Our Industry Links

University College Birmingham values its strong links with industry, enabling us to support our students’ future progression. We have excellent relationships with local, national and international businesses and practitioners, ensuring students have the professional skills and attributes to build a successful career.  

How UCB’s Industry Links Benefit Our Students 

  • Our links ensure students remain up-to-date with the latest industry trends
  • Learning approaches are industry-led – students benefit from practical work, courses and examples designed to encompass current practice and demands
  • Collaboration with UCB’s industry partners improves the employment prospects of graduates
  • Our vocational courses ensure students are equipped with a wide range of skills
  • Graduates are able to contribute from day one in their chosen career thanks to relevant industry experience

How We Work With Industry

  • Many of our courses include national and international industrial placements which provide extensive opportunities for learning and enrichment
  • UCB holds an Erasmus University Charter so our students can receive a grant to study for three to 12 months at one of our partner universities in the European Union 
  • International study-abroad programmes include partner universities in Australia, China, Malaysia, Thailand and the United States
  • Specialist speakers regularly visit UCB and provide invaluable insights on current trends, challenges and opportunities facing the industries we serve
  • We champion the exchange and training of staff
  • We advise on state-of-the-art, highly specialised equipment
  • We are endorsed and recognised by leading industry bodies

What Industry Says About UCB

Our Industry Endorsements

The University’s commitment to vocational training, innovation and excellence is valued and respected by our industry partners. Here is a snapshot of the professional bodies and organisations who endorse our work and support our educational ethos:

  • The Chartered Institute of Marketing

The Chartered Institute of Marketing defines the marketing standards that operate in the UK and is the global champion of best marketing practice. All UCB’s marketing courses are accredited by the CIM which allows students the opportunity to study for various CIM professional qualifications, either during or at the end of their study.

  • Chartered Management Institute

The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) promotes the highest standards in management and leadership excellence and encompasses a community of more than 100,000 members. The prestigious

Chartered Manager (CMgr) status demonstrates managerial competence and functional ability and provides recognition of professional management capability. UCB’s Business Enterprise courses have been dual accredited by the CMI. 

  • AA College Rosette, Highly Commended
  • Institute of Travel and Tourism
  • Tourism Management Institute
  • The Institute of Hospitality
  • The Tourism Society
  • Institute of Directors (West Midlands)
  • Royal Aeronautical Society
  • Tourism Concern
  • The Association of Tourism in Higher Education