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Culinary Arts Management MA / PGDip

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Culinary Arts Management BA (Hons) Top-up

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Culinary Arts Management BA (Hons) / FdA

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Professional Chef FdA

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Chef Cookery Courses Level 2 and Level 3 (Professional Cookery)

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Chef de Partie Apprenticeship Level 3

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Mixology, Advanced Wine, Supervision and Events Level 3

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Food and Nutrition BSc (Hons) Top-up

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Food and Nutrition BSc (Hons) / FdSc

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Hair and Media Make-up Level 2

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Finance and Accounting BSc (Hons) / FdSc

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Early Childhood Studies BA (Hons) Top-up

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Specialist Hair and Media Make-up BA (Hons) / FdA

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Early Childhood Studies BA (Hons)

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Prosthetics for Film and Television MA

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Football Business Management FdA

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Events Management BA (Hons) Top-up

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Childhood Education Studies BA (Hons) Top-up (Online)

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International Hospitality and Tourism Management BA (Hons) Top-up

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Marketing Management for Events, Hospitality and Tourism MA / PGDip

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Events Management (with placement) BA (Hons) / FdA

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Aesthetic Practitioner BA (Hons) / FdA

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Aviation and Airport Management BA (Hons) / FdA

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International Hospitality and Tourism Management BA (Hons) / FdA

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International Tourism Management BA (Hons) / FdA

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Business Enterprise BA (Hons) Top-up

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Digital Marketing BA (Hons) Top-up

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Sports Management BA (Hons) Top-up

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Business Enterprise BA (Hons) / FdA

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Business Management BA (Hons) / FdA

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Digital Marketing BA (Hons) / FdA

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Marketing Management BA (Hons) / FdA

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Sports Management BA (Hons) / FdA

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Sport and Fitness Studies BA (Hons) Top-up

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Primary Education Studies BA (Hons) (Accelerated)

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Childhood Education Studies BA (Hons) (Online)

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Aviation and Airport Management BA (Hons) Top-up

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International Tourism Management BA (Hons) Top-up

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Commis Chef Apprenticeship Level 2

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Specialist Hair and Media Make-up BA (Hons) Top-up

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Theatrical Media Make-up Level 3

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Strength, Conditioning and Sports Nutrition BSc (Hons) / FdSc

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Strength, Conditioning and Sports Nutrition BSc (Hons) Top-up

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Nursing (Adult) BSc (Hons)

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UCB Chef Lecturer awarded Master of Culinary Arts

Anthony Wright, a senior Chef Lecturer at UCB's College of Food, was given the official title of Master of Culinary Arts (MCA) at a lavish gala presentation dinner at Claridge's Hotel last night.

Culinary arts graduate Lurita returns to UCB with class of her own

It was a blast from the past for former Culinary Arts Management student Lurita Carr, whose first visit to UCB since graduating was also her very first school trip as a newly-qualified teacher.

Culinary arts students rock the podium at first Zest Quest Asia online spin-off

Two of the four students to take the podium at the first online spin-off of acclaimed chefs Cyrus and Pervin Todiwala’s annual search for young talent in Asian food were from University College Birmingham.

Sweet challenge for Culinary Arts Management students

Third year Culinary Arts Management students have been getting in touch with their innerpâtissier to create delicious desserts as part of their Specialist Pastry Techniques option module.

MA Culinary Arts Management students are pub entrepreneurs

Groups of Culinary Arts Management postgraduate students put together successful business plans for new pub concepts to be judged by a panel of industry professionals.

Record haul of medals for "incredible" culinary arts apprentices

Eleven Royal Academy of Culinary Arts (RACA) apprentices from UCB are celebrating success at The Professional Kitchen Show’s competitive stages - including a staggering six gold medals.

Tom tops table with first class degree in Culinary Arts Management

Former UCB student Tom Price, who was made head chef of a Wiltshire hotel and restaurant just three-and-a-half months after finishing his course, has graduated with a first in Culinary Arts Management BA (Hons).

Applications open for UCB's prestigious Royal Academy of Culinary Arts Chef Apprenticeship

Recruitment has begun for a unique opportunity to work and train at some of the finest restaurants and hotels in the region. UCB is the only institution outside London and the South to offer the esteemed Royal Academy of Culinary…

Culinary arts student serves top sport and TV stars on placement at Celtic Manor Resort

A culinary arts student from University College Birmingham has revealed how she had the chance to serve a string of famous stars while on placement at a prestigious UK resort – with more students now being encouraged to follow in…

Jacques Cresser-Brown

Jacques Cresser-Brown studied a BA in Culinary Arts Management from 2009-2013.

Culinary Students Sizzle in the Kitchen this Summer

Dedicated culinary arts students are swapping the beach for the heat of the kitchen as they prepare for their new degrees during the summer holidays.

Thai holiday inspires award-winning young chef at top culinary competition

A holiday in Thailand helped one of our international Culinary Arts Management degree students bag a brace of awards at a top culinary competition.

CAM Students Culinary Product Development Challenge

Final year Culinary Arts Management students recently presented the outcome of their New Product Development Challenge module to representatives of the Automatic Vending Association (AVA).

UCB students take part in AVA's 2014 'Culinary Product Development Challenge'

Final-year Culinary Arts Management students provided an insight into the future of vending machine food for a panel of industry experts.

External relations – Birmingham College of Food

John Penn

Student Jack reaches final of International Culinary Olympiad in India

Culinary Arts Management student Jack Gameson has won ‘Best Vegetarian Creation’ at one of the most prestigious culinary competitions in the world.

Portuguese culinary student's life at UCB makes news back home

A Portuguese Culinary Arts Management student’s life and experiences at UCB has hit the newspapers back home, complete with a spotlight on his lecturer.

Nicole is set for a culinary career back in Kenya

Nicole Muchene is an MA Culinary Arts Management student from Kenya. After completing her postgraduate qualification early next year, she plans to take the culinary management skills she has learned at UCB and share her knowledge and passion with young…

Tom Price

Former UCB student Tom Price, who was made head chef of a Wiltshire hotel and restaurant just three-and-a-half months after finishing his course.

UCB Culinary Olympiad winner returns inspired from second India trip

Multi award-winning Culinary Arts Management student Jack Gameson has visited the state of Maharashtra in India to give fellow undergraduates a taste of life at UCB. Even better, he returned having learned just as much as those he set out…

Sensational silver for student chefs at global Culinary Olympics

University College Birmingham students and alumni compete at the biggest culinary competitions in the world

High hopes for UCB's Culinary Olympic team

A talented team of UCB chefs are hoping to replicate the success of Team GB’s Olympians when they represent England at the Culinary Olympics in October.

Culinary Olympics bid coincides with International Chefs Day

England’s junior culinary team is taking on the best in the world with the help of three chefs who began cooking as schoolboys at University College Birmingham.

England beat Wales in Battle of the Dragon culinary clash

England’s junior national culinary team – made up completely of UCB students and alumni – was breathing fire at the weekend, beating Wales in the newly-launched Battle for the Dragon culinary clash.

Junior Team England set off from UCB for Culinary World Cup

The countdown has begun for the Birmingham-based junior team selected to represent England at the Culinary World Cup.

UCB students crowned champions of British Culinary Federation cook and serve competition

University College Birmingham has won the prestigious British Culinary Federation's Student Cook & Serve Team Challenge through "exemplary cooking, exemplary service."

Culinary magic: UCB students turn leftovers into tasty finger food

Students worked some culinary magic turning waste food into bite-sized treats for a money-saving cooking challenge.

University’s food stars begin two-year journey to Culinary World Cup

A team made entirely of current and former University College Birmingham students will be flying the flag for England at one of the world's biggest culinary contests.

Classical cuisine mixed with a modern approach is a recipe for success

The MA Culinary Arts Management programme targets those seeking to develop a professional career within the culinary environment of the hospitality industry.

National English Junior Team made up solely of UCB students and alumni begin global culinary showdown

The National English Junior Team - made up solely of University College Birmingham students and alumni - is about to begin its campaign at one of the biggest culinary competitions in the world.

National junior culinary team begins training for Culinary World Cup

With more than half the team made up of UCB students and alumni, this year's National English Junior Team of brilliant young chefs has begun training for the world's top competition.

Lauren is Young Guns winner

Culinary Arts Management student Lauren Joseph is a winner of Young Guns 2014.

National English Culinary Junior Team wins double-silver at world's biggest competition

The National English Junior Team - made up of UCB students and alumni - has been ranked in the top 12 teams in the world following an unprecedented performance at the Culinary World Cup.

Postgraduate

We offer a variety of postgraduate qualifications (MA/MSc, PGDip/PGCert, pre-masters) in areas including education, hospitality, culinary arts, business and sport.

UCB triumphs at Culinary Olympics

Young UCB chefs are celebrating an extraordinary achievement after winning silver and bronze at one of the toughest culinary competitions in the world.

