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

      The Cisco lab in millennium point is very good and the library has a wide range of books related to my course which is useful

      2013, 1st year

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    • Everyday expenses

      Campus food and art supplies are more expensive than you would find them elsewhere. Is not as cheap as the students union claims.

      2013, 1st year, Architecture Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Everyday expenses

      easy aslong as you find cheap materials e.g sketch books and paints

      2012, 1st year, Fine Art

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    • The upside

      facilities tutors

      2013, 1st year, Media Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Academic Experience

      My course is made up of at least 4 days teaching and one day independant study. The assignments range fro 2500 word essays to...

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      2013, 1st year, Training Teachers Primary

      Academic Experience

      My course is made up of at least 4 days teaching and one day independant study. The assignments range fro 2500 word essays to presentations and rationales. The feedback is always detailed and of quality givign clear points for progression. Specific to this course we have 2 ICT rooms which we have constant access to.

      2013, 1st year, Training Teachers Primary

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    • The upside

      Creative atmosphere, sense of community

      2012, 1st year, Music

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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

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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