University College Birmingham (UCB) signed a partnership agreement with the Kohinoor International Management Institute (KIMI) . The agreement covers the progression of hospitality management students to UCB along with a range of measures whereby UCB will work with KIMI in developing their programme portfolio, specifically in the field of the culinary arts.
Birmingham is England’s second largest city with a proud history of business innovation, a vibrant cultural scene and a global profile. It is one of the youngest cities in Europe with 40 per cent of the population aged under-25. Perhaps not surprisingly, the city is home to 70,000 students who are drawn to Birmingham’s world-class facilities and a cost of living that is up to 55 per cent below London. UCB is Birmingham’s most centrally located university and its student accommodation is at the heart of the city. It is close to both the bustling central business district – home to trendy bars, cafés and award-winning restaurants – as well as the historic jewellery Quarter, responsible for almost half of the UK’s jewellery production. Music-lovers enjoy an eclectic mix of styles and genres. Birmingham, which has a culturally diverse population of one million, was the birthplace of heavy metal music, spawning super groups such as Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath as well as major pop acts like Duran Duran.
KIMI offers an experience that goes beyond the classroom. From day one we'll help you build the real-world knowledge and transferable skills that employers look for in the Hospitality Industry. Learn from industry experts who bring their professional experience into the classroom. Gain teamwork and collaboration skills by working on projects with other like-minded students. Put your learning into practice, gain work experience during Internships and meet new contacts.
Kohinoor International Management Institute achieves a
balanced integration of knowledge, skills and personal
development through a variety of learning techniques
that combine university level teaching and research with
industry-standard practical training.
As well as attending lectures, seminars and tutorials,
students gain rigorous practical training and learn
discipline, teamwork and leadership skills as the staff of
a fully operational, simulated hotel on the KIMI campus in
Khandala. On a daily basis, they gain hands-on experience
in every role across all departments of a hotel.
These skills are reinforced and extended through work-
based research and practice while on six-month career
development internships with industry employers. This full
immersion in a hospitality environment quickly teaches
students about the realistic pressures and standards
expected by industry.