Lecturer

Glyn Jacklin

University College Birmingham launches region's most prestigious chef apprenticeship

University College Birmingham is launching a prestigious new course for apprentice chefs in partnership with the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts.

Deputy Head of Department

Lewis Walker

Basking in another record year of culinary trophies and medals!

Chef lecturer Mathew Shropshall didn't think things could get much better than last year, when UCB's student bakers, cooks and front-of-house protégés proudly took home a record number of awards from some of the biggest competitions in the UK and…

Goosefoot scoop top prize for best vending snack

Final-year Culinary Arts Management students staged an exhibition of healthy vending snacks for the Automatic Vending Association's (AVA) Culinary Product Development Challenge.

Students showcase new vending concepts

UCB Culinary Arts Management students joined forces with the Automatic Vending Association (AVA) to highlight the opportunities that exist for the vending industry.

A topping idea wins "gluten-free" vending competition

Teams of Culinary Arts Management students impressed industry experts in a challenge to make a gluten-free vending machine snack.

Chef lecturer takes podium in top culinary competition

Richard Dutton, Chef Lecturer at UCB’s College of Food, has come third in the hotly-contested British Culinary Federation’s coveted Chef of the Year.

Chef Katie keeps to the classics at WorldSkills UK

Katie Cooper, Royal Academy of Culinary Arts (RACA) apprentice and chef at Michelin-star restaurant Carters of Moseley, is feeling confident after impressing judges at the regional heats of the WorldSkills UK Culinary Arts contest held at Merton College, Surrey.

All-conquering culinary team praised on awards success

Members of UCB’s culinary team were congratulated on their triumph at a prestigious national competition by the University’s governors.

UCB students inspired by successful alumni

Students from all years of UCB’s Culinary Arts Management (CAM) course attended an annual Careers Evening in the Brasserie Restaurant.

Vending Concept Winners

A team of Culinary Arts Management Degree students is celebrating after impressing leading figures from the vending industry with their innovative new concept range of pastries.

Professional cookery students learn how to get ahead

Level 3 Professional Cookery Diploma students begin their first term back at UCB with an informative talk from a BA Culinary Arts Management (CAM) student.

UCB students accept AVA product development challenge

Culinary Arts Management students have been challenged to create innovative new products for the Automatic Vending Association (AVA) to be in with a chance of winning £1,000.

Gabriela wins prestigious service award

Opus Restaurant waitress Gabriela Murea has achieved the Service Award in the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts’ Annual Awards of Excellence (AAE) 2015.

Jessica is a winner at the National UK Blog Awards

Culinary Arts Management student Jessica Simmons has won a National UK Blog Awards trophy (Food and Drink category) for her blog Nourishing Jessica.

Gabriela in finals for Annual Awards of Excellence

BA Hospitality and Events Management student Gabriela Murea has made it to the final for the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts’ Annual Awards of Excellence (AAE) 2015.

Emily set to empower with support network for female food professionals

A UCB Culinary Arts Management student has launched an invaluable and much-needed network to celebrate, support and empower female food professionals nationwide.

UCB's Josh excels at the Bocuse d'Or in Lyon

A UCB culinary arts management student faced the cooking challenge of a lifetime when he took part in the world’s most prestigious chef competition.

UCB student wins second at prestigious Young Chef of the Year Peru competition!

Culinary Arts Management student Ryan Sharpe has beaten students and industry professionals from all over the UK to come second in the Young Chef of the Year Peru competition, which was held this month at Westminster College in London.

Team UCB jet off to make their mark at Culinary World Cup

A team led by UCB lecturer Mathew Shropshall is on its way to Luxembourg to take part in one of the world’s leading competitions for chefs.

Bake Off judge awards RACA apprentices at graduation night

Six students on UCB’s cutting edge Royal Academy of Culinary Arts (RACA) apprenticeship were thrilled to receive their graduation diplomas from none other than celebrated chef patissier and TV judge Benoit Blin.

RACA apprentice scores job at three Michelin-star restaurant

Drew Morris, a Royal Academy of Culinary Arts (RACA) apprentice nearing the end of his time with UCB, has just landed a job at iconic three Michelin-star restaurant The Waterside Inn in Bray, Berkshire.

Student Drew scores silver at Wing Yip cooking contest

Royal Academy of Culinary Arts (RACA) apprentice Drew Morris has given an impressive performance at the final of the Wing Yip Oriental Cookery Young Chef of the Year 2018.

Postgraduate students reveal their entrepreneurial skills

Students on UCB’s MA Culinary Arts Management course combined their creative thinking and business acumen to present their ideas for a new pub business to a panel of industry professionals.

Lecturer

David Hanlon

Catarina wins stage in South America as Superfoods Peru Young Chef of Year

A Culinary Arts Management undergraduate at UCB has won the chance to work at an award-winning restaurant in South America after being crowned Superfoods Peru Young Chef of the Year.

CAM students take to the streets with high-profile book launch

A group of Culinary Arts Management students have wowed scores of glamorous guests with their launch of Trusted, a book on business and image by enterprise consultants Lyn Bromley and Donna Whitbrook.

CAM students snack their way to success

Final year Culinary Arts Management students have been presenting their healthy treat ideas for vending machines to the Automatic Vending Association (AVA) in the hope that they will win the £1000 cash prize.

UCB student is Oriental Young Chef of the Year

Culinary Arts Management degree student Joseph Vinten is celebrating after winning Wing Yip 'Oriental Young Chef of the Year' competition which took place at UCB.

Placement life's a peach for students Emma and Hannah

Culinary Arts Management students Emma Davies and Hannah Smith chose an unconventional route when it came to their placement year, opting away from the traditional restaurant scene in favour of respected gastropub company Peach Pubs.

Charlotte is online for a Great Career

Whilst most students take a part time job whilst studying at UCB, not all of them find their work broadcast to thousands of people on-line, Charlotte Sendall, 3rd Year Culinary Arts Management student is the exception.

Michel Roux Jr joins top chefs to judge culinary competition at UCB

Leading chefs including Michel Roux Jr gathered at University College Birmingham to judge the regional final of one of the country's most prestigious culinary competitions.

From Field to Fork – UCB's Visit to Daylesford Organic Farm

On Wednesday 5 May Students from a Level 5 Gastronomy option group, including those from Culinary Arts Management and Tourism Management courses, attended a Market Garden Tour at Daylesford Organic Farm near Evesham.

Student chef off to Cape Town after winning South African Chef of the Year

Third year Culinary Arts Management student Chace Wagenhauser is off to work in Cape Town after winning the national South African Young Chef of the Year 2018.

Birmingham College of Food

Study with one of the most highly-respected names in the food industry. University College Birmingham's renowned College of Food offers a range of specialist courses, from professional chef training to culinary arts management or bakery and patisserie.

Students develop out-of-this-world recipes for MARS

A group of Culinary Arts Management, Food and Nutrition and Bakery and Patisserie Technology students have been enlisted by major food company MARS to come up with creative recipes using some of the company’s most popular food products.

UCB chef lecturer lands place at final of "highest honour" awards

UCB chef lecturer Anthony Wright is on the brink of making history after making it through to the Master of Culinary Arts 2017 final, an award described by its director – executive chef at The Ritz John Williams - as…

Part-time and online

We run a large number of part-time courses at college, degree and postgraduate level, from marketing or health and social care to culinary arts management or teaching.

UCB alumni Robert makes small food business prosper

MA Culinary Arts Management alumni Robert Popham is set for success as a technical manager and development chef, and speaks to us about his time at university, his career and how UCB helped him find his place within the food…

CAM student's dissertation hand-in topped off with Master Chef title

Fourth-year Culinary Arts Management student Peter Price has taken the definition of multi-tasking to a whole new level, winning the acclaimed title of 2018 Young Master Chef of the year on the same day as his final year dissertation hand-in…

Students and apprentices join star-studded kitchen staff at Chef's Forum event hosted by UCB.

A group of Royal Academy of Culinary Arts (RACA) apprentices and Level 3 Hospitality with Events students joined forces yesterday for The Chef’s Forum Birmingham and Midlands Lunch – a pay-as-you-feel event for top chefs and influencers across the region…

Students serve up the world on a plate

Culinary arts students served up a slice of their culture at the launch of a world food book in Birmingham.  The undergraduate and postgraduate chefs impressed visitors with a dazzling array of authentic ethnic dishes, from yentil dhal to yam…

Students take part in BBC Two show

It is an exciting time as currently UCB is featuring on the BBC Two series The Chef¹s Protege with a group of our Culinary Arts Management and VRQ Professional Chef Diploma students being mentored by the famous Michelin starred chef…

Lecturer

Shivaun Caffrey

UCB proud host of RACA Annual Awards of Excellence

Eight top pastry chefs pushed themselves to the limit in UCB’s kitchens yesterday by the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts (RACA) Awards of Excellence (AAE) pastry final - described by the organisation as “the most prestigious award available to young…

Student chef wins chance to support Team UK at world's most prestigious culinary competition

A promising student chef has received the opportunity of a lifetime after being invited to accompany the duo representing the UK at the final of the most prestigious culinary competition in the world.

