Study at BPP Birmingham
BPP re-launched in brand new premises in Birmingham in 2010. Situated in the middle of Birmingham’s central business district, we have excellent links with Birmingham businesses. Our ideal location puts us within easy reach of all public transport and we are close to many of the main shopping areas including the Bullring.
The learning centre is equipped to the highest standard and offers a range of professional courses and higher education programmes and this mixed community gives you the opportunity to interact with a wide range of people at different stages of their careers. You will benefit from friendly and expert tutors alongside a team of dedicated support staff – something that’s reflected in our consistently outstanding student satisfaction rates.
“As a disabled and (let’s say) mature student, it was imperative that I found a university that could accommodate me. I chose to study Law at BPP’s Birmingham campus which is small but perfectly formed. The people there are talented, considerate and accommodating. With the facilities, staff and opportunities available, there really is no limit to what you can achieve.”
LLB - Russell Paul Heenan (Testimonial date: 3rd May 2012 / Course start date: 2011 / Course end date: 2013)
BPP Birmingham wins Accountancy College of the Year (Private Sector) 2013
It's offical. BPP Birmingham is Accountancy College of the Year (Private Sector) - PQ Magazine Awards 2013
"The One Team approach taken by the BPP Birmingham team has helped to create a perfect environment for its PQ students." Graham Hambly PQ Magazine Editor
"I'm very impressed by the facilities and support. The teaching standard is very good." Mathew Evans FIA FMA
Find out more about the award on the PQ Magazine website
BPP in Birmingham is easily accessible via trains, buses and the Metro. We are located just 500 yards from Birmingham Snow Hill train station, a short walk from the city centre bus links and only 10 minutes walk from Birmingham New Street station.
BPP University College – student life
Our Birmingham learning centre provides you with the resources you will need in a professional working environment. Our specialist careers and pro-bono services are tailored to meet your needs and our student advisors can help you on a wide range of issues. Our library staff provides help and advice on using the online and print library materials, and ensures you have access to the materials and study space you need.
But it’s not all about work. A range of student-led clubs and societies are available covering social, cultural, academic and sporting interests and these vary depending on local initiatives. You can join one or start one! You’ll also get a discount card that entitles you to a range of discounts at local businesses. The Students’ Association offers an independent voice for students and also organises a range of events and produces student publications which you can contribute to. Find out more by visiting the BPP Students’ Association website.
To really find out what it’s like to study at BPP Birmingham we advise you to attend an Open Day when you can discover more about the centre, your preferred programme and the facilities on offer. For available dates visit our events calendar.
To view a video from the BPP Students’ Association about BPP’s centre in Birmingham, including students discussing life at BPP University College, please visit our BPP Students’ Association website.
Find out more:
- Visitor accommodation
- Student Services
- Student Advice
- Library Services
Birmingham Courses and Programmes
Each of the links below will direct you to detailed information including fees, dates and flexible study options.
BPP University College Programmes
- BSc (Hons) Business Management
- BSc (Hons) Leadership, Enterprise and Management
- BSc Professional Accounting
- LLB (Hons)
- LLB (Hons) Business Law
- LLM (Professional Legal Practice)
- MA (Law with Business)
- MSc Management
- Postgraduate Diploma in Professional HR
- MSc Professional HR
- MSc Professional Marketing
- MSc International Marketing
- Professional Skills Course
- Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)
- ACCA Full–time
BPP Professional Education Courses
- Accounting and Finance
Programmes run subject to demand
Tutors and lecturers
Our tutors and lecturers are ‘professionals teaching professionals’. BPP students will become their contemporaries, and are treated as such from day one. Our well-qualified team have all worked and qualified either in industry, practice or public service, so they can use real-life examples to give our programmes a practical context.
We have highly supportive personal tutors who are available via e-mail, over the phone and have regular office hours to ensure that they are there when you need them – with each student allocated one-to-one time. They are dedicated to your success and trained to advise you on both academic and personal matters which may be impacting on your studies or your employability. Your personal tutor is your best port of call for help and support, both inside and outside the classroom, and for referral to other BPP services.
