I hope you are excited to join us for induction week! There are a series of talks, inductions and activities programmed to help you find your way around the school and campus and also to enable you to meet your peers and tutors. If you have any queries, don’t hesitate in sending me an email.

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

You are required to have your ID card visible at all times when on campus, so if you have received yours before your first day, ensure you bring this with you. If you enrolled late you will need to collect one on campus during your first few days.

In order to complete your enrolment you will need the following:

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable (you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment.)

International students

As well as the items listed above, you should also bring the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

What else? The rest is up to you, there is a shop, café, pub, computer access and water fountains on campus, but we recommend on your first day you bring the following:

  • Pen
  • Notepad
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Snack
  • Money
  • Face mask

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

There’s lots of information about your course on your Course Moodle page. Check out the ‘Start Here’ section for an overview of Welcome Week and information on your pre-arrival activity, which you should complete to help you prepare for your course.

Moodle – MA Art and Design: Interdisciplinary Practices

Your Student Success Adviser team

Your Student Success Adviser team is here to support you throughout your journey. They're based within your Faculty and provide support for student welfare, run events throughout the year, and can help you access services and wider university support networks.

Get in touch with your Student Success Adviser team:

ADM - Contact the team on admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk or connect with the team on Moodle or Instagram.

Social media accounts

Make sure to keep up to date and follow us on all our social media!

Course Social Media

Instagram

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

Mentors

Level Up+ Mentors are current students who are there to help you and answer all your questions about university life. The Level Up+ programme is about supporting your transition into university, no matter what your experience or background, so you feel confident and ready for the challenges ahead. The Mentors are there to talk to, offer advice and share their experiences to help you settle in. You will receive either a phone call or a video message from one of our mentors in the lead up to Welcome Week to check you have all the information you need.

International students

We expect all international students to arrive in the UK and engage with their studies for Semester 1 from week 1 (w/c 19 September).

The final deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (w/c 10 October).

Please check the guidelines on entering the UK from your country or territory before planning your journey.

***

Further information you may find useful

  • International students with any queries about tuition fees, visa, healthcare, CV, applications and interviews, etc. can find more information on our International Office iCity page.
  • International students can find more information about induction and the international welcome here.
  • The Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) help with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.
  • For course queries contact your school office.
  • Mental health and wellbeing support can be accessed here and disability support and advice here.
  • Financial support and support services can be found here.
  • Student Union and Student Advice services are also available to all students.

MA Arts and Education Practices

Course location
Exterior of the school of art

School of Art (Room numbers start with MAR)

Start date

All students should attend campus during Welcome Week, which begins on Monday 12 September. Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. There will also be plenty of social activities to help you settle in and make new friends.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole term, including Welcome Week at the beginning of September. This will be available on iCity or the iBCU App.

See your timetable

You can also download the University Assistant app and sign up with your course details for updates on Welcome Week.

Your Faculty and School

Your course is part of our Birmingham School of Art, within the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media.

Your School Office is your first point of enquiry during your time with us. You can find them at:

Margaret Street, G19
+44 (0)121 331 5970
ArtProgrammeAdmin@bcu.ac.uk

Course Leader(s)
Cathy Wade

Cathy Wade

Welcome message

Hi there,

I hope you are excited to join us for induction week! We have lots of fun and engaging activities planned to help you find your way around the school and campus, and also to enable you to meet your peers and tutors. The spirit of the course is to investigate pedagogical arts practices in their expanded field, to look at innovation and the avant-garde within arts education and consider how it could affect present and future provision. We are looking forward to meeting with you and beginning the year.

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

You are required to have your ID card visible at all times when on campus, so if you have received yours before your first day, ensure you bring this with you. If you enrolled late you will need to collect one on campus during your first few days.

In order to complete your enrolment you will need the following:

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable (you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment.)

International students

As well as the items listed above, you should also bring the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

What else? The rest is up to you, there is a shop, café, pub, computer access and water fountains on campus, but we recommend on your first day you bring the following:

  • Pen
  • Notepad
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Snack
  • Money
  • Face mask

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

There’s lots of information about your course on your Course Moodle page. Check out the ‘Start Here’ section for an overview of Welcome Week and information on your pre-arrival activity, which you should complete to help you prepare for your course.

Moodle – MA Arts and Education Practices

Your Student Success Adviser team

Your Student Success Adviser team is here to support you throughout your journey. They're based within your Faculty and provide support for student welfare, run events throughout the year, and can help you access services and wider university support networks.

Get in touch with your Student Success Adviser team:

ADM - Contact the team on admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk or connect with the team on Moodle or Instagram.

Social media accounts

Make sure to keep up to date and follow us on all our social media!

Course Social Media

Instagram
Twitter

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

Mentors

Level Up+ Mentors are current students who are there to help you and answer all your questions about university life. The Level Up+ programme is about supporting your transition into university, no matter what your experience or background, so you feel confident and ready for the challenges ahead. The Mentors are there to talk to, offer advice and share their experiences to help you settle in. You will receive either a phone call or a video message from one of our mentors in the lead up to Welcome Week to check you have all the information you need.

International students

We expect all international students to arrive in the UK and engage with their studies for Semester 1 from week 1 (w/c 19 September).

The final deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (w/c 10 October).

Please check the guidelines on entering the UK from your country or territory before planning your journey.

***

Further information you may find useful

  • International students with any queries about tuition fees, visa, healthcare, CV, applications and interviews, etc. can find more information on our International Office iCity page.
  • International students can find more information about induction and the international welcome here.
  • The Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) help with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.
  • For course queries contact your school office.
  • Mental health and wellbeing support can be accessed here and disability support and advice here.
  • Financial support and support services can be found here.
  • Student Union and Student Advice services are also available to all students.

MA Arts and Project Management

Course location
Exterior of the school of art

School of Art (Room numbers start with MAR)

Start date

All students should attend campus during Welcome Week, which begins on Monday 12 September. Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. There will also be plenty of social activities to help you settle in and make new friends.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole term, including Welcome Week at the beginning of September. This will be available on iCity or the iBCU App.

See your timetable

You can also download the University Assistant app and sign up with your course details for updates on Welcome Week.

Your Faculty and School

Your course is part of our Birmingham School of Art, within the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media.

Your School Office is your first point of enquiry during your time with us. You can find them at:

Margaret Street, G19
+44 (0)121 331 5970
ArtProgrammeAdmin@bcu.ac.uk

Course Leader(s)
Beth Derbyshire

Beth Derbyshire

Welcome message

Hi there,

I hope you are excited to join us for induction week! We have lots of fun and engaging activities planned to help you find your way around the school and campus, and also to enable you to meet your peers and tutors.

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

You are required to have your ID card visible at all times when on campus, so if you have received yours before your first day, ensure you bring this with you. If you enrolled late you will need to collect one on campus during your first few days.

In order to complete your enrolment you will need the following:

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable (you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment.)

International students

As well as the items listed above, you should also bring the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

What else? The rest is up to you, there is a shop, café, pub, computer access and water fountains on campus, but we recommend on your first day you bring the following:

  • Pen
  • Notepad
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Snack
  • Money
  • Face mask

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

There’s lots of information about your course on your Course Moodle page. Check out the ‘Start Here’ section for an overview of Welcome Week and information on your pre-arrival activity, which you should complete to help you prepare for your course.

Moodle – MA Arts and Project Management

Your Student Success Adviser team

Your Student Success Adviser team is here to support you throughout your journey. They're based within your Faculty and provide support for student welfare, run events throughout the year, and can help you access services and wider university support networks.

Get in touch with your Student Success Adviser team:

ADM - Contact the team on admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk or connect with the team on Moodle or Instagram.

Social media accounts

Make sure to keep up to date and follow us on all our social media!

Course Social Media

Instagram

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

Mentors

Level Up+ Mentors are current students who are there to help you and answer all your questions about university life. The Level Up+ programme is about supporting your transition into university, no matter what your experience or background, so you feel confident and ready for the challenges ahead. The Mentors are there to talk to, offer advice and share their experiences to help you settle in. You will receive either a phone call or a video message from one of our mentors in the lead up to Welcome Week to check you have all the information you need.

International students

We expect all international students to arrive in the UK and engage with their studies for Semester 1 from week 1 (w/c 19 September).

The final deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (w/c 10 October).

Please check the guidelines on entering the UK from your country or territory before planning your journey.

***

Further information you may find useful

  • International students with any queries about tuition fees, visa, healthcare, CV, applications and interviews, etc. can find more information on our International Office iCity page.
  • International students can find more information about induction and the international welcome here.
  • The Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) help with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.
  • For course queries contact your school office.
  • Mental health and wellbeing support can be accessed here and disability support and advice here.
  • Financial support and support services can be found here.
  • Student Union and Student Advice services are also available to all students.

MA Fine Art

Course location
Exterior of the school of art

School of Art (Room numbers start with MAR)

Start date

All students should attend campus during Welcome Week, which begins on Monday 12 September. Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. There will also be plenty of social activities to help you settle in and make new friends.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole term, including Welcome Week at the beginning of September. This will be available on iCity or the iBCU App.

See your timetable

You can also download the University Assistant app and sign up with your course details for updates on Welcome Week.

Your Faculty and School

Your course is part of our Birmingham School of Art, within the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media.

Your School Office is your first point of enquiry during your time with us. You can find them at:

Margaret Street, G19
+44 (0)121 331 5970
ArtProgrammeAdmin@bcu.ac.uk

Course Leader(s)

Mona Casey

Welcome message

Dear All,

I'm very happy to welcome you to Birmingham School of Art and the MA Fine Art Programme. I look forward to meeting you during the induction week.

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

You are required to have your ID card visible at all times when on campus, so if you have received yours before your first day, ensure you bring this with you. If you enrolled late you will need to collect one on campus during your first few days.

In order to complete your enrolment you will need the following:

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable (you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment.)

International students

As well as the items listed above, you should also bring the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

What else? The rest is up to you, there is a shop, café, pub, computer access and water fountains on campus, but we recommend on your first day you bring the following:

  • Pen
  • Notepad
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Snack
  • Money
  • Face mask

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

There’s lots of information about your course on your Course Moodle page. Check out the ‘Start Here’ section for an overview of Welcome Week and information on your pre-arrival activity, which you should complete to help you prepare for your course.

Moodle – MA Fine Art

Your Student Success Adviser team

Your Student Success Adviser team is here to support you throughout your journey. They're based within your Faculty and provide support for student welfare, run events throughout the year, and can help you access services and wider university support networks.

Get in touch with your Student Success Adviser team:

ADM - Contact the team on admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk or connect with the team on Moodle or Instagram.

Social media accounts

Make sure to keep up to date and follow us on all our social media!

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

Mentors

Level Up+ Mentors are current students who are there to help you and answer all your questions about university life. The Level Up+ programme is about supporting your transition into university, no matter what your experience or background, so you feel confident and ready for the challenges ahead. The Mentors are there to talk to, offer advice and share their experiences to help you settle in. You will receive either a phone call or a video message from one of our mentors in the lead up to Welcome Week to check you have all the information you need.

International students

We expect all international students to arrive in the UK and engage with their studies for Semester 1 from week 1 (w/c 19 September).

The final deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (w/c 10 October).

Please check the guidelines on entering the UK from your country or territory before planning your journey.

***

Further information you may find useful

  • International students with any queries about tuition fees, visa, healthcare, CV, applications and interviews, etc. can find more information on our International Office iCity page.
  • International students can find more information about induction and the international welcome here.
  • The Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) help with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.
  • For course queries contact your school office.
  • Mental health and wellbeing support can be accessed here and disability support and advice here.
  • Financial support and support services can be found here.
  • Student Union and Student Advice services are also available to all students.

MA English Linguistics

This is a distance learning course. If you have any queries then please contact your Course Leader.

MA Creative Writing

Course location

Exterior of the Curzon building

Curzon Building, City Centre Campus (Room numbers start with C)

Start date

All students should attend campus during Welcome Week, which begins on Monday 12 September. Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. There will also be plenty of social activities to help you settle in and make new friends.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole term, including Welcome Week at the beginning of September. This will be available on iCity or the iBCU App.

See your timetable

You can also download the University Assistant app and sign up with your course details for updates on Welcome Week.

