What Our Students Say

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We're very proud of the diverse, exciting student population we have here in the Birmingham City Business School. Every year, we welcome hundreds of students from across the UK and beyond, whilst also launching graduates towards their future careers. So who better to tell you the story of our school?

Below, you can find out personal stories of just a handful of our current students, finding out why they chose to study here and what they like most about their course, their University and their city.

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Elen Antwi

"The University has been overall very supportive and helpful, it helped me to get out of my comfort zone and try new things. It has given me the chance to meet so many people coming from every side of the globe. I have probably never seen such a multi-cultural and diverse University like BCU. "
Accounting and Finance >>

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Christopher Cocksedge

"I completed a work placement at Volkswagen Financial Services in Milton Keynes, where I worked within the Risk Management department as an ‘Undergraduate Risk Reporting Coordinator’. It was certainly challenging, but really rewarding and a lot of fun at times."
Accounting and Finance >>

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Sumayyah Azim

"One of the best aspects of Birmingham City University is the location - it's right next to the city centre! And there are also lots of books and laptops to help you with your studies"
Business Accounting >>

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Aisha Tanveer

"I was attracted to this course as it had the suitable exemptions for my future career and the structure and layout was very appealing. The modules provided me the basic theoretical knowledge to start a career in accountancy."
Accounting and Finance >>

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Alhage Baboucarr

"BCU is developing and tailoring my professional Accounting and Finance skills, whilst providing me with a CIMA, CIPFA, ICAEW and ACCA accredited degree which is highly demanded by employers. I am able to benefit from modern learning facilities and experience routine practical business group activities which improve my confidence and delivery."
Accounting and Finance >>

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Katie Griffin

"The course sets you up for a career after university, showing you how to apply theories and practices you have learnt in lectures or seminars to the workplace. The lecturers have had professional careers beforehand making it really insightful and interesting to learn from their experiences in the industry."
Business (Marketing) >>

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Keegan Brotheridge

"The staff are incredibly knowledgeable. Both the course and the University offer a wide range of opportunities to gain extra experience, which is invaluable."
Business (Marketing) >>

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Gabriel Bradnick

"Personally I believe that if you wish to work in the professional environment, then why not immerse yourself beforehand and study in that environment? I believe the city of Birmingham offers that with the various companies, banks and political outposts."
Financial Economics >>

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Sean Creeley

"My placement experience has had a positive influence on my attitude towards studying. I have learnt the importance of time management, working to strict deadlines by prioritising work and I will take this with me into my studies."
Business Economics >>

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Sommaiyya Begum

"The course lecturers have an extensive amount of practical experience of working in industry, therefore they are able to share their knowledge and provide real-life examples in seminars and lectures. I gained a lot of advice and support from them when I was applying for placements. They will push and encourage us to achieve our best! "
Human Resource Management >>

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Jamal Qurban

"Undertaking a placement year with consistent support from staff, the opportunity to apply theory to the real-world working environment has proved invaluable. Birmingham City University has exceeded my expectations both from an academic and professional perspective."
Business Management >>

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Adriana Cahongo

"I chose Birmingham City University because it offered an Event, Venue and Experience Management course accredited by the Chartered Management Institute. The city had also a big influence in my decision. I knew I wanted to come to England and Birmingham appealed to me, being the second biggest city in the UK."
Event, Venue and Experience Management >>

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Desislava Borisova

"The best aspect of studying my course is that it is practice orientated and connected with the professional world. I had an amazing opportunity to visit different marketing agencies and to see how I can put my knowledge into practice. I also received a lot of support and help from my lecturers, who were ready to answer all my questions and show me numerous ways of enhancing my skills and improving my employability prospects."
Marketing, Advertising and PR >>

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Chris Thrower

"I have always had an interest in business, particularly marketing. The opportunity to study across the three discipline that are strategic and creative was a big attraction especially for future job prospects, as I would have an understanding of both the client and agency side."
Marketing, Advertising and PR >>

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Jessica Suer

"What attracted me to the course was the opportunity to tailor my degree and have the opportunity to pick the modules I’d like to study. I thought this factor would help me to enjoy the course more as I'd study subjects I’m interested in."
Marketing >>

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Shelby O’Brien

"I felt as if the course was exactly what I was looking for, and the lecturers seemed a lot more supportive and welcoming compared to other universities I had looked at previously. Also, the facilities at this university were very modern compared to others."
Marketing >>