Birmingham City University

Birmingham | West Midlands

City

Ucas code: B25

Birmingham City University is a haven of creative talent spread across eight city campuses. With such a diverse range of courses on offer, catering for a mix of students, we provide a wealth of experiences to be involved in. Frank Skinner and X-Factor finalist Rhydian Roberts are among our famous alumni. Recent fashion grad Becky Short has a famous fan - Lady Gaga has been snapped wearing one of her designs.
Source:Birmingham City Students' Union

What students say about this university

Dialog 801 comments (228 students)
    • Everyday expenses

      Cost of transport is alot each year. The drinks on campus are mediocre prices when I visit them. As for other costs I have...

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      2012, 2nd year, Prose Writing

      Everyday expenses

      Cost of transport is alot each year. The drinks on campus are mediocre prices when I visit them. As for other costs I have those at home.

      2012, 2nd year, Prose Writing

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    • Nightlife

      Great range of pubs, clubs, bars and restaurants for any price range. Theres regularly student nights for cheap prices

      2014, 2nd year, Property Development

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    • Academic Experience

      The Accounting and Finance course has been pretty interesting to me considering I came onto the course as someone who had never...

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      2013, 1st year, Accountancy

      Academic Experience

      The Accounting and Finance course has been pretty interesting to me considering I came onto the course as someone who had never done Accounting before. Within a typical week you spend about 3-5 in lecture and 8-10 hours in seminars which allows your tutor to also help explain things in more detail which you may not have understood in the lecture. In your first year you complete four modules; Fundamentals of Financial Accounting, Fundamentals of Management Accounting, Business, Economics & Law and Professional & Financial Skills. All these modules pick up from the basics on accounting and I would recommend to any prospective student to put at least 2 hours of out-of-uni hours into self learning for each module. The to fundamentals modules are seminar based and will require note taking as well as answering questions to show understanding. Both modules have a coursework element and will require the use of computers. The p&f skills module is mainly computer based and is quite enjoyable as you learn how to use excel and access for accounting needs as well as create your own e-portfolio page and also show off your research and presentation abilities. The BE&L module is solely coursework based. The economics is a test which evaluates your understanding whilst the business law is a essay piece.

      2013, 1st year, Accountancy

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    • The downside

      could do better on helping cross campus relationships as the campuses we have are dotted all over Birmingham and its hard to...

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      2013, 2nd year, Technologies Not Elsewhere Classified

      The downside

      could do better on helping cross campus relationships as the campuses we have are dotted all over Birmingham and its hard to travel to and from each one in any given time period

      2013, 2nd year, Technologies Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Everyday expenses

      There are local shops and supermarkets, places to eat, etc, such as Asda, KFC, McDonalds. Some of the food on the campus is...

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      2012, 1st year, Law By Area Not Elsewhere Classified

      Everyday expenses

      There are local shops and supermarkets, places to eat, etc, such as Asda, KFC, McDonalds. Some of the food on the campus is quite decently priced whereas some products are expensive and over priced, but this is my opinion. Some of the university staff provide new job vacancies that may be of interest to students, as well as career talks and helpful advice. You have to pay quite a lot of money for books and materials for the course, but this is presumably anticipated. Transport may be quite expensive if you live far away from the campus.

      2012, 1st year, Law By Area Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Academic Experience

      essays and exams are hard to prepare for sometimes with the placements and group work that running at the same time.

      2013, 1st year, Adult Nursing

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 12,500 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Creative

59%

MED

Varied union activities

57%

LOW

Diverse local nightlife

75%

MED

Political

41%

MED

Sporty

41%

LOW

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 91% LOW
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Student score 77% MED

Overall student satisfaction

83%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

22,085

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

84%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

23%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

63%

of students are female

Young / Mature

25%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

11%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

68%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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  • Students play rugby

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  • Student browsing the library books

    Student browsing the library books

  • Students at work

    Students at work

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