Cookies and Privacy

The University uses cookies on this website to provide the best experience possible including delivering personalised content on this website, other websites and social media. By continuing to use the site you agree to this, or your can go to our cookie policy to learn more and manage your settings.

Welcome 2021 Postgraduate Students

Search by name

Browse by school

No results found

Acting - PGDip / MA

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Wednesday 8 September 2021 and classes start on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out full details of when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on the iBCU app or on iCity at the end of August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader(s)

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.

Student Success Advisors welcome:

A warm welcome from your SSA Team! As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and direct you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing, and will signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible. You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential.

As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions, or aren’t sure who to go to.

Follow us on Instagram for regular information, support and events, and join our community on Facebook to meet other new students. You can book a one-to-one meeting via Moodle, contact us through our team email. We look forward to meeting you!

Your School’s SSA is Imnah Williams
You can contact them via their email Imnah.williams@bcu.ac.uk

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

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle - PG Acting

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

Essential equipment

As you are getting ready for starting university, your Student Success Team will be hosting a series of sessions to help you feel prepared and confident. Join us on Zoom from the 31st August at 12pm daily for a week of sessions covering all things from finances to wellbeing. There are no silly questions and all ADM students are invited to attend. Join us for a confident start to your BCU journey.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

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 engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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.

Professional Voice Practice - PgDip, MA, MFA

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on the iBCU app or on iCity at the end of August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader(s)

Alex Taylor
alex.taylor@bcu.ac.uk

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.

Student Success Advisors welcome:

A warm welcome from your SSA Team! As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and direct you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing, and will signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible. You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential.

As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions, or aren’t sure who to go to.

Follow us on Instagram for regular information, support and events, and join our community on Facebook to meet other new students. You can book a one-to-one meeting via Moodle, contact us through our team email. We look forward to meeting you!

Your School’s SSA is Imnah Williams
You can contact them via their email Imnah.williams@bcu.ac.uk

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

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

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

As you are getting ready for starting university, your Student Success Team will be hosting a series of sessions to help you feel prepared and confident. Join us on Zoom from the 31st August at 12pm daily for a week of sessions covering all things from finances to wellbeing. There are no silly questions and all ADM students are invited to attend. Join us for a confident start to your BCU journey.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

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 engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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.

Acting - MFA

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Wednesday 8 September 2021 and classes start on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out full details of when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on the iBCU app or on iCity at the end of August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader(s)

Alex Taylor
alex.taylor@bcu.ac.uk

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.

Student Success Advisors welcome:

A warm welcome from your SSA Team! As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and direct you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing, and will signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible. You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential.

As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions, or aren’t sure who to go to.

Follow us on Instagram for regular information, support and events, and join our community on Facebook to meet other new students. You can book a one-to-one meeting via Moodle, contact us through our team email. We look forward to meeting you!

Your School’s SSA is Imnah Williams
You can contact them via their email Imnah.williams@bcu.ac.uk

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

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle - PG Acting

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

Essential equipment

As you are getting ready for starting university, your Student Success Team will be hosting a series of sessions to help you feel prepared and confident. Join us on Zoom from the 31st August at 12pm daily for a week of sessions covering all things from finances to wellbeing. There are no silly questions and all ADM students are invited to attend. Join us for a confident start to your BCU journey.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

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 engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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.

Design and Visualisation - MA

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on the iBCU app or on iCity at the end of August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

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'.

Student Success Advisors welcome:

A warm welcome from your SSA Team! As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and direct you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing, and will signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible. You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential.

As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions, or aren’t sure who to go to.

Follow us on Instagram for regular information, support and events, and join our community on Facebook to meet other new students. You can book a one-to-one meeting via Moodle, contact us through our team email. We look forward to meeting you!

Your School’s SSA is Abigail Skidmore-Hughes
You can contact them via their email Abigail.Skidmore-Hughes@bcu.ac.uk

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

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle – MA Design and Visualisation

As you are getting ready for starting university, your Student Success Team will be hosting a series of sessions to help you feel prepared and confident. Join us on Zoom from the 31st August at 12pm daily for a week of sessions covering all things from finances to wellbeing. There are no silly questions and all ADM students are invited to attend. Join us for a confident start to your BCU journey.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

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 engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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.

Interior Architecture and Design - MA

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on the iBCU app or on iCity at the end of August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader(s)

Delia Skinner

Welcome message

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

For your calendar - the first day of your course is Monday 13 September 2021 at 10am – Parkside room P348 (the studio on the third level bridge).

***If this is not physically possible for you, you will be invited to join a Microsoft Teams meeting and will be joining us online.***

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.

Student Success Advisors welcome:

A warm welcome from your SSA Team! As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and direct you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing, and will signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible. You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential.

As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions, or aren’t sure who to go to.

Follow us on Instagram for regular information, support and events, and join our community on Facebook to meet other new students. You can book a one-to-one meeting via Moodle, contact us through our team email. We look forward to meeting you!

