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BSc (Hons) Accountancy

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

Online induction - Tuesday 14 September, 9:30am (Microsoft Teams links will be sent out in due course)

On-campus induction - Thursday 16 OR Friday 17 September, 10:00am (Students will be notified as to whether they need to attend on the Thursday or the Friday. The information, together with room location, will be on your timetable.)

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader
Shaista Mukadam 300x200

Shaista Mukadam

Shaista.Mukadam@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

I am delighted to welcome you to the BSc Accountancy course. We are really looking forward to welcoming you and helping you to settle into the department, your course and your new environment. Your course is located in the Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences. 

Induction is a really important part of your first steps at University. We want you to feel part of our community, get to know the course team and make friends with others on your course.  Please make sure that you get involved with all the activities that will take place during Welcome Week and in the following weeks and months on your course. 

As soon as you enrol you will be able to access our virtual learning environment, Moodle.  Please do log onto this and take part in the activities that are there to help you get off to a flying start on your course and get to know your course colleagues before you arrive on campus. We’re all very friendly and you’ll soon settle in very quickly. Remember, everyone is in the same boat and there are lots of people available to support you!

Your Personal Tutor is a key person to get to know in the first few weeks, as they can help with any queries, worries or concerns.  Their role is to offer academic advice and guidance throughout your time at university, so you will want to get to know them quickly. In addition, we have a fantastic team of Accounting Student Mentors, who will be able to guide you during induction and offer advice on the wider university experience.

Finally, I’d like to wish you the best of luck for the start of your course. You are now a part of the Accountancy, Finance and Economics Department and academic community and we look forward to working in partnership with you to help you succeed. 

What should I bring on my first day?

Pen and notepad or any other means of recording information

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you may need to complete a course-related induction task. If applicable, further details will be available on this page in August.

Induction week timetable

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

Social media accounts

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

Mentors

Connect mentors will be working alongside you during your first week and after which they will be offering support during the course of the semester either one to one or through dropping into your timetabled sessions. 

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.

BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance

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

Online induction - Tuesday 14 September, 9:30am (Microsoft Teams links will be sent out in due course)

On-campus induction - Thursday 16 OR Friday 17 September, 10:00am (Students will be notified as to whether they need to attend on the Thursday or the Friday. The information, together with room location, will be on your timetable.)

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader
Kulvinder Singh 200x300

Kulvinder Singh

Kulvinder.Singh@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

I am delighted to welcome you to the BSc Accounting and Finance course. We are really looking forward to welcoming you and helping you to settle into the department, your course and your new environment. Your course is located in the Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences. 

Induction is a really important part of your first steps at University. We want you to feel part of our community, get to know the course team and make friends with others on your course.  Please make sure that you get involved with all the activities that will take place during Welcome Week and in the following weeks and months on your course. 

As soon as you enrol you will be able to access our virtual learning environment, Moodle.  Please do log onto this and take part in the activities that are there to help you get off to a flying start on your course and get to know your course colleagues before you arrive on campus. We’re all very friendly and you’ll soon settle in very quickly. Remember, everyone is in the same boat and there are lots of people available to support you!

Your Personal Tutor is a key person to get to know in the first few weeks, as they can help with any queries, worries or concerns.  Their role is to offer academic advice and guidance throughout your time at university, so you will want to get to know them quickly. In addition, we have a fantastic team of Accounting Student Mentors, who will be able to guide you during induction and offer advice on the wider university experience.

Finally, I’d like to wish you the best of luck for the start of your course. You are now a part of the Accountancy, Finance and Economics Department and academic community and we look forward to working in partnership with you to help you succeed. 

What should I bring on my first day?

Pen and notepad or any other means of recording information

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you may need to complete a course-related induction task. If applicable, further details will be available on this page in August.

Induction week timetable

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

Social media accounts

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

Mentors

Connect mentors will be working alongside you during your first week and after which they will be offering support during the course of the semester either one to one or through dropping into your timetabled sessions. 

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.

BSc (Hons) Accounting and Islamic Finance

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

Online induction - Tuesday 14 September, 9:30am (Microsoft Teams links will be sent out in due course)

On-campus induction - Thursday 16 OR Friday 17 September, 10:00am (Students will be notified as to whether they need to attend on the Thursday or the Friday. The information, together with room location, will be on your timetable.)

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you may need to complete a course-related induction task. If applicable, further details will be available on this page in August.

Induction week timetable

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

Social media accounts

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

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.

BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance with 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 iCity or the iBCU app at the end of August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader
Steven Monks 200x300

Steven Monks      

steven.monks@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

I’m delighted you have chosen to start your career journey with us and look forward to welcoming you onto your first week of your course.

Exciting times lay ahead with lots for you to think about and organise as you prepare for university. We have a great team of tutors and students waiting to welcome you onto the course and begin this journey with you. We have a range of field trips, projects and many other opportunities planned to help you achieve your ambitions.

So, good luck with any assessments or exams left to do, enjoy the summer and we look forward to meeting you in September.

What should I bring on my first day?

Pen and notepad or any other means of recording information

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you may need to complete a course-related induction task. If applicable, further details will be available on this page in August.

Induction week timetable

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

Social media accounts

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

Mentors

Connect mentors will be working alongside you during your first week and after which they will be offering support during the course of the semester either one to one or through dropping into your timetabled sessions. 

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.

BA (Hons) Business

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

Wednesday 15 September, 2pm

Induction location

Room C020 (The Hive), Curzon Building, City Centre Campus

Course Leader
Krish Saha 200x300

Dr Krish Saha

Krish.Saha@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

I am delighted to welcome you to the BA (Hons) Business course. We are really looking forward to welcoming you and helping you to settle into the department, your course and your new environment. Your course is located in the Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences. 

Induction is a really important part of your first steps at University. We want you to feel part of our community, get to know the course team and make friends with others on your course.  Please make sure that you get involved with all the activities that will take place during Welcome Week and in the following weeks and months on your course. 

As soon as you enrol you will be able to access our virtual learning environment, Moodle.  Please do log onto this and take part in the activities that are there to help you get off to a flying start on your course and get to know your course colleagues before you arrive on campus. We’re all very friendly and you’ll soon settle in very quickly. Remember, everyone is in the same boat and there are lots of people available to support you!

Your Personal Tutor is a key person to get to know in the first few weeks, as they can help with any queries, worries or concerns.  Their role is to offer academic advice and guidance throughout your time at university, so you will want to get to know them quickly. In addition, we have a fantastic team of Student Mentors, who will be able to guide you during induction and offer advice on the wider university experience.

Finally, I’d like to wish you the best of luck for the start of your course. You are now a part of the Strategy Management and Marketing Department and academic community.

We look forward to working in partnership with you to help you succeed. 

What should I bring on my first day?

It will be good to bring your laptops and text books.

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you may need to complete a course-related induction task. If applicable, further details will be available on this page in August.

Induction week timetable

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

Social media accounts

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

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.

BA (Hons) Business with 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

Wednesday 15 September, 2pm

Induction location

Room C020 (The Hive), Curzon Building, City Centre Campus

Course Leader
Krish Saha 200x300

Dr Krish Saha

Krish.Saha@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

I am delighted to welcome you to the BA Business with Marketing course. We are really looking forward to welcoming you and helping you to settle into the department, your course and your new environment. Your course is located in the Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences. 

Induction is a really important part of your first steps at University. We want you to feel part of our community, get to know the course team and make friends with others on your course.  Please make sure that you get involved with all the activities that will take place during Welcome Week and in the following weeks and months on your course. 

As soon as you enrol you will be able to access our virtual learning environment, Moodle.  Please do log onto this and take part in the activities that are there to help you get off to a flying start on your course and get to know your course colleagues before you arrive on campus. We’re all very friendly and you’ll soon settle in very quickly. Remember, everyone is in the same boat and there are lots of people available to support you!

Your Personal Tutor is a key person to get to know in the first few weeks, as they can help with any queries, worries or concerns.  Their role is to offer academic advice and guidance throughout your time at university, so you will want to get to know them quickly. In addition, we have a fantastic team of Student Mentors, who will be able to guide you during induction and offer advice on the wider university experience.

Finally, I’d like to wish you the best of luck for the start of your course. You are now a part of the Strategy Management and Marketing Department and academic community.

We look forward to working in partnership with you to help you succeed. 

What should I bring on my first day?

It will be good to bring your laptops and text books.

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you may need to complete a course-related induction task. If applicable, further details will be available on this page in August.

Induction week timetable

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

Social media accounts

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

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.

BSc (Hons) Accounting with Business

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

Online induction - Tuesday 14 September, 9:30am (Microsoft Teams links will be sent out in due course)

On-campus induction - Thursday 16 OR Friday 17 September, 10:00am (Students will be notified as to whether they need to attend on the Thursday or the Friday. The information, together with room location, will be on your timetable.)

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader
Margaret Saunders 200x300

Margaret Saunders

Margaret.saunders@bcu.ac.uk

Margaret Saunders on LinkedIn

Welcome message

I am delighted to welcome you to the BSc (Hons) Accounting with Business course. We are really looking forward to welcoming you and helping you to settle into the department, your course and your new environment. Your course is located in the Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences. 

Induction is a really important part of your first steps at University. We want you to feel part of our community, get to know the course team and make friends with others on your course.  Please make sure that you get involved with all the activities that will take place during Welcome Week and in the following weeks and months on your course. 

As soon as you enrol you will be able to access our virtual learning environment, Moodle.  Please do log onto this and take part in the activities that are there to help you get off to a flying start on your course and get to know your course colleagues before you arrive on campus. We’re all very friendly and you’ll soon settle in very quickly. Remember, everyone is in the same boat and there are lots of people available to support you!

Your Personal Tutor is a key person to get to know in the first few weeks, as they can help with any queries, worries or concerns.  Their role is to offer academic advice and guidance throughout your time at university, so you will want to get to know them quickly.

Finally, I’d like to wish you the best of luck for the start of your course. You are now a part of the Accounting, Finance and Economics Department and academic community and we look forward to working in partnership with you to help you succeed.

What should I bring on my first day?

Pen and notepad or any other means of recording information

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you may need to complete a course-related induction task. If applicable, further details will be available on this page in August.

Induction week timetable

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

Social media accounts

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

Mentors

Connect mentors will be working alongside you during your first week and after which they will be offering support during the course of the semester either one to one or through dropping into your timetabled sessions. 

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.

BA (Hons) Business Administration

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

Tuesday 14th September, 10am

Induction location

Room C456, Curzon Building, City Centre Campus

Course Leader

Samuel Osei-Nimo 100x150

Dr Samuel Osei-Nimo

Samuel.Osei-Nimo@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

As Course Director for BA (Hons) Business Administration (Full Time and Top Up) course, I welcome you to the course and to the school. I want you to find the experience with us of great value to both your career development and to the enrichment of your personal life.

We are delighted to welcome you to your course and look forward to getting to know you. The Undergraduate BA Business Administration (Full Time and Top up) Course is in the department Strategy, Management and Marketing (SMM) in the Business School, at our City Centre Campus. The Course Team that is the lecturers who have designed your course and who will be teaching you, have wide-ranging business, international business, management and marketing experience and look forward to working with you, developing your skills and knowledge to advance your career.

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you may need to complete a course-related induction task. If applicable, further details will be available on this page in August.

Induction week timetable

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

Social media accounts

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

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.

BA (Hons) Business Economics

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 iCity or the iBCU app at the end of August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader
Eleni Papagiannaki Staff Profile Picture

Eleni Papagiannaki

Eleni.Papagiannaki@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

It is with great pleasure that I welcome each one of you to the next exciting phase of your life. Our focus, as a school and as a department, is to inspire you as independent learners, leaders and/or professionals, to support you in reaching your full potential and to celebrate your success as individuals and not just as learners. So welcome to the BCU family and your BA (Hons) Business Economics course which is a part of the Business, Law and Social Sciences Faculty.

The BA (Hons) Business Economics course will encourage, challenge and broaden your understanding of economic and business frameworks within which organizations operate as well as focus on various national and global economic conditions that affect the way that different kinds of businesses make decisions. We are particularly proud to be among the few courses that offer a plurality of approaches in economics beyond the mainstream schools of thought. We are also proud that BA (Hons) Business Economics is an applied course with focus on real life business and economic situations.

Please take advantage of the induction week to get to know your support eco-system for the next 3 years – your department, your academic and administration team, your peers and the various BCU student-support centres. Please make sure that you get involved with all the activities that will take place during Welcome Week.

As soon as you enrol you will be able to access our virtual learning environment, Moodle.  Please do log onto this and take part in the activities that are there to help you get off to a flying start on your course and get to know your course colleagues before you arrive on campus. I promise we’re all very friendly and are here to support you. Remember, everyone is in the same boat!

Of all the people/teams that are here to support you, your Personal Tutor is a key person. Your personal tutor is a member of the staff whose role is to advice and support throughout your time at university; they will be reaching out to you so please get to know them quickly. In addition, we have a fantastic team of Student Mentors, who are current second/final year BCU students on your course and so they will be able to guide you during induction and offer advice on the wider university experience.

Once again, I am extremely happy to welcome you to Birmingham City University and look forward to meeting each one of you. I wish you the very best!

What should I bring on my first day?

I suggest you bring a bag, pen and some paper. We won’t be doing much writing, but you might want to make some notes. We will let you know about other books/equipment as seminars and lectures start

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you may need to complete a course-related induction task. If applicable, further details will be available on this page in August.

Induction week timetable

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

Social media accounts

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

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.

BSc (Hons) Business Finance

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 iCity or the iBCU app at the end of August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader
Hafiz Rana 100x150

Hafiz Rana

Hafiz.Rana@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

I am delighted to welcome you to the BSc (Hons) Business Finance course. Your course is located in the Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences. We are looking forward to welcoming you and helping you settle into the department, your course, and your new environment.

Induction is an essential part of your first steps at University. We want you to feel part of our community, get to know the course team, and make friends with others on your course. Please make sure that you get involved with all the activities that will take place during Welcome Week and in the following weeks and months on your course.

As soon as you enrol, you will be able to access our virtual learning environment, Moodle. Please log onto this and take part in the activities that are there to help you get off to a flying start on your course and get to know your course colleagues before you arrive on campus. Remember, everyone is in the same boat, and many people are available to support you! We are all extremely friendly, and you will quickly become a part of the BCU family.

Your "Personal Tutor" is a pivotal person to get to know in the first few weeks, as they can help with any queries, worries, or concerns. Their role is to offer academic advice and guidance throughout your time at University, so you will want to get to know them quickly. In addition, we have a fantastic team of Academic Student Mentors who will be able to guide you during induction and offer advice in the broader university experience.

