History of University 大学 Birmingham

With more than 7,500名学生, 今天的美高梅App官方下载与它开始时维多利亚时代的小班教室已经完全不一样了. 

今天, hospitality managers, aviation executives, dazzling hairdressers and makeup artists, 教育工作者, 厨师, 面包师, tourism industry experts, 商业领袖和创意企业家在一所因职业培训而备受赞誉的大学学习终身技能, academic achievements and cultural diversity. 

We have invested £140 million in our campuses and facilities, including building McIntyre House and Moss House, 自2014年以来. 这些雄心勃勃的项目代表了一种大胆的意图声明,超越了伯明翰早期教育先驱者的梦想. 

There is, however, a common theme. 然后, 像现在一样, cookery was of the moment; and students and employers in the 21st century owe a debt of gratitude to municipal reformers such as Joseph Chamberlain who backed the cause of cookery at UCB’s forebear, Birmingham Municipal Technical School, in the 19th century. 

A report in the Birmingham Daily Post of November 7, 1874 recalls a meeting of the Birmingham School Board, presided over by the then chairman, one J Chamberlain. 董事会被告知,教育和学校管理委员会已经考虑过“将实用烹饪和家务劳动作为普通学校课程的一部分的建议”.” 

委员会建议在两所学校建立“实验楼”,以复制“劳动人民农舍的普通大小和普通特征”.不应该有“专门的烹饪用具”,女孩们会被教用“普通的器具”做饭, at the ordinary fires, the ordinary food of the class to which they belonged.” It was a visionary, albeit no frills, educational development. 

The fledgling culinary arts were sparking wider interest. 到1880年代, 米德兰烹饪学校占用了一间带储藏室的“大公寓”, scullery and a gas stove at the Midland Institute in Birmingham. 多达100名妇女和专业厨师参加“高级”烹饪课程,每周5个上午. By 1891, 烹饪课程是在位于Colmore Row 117号的伯明翰和米德兰烹饪学校开设的, focusing on “high-class cookery, cottage cookery and vegetarian cookery.” 

档案显示,在第一次世界大战期间,市政技术学校开设了家庭烹饪课程, which became the Central Technical 大学 in 1927. 

As the institution added new courses and changed its focus, there were numerous further name changes including, 在1950年代, the 大学 of Food and Technology, featuring a department of bakery and domestic science. 仅仅一年后,它又被重新命名为伯明翰食品与家庭艺术学院. 

学院, which had operated from nine city and suburban schools, 1968年,爱丁堡公爵(Duke of Edinburgh)开设了1英镑的新店.5 million building on Summer Row. The building was designed to house up to 1,其中包括57名女学生寄宿的宿舍和一顿晚餐, bed and breakfast basis. 

到现在为止, there were five major departments – hotel and catering; bakery; domestic arts; residential child care; and nursery nursing. 规定规定“在学院的任何地方都不能穿细高跟鞋。.” Radios, record players and tape recorders were also banned. 

In the late 1980s, the institution’s name was changed yet again, to the Birmingham 大学 of Food, Tourism and Creative Studies, to better represent the course provision. 

1993年4月1日,学院离开了当地,这是一个分水岭
并加入了当时校长埃迪·麦金太尔领导下新成立的继续教育部门. 麦金太尔博士和他的高级管理团队充分利用新的独立性来增加招聘, 开发课程,投资设施和学院地产. 

主要的发展项目包括造价2500万英镑的马尔廷斯(the Maltings)新住宅的建设, built at the former Davenports Brewery site in Bath Row. 该综合体提供了800多间卧室,分三期完成, in 1996, 1998年和2003年. 位于Newhall街的Richmond House是该机构扩建的一部分,并于2001年作为一个专门的继续教育中心开放. 

In 2002, the institution transferred to the higher education sector, 提供突出的高等和继续教育课程,以职业为重点. 

美高梅App官方下载于2007年11月正式诞生,当时枢密院授予教授学位授予权. 2012年12月,作为多元化大学部门和提高学生选择的举措的一部分,英国获得了完整的大学地位. 

With many of its degrees accredited by the University of Birmingham, UCB经历了一场巨大的变革,其价值观体现在文化多样性上, outward facing global perspective. 它是一所真正的国际大学,为来自中国等65个国家的900名海外学生提供专业课程, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. UCB has amassed an impressive array of accolades and awards over the years.

The lion’s share of recruitment is now in higher education, 在UCB的招生中占70%,而在继续教育课程中占30%. 学生可以学习各种证书、文凭、学位和美高梅App国际生资格证书. 然而, 学校的校风始终如一——给予学生, regardless of their background, the opportunity to succeed and to offer, in the motto of the University’s coat of arms, “service before self.”

50th anniversary timeline

In 2018, 爱丁堡公爵殿下正式宣布美高梅App官方下载为“伯明翰食品与家庭艺术学院”,今年正好是50周年, 在全新的Summer Row校区的一个屋檐下,为全市九所学校提供课程.

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