Birmingham City University Reviews

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3.7 / 5
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seems like amazing communication from this uni! the staff seem amazing! good location in Birmingham. Birmingham is a big city so there’s bound to be lots of part-time/summer jobs if people need them.

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By classandexcellence
On 18th March 22

Applying to Birmingham City University

Entry Requirements

176-191 UCAS Points

Average range for Birmingham City University entry requirements. Varies depending on the course.


Offer and Acceptance Rates
Offers:
22,115
÷  
Applications:
34,480
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Offer rate:
64.1%
Acceptances:
5,100
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Applicants:
29,975
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Acceptance rate:
17.01%

This is the latest available data, published by UCAS - 30th January 2020. All data is based on UCAS standard definitions.


Covid-19 Response

TEACHING MODE:
Blended learning.
OPEN DAYS:
On-campus open day on 25th Jun.
TEACHING NOTES:
Large group lectures will be moved online for semester 1, but there will be teaching groups on the campus of around 30 people in size. Students will also be taught in subject bubbles to help contact tracing. You may need to wear a face-covering in your teaching room but the university will always make this clear if this is the case.
This is the latest available data taken from the bcu.ac.uk website on 18th May 2022. Read all universities responses in our Covid-19 university response article.

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Is BCU good for the course of MA luxury brand management?
By member767761 On 2nd April 22
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How far can you get in the employment world with the MSc project management certificate from BCU?
By member763548 On 5th November 21
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Are there any HND Jewellery students from Birmingham City University out there? The student survey results have mad me start to have secnd thoughts on whether to go on this course.
By member653266 On 30th December 20
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which Master of BUILDING SURVEYING in BCU or Salford uni is better? better city ? and as career field ?
By member851215 On 19th September 20
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Why is so many Luxury Brand Management students Asian?
By member1249553 On 28th June 20
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Student Review: 4.2 /5
By member568968 On 16th May 22

For a university Camus it is really welcoming and inviting. I enjoy spending my days within the building.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By member968522 On 26th April 22

Awful standard of teaching across the board, does not react to feedback (despite constantly asking for it), little to no social space, no campus feel due to buildings spread around the city. Would not recommend to anyone.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member568203 On 14th April 22

Excellent university. Lively city. Fantastic teaching/support for students and modern facilities.

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Student Review: 3.6 /5
By member567548 On 25th March 22

No massive complaints about the uni. There's plenty of opportunities to work on open days etc to earn, and weekly tutor meetings to discuss issues with modules.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By classandexcellence On 18th March 22

seems like amazing communication from this uni! the staff seem amazing! good location in Birmingham. Birmingham is a big city so there’s bound to be lots of part-time/summer jobs if people need them.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member891911 On 13th March 22

heard great things about this uni

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Student Review: 4.4 /5
By member767187 On 12th March 22

Overall great facilities. Sometimes a pain to book certain facilities.

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Student Review: 4.4 /5
By Kizzie11 On 2nd February 22

For the moment I joined BCU I was made to feel like apart of the BCU family. I am so happy I chose BCU as my university, the lectures are amazing and so are the course leaders and the team. I’m at city south doing nursing and the facilities deserve more then a 5 star, it’s amazing! Can’t wait to continue my course here.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member565681 On 26th January 22

Very good uni, I have no complaints

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Student Review: 3 /5
By member865578 On 21st January 22

Most good though there are improvements to be made. 1. Support services are not what they were promised to be. I have trouble with anxiety so signed up for some CBT. I waited for 40 minutes past the scheduled time and she never showed up. I emailed her once home and was told I should have reminded her. Just a little unprofessional... 2. Support statements are not passed onto staff as I was told they would be. This has led to many uncomfortable situations and definitely impacted my grades in the first year. I almost left university after telling staff I was too ill to come and present to them due to a chronic health condition. I said I would come and hand in my work as I lived very close by but couldn't do more than that. I was in pain and hadn't slept more than 4 hours over a couple of days. I was the bullied into presenting. As you can imagine, I couldn't concentrate and the lowest grade I have ever had.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member465496 On 19th January 22

It is a great specialised university that attends to the need of my field very well!

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Student Review: 4.8 /5
By member764704 On 7th December 21

The university is a very helpful and welcoming place of education, especially the Curzon Building having a great library and plenty of areas for studying ranging from completely silence to a more relaxed yet still study environment. Having great covid-19 and overall health and safety measures in place. As well as lord of communication via email to students on any changes / help and support for us.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member1364628 On 5th December 21

BCU is a great university. I think that it’s the best university in Birmingham if I do say so. I think it’s fun and it’s welcoming and comfortable

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Student Review: 3.6 /5
By member1164609 On 4th December 21

The standard of teaching is good for niche subjects like mine, the sound engineering course has loads of facilities for students like me. There’s lots of job opportunities too

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member764608 On 4th December 21

Haven’t experienced too much because of the lockdown and restrictions, but it’s decent so far

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Student Review: 3.8 /5
By member564607 On 4th December 21

Overall a good university. Lots of places to study and get work done!