Your School’s SSA is Abigail Skidmore-Hughes
You can contact them via their email Abigail.Skidmore-Hughes@bcu.ac.uk

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

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle – MA Interior Architecture and Design

As you are getting ready for starting university, your Student Success Team will be hosting a series of sessions to help you feel prepared and confident. Join us on Zoom from the 31st August at 12pm daily for a week of sessions covering all things from finances to wellbeing. There are no silly questions and all ADM students are invited to attend. Join us for a confident start to your BCU journey.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

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 engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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.

Product and Furniture Design - MA

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on the iBCU app or on iCity at the end of August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader(s)

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.

Student Success Advisors welcome:

A warm welcome from your SSA Team! As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and direct you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing, and will signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible. You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential.

As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions, or aren’t sure who to go to.

Follow us on Instagram for regular information, support and events, and join our community on Facebook to meet other new students. You can book a one-to-one meeting via Moodle, contact us through our team email. We look forward to meeting you!

Your School’s SSA is Abigail Skidmore-Hughes
You can contact them via their email Abigail.Skidmore-Hughes@bcu.ac.uk

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

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle – MA Product and Furniture Design

As you are getting ready for starting university, your Student Success Team will be hosting a series of sessions to help you feel prepared and confident. Join us on Zoom from the 31st August at 12pm daily for a week of sessions covering all things from finances to wellbeing. There are no silly questions and all ADM students are invited to attend. Join us for a confident start to your BCU journey.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

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 engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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.

Conservation of the Historic Environment - MA / PGCert / PGDip

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on the iBCU app or on iCity at the end of August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

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.

Student Success Advisors welcome:

A warm welcome from your SSA Team! As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and direct you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing, and will signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible. You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential.

As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions, or aren’t sure who to go to.

Follow us on Instagram for regular information, support and events, and join our community on Facebook to meet other new students. You can book a one-to-one meeting via Moodle, contact us through our team email. We look forward to meeting you!

Your School’s SSA is Abigail Skidmore-Hughes
You can contact them via their email Abigail.Skidmore-Hughes@bcu.ac.uk

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

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle – PG Conservation of the Historic Environment

As you are getting ready for starting university, your Student Success Team will be hosting a series of sessions to help you feel prepared and confident. Join us on Zoom from the 31st August at 12pm daily for a week of sessions covering all things from finances to wellbeing. There are no silly questions and all ADM students are invited to attend. Join us for a confident start to your BCU journey.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

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 engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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.

Landscape Architecture - MA

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on the iBCU app or on iCity at the end of August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader(s)

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!

Student Success Advisors welcome:

A warm welcome from your SSA Team! As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and direct you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing, and will signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible. You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential.

As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions, or aren’t sure who to go to.

Follow us on Instagram for regular information, support and events, and join our community on Facebook to meet other new students. You can book a one-to-one meeting via Moodle, contact us through our team email. We look forward to meeting you!

Your School’s SSA is Abigail Skidmore-Hughes
You can contact them via their email Abigail.Skidmore-Hughes@bcu.ac.uk

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

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle – MA Landscape Architecture

As you are getting ready for starting university, your Student Success Team will be hosting a series of sessions to help you feel prepared and confident. Join us on Zoom from the 31st August at 12pm daily for a week of sessions covering all things from finances to wellbeing. There are no silly questions and all ADM students are invited to attend. Join us for a confident start to your BCU journey.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

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

Course Social Media

Instagram
Twitter

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 engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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.

Landscape Architecture (Conversion) - MA

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on the iBCU app or on iCity at the end of August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader(s)

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!

Student Success Advisors welcome:

A warm welcome from your SSA Team! As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and direct you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing, and will signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible. You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential.

As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions, or aren’t sure who to go to.

Follow us on Instagram for regular information, support and events, and join our community on Facebook to meet other new students. You can book a one-to-one meeting via Moodle, contact us through our team email. We look forward to meeting you!

Your School’s SSA is Abigail Skidmore-Hughes
You can contact them via their email Abigail.Skidmore-Hughes@bcu.ac.uk

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

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle – MA Landscape Architecture

As you are getting ready for starting university, your Student Success Team will be hosting a series of sessions to help you feel prepared and confident. Join us on Zoom from the 31st August at 12pm daily for a week of sessions covering all things from finances to wellbeing. There are no silly questions and all ADM students are invited to attend. Join us for a confident start to your BCU journey.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

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

Course Social Media

Instagram
Twitter

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 engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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.

Design Management - MA

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on the iBCU app or on iCity at the end of August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

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.

Student Success Advisors welcome:

A warm welcome from your SSA Team! As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and direct you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing, and will signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible. You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential.

As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions, or aren’t sure who to go to.

Follow us on Instagram for regular information, support and events, and join our community on Facebook to meet other new students. You can book a one-to-one meeting via Moodle, contact us through our team email. We look forward to meeting you!

Your School’s SSA is Abigail Skidmore-Hughes
You can contact them via their email Abigail.Skidmore-Hughes@bcu.ac.uk

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

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle – MA Design Management

As you are getting ready for starting university, your Student Success Team will be hosting a series of sessions to help you feel prepared and confident. Join us on Zoom from the 31st August at 12pm daily for a week of sessions covering all things from finances to wellbeing. There are no silly questions and all ADM students are invited to attend. Join us for a confident start to your BCU journey.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

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

Course Social Media

Instagram

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 engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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.

