June 2024

University College Birmingham welcomes Office for Students

By Carrie Mok

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University College Birmingham recently welcomed the Office for Students to its campus, with a visit from Chair Lord Wharton.

The visit saw Lord Wharton exploring the state-of-the-art facilities at the University (which has seen over £200 million investment), discuss curriculum development at the institution, understand the challenges seen by higher education providers across the country (including at University College Birmingham) and hear concerns from students over the cost of living.

Discussions were also centred around the University’s excellent TEF outcomes which saw the institution achieve three silvers in 2023 overall, student experience and student outcomes; and Whatuni awards in 2023 and 2022; its partnership with University of Warwick, the Access & Participation Plan; and student successes - in particular highlighting the skills and experiences which have positively impacted students’ future careers.

Lord Wharton visiting University College Birmingham's health simulation suite, complete with a six-bed hospital ward and simulation manikins.

Professor Michael Harkin, Vice-Chancellor and Principal, University College Birmingham said: “We were pleased to have welcomed Lord Wharton to University College Birmingham and share with him the myriad ways the University excels. Our exceptional student support, innovative curriculum, first-class facilities and superb teaching are all part of our commitment to delivering the skills needed for our students to have successful, fulfilling careers.”

Lord Wharton also had an open discussion with students from Tourism Management, Culinary Arts Management, Nursing and Aviation Management courses, who spoke about student life, their priorities and challenges, and their future plans after graduation. 

Lord Wharton then toured the facilities, including the cutting-edge nursing suite with simulation hospital ward and lifesize mannikins, the business trading suite in the Business School, the STEM facilities in Camden House and the Human Performance Centre within Moss House.

Find out more about University College Birmingham's world-class facilities or discover our Course A-Z.

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