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Student Review: 3.6 /5
By member1164606 On 4th December 21

The internet is weak but the teaching is solid, facilities are great and the campus is split into 3 very professional sections

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Student Review: 4.4 /5
By member564605 On 4th December 21

Deciding to go to BCU was probably the best last minute decision I’ve made in my life. People are friendly, teachers are supportive and make sure you understand the work. The societies are fun and are a great chance to make friends. There’s always something going on. Last year was obviously dampened a bit by the pandemic so this year felt like my first year and it’s been great!

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Student Review: 4.4 /5
By member1164482 On 2nd December 21

Good university very modern. A lot of things to do and easy to find your way around

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Student Review: 3.2 /5
By member659756 On 24th November 21

My university is a good uni but due to covid we have not been able to have the full experience

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Student Review: 3.2 /5
By member1064129 On 23rd November 21

My experience so far of the university has had its ups and downs. The main negative is that my lessons keep getting moved and I keep getting moved to a different classroom. The positive is the staff are so friendly and the facilities are great.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member1364057 On 20th November 21

I genuinely enjoy having a starbucks everyday at uni x

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Student Review: 3.2 /5
By xDjmsjfgiex On 20th November 21

The study facilities are pretty great but the wifi is spotty at best, especially in the newer part of the Curzon building. I found the SU to claim to be helpful but never received any help from them whatsoever, and the careers service don't know what they're doing. However, the teaching staff for the School of English are wonderful

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member1164055 On 20th November 21

Great place lotjssjsnsksksjns jaksjsksnb sksnnsn

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member764052 On 20th November 21

Blended learning works really good.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member764036 On 19th November 21

Good experience Would definitely recommended

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Student Review: 5 /5
By Zinah On 19th November 21

Very kind, supportive, understanding and on top of that very clean..

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Student Review: 4.8 /5
By member1064021 On 19th November 21

It’s a good university and I would recommend applying for a course there, especially healthcare

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Student Review: 4.8 /5
By member864018 On 19th November 21

I cannot comment on the clubs and societies as I have not looked into them. The campus is lovely with lots of open spaces.

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Student Review: 3.4 /5
By member1263998 On 19th November 21

I enjoy attending this university however because i dont spend the longest time within the university i dont have much to say about the university

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Student Review: 4.2 /5
By member1263847 On 15th November 21

It’s a great place to study go be honest the best part is the library and it’s view

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Student Review: 1.8 /5
By member1263822 On 12th November 21

I want to end my life because of this university they have put me through so much I would rather not live anymore, not supportive one bit.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By ConnorLanc On 22nd September 21

BCU has offered a wide range of benefits while studying there! The quiz night supplied by the students union is the best so far!

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Student Review: 2.6 /5
By member1262381 On 17th September 21

One of the worst University Dr. POONAM leacture is the worst if you want to fail in the subject choose this Birmingham City University pass rate for MSc in Project management, construction management and supply chain management is taken care of Dr. POONAM so many students fail in her subject and she is doing this wanted i don't understand what is up maybe she really needs a break from university.

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Student Review: 4.2 /5
By member1261662 On 11th August 21

Parkside is gorgeous. The shops in there, facilities, rooms, it was great. Never bothered with societies

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Student Review: 3.6 /5
By member1161506 On 31st July 21

BCU offer a lot of facilities and help for students! Living close to the university makes it easier for me to access the libraries when I need and tutors

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member561160 On 21st July 21

So far my experience at BCU has been great with very intuitive lectures despite being online and constant support and feedback from lecturers even when I didn’t ask for it.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member660911 On 13th July 21

It’s been amazing I love every moment it’s been so much fun

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Student Review: 4.8 /5
By member660837 On 8th July 21

Good university and facilities Modern and good teaching

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member1060700 On 3rd July 21

BCU delivers its courses in the most engaging ways and the lecturers make an effort to go an extra mile for the students to understand the topics. I'm glad to have chosen BCU as my university to complete my degree certification. I highly recommend them as the go-to campus.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member1060532 On 25th June 21

Birmingham City University is a good place to make new friends

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member1260287 On 18th June 21

Amazing university with good support system.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By member1360286 On 18th June 21

Amazing university should always go

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member760182 On 16th June 21

Had a lovely first year, I look forward to the same next year. Shoutout to the English department

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member460183 On 16th June 21

Really good and supportive staff at BCU.

