With around 25,000 students, Birmingham City University is one of the major universities in the UK. Situated in Birmingham, the UK’s second city and informal capital of the West Midlands, we have a long history of close interaction with this vibrant region. As a university we have a distinctive focus on education and research for professional and creative practice and on collaboration with business, industry and the public services. We are one of the three long-standing universities in the city of Birmingham, alongside the University of Birmingham and Aston University.

Alongside our commitment to educating our students for creative and professional careers, we have a strongly developing research base with a number of Centres of Research Excellence which received formal recognition in the national Research Assessment Exercise 2008. These centres are involved in world-leading research, innovation and enterprise projects covering the arts, engineering, education, business, humanities and social sciences and sciences. We also aspire to be an exemplar for engagement with employers in all sectors through our programmes of applied research, innovation, knowledge transfer and workforce development. We work with organisations as diverse as the BBC, CISCO, Microsoft, Advantage West Midlands, Arts Council England, Jaguar Land Rover, Jewsons, the Law Society and the NHS.