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Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

Rebecca Court

Rebecca Court

Welcome message

Hello and welcome to the BA Fine Art course at Birmingham City University. We hope you are excited to join us!

The focus of your first week is orientation and integration – you will learn to navigate your your way around the campus, the city and also meet and get to know your peers and tutors on the course.

During the first week there will be general presentations that outline the year ahead, introduces you to all the BCU resources available to support you in your studies, as well as an introduction to your first two modules ‘Making Studio and Making a Living 1: Developing Skills’.

Additionally there will also be range of engaging practical activities planned where we will start making work and activating the studio space.

Of course you will also have the opportunity to ask questions throughout the week to help address any concerns or issues you may have.

We look forward to meeting you all in September.

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week, including your required pre-arrival activity.

. Moodle - BA (Hons) Fine Art

Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

Lara Farniss - Staff

Lara Furniss

Welcome message

Welcome to the Art and Design / Art and Design with Creative Technologies course at Birmingham City University.

We are really looking forward to meeting you in Welcome Week. We have an exciting range of activities planned to introduce you to your peers, the staff team, the course, and the city.

Please contact me by email if you have any questions, and see you in September.

Best wishes,

Lara

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Art and Design

Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

Jo Newman

Welcome message

Welcome to the Fine Art with a Foundation Year BA course. This is a broad-based course that is made of several different pathways.

It has an ethos that embraces focussed learning and academic fun! During your first week you will be given presentations and activities that will outline the year ahead, and help you to navigate your way around the broader university and the city.

You will also meet your peers and tutors and will be given the opportunity to ask questions. On your arrival, we will meet you in the foyer at Margaret Street and will guide you to your studio spaces. If you have any questions ahead of induction week, please email me - Jo Newman, Foundation Course Director - jo.newman@bcu.ac.uk.

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week, including your required pre-arrival activity.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Fine Art with a Foundation Year

Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

Jo Newman

Welcome message

Welcome to Birmingham City University. This is a broad-based course that is made of several different pathways.

It has an ethos that embraces focussed learning and academic fun! During your first week you will be given presentations and activities that will outline the year ahead, and help you to navigate your way around the broader university and the city.

You will also meet your peers and tutors and will be given the opportunity to ask questions. On your arrival, we will meet you in the foyer at Margaret Street and will guide you to your studio spaces. If you have any questions ahead of induction week, please email me - Jo Newman, Foundation Course Director - jo.newman@bcu.ac.uk.

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week, including your required pre-arrival activity.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Art and Design with a Foundation Year

Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

Jo Newman

Welcome message

Welcome to the Graphic Design with a Foundation Year BA course. This is a broad-based course that is made of several different pathways.

It has an ethos that embraces focussed learning and academic fun! During your first week you will be given presentations and activities that will outline the year ahead, and help you to navigate your way around the broader university and the city.

You will also meet your peers and tutors and will be given the opportunity to ask questions. On your arrival, we will meet you in the foyer at Margaret Street and will guide you to your studio spaces. If you have any questions ahead of induction week, please email me - Jo Newman, Foundation Course Director - jo.newman@bcu.ac.uk.

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week, including your required pre-arrival activity.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Graphic Design with a Foundation Year

Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

Jo Newman

Welcome message

Welcome to the Illustration with a Foundation Year BA course. This is a broad-based course that is made of several different pathways.

It has an ethos that embraces focussed learning and academic fun! During your first week you will be given presentations and activities that will outline the year ahead, and help you to navigate your way around the broader university and the city.

You will also meet your peers and tutors and will be given the opportunity to ask questions. On your arrival, we will meet you in the foyer at Margaret Street and will guide you to your studio spaces. If you have any questions ahead of induction week, please email me - Jo Newman, Foundation Course Director - jo.newman@bcu.ac.uk.

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week, including your required pre-arrival activity.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Illustration with a Foundation Year

Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

Jo Newman

Welcome message

Welcome to the Photography with a Foundation Year BA course. This is a broad-based course that is made of several different pathways.

It has an ethos that embraces focussed learning and academic fun! During your first week you will be given presentations and activities that will outline the year ahead, and help you to navigate your way around the broader university and the city.

You will also meet your peers and tutors and will be given the opportunity to ask questions. On your arrival, we will meet you in the foyer at Margaret Street and will guide you to your studio spaces. If you have any questions ahead of induction week, please email me - Jo Newman, Foundation Course Director - jo.newman@bcu.ac.uk.

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week, including your required pre-arrival activity.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Photography with a Foundation Year

Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

Jo Newman

Welcome message

Welcome to the Video Game Digital Art with a Foundation Year BA course. This is a broad-based course that is made of several different pathways.

It has an ethos that embraces focussed learning and academic fun! During your first week you will be given presentations and activities that will outline the year ahead, and help you to navigate your way around the broader university and the city.

You will also meet your peers and tutors and will be given the opportunity to ask questions. On your arrival, we will meet you in the foyer at Margaret Street and will guide you to your studio spaces. If you have any questions ahead of induction week, please email me - Jo Newman, Foundation Course Director - jo.newman@bcu.ac.uk.

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week, including your required pre-arrival activity.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Video Game Digital Art with a Foundation Year

Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

Jo Newman

Welcome message

Welcome to the Digital Animation with a Foundation Year BA course. This is a broad-based course that is made of several different pathways.

It has an ethos that embraces focussed learning and academic fun! During your first week you will be given presentations and activities that will outline the year ahead, and help you to navigate your way around the broader university and the city.

You will also meet your peers and tutors and will be given the opportunity to ask questions. On your arrival, we will meet you in the foyer at Margaret Street and will guide you to your studio spaces. If you have any questions ahead of induction week, please email me - Jo Newman, Foundation Course Director - jo.newman@bcu.ac.uk.

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week, including your required pre-arrival activity.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Digital Animation with a Foundation Year

Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

A profile picture of Jane Watts

Jane Watts

Welcome message

Welcome to the new BA Art Business (level 6 top-up) course! We are looking forward to welcoming you all, some familiar with Margaret Street and some new to us. We will ensure you have time to get to know your group, navigate the facilities, find out more about the plans for semester one, and meet the staff during induction week. If you have any questions or need more information do not hesitate to get in touch.

Best wishes,

Jane

Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

Joe Miles

Welcome message

Welcome to BA (Hons) Photography and an exciting new chapter of your life! We’re really looking forward to you joining us at Birmingham City University.

Welcome Week will give you a great introduction to university life, with information about the course and lots of great activities organised by our dynamic student union.

During your time here, seize every opportunity to engage with your studies, participate in extracurricular activities and connect with your peers. Embrace the diversity of ideas and cultures that thrive on our campus, as they will broaden your horizons and enrich your understanding of the world.

Do not hesitate to ask us for guidance and support when you need it. Whether you need academic advice, career guidance, or assistance with any challenges you may face, we are committed to supporting your growth and well-being.

Once again, welcome to our university family. Embrace the opportunities that lie ahead, embrace the challenges and embrace the joy of learning more about Photography. Your journey begins now, and we cannot wait to share in all that you will achieve during your time here.