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Student Review: 3.2 /5
By member1060132 On 15th June 21

Only went into class for ~6 months due to Covid, but the classrooms were clean and newly refurbished. Never joined any societies as it requires registering through the student union website (which used the wrong name for me)

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member1060102 On 14th June 21

My university experience has been great. During the pandemic I had more involvement within societies and the student union. There is so much support and facilities for students. The only downfall I have noted is this sense of independency. If students don't seek out these facilities/services themselves, then they won't be provided to them. This explains why so many students aren't aware of other things that university can provide which aren't part of their course. Yes, we do get certain emails, but these services/facilities are lost within them as students get bombarded with too many emails. The emails that do have information contain a small amount that can be easily missed. I think an idea for improvement would be an introduction on the "YourPages" on Moodle. Most of us didn't see this as we never had anyone show us. This explains why there aren't as many students are only participating in the educational aspect of university.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member959829 On 10th June 21

It’s kind of okay, Bagot is calm

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Student Review: 2.2 /5
By member1259505 On 3rd June 21

Been at home the whole time need a refund really

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Student Review: 1.6 /5
By member1159391 On 1st June 21

facilities could benefit from improvement but other than that no complaints

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member959376 On 1st June 21

despite covid affecting us the staff have been extremely helpful.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By member1059271 On 29th May 21

Online classes, staff don’t like to help students

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Student Review: 3.8 /5
By member859104 On 27th May 21

This university has a great teachers but the staff is very unhelpful in nature, since the classes are still online I don't have that much experience.

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Student Review: 3.8 /5
By member1158575 On 23rd May 21

Nice staff, good campus facilities. Nice location right in the centre

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Student Review: 1 /5
By member628759 On 22nd May 21

needs to communicate with students more

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Student Review: 2 /5
By member658531 On 21st May 21

It's okay, has very friendly staff and has what you need when doing your work if you ask around. Overall its a good university.

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Student Review: 3.4 /5
By member1058170 On 18th May 21

BCU is a decent university but there are definitely flaws. Throughout the pandemic, a lot of staff members have gone silent on the students, particularly those in leadership positions and it has made students feel a bit isolated. Some staff have been exceptional though and in general, the university is good but a little disorganised at times.

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Student Review: 4.2 /5
By member458110 On 18th May 21

A wonderful University that has so much to offer. The facilities are brilliant and the teaching is great as well.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member958030 On 17th May 21

A very committed and supportive team of staff that are always willing to help.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By Member90927 On 23rd April 21

City location is good but the accommodation is overpriced

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Student Review: 1 /5
By member955086 On 20th April 21

What an amazing university, I definitely would reccomend ! Not great in all aspects but still lots of money paid to students to keep them happy.

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Student Review: 3.6 /5
By member1056253 On 14th April 21

It's alright, I suppose. The administration teams are absolutely awful though. They take ages to reply to an email and you have to keep checking in to even get a response, which is quite concerning considering your career choice is in their hands.

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Student Review: 2.4 /5
By member656146 On 13th April 21

Haven’t been on campus much due to covido

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Student Review: 4.2 /5
By member756116 On 13th April 21

It has been a good experience this year

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Student Review: 1.8 /5
By member988637 On 25th March 21

Like many universities , poor handling of COVID

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Student Review: 5 /5
By Aseema Das On 24th March 21

Great teaching and a nice student environment with all facilities and vibrant student life.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By member873822 On 23rd March 21

The campus building looks okay, but the accommodation itself is not good enough in my opinion!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member855147 On 11th March 21

It was okay, inspire of the COVID situation.

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Student Review: 1.4 /5
By member555141 On 11th March 21

Bagot accommodations is the worst, Dirty, unhygienic, found a rat, Racist, poor reception service, charged extra money Don’t do Bagot

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member754740 On 27th February 21

Nice University, many facilities

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member754475 On 22nd February 21

Nice place to study when away from home :)

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Student Review: 3.6 /5
By member454365 On 19th February 21

Good university enjoy my time here

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member1154366 On 19th February 21

enjoying it so far just wish that covid didn’t restrict the on campus experience

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Student Review: 2.2 /5
By member554010 On 9th February 21

As a nursing student starting in a January cohort. There was very little involvement from the student unions. The facilities were below par and the majority of the teachers were shockingly poor.

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Student Review: 4.6 /5
By member753464 On 13th January 21

Underrated Uni, Good clean and modern campus, graduate+ there to help always

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Student Review: 4.6 /5
By member953453 On 12th January 21

Graduated Interior Arch & Design. We are provided with plenty of free software (I do not count 2017 as it was the first year the course was running). The course has so much to it that I stopped having a daily life. My daily life was Interior Architecture and design. Always felt like I am not doing enough and had so many breakdowns due to that. But some of us have it easy way (especially if you got related background) and some of us have it the hard way. It is a very broad course and I think it is delivered very well. Now I am more creative than I ever was. I would say that COVID made the studies much harder, but if you are going to stude IAD, you won't miss out on a lot. The course is more practise than anything. I would say - the thing I lacked the most was the extra time which I could spend in workshops or societies. I believe it is not shocking that I could not make the time, afterall I was foreign student who doesn't get any finance and works for food and accomodation..

