Open Day

Saturday 17 June 2017, 9am - 3pm

Ambitious at heart

Ambitious at heart

There's so much going on in Birmingham – from the buzzy street markets to the unmissable transformation the whole city is making. Study here and you'll be at the heart of it all.

Our state-of-the-art facilities are found in the heart of the city, so you'll be at the forefront of all the exciting opportunities on offer.

Come along to our Open Day to find out how we can give you the perfect platform to transform your life and kick start your new journey.

Why study with us?

Here are our top 10 reasons to choose Birmingham City University.

Get £150 free credit

Get £150 free credit

To welcome all new home and EU undergraduate students starting in 2017 or 2018, we're giving away at least £150 worth of credit to spend in a host of ways, on books and a range of learning materials. Even better, it doesn't have to be repaid.

Accredited courses


Many of our courses have internationally recognised accreditations, such as the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) and RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects).

A global city

Global city

Study with us and you'll be located at the heart of the dynamic city of Birmingham - with all the social and employment possibilities that brings.

Career support

Career support

We offer career support and advice throughout your time with us and for up to five years after you graduate. Our Graduate+ scheme embeds career-related skills into every one of our degree courses, from becoming a course rep to studying abroad.

Learn from the best

Leading experts

From the UK’s leading criminologist to a ‘Hot 100’ jeweller, our teaching staff come from and maintain links with industry, and are some of the leading figures in their fields.

Practice-based research

Practice-based research

Almost 90 per cent of our research was judged to have delivered ‘outstanding’ or ‘very considerable’ external impact (Research Excellence Framework 2014).

Transforming teaching

Transforming teaching

We have transformed our curriculum with a new range of contemporary, flexible courses with practice-based learning and international opportunities built into every stage.

Earn while you learn

Get a job on campus

Our student employment agency, OpportUNIty – Student Jobs on Campus, allows you to apply for paid roles at the University, gaining experience in crucial aspects of job applications and valuable feedback on your work.

Investing in your future

New facilities

We're investing £260 million in industry-standard, state-of-the-art facilities to ensure you have the best possible environment for practice-based learning.

Employment prospects

Skilled graduates

Our commitment to developing graduates with the skills and experience employers need means that 94 per cent of our graduates are in employment or further study within six months (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2014/15).

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Ask our students anything!

If you want to know what it's really like to study at Birmingham City University, there's no better people to ask than the students who are already here doing it. They'll be able to answer all your questions - big or small - and show you around the campus too. Make sure you say hello!

What to expect on the day

How to get the most from an Open Day

Trying to decide if a uni is the one for you in a matter of hours is like accepting a marriage proposal after a first date.

To help you take in all the info you need, we've put together a guide to help you make the most of your day. You could even go home with some useful facts about BCU, like our visitors in this video.

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Open Day myths

We de-bunk some of your common questions about going to university Open Days.

What do I need to bring?

Bring your registration email or letter to speed things up at registration. It’s a busy day, so wear comfy shoes and try to remember what course you want to study. You don’t need to bring a portfolio or proof your qualifications, you won’t be interviewed by our tutors on the spot!

Can I bring my parents?

Of course you can! A lot of students bring their parents, or a friend to Open Day, so you won’t be considered “uncool” if you bring them. It’s a great chance for them to see where you might be studying and to help you make this big decision! They might embarrass you… but we can’t control that!

Do I have to come?

Well, you don’t have to, but we’d recommend it! Although you can get lots of information from our website, nothing quite beats seeing it for yourself. Visiting our campus will give you an idea of what it’s like to live and study in Birmingham, as well as seeing our amazing facilities and tutors up close.

Can I come on my own?

Definitely. Some students turn up with family and friends but just as many turn up alone. You won’t even notice, as our staff and student ambassadors are so friendly BCU will feel like family very quickly!