BCU 2025

BCU 2025
Date and time
16 May - 08 Nov 2022
Location
To be announced.
Price
To be announced.
Booking Information

More details and booking information to follow.

We want to celebrate BCU and our 2025 Strategy with our communities – our staff and students, our graduates, our partners, the people who live and work alongside us, and many more besides, reconnecting longstanding relationships and forging new links. We want you to be a part of it.  Find out more about our exciting programme below and sign up to hear more about specific events by emailing communications@bcu.ac.uk

INNOVATION FEST

Date26 May and 27 May
VenueSTEAMhouse

Innovation Fest runs across two weeks, offering businesses the opportunity to experience the creative talent emerging from BCU’s Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment. On May 26, businesses are invited to attend a guided tour of the festival, meeting with student exhibitors and learning more about the industry projects featured on the show floor. The final day on 27 May will see students being celebrated and awarded for their innovation and digi-tech expertise.  Businesses can find out more about the event on May 26 here and can register to attend here 

LENNY HENRY CENTRE FOR MEDIA DIVERSITY 2nd ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS 

Date: 20 May
VenueParkside

The Sir Lenny Henry Centre for Media Diversity is a research centre bringing together the expertise of established media professionals and academics. The Centre believes that accurate representation of all sections of society in all layers of the UK media is vital. Involved in the Centre are Sir Lenny Henry, Professor Diane Kemp (the Centre's Director), Marcus Ryder MBE and Marverine Duffy, all leading figures in the efforts to increase diversity and inclusion in the UK media industry. This event will mark a milestone birthday for the centre. This event is invitation only.   

I AM BCU AWARDS

Date: 9 June
Venue: Curzon

Delivered in partnership between the University and the Students’ Union, the awards recognise the outstanding achievements of staff and students across the BCU community. Staff and students can book your place for the event here.

INSPIRED FAMILY DAY

Date: 11 June
Venue: City Centre Campus

Communities around us – of all ages – will be invited to BCU to take part in Family Day that will include hands-on creative workshops, games and drop-in sessions.   In addition, academics will bring their research stories to life, demonstrating its impact and the outcomes from REF2021. Book your place here. 

INSPIRED FESTIVAL 

Date: 11 June – 25 June 
Venue: ADM 

Celebrating the best of graduate work from BCU’s Faculty of Arts, Design and Media, Inspired 2022 will take place across two weeks and will include private views and graduate shows.  Come and see our students’ superb achievements for yourself.  More details are coming soon. 

BCU 2025 STRATEGY EVENT 

Date: 14 June 
Venue: Bradshaw Hall and STEAMhouse 

An evening to mark what is being achieved in our ambitious and distinctive 2025 strategy, with presentations, music and entertainment with guest speakers and a VC address, followed by an informal reception at BCU’s new STEAMhouse building. Event will include invitations and a limited number of places for staff and students – details coming soon. 

RBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: END OF TERM CONCERT 

Date: 17 June 
Venue: RBC, Bradshaw Hall 

The evening will include BCU alumna Charlotte Bray performing 'At the Speed of Stillness', conducted by Daniele Rosina. Book tickets here.

INTO UNIVERSITY – 2ND ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION  

Date: 20 June 
Venue: Into University, Kingstanding centre   

A celebration of the 2nd anniversary since the launch of a partnership between BCU and Into University, bringing higher education to schoolchildren in north Birmingham. This event invitation only due to the limited capacity of the venue.

BCU SUMMER STAFF PARTY 

Date: 22 June 
Venue: Hockley Social Club 

Celebrating the achievements of BCU’s staff as we emerge from a pandemic and recognise their crucial role in achieving the ambitions set out within the 2025 Strategy. Tickets are available to staff here.

BCU CATWALK SHOW 

Date: 29 June 
Venue: The Mill, Digbeth 

The catwalk will feature collections of high-end fashion produced by our Fashion Design students and graduates, much of which will have been showcased at the Graduate Fashion Week earlier in June.  Event will include invitations and some places for staff and students – details coming soon. 

BCU AT EDGBASTON 

Date: July 
Venue: Warwickshire County Cricket Club 

A celebration of the extension of the long-standing partnership between BCU & Warwickshire County Cricket Club, which supports the development of BCU students in a range of relevant work-based placements. This event is invitation only. 

BCU Learning & Teaching Conference   

Date: 2 July 
Venue: Curzon 

BCU comes together to reflect and learn from innovative practice across the faculties and professional services, with presentations and workshops from staff at all levels. More details about how to book coming soon.

BCU ENTERPRISE 

Date: September 
Venue: STEAMhouse 

Conference-style event, featuring a celebration of BCU’s impact on, and support for, business.  It will showcase academic expertise, innovative infrastructure including STEAMhouse, and panel discussions, covering topics from future skills needs, future innovation and roles of Universities within Enterprise. More details about how staff can book will be available over the summer.  

BCU HON DOC DINNER AND ALUMNI NETWORK LAUNCH  

Date: October 
Venue: BCU 

Celebrating and reconnecting with our hon docs from over the years, together with an event for our alumni network, enabling our graduates to connect with their peers, give back to today’s students, share experiences, celebrate successes and benefit from ongoing support and advice. Places are reserved for our graduates, as well as staff by invitation.

STEAMhouse – OFFICIAL OPENING   

Date: October 
Venue: STEAMhouse 

A Ministerial opening and celebration of our pioneering STEAMhouse building.  

BCU AT WESTMINSTER 

Date: 8 November 
Venue: Houses of Parliament 

A roundtable event and informal reception with members of UEG and key political stakeholders and policy influencers.