What you can see at a BCU Open Day

  • City South extension Open Day facilities
  • Group study area
  • The Hive lecture theatre
  • Green Screen
  • City South facilities
  • The Shell

Looking around the facilities is one of the most important parts of going to a University Open Day. You'll be able to get a real feel for whether it's the right place for you after you've got your hands on the kit!

We've just finished investing £260 million in our facilities and we'll be proud to show you around at our next Open Day. Our Curzon Building extension is just months old and our new building at City South Campus only opened for the first time this Spring.

Ambitious at heart

Open Days 2018

Our Open Day provides you with the perfect opportunity to discover just what we have to offer.

Download the Open Day programme

Get more detailed information and a full programme of the day's talks and events.

What not to miss...

New specialist facilities

Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences

A £41 million new building at our City South Campus opened this Spring. In addition to classrooms, a lecture theatre, social learning spaces, an open access IT suite and cafe facilities, it offers a range of specialist teaching and learning facilities for specific areas such as sports nutrition, physiotherapy, laboratories and a sports hall. Here's a sneak preview.

Brand new study areas

Curzon Building

Our 100,000 square foot extension to the Curzon Building only opened in January this year! Check out The Hive whilst you're there, it's a new innovative group working lecture theatre. The building also has over 64 computers and 96 laptops for students to use as well as an all important coffee pod.

TV studio

TV Studios

Parkside Building

As part of our tours you will have the opportunity to visit our state-of-the-art £62 million Parkside Building. The building includes TV and radio studios, Avid editing suites, a moving image theatre, photography studios and fantastic recording facilities, all designed to industry-standard working methods and technology.


Simulated healthcare equipment

Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences

Our health courses are taught in the £30 million Seacole Building, where state-of-the-art facilities include a fully functional radiography suite, a 3D imaging diagnostic suite, a simulated operating theatre and hospital wards, and a fully-equipped birthing room. A further £41 million building will open soon, providing a new home for our education, sports and life sciences courses.

Engineering workshop

Formula car and workshops

Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment

If you're interested in our engineering or computing courses, head over to the Faculty's home at Millennium Point on our City Centre Campus. You can see our Formula Student car workshop and get hands-on in our computer games studio.

School of art - Margaret street

School of Art

Margaret Street

Founded in 1885, the Birmingham School of Art's inspiring Victorian design features original stained glass windows, mosaic floors, and hand-carved bannisters, alongside contemporary architecture and the latest specialist student workspaces. Make sure you take a look at our students' work whilst you're here - on display as part of the Inspired Festival.

School of Jewellery

School of Jewellery

Vittoria Street

Find out why the School is internationally renowned as you look around our unrivalled facilities and meet our expert teaching staff. You can also take a walking tour over to our Assay Office, to see the highest specification of equipment available for gemmological education within the UK.