Architecture - MArch

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on the iBCU app or on iCity at the end of August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

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

Student Success Advisors welcome:

A warm welcome from your SSA Team! As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and direct you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing, and will signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible. You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential.

As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions, or aren’t sure who to go to.

Follow us on Instagram for regular information, support and events, and join our community on Facebook to meet other new students. You can book a one-to-one meeting via Moodle, contact us through our team email. We look forward to meeting you!

Your School’s SSA is Abigail Skidmore-Hughes
You can contact them via their email Abigail.Skidmore-Hughes@bcu.ac.uk

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

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle – MArch Architecture

As you are getting ready for starting university, your Student Success Team will be hosting a series of sessions to help you feel prepared and confident. Join us on Zoom from the 31st August at 12pm daily for a week of sessions covering all things from finances to wellbeing. There are no silly questions and all ADM students are invited to attend. Join us for a confident start to your BCU journey.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

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

Course Social Media

Instagram

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 engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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.

Architectural Practice (RIBA Part 3 Exemption) - PgDip

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on the iBCU app or on iCity at the end of August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

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.

Student Success Advisors welcome:

A warm welcome from your SSA Team! As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and direct you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing, and will signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible. You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential.

As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions, or aren’t sure who to go to.

Follow us on Instagram for regular information, support and events, and join our community on Facebook to meet other new students. You can book a one-to-one meeting via Moodle, contact us through our team email. We look forward to meeting you!

Your School’s SSA is Abigail Skidmore-Hughes
You can contact them via their email Abigail.Skidmore-Hughes@bcu.ac.uk

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

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle – PgDip Architectural Practice

As you are getting ready for starting university, your Student Success Team will be hosting a series of sessions to help you feel prepared and confident. Join us on Zoom from the 31st August at 12pm daily for a week of sessions covering all things from finances to wellbeing. There are no silly questions and all ADM students are invited to attend. Join us for a confident start to your BCU journey.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

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 engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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.

Urban Design - MA

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on the iBCU app or on iCity at the end of August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader(s)

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.

Student Success Advisors welcome:

A warm welcome from your SSA Team! As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and direct you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing, and will signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible. You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential.

As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions, or aren’t sure who to go to.

Follow us on Instagram for regular information, support and events, and join our community on Facebook to meet other new students. You can book a one-to-one meeting via Moodle, contact us through our team email. We look forward to meeting you!

Your School’s SSA is Abigail Skidmore-Hughes
You can contact them via their email Abigail.Skidmore-Hughes@bcu.ac.uk

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

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle – MA Urban Design

As you are getting ready for starting university, your Student Success Team will be hosting a series of sessions to help you feel prepared and confident. Join us on Zoom from the 31st August at 12pm daily for a week of sessions covering all things from finances to wellbeing. There are no silly questions and all ADM students are invited to attend. Join us for a confident start to your BCU journey.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

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 engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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.

Contemporary Arts China - MA

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on the iBCU app or on iCity at the end of August.

Induction location

School of Art

Course Leader(s)

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.

Student Success Advisors welcome:

A warm welcome from your SSA Team! As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and direct you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing, and will signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible. You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential.

As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions, or aren’t sure who to go to.

Follow us on Instagram for regular information, support and events, and join our community on Facebook to meet other new students. You can book a one-to-one meeting via Moodle, contact us through our team email. We look forward to meeting you!

Your School’s SSA is Miriam Bruton
You can contact them via their email Miriam.Bruton@bcu.ac.uk

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

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle – MA Contemporary Arts China

As you are getting ready for starting university, your Student Success Team will be hosting a series of sessions to help you feel prepared and confident. Join us on Zoom from the 31st August at 12pm daily for a week of sessions covering all things from finances to wellbeing. There are no silly questions and all ADM students are invited to attend. Join us for a confident start to your BCU journey.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

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

Course Social Media

Instagram
Twitter

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 engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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.

Art and Design: Interdisciplinary Practices - MA

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on the iBCU app or on iCity at the end of August.

Induction location

School of Art

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.

Student Success Advisors welcome:

A warm welcome from your SSA Team! As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and direct you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing, and will signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible. You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential.

As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions, or aren’t sure who to go to.

Follow us on Instagram for regular information, support and events, and join our community on Facebook to meet other new students. You can book a one-to-one meeting via Moodle, contact us through our team email. We look forward to meeting you!

Your School’s SSA is Miriam Bruton
You can contact them via their email Miriam.Bruton@bcu.ac.uk

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

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle – MA Art and Design: Interdisciplinary Practices

As you are getting ready for starting university, your Student Success Team will be hosting a series of sessions to help you feel prepared and confident. Join us on Zoom from the 31st August at 12pm daily for a week of sessions covering all things from finances to wellbeing. There are no silly questions and all ADM students are invited to attend. Join us for a confident start to your BCU journey.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

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

Course Social Media

Instagram

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 engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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.

Arts and Education Practices - MA

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on the iBCU app or on iCity at the end of August.

Induction location

School of Art

Course Leader(s)

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.

Student Success Advisors welcome:

A warm welcome from your SSA Team! As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and direct you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing, and will signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible. You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential.