Your Faculty and School

Your course is part of our Birmingham School of English, within the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media.

Your School Office is your first point of enquiry during your time with us. You can find them at:

Parkside Building, P426
+44 (0)121 202 4699
EnglishProgrammeAdmin@bcu.ac.uk

Course Leader(s)
Greg-Leadbetter-100x150

Professor Gregory Leadbetter

Welcome message

Congratulations on gaining your place on the MA in Creative Writing. Here you will receive specialist tuition from outstanding writers in a range of forms, in a supportive atmosphere – and benefit from masterclasses, seminars with guest authors, editors and agents and literary professionals organised through the Institute of Creative and Critical Writing, an organisation within the School of English devoted to the literary arts and the life of ideas.

Writers are perpetual students. Our programme is designed to help you learn how to keep learning, enriching and refining your practice as an independent author, through disciplines that strengthen your creative imagination, develop your literary knowledge, and cultivate your critical sensitivity.

Birmingham is an excellent city in which to deepen your involvement with contemporary literary culture, music, dance, theatre, museums and visual arts. I encourage you to take advantage of all these opportunities during your time with us and beyond and wish you every success in your studies.

Greg

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

You are required to have your ID card visible at all times when on campus, so if you have received yours before your first day, ensure you bring this with you. If you enrolled late you will need to collect one on campus during your first few days.

In order to complete your enrolment you will need the following:

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable (you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment.)

International students

As well as the items listed above, you should also bring the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

What else? The rest is up to you, there is a shop, café, pub, computer access and water fountains on campus, but we recommend on your first day you bring the following:

  • Pen
  • Notepad
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Snack
  • Money
  • Face mask

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

There’s lots of information about your course on your Course Moodle page. Check out the ‘Start Here’ section for an overview of Welcome Week and information on your pre-arrival activity, which you should complete to help you prepare for your course.

Moodle – MA Creative Writing

Your Student Success Adviser team

Your Student Success Adviser team is here to support you throughout your journey. They're based within your Faculty and provide support for student welfare, run events throughout the year, and can help you access services and wider university support networks.

Get in touch with your Student Success Adviser team:

ADM - Contact the team on admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk or connect with the team on Moodle or Instagram.

Social media accounts

Make sure to keep up to date and follow us on all our social media!

Course Social Media

Facebook
Twitter

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

Mentors

Level Up+ Mentors are current students who are there to help you and answer all your questions about university life. The Level Up+ programme is about supporting your transition into university, no matter what your experience or background, so you feel confident and ready for the challenges ahead. The Mentors are there to talk to, offer advice and share their experiences to help you settle in. You will receive either a phone call or a video message from one of our mentors in the lead up to Welcome Week to check you have all the information you need.

International students

We expect all international students to arrive in the UK and engage with their studies for Semester 1 from week 1 (w/c 19 September).

The final deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (w/c 10 October).

Please check the guidelines on entering the UK from your country or territory before planning your journey.

***

Further information you may find useful

  • International students with any queries about tuition fees, visa, healthcare, CV, applications and interviews, etc. can find more information on our International Office iCity page.
  • International students can find more information about induction and the international welcome here.
  • The Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) help with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.
  • For course queries contact your school office.
  • Mental health and wellbeing support can be accessed here and disability support and advice here.
  • Financial support and support services can be found here.
  • Student Union and Student Advice services are also available to all students.

MA English Literature

Course location

Exterior of the Curzon building

Curzon Building, City Centre Campus (Room numbers start with C)

Start date

All students should attend campus during Welcome Week, which begins on Monday 12 September. Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. There will also be plenty of social activities to help you settle in and make new friends.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole term, including Welcome Week at the beginning of September. This will be available on iCity or the iBCU App.

See your timetable

You can also download the University Assistant app and sign up with your course details for updates on Welcome Week.

Your Faculty and School

Your course is part of our Birmingham School of English, within the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media.

Your School Office is your first point of enquiry during your time with us. You can find them at:

Parkside Building, P426
+44 (0)121 202 4699
EnglishProgrammeAdmin@bcu.ac.uk

Course Leader(s)

Dr Tony Howe

Welcome message

Congratulations on gaining your place on the MA in English Literature. At BCU you’ll be part of an outstanding community of academics and writers and benefit from a vibrant intellectual and literary culture.

Birmingham is an excellent city in which to develop your literary interests. I encourage you to take advantage of all the opportunities it presents.

I wish you every success in your studies.

Tony

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

You are required to have your ID card visible at all times when on campus, so if you have received yours before your first day, ensure you bring this with you. If you enrolled late you will need to collect one on campus during your first few days.

In order to complete your enrolment you will need the following:

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable (you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment.)

International students

As well as the items listed above, you should also bring the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

What else? The rest is up to you, there is a shop, café, pub, computer access and water fountains on campus, but we recommend on your first day you bring the following:

  • Pen
  • Notepad
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Snack
  • Money
  • Face mask

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

There’s lots of information about your course on your Course Moodle page. Check out the ‘Start Here’ section for an overview of Welcome Week and information on your pre-arrival activity, which you should complete to help you prepare for your course.

Moodle – MA English Literature

Your Student Success Adviser team

Your Student Success Adviser team is here to support you throughout your journey. They're based within your Faculty and provide support for student welfare, run events throughout the year, and can help you access services and wider university support networks.

Get in touch with your Student Success Adviser team:

ADM - Contact the team on admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk or connect with the team on Moodle or Instagram.

Social media accounts

Make sure to keep up to date and follow us on all our social media!

Course Social Media

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SSA Social Media

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Facebook

BCU Social Media

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Facebook

Mentors

Level Up+ Mentors are current students who are there to help you and answer all your questions about university life. The Level Up+ programme is about supporting your transition into university, no matter what your experience or background, so you feel confident and ready for the challenges ahead. The Mentors are there to talk to, offer advice and share their experiences to help you settle in. You will receive either a phone call or a video message from one of our mentors in the lead up to Welcome Week to check you have all the information you need.

International students

We expect all international students to arrive in the UK and engage with their studies for Semester 1 from week 1 (w/c 19 September).

The final deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (w/c 10 October).

Please check the guidelines on entering the UK from your country or territory before planning your journey.

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Further information you may find useful

  • International students with any queries about tuition fees, visa, healthcare, CV, applications and interviews, etc. can find more information on our International Office iCity page.
  • International students can find more information about induction and the international welcome here.
  • The Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) help with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.
  • For course queries contact your school office.
  • Mental health and wellbeing support can be accessed here and disability support and advice here.
  • Financial support and support services can be found here.
  • Student Union and Student Advice services are also available to all students.

Fashion Media Masters Programme (FMMP)

Courses
  • MA Fashion Promotion
  • MA Fashion Styling
  • MA Cosmetics Branding and Promotion
Course location

Exterior of the parkside building

Parkside Building, City Centre Campus (Room numbers start with P)

Start date

All students should attend campus during Welcome Week, which begins on Monday 12 September. Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. There will also be plenty of social activities to help you settle in and make new friends.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole term, including Welcome Week at the beginning of September. This will be available on iCity or the iBCU App.

See your timetable

You can also download the University Assistant app and sign up with your course details for updates on Welcome Week.

Your Faculty and School

Your course is part of our Birmingham School of Fashion and Textiles, within the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media.

Your School Office is your first point of enquiry during your time with us. You can find them at:

Parkside Building, P304
+44 (0)121 300 4115
FashionAndTextilesProgrammeAdmin@bcu.ac.uk

Course Leader(s)
Claire-Ritchie

Claire Ritchie

Welcome message

Hi everyone,

I hope you are excited to join us for welcome week, we are really looking forward to meeting you! We have some creative activities planned to help you find your way around the school, campus and the city of Birmingham, to get you settled in and also to enable you to meet your fellow students and tutors. These will consist of a mix of on and off-line activities to help you to begin your MA journey with us.

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

You are required to have your ID card visible at all times when on campus, so if you have received yours before your first day, ensure you bring this with you. If you enrolled late you will need to collect one on campus during your first few days.

In order to complete your enrolment you will need the following:

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable (you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment.)

International students

As well as the items listed above, you should also bring the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

What else? The rest is up to you, there is a shop, café, pub, computer access and water fountains on campus, but we recommend on your first day you bring the following:

  • Pen
  • Notepad
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Snack
  • Money
  • Face mask

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

There’s lots of information about your course on your Course Moodle page. Check out the ‘Start Here’ section for an overview of Welcome Week and information on your pre-arrival activity, which you should complete to help you prepare for your course.

Moodle – MA Fashion Media Masters Programme

Your Student Success Adviser team

Your Student Success Adviser team is here to support you throughout your journey. They're based within your Faculty and provide support for student welfare, run events throughout the year, and can help you access services and wider university support networks.

Get in touch with your Student Success Adviser team:

ADM - Contact the team on admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk or connect with the team on Moodle or Instagram.

Social media accounts

Make sure to keep up to date and follow us on all our social media!

Course Social Media

Instagram

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

Mentors

Level Up+ Mentors are current students who are there to help you and answer all your questions about university life. The Level Up+ programme is about supporting your transition into university, no matter what your experience or background, so you feel confident and ready for the challenges ahead. The Mentors are there to talk to, offer advice and share their experiences to help you settle in. You will receive either a phone call or a video message from one of our mentors in the lead up to Welcome Week to check you have all the information you need.

International students

We expect all international students to arrive in the UK and engage with their studies for Semester 1 from week 1 (w/c 19 September).

The final deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (w/c 10 October).

Please check the guidelines on entering the UK from your country or territory before planning your journey.

***

Further information you may find useful

  • International students with any queries about tuition fees, visa, healthcare, CV, applications and interviews, etc. can find more information on our International Office iCity page.
  • International students can find more information about induction and the international welcome here.
  • The Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) help with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.
  • For course queries contact your school office.
  • Mental health and wellbeing support can be accessed here and disability support and advice here.
  • Financial support and support services can be found here.
  • Student Union and Student Advice services are also available to all students.

MA Fashion Management and MA Luxury Brand Management

Course location

Exterior of the parkside building

Parkside Building, City Centre Campus (Room numbers start with P)

Start date

All students should attend campus during Welcome Week, which begins on Monday 12 September. Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. There will also be plenty of social activities to help you settle in and make new friends.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole term, including Welcome Week at the beginning of September. This will be available on iCity or the iBCU App.

See your timetable

You can also download the University Assistant app and sign up with your course details for updates on Welcome Week.

Your Faculty and School

Your course is part of our Birmingham School of Fashion and Textiles, within the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media.

Your School Office is your first point of enquiry during your time with us. You can find them at:

Parkside Building, P304
+44 (0)121 300 4115
FashionAndTextilesProgrammeAdmin@bcu.ac.uk

Course Leader(s)
Barry-Batson_staff-profile

Barry Batson

Welcome message

You are joining a globally renowned provider of fashion and textiles education.

We have a rich history dating back to the 19th century, and today, we are renowned for our students’ achievements, innovative research and partnerships with industry.

Our courses address the needs of global fashion and textiles industries, and you will be welcomed into a genuinely creative, collaborative and international student community.

A high value is attained on our postgraduate students being able to reach their full potential academically, while at the same time developing as a mature, motivated and confident individual. The University prides itself on its student-centred approach and as such has established world-class standards for academic support and research supervision.

As postgraduate students, you will actively be encouraged to provide regular feedback to the University about your experience here.

As Course Leader, I value the information provided in the student lead staff/student forums and make use of the feedback and suggestions contributed by students to review and enhance our provision.

Finally, it is with pleasure that we welcome you to the course and to the exciting challenge of being a postgraduate student.

My team and I look forward to working with you, supporting you and ensuring that you reach your full potential as a Birmingham City University student.

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

You are required to have your ID card visible at all times when on campus, so if you have received yours before your first day, ensure you bring this with you. If you enrolled late you will need to collect one on campus during your first few days.

In order to complete your enrolment you will need the following:

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable (you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment.)

International students

As well as the items listed above, you should also bring the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

What else? The rest is up to you, there is a shop, café, pub, computer access and water fountains on campus, but we recommend on your first day you bring the following:

  • Pen
  • Notepad
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Snack
  • Money
  • Face mask

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

There’s lots of information about your course on your Course Moodle page. Check out the ‘Start Here’ section for an overview of Welcome Week and information on your pre-arrival activity, which you should complete to help you prepare for your course.