Very best wishes,

Joe

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week, including your required pre-arrival activity.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Photography

Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

Jane Anderson

Welcome message

Hello and welcome to the BA (Hons) Graphic Design Course.

We hope you are excited to join us for induction week! We're excited to see what you will produce on your three year journey at BCU. We have lots of fun and engaging activities planned to help you orientate and integrate into our design community. You'll be able to meet your peers and tutors, and have the opportunity to ask questions throughout the week to help you address any concerns or confusions about the course, as well as any general settling in queries.

In the meantime please follow us on Instagram @bcu_graphics to see more of our fantastic student work.

Best wishes,

Jane

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week, including your required pre-arrival activity.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Graphic Design

Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

Helen Wheeler

Helen Wheeler

Welcome message

Welcome to BA (Hons) Illustration!

Myself and the course team can't wait to meet you all, and for you to become the newest part of our creative community.

This is such an exciting time to be studying illustration. There are an ever-growing amount of applications for illustration in the world that we live in, and our course will allow you to explore the constantly expanding opportunities. We can't wait to help you develop your style, creativity and curiosity!

We know that you'll be more than ready to embark on your creative journey with us over the next three years. Inspiring experiences and a vibrant atmosphere await you in our studio. We will introduce you to our creative briefs, workshops, artist talks and real-life illustration experiences. Welcome week is a chance to orientate yourselves, get settled in, and make new friends. The team have been working really hard on a programme which will give you the very best start.

We are looking forward to getting to know you, working with you, and seeing you develop as one of our students. In the meantime you can follow us on Instagram @bcuillustration and check out our shiny new website www.bcuillustration.co.uk. Please remember that you can contact me at any time via email (helen.wheeler@bcu.ac.uk) if you have any concerns at all.

See you soon,

Helen

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week, including your required pre-arrival activity.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Illustration

Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

Christopher Morris

Christopher Morris

Welcome message

Hello and welcome.

We hope you are excited to join us for our BA (Hons) Digital Marketing induction week!

We have lots of fun and engaging activities planned to help you find your way around the campus and also to enable you to meet your peers and tutors.

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week, including your required pre-arrival activity.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Digital Marketing

Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

Sion Lenton

Welcome message

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

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week, including your required pre-arrival activity.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Video Game Design with a Foundation Year

Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

Sion Lenton

Welcome message

Dear Student,

Welcome to BSc (Hons) Video Game Development with a Foundation Year.

The Foundation Year offers a bridge between understanding video games and games systems into scripting functionality and realising gameplay experiences, and enables you to gain this experience and join the full honours prepared for success.

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

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week, including your required pre-arrival activity.

Moodle - BSc (Hons) Video Game Development with a Foundation Year

Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

Shaun Magher

Shaun Magher

Welcome message

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

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week, including your required pre-arrival activity.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Digital Animation

Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

Shaun Magher

Shaun Magher

Welcome message

Hi there, I want to wish you a very warm welcome to BA (Hons) Video Game Digital Art; developing the next generation of video game artists.

This course provides budding games artists with the skills needed to successfully navigate through the challenges and pitfalls of delivering game products within a demanding and rapidly evolving games industry environment.

Our diverse team of academics, specialists and industry mentors are looking forward to providing you with a wide range of experience in game development, game design, project management and production and games business models, enabling you to succeed in entering the games industry as a T-Skilled professional.

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 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.

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week, including your required pre-arrival activity.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Video Game Digital Art

Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

Mattia Colombo

Welcome message

Hi and welcome to BSc (Hons) Video Game Development, an intensive, two-year degree, perfect for a career as a programmer within the video game industry.

This course provides creative, ambitious undergraduates with key skills to succeed in the field of video game development. Responding to key/future trends, technology innovation and the latest tools, the course should equip you with the skills, knowledge and confidence to author video games using a variety of programming languages, engines and frameworks across several target platforms.

With specialist skills training, mentoring and support from experienced industry professionals, you'll gain the theoretical and intellectual skills, mixed with the practical and team-working experience that game industry employers crave.

By the time you graduate, a whole year before most students, you’ll have two years of tangible, video game programming experience under your belt, ready to find your perfect job in the ever-growing game development industries.

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 campus and also to enable you to meet your peers and tutors.

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

Mattia

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week, including your required pre-arrival activity.

Moodle - BSc (Hons) Video Game Development

Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

Sion Lenton

Welcome message

Hi there,

I want to wish you a very warm welcome to BA (Hons) Video Game Design; developing the next generation video game designers and producers.

This course provides budding games designers and producers with all the key design, production and even high-level business skills needed to successfully navigate through the challenges and pitfalls of delivering game products within a demanding and rapidly evolving games industry environment.

Our diverse team of academics, specialists and industry mentors are looking forward to providing you with a wide range of experience in game development, game design, project management and production and games business models, enabling you to succeed in entering the games industry as a T-Skilled professional.

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 within the numerous projects within the programme.

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 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.

Sion

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week, including your required pre-arrival activity.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Video Game Design

Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

Andy Conway

Welcome message

A very warm welcome from the course team.

This exciting course is part of the Film Futures virtual film group that BCU is launching in Britain’s second city, which will allow you to explore key film theory, practice and industry debates, and to become part of a film community with students from related courses.

As part of your programme, you will also have the opportunity to both attend and work on film festivals that occur in the city.

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week, including your required pre-arrival activity.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Film and Screenwriting

Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

Alan McQueen

Welcome message

A very warm welcome from the course team.

This exciting course is part of the Film Futures virtual film group that BCU is launching in Britain’s second city, which will allow you to explore key film theory, practice and industry debates, and to become part of a film community with students from related courses.

As part of your programme, you will also have the opportunity to both attend and work on film festivals that occur in the city.

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week, including your required pre-arrival activity.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Filmmaking

Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

Robin Kay

Robin Kay

Welcome message

I hope you are excited to join us for induction week!

This is the first time we will meet as a group and will be a chance for you to meet your peers and tutors. The week involves both fun activities and key information about being a student with us (e.g. how to access the IT system, how to book equipment out, etc.).

See you there.

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week, including your required pre-arrival activity.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Film and Screenwriting with a Foundation Year

Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

Robin Kay

Robin Kay

Welcome message

I hope you are excited to join us for induction week!

This is the first time we will meet as a group and will be a chance for you to meet your peers and tutors. The week involves both fun activities and key information about being a student with us (e.g. how to access the IT system, how to book equipment out, etc.).

See you there.

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week, including your required pre-arrival activity.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Filmmaking with a Foundation Year

Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

Robin Kay

Robin Kay

Welcome message

I hope you are excited to join us for induction week!

This is the first time we will meet as a group and will be a chance for you to meet your peers and tutors. The week involves both fun activities and key information about being a student with us (e.g. how to access the IT system, how to book equipment out, etc.).

See you there.

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week, including your required pre-arrival activity.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Media and Communication with a Foundation Year

Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

Robin Kay

Robin Kay

Welcome message

I hope you are excited to join us for induction week!

This is the first time we will meet as a group and will be a chance for you to meet your peers and tutors. The week involves both fun activities and key information about being a student with us (e.g. how to access the IT system, how to book equipment out, etc.).

See you there.

