University College Birmingham’s mission is to ensure its students can follow their passion and learn the industry skills employers want from graduates and that meet today’s skills agenda.
Enterprise and practical experience is a key focus across its degree courses, which cover the areas of health and nursing, education, sport and physiotherapy, business and tourism, computing and cyber security, engineering and sustainable construction, food and creative services.
In the heart of Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter, the university works with over 1,000 employers locally, nationally and globally to ensure students have diverse industry experiences and that they can complete their studies as a confident, career-ready graduate with specialist knowledge.
This is bolstered by the fact that many of its degrees are awarded by the University of Warwick, ranked 6th in the UK by The Guardian League Table 2022. This is a developing partnership between the two universities that aims to open progression pathways and have far-reaching benefits for learners.
Fully-inclusive, the university has a diverse student population, 56% of whom come from within 30 miles of Birmingham, and through key partnerships, is committed to widening access to university, regardless of background.
Student support is paramount and the university not only won University of the Year at the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2022, but the top award for student support, as voted for by students themselves.
The university has invested £144 million into its facilities over the past decade, including cutting edge sports facilities, and is about to start building a Sustainable Construction and Engineering Centre ready for the 2023 academic year.