University of Birmingham
Birmingham | West Midlands
Ucas code: B32
What students say about this university939 comments (249 students)
The music hall is great, and there's an institute of fine arts where external companies put on displays. The campus is...
The music hall is great, and there's an institute of fine arts where external companies put on displays. The campus is beautiful, too!×
The guild provides a lot of services and is a good place to meet friends and get something to eatReport
University halls vary in quality, currently being refurbed so hard to pick a best option. Most unI owned halls have shared...
University halls vary in quality, currently being refurbed so hard to pick a best option. Most unI owned halls have shared bathrooms. The private hall providers are more expensive but definitely nicer generally. Liberty Court is somewhat isolated and produces a closer knit group - but depends a bit upon how good your RA is that year.In a good year it has epic parties. Tennis courts are generally considered party halls. For first years the social events are duplicated across the halls on different nights so there are no real advantages / disadvantages there. There are cheapish private halls very close to the city, 20 to 30 mins from uni. Wouldn't recommend those unless you are doing a placement year and need to be over that side. The food and shopping option are not great there unless you go into town and it's not a good area to walk through esp late at night. If you have food allergies the meal plan may not be a good option, food choices can be limited. Local accommodation is very varied, from 60 a week to 150+. Basic rooms to smart shared houses. The university's accommodation services are helpful especially when dealing with contracts etc. Most of selly oak is ok and student housing. As you move towards the city centre in one direction and towards bournville in the other, the areas get a little rougher. Think about travel costs particularly if going private - if you are on an intensive course where you need to be in every day, it may be better to spend a bit more and be able to easily get/to from unI by foot.×
Relatively easy, provided you cook for yourself and do not rely on catering outlets on campus, as they are very expensive...
Relatively easy, provided you cook for yourself and do not rely on catering outlets on campus, as they are very expensive compared to other places.×
Opportunities for students, particularly in sport and music. Ways to meet people - very easy. Getting involved in anything is...
Opportunities for students, particularly in sport and music. Ways to meet people - very easy. Getting involved in anything is easy if you want to.×
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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