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University of Birmingham

Birmingham | West Midlands

Diverse local nightlife Sporty Political City Campus

Ucas code: B32

Steeped in history the University of Birmingham has a community campus vibe whilst being on the doorstep to the centre of the UK's second city. And because all students studying at Birmingham become automatic members of the Guild of Students you'll have many chances to develop skills outside of study, have fun, and meet like-minded people.
Source:University of Birmingham Guild of Students

What students say about this university

Dialog 1402 comments (340 students)
    • Sport

      Loads of clubs for competitive and non-competitive sports.

      2014, 2nd year, Psychology Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Nightlife

      Very good cheap student nights - e.g. Snobs, Propaganda etc.

      2016, 2nd year, Astrophysics

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    • Nightlife

      From Jazz bars to Alternative music clubs to pop music, nightlife is super diverse as te city is the second largest in the UK.

      2014, 2nd year, Accounting Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Student Union

      There's something here for everyone - either to join or attend. We have over 200 societies and events everyday.

      2014, 3rd year, Academic Studies In Education (Across Phases)

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    • Everyday expenses

      Good shops/supermarket. Train is very useful for getting into the city centre.

      2012, 9th year, Clinical Medicine

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    • Facilities

      Library is well stocked and there are computers to use (although it's hard to find a free computer sometimes)

      2012, 2nd year, Accounting

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Political

62%

HIGH

Creative

59%

MED

Sporty

79%

HIGH

Diverse local nightlife

77%

HIGH

Varied union activities

74%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 96% MED
Average graduate salary £22k HIGH
Student score 81% MED

Overall student satisfaction

89%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

34,160

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

59%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

20%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

55%

of students are female

Young / Mature

13%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

24%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

75%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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