University of Birmingham
Birmingham | West Midlands
Ucas code: B32
What students say about this university939 comments (249 students)
Great fun meet lots of different peopleReport
The accommodation is of a high quality, although for halls can be expensive. Rented houses and the sort are all decent qualityReport
course is interesting and the workload is a manageable amount, but the feedback from tutors could be more helpfulReport
Feedback from work is not good. Module choices are published very slowly and they are chosen very unfairly meaning a lot of...
Feedback from work is not good. Module choices are published very slowly and they are chosen very unfairly meaning a lot of people are disappointed. Safety in the student housing areas.×
I went for the cheapest halls going, expecting to have to put up with a real dive and just rough it for a year. Wrong! I loved...
I went for the cheapest halls going, expecting to have to put up with a real dive and just rough it for a year. Wrong! I loved my halls, had everything I needed and would choose the same again in a heartbeat. UoB halls are all a really high quality, so Don't be snobby about the cheaper ones, you'll be comfortable - and mire importantly, have an awesome time - wherever you are!×
For the first year students it is not easy to find accommodation. The best bet is to sign up for living in the universities own...
For the first year students it is not easy to find accommodation. The best bet is to sign up for living in the universities own halls. This is however expensive compared to what you get. One can also go for private student accommodation such as IQ5 or Unite. These are however also expensive but you get a bit more for your money. For second and third year students houses in Selly Oak are cheap but there has been problems with landlords. This is however something the Student Union (the guild) has started to stand up against so this will get better. If you know a group of people renting a house is your best option. Meet the landlord in advance to see if he/she is a trustworthy and helpful person.×
How students describe this university
Overall student satisfaction88%
of students are very or quite satisfied with this university
Number of students32,335
students attended last year
Undergraduate / Postgraduate59%
of students are undergrads
Full-time / Part-time20%
of students are part-time
Male / Female55%
of students are female
Young / Mature14%
of students aged over 21
UK / Non-UK24%
of students here are from outside the UK
Student union satisfaction72%
of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union
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