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Virtual Open Days

Spring 2021

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Open Days - See For Yourself

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.

When possible, the best way to explore what's on offer is to come and see us in person. Our Open Days provide the perfect opportunity to chat to our staff and students, and check out our state-of-the-art facilities.

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Is it easy to get to Birmingham City University?

Planes, trains and automobiles? Birmingham is full of transport links! From the newly refurbished Grand Central Station, providing a way to work and study in Birmingham for people all across the country, to the newly extended Metro system, there are so many ways to get around.

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We have a confident, proud and diverse community of students, who are striving to achieve their career goals and transform their lives. Find out how you can be one of them at our next Open Day.

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Is Birmingham City University right for me?

Here's our top reasons to choose Birmingham City University.

97.4% graduates employed or in further study

Nine in 10 graduates are employed or in further study

We're committed to developing graduates with the skills employers need - 97.4 per cent are in employment or further study within six months (DLHE Survey 2016/17).

£340 million invested in our campuses

Investing in your future

We've invested £340 million in industry-standard, state-of-the-art facilities to ensure you have the best possible environment for practice-based learning.

Earn while you learn - jobs on campus

Earn while you learn

Our student employment agency, OpportUNIty – Student Jobs on Campus, allows you to apply for paid roles at the University, gaining experience in crucial aspects of job applications and valuable feedback on your work.

Work experience and placements

Work experience and placements

You'll have the chance to gain industry and professional practice experience through work placements and Erasmus years abroad. We work with companies like Microsoft, Jaguar Land Rover and Sky UK.

Get £150 free credit for learning materials

Get £150 free credit for books and learning materials

To welcome all new undergraduate degree students starting in 2018 or 2019, we're giving away at least £150 worth of credit to spend in a host of ways.

Internationally accredited courses

Internationally accredited courses

Many of our courses have internationally recognised accreditations, such as the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects).

Study in Birmingham: a global city

A global city

Study with us and you will be located at the heart of the dynamic city of Birmingham – with all the social and employment possibilities that brings.

Learn from the best - expert staff

Learn from the best

From one of the UK’s most well known criminologists to a ‘Hot 100’ jeweller, our teaching staff come from and maintain links with industry.

Practice-based research - 90% outstanding

Practice-based research

Almost 90 per cent of our research was judged to have delivered ‘outstanding’ or ‘very considerable’ external impact (Research Excellence Framework 2014).

What to expect on the day

What's an Open Day for anyway? Check out the things you'll be able to see, what you'll learn and how to navigate your university Open Days.

What you can see and do

Check out the programme for the day. You'll be able to see the results of our £340 million investment in our facilities and campus.

Open Day FAQ

We've compiled a list of FAQs from visitors to help you have a successful Open Day and get the most out of your visit to BCU.

Explore Birmingham

Make the most of your trip to Birmingham by discovering what the city has to offer – you’ll be spoilt by restaurants, shops, theatres and more!

Ask all the questions!

With lots going on, there's also lots of people to speak to at Open Days. But what should you be asking to help you get the information you need?


The first thing you’ll want to see when you visit us is where you might be living and what your new pad could look like – so take one of our tours!

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Embarrassing parents

Your parents won't miss any opportunity to embarrass you, and university Open Days are one of them. Here's our guide to cope with the shame.

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Date dilemma

What should you do if there's two Open Days on the same day? We share some tips to help maximise your time so you can go to both.

Personal statement tips

Not sure how to start your personal statement or what to include? Our staff will be on hand to give you some top tips to help you put pen to paper.

Lecturers and tutors

Our teaching staff come from and maintain their links with industry. They’ll be on hand to answer all your questions about your course.

Open Day myths

What do I wear? Who do I bring? Do I even need to go? So many questions come to mind when thinking about going to University Open Days.

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Can't make the Open Day?

We’re here to guide you on your alternatives so you still get to experience Birmingham City University and everything the city has to offer.

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Save money at our Open Day

Here's our tips to help make your trip to Birmingham cost-effective without missing out on anything, from travel options and discounts to wallet-friendly activities.

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How to organise time off

Here's some tips for how to manage your Saturday job and Open Day visits to ensure you can explore your university of choice whilst keeping your boss on side!

Picture Perfect

No matter which campus you’re visiting for our Open Day, BCU is full of Instagram perfect locations just waiting to be photographed. We've picked our six favourites for you see. 

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Our next Open Day will take place in Spring 2021