Birmingham City University is situated in the vibrant and diverse centre of Birmingham and is the second-largest university in the city. The university has a rich history and multicultural community, providing students with a unique and enriching experience. Spread across two main campuses, it has invested over GBP 340 million into state-of-the-art facilities, including new biomedical science labs, a mock operating theatre, a crime scene room and broadcasting facilities. Birmingham is also one of the greenest cities in Europe, offering botanical gardens and parks for students to relax in.
It is possible 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 experience. The university also offers the chance to take part in a summer programme with partner universities around the world.
Birmingham City University has a dedicated Career Support team, which has resulted in over 97% of graduates finding work – or going on to further study – within six months of finishing their degree (Destination of Leavers from HE survey 2017/18). Students can book in to see Career Consultants for help with all aspects of their career plan and advice on searching for jobs. Further resources are available when it comes to interview preparation or writing outstanding CVs.
There is excellent student support through a number of services, which focus on everything from financial advice, childcare support and information on visas and immigration, to mentoring and counselling.