Early history of Birmingham City University can be traced back to the five individual colleges which would be brought together as The City of Birmingham Polytechnic in 1971.
Birmingham City University is made up of four faculties, each covering a range of subjects and specialisms.
Arts, Design and Media
Business, Law and Social Sciences
Health, Education and Life Sciences
Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
University House is located close to the City Centre Campus and is home to a number of the University’s professional service departments.The International Project Space (IPS) is an art gallery located at the Bournville Centre for Visual Arts. oor Lane is a venue for sports, business training and conferences near to City North Campus. Previously, a dedicated sports centre was located behind The Coppice, a student accommodation block next to the former City North Campus, and included tennis courts, bowls, football and rugby pitches, running track and a social club. The university announced a £7 million sports complex would be built on the site, formerly the Ansells Sports Club, with construction to start in mid-2008 for completion in 2009. The Doug Ellis Sports Centre, named after Doug Ellis, opened on 4 January 2010 and includes a fitness suite, workout classes, and a sports hall. Lawyers at Wragge & Co have advised Birmingham City University on the outsourcing of work for the sports centre to international service company Serco. Under a new 10-year agreement, the FTSE 100 company will run both the sports centre and the existing Pavilion sports facility in Perry Barr.