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member852961 On 7th December 20

One of the best in Birmingham, great support from faculty, student support is amazing and academically a great place to study and learn. Close to the city centre and new street station is all in walking distance

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Student Review: 5 /5
By kezzer_king On 1st December 20

BCU I feel is a fantastic University. After open day it was 100% my first choice! It is spacious has a large restaurant, coffee spaces and even a Starbucks! It has a huge library and study area if you want to work alone or with friends. The staff are fantastic and they are there to help you throughout your journey at university.

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Student Review: 3.4 /5
By Faye Osafo On 1st December 20

Good and educational- nice place to study

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Student Review: 2.4 /5
By member1252127 On 14th November 20

The uni is good, clean, well managed and a nice environment

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Student Review: 1 /5
By member752009 On 10th November 20

Ruined mainly by covid. Instead of being on a 1-week timetable, we are given a 2-week timetable even though this should not be the case as all monitors within the uni, especially in the computing department have webcams meaning all lectures should be at the same time weekly as those with a low tuition loan and no help form families cannot get the work needed to pay rent and food.

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Student Review: 3.8 /5
By member1051812 On 27th October 20

They are just there, and don't care much about their international students. Getting an extension is a war. I would have avoided them if I knew what I know now.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By meganhil27 On 22nd October 20

love this uni could not fault them at all. would recommend

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Student Review: 5 /5
By Ohmzma On 22nd October 20

This year is weird, i dont know how i would have managed

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Student Review: 1.8 /5
By member1350915 On 3rd September 20

The wifi in on campus is poor, the canteens are terribly expensive for the quality of food and the campus is generally crowded.

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Student Review: 4.4 /5
By member550704 On 23rd August 20

I had an amazing time at BCU. The support was fantastic - I needed additional support due to health conditions and this was no problem at all. My personal tutor was great, and (almost) all of my tutors were knowledgeable (many have got very impressive credentials!) and approachable, with my final year being particularly engaging. All in all I'll definitely miss BCU!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member750602 On 18th August 20

I don't know why this University is so underrated. In my opinion, one of the best Universities in UK. You will get all campus facilities, very friendly and helpful teachers, amazing student union as well as career services.

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Student Review: 3.4 /5
By member950298 On 6th August 20

Great resources on offer and a lot of extra support

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member1149639 On 2nd July 20

Honestly couldn’t be happier with my choice. Amazing building and resources and my course was everything i hoped for. Just don’t make the mistake of living at The Heights (the student roost) it really ruined my first year

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Student Review: 3 /5
By Bea On 25th June 20

Good facilities for Media students (expensive equipment hire for free, filming/radio studios etc) but I think you have to be good at what you choose to study even before you start uni, since you don't really learn much. Maybe it was my mistake to take a broad course without picking the speciality right away but I was hoping to get as much as possible and learn about more various media sectors by going to different modules: TV, journalism, magazine production/graphic design, events etc). Well that did not work out since after graduation I couldn't get any job within the media sector and I realised that I wasn't even feeling confident with my knowledge or experience enough. I didn't even feel the student life vibes there (maybe because I was 2-3 years older than most of the course mates) and other 'kids' seemed arrogant. Also, NOT a good choice for European students since the uni had mainly 'locals'. All my friends I had were going to UCB, where vibes were different for foreigners.

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Student Review: 4.4 /5
By member849438 On 19th June 20

It’s a great uni with great staff and great amenities.

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Student Review: 4.8 /5
By member949250 On 11th June 20

Great university, lovely staff and lovely students. The library has good facilities and lots of space to work.

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Student Review: 4.4 /5
By Hannah Elder On 5th June 20

I am a first year student at Bcu and have enjoyed my time there , the campus is lovely and feels super homely .

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member1049047 On 4th June 20

A good university with good facilities.

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Student Review: 1.8 /5
By member848978 On 3rd June 20

No student support, they just care about the money... and everything is a big mess, nobody knows anything, they don't know, who and how to apply, if you any problem, you don't get any help, and you can be sure, someone will mess up your life there

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member1148730 On 27th May 20

nice location in the city centre

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Student Review: 3.6 /5
By member1348639 On 22nd May 20

Uni sent us gloves and masks to help us to prevent COVID-19. So sweet.

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Student Review: 2.8 /5
By member946937 On 25th March 20

I attended the School of Art at Margaret St Campus. The Masters program is a disgrace. If you have a problem no one will help and the teaching is very poor and they have no awareness of mental health issues or just don’t care. Now I have lots of debit and didn’t learn much at all. It is a very toxic environment.