Finally, I would like to wish you the best of luck at the start of your course. You are now a part of the Accounting, Finance, and Economics Department and academic community, and we look forward to working in partnership with you to help you succeed.

What should I bring on my first day?

A notepad and a pen.

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you may need to complete a course-related induction task. If applicable, further details will be available on this page in August.

Induction week timetable

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

Social media accounts

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

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.

BA (Hons) Business 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

Monday 13 September, 9:30am OR 1pm (check your timetable for your start time)

Induction location

Room C087, Curzon Building, City Centre Campus

Course Leader
Beulah Maas 200x300

Beulah Maas

Beulah.Maas@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

I am delighted to welcome you to the BA (Hons) Business Management course. We are really looking forward to welcoming you and helping you to settle into the department, your course and your new environment. Your course is located in the Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences. 

Induction is a really important part of your first steps at University. We want you to feel part of our community, get to know the course team and make friends with others on your course.  Please make sure that you get involved with all the activities that will take place during Welcome Week and in the following weeks and months on your course. 

As soon as you enrol you will be able to access our virtual learning environment, Moodle.  Please do log onto this to familiarise you with the learning environment and get to know your course colleagues before you arrive on campus. We’re all very friendly and you’ll soon settle in very quickly. Remember, everyone is in the same boat and there are lots of people available to support you!

Your Personal Tutor is a key person to get to know in the first few weeks, as they can help with any queries, worries or concerns.  Their role is to offer academic advice and guidance throughout your time at university, so you will want to get to know them quickly. In addition, we have a fantastic team of Student Support Advisers and Student Mentors, who will be able to guide you during induction and offer advice on the wider university experience.

Finally, I’d like to wish you the best of luck for the start of your course. You are now a part of the Strategy, Management and Marketing Department and academic community and we look forward to working in partnership with you to help you succeed.  

Pre-arrival activity

You can sign up to the Business Management Moodle page before arriving. Use the enrolement key "Business Management".

Induction week timetable

Monday 13 September

Group 1 - 9:30am - 12:30pm / Group 2 - 1pm - 4pm

  • Arrival
  • Welcome
  • Icebreaker
  • Course Overview
  • Staff Introduction / Module Overview
  • Group Activity – Letters to Self
  • Introduction to Support Services / Stay Safe – general and directing to videos
  • Questions?
  • Closing of day and what to expect tomorrow
  • Collect Hoodies

Tuesday 14 September

Group 1 - 9:30am - 12:30pm / Group 2 - 1pm - 4pm

  • Arrival
  • Group activity
  • Coffee and Snack
  • Roles available
  • Input from current students
  • Mentor Scheme and SSA
  • Group activity
  • Personal Tutors
  • Where do I find what?
  • Feedback on two days
Social media accounts

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

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.

BA (Hons) Business Management with 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 iCity or the iBCU app at the end of August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader
Steven Monks 200x300

Steven Monks      

steven.monks@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

I’m delighted you have chosen to start your career journey with us and look forward to welcoming you onto your first week of your course.

Exciting times lay ahead with lots for you to think about and organise as you prepare for university. We have a great team of tutors and students waiting to welcome you onto the course and begin this journey with you. We have a range of field trips, projects and many other opportunities planned to help you achieve your ambitions.

So, good luck with any assessments or exams left to do, enjoy the summer and we look forward to meeting you in September.

What should I bring on my first day?

Pen and notepad or any other means of recording information

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you may need to complete a course-related induction task. If applicable, further details will be available on this page in August.

Induction week timetable

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

Social media accounts

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

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.

BA (Hons) Business Management with Enterprise

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

Monday 13 September, 9:30am OR 1pm (check your timetable for your start time)

Induction location

Room C087, Curzon Building, City Centre Campus

Course Leader
Beulah Maas 200x300

Beulah Maas

Beulah.Maas@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

I am delighted to welcome you to the BA (Hons) Business Management course. We are really looking forward to welcoming you and helping you to settle into the department, your course and your new environment. Your course is located in the Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences. 

Induction is a really important part of your first steps at University. We want you to feel part of our community, get to know the course team and make friends with others on your course.  Please make sure that you get involved with all the activities that will take place during Welcome Week and in the following weeks and months on your course. 

As soon as you enrol you will be able to access our virtual learning environment, Moodle.  Please do log onto this to familiarise you with the learning environment and get to know your course colleagues before you arrive on campus. We’re all very friendly and you’ll soon settle in very quickly. Remember, everyone is in the same boat and there are lots of people available to support you!

Your Personal Tutor is a key person to get to know in the first few weeks, as they can help with any queries, worries or concerns.  Their role is to offer academic advice and guidance throughout your time at university, so you will want to get to know them quickly. In addition, we have a fantastic team of Student Support Advisers and Student Mentors, who will be able to guide you during induction and offer advice on the wider university experience.

Finally, I’d like to wish you the best of luck for the start of your course. You are now a part of the Strategy, Management and Marketing Department and academic community and we look forward to working in partnership with you to help you succeed.  

Pre-arrival activity

You can sign up to the Business Management Moodle page before arriving. Use the enrolement key "Business Management".

Induction week timetable

Monday 13 September

Group 1 - 9:30am - 12:30pm / Group 2 - 1pm - 4pm

  • Arrival
  • Welcome
  • Icebreaker
  • Course Overview
  • Staff Introduction / Module Overview
  • Group Activity – Letters to Self
  • Introduction to Support Services / Stay Safe – general and directing to videos
  • Questions?
  • Closing of day and what to expect tomorrow
  • Collect Hoodies

Tuesday 14 September

Group 1 - 9:30am - 12:30pm / Group 2 - 1pm - 4pm

  • Arrival
  • Group activity
  • Coffee and Snack
  • Roles available
  • Input from current students
  • Mentor Scheme and SSA
  • Group activity
  • Personal Tutors
  • Where do I find what?
  • Feedback on two days
Social media accounts

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

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.

BA (Hons) Business Management with Supply Chain 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

Monday 13 September, 9:30am OR 1pm (check your timetable for your start time)

Induction location

Room C087, Curzon Building, City Centre Campus

Course Leader
Beulah Maas 200x300

Beulah Maas

Beulah.Maas@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

I am delighted to welcome you to the BA (Hons) Business Management course. We are really looking forward to welcoming you and helping you to settle into the department, your course and your new environment. Your course is located in the Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences. 

Induction is a really important part of your first steps at University. We want you to feel part of our community, get to know the course team and make friends with others on your course.  Please make sure that you get involved with all the activities that will take place during Welcome Week and in the following weeks and months on your course. 

As soon as you enrol you will be able to access our virtual learning environment, Moodle.  Please do log onto this to familiarise you with the learning environment and get to know your course colleagues before you arrive on campus. We’re all very friendly and you’ll soon settle in very quickly. Remember, everyone is in the same boat and there are lots of people available to support you!

Your Personal Tutor is a key person to get to know in the first few weeks, as they can help with any queries, worries or concerns.  Their role is to offer academic advice and guidance throughout your time at university, so you will want to get to know them quickly. In addition, we have a fantastic team of Student Support Advisers and Student Mentors, who will be able to guide you during induction and offer advice on the wider university experience.

Finally, I’d like to wish you the best of luck for the start of your course. You are now a part of the Strategy, Management and Marketing Department and academic community and we look forward to working in partnership with you to help you succeed.  

Pre-arrival activity

You can sign up to the Business Management Moodle page before arriving. Use the enrolement key "Business Management".

Induction week timetable

Monday 13 September

Group 1 - 9:30am - 12:30pm / Group 2 - 1pm - 4pm

  • Arrival
  • Welcome
  • Icebreaker
  • Course Overview
  • Staff Introduction / Module Overview
  • Group Activity – Letters to Self
  • Introduction to Support Services / Stay Safe – general and directing to videos
  • Questions?
  • Closing of day and what to expect tomorrow
  • Collect Hoodies

Tuesday 14 September

Group 1 - 9:30am - 12:30pm / Group 2 - 1pm - 4pm

  • Arrival
  • Group activity
  • Coffee and Snack
  • Roles available
  • Input from current students
  • Mentor Scheme and SSA
  • Group activity
  • Personal Tutors
  • Where do I find what?
  • Feedback on two days
Social media accounts

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

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.

BA (Hons) Business Management (Apprenticeship)

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 iCity or the iBCU app at the end of August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader
Balvinder Plaha 200x300

Bal Plaha

Balvinder.Plaha@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

Welcome to the BCU Business Management Course. I hope you had a lovely summer holiday and that you are ready for this next exciting phase of your life. We will kick off the course with a fun filled induction week where you will meet new friends, participate in fun activities and receive information to make your transition as smooth as possible. 

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you may need to complete a course-related induction task. If applicable, further details will be available on this page in August.

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

Social media accounts

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

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.

BSc (Hons) Digital Business

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 iCity or the iBCU app at the end of August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Social media accounts

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

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.

BSc (Hons) Economics

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 iCity or the iBCU app at the end of August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader
Hanna Szymborska 100x150

Dr Hanna Szymborska

Hanna.Szymborska@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

I am delighted to welcome you to the BSc (Hons) Economics course. I hope that you are excited to be embarking on your journey of studying economics, and that you will feel empowered to understand the world around you through learning on this course. The course team and I are really looking forward to welcoming you and helping you to settle into the department, your course and your new environment. Your course is located in the Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences. 

Induction is a really important part of your first steps at University, and your active participation and engagement are even more important in the current circumstances. We want you to feel part of our community, get to know the course team and make friends with others on your course.  Please make sure that you get involved with all the activities that will take place during Welcome Week and in the following weeks and months on your course. 

As soon as you enrol you will be able to access our virtual learning environment, Moodle.  Please do log onto this and take part in the activities that are there to help you get off to a flying start on your course and get to know your course colleagues before you arrive on campus. We’re all very friendly and you’ll soon settle in very quickly. Remember, everyone is in the same boat and there are lots of people available to support you!

Your Personal Tutor is a key person to get to know in the first few weeks, as they can help with any queries, worries or concerns.  Their role is to offer academic advice and guidance throughout your time at university, so you will want to get to know them quickly. In addition, we have a fantastic team of Student Mentors, who will be able to guide you during induction and offer advice on the wider university experience.

Finally, I’d like to wish you the best of luck for the start of your course. You are now a part of the Accounting, Finance and Economics Department and academic community and we look forward to working in partnership with you to help you succeed.  

What should I bring on my first day?

I suggest you bring a bag, pen and some paper. We won’t be doing much writing, but you might want to make some notes. We will let you know about other books/equipment as seminars and lectures start.

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you may need to complete a course-related induction task. If applicable, further details will be available on this page in August.

Induction week timetable

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

Social media accounts

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

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.

BA (Hons) Esports 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 iCity or the iBCU app at the end of August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader
Russell Cowley 200x300

Russell Cowley

Russell.Cowley@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

I am delighted to welcome you to the BA (Hons) Esports Management course. We are really looking forward to welcoming you and helping you to settle into the department, your course and your new environment. Your course is located in the Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences. 

Induction is a really important part of your first steps at University. We want you to feel part of our community, get to know the course team and make friends with others on your course.  Please make sure that you get involved with all the activities that will take place during Welcome Week and in the following weeks and months on your course. 

As soon as you enrol you will be able to access our virtual learning environment, Moodle.  Please do log onto this and take part in the activities that are there to help you get off to a flying start on your course and get to know your course colleagues before you arrive on campus. We’re all very friendly and you’ll soon settle in very quickly. Remember, everyone is in the same boat and there are lots of people available to support you!

Your Personal Tutor is a key person to get to know in the first few weeks, as they can help with any queries, worries or concerns.  Their role is to offer academic advice and guidance throughout your time at university, so you will want to get to know them quickly. In addition, we have a fantastic team of four Student Mentors, who will be able to guide you during induction and offer advice on the wider university experience.

Finally, I’d like to wish you the best of luck for the start of your course. You are now a part of the Strategy, Management and Marketing Department and academic community and we look forward to working in partnership with you to help you succeed. In the meantime why not start following our social media:

Twitter: @BcuSee

Instagram: @seem_bcu

What should I bring on my first day?

A laptop and notepad for any key information.

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you may need to complete a course-related induction task. If applicable, further details will be available on this page in August.

Induction week timetable

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

Social media accounts

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

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.

BA (Hons) Event, Venue and Experience 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 iCity or the iBCU app at the end of August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader
Richard Oddy 200x300

Richard Oddy

Richard.Oddy@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

I am delighted to welcome you to the BA (Hons) Event, Venue and Experience Management course. We are really looking forward to welcoming you and helping you to settle into the department, your course and your new environment. Your course is located in the Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences. 

Induction is a really important part of your first steps at University. We want you to feel part of our community, get to know the course team and make friends with others on your course.  Please make sure that you get involved with all the activities that will take place during Welcome Week and in the following weeks and months on your course. 

As soon as you enrol you will be able to access our virtual learning environment, Moodle.  Please do log onto this and take part in the activities that are there to help you get off to a flying start on your course and get to know your course colleagues before you arrive on campus. We’re all very friendly and you’ll soon settle in very quickly. Remember, everyone is in the same boat and there are lots of people available to support you!

Your Personal Tutor is a key person to get to know in the first few weeks, as they can help with any queries, worries or concerns.  Their role is to offer academic advice and guidance throughout your time at university, so you will want to get to know them quickly. In addition, we have a fantastic team of six Student Mentors, who will be able to guide you during induction and offer advice on the wider university experience.

Finally, I’d like to wish you the best of luck for the start of your course. You are now a part of the Strategy, Management and Marketing Department and academic community and we look forward to working in partnership with you to help you succeed.    In the meantime why not start following our social media:

Twitter: @BcuSee

Instagram: @seem_bcu

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you may need to complete a course-related induction task. If applicable, further details will be available on this page in August.

Induction week timetable

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

Social media accounts

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

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.

BSc (Hons) Finance and Investment

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 iCity or the iBCU app at the end of August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader
Simeon Babatunde Staff Profile 100x150

Dr Simeon Babatunde

Simeon.Babatunde@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

I am delighted to welcome you to the BSc (Hons) Business Finance course. Your course is located in the Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences. We are looking forward to welcoming you and helping you settle into the department, your course, and your new environment.

Induction is an essential part of your first steps at University. We want you to feel part of our community, get to know the course team, and make friends with others on your course. Please make sure that you get involved with all the activities that will take place during Welcome Week and in the following weeks and months on your course.

As soon as you enrol, you will be able to access our virtual learning environment, Moodle. Please log onto this and take part in the activities that are there to help you get off to a flying start on your course and get to know your course colleagues before you arrive on campus. Remember, everyone is in the same boat, and many people are available to support you! We are all extremely friendly, and you will quickly become a part of the BCU family.

