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We were delighted to welcome esteemed colleagues from Gengdan Institute to University College Birmingham last week. They toured our city-centre campus and student accommodation, followed by lunch at our on-site training restaurant.

We are honoured that our faculty members have been invited to teach at Gengdan Institute over the summer holiday. This exciting 3-week course will highlight our renowned degree programmes in tourism, hospitality, and events management.


Did you know King Charles III has not one but two birthdays?! While he will officially celebrate his 75th birthday on 14 November, today he will receive an early celebration at Trooping the Colour, also known as the King’s Birthday Parade. 👑🎈

Fun fact: our former Assistant Dean of Bakery, Dawn Gemmell, was commissioned to make a huge cake for King Charles' 40th birthday. The iced fruit and marzipan masterpiece was adorned with some of King Charles’ favourite things - music, polo, architecture, as well as the Prince’s Trust initiatives - and tipped the scales at 30kg (equivalent to two car tires). It took centre stage at a memorable celebration in Birmingham back in 1988. The bottom two tiers were shared with guests...but King Charles took the top tier home! 🍰✨

Consul General to India visits University College Birmingham | News | University College Birmingham 06/06/2024

We welcomed the Consul General to India at University College Birmingham recently! During the visit Dr Venkatachalam Murugan was shown some of the campus's state-of-the-art facilities including the Health Suite and Cyber Labs and also spoke to some of our many students studying with us.

The event was a brilliant opportunity for Dr Venkatachalam Murugan to discuss the collaborative initiatives that the University has undertaken with organisations and other institutions in India.

Find out more:

Consul General to India visits University College Birmingham | News | University College Birmingham In an event hosted by Vice-Chancellor and Principal Professor Michael Harkin, Dr Venkatachalam Murugan was welcomed to the University, with a tour of the campus facilities including the state-of-the-art Health Suite and Cyber Labs.

Photos from University College Birmingham's post 05/06/2024

Happy Pride Month to our LGBTQ+ community at University College Birmingham 🌈

We had a wonderful time at Birmigham Pride - who else attended this year's festival? ✨


University College Birmingham will be closed for the Bank Holiday on Monday and Tuesday next week, reopening on Wednesday 29 May. We hope everybody enjoys the long weekend ✨


Let's prioritise self-care during Mental Health Awareness Week ✨

Mental Health Nursing student, Alexandra talks about the importance of taking time for yourself. 💜

Photos from University College Birmingham's post 08/05/2024

The sun is shining on our newest campus building today ☀️

In fact, this building is far from new. The iconic 1920s James Cond print works building is steeped in history and has recently been transformed, bringing it up to modern standards, all while incorporating sustainable and energy-efficient features.

Now known as University College Birmingham’s Centre for Sustainable Construction, this facility plays a vital role. Learners are trained on key skills that support employers and supply chains, all within an environment that promotes sustainable construction practices. As demand for these skills grows, our centre will empower the next generation to create structures that stand the test of time and contribute to a more sustainably-minded future workforce. 🏗️🌿🌎


Are you considering pursuing a postgraduate degree? Don’t miss our online open day on Tuesday 14 May from 12pm – 1.30pm 🎓✨

Get all the information you need about postgraduate study, the course you’re interested in, and how it can benefit your future career progress.

Book your place:


📣 Calling all final-year undergraduate students. This is your last opportunity to fill in the National Student Survey, which closes on 30 April.

Share your valuable feedback here:


It’s our undergraduate applicant day tomorrow! We can’t wait to show everyone what it’s like to be part of the University College Birmingham community.


University College Birmingham announces expansion plans and continues City Centre-focused investment.

The University is acquiring 45,000 square feet of space at the Grade II-listed Baskerville House in Centenary Square to locate its student support, student employability and professional services.

The move comes as the University continues to grow its portfolio of courses and develop new facilities to meet growing skills demands in the region.

Find out more:


💪🏼 We never underestimate the importance of powerful partnerships when it comes to giving our students real insight into industry.

Manchester-based Epigram Communications & Design, who were behind the tourism campaign to promote Birmingham and the region beyond the iconic Commonwealth Games 2022, devoted a full day to supporting undergraduates from our Business School, showing them careers they can go into and how to shine, as well as how to create infographics for their live industry projects. It was also interesting to hear how AI is not taking jobs, but helping the marketing agency be more efficient for their clients. A fantastic day of learning!💡

Read the full story:

Midlands Growth Company


If you’re a fan of BBC show Glow Up: Britain's Next Make-Up Star, keep your eyes peeled for one of our fabulous, former Prosthetics for Film and Television MA students, Shania, who is starring in series six. You can catch the first episode on BBC Three from today. Go get ‘em, Shania! 🔥 🔥 🔥

Watch here:


Join over 5 million other students who have left their views in the National Student Survey, helping prospective students to make their university choices by hearing your opinions. ✨

If you're in your final year of higher education studies, you can leave your views at ➡️


It's time for our seasonal bumper roundup from our college of food! Featuring news on:

🏅 Culinary Olympics
🌶️ Zest Quest Asia
🍗 Great British Menu
🏆 Apprenticeships award
🧑🏾‍🍳 Aktar Islam spotlight
🍰 Dawn Foods ambassador
👱🏽‍♀️ International Women's Day
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Celtic Manor Resort

Congratulations to all students and staff!

