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1 Careers Advisors Day Mark King, Head of Education Services and Support

2 ‘An inspirational academic experience at a leading global university.’

3 University of Birmingham

4 Recently voted in the top 10 of the UK’s most beautiful campuses Located 8 minutes away from the City centre by train Very own train station, art gallery, concert hall, botanical gardens Learning resources - 13 libraries and resource centres Banks, shops, food outlets Sports centre and Guild of Students Safe, secure and friendly environment A Campus University

5 Investing in the future  We are undergoing a new £175m estates development programme to develop a £55m state-of-the-art sports centre (including the city’s first 50m swimming pool); £57m new Main Library and £12.5m Aston Webb Student Hub

6 Our Rankings  10 th in the UK (QS World University Rankings)  13 th in the Sunday Times University Guide  15th in the Guardian University Guide 2014  17 th in the Complete University Guide 2014  In the 2013 National Student Survey our existing students gave us an ‘Overall Satisfaction’ rating of 88%, which is significantly above the national average.

7 Employability  In 2012 80.7% of Birmingham graduates were in graduate-level jobs within six months of graduating. This is better than Oxford, Warwick and Durham.  Within the College of Medical and Dental Sciences our employability is even higher: – 2011/2012 – DLHE data shows 95.5% of graduates were in graduate employability within a year – 97.7% in full time employment


9 College of Medical and Dental Sciences  Major international centre for research and education in medicine, medical sciences, dentistry, nursing and pharmacy.  Developing and promoting excellence in basic and clinical science with an ultimate goal of improving human health.

10 College Structure The University’s structure is one of Colleges and Schools, and the College of Medical and Dental Sciences contains five Schools that cover the whole range of pre-clinical and clinical disciplines:  School of Cancer Sciences  School of Clinical and Experimental Medicine  School of Dentistry  School of Health and Population Sciences  School of Immunity and Infection

11 Enquiry-based Education  International centre for biomedical research – over 800 researchers and in excess of £66 million new research funding per year with a current total of around £285 million of ‘live’ funding.  Areas of research covered: – Cancer – Genetics and Development – Health and Population Sciences – Cardiovascular, Respiratory and Neurological Sciences – Endocrinology and Metabolism – Dentistry – Immunity and Infection

12 Education – Undergraduate Level Each year the College graduates:  385 medical students including 29 overseas and 40 graduate entry – 105 medical students undertook intercalation programmes after the second, third or fourth year of their course  75 dental students  21 biomedical materials science students  96 medical science students  104 nursing students.  From September 2013 – 70+ pharmacy students (Graduation in 2017)

13 National Student Survey Results Medicine and Surgery Medical Science DentistryNursing 92% Overall satisfaction with the quality of this programme 98% Overall satisfaction with the quality of this programme 95% Overall satisfaction with the teaching on this programme 96% Overall satisfaction with the quality of this programme

14 Facilities  £35m Institute of Biomedical Research  State-of-the-art £11.8m Wolfson Centre for Medical Education  £1m phantom head laboratory facility within the School of Dentistry  £500,000 Prosectorium facility with ventilated tables and high tech AV teaching aids

15 £2million Refurbishment of the Medical School building foyer and Barnes Library providing impressive visitor and student services facilities. Opened in 2011. Refurbished Barnes Library and Student Services Centre

16 435 seat lecture with high quality AV system, video conferencing, WiFi and interactive system for Q&A sessions. College Common Room and Food Court Wolfson Centre for Medical Education

17 Prosectorium Facility 10 dissection tables installed in a bright, airy environment, enhancing the learning and teaching experience and providing more time for students to learn anatomy

18 An unrivalled environment for high quality patient-orientated teaching and research Clinical Research Facilities

19 Human tissue bank for collection, storage and distribution and a cell therapy and gene therapy pharmacy for our on going research. Human Biomaterials Research Centre and Advanced Therapy Facility

20 Pharmacy Laboratories

21 Undergraduate Open Day  Our next Open Day is Saturday 26 October  To register online: opendays.aspx opendays.aspx

22 Contact us OnlineFacebookTwitter collegemds @unibirm_MDS

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