As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions, or aren’t sure who to go to.

Follow us on Instagram for regular information, support and events, and join our community on Facebook to meet other new students. You can book a one-to-one meeting via Moodle, contact us through our team email. We look forward to meeting you!

Your School’s SSA is Miriam Bruton
You can contact them via their email Miriam.Bruton@bcu.ac.uk

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

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle – MA Arts and Education Practices

As you are getting ready for starting university, your Student Success Team will be hosting a series of sessions to help you feel prepared and confident. Join us on Zoom from the 31st August at 12pm daily for a week of sessions covering all things from finances to wellbeing. There are no silly questions and all ADM students are invited to attend. Join us for a confident start to your BCU journey.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

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

Course Social Media

Instagram
Twitter

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 engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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.

Arts and Project Management - MA

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on the iBCU app or on iCity at the end of August.

Induction location

School of Art

Course Leader(s)

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.

Student Success Advisors welcome:

A warm welcome from your SSA Team! As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and direct you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing, and will signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible. You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential.

As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions, or aren’t sure who to go to.

Follow us on Instagram for regular information, support and events, and join our community on Facebook to meet other new students. You can book a one-to-one meeting via Moodle, contact us through our team email. We look forward to meeting you!

Your School’s SSA is Miriam Bruton
You can contact them via their email Miriam.Bruton@bcu.ac.uk

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

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle – MA Arts and Project Management

As you are getting ready for starting university, your Student Success Team will be hosting a series of sessions to help you feel prepared and confident. Join us on Zoom from the 31st August at 12pm daily for a week of sessions covering all things from finances to wellbeing. There are no silly questions and all ADM students are invited to attend. Join us for a confident start to your BCU journey.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

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

Course Social Media

Instagram

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 engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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.

Fine Art - MA

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on the iBCU app or on iCity at the end of August.

Induction location

School of Art

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.

Student Success Advisors welcome:

A warm welcome from your SSA Team! As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and direct you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing, and will signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible. You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential.

As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions, or aren’t sure who to go to.

Follow us on Instagram for regular information, support and events, and join our community on Facebook to meet other new students. You can book a one-to-one meeting via Moodle, contact us through our team email. We look forward to meeting you!

Your School’s SSA is Miriam Bruton
You can contact them via their email Miriam.Bruton@bcu.ac.uk

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

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle – MA Fine Art

As you are getting ready for starting university, your Student Success Team will be hosting a series of sessions to help you feel prepared and confident. Join us on Zoom from the 31st August at 12pm daily for a week of sessions covering all things from finances to wellbeing. There are no silly questions and all ADM students are invited to attend. Join us for a confident start to your BCU journey.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

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 engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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.

English Linguistics - MA

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

Creative Writing - MA

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on the iBCU app or on iCity at the end of August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader(s)

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

Student Success Advisors welcome:

A warm welcome from your SSA Team! As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and direct you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing, and will signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible. You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential.

As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions, or aren’t sure who to go to.

Follow us on Instagram for regular information, support and events, and join our community on Facebook to meet other new students. You can book a one-to-one meeting via Moodle, contact us through our team email. We look forward to meeting you!

Your School’s SSA is Imnah Williams
You can contact the via their email Imnah.Williams@bcu.ac.uk

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

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle – MA Creative Writing

As you are getting ready for starting university, your Student Success Team will be hosting a series of sessions to help you feel prepared and confident. Join us on Zoom from the 31st August at 12pm daily for a week of sessions covering all things from finances to wellbeing. There are no silly questions and all ADM students are invited to attend. Join us for a confident start to your BCU journey.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

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

Course Social Media

Facebook
Twitter

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 engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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.

English Literature - MA

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on the iBCU app or on iCity at the end of August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

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

Student Success Advisors welcome:

A warm welcome from your SSA Team! As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and direct you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing, and will signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible. You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential.

As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions, or aren’t sure who to go to.

Follow us on Instagram for regular information, support and events, and join our community on Facebook to meet other new students. You can book a one-to-one meeting via Moodle, contact us through our team email. We look forward to meeting you!

Your School’s SSA is Imnah Williams
You can contact the via their email Imnah.Williams@bcu.ac.uk

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

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle – MA English Literature

As you are getting ready for starting university, your Student Success Team will be hosting a series of sessions to help you feel prepared and confident. Join us on Zoom from the 31st August at 12pm daily for a week of sessions covering all things from finances to wellbeing. There are no silly questions and all ADM students are invited to attend. Join us for a confident start to your BCU journey.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

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

Course Social Media

Twitter

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 engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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.

Fashion Media Masters Programme (FMMP)

Courses
  • MA Fashion Promotion
  • MA Fashion Styling
  • MA Cosmetics Branding and Promotion
Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on the iBCU app or on iCity at the end of August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader(s)

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.

Student Success Advisors welcome:

A warm welcome from your SSA Team! As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and direct you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing, and will signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible. You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential.

As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions, or aren’t sure who to go to.

Follow us on Instagram for regular information, support and events, and join our community on Facebook to meet other new students. You can book a one-to-one meeting via Moodle, contact us through our team email. We look forward to meeting you!

