It’s 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.



 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.


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 We’ll send you an event guide to help you plan your day and find your way: This includes a campus map, a schedule of talks and tours, and info about the drop-in information desks you’ll find on the day.

 Use your QR code for quick and easy check-in on the day: Have your programme handy to whiz through check-in with minimal queueing.

 We’ll send you helpful emails with exclusive content: We’ll keep you updated with student stories and news about what students studying your subject area are doing. We’ll also post you super-useful exclusive guides like ‘The Personal Statement Checklist’. Or if you'd prefer not to, you can opt out at any time.


The city

If you’re not from the area, then you should definitely check out:

 Food and Drink: The food and drink scene in Birmingham is thriving. Our street food festivals are award-winning and our restaurants are Michelin starred – well four are, the most out of any UK city outside of London. The city is packed with well-known top chains, full to the brim with a variety of independent cafés and bars (many offering student and other discounts) and the speciality supermarkets, butchers, bakers and farmer's markets make it a foodie's haven. 

 Nightlife: Birmingham has nightlife covered. There’s a reason it’s a must-visit destination for revellers all over the country. If it’s big clubs and bars playing the latest hits, then Broad Street is for you. Prefer the underground? Then Digbeth’s venues are where to visit. For the more bohemian night out, the independent scene of Moseley and Kings Heath is perfect.

 Shopping: The famous Bullring is packed with modern, glossy, big brand shops. It’s always developing, opening new stores and staying on trend. The brand new multi-million pound Grand Central has brought a new element to the shopping scene where shops and food, brands and independents live hand in hand. 

 Sport: Whether you're interested in sport as a participant or a spectator, Birmingham has plenty to offer. It’s home to three leading football clubs – Aston Villa, Birmingham City and West Bromwich Albion. International cricket takes place at the world famous Edgbaston cricket ground. 


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