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Welcome!

Our subject area page enables you to hear from subject academics, see our facilities and find out more about what our courses offer. It gives you everything you could expect during a visit to BCU.

Let third year Criminology student Shelby, welcome you to our 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.

Social Work

For nearly 50 years, the Department of Social Work has been committed to developing high quality social work practice. Our course is regulated by Social Work England and prepares you to become an empowering, skilled and resilient social worker who is capable of making an impact on social challenges.

Meet David

Associate Professor and Head of Department of Social Work

David Childs gives you an insight into what you’ll get up to as a Social Work student at BCU. Here, he gives an overview of what you can expect to study, how you’ll be taught, the facilities, and placement opportunities. Plus, find out about the stimulating career paths you can take after you graduate.

What you'll see at a City South Open Day

Follow our student Josi as she explores an Open Day at our City South campus.

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See our facilities

Seacole Building, City South Campus

Get your first impression of our Seacole building and experience the fantastic facilities it has to offer. We’ve invested £340 million in our facilities and are proud to show you around.

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10 reasons why you should study social work

Social Work is a challenging and rewarding career. BSc (Hons) Social Work student, Jessica Tout, explains just 10 of the reasons why you should consider this profession.

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Talk to us on Facebook

Join our community on Facebook! Our official BCU group for the Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences is the ideal place to meet people on your course and get excited to come and study with us.

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Help Desk

We're always more than happy to help out when you get in touch. Contact us via Facebook Messenger to get your queries answered.

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Finance next steps

Got your Clearing space but wondering what you need to do next? Read more about how to get your student finance sorted.

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Accommodation next steps

Got your Clearing space but wondering what you need to do next? Read more about how to get your accommodation sorted.

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Preparing to call the hotline

Nervous about calling the Clearing hotline? Our guide will help get you prepared, so you have all the important info ready for you to secure your place.

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Return to Clearing Open Day

Head back to the main Open Day pages, so you can continue to explore BCU, Birmingham, and all we have to offer!

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