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Birmingham City University

Choosing a university is one of the most important decisions you will make in your life and will be influenced by many things, such as the reputation of the university, its location and facilities. BCU is situated within the City of Birmingham, which is a vibrant and successful multi cultural city. The city offers a large choice of entertainment, together with easy access to rural and historical landscapes. We are a truly international university with students enrolling from over 80 countries, bringing with them a vital and diverse contribution to the classroom. Our academics aim to equip you with the ability, self confidence and the desire to go on learning for the rest of your life. We wish you every success and we look forward to welcoming you to Birmingham City University in the near future.

Student Profile

Name: Anna Brandt
Country of Origin: Poland
Course Studying: BA Fashion Design
Most Positive aspect of your course so far: Great contact with the tutors and their eagerness to help & talk.
Sum up in 40 words how good everything is: I like the course and the people, the Uni's facilities are great, too. Birmingham is a diverse, developed-but-green and strange in a positive way city. After a month I feel settled and hoping to enjoy my time!
What do you miss from your home country: My family (my lil' sister!), my friends, real bread, milk and butter, grandma's apple cake, driving a car and the TV.
What did you forget to bring: Nail clippers, slippers, hangers.
Would you recommend BCU to friends back home: Yes, It's a good place to do your Degree!
Any other comments: Seeing autumn in UK (the beautiful skies) from my halls window on 8th floor is like watching landscape paintings. Oh and by the way - love shopping in Birmingham!!!

The City

Birmingham is a city of contrasts with the modern sitting comfortably alongside the historical. There has been a dramatic transformation over recent years and a wealth of vibrant development continues to strengthen Birmingham’s position at the nation’s heart.

Further Information

If you think Birmingham City University could be the place for you please have a look at the following useful links
EU entry requirements and more information for EU students
If you have any questions email:
Have a look at the accommodation
Maybe you would like to work on a part time or casual basis. Check out the local daily newspaper for opportunities


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