Birmingham City University successfully combines innovative teaching and learning, sector-leading student support and effective partnerships with some of the country’s leading employers. Its commitment to developing graduates with the skills and experience employers need means that 94 per cent of its students are in employment or further study within six months of graduating (DLHE survey 2014/15).
Its courses focus on practice-led, knowledge-based learning, providing students with access to cutting-edge facilities and real-world experience. The University enjoys almost 40 professional accreditations and has a well-established reputation for delivering in-company training and development programmes, working with some of the country’s leading employers.
The University is mid-way through a £260 million investment programme in its estates and facilities, including The Parkside Building for design and media students, which opened in 2013, and The Curzon Building, which houses business, law, social science and English courses as well as new library, IT and student support facilities – both at the City Centre Campus. A new home for Birmingham Conservatoire and additional teaching space at the City Centre and City South campuses, will follow in 2017.
Birmingham City University has a reputation for widening participation and working with local communities. It welcomes a broad mix of cultures and nationalities, and over half of its 23,500 students come from the city or the surrounding area. There are also over 2,600 international and EU students from around 80 countries who are attracted by the social and ethnic mix of the University’s student population.
The work undertaken by the University’s research staff and research students is not only enriching its courses, it is literally shaping the world. In the Research Excellence Framework 2014, which measures universities’ research performance, 90 per cent of Birmingham City University’s total submission was judged to have delivered ‘outstanding’ or ‘very considerable’ impact externally.
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