Is your child looking to start university this September?
Places available on our degree courses starting this September.
We know the important role a parent plays in their child's university experience, which is why our team of dedicated advisors are here to guide both you and your child through every aspect of their application to UCB. Simply call us on 0121 604 1040.
Want to find out more about the benefits of studying with us? Take a look at our '10 reasons why you should choose UCB' video here. You can also read about some of our student's experiences below.
We're based in the heart of Birmingham city centre, and many of our degrees are accredited by the University of Birmingham. In 2019/20 our three campuses will become four with the opening of our new, £42 million Moss House building. We have a dedicated careers, employability and placements service to support students during thier studies, and being a small institution means the focus is on each individual student - they will never be a face in the crowd.
Everyone has the same passion and drive at UCB, from the lecturers to the students. It is an amazing place to learn about food, wine and service. For culinary skills, UCB is the top of its league. I did a placement year in the South of France near Marseille. It was an incredible experience. I had the independence of living on my own in a foreign country and my French now is really good. I did six months as a pastry chef and six months front of house learning about the wines and talking to customers. I graduated in 2015 and I am now assistant restaurant manager at Michelin-starred restaurant Carters of Moseley, training to be a sommelier. It is a great position because you can take it to so many places, not just career-wise but travelling all over the world.
I’ve always been interested in events. I chose UCB because this course really focused on the events industry and was an in-depth, hands-on course. The best part of the course is being able to gain industry experience alongside my studies and enable me to develop a portfolio of my work to show potential employers. I was an intern at Birmingham Airport for Enterprise for three months. After demonstrating what I was capable of, I was promoted to Campus Brand Manager and now establish links and professional relationships on behalf of Enterprise with colleges and universities within the area. I currently do this part-time alongside my studies at UCB.
Graduating from University College Birmingham with Hospitality and Tourism Management allowed me to develop excellent analytical skills and improve my problem-solving ability in the work place. I am now pursuing an MBA International Human Resource where I implement the strategy I learned at UCB. This has given me a solid understanding of the qualitative tools used by managers. My experience at both UCB and the various work environments I have been in have been rewarding to me educationally and professionally. Yet I realise I have only scratched the surface and I would like to continue my education so I can fulfil my ultimate goal of becoming an invaluable asset.
I like UCB because your opinion is encouraged and it matters. The University’s contacts with industry professionals are very good. Your career opportunities are bountiful. If you put the hard work in and seek employment, there is no reason why you cannot find a job. Food is an ever-growing and adapting field of work and there are always opportunities. I want to go into product development or become a development chef. They are creative jobs. I enjoy the thinking process and the research, but I still want to work with food.