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week, including your required pre-arrival activity.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Media Production with a Foundation Year

Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

Robin Kay

Robin Kay

Welcome message

I hope you are excited to join us for induction week!

This is the first time we will meet as a group and will be a chance for you to meet your peers and tutors. The week involves both fun activities and key information about being a student with us (e.g. how to access the IT system, how to book equipment out, etc.).

See you there.

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week, including your required pre-arrival activity.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Music Business with a Foundation Year

Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

Robin Kay

Robin Kay

Welcome message

I hope you are excited to join us for induction week!

This is the first time we will meet as a group and will be a chance for you to meet your peers and tutors. The week involves both fun activities and key information about being a student with us (e.g. how to access the IT system, how to book equipment out, etc.).

See you there.

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week, including your required pre-arrival activity.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Sports Journalism with a Foundation Year

Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

Robin Kay

Robin Kay

Welcome message

I hope you are excited to join us for induction week!

This is the first time we will meet as a group and will be a chance for you to meet your peers and tutors. The week involves both fun activities and key information about being a student with us (e.g. how to access the IT system, how to book equipment out, etc.).

See you there.

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week, including your required pre-arrival activity.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Journalism with a Foundation Year

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Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

Hazel Collie

Hazel Collie

Welcome message

A very warm welcome from the BA (Hons) Media and Communication course team. We’re really looking forward to working with you over the next three years.

Before we get the degree underway, we’re excited to host you in Welcome Week, where we have a range of activities to enable you to meet your tutors, get to know each other and to find your way around the University and Birmingham.

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week, including your required pre-arrival activity.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Media and Communication

Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

Rachel-Ann Charles

Welcome message

I'd like to wish you a warm welcome from the BCU Journalism team. We're looking forward to meeting you during the welcome week, where you’ll get a chance to chat to some of your lecturers and make new friends.

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week, including your required pre-arrival activity.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Journalism

Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

Chris Lepkowski

Welcome message

I'd like to wish you a warm welcome from the BCU Journalism team. We're looking forward to meeting you during the welcome week, where you’ll get a chance to chat to some of your lecturers and make new friends.

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week, including your required pre-arrival activity.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Sports Journalism

Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

Dharmesh Rajput

Welcome message

A very warm welcome from the Media Production course team.

This exciting course at Birmingham City University enjoys some of the best television and radio facilities of any UK university. You’ll be making your own audio and video content from the outset, working collaboratively with your peers. The course is very industry focussed, and your lecturers all have backgrounds as media professionals themselves. We’re really looking forward to getting to know you, and to work with you on some interesting projects.

We are excited to meet you during the ‘Welcome Week’, where we have a range of activities prepared to enable you to meet your peers and tutors and to help orientate you around the University and Birmingham.

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week, including your required pre-arrival activity.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Media Production

Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

Philip Young

Philip Young

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 campus and also to enable you to meet your peers and tutors.

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week, including your required pre-arrival activity.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Public Relations and Media

Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

Matt-Grimes-staff-profile

Dr Matt Grimes

Welcome message

A very warm welcome from the BA (Hons) Music Business course team. The course is industry focussed, and your lecturers all have backgrounds in the music industry.

It’s a really exciting time to be studying such a diverse subject, there are many opportunities within the music industries. We are looking forward to introducing you to the principles and skills that are at the heart of what we do; whilst intentionally pushing you to explore your creativity and curiosity and develop new and innovative approaches.

We’re really looking forward to getting to know you, and to work with you on some interesting projects over the coming 3 years. We are excited to be hosting you in Welcome Week, where we have a range of fun and engaging activities to enable you to meet your peers and tutors and to help orientate you with the University and the city of Birmingham.

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week, including your required pre-arrival activity.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Music Business

Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

Louise Martin staff profile

Louise Martin

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.

The Fashion and Textiles foundation course is an exciting step towards your chosen degree path, an opportunity for you to develop skills, which will start to equip your professional journey.

We will excite, engage and challenge you, helping you to develop a great aesthetic and enthusiasm to learn.

We look forward to meeting you in September.

Best Wishes

Louise Martin

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week, including your required pre-arrival activity.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Fashion Design with a Foundation Year

Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

Louise Martin staff profile

Louise Martin

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.

The Fashion and Textiles foundation course is an exciting step towards your chosen degree path, an opportunity for you to develop skills, which will start to equip your professional journey.

We will excite, engage and challenge you, helping you to develop a great aesthetic and enthusiasm to learn.

We look forward to meeting you in September.

Best Wishes

Louise Martin

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week, including your required pre-arrival activity.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Textile Design with a Foundation Year

Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

Louise Martin staff profile

Louise Martin

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.

The Fashion and Textiles foundation course is an exciting step towards your chosen degree path, an opportunity for you to develop skills, which will start to equip your professional journey.

We will excite, engage and challenge you, helping you to develop a great aesthetic and enthusiasm to learn.

We look forward to meeting you in September.

Best Wishes

Louise Martin

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week, including your required pre-arrival activity.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Fashion Branding and Communication with a Foundation Year

Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

Louise Martin staff profile

Louise Martin

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.

The Fashion and Textiles foundation course is an exciting step towards your chosen degree path, an opportunity for you to develop skills, which will start to equip your professional journey.

We will excite, engage and challenge you, helping you to develop a great aesthetic and enthusiasm to learn.

We look forward to meeting you in September.

Best Wishes

Louise Martin

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week, including your required pre-arrival activity.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Fashion Business and Promotion with a Foundation Year

Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

Alison Rapsey profile- 2017

Alison Rapsey

Welcome message

The team would like to welcome you all to BCU and its community. We are looking forward to assembling a new student cohort and introducing you to your peers who will collectively support you in your learning journey.

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week, including your required pre-arrival activity.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Fashion Business and Promotion

Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

Adam Guy

Adam Guy

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 and engaging activities planned to help you find your way around the campus and the city of Birmingham, and also to enable you to meet your fellow students and tutors.

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week, including your required pre-arrival activity.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Fashion Branding and Communication

Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

Joe Turvey

Welcome message

Hi there,

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Birmingham City University, and what will become the next chapter in your journey through higher education.

During the induction week, we have lots of activities planned for you, which will allow you to start to feel comfortable with your new surroundings and enable you to get to know your peers and meet the staff team.

Enjoy the summer and we will see you in September!

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week, including your required pre-arrival activity.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Fashion Design

Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

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Zoe Hillyard

Welcome message

Hello!

The staff team are looking forward to welcoming you in September and we hope you are excited for the journey ahead! We have lots of useful and fun activities planned for Welcome Week to help you make friends, meet your tutors and find your way around the campus.

In the meantime, keep an eye on our @textilesbcu Instagram page for news from the creative community you will be joining and have a lovely summer!

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week, including your required pre-arrival activity.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Textile Design

Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

Bridie Lander profile

Bridie Lander

Welcome message

We look forward to welcoming you to Birmingham City University. Induction week is an exciting opportunity to meet your teaching staff, technicians and peers.

There will be lots of activities planned to help you familiarise yourself with the Jewellery Quarter, the University and your course.

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week, including your required pre-arrival activity.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Horology with a Foundation Year

Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

Bridie Lander profile

Bridie Lander

Welcome message

We look forward to welcoming you to Birmingham City University. Induction week is an exciting opportunity to meet your teaching staff, technicians and peers.

