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Gold for
Student Experience

BCU has been awarded the highest possible rating of Gold for Student Experience, and Silver overall, in the latest Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). 

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We have a confident, proud and diverse community of students at BCU, who are striving to achieve their career goals and transform their lives.

New VC appointment

Professor David Mba has been appointed as the new Vice-Chancellor of Birmingham City University, pledging to put the student experience at the centre of ambitious plans for 2030 and beyond.


We have seven halls of residence offering a range of on campus and inner city living.

Halls of Residence

Student Life

Whether you’re moving to Birmingham or you’re a Brummie at heart, there’s so much to student life here to explore.

Life in Birmingham


With our two scholarship schemes, you could receive extra funding and support to kick start your BCU journey.

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Short Courses

BCU offers a range of short courses aimed at both businesses who want to upskill their workforce and individuals. These courses are non-credit bearing programmes which will help participants to develop skills and knowledge, and gain professional development in their chosen field.

University News

Award-winner Beverley Knight gets honorary doctorate from BCU

Beverley Knight MBE joined Sir Lenny Henry on stage to receive an honorary doctorate from BCU at an awards ceremony at Symphony Hall.

University announces new Vice-Chancellor

Professor David Mba has been appointed as our new Vice-Chancellor, pledging to put the student experience at the centre of ambitious plans for 2030 and beyond.

Sports students set to study at iconic Commonwealth Games venue

We are investing £5 million to fit out the Alexander Stadium to serve as a world class home for our sports and exercise-related courses.