Your "Personal Tutor" is a pivotal person to get to know in the first few weeks, as they can help with any queries, worries, or concerns. Their role is to offer academic advice and guidance throughout your time at University, so you will want to get to know them quickly. In addition, we have a fantastic team of Academic Student Mentors who will be able to guide you during induction and offer advice in the broader university experience.

Finally, I would like to wish you the best of luck at the start of your course. You are now a part of the Accounting, Finance, and Economics Department and academic community, and we look forward to working in partnership with you to help you succeed.

What should I bring on my first day?

Pens, a notepad and a calculator.

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you may need to complete a course-related induction task. If applicable, further details will be available on this page in August.

Induction week timetable

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

Social media accounts

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

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.

BSc (Hons) Financial Economics

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 iCity or the iBCU app at the end of August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader
Anna Yartseva 200x300

Anna Yartseva

Anna.Yartseva@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

I am delighted to welcome you to the BSc (Hons) Financial Economics course. We are really looking forward to welcoming you and helping you to settle into the department, your course and your new environment. Your course is located in the Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences. 

Induction is a really important part of your first steps at University. We want you to feel part of our community, get to know the course team and make friends with others on your course.  Please make sure that you get involved with all the activities that will take place during Welcome Week and in the following weeks and months on your course. 

As soon as you enrol you will be able to access our virtual learning environment, Moodle. Please do log onto this and take part in the activities that are there to help you get off to a flying start on your course and get to know your course colleagues before you arrive on campus. We’re all very friendly and you’ll soon settle in very quickly. Remember, everyone is in the same boat and there are lots of people available to support you!

Your Personal Tutor is a key person to get to know in the first few weeks, as they can help with any queries, worries or concerns. Their role is to offer academic advice and guidance throughout your time at university, so you will want to get to know them quickly. In addition, we have a fantastic team of Student Mentors, who will be able to guide you during induction and offer advice on the wider university experience.

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

What should I bring on my first day?

I suggest you bring a bag, pen and some paper or notepad. We won’t be doing much writing, but you might want to make some notes. We will let you know about other books/equipment as seminars and lectures start.

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you may need to complete a course-related induction task. If applicable, further details will be available on this page in August.

Induction week timetable

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

Social media accounts

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

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.

BA (Hons) Global Hospitality 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 iCity or the iBCU app at the end of August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader

John Scrimgeour

John.Scrimgeour@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

I am delighted to welcome you to the BSc Hons Global Hospitality Management course. We are really looking forward to welcoming you and helping you to settle into the department, your course and your new environment. Your course is located in the Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences. 

Induction is a really important part of your first steps at University. We want you to feel part of our community, get to know the course team and make friends with others on your course.  Please make sure that you get involved with all the activities that will take place during Welcome Week and in the following weeks and months on your course. 

As soon as you enrol you will be able to access our virtual learning environment, Moodle.  Please do log onto this and take part in the activities that are there to help you get off to a flying start on your course and get to know your course colleagues before you arrive on campus. We’re all very friendly and you’ll soon settle in very quickly. Remember, everyone is in the same boat and there are lots of people available to support you!

Your Personal Tutor is a key person to get to know in the first few weeks, as they can help with any queries, worries or concerns.  Their role is to offer academic advice and guidance throughout your time at university, so you will want to get to know them quickly. In addition, we have a fantastic team of two Student Mentors, who will be able to guide you during induction and offer advice on the wider university experience.

Finally, I’d like to wish you the best of luck for the start of your course. You are now a part of the Strategy Management and Marketing Department and academic community and we look forward to working in partnership with you to help you succeed.  

What should I bring on my first day?

A laptop and notepad for any key information.

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you may need to complete a course-related induction task. If applicable, further details will be available on this page in August.

Induction week timetable

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

Social media accounts

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

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.

BA (Hons) Global Sport 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 iCity or the iBCU app at the end of August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader
Russell Cowley 200x300

Russell Cowley

Russell.Cowley@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

I am delighted to welcome you to the BA (Hons) Global Sport Management course. We are really looking forward to welcoming you and helping you to settle into the department, your course and your new environment. Your course is located in the Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences. 

Induction is a really important part of your first steps at University. We want you to feel part of our community, get to know the course team and make friends with others on your course.  Please make sure that you get involved with all the activities that will take place during Welcome Week and in the following weeks and months on your course. 

As soon as you enrol you will be able to access our virtual learning environment, Moodle.  Please do log onto this and take part in the activities that are there to help you get off to a flying start on your course and get to know your course colleagues before you arrive on campus. We’re all very friendly and you’ll soon settle in very quickly. Remember, everyone is in the same boat and there are lots of people available to support you!

Your Personal Tutor is a key person to get to know in the first few weeks, as they can help with any queries, worries or concerns.  Their role is to offer academic advice and guidance throughout your time at university, so you will want to get to know them quickly. In addition, we have a fantastic team of four Student Mentors, who will be able to guide you during induction and offer advice on the wider university experience.

Finally, I’d like to wish you the best of luck for the start of your course. You are now a part of the Strategy, Management and Marketing Department and academic community and we look forward to working in partnership with you to help you succeed.  In the meantime why not start following our social media:

Twitter: @BcuSee

Instagram: @seem_bcu

What should I bring on my first day?

A laptop and notepad for any key information.

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you may need to complete a course-related induction task. If applicable, further details will be available on this page in August.

Induction week timetable

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

Social media accounts

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

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.

BA (Hons) Human Resource 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

Monday 13 September, 9am

Induction location

Room C455-457, Curzon Building, City Centre Campus

Course Leader

Michalis Kourtidis

Michalis.Kourtidis@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

I am delighted to welcome you to the BA Honors in Human Resource Management course. We are really looking forward to welcoming you and helping you to settle into the department, your course and your new environment. Your course is located in the Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences (BLSS). 

Induction is a really important part of your first steps at University. We want you to feel part of our community, get to know the course team and make friends with others on your course.  Please make sure that you get involved with all the activities that will take place during Welcome Week and in the following weeks and months on your course. 

As soon as you enrol you will be able to access our virtual learning environment, Moodle.  Please do log onto this and take part in the activities that are there to help you get off to a flying start on your course and get to know your course colleagues before you arrive on campus. We’re all very friendly and you’ll soon settle in very quickly. Remember, everyone is in the same boat and there are lots of people available to support you!

Your Personal Tutor is a key person to get to know in the first few weeks, as they can help with any queries, worries or concerns.  Their role is to offer academic advice and guidance throughout your time at university, so you will want to get to know them quickly. In addition, we have a fantastic team of experienced Student Mentors, who will be able to guide you during induction and offer advice on the wider university experience.

While preparing for the beginning of your studies in Human Resource Management (HRM) you could keep an eye on the current happenings in the world of employment through the official website of CIPD and the People Management magazine. Start becoming more familiar with current issues of managing people in organisations. The current challenging times we live in have moved HRM to the top of the business agenda. This is the best time for you to study HRM.

Finally, I’d like to wish you the best of luck for the start of your course. You are now a part of the Department of Strategy, Management and Marketing (SMM) and academic community and we look forward to working in partnership with you to help you succeed. 

What should I bring on my first day?

Please bring your laptops or tablets with you, as we are going through some on line material together which are necessary for you to check.

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you may need to complete a course-related induction task. If applicable, further details will be available on this page in August.

Induction week timetable

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

Social media accounts

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

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.

BA (Hons) International Business (Top up)

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

Tuesday 14th September, 10am

Induction location

Room C456, Curzon Building, City Centre Campus

Course Leader

Samuel Osei-Nimo 100x150

Dr Samuel Osei-Nimo

Samuel.Osei-Nimo@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

As Course Director for BA (Hons) International Business (Full Time and Top Up) course, I welcome you to the course and to the school. I want you to find the experience with us of great value to both your career development and to the enrichment of your personal life.

We are delighted to welcome you to your course and look forward to getting to know you. The Undergraduate BA International Business (Full Time and Top up) Course is in the department Strategy, Management and Marketing (SMM) in the Business School, at our City Centre Campus. The Course Team that is the lecturers who have designed your course and who will be teaching you, have wide-ranging business, international business, management and marketing experience and look forward to working with you, developing your skills and knowledge to advance your career.

Induction week timetable

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

Social media accounts

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

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.

BA International Finance (Top up)

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 iCity or the iBCU app at the end of August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader
Xiehua Ji 200x300

Xiehua Ji

Xiehua.ji@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

Welcome to BCU and start your new journey of BA International Finance with us. We are really looking forward to welcoming you and helping you to settle into the department, your course and your new environment. Your course is located in the Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences. 

Induction is a really important part of your first steps at University. We want you to feel part of our community, get to know the course team and make friends with others on your course.  Please make sure that you get involved with all the activities that will take place during Welcome Week and in the following weeks and months on your course. 

As soon as you enrol you will be able to access our virtual learning environment, Moodle (https://moodle.bcu.ac.uk/).  Please do log onto this and take part in the activities that are there to help you get off to a flying start on your course and get to know your course colleagues before you arrive on campus. We’re all very friendly and you’ll soon settle in very quickly. Remember, everyone is in the same boat and there are lots of people available to support you!

Your Personal Tutor is a key person to get to know in the first few weeks, as they can help with any queries, worries or concerns.  Their role is to offer academic advice and guidance throughout your time at university, so you will want to get to know them quickly. In addition, we have a fantastic team of Finance Student Mentors, who will be able to guide you during induction and offer advice on the wider university experience.

Finally, I’d like to wish you the best of luck for the start of your course. You are now a part of the Accounting, Finance and Economics Department and academic community and we look forward to working in partnership with you to help you succeed.

What should I bring on my first day?

Nothing but a pen and a notebook or a piece of paper may be helpful.

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you may need to complete a course-related induction task. If applicable, further details will be available on this page in August.

Induction week timetable

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

Social media accounts
Social media accounts

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

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.

BA (Hons) International Marketing (Top-Up)

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 iCity or the iBCU app at the end of August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader
David Cashmore Staff Profile Picture 100x150

David Cashmore

David.Cashmore@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

I am delighted to welcome you to the BA (Hons) International Marketing (Top-Up) course. We are really looking forward to welcoming you and helping you to settle into the department, your course and your new environment. Your course is located in the Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences. 

Induction is a really important part of your first steps at University. We want you to feel part of our community, get to know the course team and make friends with others on your course.  Please make sure that you get involved with all the activities that will take place during Welcome Week and in the following weeks and months on your course. 

As soon as you enrol you will be able to access our virtual learning environment, Moodle.  Please do log onto this and look at the content that is there to help you get off to a flying start on your course.  We’re all very friendly and you’ll soon settle in very quickly but do get in touch if you have any queries. Remember, everyone is in the same boat and there are lots of people available to support you!

Your Personal Tutor is a key person to get to know in the first few weeks, as they can help with any queries, worries or concerns.  Their role is to offer academic advice and guidance throughout your time at university, so you will want to get to know them quickly therefore we’ll confirm their details to you as soon as you start.

Finally, I’d like to wish you the best of luck for the start of your course. You are now a part of the Strategy Marketing and Management Department and academic community within the Business School.  We look forward to working in partnership with you to help you succeed. 

What should I bring on my first day?

You may need to take notes during induction week, so make sure you bring a pen and paper or laptop with you. Reading lists will be supplied during the first week of teaching.

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you may need to complete a course-related induction task. If applicable, further details will be available on this page in August.

Induction week timetable

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

Social media accounts

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

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.

BA (Hons) 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

Online: Monday 13 September, 1pm

On-Campus: Tuesday 14 September, 9:30am or 11:30am (you will be allocated a time slot during the online session)

Induction location

Online: Zoom (click here to join the meeting)

On-Campus: Room C265, Curzon Building, City Centre Campus

Course Leader
David Cashmore Staff Profile Picture 100x150

David Cashmore

David.Cashmore@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

I am delighted to welcome you to the BA (Hons) Marketing course. We are really looking forward to welcoming you and helping you to settle into the department, your course and your new environment. Your course is located in the Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences. 

Induction is a really important part of your first steps at University. We want you to feel part of our community, get to know the course team and make friends with others on your course.  Please make sure that you get involved with all the activities that will take place during Welcome Week and in the following weeks and months on your course. 

As soon as you enrol you will be able to access our virtual learning environment, Moodle.  Please do log onto this and look at the content that is there to help you get off to a flying start on your course.  We’re all very friendly and you’ll soon settle in very quickly but do get in touch if you have any queries. Remember, everyone is in the same boat and there are lots of people available to support you!

Your Personal Tutor is a key person to get to know in the first few weeks, as they can help with any queries, worries or concerns.  Their role is to offer academic advice and guidance throughout your time at university, so you will want to get to know them quickly therefore we’ll confirm their details to you as soon as you start.

Finally, I’d like to wish you the best of luck for the start of your course. You are now a part of the Strategy Marketing and Management Department and academic community within the Business School.  We look forward to working in partnership with you to help you succeed 

What should I bring on my first day?

You may need to take notes during induction week, so make sure you bring a pen and paper or laptop with you. Reading lists will be supplied during the first week of teaching.

Pre-arrival activity
  • Please attend the online Zoom meeting on Monday 13 September prior to your arrival on campus for your personal tutor group meeting on Tuesday 14 September.
  • Visit BCUSU.com for information on events happening around the university.
Induction week timetable

Monday 13 September: Zoom call to welcome all students, to include:

  • Introduction to teaching team
  • First year course information
  • Q&A with former BCU marketing students
  • Launch of first year marketing competition

Tuesday 14 September: Personal tutor group meetings, to include:

  • Introduction to personal tutor
  • Overview of BCU IT systems
  • Preparation for first week of teaching
  • Students organised into groups for first year marketing competition
  • Collect free BCU hoodies

Wednesday 15 September: No course activities planned. Visit BCUSU.com for information on events happening around the university.

Thursday 16 September: No course activities planned. Visit BCUSU.com for information on events happening around the university.

Friday 17 September: Students to submit entry for first year marketing competition.

Social media accounts

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

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.

BA (Hons) Marketing with Advertising and Public Relations

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

Online: Monday 13 September, 1pm

On-Campus: Tuesday 14 September, 9:30am or 11:30am (you will be allocated a time slot during the online session)

Induction location

Online: Zoom (click here to join the meeting)

On-Campus: Room C269, Curzon Building, City Centre Campus

Course Leader
David Cashmore Staff Profile Picture 100x150

David Cashmore

David.Cashmore@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

I am delighted to welcome you to the BA (Hons) Marketing with Advertising and Public Relations course. We are really looking forward to welcoming you and helping you to settle into the department, your course and your new environment. Your course is located in the Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences. 