There will be lots of activities planned to help you familiarise yourself with the Jewellery Quarter, the University and your course.

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week, including your required pre-arrival activity.

Moodle - BSc (Hons) Gemmology and Jewellery Studies with a Foundation Year

Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

Bridie Lander profile

Bridie Lander

Welcome message

We look forward to welcoming you to Birmingham City University. Induction week is an exciting opportunity to meet your teaching staff, technicians and peers.

There will be lots of activities planned to help you familiarise yourself with the Jewellery Quarter, the University and your course.

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week, including your required pre-arrival activity.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Jewellery and Objects with a Foundation Year

Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

Miranda Wells

Welcome message

We are looking forward to you joining us for induction week, and the start of your gemmological journey.

We have a range of interesting and exciting activities to help you find your way around the facilities available to you at the University, and in the surrounding area.

This will also be an opportunity to meet your tutors, and for everyone to learn more about each other, and the course.

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week, including your required pre-arrival activity.

Moodle - BSc (Hons) Gemmology and Jewellery Studies

Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

Jeremy Hobbins

Jeremy Hobbins

Welcome message

Congratulations on joining the only course of its type, the BA (Hons) Horology at BCU.

As you prepare to join the Horology Course, we are preparing for your arrival too.

There are some fun and engaging activities planned to help you find your way around the campus and also to enable you to meet your peers and tutors. Whilst you are mainly based at the Vittoria Street site, don’t forget to explore the main campus of the Faculty at Parkside.

Come and enjoy meeting your fellow students and getting to know them and your way around the Jewellery Quarter. We very much look forward to having you join us in the Horology Department.

We will start some practical work so you will need hand files, marking out tools and means of accurate measuring such as a Vernier Gauge, but do not worry if you do not have these things. We have great tools suppliers nearby that will offer you a discount, so be prepared to go shopping - do bring a pad and a pen though!

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week, including your required pre-arrival activity.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Horology

Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

Katy Tromans

Welcome message

Katy, Dauvit, our excellent visiting tutors, the equally-excellent technicians and support team, are all looking forward to welcoming you to Birmingham City University to begin your journey into the Jewellery Industry.

We’ll be starting off very informally with coffee and the chance to meet everyone on your course and the tutors and we have a week of activities planned to make you feel at home in our community of makers.

During this week, you will be allocated your personal tutor and we'll be working with you to find out how you can get the most from the course.

There is no need to buy anything advance but do bring a notepad and pen or pencil.

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week, including your required pre-arrival activity.

Moodle - HND Jewellery and Silversmithing

Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

Claire Price

Claire Price

Welcome message

Claire, Andy and Keith are really looking forward to working with you this year. During Welcome Week there will be a range of activities and opportunities to meet your new peers and tutors, as well as hearing more about your course, the University and Birmingham.

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week, including your required pre-arrival activity.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Jewellery and Silversmithing - Design for Industry

Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

Beaulagh Brooks

Welcome message

Congratulations on joining this internationally renowned degree course, the BA (Hons) Jewellery and Objects at BCU.

We hope that you are excited to join us for induction week to commence your undergraduate studies. We have a number of information sessions and activities planned to help you find your way around the campus. Whilst you will mainly be based at the Vittoria Street site, don’t forget to explore the main campus of the Faculty at Parkside.

Come and enjoy meeting your fellow students and getting to know them and your way around the Jewellery Quarter. Both I and my colleagues very much look forward to having you join us at Birmingham City University.

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week, including your required pre-arrival activity.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Jewellery and Objects

Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

Joseph Anderton

Dr Joseph Anderton

Welcome message

Welcome to Birmingham City University!

We appreciate that making the transition from Further Education to Higher Education can be a daunting prospect. But it is also an exciting one, as you embark on a life-changing journey both academically and socially. In order to help our students succeed, we support them in a variety of ways over the course of their degree, from academic guidance to help about career paths and more.

A key part of this support at the beginning of your degree is Welcome Week, a pre-induction programme where we organise a variety of activities to help you settle in and introduce you to university life.

University is a brilliant experience and one that will stay with you long after you graduate. We look forward to seeing you around the University and starting your story with us.

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week, including your required pre-arrival activity.

Moodle - BA (Hons) English Literature with a Foundation Year

Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

Joseph Anderton

Dr Joseph Anderton

Welcome message

Welcome to Birmingham City University!

We appreciate that making the transition from Further Education to Higher Education can be a daunting prospect. But it is also an exciting one, as you embark on a life-changing journey both academically and socially. In order to help our students succeed, we support them in a variety of ways over the course of their degree, from academic guidance to help about career paths and more.

A key part of this support at the beginning of your degree is Welcome Week, a pre-induction programme where we organise a variety of activities to help you settle in and introduce you to university life.

University is a brilliant experience and one that will stay with you long after you graduate. We look forward to seeing you around the University and starting your story with us.

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week, including your required pre-arrival activity.

Moodle - BA (Hons) English and Journalism with a Foundation Year

Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

Joseph Anderton

Dr Joseph Anderton

Welcome message

Welcome to Birmingham City University!

We appreciate that making the transition from Further Education to Higher Education can be a daunting prospect. But it is also an exciting one, as you embark on a life-changing journey both academically and socially. In order to help our students succeed, we support them in a variety of ways over the course of their degree, from academic guidance to help about career paths and more.

A key part of this support at the beginning of your degree is Welcome Week, a pre-induction programme where we organise a variety of activities to help you settle in and introduce you to university life.

University is a brilliant experience and one that will stay with you long after you graduate. We look forward to seeing you around the University and starting your story with us.

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week, including your required pre-arrival activity.

Moodle - BA (Hons) English Language and Literature with a Foundation Year

Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

Joseph Anderton

Dr Joseph Anderton

Welcome message

Welcome to Birmingham City University!

We appreciate that making the transition from Further Education to Higher Education can be a daunting prospect. But it is also an exciting one, as you embark on a life-changing journey both academically and socially. In order to help our students succeed, we support them in a variety of ways over the course of their degree, from academic guidance to help about career paths and more.

A key part of this support at the beginning of your degree is Welcome Week, a pre-induction programme where we organise a variety of activities to help you settle in and introduce you to university life.

University is a brilliant experience and one that will stay with you long after you graduate. We look forward to seeing you around the University and starting your story with us.

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week, including your required pre-arrival activity.

Moodle - BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing with a Foundation Year

Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

Joseph Anderton

Dr Joseph Anderton

Welcome message

Welcome to Birmingham City University!

We appreciate that making the transition from Further Education to Higher Education can be a daunting prospect. But it is also an exciting one, as you embark on a life-changing journey both academically and socially. In order to help our students succeed, we support them in a variety of ways over the course of their degree, from academic guidance to help about career paths and more.

A key part of this support at the beginning of your degree is Welcome Week, a pre-induction programme where we organise a variety of activities to help you settle in and introduce you to university life.

University is a brilliant experience and one that will stay with you long after you graduate. We look forward to seeing you around the University and starting your story with us.

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week, including your required pre-arrival activity.

