What you can see at a BCU Open Day

  • The Shell
  • City South facilities

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're in the middle of investing £260 million in our facilities and we'll be proud to show you around at our next Open Days in 2018. Make sure you don't miss our state-of-the-art Parkside Building which includes the largest concentration of TV studios between London and Salford or the simulated operating theatre and hospital wards at our City South Campus.

Ambitious at heart

Register your interest - 2018 dates

Our Open Days provides you with the perfect opportunity to discover just what we have to offer. We're just finalising our 2018 dates, so in the meantime register your interest and we'll send you an email when you can book.

Register your interest

Enter our photo competition

Across all campuses

Take a great photo around our campuses, of our facilities or the city, tag it with #BCUOpenDay and you could win £100 in shopping vouchers. It's that easy! Term and conditions.

What not to miss...

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.

Crime scene

Crime Scene

Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences

Drop into our criminology crime scene at the Curzon Building where you can try on a blue forensics suit and help solve the mystery of who dunnit. If law's more your thing head to our realistic court room, to have a go at mooting in one of the interactive activities we have on offer.


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.