University College Birmingham UCAS

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University College Birmingham UCAS

The new UCAS Tariff points, which will be used for courses starting from September 2017, are based on a very different calculation of tariff points to that which has existed for the past 15 years. Although the number of points required appears to be less i.e. 96 instead of 240, overall, students will still need to achieve the same grades at Level 3 to meet course entry requirements. To calculate your new tariff points total please refer to the UCAS Tariff calculator below.

You can use our calculator to convert your predicted/achieved grades into UCAS Tariff points.

If your total predicted/achieved points do not meet those outlined above or your qualification(s) do not appear on the UCAS tariff please contact the admissions directly on 0121 604 1040 or email

How to use the tariff calculator

  1. Type your qualification into the box and select it from the list that appears
  2. Select your grade from the dropdown list – the Tariff points for this qualification will automatically be displayed
  3. Click ‘Add’ to add another qualification
  4. As you input your qualifications your total points will automatically be calculated

Student Union

Becoming a student at University College Birmingham you will automatically become a member of the UCB Guild of Students (Student’s Union) which is run by an Executive Committee consisting of eight current students and one sabbatical officer. Each year the committee is elected solely by their fellow students, to help you get the most out of your time at University College Birmingham. Aims of the Guild are: To represent the student body within University College Birmingham, To provide guidance and advice to students, To organise an ongoing programme of social and sporting activities to ensure, that students get the best from their time at University College Birmingham, The Guild speaks on behalf of students concerning a range of issues. This can either be for groups of students or individual students with specific issues. They are there to listen, be your voice and lobby for change or improvements. BarOne is the student Bar situated at The Maltings Halls of residence and is at the hub of student life. BarOne was opened in November 2004 at a cost of 1.8 million pounds and is a facility The Guild is very proud of. The bar is open to all students of UCB aged 18 and over. It is a great place to hang out, meet your friends and make new friends as well. Alongside a mix of late-night events and daytime entertainment, the bar also serves a range of great food and drinks; you’ll also find Wireless Internet, Nintendo Wii’s and a PlayStation for your enjoyment. The Maltings Sports Hall is operated by the Gym and Sports Hall Manager in Richmond House. The Guild works very closely with the Sports Hall Manager to ensure all Guild activities have priority within the timetable. The majority of the Guild’s Sports Clubs and Societies use the hall for training and matches. There are also spaces available for students to book to use the hall at weekends. The Guild of Students is affiliated to the National Union of Students with your NUS card entitles you to discounts in a number of shops