Help and advice
If you're heading to uni soon, you're bound to have loads of questions about how best to prepare, and what you need to know. We've put together some handy info so you can start your uni experience in the best way possible!
What to take to uni
Packing for uni? Here’s our top tips on what to take and what you can leave at home!Read more
Finance and budgeting
We cover all you need to know about finance and budgeting before, during and after uni.Read more
How to make friends
Nervous about making friends? Check out our top 3 ways to put yourself out there and make connection at uni.Read more
Preparing for the academic side of uni
Find out more about the shift to university study and how to get yourself ready.Read more
Freshers' guide to Birmingham
We’ve compiled the ultimate guide to exploring Birmingham as a fresher.Read more
Are you ready for uni?
Not sure if you're fresher material quite yet? Take our quiz to see just how ready you are for university life!Read more
GET READY FOR UNI: THE PODCAST!
Wondering what university has in store? First-year students Ethan and Libby host BCU's Get Ready for Uni podcast, where they discuss their experiences of studying at university so far. From managing money for the first time, to discovering a new city, they cover all of the big questions you might have about making the transition to university life.
Preparing for university
Birmingham City University students, Jess, Tierney and Shelby are here to advise you on how you should be preparing for university
A-Z Guide of Birmingham
If you're new to Birmingham, discover all you need to know about the city and what makes it special in our A-Z Guide.Explore Birmingham
Becoming a brummie - the Birmingham dictionary
It’s not just the dialect, Birmingham’s local arts, food and culture sites have their own language too, we’ve demystified the terms you might hear.Read more
26 facts you didn't know about Birmingham
We all know Birmingham is the UK's second city. But what makes it really great, you might ask? Here's 26 interesting facts you might not know about Brum.Discover
Get ready for uni: LIVE!
Starting university this September? We hosted a series of live talks, with sessions from real students and expert staff. From making friends to budgeting, getting work experience to feeling motivated, our sessions will be a productive and fun way to get ready for university this Summer.