Garima Poddar

A celebrity in India, Garima wanted to study for her master’s at a university with “the best culinary courses in the world”.

Unstoppable Nathan crowned champ in top young chef competition

An unstoppable former University College Birmingham student who represented England in the most prestigious culinary competition in the world has come out victorious at the British Culinary Federation’s Young Chef of the Year.

History of University College Birmingham

With over 7,500 students on diverse courses, University College Birmingham is unrecognisable today from the small Victorian classes to which its origins can be traced.

Lecturer

Giovanni Di-Vito

Teaching in the 2021/22 academic year

Courses starting in February

If you're looking for a new challenge next year, take a look at our courses available for February 2022 entry.

Creative canapés to fab filleting - UCB wins big at Hotelympia

Scores of students from UCB’s College of Food are celebrating after winning a medal at the biggest culinary and hospitality show in the UK.

Work Experience Placements

We firmly believe work experience is the most effective way for you to embed your ‘world of work’ and occupational skills, as well as providing employers a fantastic opportunity to support the development of potential employees of the future.

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Placements are administered by a team of Employability Tutors based within hired@UCB on the Ground Floor of the Moss House Campus.

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We are renowned for our industry links on a global scale. Whether we are working with businesses to provide students with great placements and work experience, coordinating internships abroad or liaising with sector-specific organisations and societies to bolster our courses…

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Our Student Ambassador scheme provides opportunities for flexible, part-time work that will fit around your studies while you enhance your CV.

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University College Birmingham’s commitment to vocational education, from apprenticeships through to Masters Degrees, means we actively promote engagement with business across a variety of platforms. We can support your industry through training and support, work placements and job opportunities –…

Star-studded judging panels for Easter competitions at UCB

The University was delighted to host two prestigious culinary competitions featuring some of the industry's brightest stars just before the Easter vacation.

Students win big at the Cook and Serve Challenge

UCB students cleaned up at the British Culinary Federation's (BCF) Cook and Serve Challenge, competing against 11 other colleges to become Team of the Year 2014.

UCB hosts Annual Awards of Excellence heats

The University hosted a semi-final for one of the UK’s most prestigious culinary awards – and was praised for its facilities.

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Welcome to UCBeyond, the University’s alumni society. We pride ourselves on being a compact, friendly institution and we love keeping in touch with our graduates. It’s easy to renew acquaintances with old friends and colleagues and you will find details…

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Our schools liaison and outreach team coordinates a variety of initiatives to raise aspirations and broaden awareness and understanding of Higher Education.

International students

Join our global community of more than 1,400 students from over 60 countries. Our international team will help make your application and arrival as smooth as possible.

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Young Birmingham chefs put on silver service at World Cup

The Birmingham-based England junior chef team is celebrating after scooping silver at the Culinary World Cup.

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Visas and immigration

Once you have made your decision to study at University College Birmingham, you will need to make final arrangements, which are likely to include obtaining a visa.

Ryan Pinto

Inspired by the opportunity to expand his culinary and business knowledge outside his home country of India, Ryan's studies led him to a dream role at a Michelin-starred restaurant in San Francisco.

England young chef team tunes skills ahead of global cook-off

A group of UCB students and alumni has been fine-tuning its skills ahead of this year’s Culinary World Cup - one of the world’s leading competitions for young chefs - in 12 weeks.

Students use their loaf to beat food waste

Crumbs! Students from University College Birmingham used their culinary skills and imagination to turn leftover bread into delicious dishes.

Student chef Yasmine set to appear on BBC’s MasterChef: The Professionals

A talented chef studying at University College Birmingham is set to appear on the new series of MasterChef: The Professionals – and has encouraged fellow students to embrace such opportunities in the culinary industry.

Inspirational lecturer "delighted" to win university mentor of year

Senior chef lecturer Anthony Wright is no stranger to winning awards for his culinary prowess, but being recognised as an inspirational mentor to his students is something else.

UCB wins top student award at Nestlé Professional Toque d'Or

University College Birmingham has scooped the Nestlé Professional Toque d’Or, the nation’s top student culinary and restaurant service award.

Bocuse d'Or fundraising dinner nets £25,000 for world title tilt

A fundraising dinner held at University College Birmingham raised £25,000 to support Team UK in the Bocuse d'Or, the world's most prestigious culinary competition.

UCB Mat Shropshall is finalist for Chef of the Year 2014

UCB's Mat Shropshall will be having his skills put to the test as a finalist in the British Culinary Federation's (BCF) Chef of the Year Award 2014 – which is being held in the university kitchens today.

UCB recipes to feature in Co-op campaign to reduce food waste

Three UCB students who won a culinary competition to produce a tasty soup from typical kitchen leftovers have been filmed creating a step-by-step guide.

Brian Turner at UCB Masterclass

Top chef Brian Turner urged UCB chef students to achieve their culinary dreams when he gave a cookery demonstration at the university.

Lecturer

Bernhard Schumacher

UCB wins over Hong Kong students with fish and chips

Chef lecturer Lewis Walker gave a master-class in the art of cooking a very traditional British dish, when he travelled to Hong Kong to meet students at the city’s International Culinary Institute (VTC).

Acclaimed chef shares ingredients for competing on flying visit to UCB

A packed room of culinary students listened in awe as world-renowned American chef Phillip Tessier relayed his mind-blowing experience of leading the US to victory in the Bocuse d'Or.

Andrew Jones

A University College Birmingham graduate has returned to Summer Row fifty years on to reveal how his studies helped set him on the way to a remarkable global hospitality career.

UCB chef Anthony Wright is the UK's candidate for Bocuse d'Or European selection

The UK team for the prestigious Bocuse d'Or culinary competition, has announced the candidate and commis chef who will take part in the competition’s European selection in Budapest, Hungary, in May 2016.

Star chef hails Young Chefs Academy as relaunch set to inspire next generation

A celebrated young chef from University College Birmingham has welcomed the relaunch of a long-running culinary programme that will help inspire future food stars amid the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.

Everyone's a winner as RACA chef apprentices scoop string of medals at Salon Culinaire

A group of apprentice chefs from University College Birmingham have swept to success...

Lecturer

Gary David Goldsmith

Awards for all as students and lecturer scoop honours at Salon Culinaire

Everyone was a winner as 13 food and hospitality stars from University College Birmingham each bagged an award at a top industry competition – and so did one of their lecturers.

Star seven scoop array of awards in Salon Culinaire skills competition

Talented food and hospitality students from University College Birmingham have bagged more than a dozen medals after showcasing their skills in a nationwide contest.

A Flying Visit to the Devonshire Arms

Two Level 3 Professional Cookery students, Anna Claringbull and Michael West, have taken part in one of pork manufacturer Dingley Dell's 'Flying Visits', held at the Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa restaurant in Bolton Abbey, North Yorkshire.

UCB's success at the International Salon Culinaire

Professional Cookery and Bakery students were in award-winning form at the Hotelympia International Salon Culinaire at the ExCeL in London.

Success at Salon Culinaire

UCB Bakery and Confectionery students recently returned from Salon Culinaire at the Hospitality Show with a host of medals and merits.

Clean sweep of medals for UCB at Salon Culinaire

UCB students have returned from North Warwickshire and Hinckley College’s Salon Culinaire competition with a grand total of ten certificates and medals across nine different categories.

Yuk Ha Wicky Cheung

Raring to go for her master’s at University College Birmingham, Yuk first needed to develop her English ready for study.

Yasmine Selwood

Yasmine wowed the judges on TV show MasterChef by preparing for them the same menu that helped her complete her foundation degree.

Katie prepares to cook up a storm at FutureChef competition

All eyes will be on UCB apprentice Katie Cooper tomorrow (February 4) when she competes at the regional final of the Springboard FutureChef competition.

Record year of competition success for UCB's College of Food

UCB’s College of Food is celebrating a record year of achievement in national and international competitions for 2015-16.

Jack hits the heights in Young Chef of the Year final

A UCB student is celebrating a top three finish in the prestigious British Culinary Federation Young Chef of the Year 2015 competition.

UCB Team win Silver at ScotHot

A team of students from UCB formed the Junior England Team at the WACS Junior Culinary Grand Prix.

Afroz Ahmed

Completing a culinary college course in his home city of Mumbai, Afroz was keen to expand on his skills overseas.

Apprenticeship Account Lead

Stuart Wildsmith

Supercook Sanjeev Kapoor praises UCB chef training

Indian supercook Sanjeev Kapoor made a special visit to University College Birmingham – and hailed it a place where culinary dreams come true.

