Virtual Open Day Replay
This is a replay from our last Virtual Open Day we hosted in November 2021. For the most up-to-date Open Day experience, we recommend visiting us in-person at our next Open Day.
Live stream: Replay
Welcome to our Virtual Open Day. Join us from our Bradshaw Hall as we showcase a series of talks designed to give you all the information you need about studying at Birmingham City University.
On these pages you can also virtually tour our facilities and accommodation, and experience what Birmingham has to offer.
Live from Bradshaw Hall
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- Accommodation Q&A
- Reina Lewis (Accommodation Services)
- Welcome from the Vice Chancellor
- Professor Philip Plowden and Bilal Hussain
- Personal statement advice
- Michaela Jenkins (Student Engagement and Recruitment Team)
- Student Finance: Everything you need to know
- Marc Alner (Student Engagement and Recruitment Team)
- Your Students' Union on student life (presentation and Q&A session)
- Asha Stewart (Vice President, Opportunities and Community)
- Careers and personal development Q&A
- Jaime Cox (Careers+) and Clair Zawada (Academic Development Department)
- Admissions Q&A
- Stephen Grice and Indy Virdee (Admissions)
- Disability, finance, mental health and wellbeing Q&A
- Kate Waugh (Disability Services), Jackie Bryant (Careers), Alison Cullen (Wellbeing Services)
- BCU Sport and foundation programmes Q&A
- Adam Crowle (BCU Sport) and Mark Hetherington (foundation programmes)
Here you'll find everything you need to know about BCU.
We'll take you through the range of accommodation options available at BCU, the application process and the key deadlines, with a talk from staff and lots of information on living in halls, plus a tour of BCU accommodation, University Locks.More about accommodation
Writing about yourself is one of the most difficult things to do, so to help you put pen to paper, we've compiled a load of useful information to ensure your personal statement hits the spot.More on personal statements
Finance is one of the key issues when deciding to take a higher education course. You may be feeling anxious about your finances and wondering how you will manage to pay your tuition fees, living expenses and all the costs associated with going to university.More about student finance
Higher and degree apprenticeships are a high-quality alternative to a traditional university degree. They allow apprentices to achieve a higher education qualification while working full-time and gaining experience in the workplace.More on apprenticeships
Come with us as we take you around our City Centre, City South, School of Art and School of Jewellery campuses, showing off our amazing state-of-the-art facilities and more throughout the day.Take a virtual tour
You’ll find a diverse and welcoming environment at BCU. We’re a modern and dynamic international university, with staff, students and alumni from more than 100 countries. Find out what it's like to study at BCU as an international student.Find out more
We have a number of information sessions available to provide you with insight into the key areas of university life. Take a look around our university campus and our buildings, find out what questions we are regularly asked by parents and hear advice from current students about going to university for the first time.
BCUSU are here to make sure you have the best possible experience at University. Their job is to represent you and enhance your time at BCU, by providing a variety of services and activities to ensure you not only have a fantastic time during your studies, but that you leave with the confidence, skills and experience that will get you your dream job.BCUSU
Find out about the student support offered at BCU including mental health and wellbeing, student governance and disability support - there's a talk, plus lots of information available to set your mind at ease if you're worried about starting university.Supporting students
Parents and Guardians
Find out how you can support your child through the application process by watching our parent talk and visiting our guidance hub. Plus, find out why our students chose BCU and why it could be the right choice for your child.Supporting parents