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Student Review: 4.2 /5
By jessdowling97 On 20th March 20

I have had a really positive experience at Birmingham City University studying Education Studies.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By Luke97 On 29th January 20

Unreal university, great facilities, great societies can’t complain.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By member544413 On 13th December 19

The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire is fantastic. Facilities and support from staff are excellent and ( I dare say) world-class. Shame it is tarnished with the same brush as BCU. Dealing with BCU is an absolute pain from getting passed from department to department looking to solve an issue it took an entire semester to sort out.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By member943951 On 22nd November 19

Difficult to summarise the experiences at City South, like numerous other students I also believe Birmingham City University do not care about their students. It is a in a constant battle with students rather than supporting and helping and listening to them, they can tell you what they can't do for this which is one of their strengths. Student Union is non existing, learning support is difficult, I wish I had chosen a different university to study the whole experience has not been worth the money. Beware of the false promises!!

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Student Review: 3.2 /5
By member1243877 On 21st November 19

Knowledgeable research staff and lecturers with good facilities.

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Student Review: 4.4 /5
By Calzinator On 20th November 19

The university is great but the wifi fluctuates, sometimes it can be great to connect on to but the other half of the time it is awful to connect and actually get to use it.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By member1043193 On 5th November 19

Teaching staff great the rest of the university is shambolic and don’t deserve the business they get. Continuous errors and lies by other departments - be prepared to be past from Pilar to Post and life being made a living hell! When things don’t go right they are beyond a joke! Nearly 6 months on and basic issues not resolved.

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Student Review: 4.6 /5
By member1043004 On 29th October 19

Students at societies are not welcoming

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member1042614 On 8th October 19

Brilliant university. Great installations, wonderful staff. Wifi is a bit inconsistent at times.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member1240961 On 1st August 19

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Student Review: 2.8 /5
By member1139851 On 22nd June 19

Does the student union even exist, if it does it sure isn’t making itself known. There has been no attempt to let students know of what clubs or societies are around or how to sign up for them. These societies do not host events either.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member439782 On 19th June 19

Lots of help if it’s needed and lots of things always going on around campus.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By AmeMcQ On 17th June 19

The university is well placed and has lots of areas for study and relaxing, there are a large number of societies and an overall good vibe across the entire campus, the staff are also very supportive and help you to get the most out of your experience at BCU

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Student Review: 3.8 /5
By member738967 On 5th June 19

I like the university and the city

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Student Review: 3 /5
By member937620 On 3rd May 19

Quick wifi, lots of facilities on campus

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Student Review: 3 /5
By member837552 On 1st May 19

your actually milking it i don't care

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member1337177 On 17th April 19

Good goog good good good good good good good

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Student Review: 4 /5
By myasu2 On 17th April 19

Good overall experience of being here.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By member537125 On 16th April 19

Worst uni. Going through the fee status questionnaire is time consuming and the documenty they are asking for is so stupid. We need to proof if they are ur parents or not.

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Student Review: 4.8 /5
By member737120 On 16th April 19

I love my university however the canteen could use some improvements.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member937112 On 16th April 19

great great great great grea tgreat great great great great greatgreat great great great great great

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Student Review: 1.6 /5
By DislikeBCU On 12th April 19

People are nice but the university itself is disappointing. The shop in the campus charged students ridiculous prices. Providing no materials to support students in their projects. Tutors act like we have no life, replying to students with vile email threatening to withdraw them from university no matter how hard the students ‘ personal lives are, to protect their own reputation. When asking for help, tutors are unsupportive. Being charged for using university ‘s facilities, paying £9250 a year purely to get a degree with no further support. Will never recommend to anyone

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Student Review: 1 /5
By member836310 On 28th February 19

Worst uni I have seen in my life they don’t care about students , rude teaching , money minded university , nearly 1 % qualified facility all others are just trash 0/10 for this university getting a degree is wasting time, money and energy.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member735822 On 4th February 19

Nice friendly uni and in the middle of the city

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Student Review: 2.6 /5
By lauraemilym On 3rd January 19

Currently studying Radiography at Birmingham City and I have mixed feelings about it all. The university is modern and there are plenty of teaching spaces, however I sometimes struggle to find social spaces to sit and talk with others. I expected there to be between 40-60 people on my course judging by what other universities said but somehow there are almost 120 students. Because of this the timetable department constantly has the group starting early and finishing very late with large time gaps in between to be able to put us in a lecture theatre. One of my modules isn't very interesting and seems like a waste of time, I sometimes feel like it would be better to use that time to increase the number of hours on the physics and anatomy modules. At City South Campus, there's no student union presence since all of the clubs and societies are over at City Centre, so it is easy to feel a bit cut off from everyone else.

