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BA (Hons) Acting

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You can check your timetable on the iBCU app or iCity to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

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

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader(s)

Danièle Sanderson

Welcome message

I am delighted to welcome you to the Birmingham School of Acting. We’re looking forward to welcoming you and helping you to settle into the School, 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 the Birmingham School of Acting and Birmingham City University academic community, and we look forward to working in partnership with you to help you succeed.

Student Success Advisors welcome:

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

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

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

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

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

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

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

UK/EU students

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

International students

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

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

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

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

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

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

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

Moodle - BA (Hons) Acting

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

Reading list

Essential equipment

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

Induction week timetable

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

Your Welcome Week timetable is a combination of on campus and online activities to give you the most inclusive experience with the greatest opportunity to meet tutors, classmates, support staff and services and find out where you will learn and who is here to support you.

Where sessions are hosted on campus a building and room number will be specified (ie: Parkside P431), and for online sessions a Teams link should be available for you to click on. You can join online sessions when on campus from your mobile device or computer, so whether at home or on campus, online sessions are accessible. Need help getting going with MS Teams? Click here.

Social media accounts

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

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

The University Assistant app is for all foundation and first year undergraduate students.

Mentors

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

International students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

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

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

Further information you may find useful

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

BA (Hons) Applied Theatre (Community and Education)

Start date

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

Induction date and time

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

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader(s)

Peter Wynne-Willson

Welcome message

Hello there,

I hope you are looking forward to joining us for Welcome Week! It should be a good chance to help you find your way around the school and 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.

Other than a small pre-arrival activity (information will be available below), there isn’t any other specific preparation we ask, but if you get the chance to start reading any of the set books, then all the better. The other thing to try and do is see as much theatre as you can. But mainly relax, get yourself fit and healthy and ready to hit the ground running!

Student Success Advisors welcome:

As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and advice you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing and will often help signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible.

You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential. You can also meet us within a group, talk to us online, over the phone or via email. As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions or if you just fancy a chat! It is our job to help you succeed, so let us know how you’re getting on. We wish you the very best of luck with your studies, and new adventure at BCU. Please email the team at admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk alternatively, you can book a 1-2-1 appointment with any of our staff members via Moodle. If you are the more social type and would prefer to interact with us this way, we are very active on Instagram and post daily motivational quotes, activities, games and information.

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

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

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

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

UK/EU students

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

International students

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

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

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

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

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

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

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

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

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

Induction week timetable

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

Your Welcome Week timetable is a combination of on campus and online activities to give you the most inclusive experience with the greatest opportunity to meet tutors, classmates, support staff and services and find out where you will learn and who is here to support you.

Where sessions are hosted on campus a building and room number will be specified (ie: Parkside P431), and for online sessions a Teams link should be available for you to click on. You can join online sessions when on campus from your mobile device or computer, so whether at home or on campus, online sessions are accessible. Need help getting going with MS Teams? Click here.

Social media accounts

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

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

The University Assistant app is for all foundation and first year undergraduate students.

Course Social Media

Facebook
Twitter

Mentors

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

International Students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

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

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

Further information you may find useful

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

Foundation Course in Acting

Start date

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

Induction date and time

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

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader(s)

Rob Miles

Welcome message

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

Student Success Advisors welcome:

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

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

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

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

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

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

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

UK/EU students

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

International students

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

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

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

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

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

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

Induction week timetable

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

Your Welcome Week timetable is a combination of on campus and online activities to give you the most inclusive experience with the greatest opportunity to meet tutors, classmates, support staff and services and find out where you will learn and who is here to support you.

Where sessions are hosted on campus a building and room number will be specified (ie: Parkside P431), and for online sessions a Teams link should be available for you to click on. You can join online sessions when on campus from your mobile device or computer, so whether at home or on campus, online sessions are accessible. Need help getting going with MS Teams? Click here.

Social media accounts

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

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

The University Assistant app is for all foundation and first year undergraduate students.

Course Social Media

Twitter

Mentors

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

International Students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

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

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

Further information you may find useful

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

BA (Hons) Stage Management

Start date

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

Induction date and time

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

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader(s)

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! Induction week is a great opportunity to find your feet, meeting the tutors and settling in before the fun begins!!

Student Success Advisors welcome:

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

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

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

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

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

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

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

UK/EU students

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

International students

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

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

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

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

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

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

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

Moodle - BA (Hons) Stage Management

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

Induction week timetable

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

Your Welcome Week timetable is a combination of on campus and online activities to give you the most inclusive experience with the greatest opportunity to meet tutors, classmates, support staff and services and find out where you will learn and who is here to support you.

Where sessions are hosted on campus a building and room number will be specified (ie: Parkside P431), and for online sessions a Teams link should be available for you to click on. You can join online sessions when on campus from your mobile device or computer, so whether at home or on campus, online sessions are accessible. Need help getting going with MS Teams? Click here.

Social media accounts

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

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

The University Assistant app is for all foundation and first year undergraduate students.

Course Social Media

Instagram
Facebook
Twitter
Tik Tok

Mentors

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

International Students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

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

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

Further information you may find useful

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

School of Architecture and Design Foundation Year (Four year course)

Start date

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

Induction date and time

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

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader(s)

Myles Cummings

Welcome message

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

Student Success Advisors welcome:

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

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

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

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

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

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

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

UK/EU students

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

International students

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

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

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

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

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

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

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

Moodle – Birmingham School of Architecture and Design Foundation Year

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

Induction week timetable

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

Your Welcome Week timetable is a combination of on campus and online activities to give you the most inclusive experience with the greatest opportunity to meet tutors, classmates, support staff and services and find out where you will learn and who is here to support you.

Where sessions are hosted on campus a building and room number will be specified (ie: Parkside P431), and for online sessions a Teams link should be available for you to click on. You can join online sessions when on campus from your mobile device or computer, so whether at home or on campus, online sessions are accessible. Need help getting going with MS Teams? Click here.

Social media accounts

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

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

The University Assistant app is for all foundation and first year undergraduate students.

Course Social Media

Instagram

Mentors

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

International Students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

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

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

Further information you may find useful

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

BA (Hons) Architecture

Start date

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

Induction date and time

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

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader(s)

Victoria Farrow

Welcome message

Dear first year architecture student,

Welcome to the Birmingham School of Architecture and Design (BSOAD).

We look forward to working with you this year and helping you to build your skills as you start to develop your career in architecture.

We have a fun induction week planned for everyone with activities, orientations and tours of our facilities!

Student Success Advisors welcome:

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

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

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

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

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

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

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

UK/EU students

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

International students

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

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

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

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

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

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

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

Moodle – BA (Hons) Architecture

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

Induction week timetable

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

Your Welcome Week timetable is a combination of on campus and online activities to give you the most inclusive experience with the greatest opportunity to meet tutors, classmates, support staff and services and find out where you will learn and who is here to support you.

Where sessions are hosted on campus a building and room number will be specified (ie: Parkside P431), and for online sessions a Teams link should be available for you to click on. You can join online sessions when on campus from your mobile device or computer, so whether at home or on campus, online sessions are accessible. Need help getting going with MS Teams? Click here.

Social media accounts

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

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

The University Assistant app is for all foundation and first year undergraduate students.

Course Social Media

Course Director’s Instagram
Instagram

Mentors

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

International Students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

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

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

Further information you may find useful

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

BA (Hons) Landscape Architecture (all pathways)

Start date

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

Induction date and time

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

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader(s)

Lucas Hughes

Welcome message

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 your find your way around the campus and local areas, as well as to meet your fellow students and the course tutors. You will likely find that your journey is a shared one.

Student Success Advisors welcome:

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

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

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

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

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

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

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

UK/EU students

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

International students

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

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

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

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

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

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

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

Moodle – BA (Hons) Landscape Architecture

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

Induction week timetable

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

Your Welcome Week timetable is a combination of on campus and online activities to give you the most inclusive experience with the greatest opportunity to meet tutors, classmates, support staff and services and find out where you will learn and who is here to support you.

Where sessions are hosted on campus a building and room number will be specified (ie: Parkside P431), and for online sessions a Teams link should be available for you to click on. You can join online sessions when on campus from your mobile device or computer, so whether at home or on campus, online sessions are accessible. Need help getting going with MS Teams? Click here.

Social media accounts

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

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

The University Assistant app is for all foundation and first year undergraduate students.

Mentors

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

International Students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

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

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

Further information you may find useful

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

BA (Hons) Design Management

Start date

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

Induction date and time

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

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader(s)

Nicholas Irvin

Welcome message

Hello and welcome to the School of Architecture and Design!

I am very excited to welcome you to the BA (Hons) Design Management Level 6 Top-up course and look forward to meeting with you all!

During induction week and from week one of the teaching is a great opportunity to meet your peer group and our extended ‘design management family’.

The course promises to be challenging and engaging in a supportive and collaborative environment. I sincerely hope that you enjoy your experience on the course.

Please don’t hesitate to drop me an email should you have any questions. See you soon.

Kind Regards

Nick

Nicholas.irvin@bcu.ac.uk

Student Success Advisors welcome:

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

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

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

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

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

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

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

UK/EU students

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

International students

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

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

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

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

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

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

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

Moodle – BA (Hons) Design Management

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

Induction week timetable

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

Your Welcome Week timetable is a combination of on campus and online activities to give you the most inclusive experience with the greatest opportunity to meet tutors, classmates, support staff and services and find out where you will learn and who is here to support you.

Where sessions are hosted on campus a building and room number will be specified (ie: Parkside P431), and for online sessions a Teams link should be available for you to click on. You can join online sessions when on campus from your mobile device or computer, so whether at home or on campus, online sessions are accessible. Need help getting going with MS Teams? Click here.

Social media accounts

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

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

The University Assistant app is for all foundation and first year undergraduate students.