Moodle - BA (Hons) English with a Foundation Year

Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

Joseph Anderton

Dr Joseph Anderton

Welcome message

Welcome to Birmingham City University!

We appreciate that making the transition from Further Education to Higher Education can be a daunting prospect. But it is also an exciting one, as you embark on a life-changing journey both academically and socially. In order to help our students succeed, we support them in a variety of ways over the course of their degree, from academic guidance to help about career paths and more.

A key part of this support at the beginning of your degree is Welcome Week, a pre-induction programme where we organise a variety of activities to help you settle in and introduce you to university life.

University is a brilliant experience and one that will stay with you long after you graduate. We look forward to seeing you around the University and starting your story with us.

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week, including your required pre-arrival activity.

Moodle - BA (Hons) English

Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

Joseph Anderton

Dr Joseph Anderton

Welcome message

Welcome to Birmingham City University!

We appreciate that making the transition from Further Education to Higher Education can be a daunting prospect. But it is also an exciting one, as you embark on a life-changing journey both academically and socially. In order to help our students succeed, we support them in a variety of ways over the course of their degree, from academic guidance to help about career paths and more.

A key part of this support at the beginning of your degree is Welcome Week, a pre-induction programme where we organise a variety of activities to help you settle in and introduce you to university life.

University is a brilliant experience and one that will stay with you long after you graduate. We look forward to seeing you around the University and starting your story with us.

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week, including your required pre-arrival activity.

Moodle - BA (Hons) English Literature

Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

Joseph Anderton

Dr Joseph Anderton

Welcome message

Welcome to Birmingham City University!

We appreciate that making the transition from Further Education to Higher Education can be a daunting prospect. But it is also an exciting one, as you embark on a life-changing journey both academically and socially. In order to help our students succeed, we support them in a variety of ways over the course of their degree, from academic guidance to help about career paths and more.

A key part of this support at the beginning of your degree is Welcome Week, a pre-induction programme where we organise a variety of activities to help you settle in and introduce you to university life.

University is a brilliant experience and one that will stay with you long after you graduate. We look forward to seeing you around the University and starting your story with us.

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week, including your required pre-arrival activity.

Moodle - BA (Hons) English and Journalism

Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

Joseph Anderton

Dr Joseph Anderton

Welcome message

Welcome to Birmingham City University!

We appreciate that making the transition from Further Education to Higher Education can be a daunting prospect. But it is also an exciting one, as you embark on a life-changing journey both academically and socially. In order to help our students succeed, we support them in a variety of ways over the course of their degree, from academic guidance to help about career paths and more.

A key part of this support at the beginning of your degree is Welcome Week, a pre-induction programme where we organise a variety of activities to help you settle in and introduce you to university life.

University is a brilliant experience and one that will stay with you long after you graduate. We look forward to seeing you around the University and starting your story with us.

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week, including your required pre-arrival activity.

Moodle - BA (Hons) English Language and Literature

Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

Joseph Anderton

Dr Joseph Anderton

Welcome message

Welcome to Birmingham City University!

We appreciate that making the transition from Further Education to Higher Education can be a daunting prospect. But it is also an exciting one, as you embark on a life-changing journey both academically and socially. In order to help our students succeed, we support them in a variety of ways over the course of their degree, from academic guidance to help about career paths and more.

A key part of this support at the beginning of your degree is Welcome Week, a pre-induction programme where we organise a variety of activities to help you settle in and introduce you to university life.

University is a brilliant experience and one that will stay with you long after you graduate. We look forward to seeing you around the University and starting your story with us.

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week, including your required pre-arrival activity.

Moodle - BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing

Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

Tom Tebby

Welcome message

Welcome to the world of creativity, innovation, and limitless possibilities! I am delighted to extend a warm and enthusiastic welcome to each and every one of you as you embark on this exciting journey into the realm of architecture and design.

As you step into our studios, you are entering a space that encourages imagination, fosters collaboration, and pushes boundaries. Whether you are joining us with a burning passion for designing structures that redefine skylines or a curiosity to explore the intricacies of interior spaces, you have chosen a field that allows you to shape the world around us.

Architecture and design are not just about creating beautiful structures or aesthetically pleasing spaces; they are about understanding the needs of individuals, communities, and the environment. Our aim is to empower you with the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to design spaces that not only inspire but also address social, cultural, and environmental challenges.

Throughout your journey with us, you will have the opportunity to engage in hands-on projects, collaborate with your peers, and learn from experienced professionals in the field. We encourage you to embrace the process of experimentation, to think critically, and to approach problems with an open mind. Each project will provide you with an opportunity to explore your creativity, refine your technical skills, and discover your unique design voice.

Once again, a warm welcome to the Foundation course. We are excited to embark on this journey with you and look forward to witnessing your growth, achievements, and contributions.

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week, including your required pre-arrival activity.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design with a Foundation Year

Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

Tom Tebby

Welcome message

Welcome to the world of creativity, innovation, and limitless possibilities! I am delighted to extend a warm and enthusiastic welcome to each and every one of you as you embark on this exciting journey into the realm of architecture and design.

As you step into our studios, you are entering a space that encourages imagination, fosters collaboration, and pushes boundaries. Whether you are joining us with a burning passion for designing structures that redefine skylines or a curiosity to explore the intricacies of interior spaces, you have chosen a field that allows you to shape the world around us.

Architecture and design are not just about creating beautiful structures or aesthetically pleasing spaces; they are about understanding the needs of individuals, communities, and the environment. Our aim is to empower you with the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to design spaces that not only inspire but also address social, cultural, and environmental challenges.

Throughout your journey with us, you will have the opportunity to engage in hands-on projects, collaborate with your peers, and learn from experienced professionals in the field. We encourage you to embrace the process of experimentation, to think critically, and to approach problems with an open mind. Each project will provide you with an opportunity to explore your creativity, refine your technical skills, and discover your unique design voice.

Once again, a warm welcome to the Foundation course. We are excited to embark on this journey with you and look forward to witnessing your growth, achievements, and contributions.

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week, including your required pre-arrival activity.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Architecture with a Foundation Year

Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

Tom Tebby

Welcome message

Welcome to the world of creativity, innovation, and limitless possibilities! I am delighted to extend a warm and enthusiastic welcome to each and every one of you as you embark on this exciting journey into the realm of architecture and design.

As you step into our studios, you are entering a space that encourages imagination, fosters collaboration, and pushes boundaries. Whether you are joining us with a burning passion for designing structures that redefine skylines or a curiosity to explore the intricacies of interior spaces, you have chosen a field that allows you to shape the world around us.

Architecture and design are not just about creating beautiful structures or aesthetically pleasing spaces; they are about understanding the needs of individuals, communities, and the environment. Our aim is to empower you with the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to design spaces that not only inspire but also address social, cultural, and environmental challenges.

Throughout your journey with us, you will have the opportunity to engage in hands-on projects, collaborate with your peers, and learn from experienced professionals in the field. We encourage you to embrace the process of experimentation, to think critically, and to approach problems with an open mind. Each project will provide you with an opportunity to explore your creativity, refine your technical skills, and discover your unique design voice.

Once again, a warm welcome to the Foundation course. We are excited to embark on this journey with you and look forward to witnessing your growth, achievements, and contributions.

