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)
    • Facilities

      BSA has its own common room which is a fairly comfortable space for all of the courses in BSA to socialise at lunch times. I'm...

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      2012, 1st year, Acting

      Facilities

      BSA has its own common room which is a fairly comfortable space for all of the courses in BSA to socialise at lunch times. I'm unsure as to the social facilities for the rest of BCU.

      2012, 1st year, Acting

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    • Everyday expenses

      It is easy to manage costs if you budget an allowance for yourself each week.

      2012, 1st year, Design Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Sport

      There are plenty of sports facilities at Birmingham city university and all the sports club are friendly and fun to be a part of.

      2014, 2nd year, Medicine & Dentistry Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Everyday expenses

      cost of food at uni is extortionate! can esily spend 5 per meal, however there are plenty of places to eat around uni. while...

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      2012, 2nd year, Training Teachers Primary

      Everyday expenses

      cost of food at uni is extortionate! can esily spend 5 per meal, however there are plenty of places to eat around uni. while on placement, which is a five day week you have to make your own travel arangements, whether this be public or own car, can get very pricey, but a fraction of the cost can be recalimed

      2012, 2nd year, Training Teachers Primary

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    • The upside

      Excellent Technology/ Computing department

      2013, 3rd year, Systems Analysis & Design Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The downside

      organisation for teaching practice as quite a few students were very late getting assigned to a school

      2012, 1st year, Training Teachers Primary

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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.

Diverse local nightlife

75%

MED

Varied union activities

57%

LOW

Political

41%

MED

Creative

59%

MED

Sporty

41%

LOW

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
Student score 77% MED
% of graduates in work or further study 89% LOW
Average graduate salary £20.2k MED

Overall student satisfaction

83%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

24,385

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

82%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

32%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

61%

of students are female

Young / Mature

53%

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

University images

  • Student at work

    Student at work

  • The Millennium Point campus

    The Millennium Point campus

  • Students work together

    Students work together

  • Students play rugby

    Students play rugby

  • Student browsing the library books

    Student browsing the library books

  • Students at work

    Students at work

League table rankings

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Where it's located

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