Course Social Media

Facebook

Mentors

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

International Students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

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

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

Further information you may find useful

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

BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design

Start date

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

Induction date and time

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

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader(s)

Christopher Maloney - Course Leader

Kathryn Jones - Level 4 Leader

Welcome message

Hi there,

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

Student Success Advisors welcome:

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

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

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

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

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

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

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

UK/EU students

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

International students

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

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

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

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

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

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

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

Moodle – BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design

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

Induction week timetable

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

Your Welcome Week timetable is a combination of on campus and online activities to give you the most inclusive experience with the greatest opportunity to meet tutors, classmates, support staff and services and find out where you will learn and who is here to support you.

Where sessions are hosted on campus a building and room number will be specified (ie: Parkside P431), and for online sessions a Teams link should be available for you to click on. You can join online sessions when on campus from your mobile device or computer, so whether at home or on campus, online sessions are accessible. Need help getting going with MS Teams? Click here.

Social media accounts

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

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

The University Assistant app is for all foundation and first year undergraduate students.

Course Social Media

Instagram

Mentors

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

International Students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

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

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

Further information you may find useful

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

BA (Hons) Product and Furniture Design

Start date

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

Induction date and time

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

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader(s)

Jason Nicholson

Welcome message

The course team would like to welcome you to Product & 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 & Furniture Design.

The first year aims to build on varying levels of student pre-knowledge, through the introduction of practical skills, design principles and processes, 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 & 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, professional opportunities and establish study methods of a more self-directed nature, requiring the application of previously acquired knowledge and skills.

As a student studying on the Product & 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 School, Faculty and University.

We hope that your time at Birmingham Institute of Architecture & Design will be enjoyable and productive!

Student Success Advisors welcome:

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

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

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

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

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

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

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

UK/EU students

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

International students

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

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

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

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

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

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

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

Moodle – BA (Hons) Product and Furniture Design

Please also take a look at our suggested equipment list that you'll need for classes and workshops.

Equipment list

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

Induction week timetable

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

Your Welcome Week timetable is a combination of on campus and online activities to give you the most inclusive experience with the greatest opportunity to meet tutors, classmates, support staff and services and find out where you will learn and who is here to support you.

Where sessions are hosted on campus a building and room number will be specified (ie: Parkside P431), and for online sessions a Teams link should be available for you to click on. You can join online sessions when on campus from your mobile device or computer, so whether at home or on campus, online sessions are accessible. Need help getting going with MS Teams? Click here.

Social media accounts

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

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

The University Assistant app is for all foundation and first year undergraduate students.

Course Social Media

Instagram

Mentors

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

International Students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

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

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

Further information you may find useful

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

BA (Hons) Design for Future Living

Start date

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

Induction date and time

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

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader(s)

Matthew Jones

Welcome message

Dear first year Design for Future Living student,

Welcome to the Birmingham School of Architecture and Design (BSOAD).

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 School.

We look forward to meeting you!

Student Success Advisors welcome:

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

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

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

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

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

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

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

UK/EU students

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

International students

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

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

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

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

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

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

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

Moodle – BA (Hons) Product and Furniture Design

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

Induction week timetable

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

Your Welcome Week timetable is a combination of on campus and online activities to give you the most inclusive experience with the greatest opportunity to meet tutors, classmates, support staff and services and find out where you will learn and who is here to support you.

Where sessions are hosted on campus a building and room number will be specified (ie: Parkside P431), and for online sessions a Teams link should be available for you to click on. You can join online sessions when on campus from your mobile device or computer, so whether at home or on campus, online sessions are accessible. Need help getting going with MS Teams? Click here.

Social media accounts

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

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

The University Assistant app is for all foundation and first year undergraduate students.

Course Social Media

Twitter

Mentors

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

International Students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

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

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

Further information you may find useful

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

Birmingham School of Art Foundation courses

Courses

This information applies to the following courses:

  • BA (Hons) Fine Art with a Foundation Year
  • BA (Hons) Art and Design with a Foundation Year
  • BA (Hons) Design for Performance: Theatre, Film and Live Events with a Foundation Year
  • BA (Hons) Graphic Communication with a Foundation Year
  • BA (Hons) Illustration with a Foundation Year
  • BA (Hons) Photography with a Foundation Year
Start date

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

Induction date and time

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

Induction location

School of Art

Course Leader(s)

Jo Newman - Course Leader

Joe Miles - Lecturer

Janes Watts - Lecturer

Welcome message

The focus for your first week will be orientation and integration. We will introduce you to the School of Art through informal course social activities and will kick start your Foundation course through general presentations that outline what’s ahead for the year. You will 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.

We will also introduce you to Birmingham to help you navigate the immediate area close to where you will be studying.

We look forward to meeting you during Welcome Week

Student Success Advisors welcome:

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

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

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

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

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

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

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

UK/EU students

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

International students

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

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

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

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

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

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

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

Moodle – School of Art and School of Visual Communication Foundation Years

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

Induction week timetable

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

Your Welcome Week timetable is a combination of on campus and online activities to give you the most inclusive experience with the greatest opportunity to meet tutors, classmates, support staff and services and find out where you will learn and who is here to support you.

Where sessions are hosted on campus a building and room number will be specified (ie: Parkside P431), and for online sessions a Teams link should be available for you to click on. You can join online sessions when on campus from your mobile device or computer, so whether at home or on campus, online sessions are accessible. Need help getting going with MS Teams? Click here.

Social media accounts

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

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

The University Assistant app is for all foundation and first year undergraduate students.

Course Social Media

Instagram: @bcufoundation
Instagram: @momentsatmargaretstreet
Instagram: @bcuillustration
Instagram: @bcu_designforperformance
Instagram: @bcu_graphics
Instagram: @bcuphoto
Instagram: @bcu_artanddesign
Instagram: @Angry_margaret

Mentors

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

International Students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

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

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

Further information you may find useful

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

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Start date

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

Induction date and time

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

Induction location

School of Art

Course Leader(s)

Rebecca Court

Welcome message

Hello and welcome to Birmingham School of Art.

We hope you are excited to join us for welcome week at Birmingham School of Art! The focus of your first week is orientation and intergration – you will learn to navigate your your way around the school, the city and also meet and get to know your peers and tutors on the course. There will be general presentations that outline the year ahead, general IT inductions, as well as an introduction to your first module ‘Context, methods and Making’. Additionally there will also be range of engaging practical activities planned where we will start making work and activating the studio spaces.

We will also introduce you to Birmingham and help you navigate the immediate area close to where you will be studying. 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 Septermber.

Student Success Advisors welcome:

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

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

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

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

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

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

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

UK/EU students

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

International students

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

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

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

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

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

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

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

Moodle – BA (Hons) Fine Art

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

Induction week timetable

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

Your Welcome Week timetable is a combination of on campus and online activities to give you the most inclusive experience with the greatest opportunity to meet tutors, classmates, support staff and services and find out where you will learn and who is here to support you.

Where sessions are hosted on campus a building and room number will be specified (ie: Parkside P431), and for online sessions a Teams link should be available for you to click on. You can join online sessions when on campus from your mobile device or computer, so whether at home or on campus, online sessions are accessible. Need help getting going with MS Teams? Click here.

Social media accounts

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

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

The University Assistant app is for all foundation and first year undergraduate students.

Course Social Media

Instagram

Mentors

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

International Students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

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

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

Further information you may find useful

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

BA (Hons) Art and Design

Start date

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

Induction date and time

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

Induction location

School of Art

Course Leader(s)

Gareth Proskourine-Barnnett

Welcome message

Hello! I hope you are excited about joining us for induction week at the School of Art. We have a really exciting program lined up to introduce you to the building, the facilities, your peers, the tutors and the course. We hope you are excited - we are really looking forward to meeting you all in September.

Student Success Advisors welcome:

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

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

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

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

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

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

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

UK/EU students

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

International students

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

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

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

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

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

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

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

Moodle – BA (Hons) Art and Design

Please also take a look at our suggested equipment list that you'll need for classes and workshops.

Equipment list

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

Induction week timetable

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

Your Welcome Week timetable is a combination of on campus and online activities to give you the most inclusive experience with the greatest opportunity to meet tutors, classmates, support staff and services and find out where you will learn and who is here to support you.

Where sessions are hosted on campus a building and room number will be specified (ie: Parkside P431), and for online sessions a Teams link should be available for you to click on. You can join online sessions when on campus from your mobile device or computer, so whether at home or on campus, online sessions are accessible. Need help getting going with MS Teams? Click here.

Social media accounts

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

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

The University Assistant app is for all foundation and first year undergraduate students.

Course Social Media

Instagram: @momentsatmargaretstreet
Instagram: @nightschoolart
Instagram: @baaadpress
Instagram: @angry_margaret

Mentors

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

International Students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

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

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

Further information you may find useful

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

School of English: All BA and Foundation Year courses

Start date

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

Induction date and time

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

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader(s)

Dr Joseph Anderton

Welcome message

Welcome to the School of English at 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 School and eagerly anticipate your year group of talented, driven and enthusiastic students.

Student Success Advisors welcome:

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

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

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

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

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

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

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

UK/EU students

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

International students

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

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

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

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

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

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

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

Moodle – School of English

Moodle – School of English with Foundation Year

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

Induction week timetable

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

Your Welcome Week timetable is a combination of on campus and online activities to give you the most inclusive experience with the greatest opportunity to meet tutors, classmates, support staff and services and find out where you will learn and who is here to support you.

Where sessions are hosted on campus a building and room number will be specified (ie: Parkside P431), and for online sessions a Teams link should be available for you to click on. You can join online sessions when on campus from your mobile device or computer, so whether at home or on campus, online sessions are accessible. Need help getting going with MS Teams? Click here.

Social media accounts

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

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

The University Assistant app is for all foundation and first year undergraduate students.

Course Social Media

Twitter

Mentors

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

International Students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

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

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

Further information you may find useful

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

School of Fashion and Textiles Foundation Year (Four year course)

Start date

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

Induction date and time

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

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader(s)

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 textile 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

Student Success Advisors welcome:

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

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

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

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

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

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

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

UK/EU students

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

International students

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

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

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

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

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

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

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

Moodle – School of Fashion and Textiles Foundation Year

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

Induction week timetable

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

Your Welcome Week timetable is a combination of on campus and online activities to give you the most inclusive experience with the greatest opportunity to meet tutors, classmates, support staff and services and find out where you will learn and who is here to support you.

