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Study inBirmingham

The UK's second largest city, headbanging Birmingham offers diversity at every turn and has one of the youngest populations in Europe.

Student life in Birmingham


Local gems, tips and things to do, as recommended by students

Treat yourself
The Jam House for food, drinks and funky jazz music.
Low on cash
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is free.
Sunday chilling
Walk along the canal or chill in Canon Hill Park.
When Family visit
The Mailbox for (slightly nicer) shopping and food.
Grab a bite
Tuck in to a bargain curry at the Royal Orchid.
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WATCH: What students think of Birmingham

What students say about Birmingham's...

City Life
The best thing is how diverse it is, from the different cultures to the music and food. With Chinatown and Brum's famous Curry Mile on your doorstep, what more could you want?
Jasmine, Aston University graduate
Nightlife
Selly Oak has several great places to drink if you fancy a pub night, with The Bristol Pear, The Soak and The Goose all on Bristol Road.
Second year student at University of Birmingham, 2016
Nightlife
Fab N Fresh is the best night there is, particularly in 2nd and 3rd year as it becomes a social hub. Events like OUSE and Magic Door are different, fun and involve a bit of dressing up.
Third year student at University of Birmingham, 2016
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Living in Birmingham


Housing, transport and budgeting tips

Average weekly rents
Private Landlord
£71 - £127
Average
Housing value for money
Fair deal
Where you'll find students
Selly Oak
Perry Barr
Erdington
Local transport
£9.75
Based on a West Midlands 4-weekly mTicket (£39)
(Bus)

What students say about living in Birmingham...

Living Here
I live in Selly Oak. There’s a very high student population, including the majority of non-first year students, and even PhD students. I decided to live here because it was cheap and has all the required amenities: supermarkets, a post office, pubs etc.
Second year student at University of Birmingham, 2018
Living Here
Accommodation in the most desirable area (Selly Oak) is rented out very quickly, usually before Christmas, so you have to start the process very early in the academic year to look for the following year's accommodation.
Second year student at University of Birmingham, 2018
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Student money tip
Get cheap fruit and veg at the Bullring market.

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Where to study in Birmingham

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How we calculate our data: Average mean rents via Spareroom.co.uk (Feb 2017). Value for money via Which? University Survey 2016. Local transport via local operators' website.

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