Moodle – MA Fashion Management

Moodle – MA Luxury Brand Management

Your Student Success Adviser team

Your Student Success Adviser team is here to support you throughout your journey. They're based within your Faculty and provide support for student welfare, run events throughout the year, and can help you access services and wider university support networks.

Get in touch with your Student Success Adviser team:

ADM - Contact the team on admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk or connect with the team on Moodle or Instagram.

Social media accounts

Make sure to keep up to date and follow us on all our social media!

Course Social Media

Fashion Management Instagram
Luxury Brand Management Instagram

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

Mentors

Level Up+ Mentors are current students who are there to help you and answer all your questions about university life. The Level Up+ programme is about supporting your transition into university, no matter what your experience or background, so you feel confident and ready for the challenges ahead. The Mentors are there to talk to, offer advice and share their experiences to help you settle in. You will receive either a phone call or a video message from one of our mentors in the lead up to Welcome Week to check you have all the information you need.

International students

We expect all international students to arrive in the UK and engage with their studies for Semester 1 from week 1 (w/c 19 September).

The final deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (w/c 10 October).

Please check the guidelines on entering the UK from your country or territory before planning your journey.

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Further information you may find useful

  • International students with any queries about tuition fees, visa, healthcare, CV, applications and interviews, etc. can find more information on our International Office iCity page.
  • International students can find more information about induction and the international welcome here.
  • The Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) help with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.
  • For course queries contact your school office.
  • Mental health and wellbeing support can be accessed here and disability support and advice here.
  • Financial support and support services can be found here.
  • Student Union and Student Advice services are also available to all students.

Fashion and Textiles Design Masters Programme (FTDMP)

Courses
  • MA Fashion Design
  • MA Textile and Surface Design
Course location

Exterior of the parkside building

Parkside Building, City Centre Campus (Room numbers start with P)

Start date

All students should attend campus during Welcome Week, which begins on Monday 12 September. Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. There will also be plenty of social activities to help you settle in and make new friends.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole term, including Welcome Week at the beginning of September. This will be available on iCity or the iBCU App.

See your timetable

You can also download the University Assistant app and sign up with your course details for updates on Welcome Week.

Your Faculty and School

Your course is part of our Birmingham School of Fashion and Textiles, within the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media.

Your School Office is your first point of enquiry during your time with us. You can find them at:

Parkside Building, P304
+44 (0)121 300 4115
FashionAndTextilesProgrammeAdmin@bcu.ac.uk

Course Leader(s)

Jasbir Kaur

Welcome message

Hi there,

I hope you are excited to join us for induction week! The MA staff team and I are looking forward to meeting you all and getting to know you during your studies with us. We have lots of fun and engaging activities planned to help you find your way around the school, campus and city.

Best wishes,

Jasbir

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

You are required to have your ID card visible at all times when on campus, so if you have received yours before your first day, ensure you bring this with you. If you enrolled late you will need to collect one on campus during your first few days.

In order to complete your enrolment you will need the following:

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable (you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment.)

International students

As well as the items listed above, you should also bring the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

What else? The rest is up to you, there is a shop, café, pub, computer access and water fountains on campus, but we recommend on your first day you bring the following:

  • Pen
  • Notepad
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Snack
  • Money
  • Face mask

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

There’s lots of information about your course on your Course Moodle page. Check out the ‘Start Here’ section for an overview of Welcome Week and information on your pre-arrival activity, which you should complete to help you prepare for your course.

Moodle – MA Fashion and Textile Design Masters Programme

Your Student Success Adviser team

Your Student Success Adviser team is here to support you throughout your journey. They're based within your Faculty and provide support for student welfare, run events throughout the year, and can help you access services and wider university support networks.

Get in touch with your Student Success Adviser team:

ADM - Contact the team on admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk or connect with the team on Moodle or Instagram.

Social media accounts

Make sure to keep up to date and follow us on all our social media!

Course Social Media

Instagram

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

Mentors

Level Up+ Mentors are current students who are there to help you and answer all your questions about university life. The Level Up+ programme is about supporting your transition into university, no matter what your experience or background, so you feel confident and ready for the challenges ahead. The Mentors are there to talk to, offer advice and share their experiences to help you settle in. You will receive either a phone call or a video message from one of our mentors in the lead up to Welcome Week to check you have all the information you need.

International students

We expect all international students to arrive in the UK and engage with their studies for Semester 1 from week 1 (w/c 19 September).

The final deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (w/c 10 October).

Please check the guidelines on entering the UK from your country or territory before planning your journey.

***

Further information you may find useful

  • International students with any queries about tuition fees, visa, healthcare, CV, applications and interviews, etc. can find more information on our International Office iCity page.
  • International students can find more information about induction and the international welcome here.
  • The Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) help with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.
  • For course queries contact your school office.
  • Mental health and wellbeing support can be accessed here and disability support and advice here.
  • Financial support and support services can be found here.
  • Student Union and Student Advice services are also available to all students.

MA Jewellery and Related Products

Course location

School of Jewellery (Room numbers start with CSJ)

Start date

All students should attend campus during Welcome Week, which begins on Monday 12 September. Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. There will also be plenty of social activities to help you settle in and make new friends.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole term, including Welcome Week at the beginning of September. This will be available on iCity or the iBCU App.

See your timetable

You can also download the University Assistant app and sign up with your course details for updates on Welcome Week.

Your Faculty and School

Your course is part of our Birmingham School of Jewellery, within the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media.

Your School Office is your first point of enquiry during your time with us. You can find them at:

Vittoria Street, Ground Floor, Admin Office
+44 (0)121 331 6477
JewelleryProgrammeAdmin@bcu.ac.uk

Course Leader(s)

Sian Hindle

Welcome message

Welcome! We’re looking forward to meeting you in September. Our welcome week activities are designed to help you to get to know the staff team and your peers on the course and to find your way around our school and the Jewellery Quarter.

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

You are required to have your ID card visible at all times when on campus, so if you have received yours before your first day, ensure you bring this with you. If you enrolled late you will need to collect one on campus during your first few days.

In order to complete your enrolment you will need the following:

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable (you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment.)

International students

As well as the items listed above, you should also bring the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

What else? The rest is up to you, there is a shop, café, pub, computer access and water fountains on campus, but we recommend on your first day you bring the following:

  • Pen
  • Notepad
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Snack
  • Money
  • Face mask

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

There’s lots of information about your course on your Course Moodle page. Check out the ‘Start Here’ section for an overview of Welcome Week and information on your pre-arrival activity, which you should complete to help you prepare for your course.

Moodle – MA Jewellery and Related Products

Your Student Success Adviser team

Your Student Success Adviser team is here to support you throughout your journey. They're based within your Faculty and provide support for student welfare, run events throughout the year, and can help you access services and wider university support networks.

Get in touch with your Student Success Adviser team:

ADM - Contact the team on admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk or connect with the team on Moodle or Instagram.

Social media accounts

Make sure to keep up to date and follow us on all our social media!

Course Social Media

Twitter

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

Mentors

Level Up+ Mentors are current students who are there to help you and answer all your questions about university life. The Level Up+ programme is about supporting your transition into university, no matter what your experience or background, so you feel confident and ready for the challenges ahead. The Mentors are there to talk to, offer advice and share their experiences to help you settle in. You will receive either a phone call or a video message from one of our mentors in the lead up to Welcome Week to check you have all the information you need.

International students

We expect all international students to arrive in the UK and engage with their studies for Semester 1 from week 1 (w/c 19 September).

The final deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (w/c 10 October).

Please check the guidelines on entering the UK from your country or territory before planning your journey.

***

Further information you may find useful

  • International students with any queries about tuition fees, visa, healthcare, CV, applications and interviews, etc. can find more information on our International Office iCity page.
  • International students can find more information about induction and the international welcome here.
  • The Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) help with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.
  • For course queries contact your school office.
  • Mental health and wellbeing support can be accessed here and disability support and advice here.
  • Financial support and support services can be found here.
  • Student Union and Student Advice services are also available to all students.

GradDip Jewellery and Related Products

Course location

School of Jewellery (Room numbers start with CSJ)

Start date

All students should attend campus during Welcome Week, which begins on Monday 12 September. Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. There will also be plenty of social activities to help you settle in and make new friends.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole term, including Welcome Week at the beginning of September. This will be available on iCity or the iBCU App.

See your timetable

You can also download the University Assistant app and sign up with your course details for updates on Welcome Week.

Your Faculty and School

Your course is part of our Birmingham School of Jewellery, within the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media.

Your School Office is your first point of enquiry during your time with us. You can find them at:

Vittoria Street, Ground Floor, Admin Office
+44 (0)121 331 6477
JewelleryProgrammeAdmin@bcu.ac.uk

Course Leader(s)
Bridie Lander profile

Bridie Lander

Welcome message

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the School. During Induction Week you will be given more details about your course and the facilities that the School has to offer to support your studies. You will be introduced to your tutors and there will be an opportunity to get to know your colleagues. This is an important week with lots of information to help you in your course and gives you time to ask any questions.

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

You are required to have your ID card visible at all times when on campus, so if you have received yours before your first day, ensure you bring this with you. If you enrolled late you will need to collect one on campus during your first few days.

In order to complete your enrolment you will need the following:

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable (you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment.)

International students

As well as the items listed above, you should also bring the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

What else? The rest is up to you, there is a shop, café, pub, computer access and water fountains on campus, but we recommend on your first day you bring the following:

  • Pen
  • Notepad
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Snack
  • Money
  • Face mask

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

There’s lots of information about your course on your Course Moodle page. Check out the ‘Start Here’ section for an overview of Welcome Week and information on your pre-arrival activity, which you should complete to help you prepare for your course.

Moodle – GradDip Jewellery and Related Products

Your Student Success Adviser team

Your Student Success Adviser team is here to support you throughout your journey. They're based within your Faculty and provide support for student welfare, run events throughout the year, and can help you access services and wider university support networks.

Get in touch with your Student Success Adviser team:

ADM - Contact the team on admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk or connect with the team on Moodle or Instagram.

Social media accounts

Make sure to keep up to date and follow us on all our social media!

Course Social Media

Twitter

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

Mentors

Level Up+ Mentors are current students who are there to help you and answer all your questions about university life. The Level Up+ programme is about supporting your transition into university, no matter what your experience or background, so you feel confident and ready for the challenges ahead. The Mentors are there to talk to, offer advice and share their experiences to help you settle in. You will receive either a phone call or a video message from one of our mentors in the lead up to Welcome Week to check you have all the information you need.

International students

We expect all international students to arrive in the UK and engage with their studies for Semester 1 from week 1 (w/c 19 September).

The final deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (w/c 10 October).

Please check the guidelines on entering the UK from your country or territory before planning your journey.

***

Further information you may find useful

  • International students with any queries about tuition fees, visa, healthcare, CV, applications and interviews, etc. can find more information on our International Office iCity page.
  • International students can find more information about induction and the international welcome here.
  • The Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) help with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.
  • For course queries contact your school office.
  • Mental health and wellbeing support can be accessed here and disability support and advice here.
  • Financial support and support services can be found here.
  • Student Union and Student Advice services are also available to all students.

MA Luxury Jewellery Management

Course location

School of Jewellery (Room numbers start with CSJ)

Start date

All students should attend campus during Welcome Week, which begins on Monday 12 September. Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. There will also be plenty of social activities to help you settle in and make new friends.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole term, including Welcome Week at the beginning of September. This will be available on iCity or the iBCU App.

See your timetable

You can also download the University Assistant app and sign up with your course details for updates on Welcome Week.

Your Faculty and School

Your course is part of our Birmingham School of Jewellery, within the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media.

Your School Office is your first point of enquiry during your time with us. You can find them at:

Vittoria Street, Ground Floor, Admin Office
+44 (0)121 331 6477
JewelleryProgrammeAdmin@bcu.ac.uk

Course Leader(s)

Michela Ferraro-Cuda

Welcome message

Dear MA student,

I am very pleased to welcome you to your MA course in Luxury Jewellery Management and meet not just your course’s peers but also all the other students and tutors at the Birmingham Institute of Jewellery, Fashion and Textiles.