Where sessions are hosted on campus a building and room number will be specified (ie: Parkside P431), and for online sessions a Teams link should be available for you to click on. You can join online sessions when on campus from your mobile device or computer, so whether at home or on campus, online sessions are accessible. Need help getting going with MS Teams? Click here.

Social media accounts

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

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

The University Assistant app is for all foundation and first year undergraduate students.

Course Social Media

Instagram

Mentors

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

International Students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

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

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

Further information you may find useful

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

BA (Hons) Fashion Design / Costume Design and Practice / Garment Technology

Start date

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

Induction date and time

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

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader(s)

Sheila Griffiths

Welcome message

Hi there,

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the School of Fashion and Textiles, 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!

Sheila

Student Success Advisors welcome:

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

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

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

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

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

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

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

UK/EU students

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

International students

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

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

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

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

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

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

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

Moodle – BA (Hons) Fashion Design, BA (Hons) Costume Design and Practice, BA (Hons) Garment Technology

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

Induction week timetable

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

Your Welcome Week timetable is a combination of on campus and online activities to give you the most inclusive experience with the greatest opportunity to meet tutors, classmates, support staff and services and find out where you will learn and who is here to support you.

Where sessions are hosted on campus a building and room number will be specified (ie: Parkside P431), and for online sessions a Teams link should be available for you to click on. You can join online sessions when on campus from your mobile device or computer, so whether at home or on campus, online sessions are accessible. Need help getting going with MS Teams? Click here.

Social media accounts

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

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

The University Assistant app is for all foundation and first year undergraduate students.

Course Social Media

Instagram

Mentors

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

International Students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

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

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

Further information you may find useful

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

BA (Hons) Fashion Business and Promotion

Start date

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

Induction date and time

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

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader(s)

Alison Rapsey

Beth White

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 for 2021/22 and introducing you to your peers who will collectively support you in your learning journey.

Shifts in our social and cultural environment are beginning to return to a state of normality where we envision a much brighter and rewarding future, and where we reboot our consciousness and set new goals and achievements.

Active and relaxing activities will be planned to vitally engage you in finding a sense of belonging and unity within a new learning environment, and will encourage you to awaken a fresh sense of fulfilment and embrace a new web of relationships on our BA Fashion Business and Promotion Course.

Student Success Advisors welcome:

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

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

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

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

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

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

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

UK/EU students

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

International students

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

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

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

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

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

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

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

Moodle – BA (Hons) Fashion Business and Promotion

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

Induction week timetable

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

Your Welcome Week timetable is a combination of on campus and online activities to give you the most inclusive experience with the greatest opportunity to meet tutors, classmates, support staff and services and find out where you will learn and who is here to support you.

Where sessions are hosted on campus a building and room number will be specified (ie: Parkside P431), and for online sessions a Teams link should be available for you to click on. You can join online sessions when on campus from your mobile device or computer, so whether at home or on campus, online sessions are accessible. Need help getting going with MS Teams? Click here.

Social media accounts

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

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

The University Assistant app is for all foundation and first year undergraduate students.

Course Social Media

Instagram
LinkedIn

Mentors

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

International Students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

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

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

Further information you may find useful

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

BA (Hons) Fashion Branding and Communication

Start date

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

Induction date and time

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

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader(s)

Claire Ritchie

Welcome message

Hi Everyone,

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

Student Success Advisors welcome:

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

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

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

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

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

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

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

UK/EU students

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

International students

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

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

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

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

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

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

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

Moodle – BA (Hons) Fashion Branding and Communication

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

Induction week timetable

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

Your Welcome Week timetable is a combination of on campus and online activities to give you the most inclusive experience with the greatest opportunity to meet tutors, classmates, support staff and services and find out where you will learn and who is here to support you.

Where sessions are hosted on campus a building and room number will be specified (ie: Parkside P431), and for online sessions a Teams link should be available for you to click on. You can join online sessions when on campus from your mobile device or computer, so whether at home or on campus, online sessions are accessible. Need help getting going with MS Teams? Click here.

Social media accounts

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

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

The University Assistant app is for all foundation and first year undergraduate students.

Course Social Media

Instagram

Mentors

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

International Students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

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

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

Further information you may find useful

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

BA (Hons) Textile Design (all pathways)

Start date

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

Induction date and time

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

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader(s)

Zoë Hillyard

Welcome message

Hello!

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

Student Success Advisors welcome:

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

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

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

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

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

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

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

UK/EU students

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

International students

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

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

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

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

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

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

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

Moodle – BA (Hons) Textile Design (all pathways)

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

Induction week timetable

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

Your Welcome Week timetable is a combination of on campus and online activities to give you the most inclusive experience with the greatest opportunity to meet tutors, classmates, support staff and services and find out where you will learn and who is here to support you.

Where sessions are hosted on campus a building and room number will be specified (ie: Parkside P431), and for online sessions a Teams link should be available for you to click on. You can join online sessions when on campus from your mobile device or computer, so whether at home or on campus, online sessions are accessible. Need help getting going with MS Teams? Click here.

Social media accounts

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

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

The University Assistant app is for all foundation and first year undergraduate students.

Course Social Media

Facebook
Instagram
Twitter

Mentors

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

International Students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

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

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

Further information you may find useful

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

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BSc (Hons) Gemmology and Jewellery Studies

Start date

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

Induction date and time

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

Induction location

School of Jewellery

Course Leader(s)

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 school, 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.

Student Success Advisors welcome:

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

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

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

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

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

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

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

UK/EU students

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

International students

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

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

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

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

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

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

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

Moodle – BSc (Hons) Gemmology and Jewellery Studies

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

Induction week timetable

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

Your Welcome Week timetable is a combination of on campus and online activities to give you the most inclusive experience with the greatest opportunity to meet tutors, classmates, support staff and services and find out where you will learn and who is here to support you.

Where sessions are hosted on campus a building and room number will be specified (ie: Parkside P431), and for online sessions a Teams link should be available for you to click on. You can join online sessions when on campus from your mobile device or computer, so whether at home or on campus, online sessions are accessible. Need help getting going with MS Teams? Click here.

Social media accounts

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

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

The University Assistant app is for all foundation and first year undergraduate students.

Mentors

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

International Students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

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

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

Further information you may find useful

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

BA (Hons) Horology

Start date

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

Induction date and time

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

Induction location

School of Jewellery

Course Leader(s)

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 at the School of Jewellery are preparing for your arrival too.

There are some fun and engaging activities planned to help you find your way around the school and campus and also to enable you to meet your peers and tutors. 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. Both I and my colleagues very much look forward to having you join us in the Horology Department.

Student Success Advisors welcome:

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

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

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

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

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

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

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

UK/EU students

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

International students

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

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

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

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

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

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

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

Moodle – BA (Hons) Horology

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

Induction week timetable

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

Your Welcome Week timetable is a combination of on campus and online activities to give you the most inclusive experience with the greatest opportunity to meet tutors, classmates, support staff and services and find out where you will learn and who is here to support you.

Where sessions are hosted on campus a building and room number will be specified (ie: Parkside P431), and for online sessions a Teams link should be available for you to click on. You can join online sessions when on campus from your mobile device or computer, so whether at home or on campus, online sessions are accessible. Need help getting going with MS Teams? Click here.

Social media accounts

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

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

The University Assistant app is for all foundation and first year undergraduate students.

Mentors

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

International Students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

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

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

Further information you may find useful

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

HND Jewellery and Silversmithing

Start date

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

Induction date and time

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

Induction location

School of Jewellery

Course Leader(s)

Dauvit Alexander

Welcome message

We are all looking forward to welcoming you to the School of Jewellery 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.

Student Success Advisors welcome:

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

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

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

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

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

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

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

UK/EU students

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

International students

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

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

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

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

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

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

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

Moodle – HND Jewellery and Silversmithing

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

Induction week timetable

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

Your Welcome Week timetable is a combination of on campus and online activities to give you the most inclusive experience with the greatest opportunity to meet tutors, classmates, support staff and services and find out where you will learn and who is here to support you.

Where sessions are hosted on campus a building and room number will be specified (ie: Parkside P431), and for online sessions a Teams link should be available for you to click on. You can join online sessions when on campus from your mobile device or computer, so whether at home or on campus, online sessions are accessible. Need help getting going with MS Teams? Click here.

Social media accounts

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

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

The University Assistant app is for all foundation and first year undergraduate students.

Mentors

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

International Students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

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

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

Further information you may find useful

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

BA (Hons) Jewellery and Silversmithing - Design For Industry

Start date

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

Induction date and time

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

Induction location

School of Jewellery

Course Leader(s)

Claire Price

Welcome message

We’re really looking forward to working with you on the Design for Industry course. We want to help you develop your ideas and products and to realise your potential to start the career you want. We’ll be introducing you to the team and showing you the resources and technology we have before getting you thinking about how you can get the most out of this year. Claire, Andy & Keith.

Student Success Advisors welcome:

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

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

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

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

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

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

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

UK/EU students

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

International students

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

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

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

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

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

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

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

Moodle – BA (Hons) Jewellery and Silversmithing

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

Induction week timetable

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

Your Welcome Week timetable is a combination of on campus and online activities to give you the most inclusive experience with the greatest opportunity to meet tutors, classmates, support staff and services and find out where you will learn and who is here to support you.

Where sessions are hosted on campus a building and room number will be specified (ie: Parkside P431), and for online sessions a Teams link should be available for you to click on. You can join online sessions when on campus from your mobile device or computer, so whether at home or on campus, online sessions are accessible. Need help getting going with MS Teams? Click here.

Social media accounts

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

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

The University Assistant app is for all foundation and first year undergraduate students.

Mentors

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

International Students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

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

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

Further information you may find useful

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

BA (Hons) Jewellery and Objects

Start date

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

Induction date and time

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

Induction location

School of Jewellery

Course Leader(s)

Beaulagh Brooks

Welcome message

I hope you are excited to join us for induction week as you commence your Undergraduate studies with us at the School of Jewellery! We have lots of information sessions and activities planned to help you find your way around the school, and also to meet your peers and tutors.