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week, including your required pre-arrival activity.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Landscape Architecture with a Foundation Year

Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

Tom Tebby

Welcome message

Welcome to the world of creativity, innovation, and limitless possibilities! I am delighted to extend a warm and enthusiastic welcome to each and every one of you as you embark on this exciting journey into the realm of architecture and design.

As you step into our studios, you are entering a space that encourages imagination, fosters collaboration, and pushes boundaries. Whether you are joining us with a burning passion for designing structures that redefine skylines or a curiosity to explore the intricacies of interior spaces, you have chosen a field that allows you to shape the world around us.

Architecture and design are not just about creating beautiful structures or aesthetically pleasing spaces; they are about understanding the needs of individuals, communities, and the environment. Our aim is to empower you with the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to design spaces that not only inspire but also address social, cultural, and environmental challenges.

Throughout your journey with us, you will have the opportunity to engage in hands-on projects, collaborate with your peers, and learn from experienced professionals in the field. We encourage you to embrace the process of experimentation, to think critically, and to approach problems with an open mind. Each project will provide you with an opportunity to explore your creativity, refine your technical skills, and discover your unique design voice.

Once again, a warm welcome to the Foundation course. We are excited to embark on this journey with you and look forward to witnessing your growth, achievements, and contributions.

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week, including your required pre-arrival activity.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Product and Furniture Design with a Foundation Year

Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

Tom Tebby

Welcome message

Welcome to the world of creativity, innovation, and limitless possibilities! I am delighted to extend a warm and enthusiastic welcome to each and every one of you as you embark on this exciting journey into the realm of architecture and design.

As you step into our studios, you are entering a space that encourages imagination, fosters collaboration, and pushes boundaries. Whether you are joining us with a burning passion for designing structures that redefine skylines or a curiosity to explore the intricacies of interior spaces, you have chosen a field that allows you to shape the world around us.

Architecture and design are not just about creating beautiful structures or aesthetically pleasing spaces; they are about understanding the needs of individuals, communities, and the environment. Our aim is to empower you with the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to design spaces that not only inspire but also address social, cultural, and environmental challenges.

Throughout your journey with us, you will have the opportunity to engage in hands-on projects, collaborate with your peers, and learn from experienced professionals in the field. We encourage you to embrace the process of experimentation, to think critically, and to approach problems with an open mind. Each project will provide you with an opportunity to explore your creativity, refine your technical skills, and discover your unique design voice.

Once again, a warm welcome to the Foundation course. We are excited to embark on this journey with you and look forward to witnessing your growth, achievements, and contributions.

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week, including your required pre-arrival activity.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Landscape Architecture with Urban Design with a Foundation Year

Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

Tom Tebby

Welcome message

Welcome to the world of creativity, innovation, and limitless possibilities! I am delighted to extend a warm and enthusiastic welcome to each and every one of you as you embark on this exciting journey into the realm of architecture and design.

As you step into our studios, you are entering a space that encourages imagination, fosters collaboration, and pushes boundaries. Whether you are joining us with a burning passion for designing structures that redefine skylines or a curiosity to explore the intricacies of interior spaces, you have chosen a field that allows you to shape the world around us.

Architecture and design are not just about creating beautiful structures or aesthetically pleasing spaces; they are about understanding the needs of individuals, communities, and the environment. Our aim is to empower you with the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to design spaces that not only inspire but also address social, cultural, and environmental challenges.

Throughout your journey with us, you will have the opportunity to engage in hands-on projects, collaborate with your peers, and learn from experienced professionals in the field. We encourage you to embrace the process of experimentation, to think critically, and to approach problems with an open mind. Each project will provide you with an opportunity to explore your creativity, refine your technical skills, and discover your unique design voice.

Once again, a warm welcome to the Foundation course. We are excited to embark on this journey with you and look forward to witnessing your growth, achievements, and contributions.

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week, including your required pre-arrival activity.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Design for Future Living with a Foundation Year

Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

Nicholas Irvin

Nicholas Irvin

A profile picture of Hocine Bougdah

Hocine Bougdah

Welcome message

Dear first year Design for Future Living student,

Welcome to Birmingham City University.

We look forward to working with you this year and helping you to build your skills as you start to develop your career through our ground breaking course, BA (Hons) Design for Future Living.

We have an exciting induction week planned to help you get to know one another, the course and the University.

We look forward to meeting you!

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week, including your required pre-arrival activity.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Design for Future Living

Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

Max Karlsson Wisotsky

Oliver Chapman

Welcome message

Dear first year BA Architecture student,

Welcome to Birmingham City University.

This first year is filled with exciting challenges (and it will fly by very quickly) so don’t waste any time in getting to know your teaching team, your personal tutors, and your fellow course mates, and make sure you engage with all the wonderful activities during Welcome Week.

There are three vital skills that will help you get the most out of your degree: communication, perseverance, and empathy. So, remember, you are learning how to design to help other people: you’re not alone; it will be hard work; and you will enjoy it!

The whole staff team looks forward to meeting you soon!

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week, including your required pre-arrival activity.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Architecture

Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

Eccles Sze - Landscape Architecture Lecturer

(Eccles) Sze Ng

Welcome message

I hope you are excited to join us for induction week! For many of you, this will be your first experience of higher education and the various opportunities that this presents.

We have lots of fun and engaging activities planned to help you get a feel for the course and help you find your way around the campus and local areas, as well as meet your fellow students and the course tutors.

You will likely find that your journey is a shared one.

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week, including your required pre-arrival activity.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Landscape Architecture

Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

Eccles Sze - Landscape Architecture Lecturer

(Eccles) Sze Ng

Welcome message

I hope you are excited to join us for induction week! For many of you, this will be your first experience of higher education and the various opportunities that this presents.

We have lots of fun and engaging activities planned to help you get a feel for the course and help you find your way around the campus and local areas, as well as meet your fellow students and the course tutors.

You will likely find that your journey is a shared one.

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week, including your required pre-arrival activity.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Landscape Architecture with Urban Design

Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

Josephine Bridges

Kathryn Jones

Welcome message

Dear New BA Interior Architecture and Design Students,

Welcome to an exciting chapter of your academic journey! We are thrilled to have you join our esteemed program, and we want to extend a warm welcome to each and every one of you. As you embark on this path of exploration and creativity, we encourage you to make the most of your time here by fully engaging in the upcoming Welcome Week.

During Welcome Week, you will have the opportunity to familiarise yourself with the dynamic environment of our department, meet your fellow classmates, and get to know the dedicated faculty members who will guide you throughout your studies. It is a crucial period to connect, collaborate, and build the foundation for a successful academic and personal journey.

One key aspect we'd like to highlight is the significance of your personal tutors. Your personal tutor will be your main source of support and guidance throughout your time on the course. They are here to assist you in navigating the challenges of your studies, offer advice, and help you develop as you embark on your higher education journey. We encourage you to establish a strong relationship with your personal tutor, as they will play an integral role in your academic development.

