Our early history can be traced back to the five individual colleges which would be brought together as The City of Birmingham Polytechnic in 1971.
The Careers and Job Prospects service aims to help develop and improve the employability of our students and graduates. We provide specialist one-to-one advice, careers management sessions and employment activities covering:
We are here to help you make the most of your time at the University. We provide high quality services that support you, enhance your learning experience and are responsive to your changing needs, before, during and after university.
As an international student you are guaranteed Birmingham City University accommodation for the duration of your course.
Library and Learning Resources has four libraries: Curzon, Mary Seacole, School of Art and School of Jewellery. Each of these contains a wealth of printed material to support the course taught at their respective campus. A variety of study space is available.
The IT team offers helpful technical support.
Our professional and confidential Health and Wellbeing services offer support for your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing, helping you to make the most out of your time at university. We can help you with:
City South Campus in Edgbaston, to the south of the City Centre, is home to our Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences. We have a wide range of courses in health and social care, education (teacher training and non-teacher training), life sciences, and sport, and our students benefit from practical learning facilities – from a mock operating theatre and hospital wards, laboratories and sports clinics, and specialised education facilities.
Sport and exercise offer great benefits both physically and mentally. As a student at BCU, you'll have the chance to try out a new sport or activity or join a weekly session with no strings attached! You'll be able to stay active while you study, meet new people and feel great.
The eight court sports hall has a semi-sprung wood floor and is marked out for:
As a BCU student you are automatically a member of your Students’ Union and have access to the wide range of fantastic services and facilities on offer!
BCUSU will be behind some of the biggest events at the University, such as BCU's Big Welcome and Graduation Ball. They also offer over 100 sports teams, societies and media groups for you to get involved in. Whatever your interests, they’ve got it covered!
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.