Student Success Advisors welcome:

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

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

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

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

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

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

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

UK/EU students

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

International students

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

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

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

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

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

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

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

Moodle – BA (Hons) Jewellery and Objects

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

Induction week timetable

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

Your Welcome Week timetable is a combination of on campus and online activities to give you the most inclusive experience with the greatest opportunity to meet tutors, classmates, support staff and services and find out where you will learn and who is here to support you.

Where sessions are hosted on campus a building and room number will be specified (ie: Parkside P431), and for online sessions a Teams link should be available for you to click on. You can join online sessions when on campus from your mobile device or computer, so whether at home or on campus, online sessions are accessible. Need help getting going with MS Teams? Click here.

Social media accounts

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

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

The University Assistant app is for all foundation and first year undergraduate students.

Course Social Media

Instagram
Twitter
Faceboook

Mentors

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

International Students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

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

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

Further information you may find useful

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

School of Jewellery Foundation Years

Start date

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

Induction date and time

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

Induction location

School of Jewellery

Course Leader(s)

Bridie Lander

Welcome message

We look forward to welcoming you at the School of Jewellery.

The first couple of weeks will cover lots of essential information and helpful advice.

It is important, especially in the first week, to be on time and to be prepared to be actively engaged.

The course works on the principle that you will learn while actively doing.

This is a practical course that includes class and workshop activity, but it also includes a substantial amount of online content and activity. Your first week will explain your course in more detail. Activities will be included that introduce you to the online platforms and other School facilities to help you feel comfortable using these for the rest of the year.

While new things can be overwhelming at times please be assured that all this information will be available to you at any time throughout your studies with us. Your lecturers and tutors will help with questions when they can and you can find further support with your Student Success Advisor.

Student Success Advisors welcome:

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

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

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

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

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

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

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

UK/EU students

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

International students

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

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

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

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

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

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

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

Moodle - School of Jewellery Foundation Years

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

Induction week timetable

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

Your Welcome Week timetable is a combination of on campus and online activities to give you the most inclusive experience with the greatest opportunity to meet tutors, classmates, support staff and services and find out where you will learn and who is here to support you.

Where sessions are hosted on campus a building and room number will be specified (ie: Parkside P431), and for online sessions a Teams link should be available for you to click on. You can join online sessions when on campus from your mobile device or computer, so whether at home or on campus, online sessions are accessible. Need help getting going with MS Teams? Click here.

Social media accounts

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

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

The University Assistant app is for all foundation and first year undergraduate students.

Course Social Media

Twitter
Faceboook

Mentors

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

International Students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

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

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

Further information you may find useful

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

School of Media Foundation Years (Four year course)

Courses

This information applies to the following courses:

  • BA (Hons) Film and Screenwriting with a Foundation Year
  • BA (Hons) Film Making with a Foundation Year
  • BA (Hons) Film Studies with a Foundation Year
  • BA (Hons) Journalism with a Foundation Year
  • BA (Hons) Media and Communication with a Foundation Year
  • BA (Hons) Media Production with a Foundation Year
  • BA (Hons) Music Industries with a Foundation Year
  • BA (Hons) Public Relations and Media with a Foundation Year
  • BA (Hons) Sports Journalism with a Foundation Year
Start date

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

Induction date and time

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

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader(s)

Ellie Tomsett

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.

Student Success Advisors welcome:

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

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

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

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

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

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

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

UK/EU students

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

International students

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

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

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

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

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

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

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

Moodle – School of Media Foundation Year

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

Induction week timetable

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

Your Welcome Week timetable is a combination of on campus and online activities to give you the most inclusive experience with the greatest opportunity to meet tutors, classmates, support staff and services and find out where you will learn and who is here to support you.

Where sessions are hosted on campus a building and room number will be specified (ie: Parkside P431), and for online sessions a Teams link should be available for you to click on. You can join online sessions when on campus from your mobile device or computer, so whether at home or on campus, online sessions are accessible. Need help getting going with MS Teams? Click here.

Social media accounts

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

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

The University Assistant app is for all foundation and first year undergraduate students.

Course Social Media

Twitter

Mentors

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

International Students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

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

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

Further information you may find useful

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

HND Media and Communication

This information is available from the college delivering your course.

BA (Hons) Journalism courses: All routes

Courses

This information applies to the following courses:

  • BA (Hons) Journalism
  • BA (Hons) Sports Journalism
Start date

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

Induction date and time

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

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader(s)

Marverine Duffy

Welcome message

I hope you’re excited to join us for your Journalism induction week? The Journalism team is really looking forward to seeing you.

We’ve got some brilliant activities lined up to help you get to know the school, the campus and Birmingham. You’ll get a chance to chat to some of the Journalism lecturers and make new friends.

Student Success Advisors welcome:

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

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

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

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

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

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

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

UK/EU students

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

International students

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

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

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

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

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

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

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

Moodle – BA (Hons) Journalism courses (all routes)

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

Induction week timetable

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

Your Welcome Week timetable is a combination of on campus and online activities to give you the most inclusive experience with the greatest opportunity to meet tutors, classmates, support staff and services and find out where you will learn and who is here to support you.

Where sessions are hosted on campus a building and room number will be specified (ie: Parkside P431), and for online sessions a Teams link should be available for you to click on. You can join online sessions when on campus from your mobile device or computer, so whether at home or on campus, online sessions are accessible. Need help getting going with MS Teams? Click here.

Social media accounts

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

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

The University Assistant app is for all foundation and first year undergraduate students.

Course Social Media

Twitter

Mentors

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

International Students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

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

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

Further information you may find useful

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

BA (Hons) Media and Communication

Start date

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

Induction date and time

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

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader(s)

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.

Student Success Advisors welcome:

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

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

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

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

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

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

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

UK/EU students

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

International students

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

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

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

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

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

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

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

Moodle – BA (Hons) Media and Communication

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

Induction week timetable

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

Your Welcome Week timetable is a combination of on campus and online activities to give you the most inclusive experience with the greatest opportunity to meet tutors, classmates, support staff and services and find out where you will learn and who is here to support you.

Where sessions are hosted on campus a building and room number will be specified (ie: Parkside P431), and for online sessions a Teams link should be available for you to click on. You can join online sessions when on campus from your mobile device or computer, so whether at home or on campus, online sessions are accessible. Need help getting going with MS Teams? Click here.

Social media accounts

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

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

The University Assistant app is for all foundation and first year undergraduate students.

Course Social Media

Twitter
Instagram

Mentors

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

International Students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

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

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

Further information you may find useful

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

BA (Hons) Film courses (Three year course)

Courses

This information applies to the following courses:

  • BA (Hons) Film and Screenwriting
  • BA (Hons) Film Studies
  • BA (Hons) Film Making
Start date

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

Induction date and time

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

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader(s)

Andy Conway (Film Studies and Film and Screewriting Course Leader)

Shaun Magher (Filmmaking Course Leader)

Welcome message

A very warm welcome from the course team.

This exciting course is part of the Film Futures virtual film school 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.

Student Success Advisors welcome:

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

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

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

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

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

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

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

UK/EU students

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

International students

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

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

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

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

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

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

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

Moodle – BA (Hons) Film courses

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

Induction week timetable

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

Your Welcome Week timetable is a combination of on campus and online activities to give you the most inclusive experience with the greatest opportunity to meet tutors, classmates, support staff and services and find out where you will learn and who is here to support you.

Where sessions are hosted on campus a building and room number will be specified (ie: Parkside P431), and for online sessions a Teams link should be available for you to click on. You can join online sessions when on campus from your mobile device or computer, so whether at home or on campus, online sessions are accessible. Need help getting going with MS Teams? Click here.

Social media accounts

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

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

The University Assistant app is for all foundation and first year undergraduate students.

Mentors

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

International Students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

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

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

Further information you may find useful

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

BA (Hons) Media Production

Start date

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

Induction date and time

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

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader(s)

Dharmesh Rajput

Welcome message

A very warm welcome from the Media Production course team.

This exciting course is part of the Birmingham School of Media which 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.

Student Success Advisors welcome:

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

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

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

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

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

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

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

UK/EU students

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

International students

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

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

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

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

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

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

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

Moodle – BA (Hons) Media Production

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

Induction week timetable

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

Your Welcome Week timetable is a combination of on campus and online activities to give you the most inclusive experience with the greatest opportunity to meet tutors, classmates, support staff and services and find out where you will learn and who is here to support you.

Where sessions are hosted on campus a building and room number will be specified (ie: Parkside P431), and for online sessions a Teams link should be available for you to click on. You can join online sessions when on campus from your mobile device or computer, so whether at home or on campus, online sessions are accessible. Need help getting going with MS Teams? Click here.

Social media accounts

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

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

The University Assistant app is for all foundation and first year undergraduate students.

Mentors

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

International Students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

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

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

Further information you may find useful

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

BA (Hons) Public Relations and Media

Start date

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

Induction date and time

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

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader(s)

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

Student Success Advisors welcome:

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

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

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

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

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

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

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

UK/EU students

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

International students

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

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

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

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

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

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

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

Moodle – BA (Hons) Public Relations and Media

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

Induction week timetable

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

Your Welcome Week timetable is a combination of on campus and online activities to give you the most inclusive experience with the greatest opportunity to meet tutors, classmates, support staff and services and find out where you will learn and who is here to support you.

Where sessions are hosted on campus a building and room number will be specified (ie: Parkside P431), and for online sessions a Teams link should be available for you to click on. You can join online sessions when on campus from your mobile device or computer, so whether at home or on campus, online sessions are accessible. Need help getting going with MS Teams? Click here.

Social media accounts

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

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

The University Assistant app is for all foundation and first year undergraduate students.

Course Social Media

Twitter

Mentors

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

International Students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

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

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

Further information you may find useful

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

BA (Hons) Music Industries

Start date

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

Induction date and time

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

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader(s)

Dr Matt Grimes

Welcome message

A very warm welcome from the BA (Hons) Music Industries course team. This course is part of the Birmingham Institute of Media and English. The course is very industry focussed, and your lecturers all have backgrounds in the music industry themselves. 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.

