Birmingham City University
Student Newsletter

Spring 2010


Welcome to Insight, the e-newsletter for students who are thinking about joining us at Birmingham City University. Insight will give you a taste of life at the University - you can read about the latest news and events, meet some of our students, and find out why our graduates are among the most employable around.

Fit for purpose

January 2010 saw the grand opening of our new gym and sports facilities at our main City North Campus. The centre is equipped with a state-of-the-art fitness suite, dance studios and sports hall.

Murder investigation seminars

As part of our ongoing series of seminars focusing on high-profile murder investigations, students from our new Criminal Investigation degree and Criminology courses recently joined senior police officers to hear from one of the senior investigating officers for the Ipswich serial murders.

Real work experience

When we needed to find designers for our new University prospectuses where should we look? Our own students, of course.
"The prospectus work was a great project to start our careers; working with the University that we'd just finished studying at. ..." Tommy Morrison BA (Honours), Visual Communication, 2009
Download or request a prospectus

Birmingham's universities team up to attract students to the city

From world class arts provision to the Balti Triangle - Birmingham's rich and exciting diversity is explored in a new guide to student life in the city. The booklet has been published by the city's five universities in partnership with global travel experts Lonely Planet.

Hitting the headlines

60 students, two days, one goal, no sleep .....
Students forecast trends for the future
Lessons learnt from leading US lawyer
Man behind the Mini visits Birmingham


Our brand new website has just been launched - why not take a look?

Did you know?

Half of all jewellery sold
in the UK is made in Birmingham's famous Jewellery Quarter

Visitors Welcome

Open Days
Friday 18 and
Saturday 19 June
To ensure your place at our Open Days you will need to register at

Now we're on iTunes

We've launched our own area on iTunes U - a dedicated area of the iTunes Store giving you free access to a library of educational podcasts. Content includes award-winning student animation, professional documentaries and specialist skills workshops for vocational courses such as nursing, plus tutorials and lectures. To find us on iTunes U visit or if you don't want to enter the iTunes Store you can access the free material via

Faculty News

A group of students are playing a crucial role in promoting the City's support for Fairtrade Fortnight.

'Platinum Approval' for Accounting.

Showbiz lawyer talks about his time working with Birmingham superstars.

'Saving SimMan' - using SimMan to practice nursing skills.

An opera written in 1999 finally received its world premiere when it was performed by students from Birmingham Conservatoire.

Firm scoops a prestigious business award after developing a revolutionary device to help families better protect their homes from flooding.