In addition to your personal tutors, we would like to emphasise the importance of accessing Moodle, our online learning platform. Moodle will serve as your central hub for accessing course materials, submitting assignments, engaging in discussions, and staying up to date with important announcements. It is an invaluable resource that will keep you informed and connected to the course curriculum, faculty, and your peers. As soon as you enrol you will be able to access Moodle so please do log onto this and take part in the activities that are there to help you get off to a flying start on your course.

Remember, your time as a student of BA Interior Architecture and Design is not just about gaining knowledge, but also about embracing the opportunities for personal growth and creative exploration. We encourage you to take part in extracurricular activities, join student organisations, and engage in the vibrant community that surrounds our department. We’re all very friendly and you’ll soon settle in very quickly. Remember, everyone is in the same boat and there are lots of people available to support you!

Once again, welcome to the course! We are excited to witness your growth, creativity, and passion throughout your time here. Embrace the challenges, collaborate with your peers, seek support from your personal tutor, and make the most of the resources available to you, including Moodle. We wish you a rewarding and inspiring journey ahead.

Best regards,

From all the staff at BA IA+D

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week, including your required pre-arrival activity.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design

Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

JasonNic

Jason Nicholson

Welcome message

The course team would like to welcome you to Product and Furniture Design, a dynamic, stimulating, and exciting programme of study.

The next three years will provide you with the professional skills to enter the world of Product and Furniture Design.

The first year aims to build on varying levels of student pre-knowledge, through the introduction of practical skills, design process, materials and visual language and theory. A variety of project briefs introduce scales of manufacture from bespoke to mass production.

The second year aims to advance through professional practice and ‘live’ project-based learning, an appreciation of the diversity of activities involved within the area of Product and Furniture Design. The year also aims to develop advanced visual communication skills, presentation techniques and prototyping skills.

The third year aims to encourage individual direction and professional opportunities, establishing study methods of a more self-directed nature, requiring the application of previously acquired knowledge and skills.

As a student studying the Product and Furniture Design course, you have now become a member of a truly creative environment and academic community alongside students from a diverse range of creative subjects across the University.

We hope that your time at BCU will be enjoyable and productive!

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week, including your required pre-arrival activity.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Product and Furniture Design

Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

daniele.sanderson@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

I am delighted to welcome you to RBC and onto your BA Acting course. We’re looking forward to welcoming you and helping you to settle into the University, your course and your new environment.

Everyone is always a bit nervous about starting university, this is a good sign, and it means you’re keen to do well and make the most of this exciting opportunity. We’re all very friendly, and you’ll soon settle in very quickly. Remember, everyone is in the same boat!

Your personal tutor is a key person to get to know in the first few weeks, they can help with any queries, worries or concerns.

Please take the time to read the information below as it will help you settle in to the University more efficiently. Further information can be found on our welcome pages, including activities during Welcome Week.

Finally, I’d like to wish you the best of luck for the start of your course. You are now a part of RBC Acting and Birmingham City University academic community, and we look forward to working in partnership with you to help you succeed.

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week, including your required pre-arrival activity.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Acting

Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

Glenn Noble

Welcome message

Hello there,

Congratulations on securing a place on our fantastic course! I hope you are looking forward to joining us for 'Welcome Week' as it should be a good chance to help you find your way around the campus and also to enable you to meet your fellow students and tutors.

Please be sure to be there for everything, because it is the time that everything gets set up, and explained, and all the questions get answered, and you start to get to know the people with whom you will be spending the next three years. We have found in the past that students missing out on Welcome Week activities often take quite a while longer to get settled at University.

There is a small preparation task you will find on Moodle which won't take too much time, and try catching up on what is going on the world (i.e. watching the news or documentaries) as a good tip. Also - if you get the chance to start reading any of the set books, then all the better, and try to see as much live theatre and performance as you can. But mainly relax, get yourself fit and healthy and ready to hit the ground running!

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week, including your required pre-arrival activity.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Applied Theatre (Community and Education)

Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

Rob Miles

Welcome message

Congratulations on gaining a place on our great course here at RBC. We are very much looking forward to welcoming you in September.

Please note that you will be receiving a welcome pack in the near future which will provide much more detail, listing everything that you need to arrange ahead of starting the course. We would recommend getting ahead and preparing a couple of monologues and songs ready for presenting material during induction week.

The Foundation Staff team is really looking forward to welcoming you all and working with you towards your acting development.

In the meantime, please start following @rbcfoundations on Instagram and also @RBCFoundations on Twitter to keep up to date with our news.

Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

Jacqui Findlay

Welcome message

Congratulations on getting your place on the Stage Management Course here at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, we hope you are as excited as we are about you joining the team. Welcome Week is a great opportunity to find your feet, meet the tutors and settle in before the fun begins!

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week, including your required pre-arrival activity.

Moodle - BA (Hons) Stage Management

Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

Jeremy Price

Welcome message

On behalf of the Jazz staff and the continuing students, a heartfelt welcome aboard this fantastic jazz department. We are delighted that you have decided to join us and look forward to sharing with you a whole host of inspiring musical experiences from all the departmental gigs and student performances to the masterclass series and international guest nights at Eastside Jazz Club.

You’ll also get to know the City’s scene with its many venues and prolific output of jazz. Many Freshers say that they hear more live jazz in their first couple of weeks than they have heard all year! And it just keeps coming so go ahead and revel in it!

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week, including your required pre-arrival activity.

Moodle - BMus (Hons) Jazz

Start date

All students should attend campus for Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 18 September 2023.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

See your timetable

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

Course leader(s)

Duncan Fielden

Duncan Fielden

Welcome message

Hello and welcome!

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you all to your first week at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

We have a lot of activities planned to help you find your way around the Conservatoire and University campus, where we can explain elements of your course to you, enable you to get to know your Head of Department and your other Course Tutors and, of course, provide arenas where you can meet other students and start to make friends.

We’ll also be using the opportunity to get you to take some small tests so that we can begin to tailor our teaching to your very specific, individual needs — nothing too scary, promise, but very important!

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week, including your required pre-arrival activity.

Moodle - BMus (Hons) Music
Location - Curzon

Course location

Curzon building

Your course will mainly be taught in:

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

Location - Millennium Point

Course location

Millennium Point

Your course will mainly be taught in:

Millennium Point, City Centre Campus (Room numbers start with MP)

Location - Moreton Street

Course location

Your course will mainly be taught in:

Moreton Street in the Jewellery Quarter, within the Assay Office Birmingham building

Location - Parkside

Course location

Parkside building

Your course will mainly be taught in:

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

Location - RBC

Course location

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Your course will mainly be taught in:

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

Location - Ruskin Hall

Course location

Ruskin Hall

Your course will mainly be taught in:

Ruskin Hall, Bournville (Room numbers start with SRU)

Location - School of Art

Course location

School of Art

Your course will mainly be taught in:

School of Art (Room numbers start with MAR)

Location - School of Jewellery

Course location

School of Jewellery

Your course will mainly be taught in:

School of Jewellery (Room numbers start with CSJ)

Location - Seacole

Course location

Seacole building

Your course will mainly be taught in:

Seacole Building, City South Campus (Room numbers start with SCT)

Location - Aston Villa

Course location

Villa Park

Your course will mainly be taught out of Villa Park and associated BCU facilities including:

City South Campus B15 3TN
Aston Villa City Academy, Brookvale B6 6HE

Location - STEAMHouse

Course location

STEAMhouse building

Your course will mainly be taught in:

STEAMhouse, City Centre Campus (Room numbers start with CST)

Location - Unit 3B

Course location

Your course will mainly be taught in:

Unit 3B Heneage Street

Location - Franchise James Watt

Course location

Your course will mainly be taught in:

Birmingham Metropolitan College at its James Watt Campus

Location - Franchise South and City College

Course location

Your course will mainly be taught in:

South and City College Birmingham's Digbeth Campus

Location - Franchise Matthew Boulton

Course location

Your course will mainly be taught in:

Matthew Boulton Campus, Birmingham Metropolitan College

Faculty - ADM

Your Faculty

Your course is part of the Faculty of Art, Design and Media.