Student Success Advisors welcome:

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

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

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

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

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

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

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

UK/EU students

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

International students

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

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

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

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

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

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

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

Moodle – BA (Hons) Music Industries

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

Induction week timetable

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

Your Welcome Week timetable is a combination of on campus and online activities to give you the most inclusive experience with the greatest opportunity to meet tutors, classmates, support staff and services and find out where you will learn and who is here to support you.

Where sessions are hosted on campus a building and room number will be specified (ie: Parkside P431), and for online sessions a Teams link should be available for you to click on. You can join online sessions when on campus from your mobile device or computer, so whether at home or on campus, online sessions are accessible. Need help getting going with MS Teams? Click here.

Social media accounts

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

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

The University Assistant app is for all foundation and first year undergraduate students.

Course Social Media

Facebook
Twitter

Mentors

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

International Students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

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

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

Further information you may find useful

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

BMus (Hons) Jazz

Start date

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

Induction date and time

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

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader(s)

Jeremy Price (Head of Jazz)

Duncan Fielden (Director of Undergraduate Studies - Music)

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!

Student Success Advisors welcome:

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

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

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

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

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

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

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

UK/EU students

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

International students

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

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

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

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

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

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

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

Moodle – BMus (Hons) Jazz

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

Induction week timetable

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

Your Welcome Week timetable is a combination of on campus and online activities to give you the most inclusive experience with the greatest opportunity to meet tutors, classmates, support staff and services and find out where you will learn and who is here to support you.

Where sessions are hosted on campus a building and room number will be specified (ie: Parkside P431), and for online sessions a Teams link should be available for you to click on. You can join online sessions when on campus from your mobile device or computer, so whether at home or on campus, online sessions are accessible. Need help getting going with MS Teams? Click here.

Social media accounts

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

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

The University Assistant app is for all foundation and first year undergraduate students.

Course Social Media

Facebook
Twitter

Mentors

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

International Students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

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

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

Further information you may find useful

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

BMus (Hons) Music / Instrumental and Vocal Performance / Composition / Music Technology

Start date

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

Induction date and time

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

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader(s)

Duncan Fielden - Director of Undergraduate Studies (Music)

Gareth Thomas - Assistant BMus Course Leader

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!

Student Success Advisors welcome:

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

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

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

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

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

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

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

UK/EU students

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

International students

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

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

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

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

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

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

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

Moodle – BMus (Hons)

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

Induction week timetable

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

Your Welcome Week timetable is a combination of on campus and online activities to give you the most inclusive experience with the greatest opportunity to meet tutors, classmates, support staff and services and find out where you will learn and who is here to support you.

Where sessions are hosted on campus a building and room number will be specified (ie: Parkside P431), and for online sessions a Teams link should be available for you to click on. You can join online sessions when on campus from your mobile device or computer, so whether at home or on campus, online sessions are accessible. Need help getting going with MS Teams? Click here.

Social media accounts

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

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

The University Assistant app is for all foundation and first year undergraduate students.

Course Social Media

Facebook

Mentors

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

International Students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

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

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

Further information you may find useful

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

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

Start date

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

Induction date and time

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

Induction location

School of Art

Course Leader(s)

Jo Newman

Welcome message

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

Student Success Advisors welcome:

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

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

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

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

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

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

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

UK/EU students

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

International students

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

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

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

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

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

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

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

Moodle – BA (Hons) Video Game Digital Art

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

Induction week timetable

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

Your Welcome Week timetable is a combination of on campus and online activities to give you the most inclusive experience with the greatest opportunity to meet tutors, classmates, support staff and services and find out where you will learn and who is here to support you.

Where sessions are hosted on campus a building and room number will be specified (ie: Parkside P431), and for online sessions a Teams link should be available for you to click on. You can join online sessions when on campus from your mobile device or computer, so whether at home or on campus, online sessions are accessible. Need help getting going with MS Teams? Click here.

Social media accounts

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

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

The University Assistant app is for all foundation and first year undergraduate students.

Mentors

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

International Students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

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

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

Further information you may find useful

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

BA (Hons) Video Game Design with a Foundation Year

Start date

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

Induction date and time

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

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader(s)

Venita Pereira

Welcome message

Dear Student,

Welcome to BA (Hons) Video Game Design 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.

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

Venita Pereira
Course Leader

Student Success Advisors welcome:

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

As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions, or aren’t sure who to go to.

Follow us on Instagram for regular information, support and events, and join our community on Facebook to meet other new students. You can book a one-to-one meeting via Moodle, contact us through our team email. We look forward to meeting you!

Your School’s SSA is Eleanor Guest
You can contact them via their email Eleanor.Guest@bcu.ac.uk

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

You are required to have your ID card visible at all times when on campus, so if you have received yours before your first day, ensure you bring this with you. If you enrolled late you will need to collect one on campus during your first few days.

In order to complete your enrolment you will need the following:

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable (you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment)

International students

As well as the items listed above, you should also bring the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

What else? The rest is up to you, there is a shop, café, pub, computer access and water fountains on campus, but we recommend on your first day you bring the following:

  • Pen
  • Notepad
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Snack
  • Money
  • Face mask

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle – BA (Hons) Video Game Design

As you are getting ready for starting university, your Student Success Team will be hosting a series of sessions to help you feel prepared and confident. Join us on Zoom from the 31st August at 12pm daily for a week of sessions covering all things from finances to wellbeing. There are no silly questions and all ADM students are invited to attend. Join us for a confident start to your BCU journey.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

Your Welcome Week timetable is a combination of on campus and online activities to give you the most inclusive experience with the greatest opportunity to meet tutors, classmates, support staff and services and find out where you will learn and who is here to support you.

Where sessions are hosted on campus a building and room number will be specified (ie: Parkside P431), and for online sessions a Teams link should be available for you to click on. You can join online sessions when on campus from your mobile device or computer, so whether at home or on campus, online sessions are accessible. Need help getting going with MS Teams? Click here.

Social media accounts

Make sure to keep up to date and follow us on all our social media!

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

The University Assistant app is for all foundation and first year undergraduate students.

Mentors

Level Up+ Mentors are current students who are there to help you and answer all your questions about university life. The Level Up+ programme is about supporting your transition into university, no matter what your experience or background, so you feel confident and ready for the challenges ahead. The Mentors are there to talk to, offer advice and share their experiences to help you settle in. You will receive either a phone call or a video message from one of our mentors in the lead up to Welcome Week to check you have all the information you need.

International Students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

Please check the guidelines on entering the UK from your country or territory before planning your journey.

Further information you may find useful

  • International students with any queries about tuition fees, visa, healthcare, CV, applications and interviews, etc. can find more information on our International Office iCity page.
  • International students can find more information about induction and the international welcome here.
  • The Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) help with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.
  • For course queries contact your school office.
  • Mental health and wellbeing support can be accessed here and disability support and advice here.
  • Financial support and support services can be found here.
  • Student Union and Student Advice services are also available to all students.

BSc (Hons) Video Game Development with a Foundation Year

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on the iBCU app or on iCity at the end of August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader(s)

Venita Pereira

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.

I look forward to meeting you and helping you in achieving your academic and career goals.

Venita Pereira
Course Leader

Student Success Advisors welcome:

A warm welcome from your SSA Team! As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and direct you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing, and will signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible. You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential.

As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions, or aren’t sure who to go to.

Follow us on Instagram for regular information, support and events, and join our community on Facebook to meet other new students. You can book a one-to-one meeting via Moodle, contact us through our team email. We look forward to meeting you!

Your School’s SSA is Eleanor Guest
You can contact them via their email Eleanor.Guest@bcu.ac.uk

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

You are required to have your ID card visible at all times when on campus, so if you have received yours before your first day, ensure you bring this with you. If you enrolled late you will need to collect one on campus during your first few days.

In order to complete your enrolment you will need the following:

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable (you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment)

International students

As well as the items listed above, you should also bring the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

What else? The rest is up to you, there is a shop, café, pub, computer access and water fountains on campus, but we recommend on your first day you bring the following:

  • Pen
  • Notepad
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Snack
  • Money
  • Face mask

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle – BSc (Hons) Video Game Development

As you are getting ready for starting university, your Student Success Team will be hosting a series of sessions to help you feel prepared and confident. Join us on Zoom from the 31st August at 12pm daily for a week of sessions covering all things from finances to wellbeing. There are no silly questions and all ADM students are invited to attend. Join us for a confident start to your BCU journey.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

Your Welcome Week timetable is a combination of on campus and online activities to give you the most inclusive experience with the greatest opportunity to meet tutors, classmates, support staff and services and find out where you will learn and who is here to support you.

Where sessions are hosted on campus a building and room number will be specified (ie: Parkside P431), and for online sessions a Teams link should be available for you to click on. You can join online sessions when on campus from your mobile device or computer, so whether at home or on campus, online sessions are accessible. Need help getting going with MS Teams? Click here.

Social media accounts

Make sure to keep up to date and follow us on all our social media!

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

The University Assistant app is for all foundation and first year undergraduate students.

Mentors

Level Up+ Mentors are current students who are there to help you and answer all your questions about university life. The Level Up+ programme is about supporting your transition into university, no matter what your experience or background, so you feel confident and ready for the challenges ahead. The Mentors are there to talk to, offer advice and share their experiences to help you settle in. You will receive either a phone call or a video message from one of our mentors in the lead up to Welcome Week to check you have all the information you need.

International Students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

Please check the guidelines on entering the UK from your country or territory before planning your journey.

Further information you may find useful

  • International students with any queries about tuition fees, visa, healthcare, CV, applications and interviews, etc. can find more information on our International Office iCity page.
  • International students can find more information about induction and the international welcome here.
  • The Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) help with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.
  • For course queries contact your school office.
  • Mental health and wellbeing support can be accessed here and disability support and advice here.
  • Financial support and support services can be found here.
  • Student Union and Student Advice services are also available to all students.

BA (Hons) Video Game Digital Art

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on the iBCU app or on iCity at the end of August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader(s)

Shaun Magher

Welcome message

I hope you are excited to join us for induction week! We have lots of fun and engaging activities planned to help you find your way around the school and campus and also to enable you to meet your peers and tutors.

