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BCU staff member and entrepreneur launches Kickstarter campaign

Birmingham City University (BCU) alumna, current staff member and design extraordinaire Niky Szabo is on a new mission, launching a Kickstarter campaign in order to create an exciting new product, a plush toy made of sustainable materials.

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Award-winning fashion brand raises awareness with campus pop-up

Birmingham City University (BCU) welcomed award-winning fashion brand Lounge Underwear on campus last month for their...

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Engage with the future of business at Christmas showcase

Up-and-coming student and graduate entrepreneurs will be showcasing their fledgling businesses at an exciting Christma...

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Collaborative construction project wins sustainability award

A research development programme, created by Birmingham City University, product manufacturers, industry bodies and co...

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Indian start-ups with an eye on growth visit STEAMhouse

Birmingham City University hosted 20 start-ups from India earlier this month as part of a Confederation of Indian Indu...

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University wins national award for continued excellence in diversity and inclusion

Birmingham City University (BCU) has once again been recognised for its continued mission to offer university educatio...

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Leading regional business showcase coming to STEAMhouse

The Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) is bringing an exciting business showcase, e...

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BCU Director discusses innovation in leading journal

A Director at Birmingham City University (BCU) has discussed the institution’s role in helping businesses to develop n...

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BCU and Indian university partner for exciting research event

Colleagues from Birmingham City University (BCU) and the BML Munjal University (BMU) in India are hosting a two-hour o...

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Minister praises Midlands tech students as part of AI scholarship drive

A government minister has praised the achievements of artificial intelligence (AI) and data science students and gradua...

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STEAMhouse announces sponsorship deal with global workwear manufacturer

STEAMhouse is delighted to announce its partnership with leading personal protective equipment (PPE) manufacturer Bees...

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University celebrates new £70 million innovation building

Hundreds of political, business and creative industry leaders came together yesterday to celebrate the launch of Birmi...

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The journey of STEAMhouse

After nine years of international research, building communities and forging exciting collaborations, Birmingham City ...

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Innovation research group launched at exclusive STEAMhouse event

Representatives from some of the world’s most prominent businesses came together for the exciting launch of a new inte...

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Blockchain expert and student builds brand with BCU support

BCU student Laurentiu Nae dreamt of one day developing a business with the help of the University’s STEAMhouse collabo...

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STEAMhouse supports local authority in defining innovation challenges

STEAMhouse has collaborated with Birmingham City Council (BCC) to identify citizen-centred challenges and present them...

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University launches entrepreneurship and enterprise space for students and graduates

The STEAMhouse Pre-Incubator, located on the Ground Floor of Millennium Point, will provide Birmingham City University...

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Birmingham business titans recognised by University for Midlands contribution

Two influential figures from the Midlands business community are to be awarded honorary doctorates from Birmingham Cit...

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BCU graduate’s business acquired by leading US firm

A Birmingham City University (BCU) alumni is celebrating after the virtual co-working business he co-founded was acqui...

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University researching the needs of businesses in Jewellery Quarter

Experts at Birmingham City University (BCU) are conducting research into the possible creation of a business incubatio...

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Winners of new business development programme revealed

Four budding entrepreneurs picked up valuable funding and access to key support after being crowned winners of the STE...

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Business works with student talent to better support local community

A non-profit community interest company has been able to access vital student support from local universities in order...

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Town planning associates and STEAMhouse clients hire BCU graduate

Expert town planning advisors Hyas Associates have benefitted greatly since joining the STEAMhouse Business Incubator ...

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Research partnership develops impactful course for automotive industry

A research and development partnership between Birmingham City University and several leading car manufacturers has re...

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University to discuss Birmingham’s digital offer at Commonwealth Games-themed event

Birmingham City University (BCU)’s Joanna Birch will discuss the city’s digital credentials and plans as part of a Com...

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Birmingham-based fitness business launches innovative health and wellbeing app

Birmingham CEO Dalbir Kaur discusses how the support of the Higher Level Skills Match (HLSM) programme – and its pool ...

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University-led project enhances innovation across Europe

The Birmingham City University-led Urban Manufacturing project, which is concluding after five years of collaborative ...

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University highly commended in community excellence at regional awards

Birmingham City University’s continued commitment to providing regional transformation has been recognised with a High...

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Knowledge exchange activity celebrated at new BCU awards ceremony

University staff engaging in knowledge exchange activity were celebrating after picking up awards for their work at th...

