Working in Industry

Your story starts here with our English and Media courses, where endless opportunities await you. We have dynamic connections with a diverse range of industry professionals, thriving businesses and heritage sites, providing you with an exclusive window into the realm of the working world. You are able to attend workshops and gain hands-on experience that enhances your CV. 

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We are proud to have industry connections that continue to benefit our students and staff through various opportunities.

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If you take part in a work placement module, you’ll develop skills and abilities in a sector specific context, while ensuring that your academic aims and objectives are met as part of your wider learning journey. 

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Ashlea's story

As someone who always enjoyed being a sports spectator and enthusiast, Sports Journalism student Ashlea decided to embark on a career that would put her at the heart of bringing sports to consumers all around the world. She has had some amazing opportunities on the course so far and is passionate about encouraging more women to pursue Sports Journalism as a career.  

Young Writers Showcase

English and Media at Birmingham City University welcomes submissions to our Young Writers Showcase, for students aged 16-18. 

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Find your home from home at BCU. We offer eight halls of residence options, ranging from on-campus to inner-city living. You can take a virtual tour of each accommodation option to find the one for you.

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Read our admission FAQs to get your application questions answered. If your question isn’t covered, we have all the details of how to get in touch.

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Student Support

From disability and mental health support to CV and job interview training, BCU ensures you have all you need during your time here – and beyond – to succeed and flourish in your studies and career.

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Social Media

Follow our social media channels and discover more about life at BCU, including what the University and city will offer you if you study here.

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Open Days

When possible, the best way to explore what's on offer is to come and see us in person, and we host a number of Open Days throughout the year. Come and be taught by our trailblazing academics and study in our innovative £400m facilities.

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