Student Success Advisors welcome:

A warm welcome from your SSA Team! As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and direct you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing, and will signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible. You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential.

As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions, or aren’t sure who to go to.

Follow us on Instagram for regular information, support and events, and join our community on Facebook to meet other new students. You can book a one-to-one meeting via Moodle, contact us through our team email. We look forward to meeting you!

Your School’s SSA is Eleanor Guest
You can contact the via their email Eleanor.Guest@bcu.ac.uk

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

You are required to have your ID card visible at all times when on campus, so if you have received yours before your first day, ensure you bring this with you. If you enrolled late you will need to collect one on campus during your first few days.

In order to complete your enrolment you will need the following:

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable (you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment)

International students

As well as the items listed above, you should also bring the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

What else? The rest is up to you, there is a shop, café, pub, computer access and water fountains on campus, but we recommend on your first day you bring the following:

  • Pen
  • Notepad
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Snack
  • Money
  • Face mask

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle – BA (Hons) Video Game Digital Art

As you are getting ready for starting university, your Student Success Team will be hosting a series of sessions to help you feel prepared and confident. Join us on Zoom from the 31st August at 12pm daily for a week of sessions covering all things from finances to wellbeing. There are no silly questions and all ADM students are invited to attend. Join us for a confident start to your BCU journey.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

Your Welcome Week timetable is a combination of on campus and online activities to give you the most inclusive experience with the greatest opportunity to meet tutors, classmates, support staff and services and find out where you will learn and who is here to support you.

Where sessions are hosted on campus a building and room number will be specified (ie: Parkside P431), and for online sessions a Teams link should be available for you to click on. You can join online sessions when on campus from your mobile device or computer, so whether at home or on campus, online sessions are accessible. Need help getting going with MS Teams? Click here.

Social media accounts

Make sure to keep up to date and follow us on all our social media!

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

The University Assistant app is for all foundation and first year undergraduate students.

Mentors

Level Up+ Mentors are current students who are there to help you and answer all your questions about university life. The Level Up+ programme is about supporting your transition into university, no matter what your experience or background, so you feel confident and ready for the challenges ahead. The Mentors are there to talk to, offer advice and share their experiences to help you settle in. You will receive either a phone call or a video message from one of our mentors in the lead up to Welcome Week to check you have all the information you need.

International Students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

Please check the guidelines on entering the UK from your country or territory before planning your journey.

Further information you may find useful

  • International students with any queries about tuition fees, visa, healthcare, CV, applications and interviews, etc. can find more information on our International Office iCity page.
  • International students can find more information about induction and the international welcome here.
  • The Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) help with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.
  • For course queries contact your school office.
  • Mental health and wellbeing support can be accessed here and disability support and advice here.
  • Financial support and support services can be found here.
  • Student Union and Student Advice services are also available to all students.

BA (Hons) Digital Marketing

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on the iBCU app or on iCity at the end of August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader(s)

Chaka Jones

Welcome message

Hi there,

I hope you are excited to join us for induction week! We have lots of fun and engaging activities planned to help you find your way around the school and campus and also to enable you to meet your peers and tutors.

Student Success Advisors welcome:

A warm welcome from your SSA Team! As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and direct you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing, and will signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible. You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential.

As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions, or aren’t sure who to go to.

Follow us on Instagram for regular information, support and events, and join our community on Facebook to meet other new students. You can book a one-to-one meeting via Moodle, contact us through our team email. We look forward to meeting you!

Your School’s SSA is Eleanor Guest
You can contact the via their email Eleanor.Guest@bcu.ac.uk

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

You are required to have your ID card visible at all times when on campus, so if you have received yours before your first day, ensure you bring this with you. If you enrolled late you will need to collect one on campus during your first few days.

In order to complete your enrolment you will need the following:

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable (you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment)

International students

As well as the items listed above, you should also bring the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

What else? The rest is up to you, there is a shop, café, pub, computer access and water fountains on campus, but we recommend on your first day you bring the following:

  • Pen
  • Notepad
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Snack
  • Money
  • Face mask

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle – BA (Hons) Digital Marketing

As you are getting ready for starting university, your Student Success Team will be hosting a series of sessions to help you feel prepared and confident. Join us on Zoom from the 31st August at 12pm daily for a week of sessions covering all things from finances to wellbeing. There are no silly questions and all ADM students are invited to attend. Join us for a confident start to your BCU journey.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

Your Welcome Week timetable is a combination of on campus and online activities to give you the most inclusive experience with the greatest opportunity to meet tutors, classmates, support staff and services and find out where you will learn and who is here to support you.

Where sessions are hosted on campus a building and room number will be specified (ie: Parkside P431), and for online sessions a Teams link should be available for you to click on. You can join online sessions when on campus from your mobile device or computer, so whether at home or on campus, online sessions are accessible. Need help getting going with MS Teams? Click here.

Social media accounts

Make sure to keep up to date and follow us on all our social media!

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

The University Assistant app is for all foundation and first year undergraduate students.

Mentors

Level Up+ Mentors are current students who are there to help you and answer all your questions about university life. The Level Up+ programme is about supporting your transition into university, no matter what your experience or background, so you feel confident and ready for the challenges ahead. The Mentors are there to talk to, offer advice and share their experiences to help you settle in. You will receive either a phone call or a video message from one of our mentors in the lead up to Welcome Week to check you have all the information you need.

International Students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

Please check the guidelines on entering the UK from your country or territory before planning your journey.

Further information you may find useful

  • International students with any queries about tuition fees, visa, healthcare, CV, applications and interviews, etc. can find more information on our International Office iCity page.
  • International students can find more information about induction and the international welcome here.
  • The Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) help with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.
  • For course queries contact your school office.
  • Mental health and wellbeing support can be accessed here and disability support and advice here.
  • Financial support and support services can be found here.
  • Student Union and Student Advice services are also available to all students.

BSc (Hons) Video Game Development

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on the iBCU app or on iCity at the end of August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader(s)

Zafar Qamar

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.

The programme team all have vast industry experience and together with our partners which include Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, RedBee, Codemasters, Exient, Microsoft Rare, Sumo Digital, Lockwood, Lab 42 and Aardvark Swift (recruiters), warmly welcome you to 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 school and 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. 

Zafar

Student Success Advisors welcome:

A warm welcome from your SSA Team! As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and direct you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing, and will signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible. You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential.

As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions, or aren’t sure who to go to.

Follow us on Instagram for regular information, support and events, and join our community on Facebook to meet other new students. You can book a one-to-one meeting via Moodle, contact us through our team email. We look forward to meeting you!

Your School’s SSA is Eleanor Guest
You can contact the via their email Eleanor.Guest@bcu.ac.uk

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

You are required to have your ID card visible at all times when on campus, so if you have received yours before your first day, ensure you bring this with you. If you enrolled late you will need to collect one on campus during your first few days.

In order to complete your enrolment you will need the following:

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable (you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment)

International students

As well as the items listed above, you should also bring the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

What else? The rest is up to you, there is a shop, café, pub, computer access and water fountains on campus, but we recommend on your first day you bring the following:

  • Pen
  • Notepad
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Snack
  • Money
  • Face mask

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle – BSc (Hons) Video Game Development

As you are getting ready for starting university, your Student Success Team will be hosting a series of sessions to help you feel prepared and confident. Join us on Zoom from the 31st August at 12pm daily for a week of sessions covering all things from finances to wellbeing. There are no silly questions and all ADM students are invited to attend. Join us for a confident start to your BCU journey.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

Your Welcome Week timetable is a combination of on campus and online activities to give you the most inclusive experience with the greatest opportunity to meet tutors, classmates, support staff and services and find out where you will learn and who is here to support you.

Where sessions are hosted on campus a building and room number will be specified (ie: Parkside P431), and for online sessions a Teams link should be available for you to click on. You can join online sessions when on campus from your mobile device or computer, so whether at home or on campus, online sessions are accessible. Need help getting going with MS Teams? Click here.

Social media accounts

Make sure to keep up to date and follow us on all our social media!

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

The University Assistant app is for all foundation and first year undergraduate students.

Mentors

Level Up+ Mentors are current students who are there to help you and answer all your questions about university life. The Level Up+ programme is about supporting your transition into university, no matter what your experience or background, so you feel confident and ready for the challenges ahead. The Mentors are there to talk to, offer advice and share their experiences to help you settle in. You will receive either a phone call or a video message from one of our mentors in the lead up to Welcome Week to check you have all the information you need.

International Students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

Please check the guidelines on entering the UK from your country or territory before planning your journey.

Further information you may find useful

  • International students with any queries about tuition fees, visa, healthcare, CV, applications and interviews, etc. can find more information on our International Office iCity page.
  • International students can find more information about induction and the international welcome here.
  • The Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) help with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.
  • For course queries contact your school office.
  • Mental health and wellbeing support can be accessed here and disability support and advice here.
  • Financial support and support services can be found here.
  • Student Union and Student Advice services are also available to all students.

BA (Hons) Video Game Design

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on the iBCU app or on iCity at the end of August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader(s)

Zuby Ahmed

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.

The programme team all have vast industry experience and together with our partners which include Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, Codemasters, Microsoft Rare, Sumo Digital, Lockwood, Lab 42, SmashMouth Games, and Aardvark Swift (recruiters), warmly welcome you to 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 school and campus and also to enable you to meet your peers and tutors.

I look forward to meeting you and helping you in achieving your academic and career goals. 

Zuby

Student Success Advisors welcome:

A warm welcome from your SSA Team! As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and direct you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing, and will signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible. You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential.

As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions, or aren’t sure who to go to.

Follow us on Instagram for regular information, support and events, and join our community on Facebook to meet other new students. You can book a one-to-one meeting via Moodle, contact us through our team email. We look forward to meeting you!

Your School’s SSA is Eleanor Guest
You can contact the via their email Eleanor.Guest@bcu.ac.uk

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

You are required to have your ID card visible at all times when on campus, so if you have received yours before your first day, ensure you bring this with you. If you enrolled late you will need to collect one on campus during your first few days.

