The University was founded in 1900 on an anti-discrimination ethos accepting men and women on an equal basis. Today, as a community of over 145 nationalities in one of the UKs most vibrant cities, we remain committed to promoting equality, diversity and fairness irrespective of age, disability, gender, pregnancy or marital status, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation or transgender status.
The University continue this tradition today and have ambitions for a future that will embed the work and recognition of the Birmingham name on the international stage.Universities are never complete. They develop as new challenges and opportunities occur. At Birmingham the staff innovate and push the frontiers of understanding; they ask new research questions, they turn theory through experiment into practice – because that’s what great universities do.The University of Birmingham is governed by Council and Senate. It is managed by the University Executive Board, chaired by the Vice-Chancellor.
As a research-intensive university, Birmingham is committed to research that is pioneering in terms of its originality and distinctiveness, significance and rigour. Their vision is to inspire today’s brightest researchers to make a major impact on global society, and to become the leaders of tomorrow in whatever field they pursue.Their vision is one where the transfer of knowledge and technology - generated from our research into the economy, policy and society - is an embedded and natural component of our activity, as important and relevant as the knowledge generation itself.
The University’s Professional Services, located both centrally in Corporate Services and in the Colleges, work in partnership with academics to support the academic mission of the University. Professional Services are led by the Registrar & Secretary.
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The University of Birmingham is a fantastic choice for your academic study. The thriving campus with its beautiful grounds, friendly community and excellent facilities, will quickly make you feel at home. They offer you a huge variety of exciting activities to get involved in, outside of your studies, too.International student supportWhen choosing to study at the University of Birmingham you can be assured that you will have access to all the necessary support services to make your time here fun and enjoyable, as well as educational. The services on offer range from International Welcome week through to free English language classes and our dedicated International Students Advisory Service.
The University offers competitively priced bed and breakfast accommodation at The Conference Park adjacent to the Edgbaston campus. If you have family members or friends visiting the University or Birmingham city centre - just a short train ride from the University station. Find out more about bed and breakfast options. The Conference Park also has a restaurant, open to non-residents, and it is an ideal location for a celebration or for a relaxed sunday lunch.
Members of the local community are welcome to come and use our extensive library. Housing some 2.7million books in total, along with a wealth of journals and other printed sources, we are confident we will be able to help you find the information you are looking for. You are entitled to 10 visits in a 12 month period for free .
Anyone wishing to commission filming, record a podcast, undergo media training or wanting to make a general enquiry about the range of professional media services offered by the University, is welcome to contact the University's Media Centre using the contact details provided on their website. Find out about the Media Centre.
The University offers a range of quality childcare facilities, which are available to staff and students and members of the public. Find out about day nurseries.
An oasis amidst the bustle of Birmingham, the Universitys campus offers a wealth of facilities and services, which are open for all to use. Everything from museums, shops, collections of rare books, sports facilities, business support and a farmers market are available for you to access and enjoy.The University offers the variety of services and facilities you would expect to see in a small town. With the majority of these located on our central 250 acre campus, we are confident that you will be able to find what you are looking for within easy reach, whether you are in Birmingham or anywhere around the world.
The sports centre offers public membership which provides access to our swimming pool, fully-equipped gym, squash and badminton courts and our range of fitness programmes. The University also runs holiday activities for children and a range of other all-year-round activities, which adults and children alike can enjoy.
The BEng, MEng and MSc degree programmes are accredited by the Institutions of Civil and Structural Engineers, and are compatible with the latest guidelines for professional engineering registration.
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