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Student Review: 3.6 /5
By member0022 On 18th September 18

Student union pub was great, the facilities were amazing.

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Student Review: 3.4 /5
By AlexB On 25th August 18

The SU doesn't do too much, the accommodation team seem to be trying to get as much money out of students living in their halls as possible, especially with the blatant lies about what the accommodation includes.

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Student Review: 1.6 /5
By member433574 On 23rd August 18

It has been awful, anyone who says this uni is good is only in their first year. THIS UNIVERSITY DOES NOT CARE ABOUT IT'S STUDENTS!!!! If you can get that through your heads then you won't be disappointed (maybe) if you go here. Everything that this uni does is to further it's own name, often at the expense of providing a good student experience. This is often demonstrated by their lack of response following a student complaint/feedback. It has a 10% drop-out rate across ALL it's courses! I don't know how they can say that they have 82% student satisfaction (I can only imagine it's because they do not include negative comments in their scores). The only good thing about my whole experience is that my course has been funded by the NHS which means I leave without any student dept. Even then I don't think it has been value for money... If I could give this univeristy an overall score of no stars, then I would.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member432553 On 25th June 18

Good experience, excellent staff in the sports department. Provided all the support needed and the course content was clearly outlined and followed prior to the course commencing.

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Student Review: 1.4 /5
By member531673 On 19th May 18

Very poor. At City South you are cut off from the social aspect of the uni - everything is at City Centre Campus. There is next to no Student Union presence here at the south campus. This university doesn't care about the students, it only cares about making themselves look good in the league tables. This means that you better forget about complaining since your complaints will never be addressed.

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Student Review: 1.4 /5
By member531673 On 19th May 18

Very poor. Currently doing Speech and Language Therapy at City South Campus. The staff don't know what they are doing. There is no consistency in the marking from one lecturer to another, and the results are never moderated. They aren't positive markers and seem to believe that you have infinite time and word limits to write assignments. The course is badly structured. You'll often hear them go on about a 'spiraling curriculum' in which you build on previous knowledge. Sounds good right?! Only in theory though - in reality, it means that you learn everything in the first year and when the time comes for you to put it all together for the final year placement, you've forgotten most of it. The course focuses a lot on the paediatric aspect of speech therapy which isn't helpful since we are also assessed on the adult side of speech therapy. At City South you are cut off from the social aspect of the uni - everything is at City Centre Campus. There is next to no Student Union presence here.

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Student Review: 1.2 /5
By member730539 On 25th February 18

very poor.. A lot of racism in the university

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Student Review: 3.4 /5
By Sam129027 On 26th January 18

Generally good so far. Course is interesting but lecturers are very hit and miss; some are great and some are poor. The uni itself has great facilities. The nightlife is also great as it’s in the centre of Birmingham. My accommodation isn’t great tho

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Student Review: 3.4 /5
By Sam129027 On 26th January 18

Generally good so far. Course is interesting but lecturers are very hit and miss; some are great and some are poor. The uni itself has great facilities. The nightlife is also great as it’s in the centre of Birmingham. My accommodation isn’t great tho

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Student Review: 3.4 /5
By Sam129027 On 26th January 18

Generally good so far. Course is interesting but lecturers are very hit and miss; some are great and some are poor. The uni itself has great facilities. The nightlife is also great as it’s in the centre of Birmingham. My accommodation isn’t great tho

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Student Review: 4 /5
By saurabh On 13th December 17

Brilliant environment for studies and best knowledge providers. cheers.!!

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Student Review: 4.8 /5
By member929185 On 25th November 17

I am currently studying Fine art at Margaret Street and moved from a different institute into the second year, I am overjoyed with how welcoming everyone has been, the staff and the students also. The student union doesn't really exist, but there are so many clubs to join. This doesn't really matter though, AS THE CITY IS WHERE TO BE ON A NIGHT OUT....THATS WHAT ITS THERE FOR. Curzon and Parkside are fantastic too, with amazing facilities. There are many career talks and presentations that you can go to, BUT just remember, especially all those writing negative reviews about BCU, WHAT YOU PUT INTO UNI, IS WHAT YOULL GET OUT OF IT!!!!!

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Student Review: 1.6 /5
By firstyearwastheworst On 12th May 17

Facilities were loud, impossible to work in sometimes so had to use other universities as a place to study. Hires and loans is a train wreck.

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Student Review: 1.8 /5
By member926017 On 3rd March 17

As abysmal as my time was here, the nightlife did have its ups so there was at least something there to take my mind off of all the trouble.