Lecturer

Mike Edwards

Michael West is Young Chef of the Year finalist

Level 3 Professional Cookery student Michael West made the final of the British Culinary Foundation (BCF) Young Chef of the Year 2014.

Claire Hutchings

As one of the youngest finalists on MasterChef: The Professionals, Claire honed and sharpened her skills at University College Birmingham.

Student Elliot makes BCF Young Chef of the Year final

FdA Professional Cookery student Elliot Lawn has been named a finalist of the British Culinary Federation Young Chef of the Year competition.

Nathan nails chance to represent UK in prestigious Bocuse d'Or

UCB's College of Food is brimming with pride with news that one of its freshly-graduated young chefs is to represent the UK in the most prestigious culinary competition in the world.

Trainee chef meets cooking legend Marco Pierre White

Trainee chef Nathan Lane picked up some tops tips from a culinary legend when he attended a cooking master class.

Syd wins BCF award

UCB staff member Syd Adkins Fouracre has been presented with the Ken Fraser Memorial Award by the British Culinary Foundation (BCF).

'Love Food, Hate Waste' UCB student challenge 2015

UCB is calling for students across the university to showcase their culinary creativity when working with leftover food and minimising wastage by participating in the ‘Love Food, Hate Waste’ challenge.

Nathan Lane

Nathan, winner of the British Culinary Federation’s Young Chef of the Year 2019, has worked at some of the world’s best restaurants.

Award-winning Nitisha dhal-ighted to launch vegan and vegetarian cookery book

A UCB graduate chef and former face of Tesco’s Indian Convenience Meal range is about to launch a vegan and vegetarian cookery book following the global success of her first book.

Sandra perfects 'The Art of Pastry'

BSc Food and Consumer Management student Sandra Sentjurin, from Estonia, has published her new cookbook 'Magusakunst' (translated as 'The Art of Pastry).

Nitisha is left "speechless" by new book

A cookery book penned by a former UCB student will soon be taking its place on the shelves of two major high street retailers.

Renowned chef awarded Honorary Fellowship by UCB

Renowned chef Brian Turner was among six outstanding candidates to be awarded an Honorary Fellowship at this years' graduation at UCB.

Account Lead Professional Cookery and Hospitality

Stuart Wildsmith

The Craft Guild of Chefs Graduate Awards

A top culinary guild broke with tradition to hold its prestigious graduate awards outside London for the first time – at University College Birmingham.

UCB scoops gold and "best of the best" title at top chef competition

University College Birmingham’s student culinary team has scooped gold at one of the UK’s most prestigious chef competitions.

UCB chef apprentices triumph at Hotelympia competitions - what a way to mark National Apprentice Week!

Every UCB chef apprentice competing at the biggest foodservice and hospitality show in the UK has come home with either a gold or silver medal – what a way to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week!

Graduate Nathan and Team UK secure top 10 finish at Bocuse d'Or world final

A team of chefs including a University College Birmingham graduate have secured a top 10 finish in the final of the world's most prestigious culinary competition.

'Minimising Food Wastage' UCB student competition 2015

UCB is calling for students across the university to showcase their culinary creativity by utilising stale or leftover bread in delicious dishes – therefore minimising food wastage by participating in this this new cookery competition.

Ex-UCB student Monty wows the judges on BBC's MasterChef: The Professionals

A former student chef at University College Birmingham has wowed TV judges to reach the Knockout Week in the latest series of BBC show MasterChef: The Professionals.

Students show off skills in Spanish gastronomy showcase at The Chefs' Forum event

Aspiring young chefs from University College Birmingham had the chance to show off their culinary talents and meet with top industry professionals at a networking event in Edgbaston this week.

Vending machine challenge brings new ideas to the table

Researching, developing and launching a brand new product for the vending industry was all in a day's work for UCB students when they went head-to-head in an annual competition.

Andreas Antona awarded Honorary Doctorate

Michelin star chef, Andreas Antona, has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate at the recent University College Birmingham (UCB) Awards Congregations.

UCB helps in search for latest Roux Scholar

Details of a prestigious competition to find the next chef to follow in the footsteps of some of the country’s top culinary stars have been announced with the UCB kitchens once again being used to host one of the finals.

Fiercely-fought Cook and Serve Challenge won by UCB for second year running

Students Samuel Reynolds, Connor Smith and Georgia Wheatley have taken the crown at the British Culinary Federation’s (BCF) Cook and Serve Challenge 2018, the second year in a row UCB has won the prestigious competition.

Graduates praise value of industry experience at hired@UCB placement fair

Graduates from University College Birmingham were back on campus seeking the next generation of students to take on valuable industry placements.

New Year New President

The start of the 2013 academic year also sees the start of new UCB Guild president’s term in office.

Postgraduate open day - May 2022

Change career direction or take the next step to advance your career. Discover our range of postgraduate courses, of which the majority are accredited by the University of Warwick, at our upcoming postgraduate open day.

Michelin-starred UCB graduate's restaurant named one of the best in UK

Brad Carter, University College Birmingham graduate and Michelin-starred chef, has had his restaurant named as one...

Becca a class act as senior tutor at Raymond Blanc cookery school

A former UCB student has been cooking up a storm on stage at a string of festivals - including BBC Countryfile Live - over the summer before heading back to the classroom.

Katie beats thousands to win place in FutureChef final

One of UCB's most talented young chefs has secured her place in the final of the Springboard FutureChef competition.

Anthony triumphs at "special" Craft Guild of Chefs Awards

The College of Food’s Anthony Wright has won Chef Lecturer of the Year at the 25th anniversary Craft Guild of Chefs Awards.

Masterclass pupils cook up a treat with maple syrup

Masterclass pupils cook up a treat with maple syrup A group of Dudley schoolchildren were the latest to experience a UCB culinary masterclass as they worked with chefs to cook spicy jerk chicken burgers with maple slaw.

Medal feast for UCB students at Salon Culinaire

The University’s trainee bakers and chefs joined food service and hospitality students in sweeping the board at a prestigious skills competition.

UCB summer school for new chefs

The next generation of chefs have been brushing up on their practical cookery at a special summer school at University College Birmingham.

Lecturer

Nicky Leach

Katie beats 9,000 students to title of FutureChef champion

Perseverance has paid off for UCB apprentice Katie Cooper after she beat more than 9,000 students to be named winner of Springboard's FutureChef competition.

Oar-inspiring prize for FutureChef Katie

Katie Cooper, a UCB student who is on a placement at Michelin-starred Carters of Moseley, spent a day with the Sodexo team at Henley Royal Regatta as part of her first prize for winning Springboard's FutureChef 2017 competition.

UCB takes the crown at Zest Quest Asia competition

A trio of UCB trainee chefs will enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Japan after being crowned winners of Zest Quest Asia 2017.

UCB confers honorary fellowship on Michelin-star chef Glynn Purnell

Michelin-star chef Glynn Purnell swapped his chef whites and toque for a gown and mortar board when he was conferred with an honorary fellowship by University College Birmingham.

Lecturer

Richard Taylor

The heat is on to find Young Chef of the Year

On Friday 21 February, the UCB kitchens were hotting up as Wing Yip, the UK's leading Oriental superstore, held the heats for Young Chef of the Year for the second year running.

Hunt for Young Chef Begins

Leading Oriental food grocer Wing Yip has launched its 2014 search to find the finest Young Chef for Oriental Cuisine.

Gastronomy students meet award-winning winemaker on Midlands vineyard visit

Students from University College Birmingham had the chance to meet an award-winning winemaker and sample wine from a rare style of production while on a visit to a Midlands vineyard.

Bakery student wins trip to Mars thanks to winning vegan snack balls

One lucky University College Birmingham student had the chance to go to Mars – the food manufacturer, that is! – after winning a recipe competition with a creative selection of vegan snack balls.

Chef lecturer Richard prepares for Chef of the Year finals

Richard Dutton, Chef Lecturer at UCB’s College of Food, has been selected for the final round of the British Culinary Federation (BCF) Chef of the Year award. He will be joined by fellow chefs from some of the most highly…

Intrepid students spend summer before graduation volunteering in Africa

Two former UCB students have returned from an African adventure that involved them volunteering at an orphanage and teaching at a school.

UCB hosts celebrity chef 'Taste it Don't Waste it' competition

The University hosted a celebrity cook-off event in order to help raise awareness of how households can save money by using leftover food to create delicious meals.

Team UK stage Bocuse d'Or run through at UCB

The UK team bidding for glory at the Bocuse d’Or, the world’s most prestigious chef competition, staged a practice run for sponsors and supporters at University College Birmingham.

UCB's Zest Quest Asia champions shine spotlight on sustainable future for food industry

A triumphant team of student chefs from University College Birmingham set a shining example for sustainability in the food industry on their way to winning a national cooking contest.