Your School’s SSA is Miriam Bruton
You can contact the via their email Miriam.Bruton@bcu.ac.uk

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

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle – MA Fashion Media Masters Programme

As you are getting ready for starting university, your Student Success Team will be hosting a series of sessions to help you feel prepared and confident. Join us on Zoom from the 31st August at 12pm daily for a week of sessions covering all things from finances to wellbeing. There are no silly questions and all ADM students are invited to attend. Join us for a confident start to your BCU journey.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

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

Course Social Media

Instagram

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 engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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.

Fashion Management - MA and Luxury Brand Management - MA

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on the iBCU app or on iCity at the end of August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader(s)

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.

Student Success Advisors welcome:

A warm welcome from your SSA Team! As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and direct you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing, and will signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible. You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential.

As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions, or aren’t sure who to go to.

Follow us on Instagram for regular information, support and events, and join our community on Facebook to meet other new students. You can book a one-to-one meeting via Moodle, contact us through our team email. We look forward to meeting you!

Your School’s SSA is Miriam Bruton
You can contact the via their email Miriam.Bruton@bcu.ac.uk

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

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle – MA Fashion Management

Moodle - MA Luxury Brand Management

As you are getting ready for starting university, your Student Success Team will be hosting a series of sessions to help you feel prepared and confident. Join us on Zoom from the 31st August at 12pm daily for a week of sessions covering all things from finances to wellbeing. There are no silly questions and all ADM students are invited to attend. Join us for a confident start to your BCU journey.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

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

Course Social Media

Fashion Management Instagram
Luxury Brand Management Instagram

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 engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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.

Fashion and Textiles Design Masters Programme (FTDMP)

Courses
  • MA Fashion Design
  • MA Textile and Surface Design
Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on the iBCU app or on iCity at the end of August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

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

Student Success Advisors welcome:

A warm welcome from your SSA Team! As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and direct you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing, and will signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible. You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential.

As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions, or aren’t sure who to go to.

Follow us on Instagram for regular information, support and events, and join our community on Facebook to meet other new students. You can book a one-to-one meeting via Moodle, contact us through our team email. We look forward to meeting you!

Your School’s SSA is Miriam Bruton
You can contact the via their email Miriam.Bruton@bcu.ac.uk

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

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle – MA Fashion and Textile Design Masters Programme

As you are getting ready for starting university, your Student Success Team will be hosting a series of sessions to help you feel prepared and confident. Join us on Zoom from the 31st August at 12pm daily for a week of sessions covering all things from finances to wellbeing. There are no silly questions and all ADM students are invited to attend. Join us for a confident start to your BCU journey.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

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

Course Social Media

Instagram

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 engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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.

Jewellery and Related Products - MA

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on the iBCU app or on iCity at the end of August.

Induction location

School of Jewellery

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.

Student Success Advisors welcome:

A warm welcome from your SSA Team! As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and direct you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing, and will signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible. You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential.

As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions, or aren’t sure who to go to.

Follow us on Instagram for regular information, support and events, and join our community on Facebook to meet other new students. You can book a one-to-one meeting via Moodle, contact us through our team email. We look forward to meeting you!

Your School’s SSA is Abigail Skidmore-Hughes
You can contact the via their email abigail.skidmore-hughes@bcu.ac.uk

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

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle – MA Jewellery and Related Products

As you are getting ready for starting university, your Student Success Team will be hosting a series of sessions to help you feel prepared and confident. Join us on Zoom from the 31st August at 12pm daily for a week of sessions covering all things from finances to wellbeing. There are no silly questions and all ADM students are invited to attend. Join us for a confident start to your BCU journey.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

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

Course Social Media

Twitter

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 engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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.

Jewellery and Related Products - GradDip

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on the iBCU app or on iCity at the end of August.

Induction location

School of Jewellery

Course Leader(s)

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.

Student Success Advisors welcome:

A warm welcome from your SSA Team! As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and direct you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing, and will signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible. You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential.

As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions, or aren’t sure who to go to.

Follow us on Instagram for regular information, support and events, and join our community on Facebook to meet other new students. You can book a one-to-one meeting via Moodle, contact us through our team email. We look forward to meeting you!

Your School’s SSA is Abigail Skidmore-Hughes
You can contact the via their email abigail.skidmore-hughes@bcu.ac.uk

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

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle – GradDip Jewellery and Related Products

As you are getting ready for starting university, your Student Success Team will be hosting a series of sessions to help you feel prepared and confident. Join us on Zoom from the 31st August at 12pm daily for a week of sessions covering all things from finances to wellbeing. There are no silly questions and all ADM students are invited to attend. Join us for a confident start to your BCU journey.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

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

Course Social Media

Twitter

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 engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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.

Luxury Jewellery Management - MA

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on the iBCU app or on iCity at the end of August.

Induction location

School of Jewellery

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…

Student Success Advisors welcome:

A warm welcome from your SSA Team! As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and direct you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing, and will signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible. You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential.

As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions, or aren’t sure who to go to.

Follow us on Instagram for regular information, support and events, and join our community on Facebook to meet other new students. You can book a one-to-one meeting via Moodle, contact us through our team email. We look forward to meeting you!

