A Big BCUSU Welcome!

Birmingham City University Students’ Union (or BCUSU as we’re known) is YOUR Students’ Union, and we’re here to make sure you have the best possible experience at university!

Our job is to represent you and enhance your time here at BCU, by providing a variety of services and activities to ensure you not only have a fantastic time during your studies, but that you leave with the confidence, skills and experience that will get you your dream job. It pays to be a member so remember to opt in when you enrol – it’s totally free to join and we’ll be with you every step of the way!

What's on Today?

BCUSU have put together activities and nights out to help you settle in to university life during your first two weeks. We’ve been working our little socks off to get the programme ready for you, but we’re still confirming some last minute details, so keep checking back to see the full programme as we’ll be adding stuff to it on a daily basis.

To ensure you keep up to date with all our news, both during your first few weeks and throughout your time here at BCU, make sure you opt in to receive all our news when you enrol. We really will make sure you have the best student experience possible!

See what's on today!

Lost? Don't Worry!

The best way to get your bearings is to get out and explore! As well as handy BCUSU locations, we've listed a handful of some of the best sights that Birmingham has to offer.


We're on the look-out for your most bostin' photographs, our favourite will win a Polaroid camera!

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Win a Polaroid Camera!

Buy your wristband here!

Planning on going to every Freshers event
to make the most of Welcome Week?

Buying the official wristband ensures your entry to:

  • David Attenborough Beach Party at SNOBS
  • Work It. Freshers Party at PRYZM
  • The Freshers Glitter Party at THE MILL
  • BCU Freshers Bar Crawl ending at ROSIE'S
  • Work It. Freshers Closing Party at PRYZM

Confused? Check our FAQ

  • I’ve bought a wristband. Where do I collect it from?

    Wristbands can be collected on the following dates:

    Sunday 15th - Tuesday 17th September, 12pm - 2pm from the Curzon Building

    Wednesday 18th September 11am - 3pm at the Big Welcome Fair

    We encourage you to collect wristbands in advance although they will also be available to colect on the door.

  • Do I need to bring ID to the Freshers Fest events?

    Yes. You will need to bring proof of age ID to any of our Freshers Fest events.

  • Will I need to bring anything with me to the Big Welcome Fair?

    You won’t need to bring anything with you, unless you want to join a student group (that have membership fees) or buy food and drinks from the vendors on the day. The Big Welcome Fair is completely free of charge to enter.

  • Why can't I join a society or sports group?

    In order to join a student group, you need to be registered with us. When you join BCUSU, we receive your student enrolment data from BCU. It may take up to 24 hours for your account to be registered on our system. If we haven't received your data from the University, it could be because you have not agreed for BCU to share your data with BCUSU during the enrolment process.

  • Something else - Point me in the right direction!

    Your first point of contact is The Point, BCUSU's brand new helpdesk and comfort area based on the 1st floor of the Curzon Building.

    • Information
    • Advice
    • Guidance
    • Support

    Get to the Point, find a solution!

    The Point

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Nilesh, our Digital Engagement Coordinator is here to answer any questions you may have.

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