Senior Lecturer

Martin Hodgetts

UCB Enters Partnership Agreement with Prestigious Indian Institution

On Monday 27 February UCB signed a partnership agreement with the Kohinoor International Management Institute (KIMI) at the Kohinoor Continental Hotel, in Mumbai, India.

SORTED Food featured in '30 under 30'

SORTED Food has been ranked 4th in The Guardian's video '30 under 30: The top young people in digital media'.

High school students are food product development pioneers

Year 11 students from Brooke Weston Academy have been experimenting with food product development in UCB’s new Food Science and Innovation Suite.

Student chefs battle it out for top turkey prize

Student chefs from colleges across the country competed at UCB in a live cook-off to be crowned Student Chef of the Year in the 2014 British Turkey Awards.

Kings and queens of the leftovers

Students cooked up some inventive, tasty soups to show families how they can save up to £700 a year by using discarded food.

UCB Chefs Victorious at British Cookery Championships

University College Birmingham student and staff Chefs are victorious after winning an incredible amount of awards at the British Cookery Championships, held as part of The Hospitality Show this week.

Students Celebrate at Hong Kong Graduation

One hundred and thirty three Graduands from Hong Kong, China, Macau and Thailand have been officially rewarded for their achievements at the University College Birmingham International Awards Congregation which took place on Sunday 30 June at the JW Marriott, Pacific…

Kapow! Pupils unmask food 'superpowers' at UCB for International Chefs Day

Cookery students from a Wolverhampton high school unmasked the 'superpowers' of food and karate chopped unhealthy diets at a UCB event to mark International Chefs Day.

UCB is a Toque d'OR grand finalist

Following months of preparation, training and hard work the UCB team has made it to the Nestlé Toque d’Or 2015 final.

Simpsons master Luke Tipping shares expertise with student chefs on running Michelin-starred restaurant

Food students at University College Birmingham have had the chance to gain expert insight from a top chef at one of the city's most prestigious restaurants.

Star chef Marco Pierre White shares wealth of experience with students on special UCB visit

University College Birmingham students had the chance to gain unique insight into the world of food and hospitality during a special visit from one of the UK's most celebrated chefs.

Street food star Naomi shares wisdom after securing city centre contract

A University College Birmingham graduate who launched her own street food business in the heart of Birmingham returned to UCB to share her success story to inspire current students.

Schoolgirl Jo wins chance to shadow TV chef as UCB Young Chef of the Year

Schoolgirl Jo Dainton has won the chance to shadow a Michelin-starred TV chef after being crowned winner of UCB’s Young Chef of the Year 2018 competition.

Catarina embraces superfoods to make Peruvian young chef final

A budding student chef used everything from umami king oyster mushroom scallops to caramel coated chia seeds to win a place in the finals of a national Peruvian food challenge.

Heat is on to find best young chef in the Midlands

University College Birmingham is calling on talented young cooks to enter its annual Young Chef of the Year competition.

Savvy students make their mark at BSEEN five-day employability boot camp hosted by UCB

Five ambitious students at UCB are joining a formidable group of young people from across Newman University, Birmingham City University and Aston University to take part in a five-day business boot camp at McIntyre House this week.

Students get top tips and advice for getting ahead in the jobs market

A UCB graduate who runs Europe’s biggest online cooking community told students he uses the skills he learned at university “every single day.”

Topping the charts for postgraduate employability and retention

UCB has topped the charts for employability and retention in the largest sector-wide survey of postgraduate students and their learning and teaching experience.

UCB hosts first Commonwealth Day dinner

UCB opened its doors to welcome local diplomats and representatives to the Birmingham Commonwealth Association’s first Commonwealth Day dinner.

UCB students shine at Great Hospitality Show

A former paramedic turned trainee baker and a student chef with a taste for korma cheesecake were among UCB's big winners at the Great Hospitality Show at the NEC.

Amazing Canadian placement took Naomi out of her comfort zone

Naomi Morris always wanted to go to Canada but feared the costs, visa difficulties and her limited kitchen skills would hamper a “long-haul” student hospitality placement.

The Michelin star restaurant staffed entirely by UCB trained chefs

It’s the newly-crowned Michelin star restaurant where all the chefs trained at University College Birmingham. Chef/proprietor Brad Carter rightly made the headlines when his neighbourhood Birmingham restaurant was awarded its first star last week.

Top food hygiene awards for UCB chefs

Following the unprecedented success UCB had at the British Cookery Championships Live Final in January, two more awards have been gained from the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) by a student and a lecturer.

Ex-student chefs go head to head for Great British Menu glory

Two top chefs who trained at University College Birmingham have gone head to head in the latest series of a BBC professional cooking contest.

University kitchens to host Roux Scholarship after getting green light for autumn

The prestigious Roux Scholarship is to finally go ahead at University College Birmingham this autumn having been delayed twice due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Yasmine serves up university exam menu to bag MasterChef quarter-final spot

A University College Birmingham student has wowed the judges on TV show MasterChef by preparing for them the same menu that helped her complete her foundation degree.

Bangladesh

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Pakistan

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Teaming up with city universities for 'Brum Goes Green' sustainability week

University College Birmingham has teamed up with two other universities for a week-long campaign to encourage sustainability, reduce food waste and help clean up the city.

Blues Ladies get cooking at UCB to kick-off sweet new sponsorship

Players from Birmingham City Ladies Football Club kicked-off their new sponsorship deal with The Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers with an exclusive cooking session at UCB.

Pupils explore versatility of maple syrup as part of ambassador visit

Year nine and 10 cookery students were invited to explore the versatility of maple syrup as part of a whistle-stop visit to UCB by an ambassador for the famous Canadian export.

Teaching The Vamps lead singer to make cocktails - all in a day's work for UCB's Georgia!

It's not every day you get to show the lead singer of one of your favourite bands how to make cocktails – but that's exactly what happened to UCB student Georgia Wheatley.

Professional cookery students get a masterclass in venison

Professional cookery students were given a masterclass in venison by a deer stalker and a visiting head chef.

The Duke of Cambridge Visits University College Birmingham

The Duke of Cambridge visited University College Birmingham today to speak to students – and be presented with a surprise cake and sugar-crafted Aston Villa kit for his son, Prince George.

Food Science and Innovation Suite

Replicating real industry environments, our Food Science and Innovation Suite comprises specialist kitchens, a sensory evaluation room, pilot plant and other facilities.

Head of Department College of Food

Prof Kali Davidson

Valentine's visit to Atrium for husband-and-wife chefs who first met at UCB more than 40 years ago

It’s the love story between two budding chefs that began at University College Birmingham - and is still going strong more than four decades on.

Welcome to the first newsletter of 2017 dedicated to alumni from UCB's College of Food!

We are excited to let you know about various activities, projects, talks and events that you can get involved with as a University College Birmingham alumni.

University College Birmingham and NEC launch lifeline for food and hospitality workers

A training hub jam-packed with vital support for food and hospitality professionals struggling due to the pandemic is being launched by University College Birmingham in partnership with the NEC Group.

Praise for student chefs as UCB's WelcomeFest kicks off new academic year in style

Award-winning chef Aktar Islam has praised University College Birmingham’s budding food stars after opening UCB’s very own street food festival during a week of special events to launch the new academic year.

Student chefs turn 'wonky veg' into delicious dishes for Waste Free Day

Young chefs from University College Birmingham helped turn wonky-looking vegetables into a delicious free lunch for the people of Birmingham as part of a week-long sustainability campaign.

Caviar and Chips encourages investment in students to mark World Youth Skills Day

An award-winning bespoke wedding catering company has called on businesses to invest in the next generation after a series of successful work placements with students from University College Birmingham.

Warwick vice-chancellor welcomes students to “second academic home” at partnership celebration

Over 50 University College Birmingham students were guests of honour at an event to celebrate an exciting new partnership with the University of Warwick – designed to have far-reaching benefits for learners from all backgrounds and the wider economy.

UCB unveils £2m centre to train top food industry talent

University College Birmingham has unveiled a new £2 million high-tech food hub to train the next generation of industry professionals.

Ex-student Dan dubbed ‘star in the making’ after scooping MasterChef: The Professionals title

He's been crowned the latest MasterChef champion and been described as a 'star in the making' – and it all began at University College Birmingham for Dan Lee.

Bermuda

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UCB students dish up experience of their prize trip to Japan

With over 10,000 UK restaurants now offering Asian food, it's no wonder Zest Quest Asia – the brainchild of top Indian chef Cyrus Todiwala OBE – is dubbed "the student chef's competition for the 21st century".

Lecturers savour success after winning inter-university cooking challenge

A determined duo of lecturers from UCB are savouring success after winning one of the UK's top cooking challenges for university chefs – over half a decade since they last cooked competitively.

Sweet dreams are a trifle for UCB

Chefs at University College Birmingham made little Connie Thorne's sweet dreams come true by making her a giant strawberry trifle.