Your School’s SSA is Abigail Skidmore-Hughes
You can contact the via their email abigail.skidmore-hughes@bcu.ac.uk

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

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle – MA Luxury Jewellery Management

As you are getting ready for starting university, your Student Success Team will be hosting a series of sessions to help you feel prepared and confident. Join us on Zoom from the 31st August at 12pm daily for a week of sessions covering all things from finances to wellbeing. There are no silly questions and all ADM students are invited to attend. Join us for a confident start to your BCU journey.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

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

Course Social Media

LinkedIn

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 engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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.

Gemmology - MSc

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on the iBCU app or on iCity at the end of August.

Induction location

School of Jewellery

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.

Student Success Advisors welcome:

A warm welcome from your SSA Team! As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and direct you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing, and will signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible. You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential.

As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions, or aren’t sure who to go to.

Follow us on Instagram for regular information, support and events, and join our community on Facebook to meet other new students. You can book a one-to-one meeting via Moodle, contact us through our team email. We look forward to meeting you!

Your School’s SSA is Abigail Skidmore-Hughes
You can contact the via their email abigail.skidmore-hughes@bcu.ac.uk

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

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle – MSc Gemmology

As you are getting ready for starting university, your Student Success Team will be hosting a series of sessions to help you feel prepared and confident. Join us on Zoom from the 31st August at 12pm daily for a week of sessions covering all things from finances to wellbeing. There are no silly questions and all ADM students are invited to attend. Join us for a confident start to your BCU journey.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

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 engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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:

  • Data Journalism - MA
  • Events, Festivals and Exhibition Management - MA
  • Media and Cultural Studies - MA
  • Media Production - MA
  • Multiplatform and Mobile Journalism - MA
  • Public Relations - MA
Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on the iBCU app or on iCity at the end of August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader(s)

Paul Bradshaw - Data Journalism and Multiplatform and Mobile Journalism

Duncan Sedgwick - Events, Festivals and Exhibition Management

Dr. Asya Draganova - Media and Cultural Studies

Dr. Sam Coley - Media Production

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.

Student Success Advisors welcome:

A warm welcome from your SSA Team! As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and direct you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing, and will signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible. You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential.

As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions, or aren’t sure who to go to.

Follow us on Instagram for regular information, support and events, and join our community on Facebook to meet other new students. You can book a one-to-one meeting via Moodle, contact us through our team email. We look forward to meeting you!

Your School’s SSA is Boohema Boohene
You can contact the via their email Boohema.Boohene@bcu.ac.uk

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

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

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

As you are getting ready for starting university, your Student Success Team will be hosting a series of sessions to help you feel prepared and confident. Join us on Zoom from the 31st August at 12pm daily for a week of sessions covering all things from finances to wellbeing. There are no silly questions and all ADM students are invited to attend. Join us for a confident start to your BCU journey.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

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

Course Social Media

Facebook
Twitter – BCU Media
Twitter - BCU Journalism
Twitter - PR

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 engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on the iBCU app or on iCity at the end of August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader(s)

Luan Shaw, Director of Postgraduate Studies (MMus/PgDip/PgCert - all pathways)

luan.shaw@bcu.ac.uk

Dr Siân Derry, Assistant Director of Postgraduate Studies (MA Musicology; Advanced Postgraduate Diploma: Professional Performance)

sian.derry@bcu.ac.uk

Beetung Goo, Assistant Director of Postgraduate Studies (Director of International Student Support Programme)

Beetung.goo@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

We’re delighted that you are coming to study one of our postgraduate courses at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in September!  There will be various face-to-face and online meetings during Welcome Week, where you will meet members of your course team, your Head of Department and your personal tutor, and choose the option modules you wish to study during the year. We look forward to meeting you!

With all best wishes for a great summer 

Luan, Siân and Bee 

Student Success Advisors welcome:

A warm welcome from your SSA Team! As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and direct you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing, and will signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible. You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential.

As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions, or aren’t sure who to go to.

Follow us on Instagram for regular information, support and events, and join our community on Facebook to meet other new students. You can book a one-to-one meeting via Moodle, contact us through our team email. We look forward to meeting you!

Your School’s SSA is Boohema Boohene
You can contact the via their email Boohema.Boohene@bcu.ac.uk

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

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle - PG Music & MA Musicology

Moodle - APD Professional Performance

As you are getting ready for starting university, your Student Success Team will be hosting a series of sessions to help you feel prepared and confident. Join us on Zoom from the 31st August at 12pm daily for a week of sessions covering all things from finances to wellbeing. There are no silly questions and all ADM students are invited to attend. Join us for a confident start to your BCU journey.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

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

Course Social Media

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 engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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.

Video Game Development - MA/MSc

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on the iBCU app or on iCity at the end of August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader(s)

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!

Student Success Advisors welcome:

A warm welcome from your SSA Team! As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and direct you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing, and will signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible. You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential.

As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions, or aren’t sure who to go to.

Follow us on Instagram for regular information, support and events, and join our community on Facebook to meet other new students. You can book a one-to-one meeting via Moodle, contact us through our team email. We look forward to meeting you!