Induction is a really important part of your first steps at University. We want you to feel part of our community, get to know the course team and make friends with others on your course.  Please make sure that you get involved with all the activities that will take place during Welcome Week and in the following weeks and months on your course. 

As soon as you enrol you will be able to access our virtual learning environment, Moodle.  Please do log onto this and look at the content that is there to help you get off to a flying start on your course.  We’re all very friendly and you’ll soon settle in very quickly but do get in touch if you have any queries. Remember, everyone is in the same boat and there are lots of people available to support you!

Your Personal Tutor is a key person to get to know in the first few weeks, as they can help with any queries, worries or concerns.  Their role is to offer academic advice and guidance throughout your time at university, so you will want to get to know them quickly therefore we’ll confirm their details to you as soon as you start.

Finally, I’d like to wish you the best of luck for the start of your course. You are now a part of the Strategy Marketing and Management Department and academic community within the Business School.  We look forward to working in partnership with you to help you succeed. 

What should I bring on my first day?

You may need to take notes during induction week, so make sure you bring a pen and paper or laptop with you. Reading lists will be supplied during the first week of teaching.

Pre-arrival activity
  • Please attend the online Zoom meeting on Monday 13 September prior to your arrival on campus for your personal tutor group meeting on Tuesday 14 September.
  • Visit BCUSU.com for information on events happening around the university.
Induction week timetable

Monday 13 September: Zoom call to welcome all students, to include:

  • Introduction to teaching team
  • First year course information
  • Q&A with former BCU marketing students
  • Launch of first year marketing competition

Tuesday 14 September: Personal tutor group meetings, to include:

  • Introduction to personal tutor
  • Overview of BCU IT systems
  • Preparation for first week of teaching
  • Students organised into groups for first year marketing competition
  • Collect free BCU hoodies

Wednesday 15 September: No course activities planned. Visit BCUSU.com for information on events happening around the university.

Thursday 16 September: No course activities planned. Visit BCUSU.com for information on events happening around the university.

Friday 17 September: Students to submit entry for first year marketing competition.

Social media accounts

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

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.

BA (Hons) Marketing with Commercial 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

Online: Monday 13 September, 1pm

On-Campus: Tuesday 14 September, 9:30am (you will be allocated a time slot during the online session)

Induction location

Online: Zoom (click here to join the meeting)

On-Campus: Room C255, Curzon Building, City Centre Campus

Course Leader
David Cashmore Staff Profile Picture 100x150

David Cashmore

David.Cashmore@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

I am delighted to welcome you to the BA (Hons) Marketing with Consumer Psychology course. We are really looking forward to welcoming you and helping you to settle into the department, your course and your new environment. Your course is located in the Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences. 

Induction is a really important part of your first steps at University. We want you to feel part of our community, get to know the course team and make friends with others on your course.  Please make sure that you get involved with all the activities that will take place during Welcome Week and in the following weeks and months on your course. 

As soon as you enrol you will be able to access our virtual learning environment, Moodle.  Please do log onto this and look at the content that is there to help you get off to a flying start on your course.  We’re all very friendly and you’ll soon settle in very quickly but do get in touch if you have any queries. Remember, everyone is in the same boat and there are lots of people available to support you!

Your Personal Tutor is a key person to get to know in the first few weeks, as they can help with any queries, worries or concerns.  Their role is to offer academic advice and guidance throughout your time at university, so you will want to get to know them quickly therefore we’ll confirm their details to you as soon as you start.

Finally, I’d like to wish you the best of luck for the start of your course. You are now a part of the Strategy Marketing and Management Department and academic community within the Business School.  We look forward to working in partnership with you to help you succeed. 

Pre-arrival activity
  • Please attend the online Zoom meeting on Monday 13 September prior to your arrival on campus for your personal tutor group meeting on Tuesday 14 September.
  • Visit BCUSU.com for information on events happening around the university.
Induction week timetable

Monday 13 September: Zoom call to welcome all students, to include:

  • Introduction to teaching team
  • First year course information
  • Q&A with former BCU marketing students
  • Launch of first year marketing competition

Tuesday 14 September: Personal tutor group meetings, to include:

  • Introduction to personal tutor
  • Overview of BCU IT systems
  • Preparation for first week of teaching
  • Students organised into groups for first year marketing competition
  • Collect free BCU hoodies

Wednesday 15 September: No course activities planned. Visit BCUSU.com for information on events happening around the university.

Thursday 16 September: No course activities planned. Visit BCUSU.com for information on events happening around the university.

Friday 17 September: Students to submit entry for first year marketing competition.

Social media accounts

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

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.

BA (Hons) Marketing with Consumer Psychology

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

Online: Monday 13 September, 1pm

On-Campus: Tuesday 14 September, 11:30am (you will be allocated a time slot during the online session)

Induction location

Online: Zoom (click here to join the meeting)

On-Campus: Room C255, Curzon Building, City Centre Campus

Course Leader
David Cashmore Staff Profile Picture 100x150

David Cashmore

David.Cashmore@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

I am delighted to welcome you to the BA (Hons) Marketing with Consumer Psychology course. We are really looking forward to welcoming you and helping you to settle into the department, your course and your new environment. Your course is located in the Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences. 

Induction is a really important part of your first steps at University. We want you to feel part of our community, get to know the course team and make friends with others on your course.  Please make sure that you get involved with all the activities that will take place during Welcome Week and in the following weeks and months on your course. 

As soon as you enrol you will be able to access our virtual learning environment, Moodle.  Please do log onto this and look at the content that is there to help you get off to a flying start on your course.  We’re all very friendly and you’ll soon settle in very quickly but do get in touch if you have any queries. Remember, everyone is in the same boat and there are lots of people available to support you!

Your Personal Tutor is a key person to get to know in the first few weeks, as they can help with any queries, worries or concerns.  Their role is to offer academic advice and guidance throughout your time at university, so you will want to get to know them quickly therefore we’ll confirm their details to you as soon as you start.

Finally, I’d like to wish you the best of luck for the start of your course. You are now a part of the Strategy Marketing and Management Department and academic community within the Business School.  We look forward to working in partnership with you to help you succeed. 

What should I bring on my first day?

You may need to take notes during induction week, so make sure you bring a pen and paper or laptop with you. Reading lists will be supplied during the first week of teaching.

Pre-arrival activity
  • Please attend the online Zoom meeting on Monday 13 September prior to your arrival on campus for your personal tutor group meeting on Tuesday 14 September.
  • Visit BCUSU.com for information on events happening around the university.
Induction week timetable

Monday 13 September: Zoom call to welcome all students, to include:

  • Introduction to teaching team
  • First year course information
  • Q&A with former BCU marketing students
  • Launch of first year marketing competition

Tuesday 14 September: Personal tutor group meetings, to include:

  • Introduction to personal tutor
  • Overview of BCU IT systems
  • Preparation for first week of teaching
  • Students organised into groups for first year marketing competition
  • Collect free BCU hoodies

Wednesday 15 September: No course activities planned. Visit BCUSU.com for information on events happening around the university.

Thursday 16 September: No course activities planned. Visit BCUSU.com for information on events happening around the university.

Friday 17 September: Students to submit entry for first year marketing competition.

Social media accounts

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

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.

BA (Hons) Marketing with Digital 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

Online: Monday 13 September, 1pm

On-Campus: Tuesday 14 September, 11:30am (you will be allocated a time slot during the online session)

Induction location

Online: Zoom (click here to join the meeting)

On-Campus: Room C255, Curzon Building, City Centre Campus

Course Leader
David Cashmore Staff Profile Picture 100x150

David Cashmore

David.Cashmore@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

I am delighted to welcome you to the BA (Hons) Marketing with Digital Communication course. We are really looking forward to welcoming you and helping you to settle into the department, your course and your new environment. Your course is located in the Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences. 

Induction is a really important part of your first steps at University. We want you to feel part of our community, get to know the course team and make friends with others on your course.  Please make sure that you get involved with all the activities that will take place during Welcome Week and in the following weeks and months on your course. 

As soon as you enrol you will be able to access our virtual learning environment, Moodle.  Please do log onto this and look at the content that is there to help you get off to a flying start on your course.  We’re all very friendly and you’ll soon settle in very quickly but do get in touch if you have any queries. Remember, everyone is in the same boat and there are lots of people available to support you!

Your Personal Tutor is a key person to get to know in the first few weeks, as they can help with any queries, worries or concerns.  Their role is to offer academic advice and guidance throughout your time at university, so you will want to get to know them quickly therefore we’ll confirm their details to you as soon as you start.

Finally, I’d like to wish you the best of luck for the start of your course. You are now a part of the Strategy Marketing and Management Department and academic community within the Business School.  We look forward to working in partnership with you to help you succeed. 

What should I bring on my first day?

You may need to take notes during induction week, so make sure you bring a pen and paper or laptop with you. Reading lists will be supplied during the first week of teaching.

Pre-arrival activity
  • Please attend the online Zoom meeting on Monday 13 September prior to your arrival on campus for your personal tutor group meeting on Tuesday 14 September.
  • Visit BCUSU.com for information on events happening around the university.
Induction week timetable

Monday 13 September: Zoom call to welcome all students, to include:

  • Introduction to teaching team
  • First year course information
  • Q&A with former BCU marketing students
  • Launch of first year marketing competition

Tuesday 14 September: Personal tutor group meetings, to include:

  • Introduction to personal tutor
  • Overview of BCU IT systems
  • Preparation for first week of teaching
  • Students organised into groups for first year marketing competition
  • Collect free BCU hoodies

Wednesday 15 September: No course activities planned. Visit BCUSU.com for information on events happening around the university.

Thursday 16 September: No course activities planned. Visit BCUSU.com for information on events happening around the university.

Friday 17 September: Students to submit entry for first year marketing competition.

Social media accounts

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

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.

LLB (Hons) Law

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 iCity or the iBCU app at the end of August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus. Please consult your personal timetable in your BCU student IT account for information regarding exact locations (building, room, etc) for your induction activities. The Welcome Week Timetable can also be found on the LLB Welcome Page Moodle site.

Course Leader

Dr. Ewan Kirk

ewan.kirk@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

I am delighted to welcome you to the LLB (Hons) Law course. We are really looking forward to welcoming you and helping you to settle into the department, your course and your new environment. Your course is located in the Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences.

Induction is a really important part of your first steps at University. We want you to feel part of our community, get to know the course team and make friends with others on your course. Please make sure that you get involved with all the activities that will take place during Welcome Week and in the following weeks and months on your course.

As soon as you enrol you will be able to access our virtual learning environment, Moodle. This is central to the information available to you on your studies, and you will be using it on a daily basis with all of the modules you study on the course, so please do log onto this and take part in the activities that are there to help you get off to a flying start on your course and get to know your course colleagues before you arrive on campus. We’re all very friendly and you’ll soon settle in very quickly. Remember, everyone is in the same boat and there are lots of people available to support you!

Your Personal Tutor is a key person to get to know in the first few weeks, as they can help with any queries, worries or concerns. Their role is to offer academic advice and guidance throughout your time at university, so you will want to get to know them quickly. In addition, we have a fantastic team of Connect Student Mentors, who will be able to guide you during induction and offer advice on the wider university experience.

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

What should I bring on my first day?

Please bring a laptop (or other electronic device which can access the internet), pens, paper and some lunch.

Pre-arrival activity

Before arrival on campus, please make sure that you have completed the Pre-arrival Activity “Tell Us About You!”, which you can find on the LLB Welcome Page on Moodle

Induction week timetable

Below are the activities that you will be involved in during induction. These sessions will be available (including more detail about times and locations) on your own personalised timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

Monday 13 September / Tuesday 14 September

  • Induction/Welcome video
  • Get to know your peers and tutors
  • Scenario planning/problem solving activity

Wednesday 15 September

  • Personal Tutor meetings

Thursday 16 September / Friday 17 September

  • Courtroom activity
  • Semester 1 planning activity
  • Library/IT talk
Social media accounts

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

Mentors

The School of Law’s Connect mentoring programme is designed to help you transition into University.  Our Connect mentors, who are 2nd and 3rd year law students and postgraduate law students, will hold a number of facilitated connect sessions and 1-2-1 mentoring sessions, which are designed to ensure that you gain and develop the necessary transferrable skills to successfully move towards independent study at an early stage in the course.  The sessions will support you in gaining and developing a range of study skills, lawyering skills and professional skills.  You will be able to find information about your Connect mentors on our xoodle page.

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.

LLB (Hons) Law with American Legal 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 iCity or the iBCU app at the end of August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus. Please consult your personal timetable in your BCU student IT account for information regarding exact locations (building, room, etc) for your induction activities. The Welcome Week Timetable can also be found on the LLB Welcome Page Moodle site.

Course Leader

Dr. Ewan Kirk

ewan.kirk@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

I am delighted to welcome you to the LLB (Hons) Law with American Legal Studies course. We are really looking forward to welcoming you and helping you to settle into the department, your course and your new environment. Your course is located in the Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences.

Induction is a really important part of your first steps at University. We want you to feel part of our community, get to know the course team and make friends with others on your course. Please make sure that you get involved with all the activities that will take place during Welcome Week and in the following weeks and months on your course.

As soon as you enrol you will be able to access our virtual learning environment, Moodle. This is central to the information available to you on your studies, and you will be using it on a daily basis with all of the modules you study on the course, so please do log onto this and take part in the activities that are there to help you get off to a flying start on your course and get to know your course colleagues before you arrive on campus. We’re all very friendly and you’ll soon settle in very quickly. Remember, everyone is in the same boat and there are lots of people available to support you!

Your Personal Tutor is a key person to get to know in the first few weeks, as they can help with any queries, worries or concerns. Their role is to offer academic advice and guidance throughout your time at university, so you will want to get to know them quickly. In addition, we have a fantastic team of Connect Student Mentors, who will be able to guide you during induction and offer advice on the wider university experience.

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

What should I bring on my first day?

Please bring a laptop (or other electronic device which can access the internet), pens, paper and some lunch.

Pre-arrival activity

Before arrival on campus, please make sure that you have completed the Pre-arrival Activity “Tell Us About You!”, which you can find on the LLB Welcome Page on Moodle

Induction week timetable

Below are the activities that you will be involved in during induction. These sessions will be available (including more detail about times and locations) on your own personalised timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

Monday 13 September / Tuesday 14 September

  • Induction/Welcome video
  • Get to know your peers and tutors
  • Scenario planning/problem solving activity

Wednesday 15 September

  • Personal Tutor meetings

Thursday 16 September / Friday 17 September

  • Courtroom activity
  • Semester 1 planning activity
  • Library/IT talk
Social media accounts

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

Mentors

The School of Law’s Connect mentoring programme is designed to help you transition into University.  Our Connect mentors, who are 2nd and 3rd year law students and postgraduate law students, will hold a number of facilitated connect sessions and 1-2-1 mentoring sessions, which are designed to ensure that you gain and develop the necessary transferrable skills to successfully move towards independent study at an early stage in the course.  The sessions will support you in gaining and developing a range of study skills, lawyering skills and professional skills.  You will be able to find information about your Connect mentors on our xoodle page.

