BCU Open Day

Open Day

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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 and our campus. Study here at you'll be at the heart of it all. Experience our state-of-the-art facilities at our next Open Day on Saturday 24 March.

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Win the ultimate BCU Open Day experience

Win the ultimate #BCUOpenDay experience

We're offering one lucky winner the chance to experience the best of what Birmingham has to offer with a weekend package worth almost £400.

Just register for our upcoming Open Day by Sunday 18 March to be in with a chance of winning a hotel stay, £100 in shopping vouchers and two tickets to the Independent Birmingham food festival with food and drink vouchers and two tickets to The Sea Life Centre Birmingham.

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Is Birmingham City University right for me?

Here's our top reasons to choose Birmingham City University.

94% graduates employed or in further study

Nine in 10 graduates are employed or in further study

We're committed to developing graduates with the skills employers need - 94 per cent are in employment or further study within six months (DLHE Survey 2014/15).

£260 million invested in our campuses

Investing in your future

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

Earn while you learn - jobs on campus

Earn while you learn

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.

Work experience and placements

Work experience and placements

You'll have the chance to gain industry and professional practice experience through work placements and Erasmus years abroad. We work with companies like Microsoft, Jaguar Land Rover and Sky UK.

Get £150 free credit for learning materials

Get £150 free credit for books and learning materials

To welcome all new undergraduate degree students starting in 2017 or 2018, we're giving away at least £150 worth of credit to spend in a host of ways.

Internationally accredited courses

Internationally accredited courses

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

Study in Birmingham: a global city

A global city

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

Learn from the best - expert staff

Learn from the best

From one of the UK’s most well known criminologists to a ‘Hot 100’ jeweller, our teaching staff come from and maintain links with industry.

Practice-based research - 90% outstanding

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).

Applicant Taster Days

After you have applied, you may be invited to an Applicant Taster Day to find out more about the University and our courses.

If this is relevant to you, an invite – including timings and activities for the day – will be sent to you. Applicant Taster Days take place between February and April.

What to expect on the day

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!

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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Getting here

To help you find your way to the UK's second largest city, we've put together some handy travel directions for you.

Remember to leave plenty of time so that you can have a good look around our campus, book your place on an accommodation tour and check out the city. Happy travels!

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Open Day - June 2017 - how to get here
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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!