Birmingham City University

Birmingham City University

With around 22,000 students from 80 countries, Birmingham City University is a large, diverse and increasingly popular place to study. We put students at the heart of everything we do, giving them the best opportunities for future success.

The University has an enviable reputation for providing quality, student-focused education in a professional and friendly environment. Our superb courses, state-of-the-art facilities, first-rate staff, and focus on practical skills and professional relevance is producing some of the country’s most employable graduates, with the Sunday Times University Guide 2013 ranking us in the UK top 30 for the proportion of our students entering graduate-level jobs.

We put £270 million into the regional economy and support thousands of jobs in the area. We're investing £260 million in our estate, including a major expansion of our city centre campus at Eastside, providing students with an enviable range of facilities. The Complete University Guide ranked us as a top 10 UK university for spending on facilities in 2012 and 2013.

Our staff and student community is defined by our core values, which outline who we are as a University and how we will work with each other. Our core values are Excellence, People focused, Partnership working and Fairness and integrity.

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Urban M project peer review: a design-led process

Urban M collaborative project’s peer review sessions set out to analyse the relevance and transferability of maker space policies across Europe.

Innovators come together to find solutions to problems faced by the elderly

Businesses, academics and artists join forces at event aiming to create innovative solutions to the challenges elderly people face.

Industrial Mentors at Birmingham City University

The initiative allows students of sound and music courses to explore a range of potential career paths through engaging with those already working in industry.

The Makerspace Putting the Arts into STEM

Birmingham City University is proud be putting the Arts into STEM with STEAMhouse, its new collaborative centre for business innovation and creation.

Why Urban M? The thinking in the making

Project Director, Dr. Steve Harding, Birmingham City University, on the thinking that led to the Urban M project.

Vehicle crash test analysis systems

Birmingham City University has a long and deep history of industry collaboration to address real-world problems and deliver public and commercial benefit.

Q&A: 50 years on from university and industry success

NCUB spoke with French designer Patrick le Quément who studied in the UK and went on to leaving his mark in the car industry worldwide.

Recent BCU graduate now at Aston Martin shares his story

Michael Carter graduated from Birmingham City University in 2013 and now works with world renown automotive company Aston Martin. He shares his story with NCUB.

How technology  will help with healthcare issues

Senior Lecturer at Birmingham City University explains what the institution are working towards to help improve healthcare issues in an innovative way.