Open to the public

Experience what University College Birmingham has to offer

At University College Birmingham we believe that education and knowledge should extend beyond our campus borders, which is why a number of our facilities are open to the public. Students studying hands-on, practical courses are able to perfect their skills in real-world environments, and in turn we are able to offer a variety of services at exceptional value.  

The Brasserie - Restaurant at UCB

Restaurant at Birmingham College of Food

Ranking alongside Michelin-starred venues in the city and regularly referred to as one of Birmingham's hidden gems, our restaurant offers a unique dining experience. Whilst savoring delicious à la carte dishes you will also be supporting and encouraging the development of future culinary talents.

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Treatment Rooms

The Treatment Rooms is a professional training clinic offering both beauty services as well as non-medical treatments for the face and body. Customers can get the very latest treatments using the best equipment on the market at a fraction of high street prices. 

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Digital Creative Studio Video Production at UCB

Facilities hire

We have a large number of facilities that are available for hire, from lecture theatres and meeting rooms to more specialist facilities such as kitchens and make-up studios. Please call 0121 232 4396 and speak to Anna Hughes, or email

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Cakes and Bakes

Our Cakes and Bakes cafe is in the foyer of our Summer Row campus and sells a selection of handmade bread, chocolate and confectionery products produced by our bakery students and staff.

No matter how busy it gets at Cakes & Bakes, we always offer a warm welcome. Your visit makes all the difference to the bakery students and inspires them to excel in their training. 

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Frequently asked questions

How do I book?

You can find out more information on the individual services we offer above. Each has its own booking or enquiry form, so please follow the correct link for the service you wish to book.

Are students fully qualified?

Students carrying out the services are enrolled on a college or degree course at University College Birmingham and are developing their skills by learning in a real-world environment. By visiting our facilities, you will be helping students get the essential hands-on training they need to succeed in their future field. All students are working under the expert supervision of our highly qualified lecturers.

Are prices discounted?

All of the services we offer are competitively priced to reflect the training environment. 

Should I expect services to take longer than normal?

Yes, as students are learning some services may take longer than they would outside of a training environment. If you have any queries regarding timings, please check this when you book.

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