Mondelez International and University College Birmingham join forces to create the chocolatiers of the future

Two trainee bakers are savouring the sweet taste of success as the first-ever chocolate apprentices at Mondelēz International, the home of Cadbury, in Birmingham.

Food, Glorious Food

School pupils got a taste of the varied career paths available in the food industry at a special event featuring hands-on workshops at UCB.

University bakers back the Great Birmingham Bun

Bakery students at University College Birmingham are putting their best foot forward helping to produce a sweet treat for fun runners.

University restaurant best for business networking in Midlands hospitality awards

Our award-winning Restaurant at Birmingham College of Food is officially the best place in the Midlands for businesses to network over great food, drink and service.

Kali gets teeth into role as new head of Birmingham College of Food

The first female head of the University's renowned Birmingham College of Food has shared her plans to work even closer with the regional food and hospitality industry in her exciting, but challenging, new role.

Chips for charity! Maltings students launch fast food firm to fight homelessness in Birmingham

An enterprising group of students at University College Birmingham have been serving up fast food feasts during the coronavirus pandemic to help raise money for a local charity supporting homeless people in the city.

Top of their game alumni return to share journeys with CAM students

The boss of a renowned Latin American casual dining chain, the only fully-certified, female sommelier in Birmingham and the restaurant manager of celebrity haunt The Ivy - three UCB alumni had students on the edge of their seats when they…

Students get a taste of working life at top European destinations

Ambitious FE students are being urged to apply for coveted free work placements at top European destinations.

MasterChef champion and entrepreneurial ex-student share stories with Professional Chef trainees

A former MasterChef champion and an entrepreneurial College of Food alumna came onto campus to share their experiences with future chefs studying at University College Birmingham.

Masterclass

These sessions give you and your students an interactive taster of our degree courses from our academic teaching staff.

Shortlisted for University of the Year in Student Choice Awards

University College Birmingham has been shortlisted for University of the Year in the 2022 Whatuni Student Choice Awards (WUSCA), the leading higher education awards ceremony based solely on student choice.

How a hash brown TikTok led to recipe book deal for apprentice Poppy

A University College Birmingham chef apprentice who amassed over a million social media followers after sharing a video on making hash browns is to see her first recipe book go on sale later this year.

Baking star Katie honoured with Freedom of the Worshipful Company of Bakers

She's been crowned a rising star at the baking industry 'Oscars' and secured a role with a top luxury cake maker – and now University College Birmingham graduate Katie Garrett has received another esteemed accolade.

India

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New international partnership opens up skills and development opportunities for students in India

University College Birmingham has committed to the upskilling and development of students in India through a new partnership with one of the country’s largest states.

China

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Brazil

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Brunei

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Canada

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Colombia

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Ghana

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Hong Kong

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Jamaica

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Japan

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Kazakhstan

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Malaysia

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Mexico

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Morocco

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Myanmar

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Nigeria

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Norway

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Oman

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Russia

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Saudi Arabia

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Serbia

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Singapore

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Sri Lanka

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Taiwan

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Thailand

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Uganda

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United Arab Emirates

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United States of America

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Vietnam

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Wales

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Zimbabwe

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University of the Year in 2022 national student choice awards

University College Birmingham has won University of the Year in the 2022 Whatuni Student Choice Awards (WUSCA), the leading higher education awards based solely on student choice.

Austria

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Belgium

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Bulgaria

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Croatia

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Cyprus

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Czech Republic

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Denmark

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Estonia

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Finland

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France

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Germany

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Greece

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Hungary

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Iceland

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Indonesia

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Ireland

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Italy

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Jordan

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Latvia

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Lithuania

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Luxembourg

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Malta

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Nepal

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Netherlands

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Poland

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Romania

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Scotland

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Slovakia

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Slovenia

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South Korea

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Sweden

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Switzerland

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Turkey

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Ukraine

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Spain

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Portugal

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Chef Shropshall to mentor FutureChef finalists

UCB chef lecturer Mat Shropshall will mentor the winners of the local Springboard FutureChef competition to prepare them for the regional final.

UCB and TUCO Academy deliver a smash hit meat-free masterclass

University College Birmingham and The University Caterers Organisation (TUCO) have teamed up to deliver a day-long practical workshop on creative menu ideas to cater for one of the fastest-growing consumer groups in the UK. TUCO Academy’s UCB Masterclass on Creative…

Lecturer

Mathew Shropshall

The French Ambassador visits UCB

The French Ambassador to the UK, Mr Bernard Emié, met UCB food service students during an official visit to Birmingham.

Springboard's FutureChef winners are future UCB students

The winner and runner-up of the West Midlands Regional Final of FutureChef 2015 will be attending UCB as Professional Cookery students in September this year.

Mark Ewins

Having worked in technical and development managerial roles for top firms like Cadbury and Unilever, lecturer Mark reveals how this degree will open many industry doors for students.

Sushi, Students and Sugar Work Stole the Show at The Chefs' Forum in Birmingham!

Monday (9) October saw high profile hospitality professionals and young chefs gather at Rofuto Japanese Sushi Restaurant at the top of Park Regis Hotel in Birmingham's bustling city centre.

Keeley rises to the challenge at bakery awards

There was double delight for one trainee baker after her mouth-watering breads won plaudits at two competitions in one week.

Schoolchildren discover How Healthy Food Works at UCB event for International Chefs Day

A group of budding young chefs discovered the many benefits of healthy eating as part of an event at University College Birmingham to mark International Chefs Day.

UCB welcomes leading Swedish chef

Top Swedish chef Douglas Spiik has been sharing the secrets of his success during a two-day masterclass at UCB.

Emily crowned University College Birmingham Young Chef of the Year 2017

A schoolgirl whose chocolate dessert would "grace any restaurant" has been crowned University College Birmingham's Young Chef of the Year 2017.

Bocuse d'Or UK Academy officially launched with support from UCB

It's been on the table for a few years, but organisers of the UK team for the prestigious Bocuse d'Or global gastronomy competition have finally realised their dream of becoming an academy.

Kitchen facilities

Used for top chef competitions and demonstrations, our industry-standard kitchens provide a real working environment for our budding student chefs to hone their skills.

It's a fair crop as students turn over a new leaf

Trainee chefs gained an insight into the world of micro leaves during a visit to Britain’s biggest grower of the speciality crop.

Barchester Homes 'Chef of the Year' heat

Barchester Homes used UCB's kitchen facilities to host their competition for 'Chef of the Year' award 2014 as part of their annual care awards.

Hunt for UK's Best Oriental Young Chef is Back for 2015

Leading Oriental grocer Wing Yip has launched its annual search for the UK's top Oriental Cookery Young Chef.

Lecturer

Marco Sannio

Indian celebrity chef praises "world-beating" UCB

An acclaimed celebrity chef from India made a whistle-stop tour of UCB’s food education and training facilities – and declared them world class.

Talented young chefs graduate from Saturday academies

Food-loving schoolchildren have completed expert academies at UCB, boosting their bakery and cookery skills while learning about healthy eating.

Lecturer

Laura Cotterill

Golden anniversary celebrations get underway!

From 50p breakfasts, gold dust coffee, a celebration selfie photobooth, prize-winning chocolates for students and special cupcakes for staff to a pop-up shop selling exclusive 50th merchandise, golden anniversary celebrations are officially underway at UCB!

Lecturer

Paul Stewart

Louis lifts the title at inaugural Student Chef of the Year contest

A brand new competition featuring some of the brightest young chefs in the country has been won by a talented student from University College Birmingham.

Students support Whitworths on development of new vegan Protein By Nature range

University College Birmingham students have put their food training into action by supporting a top industry firm in the development of a new range of vegan products.

Sports lecturer Joe to appear on hit show Food Unwrapped

Sports therapy lecturer Joe Matthews is set to appear on an hour-long special of the hit Channel 4 show Food Unwrapped, starring farmer and much-loved TV personality Jimmy Doherty.

Four alumni return to find UCB transformed - 49 years after graduating

After graduating UCB in 1978, Mike Coombs and Mike Butler kept in touch via yearly Christmas cards. Last year, they managed to track down two more ex-classmates over the internet – over five decades since they all first started their…

Naomi Donald

Since graduating, Naomi has been instrumental in reducing youth violence, raising educational aspirations and developing pioneering research.

Kate Lamb

Kate couldn’t be more excited about introducing this first-of-its-kind degree designed to launch a host of careers in the education of primary-aged children.

Lecturer

Christine Alberto

Luke flies flag for England at Young Chef Olympiad in India

A University College Birmingham student is battling it out with star young chefs from around the globe at a prestigious worldwide competition this week.

Millie marvels as UCB students sweep the board

Extra hours of hard work paid off for student Millie Tibbins after she scooped second place in one of the country’s most prestigious competitions for young chefs.

