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Welcome to BCU


Welcome to BCU checklist

  • 1. Complete your enrolment

    Once you’ve accepted your unconditional offer, you can start your online enrolment as soon as you receive an invitation from us.

  • 2. Sort your accommodation

    Make sure you know when you can move in to your accommodation and what you need to bring with you.

  • 3. Set up your finances

    During enrolment, we’ll ask you how you’re paying your tuition fees. It’s important to sort your fees payments as soon as possible.

  • 4. Get set up with IT

    Once you've enrolled, we'll send you your BCU email address and password to access all of our online services.

  • 5. Look out for your ID card

    Your student ID card will be sent in the post to you once you've completed your online enrolment. If we can't send it to you in the post, you'll be sent some information about when and where to collect your student ID card.

  • 6. Note down our term dates

    Our term dates outline when the majority of teaching takes place for each semester and any assessment weeks during the year.

  • 7. Check out your timetable

    You will be able to access your timetable on the homepage of  iCity  from 6 September 2021. Your timetable will also include any activities for your course during Welcome Week.

  • 8. Read about your induction

    Your course induction is key to starting your course on the right foot. Search all your course induction information in the box below.

  • 9. Plan your journey to Brum

    Whether you’re getting here by bus, train, bike, car or hoofing it, we’ve got your back with routes and discounts.

  • 10. Get the essentials ready

    If you're eligible for the £150 credit, find out how you can start spending on books, supplies and other equipment for your course.

Find your Course Induction Info

Your course induction will give you all the key information about your course and will be the first time you meet your lecturers.

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What to expect

We want you to know as far as possible what learning and teaching will look like for the 2021/22 academic year, including how your course will be taught.

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Preparing for uni

Heading to university in September? We've put together some handy information to help you get ready for student life.

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Before you arrive

Your life as a BCU student starts now, so it's time to plan ahead and get the essential stuff sorted before you arrive at university.

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When you get here

Once you get here, we’ve got a host of activities planned to get you stuck in to life at BCU, which kicks off with Welcome Week.

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International students

Starting university is hard enough let alone in a different country. We want to give you the best experience in the UK.

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Doctoral students

Our Research team has pulled together some helpful information for you including advice from our current PhD students.

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Help and support

There’s a lot to get your head around in during your first few days here and beyond, but there’s plenty of help at hand.

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Vice-Chancellor's welcome

I am delighted to welcome you to Birmingham City University and our inspiring community of students, staff and alumni. 

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More information

  • FAQs

  • Campuses and maps

  • Social media

  • Student contract

  • Coronavirus info


Find answers to a range of questions about joining BCU, from enrolment to getting set up with your access to BCU systems.

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Campuses and maps

Find out more about facilities, latest developments, accessibility and parking at each campus, along with maps and travel directions.

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Social media

Discover more about life at BCU and keep up with the latest from campus on our BCU social media channels.

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Student contract

When you accept an offer of a place, you enter into a contract with the University which includes obligations on both sides. See our latest Terms and Conditions and what we expect of you as a student.

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Coronavirus info

Find information about the changes the University has implemented to ensure staff and student safety, plus frequently asked questions about our Coronavirus policies and Government restrictions.

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