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University of Birmingham

Birmingham, United Kingdom

Est. 1825


About University of Birmingham

Home to the world’s tallest freestanding clock tower, the University of Birmingham is one of the oldest and a well-renowned institute located in Edgbaston, Birmingham, United Kingdom. It was established in 1900, falls in the top 100 institutions in the world and is ranked 17th in the country. The former British Prime Ministers (Neville Chamberlain and Stanley Baldwin) and eleven Nobel laureates form the alumni of this institution which elevates its prestigious status as well. This century old university has a deep culture, history and achievements to its credit. Located on a mighty areas of 250 acres, University of Birmingham holds the gold standard of ‘triple-crown’ accreditation from the AACSB.


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Location

The Birmingham Business School is located just 10 minutes far from the cosmopolitan and second largest city of UK, Birmingham. You can access the city by the train, in fact, carrying over 2.5 million passengers each year, University train station is the only one in Great Britain built with the main purpose of serving a university!

Birmingham connects the UK, Europe and the world with each other through its air, road and rail networks which all stem from here. The capital city, London, is just 2 hours away from Birmingham. The city is loaded with the perfect ingredients of excitement and provides a diverse exposure to the students. It is a celebrated hub for arts, music, dance and heritage. Being the 2nd largest city, it also offers multiple career opportunities for the business minds.


Weather

The hottest month of the year for Birmingham is July with an average temperature of 17°C and the coldest is February with average temperature of 3°C. Clouds pour rain heavily during the month of January.


Infrastructure

Because it is an old institution, it combines the century old building with a modern, multi-million pound teaching and learning complex covering an area of 2.75 acres of green gardens.


Residing Options

University of Birmingham realizes how difficult it is to stay away from family and house, therefore it offers various options for accommodation to make you feel at home. They provide with accommodation options such as catered halls, self-catered halls and students can have private houses in the nearby areas as well. They have accommodation for disabled students as well. Their residential areas are divided on the basis of the distance and facilities, some of their names are Selly Oak Village, Liberty Court. The Villages have Wi-Fi throughout the area. You also have access to 24 hour customer service and Student Mentor Scheme and the Residents' Association. For postgraduate students, the accommodation policy is a bit different because it doesn’t guarantee a room for local UK students. They also provide you with virtual video tours of the different accommodations available to get a better idea of your home away from home.

Residential costs form a major portion of your expenses here at Birmingham. Therefore, the university has provided with the average expenses to be incurred in this regard on their official website. Talking about food, the university is very flexible as it offers different catering options for you to consider. You can use your culinary skills and cook your own meal or have the flexibleMeal Plan option which is very popular amongst new students.


Faculty and pedagogy

The school has world class teaching standards with over 100 faculty. They have the triple- crown accreditation from bodies such as AACB, AMBA and EQUIS. The school has excellent links with local, national and international companies, has strong Asian connections. It also has extensive international contacts, specifically in emerging economies.

The building has 14 teaching rooms, a lecture theatre, two computer clusters and a computer lab. It also has a dedicated MBA common room, an Entrepreneurship and Innovation incubation space and a careers skills interview room.


Financial aid

The university is extremely helpful in terms of facing the financial challenges. It offers a range of need and merit based scholarships. There are Open scholarships, Dean's Academic Excellence Scholarships, MBA donor scholarships: African MBA Scholarship, Rosen Family Scholarship, Sean and Claire Henry Scholarship. For international students, largest provider of scholarships is the British Council. Loans and funding are also available but make sure that you apply in time. Post graduate students are adviced to check the eligibility criteria carefully.


Jobs and placements

Birmingham Business School has strong links with the industry. Their graduates are recruited in companies and projects all around the globe. It also has a very strong alumni base. They openly invite companies to collaborate with them in working on new projects as well, because this gives the students employment opportunities. An Advisory Board comprising of high profile members is solely dedicated for facilitating students in their jobs, internships and placement programs. The university gets involved with multi-national companies like Capgemini and Deloitte in programs related to students’ engagement. Programmes such as internships, one year placements, communications placements, MBA experienced hire recruitment are available to help the students in their career path.


Alumni

  • David Gill - Chief Executive, Manchester United
  • David Bailey - Professor of Industrial Strategy at Aston Business School and Vice-Chair of the Regional Studies Association
  • Elizabeth Locke - The Apprentice Series 6 finalist
  • Simon Mantell - Full-time England field hockey player
  • James Rodwell - Full-time England rugby sevens player


Verdict

Birmingham Business School has a brand name and an educational experience that can change your life forever. It is a huge institution, not in terms of the space only, but in terms of its faculty, facilities and achievements. Their strong and able alumni, contacts with the industry and their deep concern and care for their students all go in the favor of your professional career. Make the most of your time here because this sure will be a lifetime experience!





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