UCB attempts record-breaking fourth win at Nestlé Professional Toque d'Or

University College Birmingham is on the verge of making history as it seeks a fourth win at the Nestlé Professional Toque d'Or competition – something no catering college in the UK has done before.

Ooh la la! Parisian chef gives masterclass in French cooking to UCB Professional Cookery apprentices and Chef Lecturers

Chef lecturers and apprentices at UCB were taught the crème de la crème of sophisticated French cuisine last week in a masterclass delivered by Phillippe Baillergeant, esteemed chef at the Jean-Drouant Hotel School of Paris.

Great start to the summer for NSS winners (1)

Fifteen lucky students won big for taking part in the 2015 National Student Survey (NSS). After 64% of UCB students completed the survey, submitting their views and opinions of UCB, the winners’ names were drawn at random and awarded prizes…

UCB recipe development is the sweetest thing

The Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers has announced its first ever affiliation in the UK - with University College Birmingham.

UCB celebrates record-breaking win at the Nestlé Professional Toque d'Or Competition

Success! UCB celebrates record-breaking win at the Nestlé Professional Toque d'Or for the fourth year in a row.

Chefs at UCB go back to school!

UCB Chef Lecturers Neil Rippington and Mathew Shropshall are going back to school to take part in Family Food Appreciation Workshops.

Students collaborate on foodie photoshoot

UCB Food and Consumer Management teamed up with photography students at Sandwell College to create professional photographs for recipes they created.

UCB chefs in the running for Young Seafood Chef of the Year 2015

Professional Cookery students Timothy Jones and Bozhidar Ivanov are perfecting their cookery skills in preparation for the grand final of Young Seafood Chef of the Year 2015 after winning a regional heat at City College, Norwich.

UCB compete in Toque d'Or Final

Following 8 months of preparation, training and hard work the UCB team (pictured with lecturers) have once again competed in the Nestle Toque d’Or final.

FCM Students Love Food Hate Waste

First Year Food and Consumer Management students have joined forces with WRAP and their Love Food Hate Waste campaign to produce quick, easy recipes which use the food leftovers which are so often thrown away.

From dad’s 50th KFC bucket cake to pastry sensations at Michelin Guide restaurant

An award-winning graduate chef who decided against A-levels in law or politics to follow her deep passion for baking has been snapped up by a Michelin Guide restaurant run by another former University College Birmingham student.

Pupils join International Chefs Day with stir-fry challenge at UCB

Budding kitchen stars got some top tips on healthy cooking when they took part in International Chefs Day at University College Birmingham.

World-famous Italian sculptor captivates after dropping into UCB to see his work

World-famous Italian sculptor Lorenzo Quinn got to hear why UCB chose his Leap of Faith masterpiece to display in McIntyre House during an impromptu visit to the University.

Bethanie secures "dream placement" to support LGBTQ+ community

A student who struggled to find support with her gender identity is closer to setting up her own organisation after clinching a “dream placement” with a Birmingham charity.

Students get creative in Zambia

Two UCB students travelled to Zambia as part of an initiative to provide recreational and educational activities to children in rural Africa.

UCB students ensure Tourism Symposium is the place to be

More than 100 movers and shakers from the tourism industry shared insights into everything from festivals to film tourism when they met at UCB.

Academic Support Worker

Sajid Mohammed

College of Food and The Atrium receive highest praise to retain gold accreditations

One of the UK’s top quality assurance organisations has described University College Birmingham as “one of the best, if not the best, catering colleges in the UK” in its assessment for two of the highest awards for colleges.

Work of hired@UCB leads to rise in internships across the pond

Dedication on the part of UCB's employability service has led to impressive growth in the number of internships being offered to students by employers in the USA.

Nathan uses his loaf in the Sandwich World Cup

Student chef Nathan Lane is bidding to become the world’s best sandwich maker with a gastronomic flight of fancy.

Students set healthy eating example for next generation on International Chefs Day

Students have served up a shining example of healthy eating to inspire the next generation of chefs as part of an annual event held at University College Birmingham.

Pupils put on a 'soup-er' show as part of International Chefs Day

Broccoli never tasted so good according to a group of Birmingham schoolchildren who took over one of the UCB kitchens in Summer Row to mark International Chefs Day.

Professional Cookery students' micro herb visit bursts with flavour

Professional Cookery students’ micro herb visit bursts with flavour from micro herbs to edible flowers, Professional Cookery degree students received more than a flavour of the garnishes that adorn today’s Michelin-starred plates during an inspirational study trip.

Tuk in! UCB graduate helps launch high-end patisserie brand Tuk Cakes

UCB graduate, Bake-off: The Professionals finalist and pastry extraordinaire Bharat Chandegra has, together with pastry chef Darryl Collins, helped to launch Tuk Cakes - a premium patisserie brand housed in an Italian style tuk-tuk in Resorts World, Birmingham.

TV chef Glynn Purnell and SORTEDfood's Ben Ebbrell back search for UCB Young Chef of the Year 2018

Celebrity chef Glynn Purnell and internet cooking star Ben Ebbrell have been unveiled as judges for the final of University College Birmingham's Young Chef of the Year 2018.

UCB Hospitality Higher Apprentice first in the country

UCB has signed up a Bromsgrove school chef to be the first Higher Level Apprentice in Hospitality Management in the country.

UCB holds Food Launch event to promote new GCSE

UCB worked with the Food Teacher’s Centre to host a special GCSE Food Launch event in preparation for the new GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition, which will be taught in schools as of September 2016.

Senior Lecturer in Postgraduate and CPD

Daniel Evans

Lecturer

Richard Dutton

UCB students know how to act FAST to save lives

Four students helped to save a man by calling an ambulance when they realised he was showing the symptoms of a life-threatening medical condition.

Training to help NHS staff guide patients through 'care maze' piloted at UCB

Thirty receptionists from GP surgeries across Birmingham have attended UCB to pilot an NHS training course designed to help them guide patients through the maze of care services.

PGCE Immersion Weeks

Trainee teachers at UCB devised a programme of creative learning opportunities for young children in partnership with Birmingham schools.

Craig Pinkney is an Educator of Excellence

Youth, Community and Families lecturer Craig Pinkney has won the ‘Educator of Excellence Award’ at Youth 4 Excellence’s ‘Celebrating Youth Excellence’ annual conference.

Alumni return to Summer Row after 40 years

A group of UCB graduates from the 1970s returned to Summer Row for a stroll down memory lane.

Lecturer

Holly Mills

Lecturer

Ros Davis

Senior Lecturer

Jill Nathan

Record year for student satisfaction at UCB

University College Birmingham is celebrating its best ever scores in the National Student Survey.

Chef Samina cooks for Prince William and Kate during Pakistan tour

A former Professional Cookery student at University College Birmingham had the honour of making the VIP in-flight meals for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during their recent five-day tour of Pakistan.

Student chefs secure spot in Young Seafood Chef of the Year final

Two young chefs from University College Birmingham are preparing to battle it out with students from around the country in the final of a national seafood competition.

A sparkling silver service at the NEC for UCB

A team of young chefs from UCB scooped silver at one of the country's most prestigious cookery competitions – with individual awards for outstanding achievement.

Ex-UCB student Josh stars on BBC's MasterChef: The Professionals

A former UCB cookery student revealed how he battled his nerves to impress the judges on the BBC’s Professional MasterChef show.

Andrew crowned the nation's best restaurant service lecturer

UCB front of house maestro Andrew Bisconti has been named the nation’s top restaurant service lecturer.

Chef lecturer Tony showcases his talent at Bocuse d'Or competition

UCB senior chef lecturer Tony Wright cooked up a storm at the Bocuse d’Or National Selection competition for the United Kingdom.

Employability Week inspires students

The College of Food’s February 2015 Employability week was a huge success, with VRQ Level 3 Chef Diploma students learning how their skills can be applied in the world of work and gaining an insight into possible career opportunities.

Bharat Chandegra

UCB graduate, Bake-off: The Professionals finalist and pastry extraordinaire Bharat Chandegra has, together with pastry chef Darryl Collins, helped to launch Tuk Cakes.

Senior Lecturer

Charlotte Thompson

Student chef Killoran ready, set, mango for Zest Quest Asia grand finale

A talented student chef from University College Birmingham has made the finals of this year’s Zest Quest Asia Tilda Challenge.

Stourbridge schoolgirl wins University College Birmingham Young Chef of the Year 2020

A Stourbridge schoolgirl has roasted the competition to win University College Birmingham’s Young Chef of the Year and the chance to cook at Raymond Blanc OBE’s Michelin-starred restaurant.

The Atrium hailed one of the best restaurants to visit after lockdown

A globally-renowned educational supplement has recommended people pay a visit to University College Birmingham’s Atrium restaurant for a mouth-watering meal when the coronavirus lockdown ends.

College of Food stars scoop fifth Nestlé Toque d'Or title for UCB

A team of students from University College Birmingham have seen off competition from around the UK to clinch...

