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We have a confident, proud and diverse community of students at our School of Health Sciences, who are striving to achieve their career goals and transform their lives. Learn about inspirational stories of our students. 

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Why study with us?

Here are our top 10 reasons to choose the School of Health Sciences at Birmingham City University. 

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Learn from the experts

Learn from the experts

Our staff come from the services and industries about which they teach, maintaining their links to ensure you get the most up-to-date learning during your course. Some even go to the length of doing shifts in their profession to stay hands on!

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Fantastic facilities

State-of-the-art facilities

We’ve invested £41 million in an extension to our existing £30 million campus in Edgbaston to provide state-of-the-art learning facilities for all Health, Education and Life Science courses.

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Placement experience

Getting you ready for employment

You’ll get hands on experience of the profession or industry you’re training for through placements and/or sandwich year options, ensuring you’re ready for employment when you graduate.

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Accredited courses

Accredited by professional bodies

Many of our courses are accredited by professional bodies, such as the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) and SENR (the Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register).

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Earn while you learn

Student jobs

Our student employment agency allows you to apply for paid roles with us at the University, and gain valuable experience for your CV and future employment.

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International opportunities

Opportunities to travel abroad

You’ll have opportunities to travel abroad and observe practise in other countries, like our Diagnostic Radiography students who have been to Canada and Paramedic Science students who arranged their own placement in Australia.

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Prestigious partners

Warwickshire County Cricket Club

Our Sport and Exercise students will work with cricketers from Warwickshire County Cricket Club and receive teaching from Conditioning Coach Chris Armstrong as part of a new Official Partnership.

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Work with Service Users

Forum for Accessing Community Experience (FACE)

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.

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Get £150 free credit

Get £150 free credit for books and learning materials

To welcome new undergraduate students we’re giving away at least £150 of free credit to ‘spend’ on books and other learning material. Plus, you don’t have to pay it back!

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Graduate+

Extra experience

You will be able to benefit from our Graduate+ initiative. This three-year award programme enables you to gain award levels for all the extra-curricular activities you undertake so that you can stand out from the crowd on graduation.

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Facilities

Check out some of the facilities you will use at our City South Campus.

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Sports Therapy Clinic

Sports Therapy Clinic

You will get the chance to assess and treat university staff and students in the sports therapy clinic, which is replete with state-of-the-art technology.

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Biomedical Sciences Labs

Biomedical Sciences Labs

Our major expansion includes newly built laboratories and equipment that will give you a leading edge when seeking employment.

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Mock Operating Theatre

Mock Operating Theatre

Our mock operating theatre lets our Operating Department Practice students practise their skills in a realistic environment.

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SPACE

SPACE

Skills Practice and Care Enhancement – SPACE – is a room resourced with equipment and a technician, and is dedicated to you practising your clinical skills in a supportive environment.

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Radiography skills suite

Radiography skills suite 

Our Diagnostic Radiography students can get to grips with the technology used in their profession before they go on placement in our very own X-Ray room. You can view the X-Rays you take in our dedicated radiography suite.

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The 4D classroom

The 4D classroom

If you’re a Paramedic Science student you’re likely to encounter the 4D classroom with ‘cut out’ ambulance, which allows various scenes to be played out on screen and smells to be piped into the room give a very realistic feel to your practice scenarios!

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SLT clinic

SLT clinic

Our Speech and Language Therapy clinic offers various clinical services to service users across the region. Our students work in the clinic to enhance their skills and support service users.

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VERT

VERT

Our Virtual Environment for Radiotherapy Training (VERT) and advanced computer planning facilities allow you to effectively use live simulations to bring the practical realities of the radiotherapy profession directly to your studies.

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Biomedical Engineering Labs

Biomedical Engineering Laboratory 

Access to our cutting-edge virtual technologies and one of the UK's largest specialist health education libraries.

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Library facilities

Library facilities

Our Mary Seacole library has an extensive of range of information and reference materials set out in a relaxing environment. You also have access to the University’s library in The Curzon Building at the City Centre Campus.

Our facilities

We’ve expanded and improved the health and nursing facilities at our City South campus. Our facilities offer hands-on practical experience with professional standard equipment and simulation activities.

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