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University student marketing agency celebrates 10 years of support

A marketing agency devised by Birmingham City Business School ’s Marketing Subject Group to provide its stude...

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Birmingham City University named as higher education provider of the year

Birmingham City University (BCU) has won the Higher Education Provider of the Year award at this year’s Education Awar...

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STEAMhouse wins international competition on the future role of universities

STEAMhouse is continuing to make waves globally after beating numerous international stakeholders in a competition in...

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University wins multiple awards for employability partnerships and sustainability

Birmingham City University is celebrating after winning two awards for its commitment to employability and sustainabil...

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Entrepreneurs and BCU clients clinch national startup award

Two entrepreneurs, both of whom work closely with Birmingham City University's business support services, are celebrat...

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Powering the growth of leading UK school supplier

Peters Ltd, a leading school supplier, has been able to ease its workload and grow its business thanks to the help of s...

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New programme launches for next generation of entrepreneurs

60 entrepreneurs began their journey to potentially earning part of a £10,000 prize fund and a chance to turn their bu...

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Fundraising event for local charity and university partner

West Smethwick Enterprise (WSE), partners on the Early Years Career Progression Pathways Project (EYCPP) with Birmingha...

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Researcher to investigate Covid-19’s impact on ethnic minority businesses

A PhD researcher is investigating the challenges and opportunities the Covid-19 pandemic has presented to ethnic minor...

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Equipping businesses with the skills required to rebuild Ukraine

Hundreds of Ukrainian businesses affected by the Russian invasion and ensuing conflict took part in the first of three...

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Businesses access new student talent and support at networking event

Up to 60 businesses came to Birmingham City University’s Business School to meet and engage with students who could ma...

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BCU hosts celebration event for graduate employability programme

Birmingham City University hosted a formal celebration event to highlight their widely celebrated project Graduate Re-...

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Uncover new talent for your business at Innovation Fest

Businesses will have the chance to engage with our creative pool of students at Innovation Fest, an annual event that o...

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Student discusses exciting new business programme

Business Management student Sophie Cleaver tells us why she has signed up to the STEAM Hatchery programme, a new initi...

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First phase of collaborative innovation centre opens

A ceremonial plaque has been unveiled at a renovated former school building to mark the first phase of the opening of ...

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Sports broadcaster wins award for collaborative project with BCU

A global sports production company has won a national award for the collaborative work it has conducted with Birmingha...

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STEAMhouse Incubator clients shortlisted for national startup awards

Two Birmingham-based entrepreneurs have been selected as finalists at this year’s National StartUp Awards, thanks to t...

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Government welcomes University's pioneering 5G work

Two years of pioneering work by Birmingham City University to introduce cutting edge digital technology into Sherwood ...

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Charity discusses benefits of early years careers partnership

When it came to addressing issues in the early years sector, local charity West Smethwick Enterprise jumped at the cha...

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BCU extends partnership with global education provider

Global education provider Navitas and BCU formally extended an existing 10-year partnership by a further decade – mark...

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BCU alumna discusses exciting new graduate business programme

Helena Hunt, Birmingham City University alumna and illustrator, tells why she has signed up to the STEAM Hatchery prog...

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Collaborative project aims to tackle employment issues in East Birmingham

Researchers in Birmingham City University’s School of Social Sciences have partnered with two of the University’s empl...

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How to be successful in an interview

Business and HR experts Kelly Rogers and Harry Allen discuss common interview mistakes, share tips for a successful int...

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Academic co-authors new book on the housing market

A BCU academic has highlighted the challenges currently facing the housing market, including the ever-rising house pri...

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Top tips for developing a strong brand

Marketing lecturer Jane Gosney shares tips on how to create a brand destined for success , ...

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Seven ways you can learn more about our faculty

Find yourself starting yet another TV series? Why not spend your time connecting with us in the Business, Law, and Soc...

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Researcher investigating voice opportunities for female employees

A Birmingham City Business School lecturer is investigating why female voices in the UK’s small-to-medium size enterpr...

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Free course launched to help build data analytics skills

Birmingham City University (BCU) has launched a fully funded course offering businesses in the built environment, cons...

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Supporting the Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce Awards

Professor Julian Beer, Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Birmingham City University (BCU), tells us about the University’s sup...

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BCU to host international event highlighting the potential of magnesium

Birmingham City University (BCU) is hosting a special collaborative event highlighting the potential contribution of ma...

