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Built Environment Blog

Shaping urban landscapes with ‘Placemaking’

Professor of Real Estate, David Higgins, tells us more about Placemaking and its significance for the design of modern urban spaces.

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Why you should study the Built Environment with us

There has never been a better time to study Built Environment subjects in Birmingham due to the burgeoning job opportun...

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Top tips for writing your personal statement

Writing a personal statement can seem like a daunting task. We know how difficult it can be to write about yourself and...

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The app to make student life easier

Want your course information in the palm of your hand? Download the University Assistant app. 

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Conversion courses

Whether you’re looking to change career, explore a new subject area or upskill in a new field of study, we offer a rang...

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Seven ways you can learn more about our faculty

Why not spend #AntiBoredomMonth connecting with us in the CEBE faculty?  

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Five reasons why property development and planning is a great career

Phil Villars is the Head of Planning and Environment at WSP, a global company advising clients on T ransportation and...

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Six careers you can do with a degree in Real Estate

If you’re looking to study a degree in Real Estate you might be interested to know what you could do as a job after you...

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One Week Built Environment Challenge

Not sure on what to do between now and starting university? Don’t fret, we’ve put together a plan to help you stay up ...

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The Built Environment then and now

Studying one of our degrees in the Built Environment will put you in good stead to work on an abundance of exciting l...

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Find the perfect Built Environment course for you

Are you considering a career in the Built Environment, but unsure which course to study? Complete our quiz to see whi...

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Students and industry planning for a brighter future together

Read our blog on the industry meet and greet event for Real Estate and Planning students.

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My first year at BCU

Quantity Surveying student Katie shares her experiences from her first year at university.

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Five skills you will gain from your degree

A Built Environment degree will enhance your industry knowledge and build key skills that are desirable to employers. Y...

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Get your hands on our kit

There are many reasons to study the Built Environment in Birmingham, one of them is being able to access our kit. Dis...

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How to compete in an industry competition

Here at BCU, we encourage our students to take advantage of any extra-curricular activities such as international comp...

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Built Environment students’ experience live sites

Built Environment students have been visiting construction sites across Birmingham from Centenary Square, Paradise Birm...

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Study and Build a City

Third year Construction Management student, Alexandra, is working on the transformation of Paradise Birmingham in the c...

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Impacts of the Built Environment in Birmingham

Built Environment academics, Nicki Schiessel Harvey and Dr Mohammad Mayouf , discuss how urban planning and developm...

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Why should I study postgraduate degree?

Hear first hand from our graduate about her learning experience and why she chose to study at BCU. 

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Why you should study the Built Environment in Birmingham

There are many reasons why you should study the Built Environment in Birmingham. With major redevelopment and refurbish...

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What can I do with a Built Environment degree?

The Built Environment is all about creating and transforming places, as well as shaping the future. Studying within th...

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Celebrating Women in Architecture on #EthelDay

How women have made history in built environment, engineering, and architecture roles.

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