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Celebrating 175 years at the heart of Birmingham life

From Birmingham Government School of Design formed in October 1843, see how we've transformed into the modern university of today. We've also compiled a list of 175 Brummies Who Inspire to mark the occasion.

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7th in the UK for employability

We’re committed to giving you the skills you need to progress your career. Over 97% of our students are employed or in further study within 6 months of graduating. - Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey 16/17.
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Whoever you are at heart, be you!

Whether you're social, creative or ambitious at heart, be you at Birmingham City University. There's so much going on in Birmingham – from the buzzy street markets to the unmissable transformation of the whole city - you'll be at the heart of it all! Experience our state-of-the-art facilities at one of our Open Days in 2018.

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Welcome to BCU

How do I enrol? What's on during BCU's Big Welcome? We've got all the info and advice you need for starting at BCU.

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Accommodation

We have seven halls of residence offering a range of on campus and inner city living.

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Student life

Whether you’re moving to Birmingham or you’re a Brummie at heart, there’s so much to student life here to explore.

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University news

Birmingham musicians composing for the sky

Birmingham musicians composing for the sky

British owned airline flybmi has teamed up with Birmingham City University’s Royal Birmingham Conservatoire to create a unique competition opportunity for students to compose a piece of music for the airline’s on-board entertainment systems.

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New research offers unique insight into the profile of terror attacker Khalid Masood

Criminologists at Birmingham City University have explored how Westminster terror attacker Khalid Masood may have been radicalised in prison and evaded detection by repeatedly reinventing himself using shifting identities.

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University and sports charity team up to support young people

University and sports charity team up to support young people

A Birmingham project which uses sport to improve the employability and life skills of disadvantaged young people has joined forces with Birmingham City University in an exciting new partnership.

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Student’s artwork takes off for India

Student’s artwork takes off for India

A student at Birmingham City University has presented the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, and the Mayor of the West Midlands with an award-winning piece of art that will be hand-delivered to the Indian Government as part of the first ever Midlands trade delegation to the Asian country.

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The university jewellery partnership disrupting the insurance sector

The university jewellery partnership disrupting the insurance sector

A partnership between Birmingham City University’s School of Jewellery and SBS Insurance Services in Staffordshire has been recognised as an excellent example of helping a business to improve their competitiveness and productivity.

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Calls for investment in locally built West Midlands homes which would provide £70 billion economic boost

Calls for investment in locally built West Midlands homes

Academics and industry professionals are calling on the government to fund 200,000 new locally built houses in the West Midlands, which they say would provide a £70 billion boost to the regional economy by 2030.

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