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Online sample lectures

Deciding what degree to study can be difficult, so we have created online sample lectures to give you an insight into some of the interesting topics around our subject areas.

These lectures provide an opportunity for you to hear from our course leaders (and sometimes our students too) so that you can get familiar with who they are, while learning more about the subjects. You will find out what is involved in the subject area, and look ahead to the future to establish what careers and jobs you will have access to if you choose to study a degree in that area.

The sample lectures range from approximately 45-60 minutes, and each focus on a different topic so that you can explore what interests you the most. You will find all of our previous and upcoming sample lectures in this section, so you can keep up-to-date with what we have to offer, and revisit our sessions and watch the replays whenever you like.

The Future Faces of Planning with RTPI President, Wei Yang

Wednesday, 28 April 2021
4.30 - 5.30pm

Join a discussion about how young planners can help to shape the future of the industry and what plans are in place to ensure diversity and inclusion in the profession.

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How does a Building Surveyor health check a house

Replay available

Learn more about the role of a Building Surveyor and how they ‘health check’ a house using building pathology to spot rot, damp or movement to make homes safe to live in.

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How we built Birmingham’s tallest tower

Replay available

Explore some of the challenges of constructing a 26 storey tower, 103 Colmore Row, in the heart of Birmingham, and will make you look differently at the buildings you pass every day.

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How can we make our cities more
sustainable

Replay available

Climate change is dramatically impacting cities and communities globally. Interested in a career that is part of the solution? Then this online sample lecture might be for you as we explore what makes cities, communities and buildings sustainable.

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Open Days - Book your place

Open Days 2021

Our Open Days provide you with the perfect opportunity to tour our facilities, hear from some of our staff and get a feel of what it's like to study at BCU.

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