Come with an open mind and ready to be involved in engaging and amusing activities to help you find your way around the school and campus.

Please update your agenda with the organised inductions, they are very important for your academic year at BCU.

Be ready to be part of a very challenging competition…

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

You are required to have your ID card visible at all times when on campus, so if you have received yours before your first day, ensure you bring this with you. If you enrolled late you will need to collect one on campus during your first few days.

In order to complete your enrolment you will need the following:

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable (you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment.)

International students

As well as the items listed above, you should also bring the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

What else? The rest is up to you, there is a shop, café, pub, computer access and water fountains on campus, but we recommend on your first day you bring the following:

  • Pen
  • Notepad
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Snack
  • Money
  • Face mask

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

There’s lots of information about your course on your Course Moodle page. Check out the ‘Start Here’ section for an overview of Welcome Week and information on your pre-arrival activity, which you should complete to help you prepare for your course.

Moodle – MA Luxury Jewellery Management

Your Student Success Adviser team

Your Student Success Adviser team is here to support you throughout your journey. They're based within your Faculty and provide support for student welfare, run events throughout the year, and can help you access services and wider university support networks.

Get in touch with your Student Success Adviser team:

ADM - Contact the team on admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk or connect with the team on Moodle or Instagram.

Social media accounts

Make sure to keep up to date and follow us on all our social media!

Course Social Media

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Mentors

Level Up+ Mentors are current students who are there to help you and answer all your questions about university life. The Level Up+ programme is about supporting your transition into university, no matter what your experience or background, so you feel confident and ready for the challenges ahead. The Mentors are there to talk to, offer advice and share their experiences to help you settle in. You will receive either a phone call or a video message from one of our mentors in the lead up to Welcome Week to check you have all the information you need.

International students

We expect all international students to arrive in the UK and engage with their studies for Semester 1 from week 1 (w/c 19 September).

The final deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (w/c 10 October).

Please check the guidelines on entering the UK from your country or territory before planning your journey.

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Further information you may find useful

  • International students with any queries about tuition fees, visa, healthcare, CV, applications and interviews, etc. can find more information on our International Office iCity page.
  • International students can find more information about induction and the international welcome here.
  • The Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) help with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.
  • For course queries contact your school office.
  • Mental health and wellbeing support can be accessed here and disability support and advice here.
  • Financial support and support services can be found here.
  • Student Union and Student Advice services are also available to all students.

MSc Gemmology

Course location

School of Jewellery (Room numbers start with CSJ)

Start date

All students should attend campus during Welcome Week, which begins on Monday 12 September. Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. There will also be plenty of social activities to help you settle in and make new friends.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole term, including Welcome Week at the beginning of September. This will be available on iCity or the iBCU App.

See your timetable

You can also download the University Assistant app and sign up with your course details for updates on Welcome Week.

Your Faculty and School

Your course is part of our Birmingham School of Jewellery, within the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media.

Your School Office is your first point of enquiry during your time with us. You can find them at:

Vittoria Street, Ground Floor, Admin Office
+44 (0)121 331 6477
JewelleryProgrammeAdmin@bcu.ac.uk

Course Leader(s)

Andrew Fellows

Welcome message

I hope you are excited to join us for induction week! We have lots of fun and engaging activities planned to help you find your way around the school and campus and also to enable you to meet your peers and tutors.

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

You are required to have your ID card visible at all times when on campus, so if you have received yours before your first day, ensure you bring this with you. If you enrolled late you will need to collect one on campus during your first few days.

In order to complete your enrolment you will need the following:

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable (you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment.)

International students

As well as the items listed above, you should also bring the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

What else? The rest is up to you, there is a shop, café, pub, computer access and water fountains on campus, but we recommend on your first day you bring the following:

  • Pen
  • Notepad
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Snack
  • Money
  • Face mask

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

There’s lots of information about your course on your Course Moodle page. Check out the ‘Start Here’ section for an overview of Welcome Week and information on your pre-arrival activity, which you should complete to help you prepare for your course.

Moodle – MSc Gemmology

Your Student Success Adviser team

Your Student Success Adviser team is here to support you throughout your journey. They're based within your Faculty and provide support for student welfare, run events throughout the year, and can help you access services and wider university support networks.

Get in touch with your Student Success Adviser team:

ADM - Contact the team on admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk or connect with the team on Moodle or Instagram.

Social media accounts

Make sure to keep up to date and follow us on all our social media!

SSA Social Media

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Mentors

Level Up+ Mentors are current students who are there to help you and answer all your questions about university life. The Level Up+ programme is about supporting your transition into university, no matter what your experience or background, so you feel confident and ready for the challenges ahead. The Mentors are there to talk to, offer advice and share their experiences to help you settle in. You will receive either a phone call or a video message from one of our mentors in the lead up to Welcome Week to check you have all the information you need.

International Students

We expect all international students to arrive in the UK and engage with their studies for Semester 1 from week 1 (w/c 19 September).

The final deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (w/c 10 October).

Please check the guidelines on entering the UK from your country or territory before planning your journey.

***

Further information you may find useful

  • International students with any queries about tuition fees, visa, healthcare, CV, applications and interviews, etc. can find more information on our International Office iCity page.
  • International students can find more information about induction and the international welcome here.
  • The Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) help with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.
  • For course queries contact your school office.
  • Mental health and wellbeing support can be accessed here and disability support and advice here.
  • Financial support and support services can be found here.
  • Student Union and Student Advice services are also available to all students.

Birmingham School of Media - All MA courses

Courses

This information applies to students of the following courses:

  • MA Data Journalism
  • MA Events, Festivals and Exhibition Management
  • MA Media and Cultural Studies
  • MA Media Production
  • MA Multiplatform and Mobile Journalism
  • MA Public Relations
Course location

Exterior of the parkside building

Parkside Building, City Centre Campus (Room numbers start with P)

Start date

All students should attend campus during Welcome Week, which begins on Monday 12 September. Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. There will also be plenty of social activities to help you settle in and make new friends.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole term, including Welcome Week at the beginning of September. This will be available on iCity or the iBCU App.

See your timetable

You can also download the University Assistant app and sign up with your course details for updates on Welcome Week.

Your Faculty and School

Your course is part of our Birmingham Birmingham School of Media, within the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media.

Your School Office is your first point of enquiry during your time with us. You can find them at:

Millennium Point, MP360
+44 (0)121 331 5719
Media.Programme.Administration@bcu.ac.uk

Course Leader(s)

Paul Bradshaw - Data Journalism and Multiplatform and Mobile Journalism

A profile picture of Duncan Sedgwick

Duncan Sedgwick - Events, Festivals and Exhibition Management

Poppy Wilde

Poppy Wilde - Media and Cultural Studies

A profile picture of Sam Coley

Dr. Sam Coley - Media Production

Philip Young

Philip Young - Public Relations

Welcome message

I hope you are excited to join us for induction week! We have lots of engaging activities planned to help you find your way around the school and campus and also to enable you to meet your peers and tutors.

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

You are required to have your ID card visible at all times when on campus, so if you have received yours before your first day, ensure you bring this with you. If you enrolled late you will need to collect one on campus during your first few days.

In order to complete your enrolment you will need the following:

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable (you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment.)

International students

As well as the items listed above, you should also bring the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

What else? The rest is up to you, there is a shop, café, pub, computer access and water fountains on campus, but we recommend on your first day you bring the following:

  • Pen
  • Notepad
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Snack
  • Money
  • Face mask

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

There’s lots of information about your course on your Course Moodle page. Check out the ‘Start Here’ section for an overview of Welcome Week and information on your pre-arrival activity, which you should complete to help you prepare for your course.

Moodle - MA Data Journalism

Moodle - MA Events, Festivals and Exhibitions Management

Moodle - MA Media and Cultural Studies

Moodle - MA Media Production

Moodle - MA Multiplatform and Mobile Journalism

Moodle - MA Public Relations

Your Student Success Adviser team

Your Student Success Adviser team is here to support you throughout your journey. They're based within your Faculty and provide support for student welfare, run events throughout the year, and can help you access services and wider university support networks.

Get in touch with your Student Success Adviser team:

ADM - Contact the team on admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk or connect with the team on Moodle or Instagram.

Social media accounts

Make sure to keep up to date and follow us on all our social media!

Course Social Media

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Mentors

Level Up+ Mentors are current students who are there to help you and answer all your questions about university life. The Level Up+ programme is about supporting your transition into university, no matter what your experience or background, so you feel confident and ready for the challenges ahead. The Mentors are there to talk to, offer advice and share their experiences to help you settle in. You will receive either a phone call or a video message from one of our mentors in the lead up to Welcome Week to check you have all the information you need.

International students

We expect all international students to arrive in the UK and engage with their studies for Semester 1 from week 1 (w/c 19 September).

The final deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (w/c 10 October).

Please check the guidelines on entering the UK from your country or territory before planning your journey.

***

Further information you may find useful

  • International students with any queries about tuition fees, visa, healthcare, CV, applications and interviews, etc. can find more information on our International Office iCity page.
  • International students can find more information about induction and the international welcome here.
  • The Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) help with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.
  • For course queries contact your school office.
  • Mental health and wellbeing support can be accessed here and disability support and advice here.
  • Financial support and support services can be found here.
  • Student Union and Student Advice services are also available to all students.

All postgraduate music courses

Course location

Exterior of the RBC

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, City Centre Campus (Room numbers start with RBC)

Start date

All students should attend campus during Welcome Week, which begins on Monday 12 September. Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. There will also be plenty of social activities to help you settle in and make new friends.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole term, including Welcome Week at the beginning of September. This will be available on iCity or the iBCU App.

See your timetable

You can also download the University Assistant app and sign up with your course details for updates on Welcome Week.

Your Faculty and School

Your course is part of our Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, within the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media.

Your School Office is your first point of enquiry during your time with us. You can find them at:

Millennium Point, MP290
+44 (0)121 331 5901
ConservatoireCourseAdmin@bcu.ac.uk

Course Leader(s)
Luan Shaw PhD image

Luan Shaw

Welcome message

We’re delighted that you are coming to study one of our postgraduate courses at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in September! Do ensure you read all materials we send you ahead of your arrival and familiarise yourself with the course structure and option module lists on our website.

As part of her role as Assistant Director of Postgraduate Studies, Beetung Goo leads a mentoring programme for our international students that involves overseeing pastoral and academic support, helping you to adapt swiftly to living and studying in the UK. You are welcome to contact Bee with your pre-arrival queries. If you are an Advanced Postgraduate Diploma (APD) or MA Musicology student, Siân Derry is your course director and you can contact her with any queries:

With all best wishes for a great summer!

Luan, Siân and Bee

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

You are required to have your ID card visible at all times when on campus, so if you have received yours before your first day, ensure you bring this with you. If you enrolled late you will need to collect one on campus during your first few days.

In order to complete your enrolment you will need the following:

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable (you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment.)

International students

As well as the items listed above, you should also bring the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

What else? The rest is up to you, there is a shop, café, pub, computer access and water fountains on campus, but we recommend on your first day you bring the following:

  • Pen
  • Notepad
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Snack
  • Money
  • Face mask

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Your Student Success Adviser team

Your Student Success Adviser team is here to support you throughout your journey. They're based within your Faculty and provide support for student welfare, run events throughout the year, and can help you access services and wider university support networks.

Get in touch with your Student Success Adviser team:

ADM - Contact the team on admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk or connect with the team on Moodle or Instagram.

Social media accounts

Make sure to keep up to date and follow us on all our social media!

Course Social Media

Facebook

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

Mentors

Level Up+ Mentors are current students who are there to help you and answer all your questions about university life. The Level Up+ programme is about supporting your transition into university, no matter what your experience or background, so you feel confident and ready for the challenges ahead. The Mentors are there to talk to, offer advice and share their experiences to help you settle in. You will receive either a phone call or a video message from one of our mentors in the lead up to Welcome Week to check you have all the information you need.

International students

We expect all international students to arrive in the UK and engage with their studies for Semester 1 from week 1 (w/c 19 September).

The final deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (w/c 10 October).

Please check the guidelines on entering the UK from your country or territory before planning your journey.