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.

LLB (Hons) Law with Business Law

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 iCity or the iBCU app at the end of August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus. Please consult your personal timetable in your BCU student IT account for information regarding exact locations (building, room, etc) for your induction activities. The Welcome Week Timetable can also be found on the LLB Welcome Page Moodle site.

Course Leader

Dr. Ewan Kirk

ewan.kirk@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

I am delighted to welcome you to the LLB (Hons) Law with Business Law course. We are really looking forward to welcoming you and helping you to settle into the department, your course and your new environment. Your course is located in the Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences.

Induction is a really important part of your first steps at University. We want you to feel part of our community, get to know the course team and make friends with others on your course. Please make sure that you get involved with all the activities that will take place during Welcome Week and in the following weeks and months on your course.

As soon as you enrol you will be able to access our virtual learning environment, Moodle. This is central to the information available to you on your studies, and you will be using it on a daily basis with all of the modules you study on the course, so please do log onto this and take part in the activities that are there to help you get off to a flying start on your course and get to know your course colleagues before you arrive on campus. We’re all very friendly and you’ll soon settle in very quickly. Remember, everyone is in the same boat and there are lots of people available to support you!

Your Personal Tutor is a key person to get to know in the first few weeks, as they can help with any queries, worries or concerns. Their role is to offer academic advice and guidance throughout your time at university, so you will want to get to know them quickly. In addition, we have a fantastic team of Connect Student Mentors, who will be able to guide you during induction and offer advice on the wider university experience.

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

What should I bring on my first day?

Please bring a laptop (or other electronic device which can access the internet), pens, paper and some lunch.

Pre-arrival activity

Before arrival on campus, please make sure that you have completed the Pre-arrival Activity “Tell Us About You!”, which you can find on the LLB Welcome Page on Moodle

Induction week timetable

Below are the activities that you will be involved in during induction. These sessions will be available (including more detail about times and locations) on your own personalised timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

Monday 13 September / Tuesday 14 September

  • Induction/Welcome video
  • Get to know your peers and tutors
  • Scenario planning/problem solving activity

Wednesday 15 September

  • Personal Tutor meetings

Thursday 16 September / Friday 17 September

  • Courtroom activity
  • Semester 1 planning activity
  • Library/IT talk
Social media accounts

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

Mentors

The School of Law’s Connect mentoring programme is designed to help you transition into University.  Our Connect mentors, who are 2nd and 3rd year law students and postgraduate law students, will hold a number of facilitated connect sessions and 1-2-1 mentoring sessions, which are designed to ensure that you gain and develop the necessary transferrable skills to successfully move towards independent study at an early stage in the course.  The sessions will support you in gaining and developing a range of study skills, lawyering skills and professional skills.  You will be able to find information about your Connect mentors on our xoodle page.

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.

LLB (Hons) Law with Criminal Justice

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 iCity or the iBCU app at the end of August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus. Please consult your personal timetable in your BCU student IT account for information regarding exact locations (building, room, etc) for your induction activities. The Welcome Week Timetable can also be found on the LLB Welcome Page Moodle site.

Course Leader

Dr. Ewan Kirk

ewan.kirk@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

I am delighted to welcome you to the LLB (Hons) Law with Criminal Justice course. We are really looking forward to welcoming you and helping you to settle into the department, your course and your new environment. Your course is located in the Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences.

Induction is a really important part of your first steps at University. We want you to feel part of our community, get to know the course team and make friends with others on your course. Please make sure that you get involved with all the activities that will take place during Welcome Week and in the following weeks and months on your course.

As soon as you enrol you will be able to access our virtual learning environment, Moodle. This is central to the information available to you on your studies, and you will be using it on a daily basis with all of the modules you study on the course, so please do log onto this and take part in the activities that are there to help you get off to a flying start on your course and get to know your course colleagues before you arrive on campus. We’re all very friendly and you’ll soon settle in very quickly. Remember, everyone is in the same boat and there are lots of people available to support you!

Your Personal Tutor is a key person to get to know in the first few weeks, as they can help with any queries, worries or concerns. Their role is to offer academic advice and guidance throughout your time at university, so you will want to get to know them quickly. In addition, we have a fantastic team of Connect Student Mentors, who will be able to guide you during induction and offer advice on the wider university experience.

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

What should I bring on my first day?

Please bring a laptop (or other electronic device which can access the internet), pens, paper and some lunch.

Pre-arrival activity

Before arrival on campus, please make sure that you have completed the Pre-arrival Activity “Tell Us About You!”, which you can find on the LLB Welcome Page on Moodle

Induction week timetable

Below are the activities that you will be involved in during induction. These sessions will be available (including more detail about times and locations) on your own personalised timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

Monday 13 September / Tuesday 14 September

  • Induction/Welcome video
  • Get to know your peers and tutors
  • Scenario planning/problem solving activity

Wednesday 15 September

  • Personal Tutor meetings

Thursday 16 September / Friday 17 September

  • Courtroom activity
  • Semester 1 planning activity
  • Library/IT talk
Social media accounts

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

Mentors

The School of Law’s Connect mentoring programme is designed to help you transition into University.  Our Connect mentors, who are 2nd and 3rd year law students and postgraduate law students, will hold a number of facilitated connect sessions and 1-2-1 mentoring sessions, which are designed to ensure that you gain and develop the necessary transferrable skills to successfully move towards independent study at an early stage in the course.  The sessions will support you in gaining and developing a range of study skills, lawyering skills and professional skills.  You will be able to find information about your Connect mentors on our xoodle page.

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.

LLB (Hons) Law 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 iCity or the iBCU app at the end of August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus. Please consult your personal timetable in your BCU student IT account for information regarding exact locations (building, room, etc) for your induction activities. The Welcome Week Timetable can also be found on the LLB Welcome Page Moodle site.

Course Leader

Dr. Ewan Kirk

ewan.kirk@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

I am delighted to welcome you to the LLB (Hons) Law with a Foundation Year course. We are really looking forward to welcoming you and helping you to settle into the department, your course and your new environment. Your course is located in the Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences.

Induction is a really important part of your first steps at University. We want you to feel part of our community, get to know the course team and make friends with others on your course. Please make sure that you get involved with all the activities that will take place during Welcome Week and in the following weeks and months on your course.

As soon as you enrol you will be able to access our virtual learning environment, Moodle. This is central to the information available to you on your studies, and you will be using it on a daily basis with all of the modules you study on the course, so please do log onto this and take part in the activities that are there to help you get off to a flying start on your course and get to know your course colleagues before you arrive on campus. We’re all very friendly and you’ll soon settle in very quickly. Remember, everyone is in the same boat and there are lots of people available to support you!

Your Personal Tutor is a key person to get to know in the first few weeks, as they can help with any queries, worries or concerns. Their role is to offer academic advice and guidance throughout your time at university, so you will want to get to know them quickly. In addition, we have a fantastic team of Connect Student Mentors, who will be able to guide you during induction and offer advice on the wider university experience.

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

What should I bring on my first day?

Please bring a laptop (or other electronic device which can access the internet), pens, paper and some lunch.

Pre-arrival activity

Before arrival on campus, please make sure that you have completed the Pre-arrival Activity “Tell Us About You!”, which you can find on the LLB Welcome Page on Moodle

Induction week timetable

Below are the activities that you will be involved in during induction. These sessions will be available (including more detail about times and locations) on your own personalised timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

Monday 13 September / Tuesday 14 September

  • Induction/Welcome video
  • Get to know your peers and tutors
  • Scenario planning/problem solving activity

Wednesday 15 September

  • Personal Tutor meetings

Thursday 16 September / Friday 17 September

  • Courtroom activity
  • Semester 1 planning activity
  • Library/IT talk
Social media accounts

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

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.

BA (Hons) Black 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 iCity or the iBCU app at the end of August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader

Dr Tony Talburt

antony.talburt@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

Welcome to the Europe’s first Black Studies course.

We hope you are excited to join us for induction week! We have 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.

In outline we’d like to welcome you to the Division of Sociology and onto your course, introduce you to your tutors, and to let you know about how we can help you in your studies and the good use you can make of many the student-centred services provide by the University. Mid-week, there’s a chance to find out about the many clubs and societies run by students for students with the support the Students’ Union.

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you may need to complete a course-related induction task. If applicable, further details will be available on this page in August.

Induction week timetable

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

Social media accounts

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

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.

BA (Hons) Black Studies (Criminal Justice)

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 iCity or the iBCU app at the end of August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader

Dr Tony Talburt

antony.talburt@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

Welcome to the first B.A (Hons) degree in Black Studies in Europe. As a Black Studies students you are part of a historic moment in both the development of

Black Studies as a discipline and in the transformation of UK higher education.

We have also introduced a new pathway to the degree Black Studies (Criminal Justice) where you can take Black Studies focus and specialise in an applying the learning from the course into one of the most pressing areas of racial inequality.

This new Black Studies course contributes to the globalisation of Black Studies beyond its foundations in the USA, and to transforming UK higher education beyond its Eurocentrism to become more inclusive of the knowledge and experience of all people. You join the Black Studies team at an exciting moment in the long journey to bring Black Studies into the mainstream of British education. We welcome you to this pioneering course, and look forward to you joining us as students and partners in this historic and cutting-edge advance in global education.

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you may need to complete a course-related induction task. If applicable, further details will be available on this page in August.

Induction week timetable

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

Social media accounts

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

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.

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.

BA (Hons) Criminology

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

Monday 13 September, 10am or 12pm (You will receive an email invite from your Personal Tutor confirming which session you should attend)

Induction location

Various, Curzon Building, City Centre Campus (You will receive an email invite from your Personal Tutor confirming your room details)

Course Leader

Sophie Gregory

Sophie.Gregory@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

Hello!

I am delighted to welcome you to the Criminology course at Birmingham City University. We are really looking forward to welcoming you and helping you to settle into the department, your course, and your new environment. Your course is located in the Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences.

Induction is a really important part of your first steps at university. We want you to feel part of our community, get to know the course team and make friends with others on your course. Please make sure that you get involved with all the activities that will take place during Welcome Week and in the following weeks and months on your course.

As soon as you enrol you will be able to access our virtual learning environment, Moodle. Please do log onto this and familiarise yourself with the online content that is there to help you get off to a flying start on your course. We’re all very friendly and you’ll soon settle in. Remember, everyone is in the same boat and there are lots of people available to support you!

Your Personal Tutor is a key person to get to know in the first few weeks, as they can help with any queries, worries, or concerns. Their role is to offer academic and pastoral guidance throughout your time at university, so you will want to get to know them quickly. In addition, we have a fantastic team of Criminology Student Mentors, who will be able to guide you during induction and offer advice on how to make the most of student life.

Finally, I’d like to wish you the best of luck for the start of your course. You are now a part of the Department of Criminology and Sociology and we look forward to working with you to help you succeed. In the meantime, why not get to know your classmates and the course team by following our social media:

Facebook: Official BCU Criminology
Twitter: @BCUCriminology

You may also be interested in following the BCU Criminology Society, a networking group set up by current students:

Twitter: @BCUCrimSociety
Instagram: bcucriminologysociety

What should I bring on my first day?

Notepad and pens.

Pre-arrival activity

If you are looking for some materials to help you prepare for your Criminology degree, check out the suggested readings and watch list below. These are intended to give you a flavour of the materials that you may cover during your time at university. Remember, these are only suggestions, so please don't feel restricted to only reading what we recommend.

Readings

  • 50 Facts Everyone Should Know about Crime & Punishment in Britain (Treadwell & Lynes, 2019) - A book that presents 50 facts related to crime and criminal justice policy in Britain. Offering thought-provoking insights into the study of crime, revealing the myths and realities of crime in contemporary Britain.
  • Bromley Briefings - Prison Factfile (Prison Reform Trust, 2021)A briefing paper that sets out the state of our prisons, with a focus on the history of race relations in the prison system. 
  • The British Society of Criminology Blog - Learn about current issues on crime, criminology, and criminal justice with regular posts from criminology experts. 

Watch List

  • When They See Us - A timely miniseries that tells the harrowing true story of the Central Park Five. This series exposes racial injustice and the life-changing effects of wrongful convictions.
  • I Am A Killer - This documentary series explores individuals convicted of homicide offences, drawing on their own testimony as a way of making sense of murder.
  • 60 Days In - An unprecedented look at life behind bars, through seven civilians who are sent into prison undercover to root out staff corruption and crime.
Induction week timetable

Monday 13 September

  • Meet Your Level 4 Personal Tutor for Course Induction 10:00-12:00 (Group A) or 12:00-14:00 (Group B), Curzon Building: Find out everything you need to know about the course and student support services at BCU. Meet your Personal Tutor and other students in your Personal Tutor Group, followed by a walking tour of City Centre Campus and your chance to pick up a free BCU hoodie.

Wednesday 15 September:

  • BCUSU Welcome Fair, 11:00 -16:00, Millenium Point:Join one of our many student groups and societies. Oh, and while you're there, grab shed-loads of freebies, sample some of the best food that the city has to offer, and enjoy the various activities and entertainment that will be going on throughout the day.
  • The Big Quiz, 15:00-16:00, Microsoft Teams:Test your general knowledge and get to know other students and staff in your Faculty. Psst… the student winner will receive a £50 voucher. To get involved, click here to join the quiz on the day.
  • Crime Film Club, 17:00-19:00, Netflix Party: This club is open to all BCU crime film lovers - everyone welcome! Sit back, relax, watch the film, eat tasty snacks, and socialise with other students using the chat function. To get involved, Join ‘BCU Crime Film Club’ on Microsoft Teams with code aw16ics or click here for more details.

Thursday 16 September

  • Volunteer in Criminal Justice, 11:00-11:45, Microsoft Teams: Your chance to hear top tips for finding work experience, the application process, as well as first-hand insights from students working in criminal justice. To get involved, click here to join the session on the day.
  • Get Involved with Birmingham City University Students’ Union, 12:00-12:30, Microsoft Teams: Represent your classmates as a Course Rep, or become a part of the BCU Criminology Society, there’s lots to get involved with at BCUSU.
  • Find Your Voice, 13:00-13:45, Microsoft Teams: Be prepared to speak your thoughts and take part in class discussions at university. This session will help to unlock your potential and be much more confident at speaking in front of others. To get involved, click here to join the session on the day.
Social media accounts

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

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.

