Birmingham City University
Birmingham City University educates around 24,000 students from over 80 countries.
At the heart of their local community, the university puts £270 million into the regional economy and supports thousands of jobs in the area. They are investing £340 million in their estate, including a major expansion of the city centre campus at Eastside, providing students with an enviable range of facilities.
Birmingham City is known for its excellent links with industry and employers. 95% of students are in employment or further study and most courses offer work placements. The university has a strong tradition of applied research with many academics retaining strong links with their industries and continuing to operate within them.
There is particular expertise in the creative and performing arts, with the university boasting the largest School of Jewellery in Europe and the recently rehoused Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, which now houses a 500-seat concert hall.