University College Birmingham is a university in Birmingham, England. It was awarded full university status in 2012 along with Newman University. It is not a member of Universities UK. The university was awarded ‘University of the Year’ in the 2022 WhatUni Student Choice Awards, as well as coming first in the ‘Student Support’ category.

The university is located in central Birmingham and offers both vocational and academic education at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. The university specialises in the areas of hospitality and the culinary arts, hairdressing and beauty, tourism, business enterprise, marketing, business management, accounting, finance, events management, sports management, sports medicine, sports therapy and Early Years education.

In 2019/20 the university had 4,930 students in higher education, including 495 postgraduates and 4,435 undergraduates. There are also currently 10,335 further education students, around 10% of whom are from outside the United Kingdom. UCB was rated as ‘outstanding’ by OFSTED in 2009.] It is also one of the few universities or colleges in the UK with Hospitality Assured status. It also currently holds the Beacon Status, Catey Education and Training Award, Investors in People, Charter Mark and the Matrix award.