***

Further information you may find useful

  • International students with any queries about tuition fees, visa, healthcare, CV, applications and interviews, etc. can find more information on our International Office iCity page.
  • International students can find more information about induction and the international welcome here.
  • The Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) help with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.
  • For course queries contact your school office.
  • Mental health and wellbeing support can be accessed here and disability support and advice here.
  • Financial support and support services can be found here.
  • Student Union and Student Advice services are also available to all students.

MA / MSc Video Game Development

Course location

Exterior of the Curzon building

Curzon Building, City Centre Campus (Room numbers start with C)

Start date

All students should attend campus during Welcome Week, which begins on Monday 12 September. Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. There will also be plenty of social activities to help you settle in and make new friends.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole term, including Welcome Week at the beginning of September. This will be available on iCity or the iBCU App.

See your timetable

You can also download the University Assistant app and sign up with your course details for updates on Welcome Week.

Your Faculty and School

Your course is part of our Birmingham School of Games, Film and Animation, within the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media.

Your School Office is your first point of enquiry during your time with us. You can find them at:

Parkside Building, P404
+44 (0)121 202 8518
gamesfilmanimation@bcu.ac.uk

Course Leader(s)
A profile picture of Zuby Ahmed

Zuby Ahmed

Welcome message

I want to wish you a very warm welcome to MA Video Game Development, also known as Gamer Camp: Pro; developing the next generation video game artists. Treat this like your first job in a game development studio.

This course provides fresh games programmers with key code, tools, production and engine skills needed to successfully navigate through the challenges and pitfalls of delivering game products within a demanding and rapidly evolving business and development environment.

Our diverse team of academics, specialists and industry mentors are looking forward to providing you with a wide range of experience in development, enabling you to succeed in the AAA, indie, emerging casual, social or mobile game development environment.

You’ll join the course as an already capable and committed programmer, that’s why you’ve been offered a place. On the course you’ll be led by Senior Lecturer Zafar Qamar. Zafar is a vastly experienced developer with 20+ years of experience, he has worked with some of the best game developers in the UK on PC, console and mobile projects. We’ll cover code and engine technology topics in classes but expect most your time on the course to be spent with fellow developers; coders, artists, producers, designers developing game products. Enjoy it, it’s game dev!

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

You are required to have your ID card visible at all times when on campus, so if you have received yours before your first day, ensure you bring this with you. If you enrolled late you will need to collect one on campus during your first few days.

In order to complete your enrolment you will need the following:

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable (you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment.)

International students

As well as the items listed above, you should also bring the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

What else? The rest is up to you, there is a shop, café, pub, computer access and water fountains on campus, but we recommend on your first day you bring the following:

  • Pen
  • Notepad
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Snack
  • Money
  • Face mask

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

There’s lots of information about your course on your Course Moodle page. Check out the ‘Start Here’ section for an overview of Welcome Week and information on your pre-arrival activity, which you should complete to help you prepare for your course.

Moodle – MA / MSc Video Game Development

Your Student Success Adviser team

Your Student Success Adviser team is here to support you throughout your journey. They're based within your Faculty and provide support for student welfare, run events throughout the year, and can help you access services and wider university support networks.

Get in touch with your Student Success Adviser team:

ADM - Contact the team on admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk or connect with the team on Moodle or Instagram.

Social media accounts

Make sure to keep up to date and follow us on all our social media!

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

Mentors

Level Up+ Mentors are current students who are there to help you and answer all your questions about university life. The Level Up+ programme is about supporting your transition into university, no matter what your experience or background, so you feel confident and ready for the challenges ahead. The Mentors are there to talk to, offer advice and share their experiences to help you settle in. You will receive either a phone call or a video message from one of our mentors in the lead up to Welcome Week to check you have all the information you need.

International students

We expect all international students to arrive in the UK and engage with their studies for Semester 1 from week 1 (w/c 19 September).

The final deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (w/c 10 October).

Please check the guidelines on entering the UK from your country or territory before planning your journey.

***

Further information you may find useful

  • International students with any queries about tuition fees, visa, healthcare, CV, applications and interviews, etc. can find more information on our International Office iCity page.
  • International students can find more information about induction and the international welcome here.
  • The Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) help with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.
  • For course queries contact your school office.
  • Mental health and wellbeing support can be accessed here and disability support and advice here.
  • Financial support and support services can be found here.
  • Student Union and Student Advice services are also available to all students.

MSc Video Game Enterprise, Production and Design

Course location

Exterior of the Curzon building

Curzon Building, City Centre Campus (Room numbers start with C)

Start date

All students should attend campus during Welcome Week, which begins on Monday 12 September. Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. There will also be plenty of social activities to help you settle in and make new friends.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole term, including Welcome Week at the beginning of September. This will be available on iCity or the iBCU App.

See your timetable

You can also download the University Assistant app and sign up with your course details for updates on Welcome Week.

Your Faculty and School

Your course is part of our Birmingham School of Games, Film and Animation, within the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media.

Your School Office is your first point of enquiry during your time with us. You can find them at:

Parkside Building, P404
+44 (0)121 202 8518
gamesfilmanimation@bcu.ac.uk

Course Leader(s)
A profile picture of Zuby Ahmed

Zuby Ahmed

Welcome message

Hi there,

I want to wish you a very warm welcome to MSc Video Game Enterprise & Production, also known as Gamer Camp: Biz; developing the next generation video game entrepreneurs.

This course provides budding games entrepreneurs and producers with all the key production and business skills needed to successfully navigate through the challenges and pitfalls of setting up a technology company and delivering game products within a demanding and rapidly evolving business environment.

Our diverse team of academics, specialists and industry mentors are looking forward to providing you with a wide range of experience in development, project management, production, games business models, marketing for video game products and game design, enabling you to succeed in the emerging casual, social and mobile game business market.

Game disciplines such as code, art and design will be covered providing a solid understanding of games development roles and activities. Video Games project delivery, product management and business will be covered and you will have the opportunity to put newly learnt skills and knowledge into practice by taking up a placement with a games development company to work on project delivery and/or setting up your own games business.

The Gamer Camp team, together with our partners Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, Codemasters, Exient, Microsoft Rare, Sumo Digital, Lab 42, SmashMouth Games, and Aardvark Swift (recruiters), warmly welcome you to Gamer Camp.

Finally, I hope you are excited to join us for induction week! We have lots of fun and engaging activities planned to help you find your way around the school and campus and also to enable you to meet your peers and tutors.

I look forward to meeting you and helping you in achieving your academic and career goals.

Zuby

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

You are required to have your ID card visible at all times when on campus, so if you have received yours before your first day, ensure you bring this with you. If you enrolled late you will need to collect one on campus during your first few days.

In order to complete your enrolment you will need the following:

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable (you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment.)

International students

As well as the items listed above, you should also bring the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

What else? The rest is up to you, there is a shop, café, pub, computer access and water fountains on campus, but we recommend on your first day you bring the following:

  • Pen
  • Notepad
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Snack
  • Money
  • Face mask

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

There’s lots of information about your course on your Course Moodle page. Check out the ‘Start Here’ section for an overview of Welcome Week and information on your pre-arrival activity, which you should complete to help you prepare for your course.

Moodle – MSc Video Game Enterprise, Production and Design

Your Student Success Adviser team

Your Student Success Adviser team is here to support you throughout your journey. They're based within your Faculty and provide support for student welfare, run events throughout the year, and can help you access services and wider university support networks.

Get in touch with your Student Success Adviser team:

ADM - Contact the team on admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk or connect with the team on Moodle or Instagram.

Social media accounts

Make sure to keep up to date and follow us on all our social media!

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

Mentors

Level Up+ Mentors are current students who are there to help you and answer all your questions about university life. The Level Up+ programme is about supporting your transition into university, no matter what your experience or background, so you feel confident and ready for the challenges ahead. The Mentors are there to talk to, offer advice and share their experiences to help you settle in. You will receive either a phone call or a video message from one of our mentors in the lead up to Welcome Week to check you have all the information you need.

International students

We expect all international students to arrive in the UK and engage with their studies for Semester 1 from week 1 (w/c 19 September).

The final deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (w/c 10 October).

Please check the guidelines on entering the UK from your country or territory before planning your journey.

***

Further information you may find useful

  • International students with any queries about tuition fees, visa, healthcare, CV, applications and interviews, etc. can find more information on our International Office iCity page.
  • International students can find more information about induction and the international welcome here.
  • The Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) help with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.
  • For course queries contact your school office.
  • Mental health and wellbeing support can be accessed here and disability support and advice here.
  • Financial support and support services can be found here.
  • Student Union and Student Advice services are also available to all students.

MA Film Distribution and Marketing

Course location

Exterior of the Curzon building

Curzon Building, City Centre Campus (Room numbers start with C)

Start date

All students should attend campus during Welcome Week, which begins on Monday 12 September. Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. There will also be plenty of social activities to help you settle in and make new friends.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole term, including Welcome Week at the beginning of September. This will be available on iCity or the iBCU App.

See your timetable

You can also download the University Assistant app and sign up with your course details for updates on Welcome Week.

Your Faculty and School

Your course is part of our Birmingham School of Games, Film and Animation, within the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media.

Your School Office is your first point of enquiry during your time with us. You can find them at:

Parkside Building, P404
+44 (0)121 202 8518
gamesfilmanimation@bcu.ac.uk

Course Leader(s)
A profile picture of Eugenio Triana

Eugenio Triana

Welcome message

Welcome to your induction week. I will be showing you how to navigate your year with us and introduce you to the expectations and goals we have for the course.

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

You are required to have your ID card visible at all times when on campus, so if you have received yours before your first day, ensure you bring this with you. If you enrolled late you will need to collect one on campus during your first few days.

In order to complete your enrolment you will need the following:

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable (you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment.)

International students

As well as the items listed above, you should also bring the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

What else? The rest is up to you, there is a shop, café, pub, computer access and water fountains on campus, but we recommend on your first day you bring the following:

  • Pen
  • Notepad
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Snack
  • Money
  • Face mask

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

There’s lots of information about your course on your Course Moodle page. Check out the ‘Start Here’ section for an overview of Welcome Week and information on your pre-arrival activity, which you should complete to help you prepare for your course.

Moodle – MA Film Distribution and Marketing

Your Student Success Adviser team

Your Student Success Adviser team is here to support you throughout your journey. They're based within your Faculty and provide support for student welfare, run events throughout the year, and can help you access services and wider university support networks.

Get in touch with your Student Success Adviser team:

ADM - Contact the team on admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk or connect with the team on Moodle or Instagram.

Social media accounts

Make sure to keep up to date and follow us on all our social media!

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

Instagram
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Mentors

Level Up+ Mentors are current students who are there to help you and answer all your questions about university life. The Level Up+ programme is about supporting your transition into university, no matter what your experience or background, so you feel confident and ready for the challenges ahead. The Mentors are there to talk to, offer advice and share their experiences to help you settle in. You will receive either a phone call or a video message from one of our mentors in the lead up to Welcome Week to check you have all the information you need.

International students

We expect all international students to arrive in the UK and engage with their studies for Semester 1 from week 1 (w/c 19 September).

The final deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (w/c 10 October).

Please check the guidelines on entering the UK from your country or territory before planning your journey.

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Further information you may find useful

  • International students with any queries about tuition fees, visa, healthcare, CV, applications and interviews, etc. can find more information on our International Office iCity page.
  • International students can find more information about induction and the international welcome here.
  • The Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) help with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.
  • For course queries contact your school office.
  • Mental health and wellbeing support can be accessed here and disability support and advice here.
  • Financial support and support services can be found here.
  • Student Union and Student Advice services are also available to all students.

MA Creativity, Making and Innovation Practice

Course location

Exterior of the Curzon building

Curzon Building, City Centre Campus (Room numbers start with C)

Start date

All students should attend campus during Welcome Week, which begins on Monday 12 September. Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. There will also be plenty of social activities to help you settle in and make new friends.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole term, including Welcome Week at the beginning of September. This will be available on iCity or the iBCU App.

See your timetable

You can also download the University Assistant app and sign up with your course details for updates on Welcome Week.

Your Faculty and School

Your course is part of our Birmingham School of Games, Film and Animation, within the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media.