BA (Hons) Criminology, Policing and Investigation

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

Monday 13 September, 10am or 12pm (You will receive an email invite from your Personal Tutor confirming which session you should attend)

Induction location

Various, Curzon Building, City Centre Campus (You will receive an email invite from your Personal Tutor confirming your room details)

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader

Sophie Gregory

Sophie.Gregory@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

Hello!

I am delighted to welcome you to the Criminology, Policing and Investigation course at Birmingham City University. We are really looking forward to welcoming you and helping you to settle into the department, your course, and your new environment. Your course is located in the Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences.

Induction is a really important part of your first steps at university. We want you to feel part of our community, get to know the course team and make friends with others on your course. Please make sure that you get involved with all the activities that will take place during Welcome Week and in the following weeks and months on your course.

As soon as you enrol you will be able to access our virtual learning environment, Moodle. Please do log onto this and familiarise yourself with the online content that is there to help you get off to a flying start on your course. We’re all very friendly and you’ll soon settle in. Remember, everyone is in the same boat and there are lots of people available to support you!

Your Personal Tutor is a key person to get to know in the first few weeks, as they can help with any queries, worries, or concerns. Their role is to offer academic and pastoral guidance throughout your time at university, so you will want to get to know them quickly. In addition, we have a fantastic team of Criminology Student Mentors, who will be able to guide you during induction and offer advice on how to make the most of student life.

Finally, I’d like to wish you the best of luck for the start of your course. You are now a part of the Department of Criminology and Sociology and we look forward to working with you to help you succeed. In the meantime, why not get to know your classmates and the course team by following our social media:

Facebook: Official BCU Criminology
Twitter: @BCUCriminology

You may also be interested in following the BCU Criminology Society, a networking group set up by current students:

Twitter: @BCUCrimSociety
Instagram: bcucriminologysociety

What should I bring on my first day?

Notepad and pens.

Pre-arrival activity

If you are looking for some materials to help you prepare for your Criminology, Policing and Investigation degree, check out the suggested readings and watch list below. These are intended to give you a flavour of the materials that you may cover during your time at university. Remember, these are only suggestions, so please don't feel restricted to only reading what we recommend.

Readings

  • 50 Facts Everyone Should Know about Crime & Punishment in Britain (Treadwell & Lynes, 2019) - A book that presents 50 facts related to crime and criminal justice policy in Britain. Offering thought-provoking insights into the study of crime, revealing the myths and realities of crime in contemporary Britain.
  • Policing Vision 2025 - This document sets out the plan for policing over the next ten years. All Chief Constables and Police and Crime commissioners across England and Wales have signed up to this vision.
  • The Police Foundation’s Blog - This blog series explores some of the big policing and crime issues of the day from an evidence-based perspective.

Watch List

  • When They See Us - A timely miniseries that tells the harrowing true story of the Central Park Five. This series exposes racial injustice and the life-changing effects of wrongful convictions.
  • I Am A Killer - This documentary series explores individuals convicted of homicide offences, drawing on their own testimony as a way of making sense of murder.
  • How to Fix a Drugs Scandal - An exposé of drug testing in a US laboratory, which sheds light on the political economy of criminal justice and potential abuses within forensic science.
Induction week timetable

Monday 13 September

  • Meet Your Level 4 Personal Tutor for Course Induction 10:00-12:00 (Group A) or 12:00-14:00 (Group B), Curzon Building: Find out everything you need to know about the course and student support services at BCU. Meet your Personal Tutor and other students in your Personal Tutor Group, followed by a walking tour of City Centre Campus and your chance to pick up a free BCU hoodie.

Wednesday 15 September:

  • BCUSU Welcome Fair, 11:00 -16:00, Millenium Point:Join one of our many student groups and societies. Oh, and while you're there, grab shed-loads of freebies, sample some of the best food that the city has to offer, and enjoy the various activities and entertainment that will be going on throughout the day.
  • The Big Quiz, 15:00-16:00, Microsoft Teams:Test your general knowledge and get to know other students and staff in your Faculty. Psst… the student winner will receive a £50 voucher. To get involved, click here to join the quiz on the day.
  • Crime Film Club, 17:00-19:00, Netflix Party: This club is open to all BCU crime film lovers - everyone welcome! Sit back, relax, watch the film, eat tasty snacks, and socialise with other students using the chat function. To get involved, Join ‘BCU Crime Film Club’ on Microsoft Teams with code aw16ics or click here for more details.

Thursday 16 September

  • Volunteer in Criminal Justice, 11:00-11:45, Microsoft Teams: Your chance to hear top tips for finding work experience, the application process, as well as first-hand insights from students working in criminal justice. To get involved, click here to join the session on the day.
  • Get Involved with Birmingham City University Students’ Union, 12:00-12:30, Microsoft Teams: Represent your classmates as a Course Rep, or become a part of the BCU Criminology Society, there’s lots to get involved with at BCUSU.
  • Find Your Voice, 13:00-13:45, Microsoft Teams: Be prepared to speak your thoughts and take part in class discussions at university. This session will help to unlock your potential and be much more confident at speaking in front of others. To get involved, click here to join the session on the day.
Social media accounts

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

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.

BA (Hons) Criminology and Security 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

Monday 13 September, 10am or 12pm (You will receive an email invite from your Personal Tutor confirming which session you should attend)

Induction location

Various, Curzon Building, City Centre Campus (You will receive an email invite from your Personal Tutor confirming your room details)

Course Leader

Sophie Gregory

Sophie.Gregory@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

Hello!

I am delighted to welcome you to the Criminology and Security Studies course at Birmingham City University. We are really looking forward to welcoming you and helping you to settle into the department, your course, and your new environment. Your course is located in the Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences.

Induction is a really important part of your first steps at university. We want you to feel part of our community, get to know the course team and make friends with others on your course. Please make sure that you get involved with all the activities that will take place during Welcome Week and in the following weeks and months on your course.

As soon as you enrol you will be able to access our virtual learning environment, Moodle. Please do log onto this and familiarise yourself with the online content that is there to help you get off to a flying start on your course. We’re all very friendly and you’ll soon settle in. Remember, everyone is in the same boat and there are lots of people available to support you!

Your Personal Tutor is a key person to get to know in the first few weeks, as they can help with any queries, worries, or concerns. Their role is to offer academic and pastoral guidance throughout your time at university, so you will want to get to know them quickly. In addition, we have a fantastic team of Criminology Student Mentors, who will be able to guide you during induction and offer advice on how to make the most of student life.

Finally, I’d like to wish you the best of luck for the start of your course. You are now a part of the Department of Criminology and Sociology and we look forward to working with you to help you succeed. In the meantime, why not get to know your classmates and the course team by following our social media:

Facebook: Official BCU Criminology
Twitter: @BCUCriminology

You may also be interested in following the BCU Criminology Society, a networking group set up by current students:

Twitter: @BCUCrimSociety
Instagram: bcucriminologysociety

What should I bring on my first day?

Notepad and pens.

Pre-arrival activity

If you are looking for some materials to help you prepare for your Criminology and Security Studies degree, check out the suggested readings and watch list below. These are intended to give you a flavour of the materials that you may cover during your time at university. Remember, these are only suggestions, so please don't feel restricted to only reading what we recommend.

Readings

  • 50 Facts Everyone Should Know about Crime & Punishment in Britain (Treadwell & Lynes, 2019) - A book that presents 50 facts related to crime and criminal justice policy in Britain. Offering thought-provoking insights into the study of crime, revealing the myths and realities of crime in contemporary Britain.
  • Terrorism: All That Matters (Silke, 2014) - A book about the triumphs of terror, how and why acts of terror happen, and what governments could do differently to combat terrorism.
  • E-International Relations - A collection of accessible articles, books, and interviews aimed at widening learning on core aspects of International Relations.

Watch List

  • When They See Us - A timely miniseries that tells the harrowing true story of the Central Park Five. This series exposes racial injustice and the life-changing effects of wrongful convictions.
  • Nail Bomber: Manhunt - This documentary examines the 1999 London bombings that targeted Black, Bangladeshi and gay communities, and the race to find the far-right perpetrator.
  • How to Fix a Drugs Scandal - An exposé of drug testing in a US laboratory, which sheds light on the political economy of criminal justice and potential abuses within forensic science.
Induction week timetable

Monday 13 September

  • Meet Your Level 4 Personal Tutor for Course Induction 10:00-12:00 (Group A) or 12:00-14:00 (Group B), Curzon Building: Find out everything you need to know about the course and student support services at BCU. Meet your Personal Tutor and other students in your Personal Tutor Group, followed by a walking tour of City Centre Campus and your chance to pick up a free BCU hoodie.

Wednesday 15 September:

  • BCUSU Welcome Fair, 11:00 -16:00, Millenium Point:Join one of our many student groups and societies. Oh, and while you're there, grab shed-loads of freebies, sample some of the best food that the city has to offer, and enjoy the various activities and entertainment that will be going on throughout the day.
  • The Big Quiz, 15:00-16:00, Microsoft Teams:Test your general knowledge and get to know other students and staff in your Faculty. Psst… the student winner will receive a £50 voucher. To get involved, click here to join the quiz on the day.
  • Crime Film Club, 17:00-19:00, Netflix Party: This club is open to all BCU crime film lovers - everyone welcome! Sit back, relax, watch the film, eat tasty snacks, and socialise with other students using the chat function. To get involved, Join ‘BCU Crime Film Club’ on Microsoft Teams with code aw16ics or click here for more details.

Thursday 16 September

  • Volunteer in Criminal Justice, 11:00-11:45, Microsoft Teams: Your chance to hear top tips for finding work experience, the application process, as well as first-hand insights from students working in criminal justice. To get involved, click here to join the session on the day.
  • Get Involved with Birmingham City University Students’ Union, 12:00-12:30, Microsoft Teams: Represent your classmates as a Course Rep, or become a part of the BCU Criminology Society, there’s lots to get involved with at BCUSU.
  • Find Your Voice, 13:00-13:45, Microsoft Teams: Be prepared to speak your thoughts and take part in class discussions at university. This session will help to unlock your potential and be much more confident at speaking in front of others. To get involved, click here to join the session on the day.
Social media accounts

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

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.

BSc (Hons) Professional Policing

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

Tuesday 14 September, 11am

Induction location

Curzon Building, City Centre Campus (Room TBC)

Course Leader

Steven Wadley

Steven.Wadley@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

I am delighted to welcome you to the BSc Professional Policing course. We are really looking forward to welcoming you to Birmingham City University and helping you to settle into the department, your course and your new environment. Your course is located in the Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences.

Induction is a really important part of your first steps at University. We want you to feel part of our community, get to know the course team and make friends with others on your course. Please make sure that you get involved with all the activities that will take place during Welcome Week and in the following weeks and months on your course. I would also like to encourage students to explore the application process to become a Special Constable with one of the regional forces. For more guidance on this please contact either jonathan.jackson@bcu.ac.uk or Steven.Wadley@bcu.ac.uk. For information for our local force area and how to become a Special Constable please click here.

As soon as you enrol you will be able to access our virtual learning environment, Moodle. Please do log onto this and take part in the activities that are there to help you get off to a flying start on your course and get to know your course colleagues before you arrive on campus. We’re all very friendly and you’ll soon settle in very quickly. Remember, everyone is in the same boat and there are lots of people available to support you!

Your Personal Tutor is a key person to get to know in the first few weeks, as they can help with any queries, worries or concerns. Their role is to offer academic advice and guidance throughout your time at university, so you will want to get to know them quickly. In addition, we have a fantastic team of Student Mentors, who will be able to guide you during induction and offer advice on the wider university experience.

Finally, I’d like to wish you the best of luck for the start of your course. You are now a part of the Sociology and Criminology Department and wide policing academic community and we look forward to working in partnership with you to help you succeed. In the meantime why not start following our social media: @BCUPolicing, keep up-to-date with West Midlands Police Special Constables: @SpecialsWMP or explore volunteering opportunities @BcuVolunteering. We look forward to welcoming you on campus in September – in the meantime feel free to reach out to either Jonathan or myself if we can be of any help.

Best wishes,

Steve

What should I bring on my first day?

Notepad and pens.

Pre-arrival activity

To get the most out of your first weeks at university, make sure you read all the materials provided ahead of induction week through Moodle and complete any activities asked of you.

Induction week timetable

Tuesday 14 September

Course Introduction, 11am - 2pm, Curzon Building

  • Course Overview
  • Staff Introductions
  • Library/Learning Resource Talk – Sue O’Sullivan
  • Becoming a WMP Special Constable Presentation
  • Centre for Academic Success – Academic Skills Presentation
  • Campus Tour
  • Hoodie Collection

Bleep Test/Social Gathering (weather permitting), 2pm - 3:30pm, (grassy area opposite Curzon Building)

  • Opportunity to participate in the bleep test and get to know your peers!
  • Please bring sports clothes/trainers/towel/drink

Wednesday 15 September:

BCUSU Welcome Fair, 11am - 4pm, Millennium Point

  • Join one of our many student groups and societies. While you are there why not grab some freebies, sample some of the best food that the city has to offer, and enjoy the various activities and entertainment that will be going on throughout the day

Crime Film Club, 5pm - 7pm, Online

  • This club is open to all BCU crime film lovers - everyone welcome! Sit back, relax, watch the film, eat tasty snacks, and socialise with other students using the chat function. To get involved, Join ‘BCU Crime Film Club’ on Microsoft Teams with code aw16ics or click here for more details.

Thursday 16 September

Volunteer in Criminal Justice, 11:00am - 11:45am, Microsoft Teams

  • Your chance to hear top tips for finding work experience, the application process, as well as first-hand insights from students working in criminal justice. To get involved, click here to join the session on the day.

Get Involved with Birmingham City University Students’ Union, 12pm - 12:30pm, Microsoft Teams

  • Represent your classmates as a Course Rep, or become a part of the BCU Criminology Society, there’s lots to get involved with at BCUSU.

Find Your Voice, 1pm - 1:45pm, Microsoft Teams

  • Be prepared to speak your thoughts and take part in class discussions at university. This session will help to unlock your potential and be much more confident at speaking in front of others. To get involved, click here to join the session on the day.
Social media accounts

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

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.

BSc (Hons) Psychology

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

On-campus induction: Monday 13 September, 10am

Online induction: Tuesday 14 September, 10am. There are also online pre-arrival tasks that need to be completed prior to Welcome Week which you can start right away. See "Pre-arrival activity" below for more information.

Induction location

On-campus induction: Curzon Building, City Centre Campus (Please check your timetable for your room number.