In order to complete your enrolment you will need the following:

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable (you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment)

International students

As well as the items listed above, you should also bring the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

What else? The rest is up to you, there is a shop, café, pub, computer access and water fountains on campus, but we recommend on your first day you bring the following:

  • Pen
  • Notepad
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Snack
  • Money
  • Face mask

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle – BA (Hons) Video Game Design

As you are getting ready for starting university, your Student Success Team will be hosting a series of sessions to help you feel prepared and confident. Join us on Zoom from the 31st August at 12pm daily for a week of sessions covering all things from finances to wellbeing. There are no silly questions and all ADM students are invited to attend. Join us for a confident start to your BCU journey.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

Your Welcome Week timetable is a combination of on campus and online activities to give you the most inclusive experience with the greatest opportunity to meet tutors, classmates, support staff and services and find out where you will learn and who is here to support you.

Where sessions are hosted on campus a building and room number will be specified (ie: Parkside P431), and for online sessions a Teams link should be available for you to click on. You can join online sessions when on campus from your mobile device or computer, so whether at home or on campus, online sessions are accessible. Need help getting going with MS Teams? Click here.

Social media accounts

Make sure to keep up to date and follow us on all our social media!

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

The University Assistant app is for all foundation and first year undergraduate students.

Mentors

Level Up+ Mentors are current students who are there to help you and answer all your questions about university life. The Level Up+ programme is about supporting your transition into university, no matter what your experience or background, so you feel confident and ready for the challenges ahead. The Mentors are there to talk to, offer advice and share their experiences to help you settle in. You will receive either a phone call or a video message from one of our mentors in the lead up to Welcome Week to check you have all the information you need.

International Students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

Please check the guidelines on entering the UK from your country or territory before planning your journey.

Further information you may find useful

  • International students with any queries about tuition fees, visa, healthcare, CV, applications and interviews, etc. can find more information on our International Office iCity page.
  • International students can find more information about induction and the international welcome here.
  • The Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) help with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.
  • For course queries contact your school office.
  • Mental health and wellbeing support can be accessed here and disability support and advice here.
  • Financial support and support services can be found here.
  • Student Union and Student Advice services are also available to all students.

School of Visual Communication Foundation courses

Courses

This information applies to the following courses:

  • BA (Hons) Fine Art with a Foundation Year
  • BA (Hons) Art and Design with a Foundation Year
  • BA (Hons) Design for Performance: Theatre, Film and Live Events with a Foundation Year
  • BA (Hons) Graphic Communication with a Foundation Year
  • BA (Hons) Illustration with a Foundation Year
  • BA (Hons) Photography with a Foundation Year
Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on the iBCU app or on iCity at the end of August.

Induction location

School of Art

Course Leader(s)

Jo Newman - Course Leader

Joe Miles - Lecturer

Jane Watts - Lecturer

Welcome message

The focus for your first week will be orientation and integration. We will introduce you to the School of Art through informal cross course social activities and will kick start your Foundation course through general presentations that outline what’s ahead for the year. You will 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.

We will also introduce you to Birmingham to help you navigate the immediate area close to where you will be studying.

We look forward to meeting you during Welcome Week.

Student Success Advisors welcome:

A warm welcome from your SSA Team! As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and direct you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing, and will signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible. You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential.

As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions, or aren’t sure who to go to.

Follow us on Instagram for regular information, support and events, and join our community on Facebook to meet other new students. You can book a one-to-one meeting via Moodle, contact us through our team email. We look forward to meeting you!

Your School’s SSA is Eleanor Guest
You can contact the via their email Eleanor.Guest@bcu.ac.uk

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

You are required to have your ID card visible at all times when on campus, so if you have received yours before your first day, ensure you bring this with you. If you enrolled late you will need to collect one on campus during your first few days.

In order to complete your enrolment you will need the following:

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable (you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment)

International students

As well as the items listed above, you should also bring the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

What else? The rest is up to you, there is a shop, café, pub, computer access and water fountains on campus, but we recommend on your first day you bring the following:

  • Pen
  • Notepad
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Snack
  • Money
  • Face mask

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle – School of Art and School of Visual Communication Foundation Years

As you are getting ready for starting university, your Student Success Team will be hosting a series of sessions to help you feel prepared and confident. Join us on Zoom from the 31st August at 12pm daily for a week of sessions covering all things from finances to wellbeing. There are no silly questions and all ADM students are invited to attend. Join us for a confident start to your BCU journey.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

Your Welcome Week timetable is a combination of on campus and online activities to give you the most inclusive experience with the greatest opportunity to meet tutors, classmates, support staff and services and find out where you will learn and who is here to support you.

Where sessions are hosted on campus a building and room number will be specified (ie: Parkside P431), and for online sessions a Teams link should be available for you to click on. You can join online sessions when on campus from your mobile device or computer, so whether at home or on campus, online sessions are accessible. Need help getting going with MS Teams? Click here.

Social media accounts

Make sure to keep up to date and follow us on all our social media!

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

The University Assistant app is for all foundation and first year undergraduate students.

Course Social Media

Instagram: @bcufoundation
Instagram: @momentsatmargaretstreet
Instagram: @bcuillustration
Instagram: @bcu_designforperformance
Instagram: @bcu_graphics
Instagram: @bcuphoto
Instagram: @bcu_artanddesign
Instagram: @Angry_margaret

Mentors

Level Up+ Mentors are current students who are there to help you and answer all your questions about university life. The Level Up+ programme is about supporting your transition into university, no matter what your experience or background, so you feel confident and ready for the challenges ahead. The Mentors are there to talk to, offer advice and share their experiences to help you settle in. You will receive either a phone call or a video message from one of our mentors in the lead up to Welcome Week to check you have all the information you need.

International Students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

Please check the guidelines on entering the UK from your country or territory before planning your journey.

Further information you may find useful

  • International students with any queries about tuition fees, visa, healthcare, CV, applications and interviews, etc. can find more information on our International Office iCity page.
  • International students can find more information about induction and the international welcome here.
  • The Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) help with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.
  • For course queries contact your school office.
  • Mental health and wellbeing support can be accessed here and disability support and advice here.
  • Financial support and support services can be found here.
  • Student Union and Student Advice services are also available to all students.

BA (Hons) Photography

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on the iBCU app or on iCity at the end of August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader(s)

Joe Miles

Welcome message

Thank you for choosing to come and study Photography with us at Birmingham City University this coming academic year. The Photography Team are really looking forward to meeting you!

It’s an exciting time to be studying Photography because, as we are sure you’re aware, there is a huge demand for people who can create compelling content and tell interesting stories. The primary focus of all our students is to make work that differentiates them and that demonstrates their technical and creative abilities. We can’t wait to help you develop your practice and see the work you create with us over the next three years!

A warm welcome from your SSA Team

As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and advice you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing and will often help signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible.

You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential. You can also meet us within a group, talk to us online, over the phone or via email. As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions or if you just fancy a chat! It is our job to help you succeed, so let us know how you’re getting on. We wish you the very best of luck with your studies, and new adventure at BCU. Please email the team at admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk alternatively, you can book a 1-2-1 appointment with any of our staff members via Moodle. If you are the more social type and would prefer to interact with us this way, we are very active on Instagram and post daily motivational quotes, activities, games and information.

Your School’s SSA is Eleanor Guest
You can contact the via their email Eleanor.Guest@bcu.ac.uk

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

You are required to have your ID card visible at all times when on campus, so if you have received yours before your first day, ensure you bring this with you. If you enrolled late you will need to collect one on campus during your first few days.

In order to complete your enrolment you will need the following:

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable (you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment)

International students

As well as the items listed above, you should also bring the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

What else? The rest is up to you, there is a shop, café, pub, computer access and water fountains on campus, but we recommend on your first day you bring the following:

  • Pen
  • Notepad
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Snack
  • Money
  • Face mask

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle – BA (Hons) Photography

As you are getting ready for starting university, your Student Success Team will be hosting a series of sessions to help you feel prepared and confident. Join us on Zoom from the 31st August at 12pm daily for a week of sessions covering all things from finances to wellbeing. There are no silly questions and all ADM students are invited to attend. Join us for a confident start to your BCU journey.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

Your Welcome Week timetable is a combination of on campus and online activities to give you the most inclusive experience with the greatest opportunity to meet tutors, classmates, support staff and services and find out where you will learn and who is here to support you.

Where sessions are hosted on campus a building and room number will be specified (ie: Parkside P431), and for online sessions a Teams link should be available for you to click on. You can join online sessions when on campus from your mobile device or computer, so whether at home or on campus, online sessions are accessible. Need help getting going with MS Teams? Click here.

Social media accounts

Make sure to keep up to date and follow us on all our social media!

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

The University Assistant app is for all foundation and first year undergraduate students.

Course Social Media

Instagram
Website

Mentors

Level Up+ Mentors are current students who are there to help you and answer all your questions about university life. The Level Up+ programme is about supporting your transition into university, no matter what your experience or background, so you feel confident and ready for the challenges ahead. The Mentors are there to talk to, offer advice and share their experiences to help you settle in. You will receive either a phone call or a video message from one of our mentors in the lead up to Welcome Week to check you have all the information you need.

International Students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

Please check the guidelines on entering the UK from your country or territory before planning your journey.

Further information you may find useful

  • International students with any queries about tuition fees, visa, healthcare, CV, applications and interviews, etc. can find more information on our International Office iCity page.
  • International students can find more information about induction and the international welcome here.
  • The Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) help with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.
  • For course queries contact your school office.
  • Mental health and wellbeing support can be accessed here and disability support and advice here.
  • Financial support and support services can be found here.
  • Student Union and Student Advice services are also available to all students.

BA (Hons) Graphic Communication

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on the iBCU app or on iCity at the end of August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader(s)

Chris Morris

Welcome message

Hello and welcome,

We hope you all enjoyed the Summer and are excited to join us for induction week! We have lots of fun and engaging activities planned to help you find your way around the school and campus and also to enable you to meet your peers and tutors.

Best wishes,
Chris

Student Success Advisors welcome:

A warm welcome from your SSA Team! As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and direct you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing, and will signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible. You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential.

