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Student Accommodation

  • All first year students are guaranteed a place in university or partner accommodation, subject to a number of requirements. Please refer to the university website for details.
  • The university has 3 accommodation villages and a selection of accommodation through partner providers, each offering a safe and friendly living environment. Accommodation types include single-study bedrooms, en-suite and self-contained studio apartments, offering self-catered or meal plan options, all close to the campus.
  • There is plenty of private sector accommodation in the local area within easy reach of the university. Living Accommodation Services, in partnership with Guild Lettings, works with accredited landlords to help students find quality homes in the private sector.

Accommodation Costs

Edgbaston campus

Number of university/college beds 5,982
Typical annual cost of university/college accommodation £4,700–£5,900
Typical annual cost of private accommodation £3,510–£4,680

Living Here

  • City Population: 1,073,000
  • Student Population: 65,000
  • Birmingham is a modern and exciting city, a centre of arts and culture, commerce and entertainment with a vibrant and diverse community. Massive investment has recently transformed the cityscape and reinforced Birmingham's status as a major European city.
  • Students at Birmingham benefit from a impressive campus university and the city on their doorstep, with a buzzing city centre and popular boroughs just outside, including Harbone, Moseley and King's Heath.
  • Birmingham is a thriving city for students and young professionals. Over 65,000 students call Birmingham home, so there are plenty of things for young people to do, along with great student deals.
  • There are many parks and beautiful spaces in the city, and the woods of the Lickey Hills are just a short train straight from the university for a country escape.

Getting Around

  • Buses, trains and trams provide a comprehensive network of local transport. The university has its own railway station on campus – it takes just 8 minutes to get to the city centre.
  • Birmingham is almost slap bang in the middle of England, and is well connected to the rest of the UK.
  • Rail links from the city are particularly good, with a journey to London taking a mere 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.

Culture and Nightlife

  • Birmingham has a lively club scene with plenty of bars, music venues and restaurants located throughout the city. Live music can be seen at the Birmingham O2 Academy, well known for showcasing up-and-coming artists – with bands such as Kings of Leon, Arctic Monkeys and Franz Ferdinand having played there before hitting the big time.
  • The Hippodrome hosts the Birmingham Royal Ballet, and the nearby Symphony Hall is the home of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO). Contemporary art is on view at the Waterhall Gallery of Modern Art and the Ikon galley, featuring the best of international and British art.
  • Star City, a massive leisure complex with a 30-screen cinema and miniature golf course, is a popular spot for students to visit.
  • Birmingham's National Exhibition Centre (NEC) is well known for its major exhibitions. The National Indoor Arena stage is major venue for pop concerts.