Your School’s SSA is Eleanor Guest
You can contact the via their email Eleanor.Guest@bcu.ac.uk

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

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle – MA / MSc Video Game Development

As you are getting ready for starting university, your Student Success Team will be hosting a series of sessions to help you feel prepared and confident. Join us on Zoom from the 31st August at 12pm daily for a week of sessions covering all things from finances to wellbeing. There are no silly questions and all ADM students are invited to attend. Join us for a confident start to your BCU journey.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

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 engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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.

Video Game Enterprise, Production and Design - MSc

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on the iBCU app or on iCity at the end of August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader(s)

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

Student Success Advisors welcome:

A warm welcome from your SSA Team! As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and direct you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing, and will signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible. You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential.

As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions, or aren’t sure who to go to.

Follow us on Instagram for regular information, support and events, and join our community on Facebook to meet other new students. You can book a one-to-one meeting via Moodle, contact us through our team email. We look forward to meeting you!

Your School’s SSA is Eleanor Guest
You can contact the via their email Eleanor.Guest@bcu.ac.uk

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

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle – MSc Video Game Enterprise, Production and Design

As you are getting ready for starting university, your Student Success Team will be hosting a series of sessions to help you feel prepared and confident. Join us on Zoom from the 31st August at 12pm daily for a week of sessions covering all things from finances to wellbeing. There are no silly questions and all ADM students are invited to attend. Join us for a confident start to your BCU journey.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

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 engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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.

Film Distribution and Marketing - MA

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on the iBCU app or on iCity at the end of August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader(s)

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.

Student Success Advisors welcome:

A warm welcome from your SSA Team! As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and direct you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing, and will signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible. You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential.

As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions, or aren’t sure who to go to.

Follow us on Instagram for regular information, support and events, and join our community on Facebook to meet other new students. You can book a one-to-one meeting via Moodle, contact us through our team email. We look forward to meeting you!

Your School’s SSA is Eleanor Guest
You can contact the via their email Eleanor.Guest@bcu.ac.uk

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

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle – MA Film Distribution and Marketing

As you are getting ready for starting university, your Student Success Team will be hosting a series of sessions to help you feel prepared and confident. Join us on Zoom from the 31st August at 12pm daily for a week of sessions covering all things from finances to wellbeing. There are no silly questions and all ADM students are invited to attend. Join us for a confident start to your BCU journey.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

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 engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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.

Future Media - MA/MSc

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on the iBCU app or on iCity at the end of August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader(s)

Mike Villiers-Stuart BA, PG Prof Cert TLHPE, FHEA, D&AD

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

Student Success Advisors welcome:

A warm welcome from your SSA Team! As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and direct you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing, and will signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible. You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential.

As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions, or aren’t sure who to go to.

Follow us on Instagram for regular information, support and events, and join our community on Facebook to meet other new students. You can book a one-to-one meeting via Moodle, contact us through our team email. We look forward to meeting you!

Your School’s SSA is Eleanor Guest
You can contact the via their email Eleanor.Guest@bcu.ac.uk

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

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle – MA / MSc Future Media

As you are getting ready for starting university, your Student Success Team will be hosting a series of sessions to help you feel prepared and confident. Join us on Zoom from the 31st August at 12pm daily for a week of sessions covering all things from finances to wellbeing. There are no silly questions and all ADM students are invited to attend. Join us for a confident start to your BCU journey.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

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 engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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.

Feature Film Development - MA

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on the iBCU app or on iCity at the end of August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader(s)

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.

Student Success Advisors welcome:

A warm welcome from your SSA Team! As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and direct you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing, and will signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible. You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential.

As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions, or aren’t sure who to go to.

Follow us on Instagram for regular information, support and events, and join our community on Facebook to meet other new students. You can book a one-to-one meeting via Moodle, contact us through our team email. We look forward to meeting you!

Your School’s SSA is Eleanor Guest
You can contact the via their email Eleanor.Guest@bcu.ac.uk

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

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle – MA Feature Film Development

As you are getting ready for starting university, your Student Success Team will be hosting a series of sessions to help you feel prepared and confident. Join us on Zoom from the 31st August at 12pm daily for a week of sessions covering all things from finances to wellbeing. There are no silly questions and all ADM students are invited to attend. Join us for a confident start to your BCU journey.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

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 engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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.

Visual Communication - MA

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on the iBCU app or on iCity at the end of August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

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.

Student Success Advisors welcome:

A warm welcome from your SSA Team! As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and direct you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing, and will signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible. You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential.

As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions, or aren’t sure who to go to.

Follow us on Instagram for regular information, support and events, and join our community on Facebook to meet other new students. You can book a one-to-one meeting via Moodle, contact us through our team email. We look forward to meeting you!

Your School’s SSA is Eleanor Guest
You can contact the via their email Eleanor.Guest@bcu.ac.uk

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

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle – MA Visual Communication

As you are getting ready for starting university, your Student Success Team will be hosting a series of sessions to help you feel prepared and confident. Join us on Zoom from the 31st August at 12pm daily for a week of sessions covering all things from finances to wellbeing. There are no silly questions and all ADM students are invited to attend. Join us for a confident start to your BCU journey.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

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 engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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)

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on the iBCU app or on iCity at the end of August.