Your School Office is your first point of enquiry during your time with us. You can find them at:

Parkside Building, P404
+44 (0)121 202 8518
gamesfilmanimation@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

We’re looking forward to meeting you for Welcome Week, and hope you are excited to join us! During the week there will be a range of activities and opportunities to meet your new peers and tutors, as well as hearing more about your course, the University and Birmingham.

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

You are required to have your ID card visible at all times when on campus, so if you have received yours before your first day, ensure you bring this with you. If you enrolled late you will need to collect one on campus during your first few days.

In order to complete your enrolment you will need the following:

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable (you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment.)

International students

As well as the items listed above, you should also bring the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

What else? The rest is up to you, there is a shop, café, pub, computer access and water fountains on campus, but we recommend on your first day you bring the following:

  • Pen
  • Notepad
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Snack
  • Money
  • Face mask

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Your Student Success Adviser team

Your Student Success Adviser team is here to support you throughout your journey. They're based within your Faculty and provide support for student welfare, run events throughout the year, and can help you access services and wider university support networks.

Get in touch with your Student Success Adviser team:

ADM - Contact the team on admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk or connect with the team on Moodle or Instagram.

Social media accounts

Make sure to keep up to date and follow us on all our social media!

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

Mentors

Level Up+ Mentors are current students who are there to help you and answer all your questions about university life. The Level Up+ programme is about supporting your transition into university, no matter what your experience or background, so you feel confident and ready for the challenges ahead. The Mentors are there to talk to, offer advice and share their experiences to help you settle in. You will receive either a phone call or a video message from one of our mentors in the lead up to Welcome Week to check you have all the information you need.

International students

We expect all international students to arrive in the UK and engage with their studies for Semester 1 from week 1 (w/c 19 September).

The final deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (w/c 10 October).

Please check the guidelines on entering the UK from your country or territory before planning your journey.

***

Further information you may find useful

  • International students with any queries about tuition fees, visa, healthcare, CV, applications and interviews, etc. can find more information on our International Office iCity page.
  • International students can find more information about induction and the international welcome here.
  • The Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) help with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.
  • For course queries contact your school office.
  • Mental health and wellbeing support can be accessed here and disability support and advice here.
  • Financial support and support services can be found here.
  • Student Union and Student Advice services are also available to all students.

MA / MSc Future Media

Course location

Exterior of the parkside building

Parkside Building, City Centre Campus (Room numbers start with P)

Start date

All students should attend campus during Welcome Week, which begins on Monday 12 September. Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. There will also be plenty of social activities to help you settle in and make new friends.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole term, including Welcome Week at the beginning of September. This will be available on iCity or the iBCU App.

See your timetable

You can also download the University Assistant app and sign up with your course details for updates on Welcome Week.

Your Faculty and School

Your course is part of our School of Visual Communication, within the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media.

Your School Office is your first point of enquiry during your time with us. You can find them at:

Parkside Building, P404
+44 (0)121 202 8518
VisualCommunicationProgrammeAdmin@bcu.ac.uk

Course Leader(s)
A profile picture of Mike Villiers Stuart

Mike Villiers-Stuart

Welcome message

Hello and welcome to Birmingham City University and your postgraduate Future Media programme. You are in the Birmingham Institute of Creative Arts, which is an excellent place to be studying and making future media trends and assets. Thank you for joining us this September! It will be a great pleasure to meet you at our induction session where I will introduce the teaching team and preview some of the content and activities we’ll be engaging with over the next few months.

Mike Villiers-Stuart

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

You are required to have your ID card visible at all times when on campus, so if you have received yours before your first day, ensure you bring this with you. If you enrolled late you will need to collect one on campus during your first few days.

In order to complete your enrolment you will need the following:

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable (you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment.)

International students

As well as the items listed above, you should also bring the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

What else? The rest is up to you, there is a shop, café, pub, computer access and water fountains on campus, but we recommend on your first day you bring the following:

  • Pen
  • Notepad
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Snack
  • Money
  • Face mask

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

There’s lots of information about your course on your Course Moodle page. Check out the ‘Start Here’ section for an overview of Welcome Week and information on your pre-arrival activity, which you should complete to help you prepare for your course.

Moodle – MA / MSc Future Media

Your Student Success Adviser team

Your Student Success Adviser team is here to support you throughout your journey. They're based within your Faculty and provide support for student welfare, run events throughout the year, and can help you access services and wider university support networks.

Get in touch with your Student Success Adviser team:

ADM - Contact the team on admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk or connect with the team on Moodle or Instagram.

Social media accounts

Make sure to keep up to date and follow us on all our social media!

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

Mentors

Level Up+ Mentors are current students who are there to help you and answer all your questions about university life. The Level Up+ programme is about supporting your transition into university, no matter what your experience or background, so you feel confident and ready for the challenges ahead. The Mentors are there to talk to, offer advice and share their experiences to help you settle in. You will receive either a phone call or a video message from one of our mentors in the lead up to Welcome Week to check you have all the information you need.

International students

We expect all international students to arrive in the UK and engage with their studies for Semester 1 from week 1 (w/c 19 September).

The final deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (w/c 10 October).

Please check the guidelines on entering the UK from your country or territory before planning your journey.

***

Further information you may find useful

  • International students with any queries about tuition fees, visa, healthcare, CV, applications and interviews, etc. can find more information on our International Office iCity page.
  • International students can find more information about induction and the international welcome here.
  • The Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) help with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.
  • For course queries contact your school office.
  • Mental health and wellbeing support can be accessed here and disability support and advice here.
  • Financial support and support services can be found here.
  • Student Union and Student Advice services are also available to all students.

MA Feature Film Development

Course location

Exterior of the Curzon building

Curzon Building, City Centre Campus (Room numbers start with C)

Start date

All students should attend campus during Welcome Week, which begins on Monday 12 September. Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. There will also be plenty of social activities to help you settle in and make new friends.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole term, including Welcome Week at the beginning of September. This will be available on iCity or the iBCU App.

See your timetable

You can also download the University Assistant app and sign up with your course details for updates on Welcome Week.

Your Faculty and School

Your course is part of our Birmingham School of Games, Film and Animation, within the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media.

Your School Office is your first point of enquiry during your time with us. You can find them at:

Parkside Building, P404
+44 (0)121 202 8518
gamesfilmanimation@bcu.ac.uk

Course Leader(s)
A profile picture of Shaun Magher

Shaun Magher

Welcome message

I am looking forward to meeting you on our Induction day and introducing you to the Feature Film development team.

We have lots of activities planned to help you find your way around the school and campus and also to enable you to meet your peers and tutors.

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

You are required to have your ID card visible at all times when on campus, so if you have received yours before your first day, ensure you bring this with you. If you enrolled late you will need to collect one on campus during your first few days.

In order to complete your enrolment you will need the following:

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable (you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment.)

International students

As well as the items listed above, you should also bring the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

What else? The rest is up to you, there is a shop, café, pub, computer access and water fountains on campus, but we recommend on your first day you bring the following:

  • Pen
  • Notepad
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Snack
  • Money
  • Face mask

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

There’s lots of information about your course on your Course Moodle page. Check out the ‘Start Here’ section for an overview of Welcome Week and information on your pre-arrival activity, which you should complete to help you prepare for your course.

Moodle – MA Feature Film Development

Your Student Success Adviser team

Your Student Success Adviser team is here to support you throughout your journey. They're based within your Faculty and provide support for student welfare, run events throughout the year, and can help you access services and wider university support networks.

Get in touch with your Student Success Adviser team:

ADM - Contact the team on admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk or connect with the team on Moodle or Instagram.

Social media accounts

Make sure to keep up to date and follow us on all our social media!

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

Mentors

Level Up+ Mentors are current students who are there to help you and answer all your questions about university life. The Level Up+ programme is about supporting your transition into university, no matter what your experience or background, so you feel confident and ready for the challenges ahead. The Mentors are there to talk to, offer advice and share their experiences to help you settle in. You will receive either a phone call or a video message from one of our mentors in the lead up to Welcome Week to check you have all the information you need.

International students

We expect all international students to arrive in the UK and engage with their studies for Semester 1 from week 1 (w/c 19 September).

The final deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (w/c 10 October).

Please check the guidelines on entering the UK from your country or territory before planning your journey.

***

Further information you may find useful

  • International students with any queries about tuition fees, visa, healthcare, CV, applications and interviews, etc. can find more information on our International Office iCity page.
  • International students can find more information about induction and the international welcome here.
  • The Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) help with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.
  • For course queries contact your school office.
  • Mental health and wellbeing support can be accessed here and disability support and advice here.
  • Financial support and support services can be found here.
  • Student Union and Student Advice services are also available to all students.

MA Visual Communication

Course location

Exterior of the parkside building

Parkside Building, City Centre Campus (Room numbers start with P)

Start date

All students should attend campus during Welcome Week, which begins on Monday 12 September. Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. There will also be plenty of social activities to help you settle in and make new friends.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole term, including Welcome Week at the beginning of September. This will be available on iCity or the iBCU App.

See your timetable

You can also download the University Assistant app and sign up with your course details for updates on Welcome Week.

Your Faculty and School

Your course is part of our Birmingham School of Visual Communication, within the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media.

Your School Office is your first point of enquiry during your time with us. You can find them at:

Parkside Building, P404
+44 (0)121 202 8518
VisualCommunicationProgrammeAdmin@bcu.ac.uk

Course Leader(s)

Robert Gibb

Welcome message

Welcome to the Masters’ Degree Programme within the School of Visual Communication.

It’s a really exciting time to be studying at Masters level as there are so many ways that we can help you develop your professionalism, creativity and employability to another level.

The team and I are looking forward to helping you develop and explore your creativity and curiosity at the Masters level.

Myself and the team appreciate that making the transition to Postgraduate education can be both an exciting and a daunting prospect, but don’t worry. You have a dedicated team of industry experienced professionals and academics to guide you through the journey.

It will be a journey that we will take together.

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

You are required to have your ID card visible at all times when on campus, so if you have received yours before your first day, ensure you bring this with you. If you enrolled late you will need to collect one on campus during your first few days.

In order to complete your enrolment you will need the following:

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable (you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment.)

International students

As well as the items listed above, you should also bring the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

What else? The rest is up to you, there is a shop, café, pub, computer access and water fountains on campus, but we recommend on your first day you bring the following:

  • Pen
  • Notepad
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Snack
  • Money
  • Face mask

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

There’s lots of information about your course on your Course Moodle page. Check out the ‘Start Here’ section for an overview of Welcome Week and information on your pre-arrival activity, which you should complete to help you prepare for your course.

Moodle – MA Visual Communication

Your Student Success Adviser team

Your Student Success Adviser team is here to support you throughout your journey. They're based within your Faculty and provide support for student welfare, run events throughout the year, and can help you access services and wider university support networks.

Get in touch with your Student Success Adviser team:

ADM - Contact the team on admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk or connect with the team on Moodle or Instagram.

Social media accounts

Make sure to keep up to date and follow us on all our social media!

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

Mentors

Level Up+ Mentors are current students who are there to help you and answer all your questions about university life. The Level Up+ programme is about supporting your transition into university, no matter what your experience or background, so you feel confident and ready for the challenges ahead. The Mentors are there to talk to, offer advice and share their experiences to help you settle in. You will receive either a phone call or a video message from one of our mentors in the lead up to Welcome Week to check you have all the information you need.

International students

We expect all international students to arrive in the UK and engage with their studies for Semester 1 from week 1 (w/c 19 September).

The final deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (w/c 10 October).

Please check the guidelines on entering the UK from your country or territory before planning your journey.

***

Further information you may find useful

  • International students with any queries about tuition fees, visa, healthcare, CV, applications and interviews, etc. can find more information on our International Office iCity page.
  • International students can find more information about induction and the international welcome here.
  • The Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) help with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.
  • For course queries contact your school office.
  • Mental health and wellbeing support can be accessed here and disability support and advice here.
  • Financial support and support services can be found here.
  • Student Union and Student Advice services are also available to all students.

Research to PhD (Art and Design)

Course location

Ruskin Hall, Bournville (Room numbers start with SRU)

Start date

All students should attend campus during Welcome Week, which begins on Monday 12 September. Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. There will also be plenty of social activities to help you settle in and make new friends.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole term, including Welcome Week at the beginning of September. This will be available on iCity or the iBCU App.

