University of Birmingham
Birmingham | West Midlands
Ucas code: B32
What students say about this university1402 comments (340 students)
Campus environment! There are trees and lawns and canals right next to where you study.Report
Sportex facilities amazing- lots of equipment and labs. Library very large, but not open 24 hours. Great sports facilities and...
Sportex facilities amazing- lots of equipment and labs. Library very large, but not open 24 hours. Great sports facilities and large variety of clubs.×
The sport facilities but they are making a new gymReport
I'm doing the medical science programme at the University of Birmingham. I have on average about 23 hours of lectures/ labs/...
I'm doing the medical science programme at the University of Birmingham. I have on average about 23 hours of lectures/ labs/ tutorials a week in the first and second year. There is less lab work in this course compared to other similar courses (only a couple of hours a week) and a lot more of the theory, as they are gearing you towards becoming researchers rather than working in clinical labs. You learn about so many interesting things, including pharmacology, the cardiovascular system, the digestive system, infection, and many more.×
Variety of student nightsReport
There are quite a few political societies on campus representing various politcal parties and ideologies. There have also been...
There are quite a few political societies on campus representing various politcal parties and ideologies. There have also been several demonstrations. Unfortunately the most visual ones have been conducted by a group not associated with the Guild that has many ill-informed members. They tend to disrupt university life by protesting over things that they know nothing about and have completely misunderstood. They also caused criminal damage last year. Aside from them, other campaigns are peaceful and probably a good thing.×
How students describe this university
Overall student satisfaction89%
of students are very or quite satisfied with this university
Number of students33,830
students attended last year
Undergraduate / Postgraduate64%
of students are undergrads
Full-time / Part-time20%
of students are part-time
Male / Female56%
of students are female
Young / Mature12%
of students aged over 21
UK / Non-UK23%
of students here are from outside the UK
Student union satisfaction75%
of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union
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