10 Reasons to Study with Us
Here are our top 10 reasons to choose the School of Education and Social Work.
1. Over 96 per cent of graduates employed
The latest DLHE survey (2015/16) showed that 96.7 per cent of ALL our students were in work or completing further study six months after graduation.
2. State-of-the-art facilities
We’re investing £41 million in an extension to our existing £30 million campus in Edgbaston to provide state-of-the-art learning facilities for our education courses.
3. We get you ready for employment
As an undergraduate student you’ll get hands on experience on your course through placements in appropriate settings, ensuring you’re ready for employment when you graduate.
4. Our courses are approved by professional bodies
Many of our courses provide qualification for a profession, including our teacher training programmes which result in QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) and Social Work, which allows you to register with the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council).
5. Earn while you learn with OpportUNIty
Our student employment agency, OpportUNIty – Student Jobs on Campus, allows you to apply for paid roles with us at the University, and gain valuable experience for your CV and future employment.
6. Opportunities to travel abroad
You’ll have opportunities to travel abroad through the Erasmus+ scheme, which will allow you to study or work in another EU country and receive a grant that will cover part of the costs during your stay.
7. Continue your professional development
We run a range of postgraduate and short courses, and can be flexible to allow you to study single modules at this level, so you can be sure we’ll look after your professional development even once you’re in employment.
8. Study in the City of Birmingham
Study with us and you’ll be located at the heart of the dynamic city of Birmingham – with all the employment possibilities that a big, multicultural city brings. Plus the social life’s not bad either!
9. Get £150 free credit for books and learning materials
We ensure you have a holistic approach to your practice through FACE, which allowed service users and carers to share their experiences, knowledge and ideas with you.
10. Experienced Staff
Our staff are experienced professionals and maintain links to ensure you get the most up-to-date learning during your course. Many are research active, contributing to scholarship in education, childhood and youth, and social work.