University of Birmingham
Birmingham | West Midlands
Ucas code: B32
What students say about this university939 comments (249 students)
more expensive to live than I expected, even in university shops & canteensReport
I have about 11 hours per week of teaching, including a mix of lectures and seminars. Course was varied- so far I've had the...
I have about 11 hours per week of teaching, including a mix of lectures and seminars. Course was varied- so far I've had the chance to study German history, linguistics, politics, literature, film, terrorism, business and culture as well as the obvious components of language learning- the grammar, and speaking and writing classes. Small class tests are infrequent; the majority of assessments in the course are exams and essays. Feedback from tutors is always helpful and never generic- especially the points they give on improvement! The course facilities are based mostly around the language labs, lots of computers to work on either in class or in your free time!×
Accommodation around the university ranges from 50/wk rooms to 130/wk rooms and it is not hard to find good accommodation...
Accommodation around the university ranges from 50/wk rooms to 130/wk rooms and it is not hard to find good accommodation close to the campus. The food provided on campus tends to be very expensive. There are bars and food outlets but these are much more expensive than their counterparts off campus. Additional course costs are limited to that of books. Transport may be free depending on where one lives. The university has a hopper bus, which is free for students to use. There are many opportunities for students to work, both on and off campus, including as bartenders, note takers, etc. and the university's career service often helps with this.×
Very easy to manage costs. Good support from the guildReport
The bar is cheap but subway is nearby and is very tempting despite costing quite a lot for sandwiches. The Spar could be...
The bar is cheap but subway is nearby and is very tempting despite costing quite a lot for sandwiches. The Spar could be significantly cheaper and seems to be monopolising the university for drinks in bottles and snacks. Cost of buses is relatively good. Many jobs advertised but never really looked due to requirements of my course.×
There is a lot of contact hours, interesting content, long labs and decent facilities. An interesting course not for the faint...
There is a lot of contact hours, interesting content, long labs and decent facilities. An interesting course not for the faint hearted×
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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