Your Faculty Student Centre is your first point of enquiry during your time with us. You can find them at:

Faculty of Arts, Design and Media: Parkside PS304-306

Faculty - BLSS

Your Faculty

Your course is part of the Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences.

Your Faculty Student Centre is your first point of enquiry during your time with us. You can find them at:

Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences: Curzon C335

Faculty - CEBE

Your Faculty

Your course is part of the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and The Built Environment.

Your Faculty Student Centre is your first point of enquiry during your time with us. You can find them at:

Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment: STEAMhouse CST318

Faculty - HELS

Your Faculty

Your course is part of the Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences.

Your Faculty Student Centre is your first point of enquiry during your time with us. You can find them at:

Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences: Seacole SCT002

Faculty - HELS Aston Villa

Your Faculty

As a student on the FdSc Sports Coaching and Development degree course with the Aston Villa Foundation, your course is part of the Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences within City South Campus.

Your first point of enquiry during your time with us will be your course teaching team who are situated at The Aston Villa Football Club, Villa Park B6 6HE. If you have any queries or need support then please contact your Course Leader Gary McLean.

First Day - UK and International

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you to Birmingham City University!

You must 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.

To complete your enrolment, you will need the following:

  • Passport (or other form of photo ID if you are a UK/EU student)
  • 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)
  • Visa (international students only)

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

  • Notepad and pen
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Snack
  • Money

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

SSA - SSA ADM (temporarily offline)

Your Student Success Advisor team

The Student Success Advisors are BCU graduates here to advise and support you on your journey through university. They will be in contact to ensure you are settling in your course, point you in the right direction for any type of help you may need and push your success further from an academic and employability perspective.

To achieve all that, they run a series of projects, events, campaigns, and talks customised to each Faculty's need.

You can see what your Student Success Advisors are doing to help you, and connect with the team on Moodle or Instagram or contact admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk.

SSA - SSA BLSS (temporarily offline)

Your Student Success Advisor team

The Student Success Advisors are BCU graduates here to advise and support you on your journey through university. They will be in contact to ensure you are settling in your course, point you in the right direction for any type of help you may need and push your success further from an academic and employability perspective.

To achieve all that, they run a series of projects, events, campaigns, and talks customised to each Faculty's need.

You can see what your Student Success Advisors are doing to help you and find out more about them on iCity. You can also connect with them on Twitter or contact them on BLSSSSATEAM@bcu.ac.uk.

SSA - SSA CEBE (temporarily offline)

Your Student Success Advisor team

The Student Success Advisors are BCU graduates here to advise and support you on your journey through university. They will be in contact to ensure you are settling in your course, point you in the right direction for any type of help you may need and push your success further from an academic and employability perspective.

To achieve all that, they run a series of projects, events, campaigns, and talks customised to each Faculty's need.

You can see what your Student Success Advisors are doing to help you on the team’s iCity page which has your welcome guide, more info, array of activities, news and contact, or get in touch with them on cebesuccess@bcu.ac.uk. You can also follow the team on TikTok @cebe_ssa.

SSA - SSA HELS (temporarily offline)

Your Student Success Advisor team

The Student Success Advisors are BCU graduates here to advise and support you on your journey through university. They will be in contact to ensure you are settling in your course, point you in the right direction for any type of help you may need and push your success further from an academic and employability perspective.

To achieve all that, they run a series of projects, events, campaigns, and talks customised to each Faculty's need.

You can see what your Student Success Advisors are doing to help you and find out more about them on iCityYou can also contact HELSSuccess@bcu.ac.uk or connect with them on Moodle, Twitter or Instagram.

Transition - ADM

Supporting your transition

During Welcome Week, you’ll get to meet our Student Ambassadors as soon as you walk onto campus. They’ll be there to support you with finding your Faculty Student Centre, collecting your ID card and guiding you in the right direction, and for a friendly hello!

Transition - BLSS

Supporting your transition

During Welcome Week, you’ll get to meet our Student Ambassadors as soon as you walk onto campus. They’ll be there to support you with finding your Faculty Student Centre, collecting your ID card and guiding you in the right direction, and for a friendly hello!

Transition - CEBE

Supporting your transition

During Welcome Week, you’ll get to meet our Student Ambassadors as soon as you walk onto campus. They’ll be there to support you with finding your Faculty Student Centre, collecting your ID card and guiding you in the right direction, and for a friendly hello!

Transition - HELS

Supporting your transition

During Welcome Week, you’ll get to meet our Student Ambassadors as soon as you walk onto campus. They’ll be there to support you with finding your Faculty Student Centre, collecting your ID card and guiding you in the right direction, and for a friendly hello!

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International students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies in person from week 1 (w/c 22 January 2024).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (w/c 12 February 2024).

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

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Start date

Welcome Week takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

The Doctoral Research College (DRC) Team will contact you with further information regarding the induction information for your course. Once your programme has commenced, we expect you to engage with your studies in person.

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Course leadership

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).

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Welcome message

Welcome to Birmingham City University and the start of your life as a postgraduate research student, a valued member of our vibrant 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 BCU, 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 and business engagement, your research has the potential to 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.

In the last UK-wide exercise to measure research quality, REF2021, 93% of our research was recognised internationally for originality, significance and rigour, of which 19% was judged world-leading. Our submission to REF2021 demonstrated how our research has been growing in volume and quality, and included 310 staff submitted to 14 subject areas. This is more than double the number of staff assessed by REF2014, as more of our academic staff engage in impactful research of internationally recognised quality.

We are continuing our journey to further improve the quality and impact of our research; to grow our research community and enhance our research culture. We look forward to the valuable contributions that you will make.

We hope that you will enjoy being a part of our diverse 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 transferable skills that will set you up for your professional life beyond your PhD.

Please take the time to read the information in these Welcome pages, and the links therein, as it will help you settle into the University.

We wish you the very best of luck with your studies.

Dr Jenny Harding
Director, Doctoral Research College

Research Postgraduate Certificate - postgraduate certificate

The Postgraduate Certificate in Research Practice

As you will be aware from your application and offer letter, all new research degree students are expected to attend and complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Research Practice during their first year of the PhD, DHealth 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 degree and attendance is compulsory for all new research students.

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).

More details on the Postgraduate Certificate in Research Practice will be provided at your induction.

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International students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies in person from week 1 (w/c 22 January 2024).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (w/c 12 February 2024).

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