Online induction: See Moodle for links to the sessions (use the Enrolment Key "PSY" if you have not been enrolled automatically).

Course Leader
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Dr Athfah Akhtar

Athfah.Akhtar@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

I am delighted to welcome you to the BSc Psychology course. We are really looking forward to welcoming you and helping you to settle into the department, your course and your new environment. Your course is located in the Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences (BLSS). 

Induction is a really important part of your first steps at University. We want you to feel part of our community, get to know the course team and make friends with others on your course.  In addition, we have a fantastic team of Psychology Student Mentors, who will be able to guide you during induction and offer advice on the wider university experience. Please make sure that you get involved with all the activities that will take place during induction in the following weeks and months on campus. 

BCU also have a Centre for Academic Success which is based on campus but offers a range of online services that you might want to check out if you’re thinking you need brushing up on some of your skills. If you have a disability or mental health condition, make sure you register with Enablement and Wellbeing team who can support you.

Your Personal Tutor is a key person to get to know in the first few weeks, as they can help with any queries, worries or concerns.  Their role is to offer academic advice and guidance throughout your time at university, so you will want to get to know them quickly. We’re all very friendly and you’ll soon settle in very quickly. Remember, everyone is in the same boat and there are lots of people available to support you!

You are now a part of the Psychology Department and academic community and we look forward to working in partnership with you to help you succeed.  In the meantime why not start following our Twitter, @BCU_Psychology.

I’d like to wish you all the best for the start of your course.  We look forward to meeting you, and welcome you to BCU Psychology.

What should I bring on my first day?

A notebook and some pens.

Pre-arrival activity

Please ensure you have looked through and completed tasks 1, 2, 3 and 4 on the BSc Psychology Induction Page. To gain access to the page, you will need to use the Enrolment Key "PSY" if you have not been enrolled automatically. You will complete task 5 during Welcome Week, but you can prepare in advance.

Induction week timetable

Below is the minimum compulsory activities. You should plan to spend more time on campus exploring and taking part in optional activities. Wednesday is the On-Campus Birmingham City University Students’ Union fair

  • Monday 10am to 3pm On-Campus – See your timetable for rooms
  • Tuesday 10 am to 4 pm Online – See Moodle for links to the sessions
  • Thursday 10 am to 1 pm On-Campus – See your timetable for rooms
  • Friday 10 am to 12 noon On-Campus – See your timetable for rooms
Social media accounts

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

Mentors

We have a fantastic team of Psychology Student Mentors. They will be on the BSc Psychology Induction Page and will be available to answer your questions. You will also get to meet them in person on-campus during induction week.

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.

BSc (Hons) Psychology and Counselling

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

Online induction: Monday 13 September, 10am. There are also online pre-arrival tasks that need to be completed prior to Welcome Week which you can start right away. See "Pre-arrival activity" below for more information.

On-campus induction: Tuesday 14 September, 9am

Induction location

Online induction: See Moodle. for links to the sessions (use the Enrolment Key "PAC" if you have not been enrolled automatically).

On-campus induction: Curzon Building, City Centre Campus (See your timetable for room numbers)

Course Leader
Fran Renwick Staff Profile Picture 100x150

Dr Fran Renwick

Fran.Renwick@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

I am delighted to welcome you to the BSc (Hons) Psychology and Counselling course. We are really looking forward to welcoming you and helping you to settle into the department, your course and your new environment. Your course is located in the Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences. 

Induction is a really important part of your first steps at University. We want you to feel part of our community, get to know the course team and make friends with others on your course.  Please make sure that you get involved with all the activities that will take place during Welcome Week and in the following weeks and months on your course. 

As soon as you enrol you will be able to access our virtual learning environment, Moodle.  Please do log onto this and take part in the activities as soon as possible. They are designed to help you step up to University level study and to get to know your course colleagues before starting  your modules.

You will also be able to select your optional modules for semester 2 before the start of semester 1. Places on modules are limited, so it is important to make your selection as soon as possible. We have developed a new professional progression pathway option for you, and hope to have this fully validated before the start of the semester. We will tell you all about this very soon, but for now it is important to know that this will have an impact on your module choices, so pay careful attention to this.

BCU also have a Centre for Academic Success which is based on campus but offers a range of online services that you might want to check out if you’re thinking you need brushing up on some of your skills. If you have a disability or mental health condition, make sure you register with Enablement and Wellbeing team who can suport you.

Your Personal Tutor is a key person to get to know in the first few weeks, as they can help with any queries, worries or concerns.  Their role is to offer academic advice and guidance throughout your time at university, so you will want to get to know them quickly.

You are now a part of the Psychology Department and academic community and we look forward to working in partnership with you to help you succeed.  In the meantime why not start following our Twitter, @BCU_Psychology, and your mentors twitter is: @BCUPsychMentors

I’d like to wish you all the best for the start of your course.  We look forward to meeting you, and welcome to BCU Psychology.

Pre-arrival activity

Please ensure you have looked through and completed tasks 1, 2, 3 and 4 on the BSc Psychology and Counselling Induction Page. To gain access to the page, you will need to use the Enrolment Key "PAC" if you have not been enrolled automatically. You will complete task 5 during Welcome Week, but you can prepare in advance.

Induction week timetable

Below is the minimum compulsory activities. You should plan to spend more time on campus exploring and taking part in optional activities. Wednesday is the On-Campus Birmingham City University Students’ Union fair

  • Monday 10 am to 4 pm Online – See Moodle for links to the sessions
  • Tuesday 9 am to 2 pm On-Campus – See your timetable for rooms
  • Thursday 10 am to 1 pm On-Campus – See your timetable for rooms
  • Friday 10 am to 12 noon On-Campus – See your timetable for rooms
Social media accounts

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

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.

BSc (Hons) Psychology 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

Online induction: You can begin your online induction at any point after August 11. We recommend online activities are completed before Monday 13 September.

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

Induction location

Online induction: Online induction takes place on Moodle. [Please enter the Enrolement Key "PSYFY21" to gain access]

On-campus induction: City Centre Campus

Course Leader
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Dr Stacey Bedwell

Stacey.Bedwell@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

I am pleased to welcome you to the Psychology with a Foundation Year course at BCU. The foundation team are looking forward to meeting you and helping you to settle in to your first year at university. You are now part of the psychology department, which is within the Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences.

Induction is a vital first step of your university career. We hope to ensure you feel part of the university community and make friends on your course. Getting involved with induction activities is a great way to do this, so please make sure you participate in everything taking place during Welcome Week.

As soon as you enrol, you will be able to access our virtual learning environment Moodle. Please do log onto this and take part in the activities that are there to help you get off to a great start on your course and get to know your course colleagues before you arrive on campus. Birmingham City University is a very friendly place and you will soon settle in quickly. Remember, everyone is in the same situation and there are lots of people available to support you.

Your Personal Tutor is a key person to get to know in the first few weeks, as they can help with any queries, worries or concerns. Their role is to offer academic advice and guidance throughout your time at university, so you will want to get to know them quickly. In addition, we have a fantastic team of Psychology Student Mentors, who will be able to guide you during induction and offer advice on the wider university experience.

Finally, I would like to wish you the best of luck for the start of your course. You are now a part of the Psychology Department and academic community and we look forward to working in partnership with you to help you succeed. In the meantime, why not start following our social media: BCU Psychology on Twitter and get to know some of the experiences of our students through the BCU Psychology Blog.

What should I bring on my first day?

During the first week, you will be attending lectures, workshops and completing a Psychology Induction week task. To make notes, make sure you have a notepad, pen, pencil, etc. You can bring a laptop, but remember you will be carrying it all day. The university has computers and loan laptops for you to use when you are enrolled.  During induction week you will be making a poster, so if you have craft materials, it would be good to have them accessible during induction week; you will not need them on the first day.

Pre-arrival activity

Please ensure you have looked through and completed activities on the BSc Psychology Foundation Year Induction Page. To gain access to the page, you will need to use the Enrolment Key "PSYFY21" if you have not been enrolled automatically.The induction page will be available from August 11 2021.

Induction week timetable

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

Social media accounts

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

Mentors

We have a fantastic team of Psychology Student Mentors. They will be on the induction Xoodle page and Twitter @BCUPsychMentors. You will also get to meet them in person on-campus during induction week.

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.

BSc (Hons) Psychology with Criminology

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

Online induction: Monday 13 September, 10am. There are also online pre-arrival tasks that need to be completed prior to Welcome Week which you can start right away. See "Pre-arrival activity" below for more information.

On-campus induction: Tuesday 14 September, 11am

Induction location

Online induction: See Moodle. for links to the sessions (use the Enrolment Key "PCS" if you have not been enrolled automatically).

On-campus induction: Curzon Building, City Centre Campus (See your timetable for room numbers)

Course Leader
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Dr Deborah Earnshaw

Deborah.Earnshaw@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

I am delighted to welcome you to the BSc Psychology with Criminology course. We are really looking forward to welcoming you and helping you to settle into the department, your course and your new environment. Your course is located in the Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences (BLSS). 

Induction is a really important part of your first steps at University. We want you to feel part of our community, get to know the course team and make friends with others on your course.  In addition, we have a fantastic team of Psychology Student Mentors, who will be able to guide you during induction and offer advice on the wider university experience. Please make sure that you get involved with all the activities that will take place during induction in the following weeks and months on campus. 

BCU also have a Centre for Academic Success which is based on campus but offers a range of online services that you might want to check out if you’re thinking you need brushing up on some of your skills. If you have a disability or mental health condition, make sure you register with Enablement and Wellbeing team who can support you.

Your Personal Tutor is a key person to get to know in the first few weeks, as they can help with any queries, worries or concerns.  Their role is to offer academic advice and guidance throughout your time at university, so you will want to get to know them quickly. We’re all very friendly and you’ll soon settle in very quickly. Remember, everyone is in the same boat and there are lots of people available to support you!

You are now a part of the Psychology Department and academic community and we look forward to working in partnership with you to help you succeed.  In the meantime why not start following our Twitter, @BCU_Psychology.

I’d like to wish you all the best for the start of your course.  We look forward to meeting you, and welcome you to BCU Psychology.

What should I bring on my first day?

A notebook and some pens.

Pre-arrival activity

Please ensure you have looked through and completed tasks 1, 2, 3 and 4 on the BSc Psychology with Criminology Induction Page. To gain access to the page, you will need to use the Enrolment Key "PCS" if you have not been enrolled automatically. You will complete task 5 during Welcome Week, but you can prepare in advance.

Induction week timetable

Below is the minimum compulsory activities. You should plan to spend more time on campus exploring and taking part in optional activities. Wednesday is the On-Campus Birmingham City University Students’ Union fair

  • Monday 10 am to 4 pm Online – See Moodle for links to the sessions
  • Tuesday 11 am to 4 pm On-Campus – See your timetable for rooms
  • Thursday 10 am to 1 pm On-Campus – See your timetable for rooms
  • Friday 10 am to 12 noon On-Campus – See your timetable for rooms
Social media accounts

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

Mentors

We have a fantastic team of Psychology Student Mentors. They will be on the BSc Psychology with Criminology Induction Page and will be available to answer your questions. You will also get to meet them in person on-campus during induction week.

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.

BSc (Hons) Psychology with Sociology

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

Online induction: Monday 13 September, 10am. There are also online pre-arrival tasks that need to be completed prior to Welcome Week which you can start right away. See "Pre-arrival activity" below for more information.

On-campus induction: Tuesday 14 September, 11am

Induction location

Online induction: See Moodle. for links to the sessions (use the Enrolment Key "PCS" if you have not been enrolled automatically).

On-campus induction: Curzon Building, City Centre Campus (See your timetable for room numbers)

Course Leader
Dr Deborah Earnshaw Staff Profile Picture 100x150

Dr Deborah Earnshaw

Deborah.Earnshaw@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

I am delighted to welcome you to the BSc Psychology with Criminology course. We are really looking forward to welcoming you and helping you to settle into the department, your course and your new environment. Your course is located in the Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences (BLSS). 

Induction is a really important part of your first steps at University. We want you to feel part of our community, get to know the course team and make friends with others on your course.  In addition, we have a fantastic team of Psychology Student Mentors, who will be able to guide you during induction and offer advice on the wider university experience. Please make sure that you get involved with all the activities that will take place during induction in the following weeks and months on campus. 

BCU also have a Centre for Academic Success which is based on campus but offers a range of online services that you might want to check out if you’re thinking you need brushing up on some of your skills. If you have a disability or mental health condition, make sure you register with Enablement and Wellbeing team who can support you.

Your Personal Tutor is a key person to get to know in the first few weeks, as they can help with any queries, worries or concerns.  Their role is to offer academic advice and guidance throughout your time at university, so you will want to get to know them quickly. We’re all very friendly and you’ll soon settle in very quickly. Remember, everyone is in the same boat and there are lots of people available to support you!

You are now a part of the Psychology Department and academic community and we look forward to working in partnership with you to help you succeed.  In the meantime why not start following our Twitter, @BCU_Psychology.

I’d like to wish you all the best for the start of your course.  We look forward to meeting you, and welcome you to BCU Psychology.

What should I bring on my first day?

A notebook and some pens.

Pre-arrival activity

Please ensure you have looked through and completed tasks 1, 2, 3 and 4 on the BSc Psychology with Sociology Induction Page. To gain access to the page, you will need to use the Enrolment Key "PCS" if you have not been enrolled automatically. You will complete task 5 during Welcome Week, but you can prepare in advance.

Induction week timetable

Below is the minimum compulsory activities. You should plan to spend more time on campus exploring and taking part in optional activities. Wednesday is the On-Campus Birmingham City University Students’ Union fair

  • Monday 10 am to 4 pm Online – See Moodle for links to the sessions
  • Tuesday 11 am to 4 pm On-Campus – See your timetable for rooms
  • Thursday 10 am to 1 pm On-Campus – See your timetable for rooms
  • Friday 10 am to 12 noon On-Campus – See your timetable for rooms
Social media accounts

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

Mentors

We have a fantastic team of Psychology Student Mentors. They will be on the BSc Psychology with Sociology Induction Page and will be available to answer your questions. You will also get to meet them in person on-campus during induction week.

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.

BA (Hons) Sociology

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

Monday 13 September, 11am

Induction location

Curzon Building, City Centre Campus (Room TBC)

Course Leader
Nathan Kerrigan Staff Profile Picture 100x150

Dr Nathan Kerrigan

Nathan.Kerrigan@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

We 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 to enable you to meet your peers and tutors. We’d like to welcome you onto your course and into the Department of Sociology and Criminology. You will be introduced to your tutors and we will let you know how we are going to assist you in your studies. We will also let you know how you can make good use of the student-centred services provided by the University.

