Birmingham City University

Birmingham City University’s mission is to be the University for Birmingham through facilitating growth, innovation and productivity.

STEAM thinking

This is exemplified by our unique and pioneering work in STEAM-based innovation, an interdisciplinary cross-collaborative approach that combines STEM with Arts to drive innovative capacity and solutions to today’s challenges.

STEAMhouse, the physical manifestation of our STEAM approach, has become a pivotal hub for the West Midlands that has resulted in 275 businesses being assisted to innovate, the formation of 65 new enterprises and the launch of 73 ground-breaking new products.

Our STEAM approach ensures our students study and work across formal discipline boundaries, ensuring that they have the graduate attributes needed for their future careers.

Extensive and tailored support

We are committed to ensuring innovation, enterprise and entrepreneurship support are embedded in each undergraduate programme, which has resulted in 97.4 percent of our alumni secure work within six months of graduating.

Outside of the curriculum, an extensive range of practical programmes are available to develop students and graduates enterprise skills, start and scale businesses and ultimately improve their graduate outcomes.

Our Birmingham Skills for Enterprise and Employability Network (BSEEN) – supported by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) – business startup service offers student and graduate entrepreneurs one-to-one mentoring support, attend workshops, access grant and funding opportunities, and more.

Furthermore, our STEAM Hatchery programme offers third-year students and recent graduates the opportunity to launch their own business and earn part of a £10,000 prize fund.

Main contact: Joe Margetts, Enterprise Manager