26 November Undergraduate Open Day
Various campuses. Please see booking information
There's so much going on in Birmingham – from the buzzy street markets to the unmissable transformation of the whole city and our campus. Study here and you'll be at the heart of it all. You too could be taught by our trailblazing academics and study in our innovative £340m facilities. When possible, the best way to explore what's on offer is to come and see us in person.
Who is this for?
Our open days are open to everyone, but it’s definitely for you if you…
Want to study at a modern university in a major city: We’re at the heart of the UK’s second-largest city with a population of over 1.1 million people – over 85,000 of which are students at the city’s five universities (West Midlands Growth Company 2021). Birmingham is also the youngest major city in the UK, with under-20s accounting for 28% of its population (ONS 2020).
Want to study a course which develops your employability: Our courses are designed to deliver practice-based learning at every stage. We provide the chance to gain industry and professional practice experience through work placements, mentoring schemes, study and work abroad through the Turing Scheme, and courses incorporating professional placement years.
Want to study in ultra-modern facilities and learning spaces: We are currently undertaking a £340 million investment programme in our facilities, including a major expansion of our City Centre Campus.
Need an affordable university experience: Our typical cost of university accommodation starts at £125 per week (2022/23 prices). This includes heating and water.
What can I do?
Enjoy a tailored and personalised experience: You'll be able to attend subject-specific talks and sample lectures, as well as having the opportunity to chat with lecturers, staff and current students to get your questions answered and see if BCU's the right fit for you. There are also general talks and info for things like finance and accommodation.
Meet lecturers and staff: From handy course overview talks from the staff who would be teaching you, to Q+A sessions on the day covering subject-specific information and then more practical information, getting to meet our friendly staff and asking them your burning questions is a great way to decide on the right course for you.
Explore our facilities and take tours: From our computing labs to mock wards for Nursing students, you can find out everything you need to know about our state-of-the-art facilities at our Open Day to ensure you'll be using the industry standard, preparing you for the world of work before you even graduate. You can also check out the locations and quality of accommodation on bookable tours that happen throughout the day.
Ask our students questions: You can ask them how they picked their courses, and what made them choose BCU (or where to get the best pizza in Brum, the choice is yours!). On campus, you'll find lots of student ambassadors who can give you a great insight into student life at BCU and answer all your questions in person.
If you're interested in postgraduate study, find out more about our Postgraduate Open Day on 26 November.