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Student Review: 2.4 /5
By member825058 On 14th December 16

Overall I regret choosing this university. Since the campuses now share a common space (they are moving everything to Millennium Point area) there's no additional parking, no additional transport, and the canteens are busier (and more expensive) than ever before. Course content: generally poor value. Tutors do their best in the convoluted and restrictive framework to which they work in. Courses are shortened/deadlines extended/assessment criteria changed/etc at the drop of a hat. Lecturers are either (a) so sedentary they're complacent and just do the bare minimum, (b) blag their way through the lecture they were given just this morning to deliver, or (c) recognise the failings of everyone else so work twice as hard as a result, in the quest to give the students some actual value. Student engagement has plummeted since 2014, which is when I started. Staff turnover is quite high (see above!) so consistency is absent. Complaints about couse content get ignored.

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Student Review: 1.4 /5
By member624072 On 23rd September 16

Don't let the fancy new buildings fool you. If you have any mental issues or are an international student, AVOID AT ALL COST! Also, the lecturers are unprofessional and really have no idea what they were talking about.

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Student Review: 4.6 /5
By Student123 On 12th September 16

Spent £63 million on a brand new campus which is excellent but they have neglected students needs in the meantime in terms of teaching due to the change over and teachers having to learn new things. Could have made a bigger library as there is never any room unless you get there at 8am for a seat and sit there all day.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By dhm1982 On 9th September 16

Limited to no support for students with SpLD/dyspraxia.

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Student Review: 1.2 /5
By member623912 On 5th September 16

wouldnt move me to another course because i had done certain modules that relate to the course i wanted to be transferred to. Very unfair uni terms and conditions regarding transfers for courses.

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Student Review: 1.8 /5
By member1023634 On 16th August 16

I attended the conservatoire which when through a lot of changes whilst I was there. What didn't change was the lack of facilities, based on the plans for the new building the same over crowding issues will exist. There simply aren't enough practice rooms. The teaching is mostly good. Feedback for performances can be somewhat subjective. There are too many orchestral projects to distract from personal practice and improvement.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By member623123 On 11th July 16

Very good would encourage people

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Student Review: 3.6 /5
By member421816 On 13th April 16

excellent facilities, always something on, student union is a bit small

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Student Review: 3 /5
By member621782 On 13th April 16

The building is beautiful and easy yo find your way around, SU closes too early though, the library is very good too

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member00000000 On 25th February 16

City centre campus is lovely ! Constant joy studying here

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Student Review: 4.4 /5
By member717569 On 29th October 15

The facilities have really improved over the last few years and our brand new city centre campus is incredible.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By Ignas On 20th October 15

You can find a perfect opportunities here, to study, to party. Facilities are great, especially if its related with creative studies.

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Student Review: 3.6 /5
By member717163 On 20th October 15

Very good university with excellent facilities however could do with a wider range of societies.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By MEA1997 On 19th October 15

I love it here! Felt so welcome from Day 1, so much support provided and facilities are amazing!

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Student Review: 4.6 /5
By member816982 On 19th October 15

We have a brand new campus and it is beautiful. Our SU is a pub built into the uni and is often a meeting place for societies

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Student Review: 3.4 /5
By member416796 On 16th October 15

Overall decent uni, just not a great campus

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Student Review: 4.4 /5
By member7991 On 15th October 15

not a lot of social activities at south campus but lots of help by student union to get you to the places you need to go for clubs and societies

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Student Review: 3.4 /5
By harleyjem On 5th October 15

The city centre campus is very modern and nice to study in, with all the facilities you could need. There are lots of different societies, something for everyone.

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Student Review: 4.4 /5
By member1215956 On 29th September 15

Erasmus student who is impressed with the warm welcome from the SU and staff, with a fabulous sociable vibe going on.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member1215456 On 17th September 15

Great university, I've had so much support and been given so many opportunities.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member814798 On 17th August 15

It's amazing students and teachers

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member914750 On 16th August 15

There's brilliant things to do when you go to Birmingham city university!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member814719 On 14th August 15

BCU is an amazing University, the staff and courses are great. Facilities and buildings are modern and in a buzzing city location.

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Student Review: 4.6 /5
By member614490 On 7th August 15

BCU is great! Such a lovely campus in the city centre and such welcoming staff and students :)

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member811086 On 12th July 15

Great university. The people as well as the staff are kind hearted and always approach you with a smile.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By IggyLdn On 11th July 15

Great experience. Met a lot of really engaged students. Facilities are really nice as BCU prides themselves on giving the best and practical experience for its graduates.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member1211072 On 11th July 15

Quite a friendly environment and easy to find classes. Beautiful spacious campus. Great facilities and an active students union.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By CityGirl95 On 11th July 15

I have thoroughly enjoyed my experience at BCU as a first year and look forward to the following years to come.

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Student Review: 3.2 /5
By member1011064 On 11th July 15

good university but there are restrictions with learning facilities due to limited resources. Im not aware of any ongoing societies or clubs so it limits social interactions between people from different courses.