Throughout the week, we would like to get you thinking as an undergraduate student. On Monday, you will be introduced to your course and the course tutors. On Tuesday you will be introduced to some of the services available to you while studying at Birmingham City University. In the morning, there will be talks by the Students Union and the university employability service, Graduate+, while in the afternoon you will be introduced to the university’s library and the Centre for Academic Success, who will provide you with information about how to use the library catalogue and academic databases: skills needed to make sure you are successful during your time studying at BCU.

Thursday, the course team will get you thinking like sociologists! This will involve a city tour in the morning, denoting historical and sociological sights of interest, and a sociology themed quiz in the afternoon. Both of these activities have been designed to get to know your course tutors and other students in an informal environment. Lastly, on Friday, you will be given a chance to meet your personal tutors and be provided a guided tour of the Curzon building by a current sociology student.

We hope you find this week filled with lots of activities to do and fun memories to created as you embark on your university degree. We look forward to welcome you very soon!     

What should I bring on my first day?

Notepad and pens.

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you may need to complete a course-related induction task. If applicable, further details will be available on this page in August.

Induction week timetable

Monday 13 September

  • Welcome to BCU, 11am - 12pm, Curzon Building: This session will introduce you to some of the expectations that are required of you as a university student. You will be introduced to introduced/given a student-led zine that will/act as a ‘go-to’ point for information around differences between lecture/seminar/workshop, how to read, cite and search literature, contact information of key services and staff etc. There will also be participatory activities that get you thinking about the ‘reasons why some students don’t succeed’ and ‘effective student habits’.
  • Course Overview , 1pm - 2pm, Curzon Building: During this session, you will receive important information about your BA(Hons) Sociology/BA(Hons) Sociology and Criminology/BA(Hons) Black Studies course. This session provides you with an opportunity to meet the staff members who will be teaching you over the course of the year. The session will also include participatory activities around ‘what makes you angry’ as a way to understand what has inspired you to pursue a degree in Sociology/Sociology and Criminology/Black Studies, as well as demonstrating the connection between what you are interested in and the staff teaching on the course.

Wednesday 15 September:

  • BCUSU Welcome Fair, 11am - 4pm, Millenium Point:Join one of our many student groups and societies. Oh, and while you're there, grab shed-loads of freebies, sample some of the best food that the city has to offer, and enjoy the various activities and entertainment that will be going on throughout the day.

Thursday 16 September

  • Urban Sociological Riddles, 11am - 1pm, Curzon Building: This activity will see you put into your personal tutor groups. You will explore Birmingham city centre with your personal tutor: solving sociological riddles to discover local monuments and other artefacts. You will be introduced to the significance of place and its social meaning, linking to concepts and issues discussed during your first year of study (e.g., on City, Community & Culture). It is also a great opportunity to get to know your personal tutor.
  • Sociology Goes to the Cinema, 2pm - 4:30pm, Curzon Building: In this session, we will watch the Channel 4 series Ramy (popcorn to be provided). Ramy is Golden Globe-winning US comedy drama based on a first-generation Egyptian American who is on a spiritual journey in his politically divided New Jersey neighbourhood. The viewing will be followed by a discussion of the show’s central sociological themes and what they mean for individuals, groups and communities in contemporary society.

Friday 17 September

  • BCU Student Union / Careers+ / Library / Centre for Academic Success Introductions, 11am - 1pm, Online: In this session, you will be introduced the BCU student union, the university’s employability service, the library, and the Centre for Academic Success. You will find out information about what benefits these services have to the student experience and how you can get involved/use their services.
Social media accounts

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

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.

BA (Hons) Sociology and Criminology

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

Monday 13 September, 11am

Induction location

Curzon Building, City Centre Campus (Room TBC)

Course Leader
Nathan Kerrigan Staff Profile Picture 100x150

Dr Nathan Kerrigan

Nathan.Kerrigan@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

We 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 to enable you to meet your peers and tutors. We’d like to welcome you onto your course and into the Department of Sociology and Criminology. You will be introduced to your tutors and we will let you know how we are going to assist you in your studies. We will also let you know how you can make good use of the student-centred services provided by the University.

Throughout the week, we would like to get you thinking as an undergraduate student. On Monday, you will be introduced to your course and the course tutors. On Tuesday you will be introduced to some of the services available to you while studying at Birmingham City University. In the morning, there will be talks by the Students Union and the university employability service, Graduate+, while in the afternoon you will be introduced to the university’s library and the Centre for Academic Success, who will provide you with information about how to use the library catalogue and academic databases: skills needed to make sure you are successful during your time studying at BCU.

Thursday, the course team will get you thinking like sociologists! This will involve a city tour in the morning, denoting historical and sociological sights of interest, and a sociology themed quiz in the afternoon. Both of these activities have been designed to get to know your course tutors and other students in an informal environment. Lastly, on Friday, you will be given a chance to meet your personal tutors and be provided a guided tour of the Curzon building by a current sociology student.

We hope you find this week filled with lots of activities to do and fun memories to created as you embark on your university degree. We look forward to welcome you very soon!     

What should I bring on my first day?

Notepad and pens.

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you may need to complete a course-related induction task. If applicable, further details will be available on this page in August.

Induction week timetable

Monday 13 September

  • Welcome to BCU, 11am - 12pm, Curzon Building: This session will introduce you to some of the expectations that are required of you as a university student. You will be introduced to introduced/given a student-led zine that will/act as a ‘go-to’ point for information around differences between lecture/seminar/workshop, how to read, cite and search literature, contact information of key services and staff etc. There will also be participatory activities that get you thinking about the ‘reasons why some students don’t succeed’ and ‘effective student habits’.
  • Course Overview , 1pm - 2pm, Curzon Building: During this session, you will receive important information about your BA(Hons) Sociology/BA(Hons) Sociology and Criminology/BA(Hons) Black Studies course. This session provides you with an opportunity to meet the staff members who will be teaching you over the course of the year. The session will also include participatory activities around ‘what makes you angry’ as a way to understand what has inspired you to pursue a degree in Sociology/Sociology and Criminology/Black Studies, as well as demonstrating the connection between what you are interested in and the staff teaching on the course.

Wednesday 15 September:

  • BCUSU Welcome Fair, 11am - 4pm, Millenium Point:Join one of our many student groups and societies. Oh, and while you're there, grab shed-loads of freebies, sample some of the best food that the city has to offer, and enjoy the various activities and entertainment that will be going on throughout the day.

Thursday 16 September

  • Urban Sociological Riddles, 11am - 1pm, Curzon Building: This activity will see you put into your personal tutor groups. You will explore Birmingham city centre with your personal tutor: solving sociological riddles to discover local monuments and other artefacts. You will be introduced to the significance of place and its social meaning, linking to concepts and issues discussed during your first year of study (e.g., on City, Community & Culture). It is also a great opportunity to get to know your personal tutor.
  • Sociology Goes to the Cinema, 2pm - 4:30pm, Curzon Building: In this session, we will watch the Channel 4 series Ramy (popcorn to be provided). Ramy is Golden Globe-winning US comedy drama based on a first-generation Egyptian American who is on a spiritual journey in his politically divided New Jersey neighbourhood. The viewing will be followed by a discussion of the show’s central sociological themes and what they mean for individuals, groups and communities in contemporary society.

Friday 17 September

  • BCU Student Union / Careers+ / Library / Centre for Academic Success Introductions, 11am - 1pm, Online: In this session, you will be introduced the BCU student union, the university’s employability service, the library, and the Centre for Academic Success. You will find out information about what benefits these services have to the student experience and how you can get involved/use their services.
Social media accounts

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

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.

BA (Hons) Sociology and Criminology 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 iCity or the iBCU app at the end of August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader
Liam Brolan Staff Profile 100x150

Liam Brolan

Liam.Brolan@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

Welcome to the BA (Hons) Sociology and Criminology with Foundation Year

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the foundation year of the BA (Hons) Sociology and Criminology programme at Birmingham City University and what I hope will be the beginning of a successful academic learning journey within the School of Social Sciences.  You are the fourth cohort of students to have the exciting opportunity to study this subject at a foundation level. This year has been designed to provide you with an introduction to the academic disciplines of Sociology and Criminology.  In addition to this, you will have the opportunity, throughout the course of the year, to develop skills and abilities which are fundamental to successful undergraduate and post-graduate study as well as employment.

I encourage you to make the most of the forthcoming year and you will be expected to actively participate in all of the modules that you will study. This includes participation not only in scheduled learning and teaching activities but also in assessments.  We have chosen a broad range of assessments throughout the foundation year.  These have specifically been selected to help you prepare for the range of assessments that feature on the undergraduate social science courses which will become available to you upon successful completion of your foundation year.  

In each module, there will be formative opportunities for you to test your performance prior to attempting your summative assessments.  To support you in your successful completion of assessments throughout this foundation year, we encourage you to make the most of the feedback you will receive from your academic tutors and peers throughout each module.

As Course Leader, it is my role to ensure that you feel supported by our academic staff, and I will be available throughout the year to provide you with any additional information or advice that you may need. 

I look forward to personally meeting each one of you over the next academic year.  Best of luck with your studies!

What should I bring on my first day?

Notepad and pens, and a laptop or other portable device if you have access to one .

Pre-arrival task

Request to join the 2021/22 Foundation Year in Sociology and Criminology Teams group.

Induction week timetable

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

Social media accounts

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

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.

BA (Hons) Youth Work and Communities

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

Monday 13 September, 11am

Induction location

Room C482, Curzon Building, City Centre Campus

Welcome message

Hello!

We are delighted to welcome you to the Youth Work and Communities course at Birmingham City University. We are really looking forward to welcoming you and helping you to settle into the department, your course, and your new environment. Your course is located in the Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences.

Induction is a really important part of your first steps at university. We want you to feel part of our community, get to know the course team and make friends with others on your course. Please make sure that you get involved with all the activities that will take place during Welcome Week and in the following weeks and months on your course.

As soon as you enrol you will be able to access our virtual learning environment, Moodle. Please do log onto this and familiarise yourself with the online content that is there to help you get off to a flying start on your course. We’re all very friendly and you’ll soon settle in. Remember, everyone is in the same boat and there are lots of people available to support you!

Your Personal Tutor is a key person to get to know in the first few weeks, as they can help with any queries, worries, or concerns. Their role is to offer academic and pastoral guidance throughout your time at university, so you will want to get to know them quickly.

Finally, I’d like to wish you the best of luck for the start of your course. You are now a part of the Department of Criminology and Sociology and we look forward to working with you to help you succeed.

What should I bring on my first day?

Notepad and pens.

Pre-arrival activity

If you are looking for some materials to help you prepare for your Youth Work and Communities degree, check out the suggested readings and watch list below. These are intended to give you a flavour of the materials that you may cover during your time at university. Remember, these are only suggestions, so please don't feel restricted to only reading what we recommend.

Readings

  • Young People and Mental health: How do young people want mental health support to be delivered? - In this article, Kim Heyes, Elaine Craig, Paul Gray, Kate Whittenbury, Lauren Barclay and Jessica Leigh (a group of researchers and young people) draw on a recent consultation to argue that the current system of mental health support for young people is broken.
  • Hidden in Plain Sight - In this report the National Youth Agency take a deeper look at the scale of and response to gang- associated activity, the exploitation of young people through lockdown and the impact of COVID-19.
  • Youth Work under lockdown. So how do we do this? - Lauren Barclay, a 22-year-old youth worker for Youth Focus North West, reflects on her experience so far of youth work under lockdown and the sudden shift to digital youth work. She concludes that youth workers will learn alongside young people and calls on them to change their practices while holding to youth work principles, particularly of keeping young people at the centre of the work.
  • Gangs, music and the mediatisation of crime: expressions, violations and validations - The way in which criminologists understand, contextualise and theorise around the mediatised world has raised some critical new questions. The purpose of this paper by Craig Pinkney and Shona Robinson-Edwards is to report on qualitative research which looks at the ways in which some forms of social media are utilised by gang members. Gang research in the main is predicated on the notion that gangs are deviant products of social disorganisation; however, there is little written on the “specific” forms of expression used by those associated with gangs.

Watch List

  • Growing up Poor: Breadline Kids: Dispatches - In Britain, 4.1 million children are growing up in poverty. Dispatches follows three families to show what life is like if there's not enough money for life's essentials.
Induction week timetable

Monday 13 September

Welcome to BCU, 11am - 12pm, Room C482

  • This session will introduce you to some of the expectations that are required of you as a university student. You will be introduced to introduced/given a student-led zine that will/act as a ‘go-to’ point for information around differences between lecture/seminar/workshop, how to read, cite and search literature, contact information of key services and staff etc. There will also be participatory activities that get you thinking about the ‘reasons why some students don’t succeed’ and ‘effective student habits’.

Course Overview and Social, 1:30pm - 4pm, Room C315

  • During this session, you will receive important information about your BA(Hons) Youth Work and Communities course. This session provides you with an opportunity to meet the staff members who will be teaching you over the course of the year. The session will also include participatory activities as a way to understand what has inspired you to pursue a degree in Youth Work and Communities as well as demonstrating the connection between what you are interested in and the staff teaching on the course. Plus we will provide you with the opportunity to meet and socialise with your peers.

Wednesday 15 September

BCUSU Big Welcome Fair, 11am - 4pm, Millennium Point

  • The Big Welcome Fair will give you the opportunity to find out all there is to know about your Students’ Union, University and how Birmingham has plenty to offer its students! You can join one of our many societies and sports teams, as well as being able to gather information and shed loads of freebies. There are photo opportunities, a chance to meet your BCUSU family, sample some of the best food that the city has to offer and enjoy the various activities and entertainment that will be going on throughout the day.

Thursday 16 September

Volunteer in Criminal Justice, 11am - 11:45am, MS Teams

  • Your chance to hear top tips for finding work experience, the application process, as well as first-hand insights from students working in criminal justice. To get involved, click here to join the session on the day.

Get Involved with Birmingham City University Students’ Union, 12pm - 12:30pm, MS Teams

  • Represent your classmates as a Course Rep, or become a part of the BCU Criminology Society, there’s lots to get involved with at BCUSU. To get involved, click here to join the session on the day.

Find Your Voice, 1pm - 1:45pm, MS Teams

  • Be prepared to speak your thoughts and take part in class discussions at university. This session will help to unlock your potential and be much more confident at speaking in front of others. To get involved, click here to join the session on the day.

Friday 17 September

BCU Student Union/Careers+/Library/Centre for Academic Success Introductions, 11am - 1pm, C087

  • In this session, you will be introduced the BCU student union, the university’s employability service, the library, and the Centre for Academic Success. You will find out information about what benefits these services have to the student experience and how you can get involved/use their services.
Social media accounts

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

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.