Induction location

Online

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).

Induction week timetable

There is a plethora of information and events for you to access to help you acclimatise to postgraduate research study here at Birmingham City University. As well as the wider Welcome pages, this page is just the start and you are now encouraged to ensure that you ‘tick off’ the following additional elements to complete your research degree Induction:

  • Add this page as a ‘favourite’ to refer back to.
  • Ensure that you check out these pages regularly throughout your Induction and beyond to keep up to date with University updates relating to research and research degrees; this is particularly important as we adapt to the current and changing environment.
  • Ensure that you attend / access the following remote Induction events/resources:

    You will receive communications from the Doctoral Research College regarding the events taking place for PGR students in your base faculty:

    • Faculty of the Arts, Design and Media: TBC

    If you have queries, please contact drc.adm@bcu.ac.uk

    • Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences: TBC

    If you have queries, please contact blssdoctoralresearchcollege@bcu.ac.uk

    • Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences: TBC

    If you have queries, please contact drc-hels@bcu.ac.uk

    • Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment: TBC

    If you have queries, please contact drc.cebe@bcu.ac.uk

    Explore the hints, tips and advice from your fellow research degree students.

Social media accounts

If you do not already follow us, please join the following groups:

Research to PhD (English)

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on the iBCU app or on iCity at the end of August.

Induction location

Online

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).

Induction week timetable

There is a plethora of information and events for you to access to help you acclimatise to postgraduate research study here at Birmingham City University. As well as the wider Welcome pages, this page is just the start and you are now encouraged to ensure that you ‘tick off’ the following additional elements to complete your research degree Induction:

  • Add this page as a ‘favourite’ to refer back to.
  • Ensure that you check out these pages regularly throughout your Induction and beyond to keep up to date with University updates relating to research and research degrees; this is particularly important as we adapt to the current and changing environment.
  • Ensure that you attend / access the following remote Induction events/resources:

    You will receive communications from the Doctoral Research College regarding the events taking place for PGR students in your base faculty:

    • Faculty of the Arts, Design and Media: TBC

    If you have queries, please contact drc.adm@bcu.ac.uk

    • Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences: TBC

    If you have queries, please contact blssdoctoralresearchcollege@bcu.ac.uk

    • Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences: TBC

    If you have queries, please contact drc-hels@bcu.ac.uk

    • Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment: TBC

    If you have queries, please contact drc.cebe@bcu.ac.uk

    Explore the hints, tips and advice from your fellow research degree students.

Social media accounts

If you do not already follow us, please join the following groups:

Research to PhD (Music & Performance)

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on the iBCU app or on iCity at the end of August.

Induction location

Online

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).

Induction week timetable

There is a plethora of information and events for you to access to help you acclimatise to postgraduate research study here at Birmingham City University. As well as the wider Welcome pages, this page is just the start and you are now encouraged to ensure that you ‘tick off’ the following additional elements to complete your research degree Induction:

  • Add this page as a ‘favourite’ to refer back to.
  • Ensure that you check out these pages regularly throughout your Induction and beyond to keep up to date with University updates relating to research and research degrees; this is particularly important as we adapt to the current and changing environment.
  • Ensure that you attend / access the following remote Induction events/resources:

    You will receive communications from the Doctoral Research College regarding the online events taking place for PGR students in your base faculty:

    • Faculty of the Arts, Design and Media: TBC

    If you have queries, please contact drc.adm@bcu.ac.uk

    • Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences: TBC

    If you have queries, please contact blssdoctoralresearchcollege@bcu.ac.uk

    • Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences: TBC

    If you have queries, please contact drc-hels@bcu.ac.uk

    • Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment: TBC

    If you have queries, please contact drc.cebe@bcu.ac.uk

    Explore the hints, tips and advice from your fellow research degree students.

Social media accounts

If you do not already follow us, please join the following groups:

Research to PhD (Media)

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on the iBCU app or on iCity at the end of August.

Induction location

Online

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).

Induction week timetable

There is a plethora of information and events for you to access to help you acclimatise to postgraduate research study here at Birmingham City University. As well as the wider Welcome pages, this page is just the start and you are now encouraged to ensure that you ‘tick off’ the following additional elements to complete your research degree Induction:

  • Add this page as a ‘favourite’ to refer back to.
  • Ensure that you check out these pages regularly throughout your Induction and beyond to keep up to date with University updates relating to research and research degrees; this is particularly important as we adapt to the current and changing environment.
  • Ensure that you attend / access the following remote Induction events/resources:

    You will receive communications from the Doctoral Research College regarding the online events taking place for PGR students in your base faculty:

    • Faculty of the Arts, Design and Media: TBC

    If you have queries, please contact drc.adm@bcu.ac.uk

    • Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences: TBC

    If you have queries, please contact blssdoctoralresearchcollege@bcu.ac.uk

    • Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences: TBC

    If you have queries, please contact drc-hels@bcu.ac.uk

    • Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment: TBC

    If you have queries, please contact drc.cebe@bcu.ac.uk

    Explore the hints, tips and advice from your fellow research degree students.

Social media accounts

If you do not already follow us, please join the following groups: