Student Experience and Employability

Find out what it's like to be a student at Birmingham City Business School.

This page is loaded with the experiences of our students, past and present, giving you a first hand idea of student life studying with us. On top of our in-depth I AM BCU profiles, we also spotlight our exciting placements scheme, local and international field trips and our extensive student support services. 

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We have a confident, proud and diverse community of students at Birmingham City Business School, who are striving to achieve their career goals and transform their lives. Read just some of their stories here.

Our Graduates

Want to see where our graduates go?

Alumni of the Birmingham City Business School can be found up and down the UK, in countless different roles and companies. From entrepreneurs carving their own path to heads of international businesses. We like to keep in touch with all of our graduates, so we can show you how we can help get your career started the moment you join us.


There's no better way to prepare for work than to experience it first-hand. That’s why we put so much time and dedication into our Business Placements Scheme.

You'll work alongside our Careers+ team to find the perfect company and role for you. It's the best way to gain a clear advantage over the competition, building your experience and your confidence by putting theory into practice in a real business environment.

Field Trips

We want to show our students the real world of business.

One of our main ideals in the Birmingham City Business School is that business can't be studied in isolation. To truly get the most out of a degree, students have to experience life outside the classroom. One way we assure that this happens is by regularly organising trips to companies in Birmingham and beyond.

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Business Advice Centre

Grow your Employability Skills with the Business Advice Centre.

At Birmingham City Business School we are committed to providing our students with opportunities for experiential learning to enhance their leadership and decision-making skills, and thereby add value to their employability, career prospects and ability to make an impact on the real world of business.

Student Services

Birmingham City University offers a wide range of services to help support students before, during and after their degree.

This includes our enhancements schemes from Graduate+, Careers+ and Centre for Academic Success, alongside our accommodation team and Student Union.

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Graduate+ is an extra-curricular awards framework which complements your degree. It is designed to capture and provide evidence to help you grow as a future graduate whilst preparing you for your individual career aspirations.
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The Business, Law and Social Sciences faculty's dedicated Careers+ team work with current students and graduates to develop their careers, facilitate placements and offer employability related activities.
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Centre for Academic Success

The Centre for Academic Success is the University's central learning development service.
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Student Services

Find out more information about the services we offer to our students.
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Student Jobs

Our partner Manpower present OpportUNIty, the Student Jobs on Campus Scheme - this will enable you to gain paid work experience whilst you study!
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Want some help in getting your business idea off the ground? Find out about the incredible opportunities STEAMhouse provides.
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Our eight halls of residence are positioned throughout the city. They have a range of different facilities and amenities close by.
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Student Union

As a student member of BCUSU, you have access to the wide range of fantastic services and facilities that we offer.