Hidden Gems at BCU

From the shiny exteriors of our state-of-the-art buildings in Birmingham City Centre, you might not realise that some of these gems lie hidden away inside ready for you to uncover. Explore our campus at an Open Day and see how we've invested £340 million transforming our campus and facilities.


Parkside Building

We think it was Shakespeare who famously said ‘To frappé, or not to frappé?’, and with a Starbucks right on campus in the Parkside building, you can tell what our answer would be in this situ. The perfect pitstop to fuel yourself before lectures or working on your latest assignment.

The view from our balcony

The Curzon Building

Thanks to being slapbang in the centre of Birmingham, you can get a pretty great view of our city from a lot of places on campus, but the balcony at the top of the Curzon and Parkside building are one of your best bets. Peep the Rotunda, world’s biggest Primark and Selfridges from there.

Eagle and Ball

The Curzon Building

In the heart of Birmingham’s Eastside quarter you’ll find The Eagle and Ball, an authentic Grade II listed Victorian pub, ran by BCUSU but open to all! If you’re into great food, great deals and great entertainment then this is the place for you.


Cardigan Street

Our innovation centre, aimed at encouraging the collaboration of the arts, science, technology, engineering and maths (STEAM) sectors, is generating incredible opportunities for the West Midlands and beyond.

Eastside Jazz Club

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Birmingham’s only dedicated Jazz venue, Eastside Jazz Club has been expertly designed to create a quintessential, cosy, jazz club atmosphere. 

Rooftop Terrace

The Curzon Building

A secret only to those outside of BCU! Our ‘secret’ balcony on the new Curzon B extension is a great place to unwind after a long day and enjoy views of the Eastside Canal.

Gaming Lab

Millennium Point

Work on your headshot in our gaming labs, Millennium Point. Our School of Computing offers a few different video game based degrees, and these labs are the perfect places to test your designs and work on your gameplay. Oh, and here’s where you can beat your pals at your favourite games in your study breaks…

Engineering Labs

Millennium Point

Our industry standard engineering labs are the ideal place for you to get to grips with the latest in your field; we offer a range of engineering degrees, from automotive through to civil and electronic. Millennium Point recently underwent a £6.5 million refurb for its engineering labs, and it shows!

Tour our state-of-the-art campuses at our next Open Day.