- 16 classrooms with latest audio-visual technology with a total of 360 seats
- Full reference University College Library that seats 150 and a range of quiet study zones
- Free internet and Wi-Fi access
- 84 computers
- Computer based assessment lab
- Student Lounge and TV area
- Student lockers
- Breakout area which seats 72
- Free Fairtrade tea and coffee
- Snack vending machines
- Nearby cafes, sandwich shops and supermarkets include Philpotts, Coffee Republic, Tesco and Sainsbury’s
- Disabled access
- Disabled toilets
BPP Opening hours
- Monday to Friday, 8:00am – 8:30pm (reception desk staffed until 5:00pm)
- Saturday and Sunday, 8:00am – 7:30pm
(Hours may vary out of term times)
BPP in Birmingham regularly holds open days as well as professional and institute events. We also hold free professional and personal development sessions with topics such as Memory Techniques, Exam Techniques, Life After AAT and many more. Find out more about upcoming events in our events calendar.
University College Students' Association also organises numerous social and career – events for current students. For further information visit the Students' Association website.
Computer-based exams (CBAs) and Computer Based Exams (CBEs)
Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW) and Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) assessments can be taken Monday to Friday at 10:00am, 2:00pm and 6:00pm or on Saturdays at 9:00am.
For enquiries and bookings please call our service centre on 0845 226 2422 or email email@example.com
The closest hotels to BPP in Birmingham include:
- Travelodge – 5 minutes walk – to book, call +44 (0)871 984 6468
- Thistle Hotel, St Chads Queensway – +44 (0)870 333 9126
- Premier Inn, Waterloo Street – to book, call +44 (0)871 527 8074
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We recommend that students travelling to BPP Birmingham by car use Albert Street NCP Car Park as we are able to offer a discounted rate of £3.50 per day. Alternative car parks include Snow Hill Station on Llivery Street and Dale End NCP.
To claim your discount, park in the car park as normal and before you leave, validate your ticket at our front desk and you will only pay £3.50 for a full day's parking.
The services below are available to students taking University College programmes, such as degrees and law professional qualifications:
Our onsite Student Advisors offer advice and guidance to our University College students on a range of issues. Their focus is on non-academic queries and they can offer guidance on any aspect of student life, such as accommodation, finance, welfare and academic processes such as deferring exams.
Student Advice Hours
- Monday 9:00am – 5:30pm
- Tuesday 9:00am – 5:30pm
- Wednesday 9:00am – 5:30pm
- Thursday 9:00am – 5:30pm
- Friday 9:00am – 5:30pm
Tel: 0800 072 7135
Our library staff provides help and advice on using the online and print library materials, and ensures you have access to the materials and study space you need. BPP University College students are provided with their own copy of the main core text books.
Library Opening Times
- Monday – Friday 8:00am – 8:30pm
- Saturday – Sunday 8:00am – 7:30pm
Our Careers Service provides specialist legal and general business careers guidance, has excellent links with local and national firms and can help you succeed in your chosen career path.
Careers Service Hours
- Monday 9:00am – 5:30pm
- Tuesday 9.00am – 5.30pm
- Wednesday 9:00am – 5:30pm
- Thursday 9:00am – 5:30pm
- Friday 9:00am – 5:30pm
Appointments can also be made between 5:30pm – 7:30pm one evening per week (please contact the careers service for details of when this service is available).
Pro Bono Centre
The Pro Bono Centre provides opportunities for law students to use their legal skills for the benefit of those who would not otherwise have access to justice. See the VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) for details of local projects.
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Please see below a short video made by students about studying at this BPP University College centre
BPP University College’s Students’ Association works closely with BPP to put students at the heart of everything we do.
- Student representation – represent your student body on various committees
- Clubs and societies – join a student-led club or make use of start-up funding to create your own. Examples of societies that ran in 2012 are Conservative Society, Football (5 a side), Gaming Society and Social Events Society
- Events – get involved in events throughout the year. Please visit www.bppstudents.com/events for more information
- Discounts – available at a number of local and national shops, restaurants, gyms and more
- Student publications – contribute to the Business Brief or Legal InCite publication
- Volunteering certificate – gain essential experience and work towards a volunteering certificate.
Find out more at the BPP Students' Association website.