In July 2017 the University of Birmingham and University of College Birmingham (UCB) signed an innovative, new partnership agreement that will see both universities work together to strengthen Further Education (FE) to Higher Education (HE) pathways for young people in the city and beyond. This builds on our existing relationship which has seen the University of Birmingham accredit and award 20,000 University College Birmingham degrees over the past 22 years.
The partnership creates a new model for collaboration, harnessing the distinctive and collective strengths of our two universities, to improve outcomes for young people through a range of joint activities, including:
- Degree apprenticeships - focusing initially on nursing
- Further enhancing student opportunities to access Higher Education through Further Education routes
- Academic teaching staff training and development
- Helping international students to access education opportunities in Birmingham
Both our universities work together as anchor institutions for Birmingham, playing a key role in supporting the city's long-term economic success. This pioneering partnership - and its focus on developing FE to HE pathways - will further strengthen the city's educational excellence and the development of a diverse, highly skilled workforce in the region.
Relationship between the University and University College Birmingham
Carol Buxton, former UBC student and current UoB student
Husnia Amin, former UCB student with a master’s degree accredited by UoB