See your timetable

You can also download the University Assistant app and sign up with your course details for updates on Welcome Week.

Your Faculty and School

Your course is part of our Birmingham School of Art, within the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media.

Your School Office is your first point of enquiry during your time with us. You can find them at:

Margaret Street, G19
+44 (0)121 331 5970
ArtProgrammeAdmin@bcu.ac.uk

Course Leader(s)

Your research degree programme will be supported by a number of people and departments across the University.

As a postgraduate research degree student at Birmingham City University, you will be a student of the Faculty in which your research study is focused, and your supervisory team is the primary point of contact for all academic issues. Academic and progression processes will be overseen and authorised by the Faculty Research Degrees and Environment Committee (FRDEC).

You will also be a member of the University’s Doctoral Research College (DRC). The DRC is an ‘umbrella’ team whose main focus is to administer, co-ordinate and oversee the full life cycle of the University’s research community of postgraduate research students. DRC staff work in partnership with Faculty-based staff (as well as the University’s other professional service providers) and are embedded within each faculty.

These pages provide greater detail and also means of contacting the Doctoral Research College staff who are here to help at all stages of your research degree journey.

Welcome message – from the Director of Research Excellence

Welcome to Birmingham City University and the start of your life as a postgraduate research student, a valued member of our growing research community. We recognise fully the commitment that you have made by choosing to study with us for a research degree, and we understand the support that you will need from our academic staff in faculties, our wider research community and our professional services teams to enable your success.

At Birmingham City University, we are committed to distinctive, original and rigorous research which discovers new knowledge and which delivers real-world benefits to society. Through your research and advanced practice you will discover new insights and know-how. By sharing your research outcomes effectively through publication, conference attendance and public engagement, your research could deliver meaningful societal, cultural and economic benefits on a local, national or even global scale. Increasingly our research findings are being applied by others to address national and global challenges, through interdisciplinary research teams and international collaborations.

The last UK-wide exercise to measure research quality, REF2014, judged 60 per cent of our research across 11 subject areas to be of ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ quality and our excellent Impact rating positioned us equal 55th in the Impact ranking table, demonstrating the real-world benefits of our research.

Our submission to REF2014 demonstrated how our research has been growing and included 40% more staff and 4 additional subjects compared to our submission to the previous RAE2008. Our submission to the upcoming 2021 Research Excellence framework, REF2021 will show a further increase in research coverage and staff engagement with research, increasing to 14 the subject submitted for assessment and doubling the number of research-active staff submitted, as more of our staff engage in impactful research of internationally recognised quality.

We are continuing our journey to improve still further the quality and impact of our research; to grow our research community and enhance our research culture. We summarise our research ambitions by the phrase “Better, Bigger, Broader, Bolder” and we look forward to the valuable contributions that you will make.

We hope that you will enjoy being a part of our vibrant and expanding research community and find your research degree programme to be a rewarding and challenging experience. In addition to gaining a much deeper understanding of your chosen subject area and discovering new knowledge, you will also develop a wide range of skills that will set you up for your professional life after your PhD.

Please take the time to read the information in these Welcome pages, and the links therein, as it will help you settle in to the University more efficiently. We wish you the very best of luck with your coming studies.

Professor Keith A. Osman,
Director of Research Excellence

“If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place.” - Norah Roberts

The Postgraduate Certificate in Research Practice

As you will be aware from your application and offer letter, all new research degree are expected to attend and complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Research Practice during your first year of the PhD or DBA programme (or during the second year of your EdD programme).

This course lasts one semester and aims to support you in developing the skills and competences required to successfully complete higher degree research. It is intended to complement the guidance and support you will receive from your research degree supervisory team, who will be the key part of your development as a researcher.

The course aims to:

  • Assist you in developing your individual research project through a structured programme
  • Prepare you to carry out academic work for your research degree
  • Introduce you to the research skills, practices and procedures that are essential for your postgraduate research study
  • Provide an opportunity for you to explore a range of theoretical and practical research issues and their application
  • Foster a supportive environment in which you can develop a specific area of research interest into a viable research proposal

The course serves to develop the wider research student community at Birmingham City University and enable participants to share any concerns that they may have and mutually support one another. It is important that you attend the programme both to gain the knowledge required to carry out your research degree, but also to make contacts with researchers in other faculties.

Successful completion of this programme is required in order to progress on the PhD, and attendance is compulsory for all new research students registered and will normally be studied during the first year of enrolment and completed as a precursor to the Progression Assessment Panel carried out towards the end of Year 1.

More detail on the PG Cert is available from the faculty you will be studying at. The course will take place online. More details can be found below.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Research Practice is delivered via faculty and subject specific sessions as well as common sessions (involving the wider research student community).

Your Student Success Adviser team

Your Student Success Adviser team is here to support you throughout your journey. They're based within your Faculty and provide support for student welfare, run events throughout the year, and can help you access services and wider university support networks.

Get in touch with your Student Success Adviser team:

ADM - Contact the team on admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk or connect with the team on Moodle or Instagram.

Social media accounts

Make sure to keep up to date and follow us on all our social media!

Course Social Media

BCU Research Twitter
City South PGR Hub
PGR Studio

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

International students

We expect all international students to arrive in the UK and engage with their studies for Semester 1 from week 1 (w/c 19 September).

The final deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (w/c 10 October).

Please check the guidelines on entering the UK from your country or territory before planning your journey.

***

Further information you may find useful

  • International students with any queries about tuition fees, visa, healthcare, CV, applications and interviews, etc. can find more information on our International Office iCity page.
  • International students can find more information about induction and the international welcome here.
  • The Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) help with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.
  • For course queries contact your school office.
  • Mental health and wellbeing support can be accessed here and disability support and advice here.
  • Financial support and support services can be found here.
  • Student Union and Student Advice services are also available to all students.

Research to PhD (English)

Course location

Exterior of the Curzon building

Curzon Building, City Centre Campus (Room numbers start with C)

Start date

All students should attend campus during Welcome Week, which begins on Monday 12 September. Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. There will also be plenty of social activities to help you settle in and make new friends.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole term, including Welcome Week at the beginning of September. This will be available on iCity or the iBCU App.

See your timetable

You can also download the University Assistant app and sign up with your course details for updates on Welcome Week.

Your Faculty and School

Your course is part of our Birmingham School of English, within the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media.

Your School Office is your first point of enquiry during your time with us. You can find them at:

Parkside Building, P426
+44 (0)121 202 4699
EnglishProgrammeAdmin@bcu.ac.uk

Course Leader(s)

Your research degree programme will be supported by a number of people and departments across the University.

As a postgraduate research degree student at Birmingham City University, you will be a student of the Faculty in which your research study is focused, and your supervisory team is the primary point of contact for all academic issues. Academic and progression processes will be overseen and authorised by the Faculty Research Degrees and Environment Committee (FRDEC).

You will also be a member of the University’s Doctoral Research College (DRC). The DRC is an ‘umbrella’ team whose main focus is to administer, co-ordinate and oversee the full life cycle of the University’s research community of postgraduate research students. DRC staff work in partnership with Faculty-based staff (as well as the University’s other professional service providers) and are embedded within each faculty.

These pages provide greater detail and also means of contacting the Doctoral Research College staff who are here to help at all stages of your research degree journey.

Welcome message – from the Director of Research Excellence

Welcome to Birmingham City University and the start of your life as a postgraduate research student, a valued member of our growing research community. We recognise fully the commitment that you have made by choosing to study with us for a research degree, and we understand the support that you will need from our academic staff in faculties, our wider research community and our professional services teams to enable your success.

At Birmingham City University, we are committed to distinctive, original and rigorous research which discovers new knowledge and which delivers real-world benefits to society. Through your research and advanced practice you will discover new insights and know-how. By sharing your research outcomes effectively through publication, conference attendance and public engagement, your research could deliver meaningful societal, cultural and economic benefits on a local, national or even global scale. Increasingly our research findings are being applied by others to address national and global challenges, through interdisciplinary research teams and international collaborations.

The last UK-wide exercise to measure research quality, REF2014, judged 60 per cent of our research across 11 subject areas to be of ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ quality and our excellent Impact rating positioned us equal 55th in the Impact ranking table, demonstrating the real-world benefits of our research.

Our submission to REF2014 demonstrated how our research has been growing and included 40% more staff and 4 additional subjects compared to our submission to the previous RAE2008. Our submission to the upcoming 2021 Research Excellence framework, REF2021 will show a further increase in research coverage and staff engagement with research, increasing to 14 the subject submitted for assessment and doubling the number of research-active staff submitted, as more of our staff engage in impactful research of internationally recognised quality.

We are continuing our journey to improve still further the quality and impact of our research; to grow our research community and enhance our research culture. We summarise our research ambitions by the phrase “Better, Bigger, Broader, Bolder” and we look forward to the valuable contributions that you will make.

We hope that you will enjoy being a part of our vibrant and expanding research community and find your research degree programme to be a rewarding and challenging experience. In addition to gaining a much deeper understanding of your chosen subject area and discovering new knowledge, you will also develop a wide range of skills that will set you up for your professional life after your PhD.

Please take the time to read the information in these Welcome pages, and the links therein, as it will help you settle in to the University more efficiently. We wish you the very best of luck with your coming studies.

Professor Keith A. Osman,
Director of Research Excellence

“If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place.” - Norah Roberts

The Postgraduate Certificate in Research Practice

As you will be aware from your application and offer letter, all new research degree are expected to attend and complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Research Practice during your first year of the PhD or DBA programme (or during the second year of your EdD programme).

This course lasts one semester and aims to support you in developing the skills and competences required to successfully complete higher degree research. It is intended to complement the guidance and support you will receive from your research degree supervisory team, who will be the key part of your development as a researcher.

The course aims to:

  • Assist you in developing your individual research project through a structured programme
  • Prepare you to carry out academic work for your research degree
  • Introduce you to the research skills, practices and procedures that are essential for your postgraduate research study
  • Provide an opportunity for you to explore a range of theoretical and practical research issues and their application
  • Foster a supportive environment in which you can develop a specific area of research interest into a viable research proposal

The course serves to develop the wider research student community at Birmingham City University and enable participants to share any concerns that they may have and mutually support one another. It is important that you attend the programme both to gain the knowledge required to carry out your research degree, but also to make contacts with researchers in other faculties.

Successful completion of this programme is required in order to progress on the PhD, and attendance is compulsory for all new research students registered and will normally be studied during the first year of enrolment and completed as a precursor to the Progression Assessment Panel carried out towards the end of Year 1.

More detail on the PG Cert is available from the faculty you will be studying at. The course will take place online. More details can be found below.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Research Practice is delivered via faculty and subject specific sessions as well as common sessions (involving the wider research student community).

Your Student Success Adviser team

Your Student Success Adviser team is here to support you throughout your journey. They're based within your Faculty and provide support for student welfare, run events throughout the year, and can help you access services and wider university support networks.

Get in touch with your Student Success Adviser team:

ADM - Contact the team on admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk or connect with the team on Moodle or Instagram.

Social media accounts

Make sure to keep up to date and follow us on all our social media!

Course Social Media

BCU Research Twitter
City South PGR Hub
PGR Studio

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

International students

We expect all international students to arrive in the UK and engage with their studies for Semester 1 from week 1 (w/c 19 September).

The final deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (w/c 10 October).

Please check the guidelines on entering the UK from your country or territory before planning your journey.

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Further information you may find useful

  • International students with any queries about tuition fees, visa, healthcare, CV, applications and interviews, etc. can find more information on our International Office iCity page.
  • International students can find more information about induction and the international welcome here.
  • The Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) help with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.
  • For course queries contact your school office.
  • Mental health and wellbeing support can be accessed here and disability support and advice here.
  • Financial support and support services can be found here.
  • Student Union and Student Advice services are also available to all students.

Research to PhD (Music & Performance)

Course location

Ruskin Hall, Bournville (Room numbers start with SRU)

Start date

All students should attend campus during Welcome Week, which begins on Monday 12 September. Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. There will also be plenty of social activities to help you settle in and make new friends.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole term, including Welcome Week at the beginning of September. This will be available on iCity or the iBCU App.