Lecturer

Laura Holloway

Book your seat to see three inspirational speakers on International Women's Day!

A psychologist who has published a poetry book about her fascinating life journey, a researcher who explores the position of black, British female graduates and a former journalist who writes inspirational stories about women – you won’t want to miss…

UCB's first hospitality students tuck into feast of memories to kick-start golden anniversary

A group of University College Birmingham’s very first hospitality students were invited back for a feast of memories to kick-start celebrations for its golden anniversary year.

The Countess of Wessex officially opens McIntyre House at University College Birmingham

Her Royal Highness the Countess of Wessex today officially opened McIntyre House, a spectacular new centre for higher education and postgraduate study at University College Birmingham.

University College Birmingham to host Team Scotland 2022

Commonwealth Games Scotland announced today that University College Birmingham (UCB) is set to become its home from home for family, friends and team supporters at the 2022 Commonwealth Games and provide support for up to 300 Team Scotland athletes and…

The circus comes to UCB

Specialist Hair & Media Make-up students turned an open day into a circus as part of a creative showcase module.

MasterChef champ makes “emotional” return to college training ground to inspire next generation

Trainee chefs got to learn a lot more about new MasterChef: The Professionals champion Dan Lee during an “emotional” return trip to University College Birmingham, where he himself trained 12 years ago.

Roux Scholarship regional final held at UCB

University College Birmingham hosted one of the regional finals of the prestigious Roux Scholarship 2015.  Six of the 18 finalists worked in the university’s industry-standard kitchens to attempt this year’s challenge, with the remainder of the participants competing in a…

UCB chefs bag award at UK Young Seafood Chef of the Year final

Two student chefs from University College Birmingham have scooped an award in the final of a national seafood contest...

Another all-female final reveals Best Young Chef in the Midlands

University College Birmingham’s annual Young Chef of the Year competition, supported by Maple from Canada, culminated in an all-female final for the second year in a row, with 14-year-old Neve Doy coming out of the kitchen triumphant.

Aaron McLaughlin wins Wing Yip Oriental Cookery Young Chef of the Year 2017

A talented young chef from the Honourable Society of Lincolns Inn has won the coveted title - Wing Yip Oriental Cookery Young Chef of the Year 2017.

New free app to guide young people through UCB courses and careers

Teenagers can get a taste of further education at UCB without leaving home, thanks to an exciting new app. BeMe@UCB provides a fun, interactive look at the varied career paths open to students, whether it is working in tourism, childcare,…

Lecturer's social media and violence paper praised by Baroness Greenfield

A new report co-written by a UCB lecturer investigating the link between social media and youth violence has been labelled "urgent reading" by a member of the House of Lords.

Team work pays off for front of house students

UCB's front of house students are on a winning streak after picking up another clutch of awards.

Bakery and confectionery facilities

Our baking and product development laboratories feature the very latest equipment, while our Cakes and Bakes shop sells a wide range of baked goods made by our students.

From the Waldorf to the world: How graduate Andrew travelled the globe during 50 years in hospitality

A University College Birmingham graduate has returned to Summer Row fifty years on to reveal how his studies helped set him on the way to a remarkable global hospitality career.

Champion MMA fighter among experts to speak at UCB sports conference

Britain’s first female to compete in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is among the speakers at a conference to be staged at UCB next month. And she will be joined by a handful of other experts as the university stages…

Find Your People events programme helps student community bounce back from Covid

Campus life is buzzing again at University College Birmingham thanks to a major programme of events designed to bring students back together following the disruption of the coronavirus pandemic.

Free start-up school offers expert insight for University’s aspiring social entrepreneurs

Aspiring entrepreneurs at University College Birmingham have been invited to join a start-up school as part of a new partnership designed to support social enterprise.

Rebecca and Georgia off to Nestlé Professional Toque d'Or grand finals

A talented undergraduate chef and a formidable former front of house student are on their way to the grand finals

Champ to a ‘tea’: raising a glass to Toque d’Or victor Georgia

A former college student who became head waitress at The Ivy in Birmingham at the age of just 19 has won at this year’s Nestlé Professional Toque d'Or national finals.

University’s ‘Gold’ accreditation provides post-Covid boost for food and hospitality training

University College Birmingham has received the highest standard of approval from a leading industry body in recognition of its specialist training for the food and hospitality sectors seeking to bounce back from the coronavirus pandemic.

Killoran wins at Zest Quest Asia with rice cream dish made with lockdown leftovers

Professional Chef FdA student Killoran Wills was not only hailed first place runner up at yesterday’s grand finale, but won Best Use of Rice after a virtual cook-off, beamed live from the University’s training kitchens.

Full steam ahead for master’s students as new product proposals accepted for Vintage Trains

Postgraduate students from University College Birmingham are on track to make their mark in industry after successfully pitching new products to a heritage rail tour operator.

Students praised by top Birmingham chefs supporting fundraiser for young hospitality professionals

Students from UCB have been praised by top Birmingham chefs after assisting at a special fundraising lunch to support the next generation of hospitality professionals.

Star student chef Luke scoops bronze at International Young Chef Olympiad

A University College Birmingham student beat off competition from dozens of top young chefs around the world to claim a bronze medal at the International Young Chef Olympiad.

Bakery students create seven-layer Jubilee cake for Birmingham food bank

College students pulled out all the stops to create a seven-layer cake to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – and donated it to a city food bank.

Above and Beyond: Widening Participation for Apprenticeship Learners within Health and Social Care

Jane Murdoch and Aaron Bradbury based in the School of Education, Health and Community have had this article published in FE News.

Whale watching: students travel abroad to volunteer

UCB students jetted off to Arona, Tenerife to volunteer as Research Guides on the Atlantic Whale Foundation’s (AWF) whale watching boats.

Director of Apprenticeships

Gail Tipper

Judo ace off to World Championships after supporting Paralympians to glory in Tokyo

A judo ace studying at University College Birmingham is off to the Junior World Championships after supporting the Paralympic team to glory in Tokyo.

Rising Star Will aiming to inspire new generation of bakers after award win

A bakery graduate from University College Birmingham is eagerly hoping to inspire the next generation of young bakers after scooping a prestigious industry accolade.

C'est chic… Emilie is a model student

Makeup supremo Emilie Heyl produced a stunning magazine celebrating timeless French style for her final-year project at University College Birmingham.

UCB student is young UN global ambassador

BA (Hons) Business Enterprise student Joe Margetts has been invited to attend the Thessaloniki International Student Model United Nations (ThessISMUN) 2015 at The University of Macedonia in Greece.

Ibukunola Ajimokunola

Ibukunola got so much out of his master's degree at University College Birmingham, he went straight on to the PGCE to realise his dream of teaching round the world.

Lecturer

Laura Millerchip

Meet the experts at Specialist Hair and Media Make-up Employability Day!

Top professionals from the world of hair and make-up will be coming to meet University College Birmingham students at an employability event next week.

Special Hair and Media Makeup students can meet the experts

Specialist Hair and Media Make-up students can find out about exciting career opportunities at a special employability day on Friday, February 17.

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Each session gives your students a flavour of life at UCB and the opportunity to find out more about our vocational college courses through practical sessions with our expert team of staff.

UCB teams up with ICC on new work placement scheme

Students at University College Birmingham are gaining a unique insight into the planning and management of major events at the International Convention Centre (ICC) Birmingham.

College of Food graduate Megan honoured as 'Rising Star' at Baking Industry Awards

A University College Birmingham graduate is celebrating after winning an award at one of the most prestigious events in the baking industry.

New business and computing access courses launched to open path to university

University College Birmingham has stepped up its support for adults who want to move up in their education journey with the launch of two new access courses that open the path to a degree.

Bread to doughnuts: Ross wins dream job developing on-trend bakery goods

A bakery and patisserie graduate who had believed his autism could stand in the way of a university education has won a dream job developing doughnuts for Bakels Group and discovering new technology for bread.

Students work with MasterChef champ to serve up five-course VIP meal

Students from University College Birmingham had a lesson like no other when they got to work with MasterChef: The Professionals winner Dan Lee to prepare a five-course feast for VIP guests from across Birmingham.

Front of house trio come far to serve up something special at Hotelympia

Two years ago and for different reasons, UCB students Georgia Wheatley, Ryan Averill and Brett McSkimming all found themselves struggling with their place in the world. Fast forward to this week and the intrepid trio were only celebrating on one…

Sporting Excellence Scholarship

These scholarships are open to applicants from any country who are able to demonstrate excellence in sporting achievement.

International Sporting Excellence Scholarship

These scholarships are open to applicants from any country who are able to demonstrate excellence in sporting achievement.

Saturday Academies

Our Saturday Academies allow you to experience what it’s like studying bakery, chef or hospitality courses at University College Birmingham.

Glossary of admissions terms

See our A-to-Z of university terms to help you understand what our jargon really means.

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