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There’s still time to book your place on our undergraduate open day on Saturday 13 April. Find out about our courses, explore our facilities and chat with our current students. Book your place:


This Easter, staff and students at University College Birmingham have been collecting chocolate eggs to donate to Acorns Children's Hospice. In total, 181 eggs were collected, which we hope will bring joy to children who are going through very difficult times. We plan to make this an annual event to help support an amazing charity that does so much for local families 💛


The University will be closed for Easter from Friday 29 March and will reopen on Wednesday 3 April. We hope everyone has a wonderful break! ✨

Photos from University College Birmingham's post 14/03/2024

What a fantastic event at the 9th annual ITT Future You with host Claire Steiner (Chair of ITT - The Institute of Travel & Tourism Education and Training Committee)! We welcomed incredible speakers including:

🔹 Esteemed travel journalist Simon Calder, who answered questions from our student panel.
🔹 AbdulMaalik Tailor, CEO and Director of Halal Tourism Britain Muslim History Tours
🔹 Louie Davis, Senior Strategy Manager at easyJet holidays

And our own amazing alumni panel:
🔹 Charlie Hobbis, Social Media Agency Director, OAC Marketing
🔹 Tom Hall, Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Gloucestershire
🔹 Hayley Phipps, Future Leader Graduate, British Airways
🔹 Olivia Lori Iglesias Ucendo, Social Media Assistant, European Parliament

The speakers discussed the essential skills for anyone looking for a job in the industry, the future of tourism and travel, how the role of technology will impact on the sector and much more. Here's to the next one! 🎉


Mental wellbeing is important to us at University College Birmingham 🧠💚

We offer practical support and coping strategies as well as talking therapy and face-to-face counselling sessions (up to 6 sessions), which can be weekly or fortnightly.

You can book an appointment via the Portal and we also have a free 24-hour confidential Student Assistance Programme which can be accessed by calling 0800 028 3766.


📢 The National Student Survey is a UK-wide official survey. This means prospective students from anywhere in the UK can see your anonymised feedback to make an informed decision about where they should study!

If you are in your final year of higher education studies, you are eligible to complete the survey:


We've been shortlisted once again for Best Student Experience and Nurse Education Provider of the Year (pre-registration) at the Student Nursing Times Awards! 🎉

The judges selected the University based on criteria including:
🔹 Its excellence in nursing education
🔹 The employment of motivational and inspiring teaching staff
🔹 An emphasis on academic achievement and hands-on clinical skills and people skills
🔹 A positive learning community that makes students feel part of the institution
🔹 Its phenomenal resources and teaching environment, including simulation laboratories and equipment
.and more.

University College Birmingham also separately put forward The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust for the Student Placement of the Year (hospital) award, where the University partners with the Trust for its undergraduate student nurse training.

Read more about the nominations and awards:


This September we will be opening our very own Sixth Form Centre 📚 🌟. The application deadline for our A-level courses is Friday 1st March. With subjects in Business, Law, Psychology and Physics, to name a few, there is something for everyone looking to take their next steps after school ✨

View our courses:


The National Student Survey 2024 is now open for undergraduate students in their final year. This anonymous, independent survey allows you to give your honest feedback about your course, so why not take a few minutes to complete it and help shape the future of education? 🎓✨

Complete the survey here:


It’s Valentine’s Day and love is in the air! ❤️ ❤️ ❤️

Especially so for two of our amazing graduates, Ben Robinson Young and Kaisia Piatkowska, who met on our Culinary Arts Management degree 13 years ago and went on to launch one of the very best local restaurants in the UK together. You can’t argue with The Good Food Guide!🍾

Read Ben and Kaisia’s story:


Did you know, we have a brand-new Sixth Form Centre opening this September? 🌟 The application deadline for our A-level courses is Friday 1st March. We have a wide range of subjects, from Business and Law to Psychology and Physics. It could be the perfect choice for anyone considering their next steps after school 📚 ✨

Take a look at our courses:


GO GET 'EM, CHEFS!🤞🏼 🤞🏼 🤞🏼

We'd like to wish the National England Junior Team the very best of luck in this week's Culinary Olympics in Stuttgart, where they will go head to head in a series of tough culinary challenges with teams from 20 countries! The team is made up mainly of University College Birmingham students and graduates and skippered by our very own chef lecturers, Mathew Shropshall and Richard Taylor.

Mathew said: “It remains an honour to represent England in the Culinary Olympics 2024 supported by University College Birmingham, the British Culinary Federation and the national sponsors. Over the past 12 months, our current and former student chefs, plus young chefs from around England, have practised and trained in the University kitchens for the world's biggest team culinary competition.

"We are very proud of the time, commitment and professionalism shown by all the young chefs. Let's go win some medals!"

IKA Culinary Olympics


At 12pm yesterday, staff from University College Birmingham took on the ultimate challenge to support Breast Cancer Now which included running, cycling and rowing for a solid 24 hours! 🏃✨A huge well done to all involved - so far £5,000 has been raised for a very worthy cause! 👏


Reminder ⏰✨ today is the UCAS deadline (6pm UK time). If you have any questions or would like to know more about the application process please get in touch.

Time to make your aspirations a reality! 🎓🌟

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