Birmingham City University
Birmingham City University is the second largest of five universities in the city, the other four being Aston University, University of Birmingham, University College Birmingham, and Newman University.
The university has three main campuses serving four faculties, and offers courses in art and design, business, the built environment, computing, education, engineering, English, healthcare, law, the performing arts, social sciences, and technology. A £125million extension to its campus in the city centre of Birmingham, part of the Eastside development of a new technology and learning quarter, is opening in two stages, with the first phase having opened its doors in 2013.
ASK @ Birmingham City University is our unique e-mentoring scheme for students and graduates. The scheme offers alumni the opportunity to mentor current students or to be mentored by another graduate of the University.
To get involved in Ask@BCU all you need is an internet connection. The only commitment we ask is a willingness to make regular contact with your mentoring partner.
We are always interested in expanding our portfolio of mentoring opportunities, therefore if you have any ideas of how mentoring could help you, others, or your business then we would be delighted to hear from you.
Once you’ve found the course you’d like to apply for, it’s important that you make sure you have, or are aiming to achieve, the entry requirements for that course, which can include both academic and non-academic elements.
What is the purpose of having entry requirements?
We want you to succeed with your studies, so you need to be able to demonstrate that you’re capable of coping with the rigours of studying at the level you’re applying for. Some subjects may require a certain level of knowledge of that subject or related ones, or you may need appropriate experience in a particular discipline or area.
How do I find out the entry requirements for my course?
Entry requirements can be found in the individual course listings in our courses section. Look under the ‘Entry Requirements’ tab for your course.
We try to ensure our application process is as straightforward as possible. The process of applying for a place to study at Birmingham City University varies depending on your course and level of study.
Whether you’re a new starter or a returning student, our Accommodation Services team can help you find somewhere to live in Birmingham.
We offer accommodation in University-owned and private Halls of Residence at various locations throughout the city, and work with private companies to supply accommodation close to our city centre campuses.
Accommodation includes standard and en suite rooms suitable for undergraduate students.
Once you arrive in the UK it will be really important to get to your accommodation safely. This section contains information of what transport is available to your accommodation from your point of arrival into the UK.
In your first couple of days it’s a good idea to call home and let family and friends know you’ve arrived safely. In addition you’ll need to buy food and drinks and other items which you may not have been able to carry with you. This section provides information of where you can purchase these items.
This section will also give you information that you may need during these first few days with regards to enrolment on your course and how to register with the police, if this is a requirement of your visa.
As part of your course induction you will be given details of your course enrolment session. If for any reason you miss this session you will be notified by email of the mop-up sessions you can attend to complete your enrolment.
If you do not bring the above documents and payment to your on-campus enrolment session you will not be able to enrol. Until you have enrolled you will not have full access to the University’s services and facilities. Ultimately failure to enrol will result in you being reported to the UKVI and being sent home.