Birmingham City University

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Student Accommodation

  • Living in halls is a great way to meet new friends, and rooms are available at a range of prices to suit everyone.
  • Accommodation is available in three university-owned halls of residence, as well as at a number of private halls within the city.
  • Eight halls of residence with over 2,000 well-equipped rooms; rent includes heating and water.
  • A place in halls is guaranteed if you have a firm offer, live outside Birmingham and apply before the deadline.
  • Every student room in halls has internet access.

For further information, email accommodation@bcu.ac.uk; telephone +44 (0) 121 331 5191; or go to www.bcu.ac.uk/accommodation.

Accommodation Costs

City Centre Campus

Number of university/college beds 1,929
Typical annual cost of university/college accommodation* £4,400–£5,200
Typical annual cost of private accommodation* £2,604–£3,120

City North Campus

Number of university/college beds 1,929
Typical annual cost of university/college accommodation* £4,400–£5,200
Typical annual cost of private accommodation* £2,604–£3,120

City South Campus

Number of university/college beds 1,929
Typical annual cost of university/college accommodation* £4,400–£5,200
Typical annual cost of private accommodation* £2,604–£3,120

Living in the City

  • City Population: 1,073,000
  • Student Population: 65,000

The UK's second largest city, Birmingham is also a major student centre with it having five universities and housing over 65,000 students. Massive investment and cultural transformation has rejuvenated the cityscape and reinforced Birmingham's status as a major European city. 

Getting Around

  • Birmingham's location in the Midlands means it is at the centre of the UK motorway system and enjoys great connections to the whole of the UK.
  • Rail links are excellent, th city has three major train stations. A journey to London takes as little as 1 hour 15 minutes.
  • Birmingham International Airport, 8 miles from the city centre, is a major hub with destinations throughout the UK, Europe, North America and Asia.
  • Local transport is provided by a busy network of bueses, trains and trams.

Culture and Nightlife

  • Birmingham has a lively nightlife with bars, music venues and restaurants dotted throughout the city.
  • Birmingham is also well known for its theatres, galleries and live music venues. The Hippodrome houses the Birmingham Royal Ballet, whilst Symphony Hall is the home of the world class City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO). Contemporary art can be found at the Waterhall Gallery of Modern Art and the Ikon Gallry. The National Indoor Arena stage hosts a number of live music spectacles eveyr year.
  • The Digbeth area (5 mins walk from the city centre) also has a strong live music, clubbing and alternative cafe scene.

Proximity to City Centre

  • Birmingham City University has nine sites across the city; the main site is at Perry Barr, 3 miles north of the city centre.
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