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Business School academic contributes to good work report

A Birmingham City Business School lecturer is contributing to a national initiative that assesses good work practices ...

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New programme to help students and graduates bring businesses to life

STEAMhouse is launching an exciting new programme offering students and graduates the opportunity to earn part of a £1...

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First UK apprenticeship in fire engineering growing

A fire engineering degree apprenticeship – the first of its kind in the UK – is growing its student and employer base ...

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University to host event showcasing student and graduate startup success

Birmingham City University is hosting a celebration evening to showcase the fantastic student and graduate-led busines...

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New work experience programme for Business Management students

Careers+ have partnered with the Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences to design and deliver a new placement pr...

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BCU graduate launches sustainable stationery business

A Birmingham City University alumna is looking to make a mark with the launch of her new sustainable stationery busine...

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University wins award for excellence in diversity and inclusion

Birmingham City University is celebrating after winning an award for its continued effort to break down barriers and w...

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Businesses discuss BCU's mentoring programme

BCU's Professional Mentoring Programme is back. To celebrate, current mentors on the scheme discuss the benefits that t...

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New event to discuss the benefits of apprenticeships

Birmingham City University has brought together a host of esteemed speakers for an online panel event discussing the b...

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New project investigates SME supply chain challenges

A new research project is investigating challenges within modern manufacturing supply chains, as well as investigating...

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University collaborates with high-profile Indian organisation for business masterclass

BCU is collaborating with The Lala Bahadur Chand Munjal Foundation to host an event offering expert advice on starting ...

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Supporting social media company in growing their brand

Nonsensical – an ever-growing social media agency with an array of successful channels – have provided valuable micro-...

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Chat to our business school students

If you’re wondering what university will be like, when placements might be or just generally interested about student ...

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Building long-lasting partnership with leading lingerie brand

When it came to securing new talent for their business, Lounge Underwear – one of the world’s fastest-growing lingerie...

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Deputy Vice-Chancellor discusses innovation in leading journal

Julian Beer has discussed the important role Birmingham City University plays in driving innovation for the region in ...

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STEAMhouse Incubator client launches charitable footwear brand

Simon Caulton – the very first client of STEAMhouse Incubator – is celebrating the launch of his new venture Ones Trai...

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Business podcast discussing middle management returns

A successful business podcast that invites senior managers from a broad range of leading companies to share their insi...

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Alumni businesses you can support this Christmas

With Christmas just around the corner, here are some alumni-owned independents that you can get behind this festive se...

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University welcomes Medilink for life sciences meeting

Birmingham City University welcomed leading figures in the life sciences sector from across the region to its campus l...

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Event to discuss Islamic Finance in post-Covid recovery

Birmingham City Business School is hosting an exciting event with a panel of leading industry professionals to discuss...

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Enhance your data analytics skills with innovative new course

Birmingham City University is hosting an exciting, interactive course offering regional SMEs the opportunity to gain v...

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New book discusses the importance of personal values in business

An Associate Professor in Birmingham City Business School has co-authored an innovative new book discussing the ...

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Boosting local hockey club's social media skills

City of Birmingham Hockey Club  signed up to Higher Level Skills Match – part-funded by the European Social Fund – in...

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What businesses can learn from COP26

The COP26 climate summit raised some important issues – and pledged some ambitious aims – regarding emissions. But how...

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New event to address building a more resilient Birmingham

Birmingham City University’s Beverley Nielsen will discuss making Birmingham a greener, more resilient city for the fu...

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Supporting former postgraduate student with sustainability business

A former Birmingham City University postgraduate student is readying the launch of her new socially conscious lifestyl...

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Helping out-of-work graduates find employment

A collaboration project to tackle unemployment, involving two Birmingham-based universities and West Midlands Police, ...

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Celebrating the official launch of STEAMhouse Incubator

STEAMhouse Incubator recently hosted its official launch event at Birmingham City University’s (BCU) Millennium Point b...

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Improving the growth and potential of micro SMEs

Birmingham City University’s Business School lecturer Susan Sisay discusses three exciting research projects her stude...

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University becomes Midlands’ first to receive accreditation for innovation

Birmingham City University has been recognised for its commitment to innovation by becoming the first institution in t...

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How Has Birmingham’s Built Environment Accelerated the City?

From the increasing number of employment opportunities, to greater economic output, the city is thriving, and the buil...

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