The Student Experience

Whether you’re coming to Birmingham City University as new student or returning as a postgraduate, starting university is an exciting time.

We're committed to helping you settle into university life as swiftly as possible. Learn about the inspirational stories of our students. Hear about their experiences, placements and what they did after graduating.

Students' Union

Birmingham City University Students’ Union (BCUSU) will be YOUR Students’ Union. Their priority is to make sure you have the best possible time during your university journey. From social events to support with your studies, they'll have your back.


Our blog

Here we'll be sharing our experiences, stories and the latest news from our staff and students. Browse through our blogs to discover useful information, advice and interesting stories. Watch videos, read articles and enrich your knowledge.

Read our blog

Student Support

Birmingham City University offers a wide range of services to help support students before, during and after their degree. They range from Graduate+, Careers+ and Centre for Academic Success, alongside our accommodation team and Students' Union.

About our support services


Natalie is a mature student who originally wanted to go into logistics. However, while she was searching for courses in this area, she happened to come across our Black Studies degree.

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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.

More about accommodation


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.

More about admissions

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.

More about student support

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.

More about social media

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.

Open days