Birmingham City University, situated in the centre of Birmingham, is the second largest university in the city and is spread across two main campuses. Over the past few years it has invested over £260 million into state-of-the-art facilities. These include biomedical science labs, a mock operating theatre, a crime scene room and the largest concentration of TV studios between London and Salford.
It is possible for students to earn while studying through the student employment agency OpportUNIty, which helps students fit a job around their own study programme and commitments. The institution also has plenty of industry partnerships, making it easy for students to gain work experience and internships.
Students have the chance to study abroad during their time at the University through an exchange programme or with Erasmus+, helping them to stand out from the crowd after graduation while making new friends and gaining new experiences. The University also offers the chance to take part in a summer programmes with partner universities around the world.
Birmingham City University has a dedicated Career Support team, which has resulted in 94% of graduates finding work within six months of finishing their degree. Students can book in to see Career Consultants to help with all aspects of their career plan as well as offering advice with searching for a job. Additional resources are available to help with things like succeeding at interviews and writing a stand-out CV.
Students are supported by a range of services during their time studying, which focus on things such as financial advice, disabled students, childcare, mentoring, counselling and information on visa and immigration.