See your timetable

You can also download the University Assistant app and sign up with your course details for updates on Welcome Week.

Your Faculty and School

Your course is part of our Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, within the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media.

Your School Office is your first point of enquiry during your time with us. You can find them at:

Millennium Point, MP290
+44 (0)121 331 5901
ConservatoireCourseAdmin@bcu.ac.uk

Course Leader(s)

Your research degree programme will be supported by a number of people and departments across the University.

As a postgraduate research degree student at Birmingham City University, you will be a student of the Faculty in which your research study is focused, and your supervisory team is the primary point of contact for all academic issues. Academic and progression processes will be overseen and authorised by the Faculty Research Degrees and Environment Committee (FRDEC).

You will also be a member of the University’s Doctoral Research College (DRC). The DRC is an ‘umbrella’ team whose main focus is to administer, co-ordinate and oversee the full life cycle of the University’s research community of postgraduate research students. DRC staff work in partnership with Faculty-based staff (as well as the University’s other professional service providers) and are embedded within each faculty.

These pages provide greater detail and also means of contacting the Doctoral Research College staff who are here to help at all stages of your research degree journey.

Welcome message – from the Director of Research Excellence

Welcome to Birmingham City University and the start of your life as a postgraduate research student, a valued member of our growing research community. We recognise fully the commitment that you have made by choosing to study with us for a research degree, and we understand the support that you will need from our academic staff in faculties, our wider research community and our professional services teams to enable your success.

At Birmingham City University, we are committed to distinctive, original and rigorous research which discovers new knowledge and which delivers real-world benefits to society. Through your research and advanced practice you will discover new insights and know-how. By sharing your research outcomes effectively through publication, conference attendance and public engagement, your research could deliver meaningful societal, cultural and economic benefits on a local, national or even global scale. Increasingly our research findings are being applied by others to address national and global challenges, through interdisciplinary research teams and international collaborations.

The last UK-wide exercise to measure research quality, REF2014, judged 60 per cent of our research across 11 subject areas to be of ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ quality and our excellent Impact rating positioned us equal 55th in the Impact ranking table, demonstrating the real-world benefits of our research.

Our submission to REF2014 demonstrated how our research has been growing and included 40% more staff and 4 additional subjects compared to our submission to the previous RAE2008. Our submission to the upcoming 2021 Research Excellence framework, REF2021 will show a further increase in research coverage and staff engagement with research, increasing to 14 the subject submitted for assessment and doubling the number of research-active staff submitted, as more of our staff engage in impactful research of internationally recognised quality.

We are continuing our journey to improve still further the quality and impact of our research; to grow our research community and enhance our research culture. We summarise our research ambitions by the phrase “Better, Bigger, Broader, Bolder” and we look forward to the valuable contributions that you will make.

We hope that you will enjoy being a part of our vibrant and expanding research community and find your research degree programme to be a rewarding and challenging experience. In addition to gaining a much deeper understanding of your chosen subject area and discovering new knowledge, you will also develop a wide range of skills that will set you up for your professional life after your PhD.

Please take the time to read the information in these Welcome pages, and the links therein, as it will help you settle in to the University more efficiently. We wish you the very best of luck with your coming studies.

Professor Keith A. Osman,
Director of Research Excellence

“If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place.” - Norah Roberts

The Postgraduate Certificate in Research Practice

As you will be aware from your application and offer letter, all new research degree are expected to attend and complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Research Practice during your first year of the PhD or DBA programme (or during the second year of your EdD programme).

This course lasts one semester and aims to support you in developing the skills and competences required to successfully complete higher degree research. It is intended to complement the guidance and support you will receive from your research degree supervisory team, who will be the key part of your development as a researcher.

The course aims to:

  • Assist you in developing your individual research project through a structured programme
  • Prepare you to carry out academic work for your research degree
  • Introduce you to the research skills, practices and procedures that are essential for your postgraduate research study
  • Provide an opportunity for you to explore a range of theoretical and practical research issues and their application
  • Foster a supportive environment in which you can develop a specific area of research interest into a viable research proposal

The course serves to develop the wider research student community at Birmingham City University and enable participants to share any concerns that they may have and mutually support one another. It is important that you attend the programme both to gain the knowledge required to carry out your research degree, but also to make contacts with researchers in other faculties.

Successful completion of this programme is required in order to progress on the PhD, and attendance is compulsory for all new research students registered and will normally be studied during the first year of enrolment and completed as a precursor to the Progression Assessment Panel carried out towards the end of Year 1.

More detail on the PG Cert is available from the faculty you will be studying at. The course will take place online. More details can be found below.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Research Practice is delivered via faculty and subject specific sessions as well as common sessions (involving the wider research student community).

Your Student Success Adviser team

Your Student Success Adviser team is here to support you throughout your journey. They're based within your Faculty and provide support for student welfare, run events throughout the year, and can help you access services and wider university support networks.

Get in touch with your Student Success Adviser team:

ADM - Contact the team on admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk or connect with the team on Moodle or Instagram.

Social media accounts

Make sure to keep up to date and follow us on all our social media!

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Research Twitter

City South PGR Hub

PGR Studio

Mentors

Level Up+ Mentors are current students who are there to help you and answer all your questions about university life. The Level Up+ programme is about supporting your transition into university, no matter what your experience or background, so you feel confident and ready for the challenges ahead. The Mentors are there to talk to, offer advice and share their experiences to help you settle in. You will receive either a phone call or a video message from one of our mentors in the lead up to Welcome Week to check you have all the information you need.

International students

We expect all international students to arrive in the UK and engage with their studies for Semester 1 from week 1 (w/c 19 September).

The final deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (w/c 10 October).

Please check the guidelines on entering the UK from your country or territory before planning your journey.

***

Further information you may find useful

  • International students with any queries about tuition fees, visa, healthcare, CV, applications and interviews, etc. can find more information on our International Office iCity page.
  • International students can find more information about induction and the international welcome here.
  • The Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) help with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.
  • For course queries contact your school office.
  • Mental health and wellbeing support can be accessed here and disability support and advice here.
  • Financial support and support services can be found here.
  • Student Union and Student Advice services are also available to all students.

Research to PhD (Media)

Course location

Exterior of the parkside building

Parkside Building, City Centre Campus (Room numbers start with P)

Start date

All students should attend campus during Welcome Week, which begins on Monday 12 September. Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. There will also be plenty of social activities to help you settle in and make new friends.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole term, including Welcome Week at the beginning of September. This will be available on iCity or the iBCU App.

See your timetable

You can also download the University Assistant app and sign up with your course details for updates on Welcome Week.

Your Faculty and School

Your course is part of our Birmingham Birmingham School of Media, within the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media.

Your School Office is your first point of enquiry during your time with us. You can find them at:

Millennium Point, MP360
+44 (0)121 331 5719
Media.Programme.Administration@bcu.ac.uk

Course Leader(s)

Your research degree programme will be supported by a number of people and departments across the University.

As a postgraduate research degree student at Birmingham City University, you will be a student of the Faculty in which your research study is focused, and your supervisory team is the primary point of contact for all academic issues. Academic and progression processes will be overseen and authorised by the Faculty Research Degrees and Environment Committee (FRDEC).

You will also be a member of the University’s Doctoral Research College (DRC). The DRC is an ‘umbrella’ team whose main focus is to administer, co-ordinate and oversee the full life cycle of the University’s research community of postgraduate research students. DRC staff work in partnership with Faculty-based staff (as well as the University’s other professional service providers) and are embedded within each faculty.

These pages provide greater detail and also means of contacting the Doctoral Research College staff who are here to help at all stages of your research degree journey.

Welcome message – from the Director of Research Excellence

Welcome to Birmingham City University and the start of your life as a postgraduate research student, a valued member of our growing research community. We recognise fully the commitment that you have made by choosing to study with us for a research degree, and we understand the support that you will need from our academic staff in faculties, our wider research community and our professional services teams to enable your success.

At Birmingham City University, we are committed to distinctive, original and rigorous research which discovers new knowledge and which delivers real-world benefits to society. Through your research and advanced practice you will discover new insights and know-how. By sharing your research outcomes effectively through publication, conference attendance and public engagement, your research could deliver meaningful societal, cultural and economic benefits on a local, national or even global scale. Increasingly our research findings are being applied by others to address national and global challenges, through interdisciplinary research teams and international collaborations.

The last UK-wide exercise to measure research quality, REF2014, judged 60 per cent of our research across 11 subject areas to be of ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ quality and our excellent Impact rating positioned us equal 55th in the Impact ranking table, demonstrating the real-world benefits of our research.

Our submission to REF2014 demonstrated how our research has been growing and included 40% more staff and 4 additional subjects compared to our submission to the previous RAE2008. Our submission to the upcoming 2021 Research Excellence framework, REF2021 will show a further increase in research coverage and staff engagement with research, increasing to 14 the subject submitted for assessment and doubling the number of research-active staff submitted, as more of our staff engage in impactful research of internationally recognised quality.

We are continuing our journey to improve still further the quality and impact of our research; to grow our research community and enhance our research culture. We summarise our research ambitions by the phrase “Better, Bigger, Broader, Bolder” and we look forward to the valuable contributions that you will make.

We hope that you will enjoy being a part of our vibrant and expanding research community and find your research degree programme to be a rewarding and challenging experience. In addition to gaining a much deeper understanding of your chosen subject area and discovering new knowledge, you will also develop a wide range of skills that will set you up for your professional life after your PhD.

Please take the time to read the information in these Welcome pages, and the links therein, as it will help you settle in to the University more efficiently. We wish you the very best of luck with your coming studies.

Professor Keith A. Osman,
Director of Research Excellence

“If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place.” - Norah Roberts

The Postgraduate Certificate in Research Practice

As you will be aware from your application and offer letter, all new research degree are expected to attend and complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Research Practice during your first year of the PhD or DBA programme (or during the second year of your EdD programme).

This course lasts one semester and aims to support you in developing the skills and competences required to successfully complete higher degree research. It is intended to complement the guidance and support you will receive from your research degree supervisory team, who will be the key part of your development as a researcher.

The course aims to:

  • Assist you in developing your individual research project through a structured programme
  • Prepare you to carry out academic work for your research degree
  • Introduce you to the research skills, practices and procedures that are essential for your postgraduate research study
  • Provide an opportunity for you to explore a range of theoretical and practical research issues and their application
  • Foster a supportive environment in which you can develop a specific area of research interest into a viable research proposal

The course serves to develop the wider research student community at Birmingham City University and enable participants to share any concerns that they may have and mutually support one another. It is important that you attend the programme both to gain the knowledge required to carry out your research degree, but also to make contacts with researchers in other faculties.

Successful completion of this programme is required in order to progress on the PhD, and attendance is compulsory for all new research students registered and will normally be studied during the first year of enrolment and completed as a precursor to the Progression Assessment Panel carried out towards the end of Year 1.

More detail on the PG Cert is available from the faculty you will be studying at. The course will take place online. More details can be found below.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Research Practice is delivered via faculty and subject specific sessions as well as common sessions (involving the wider research student community).

Your Student Success Adviser team

Your Student Success Adviser team is here to support you throughout your journey. They're based within your Faculty and provide support for student welfare, run events throughout the year, and can help you access services and wider university support networks.

Get in touch with your Student Success Adviser team:

ADM - Contact the team on admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk or connect with the team on Moodle or Instagram.

Social media accounts

Make sure to keep up to date and follow us on all our social media!

Course Social Media

BCU Research Twitter
City South PGR Hub
PGR Studio

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

International students

We expect all international students to arrive in the UK and engage with their studies for Semester 1 from week 1 (w/c 19 September).

The final deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (w/c 10 October).

Please check the guidelines on entering the UK from your country or territory before planning your journey.

***

Further information you may find useful

  • International students with any queries about tuition fees, visa, healthcare, CV, applications and interviews, etc. can find more information on our International Office iCity page.
  • International students can find more information about induction and the international welcome here.
  • The Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) help with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.
  • For course queries contact your school office.
  • Mental health and wellbeing support can be accessed here and disability support and advice here.
  • Financial support and support services can be found here.
  • Student Union and Student Advice services are also available to all students.