How to… Employability


Each month Library staff put on a drop-in event and this month’s theme is Employability.  


As a BCU student you are working towards becoming a professional graduate at the end of your degree and beyond. The library has many resources for your course and those relating to knowledge transfer, coaching, mentoring, leadership, health and wellbeing to enhance your employability skills.

Come and find out more at one of the drop-ins below:

Day Location Time
Mon 18 March Curzon Library 12pm to 2pm
Tue 19 March Margaret Street Library 12pm to 1pm
Wed 20 March Seacole Library 10am to 12pm
Thu 21 March Vittoria Street Library 12pm to 1pm


Take a look at the university Career+ pages too for information on careers and employability.


^Posted on behalf of Huizhe Jin and Janet Fox, Customer Services Librarians

Discovering the wonders of the Business and IP Centre at the Library of Birmingham

On Friday 5th August the BCU Library’s Employability group ventured across the city to visit the Library of Birmingham.

This wasn’t purely to sample the wonders of the architecture or to roam in the rooftop gardens, but the main purpose was to discover the wonders of the Business and IP Centre on Level 3.

Business and IP Centre

Nitaya, Carol and James at the Business & IP Centre

As we were to discover, the centre offers one of the largest collections of business and IP information in the UK, with access to market research databases, company information and a team of expert staff to offer guidance.

A wide range of workshops are available on topics including intellectual property and market research and regular networking events are held for like-minded entrepreneurs.

One to one expert advice is also available to discuss business ideas, legal information, education law and careers.

In addition the Business and Learning team has joined forces with the British Library and 5 other cities (Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, Sheffield and Leeds) to form the Business & IP Network which ensures good practice between Local Authorities to deliver business & IP advice and workshops across the country.

For more information visit

Links to this service will be provided in the upcoming Employability Libguide in collaboration with Student Services and the Centre for Academic Success.

The Employability group are also working on collaborative initiatives with BCU Graduate Plus and BCU Alumni.

For further information about the work of the BCU Library and Learning Resources Employability group contact: Annmarie Lee, Head of Library Liaison (Enquiry Services)

^Posted on behalf of Annmarie Lee