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Student Review: 4.4 /5
By member611029 On 10th July 15

It's a great university within a great city

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Student Review: 3.2 /5
By member611028 On 10th July 15

City south campus boasts excessive facilities based on education and course related. However in terms of non academic resources including students union the university lacks

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Student Review: 4.6 /5
By member410982 On 10th July 15

It's great and the links and opportunities get involved in industry links related to any course are outstanding if your looking for good job prospects BCU is the one.

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Student Review: 2.2 /5
By member1210969 On 10th July 15

Bad university. Dont care about the student at all. Only cares about the money your paying them.

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Student Review: 2.8 /5
By member910936 On 10th July 15

Not much to do in students union but shop is very cheap.

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Student Review: 4.4 /5
By member910929 On 10th July 15

Health department is incredible. Soo many resources. So helpful. And city centre campus is amazing.

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Student Review: 3.6 /5
By member410927 On 10th July 15

Personally I am not supprised that this uni has dropped so much on the league tables. I would not recommend Birmingham City university for anyone wanting to do the Economics and Finance degree. The reason being the level and quantity of teaching is very lacking. During my second year of uni teaching hours were only 8 hours per week where as other uni's which offer very similar courses such as Coventry uni's 'financial economics' degree had double the teaching hours if not more. During the entire year we felt like BCU were trying to get away with the bare minimum of teaching hours and what was actually taught. Personally I don't believe it should even be called a BA, more a foundation degre due to the lack of mathematical modules or even Econmetrics, a very important component of Economics, that's right a finance degree with little maths, something that would quite badly affect post graduate prospects, I would personally recommend doing this course elsewhere

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Student Review: 2.6 /5
By member710926 On 10th July 15

Poor tutoring from lazy or stubborn individuals. Not near enough computers available to use at the university. Car park is not big enough and the price went from £1 per day to £2, costing students even more money that they can't afford.

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Student Review: 4.4 /5
By CourteousPrancer1348 On 10th July 15

Good future ahead for bcu, more focus on engineering though!

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Student Review: 3.4 /5
By Lynzellen On 10th July 15

New campus seems promising and great students :)

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Student Review: 4.6 /5
By member610885 On 10th July 15

Prepared me well for the real world lots of career help and support.

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Student Review: 4.4 /5
By member1110865 On 10th July 15

They are there when you need help and advice

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Student Review: 4.6 /5
By bethan_ellis On 10th July 15

Really fantastic 1st year as a student nurse

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Student Review: 1.6 /5
By member810835 On 10th July 15

Shambles. Joke modules which were easier than gcse. Yet when you tell lectures that they don't like it and somehow your grades drop and when you ask why they can't provide any feedback! Corrupt bastards. Email proof I have as well.

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Student Review: 3.4 /5
By member1110811 On 10th July 15

So far, after a year, I have enjoyed my time at BCU. There is a lot to get involved in and I plan on trying more things in second year.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By SNasseri On 10th July 15

Great help and support throughout the course!

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Student Review: 4.6 /5
By _mk.t On 10th July 15

Great balance of academic studies and fun. Love it.

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Student Review: 4.2 /5
By member810765 On 10th July 15

Great design of new campus in september and a lot of good societies to join. In regards to career prospects, excellent guidance is provided.

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Student Review: 4.4 /5
By member1110762 On 10th July 15

It is a very good university you get the help that you need & meet alot of new friendly people

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Student Review: 4.4 /5
By member1210761 On 10th July 15

From start to finish excellent! Staff, resources etc. everything is on point!

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Student Review: 2.2 /5
By member710755 On 10th July 15

The university is good but they will only care about you if you suck up to them. The lessons are interactive but outside of the lessons it's hard to get involved unless you are one of their super stars.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By _naomievans On 10th July 15

BCU provides a lot of experiences for all students. The nightlife is amazing as there is somewhere for everyone, depending on varying music tastes. The uni is full of friendly, enthusiastic lectures and staff who do their best to get the best out of their students!

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Student Review: 3 /5
By member109466 On 29th June 15

Birmingham City University is good if you live on campus. However if not it is hard take advantage of the facilities.

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Student Review: 3.2 /5
By member46745 On 23rd April 15

only heard from SU during election periods, not many computers in millennium point

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Student Review: 3.2 /5
By member96696 On 23rd April 15

Student union is pathetic it is never open and drink prices are no better than the weatherspoons or pub across the road.

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Student Review: 3.3 /5
By member106613 On 23rd April 15

millennium point university is a brilliant modern uni and my course fashion business and promotion is a brilliant course lots of opportunities. But it would be a lot better if it was a campus university and the student union actually had nights out which people wants to go to.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By member66513 On 22nd April 15

a good university, however no help given to those with dyslexia. Library should be open 24/7 instead

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