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Tell us about your overall university experience so far.
Birmingham City university is a great university, the courses are well structured and the job prospect percentages are great, especially...
OVERALL UNIVERSITY RATING
Tell us about your overall university experience so far.
Birmingham City university is a great university, the courses are well structured and the job prospect percentages are great, especially in the BIAD faculty - Fashion Design specific. The lecturers have a lot of experience in industries also which is a big help when it comes to wanting to know about where you want to work in the future.
How does your uni make efforts to increase your employability (careers department, work placements, transferable skills)?
The job prospects at Birmingham City University are very good and hold a high statistic of students who secure jobs when they graduate. They also have a lot of resources with helping with job prospects, along with specialist tutors who specialise in careers.
Within my course - Fashion Design, we had a whole module on work experience and careers, dedicating into getting us ready for the world of work and knowing the area we wanted to access
Course and Lecturers
What do you like most and least about the way your course(s) are taught?
The courses at Birmingham City university are well varied, for example the course Fashion Design allows you to specialise in specific pathways i.e. communications, costume design, garment technology etc. So you can get the most of seeing different areas of your course specialism before you decide what you want to focus on, toward a career.
The majority of lecturers have worked in the industry of that specialism, which is good to know when it comes to help and questions.
What do you think of your Students' Union in terms of student representation and facilities?
The student union are always putting the student first, there are lots of events going on throughout the year from fresher events, bar crawls, charity events, final major project fund raising and many more.
The student union get you involved when voting for rep's, letting you know how they aim to help the students, so you know what you can get from it.
What do you think about the safety, condition, location and cost of your accommodation?
I lived at home, however I have been to the accommodation through friends at university and the accommodation is really good. For the millennium point campus, the accommodation is city central which mean it's good for everything from food shopping to clothes shopping. Aswell as only being literally a 2 minute walk away from campus!
How good are your university's facilities?
The facilities at Birmingham City University are really good, there are quite a few campus's across Birmingham, so depending on your course you'll be based where necessary. The good thing is that where you are based, you can use the facilities at any of the other campuses, including computer, study spaces, libraries etc.
The millennium point campus is the newest built and has really good facilities.
Is your university in a good location in terms of distance to accommodation and local amenities?
Birmingham is a lively city to live in, being the the next capital city in the UK after London, there is loads to do. Outside of university and studying, you'll never be bored. The bullring shopping centre for retail, restaurants and bars, Star City, Birmingham Great Park, Aston, Digbeth Galleries and shops, Broad Street - clubs, restaurants and bars. Not to mention the German Market every christmas that comes to town.
Societies and Sports
How would you rate the variety of societies/sports?
As mentioned in the city life, the clubs and bars are really good in Birmingham.
Broad street and Arcadian being the main places to go, Freshers have SO many events to go to, and nothing is too pricey either. Even for those living at home and studying at Birmingham City University, the student union gets everyone involved in club and society events.
How good is the support offered by the uni? Think both academic (tutors/feedback) and personal (counselling, etc).
Student support at Birmingham city university is really good, they have many different offices around campus for various different things, so there is always somewhere to go if help is needed, as well as online facilities including online chats for help for students in different areas.