Find out what it's like to study at University College Birmingham
Experience what it's like to be a University College Birmingham student wherever you are with our Virtual Open Day. Discover more about our courses from the subject lecturers, find out about our city-centre accommodation and take a tour around our world-class facilities.
Welcome from our Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Michael Harkin
"University is an experience like no other. Supporting students is paramount at University College Birmingham. Our doors are always open, whether you are looking for guidance on writing dissertations, help with job interviews or need support from our health and wellbeing team. You are never just a number. We are renowned for our industry-focused degrees that combine academic theory with practical skills and powerful placements that prepare you for the real life of work."
Discover more about our courses
Want to find out more about the courses we offer? Click below to discover more about the course you are interested in and hear from our subject lecturers.
Make our accommodation your home from home
To help you adjust, in your first year, you are guaranteed a place in our halls of residence. And unlike most universities, there are no upfront costs, we won’t even charge you a deposit. Living at our student accommodation puts the best of both worlds on your doorstep. You’ll be part of a friendly campus surrounded by supermarkets, banks, cafés, student budget restaurants and rail and coach stations, and living in one of Britain’s most exciting and diverse cities.
Canalside accommodation in the heart of the city, just 15 minutes’ walk from Summer Row.
Located just 150 yards from Summer Row - the perfect spot if you want to be near our campuses
Take a look around our world-class facilities
Excellent teaching goes hand-in-hand with excellent facilities. Supported by our ongoing £130 million investment in our new campuses, equipment and resources, UCB’s facilities are nothing short of world class.
All of our campuses are within a short walking distance of each other in the heart of the city centre. Discover more about our campuses.
Why choose University College Birmingham?
It’s crucial you pick a university that feels right for you – and where you will be happy. It needs to be somewhere that will help you achieve your goals, beyond what you could have ever expected. That's why we would love to welcome you to University College Birmingham - a small institution with big opportunities. Somewhere that you can bring your passion to life.
Take a look at our video below, and see for yourself, or view our top 10 reasons to study with us.
We're here to support you
Whatever help you need to succeed, our support teams are committed to giving all students the advice, skills and practical tools to discover their full potential. Whether it's financial support you're looking for or discovering what opportunities the Guild of Students can provide you with, we are here to help.
Health and wellbeing
Good health and wellbeing are crucial for productive study and our free and confidential health and wellbeing team is here for you. We encourage healthy lifestyles and positive mental health, which includes helping you with any study stresses and personal difficulties.
Academic Skills Centre
Our Academic Skills Centre provides a mix of support sessions and one-to-one appointments covering a wide range of study skills, from understanding and planning your assignments to research and referencing.
Explore Birmingham's buzzing city centre
We're lucky enough to be based in the heart of Birmingham's vibrant city centre. It's home to the youngest population of any major European city – under-25s account for nearly 40% of the population – and there is a high graduate retention rate among the 65,000 students who choose to study here. Find out more about studying and living in Birmingham.