Birmingham City University
Birmingham | West Midlands
Ucas code: B25
What students say about this university801 comments (228 students)
quality of teaching on the animation courses is fairly basic, requires a lot of self teaching. Some of the tutors are very...
quality of teaching on the animation courses is fairly basic, requires a lot of self teaching. Some of the tutors are very supportive, but lack the technical skills to teach in depth disciplines.×
I study at Margaret school of art, with no on site facilities to buy food, so you have to deal with going to the main shopping...
I study at Margaret school of art, with no on site facilities to buy food, so you have to deal with going to the main shopping centre, there are a range of places to eat from 99p sandwhiches to upmarket resturants. The costs can be difficult to control depending on your friends. I found it hard to find part time work, in fact I have had to move home for the summer as I was unable to find work in Birmingham. The costs of the fine art course are quite large. Yes the university can provide materials at cost price plus 10% but these are limited and it is hard to budget costs for a term. On top of sketch books and trips etc, it can be a very costly course, more than i had imagined and budgeted for,×
Get a job! Don't rely on your loan as that in some cases will have to go on rent.Report
I have a lot of hours a week which is good Not very interesting to my personal expectations, neither challenging No practicals...
I have a lot of hours a week which is good Not very interesting to my personal expectations, neither challenging No practicals involved, lots of essays and exams. Group feedback rather then individual Facilities are very poor for my course.×
The university has a really good system for employing students in jobs on campus as much as they can, even if you don't succeed...
The university has a really good system for employing students in jobs on campus as much as they can, even if you don't succeed in getting a job within the university there are plenty of part time jobs in Birmingham City Centre. The university has several of it's own cafes and bars on campus where you can buy decent quality and reasonably priced food. On top of that right outside the Perry Barr campus there is a separate pub which always has good deals on food and drink. Transport to and from the centre of Birmingham is usually quite cheap, 2 for a single bus ticket and 2.10 for a single train ticket. Taxi prices can vary depending on which taxi firm you use I've been charged between 6 and 12 from the accommodation to new street.×
certain lecturerers are very unsupportive. Also the staff to student ratio is becoming very poor.Report
How students describe this university
Overall student satisfaction81%
of students are very or quite satisfied with this university
Number of students22,540
students attended last year
Undergraduate / Postgraduate83%
of students are undergrads
Full-time / Part-time22%
of students are part-time
Male / Female63%
of students are female
Young / Mature24%
of students aged over 21
UK / Non-UK11%
of students here are from outside the UK
Student union satisfaction66%
of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union
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