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Clearing Virtual Open Day


Our Clearing Virtual Open Day enables you to hear from subject academics, see our facilities, view our accommodation and experience what Birmingham has to offer. It gives you everything you could expect during a visit to BCU, as well as all the information on what to do next once you have had your place accepted.

Let third year Criminology student Shelby, welcome you to our Clearing Open Day. She'll tell you all about why she chose to study at BCU as well as giving you an insight into everything she has achieved here.

Watch our Welcome Talk

Accommodation live Q&A

12:00PM - 12:45PM

We'll take you through the range of accommodation options available at BCU, the application process and the key deadlines, with a talk from staff and lots of information on living in halls. Plus there's a tour of BCU accommodation, University Locks.

More on accommodation

Predicted and centre-assessed grades

Following the government announcement on 17 August 2020, we are accepting whichever is higher from your teacher-predicted grades, your awarded grades or your centre-assessed grades. Call our Clearing hotline on 0121 331 6777 to see what courses are available to you. Some exceptions apply.

Talk to us on social media

We have a number of information sessions along with experts available to take your questions on social media, to provide you with insight into the key areas of university life. These sessions cover a range of topics for both prospective UK and International students.

  • International with Facebook chat

    BCU International Office and BCU International College staff and international students come together to give an overview of what it's like to study at BCU as an International student, as well as answering FAQs. Plus, discover more about studying in the UK.

    International students
  • Student Life with Instagram stories

    Four of our students chat about opportunities available at BCU, sports and societies on offer, and how you can get involved and make a difference as a student. Don't miss them sharing their tips, as well as more information on the student experience at BCU.

    Life as a student
  • Student Support with Facebook chat

    Find out about the student support offered at BCU including mental health and wellbeing, student governance and disability support - there's a talk, plus lots of information available to set your mind at ease if you're worried or anxious about starting university.

    Supporting students

Find your course

Search for your course or subject area. You’ll then be taken to your tailored Virtual Open Day page where you can meet tutors, see the facilities and explore your course.

Information Sessions and tours

We have a number of information sessions and tours available to provide you with insight into the key areas of university life. These sessions cover a range of topics for both prospective students and parents. Take a look around our university campus and our buildings and find out what questions we are regularly asked by parents.

  • Parents and Guardians

    Find out how you can support your child through the application process by watching our parent talk and visiting our guidance hub. Plus, find out why our students chose BCU and why it could be the right choice for your child.

    Supporting parents
  • Tours

    Discover BCU and Birmingham through our handy tours to help you get the feel for what it's like to live and study in the UK's second city. Take a look around all of our campus buildings and see our facilities.

    Campus tours

What to do next


Had an offer from us through Clearing? This guide walks you through the practical steps you need to take to get finance ready.

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Our next steps guide lets you know what you need to do next to secure your place in one of our accommodation blocks.

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Next Steps

Find out about starting life at BCU. We have everything you need to know about enrolment, Welcome Week and starting Semester One.

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