As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions, or aren’t sure who to go to.

Follow us on Instagram for regular information, support and events, and join our community on Facebook to meet other new students. You can book a one-to-one meeting via Moodle, contact us through our team email. We look forward to meeting you!

Your School’s SSA is Eleanor Guest
You can contact the via their email Eleanor.Guest@bcu.ac.uk

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

You are required to have your ID card visible at all times when on campus, so if you have received yours before your first day, ensure you bring this with you. If you enrolled late you will need to collect one on campus during your first few days.

In order to complete your enrolment you will need the following:

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable (you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment)

International students

As well as the items listed above, you should also bring the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

What else? The rest is up to you, there is a shop, café, pub, computer access and water fountains on campus, but we recommend on your first day you bring the following:

  • Pen
  • Notepad
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Snack
  • Money
  • Face mask

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle – BA (Hons) Graphic Communication

As you are getting ready for starting university, your Student Success Team will be hosting a series of sessions to help you feel prepared and confident. Join us on Zoom from the 31st August at 12pm daily for a week of sessions covering all things from finances to wellbeing. There are no silly questions and all ADM students are invited to attend. Join us for a confident start to your BCU journey.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

Your Welcome Week timetable is a combination of on campus and online activities to give you the most inclusive experience with the greatest opportunity to meet tutors, classmates, support staff and services and find out where you will learn and who is here to support you.

Where sessions are hosted on campus a building and room number will be specified (ie: Parkside P431), and for online sessions a Teams link should be available for you to click on. You can join online sessions when on campus from your mobile device or computer, so whether at home or on campus, online sessions are accessible. Need help getting going with MS Teams? Click here.

Social media accounts

Make sure to keep up to date and follow us on all our social media!

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

The University Assistant app is for all foundation and first year undergraduate students.

Mentors

Level Up+ Mentors are current students who are there to help you and answer all your questions about university life. The Level Up+ programme is about supporting your transition into university, no matter what your experience or background, so you feel confident and ready for the challenges ahead. The Mentors are there to talk to, offer advice and share their experiences to help you settle in. You will receive either a phone call or a video message from one of our mentors in the lead up to Welcome Week to check you have all the information you need.

International Students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

Please check the guidelines on entering the UK from your country or territory before planning your journey.

Further information you may find useful

  • International students with any queries about tuition fees, visa, healthcare, CV, applications and interviews, etc. can find more information on our International Office iCity page.
  • International students can find more information about induction and the international welcome here.
  • The Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) help with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.
  • For course queries contact your school office.
  • Mental health and wellbeing support can be accessed here and disability support and advice here.
  • Financial support and support services can be found here.
  • Student Union and Student Advice services are also available to all students.

BA (Hons) Illustration

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on the iBCU app or on iCity at the end of August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader(s)

Helen Wheeler

Welcome message

Welcome to BA (Hons) Illustration at the School of Visual Communication. It is such an exciting time to be studying illustration, there are so many new ways that we can create and understand images and the contexts and opportunities are constantly expanding. My team and I are looking forward to helping you develop and explore your creativity and curiosity!

We are really looking forward to meeting you, our new cohort of students, ready to embark on your creative journey with us over the next three years. Inspiring experiences and a creative community await you in our studio. We look forward to introducing you to our creative briefs, workshops, artist talks and real life illustration experiences.

We are looking forward to getting to know you, working with you, and seeing you develop as one of our students. Please remember that you can contact me at any time via email if you have any concerns at all.

Best wishes,
Helen

Student Success Advisors welcome:

A warm welcome from your SSA Team! As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and direct you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing, and will signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible. You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential.

As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions, or aren’t sure who to go to.

Follow us on Instagram for regular information, support and events, and join our community on Facebook to meet other new students. You can book a one-to-one meeting via Moodle, contact us through our team email. We look forward to meeting you!

Your School’s SSA is Eleanor Guest
You can contact the via their email Eleanor.guest@bcu.ac.uk

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

You are required to have your ID card visible at all times when on campus, so if you have received yours before your first day, ensure you bring this with you. If you enrolled late you will need to collect one on campus during your first few days.

In order to complete your enrolment you will need the following:

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable (you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment)

International students

As well as the items listed above, you should also bring the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

What else? The rest is up to you, there is a shop, café, pub, computer access and water fountains on campus, but we recommend on your first day you bring the following:

  • Pen
  • Notepad
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Snack
  • Money
  • Face mask

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle – BA (Hons) Illustration

As you are getting ready for starting university, your Student Success Team will be hosting a series of sessions to help you feel prepared and confident. Join us on Zoom from the 31st August at 12pm daily for a week of sessions covering all things from finances to wellbeing. There are no silly questions and all ADM students are invited to attend. Join us for a confident start to your BCU journey.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

Your Welcome Week timetable is a combination of on campus and online activities to give you the most inclusive experience with the greatest opportunity to meet tutors, classmates, support staff and services and find out where you will learn and who is here to support you.

Where sessions are hosted on campus a building and room number will be specified (ie: Parkside P431), and for online sessions a Teams link should be available for you to click on. You can join online sessions when on campus from your mobile device or computer, so whether at home or on campus, online sessions are accessible. Need help getting going with MS Teams? Click here.

Social media accounts

Make sure to keep up to date and follow us on all our social media!

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

The University Assistant app is for all foundation and first year undergraduate students.

Mentors

Level Up+ Mentors are current students who are there to help you and answer all your questions about university life. The Level Up+ programme is about supporting your transition into university, no matter what your experience or background, so you feel confident and ready for the challenges ahead. The Mentors are there to talk to, offer advice and share their experiences to help you settle in. You will receive either a phone call or a video message from one of our mentors in the lead up to Welcome Week to check you have all the information you need.

International Students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

Please check the guidelines on entering the UK from your country or territory before planning your journey.

Further information you may find useful

  • International students with any queries about tuition fees, visa, healthcare, CV, applications and interviews, etc. can find more information on our International Office iCity page.
  • International students can find more information about induction and the international welcome here.
  • The Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) help with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.
  • For course queries contact your school office.
  • Mental health and wellbeing support can be accessed here and disability support and advice here.
  • Financial support and support services can be found here.
  • Student Union and Student Advice services are also available to all students.

BA (Hons) Design for Performance: Theatre, Film and Live Events

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on the iBCU app or on iCity at the end of August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader(s)

Paul Barrett

Welcome message

Welcome to BA (Hons) Design for Performance: Theatre, Film and Live Events at the School of Visual Communication. It’s a really exciting time to be studying such a diverse subject, there are so many opportunities within the ever evolving performance 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 at the parameters of the discipline, developing new and innovative approaches. My team and I are looking forward to helping you develop and explore your creativity and curiosity!

Inspiring experiences and a creative community await you in our studios. We are looking forward to getting to know you, working with you and seeing you develop over the next three years, as one of our students. Contact me at any time via e-mail if you have any concerns.

Best wishes,

Paul

Student Success Advisors welcome:

A warm welcome from your SSA Team! As Student Success Advisors (SSAs), it is our role to help and support students throughout their time at BCU. SSAs can help and direct you with any academic and personal concerns you may be facing, and will signpost you to the correct department within BCU for further guidance and support. We know that there are a lot of things that can get in the way of your studies, so we’re here to guide you and help you reach the best solution possible. You can arrange a one to one meeting with your SSA, which will be both private and confidential.

As SSAs we want to hear from you, and ensure your voice as a student is heard, so please get in touch with us should you have feedback, questions, or aren’t sure who to go to.

Follow us on Instagram for regular information, support and events, and join our community on Facebook to meet other new students. You can book a one-to-one meeting via Moodle, contact us through our team email. We look forward to meeting you!

Your School’s SSA is Eleanor Guest
You can contact the via their email Eleanor.Guest@bcu.ac.uk

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

You are required to have your ID card visible at all times when on campus, so if you have received yours before your first day, ensure you bring this with you. If you enrolled late you will need to collect one on campus during your first few days.

In order to complete your enrolment you will need the following:

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable (you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment)

International students

As well as the items listed above, you should also bring the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

What else? The rest is up to you, there is a shop, café, pub, computer access and water fountains on campus, but we recommend on your first day you bring the following:

  • Pen
  • Notepad
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Snack
  • Money
  • Face mask

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle – BA (Hons) Design for Performance: Theatre, Film and Live Events

As you are getting ready for starting university, your Student Success Team will be hosting a series of sessions to help you feel prepared and confident. Join us on Zoom from the 31st August at 12pm daily for a week of sessions covering all things from finances to wellbeing. There are no silly questions and all ADM students are invited to attend. Join us for a confident start to your BCU journey.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

Your Welcome Week timetable is a combination of on campus and online activities to give you the most inclusive experience with the greatest opportunity to meet tutors, classmates, support staff and services and find out where you will learn and who is here to support you.

Where sessions are hosted on campus a building and room number will be specified (ie: Parkside P431), and for online sessions a Teams link should be available for you to click on. You can join online sessions when on campus from your mobile device or computer, so whether at home or on campus, online sessions are accessible. Need help getting going with MS Teams? Click here.

Social media accounts

Make sure to keep up to date and follow us on all our social media!

SSA Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

The University Assistant app is for all foundation and first year undergraduate students.

Mentors

Level Up+ Mentors are current students who are there to help you and answer all your questions about university life. The Level Up+ programme is about supporting your transition into university, no matter what your experience or background, so you feel confident and ready for the challenges ahead. The Mentors are there to talk to, offer advice and share their experiences to help you settle in. You will receive either a phone call or a video message from one of our mentors in the lead up to Welcome Week to check you have all the information you need.

International Students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

Please check the guidelines on entering the UK from your country or territory before planning your journey.

Further information you may find useful

  • International students with any queries about tuition fees, visa, healthcare, CV, applications and interviews, etc. can find more information on our International Office iCity page.
  • International students can find more information about induction and the international welcome here.
  • The Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) help with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.
  • For course queries contact your school office.
  • Mental health and wellbeing support can be accessed here and disability support and advice here.
  • Financial support and support services can be found here.
  • Student Union and Student Advice services are also available to all students.