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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)
    • Finances

      Set out a budget and try to stick to it. Money has to last all term !

      2016, 3rd year, Chemical Engineering

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    • The upside

      Friendly people

      2013, 1st year, Chemistry Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Academic Experience

      There is a fair amount of contact hours leaving plenty of time for reading and work to be done with plenty of social time,...

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      2016, 1st year, Psychology Not Elsewhere Classified

      Academic Experience

      There is a fair amount of contact hours leaving plenty of time for reading and work to be done with plenty of social time, whilst still feeling like you are being given enough support. The content of the Psychology course is both interesting in that it covers such a variety of topics that you never get bored and everyday is something new. The course is challenging however as it is so interesting it motivates in pushing you to work your hardest and also leaves you with a great understanding.There is a wide variety of work expected from you as there is essays, exams and practical reports however this keeps things interesting as you are not stuck doing the same coursework repetitively. The work can often be challenging but plenty of help and guidelines are given. The feedback from tutors is exceptional, constant support in the progress you are making with them always being on hand to offer help. The psychology facilities are excellent, as a first year I have only been exposed to a few but in taking part in experiments I have been able to view the facilities that I will later come to use.

      2016, 1st year, Psychology Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Everyday expenses

      birmingham is more expensive than others unis, accomodation is expensive and food on campus is.

      2012, 2nd year, Psychology

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    • Facilities

      The facilities are good, but not outstanding. The main issue is the number of PCs available in the library and elsewhere,...

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      2013, 1st year, Medieval History

      Facilities

      The facilities are good, but not outstanding. The main issue is the number of PCs available in the library and elsewhere, especially approaching essay deadlines. Also, not every department gives printing credits, and so the combination of waiting for available PCs and then paying for printing and copying is very tedious. I would really recommend that you invest in a portable, light laptop and a printer for your room.

      2013, 1st year, Medieval History

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    • The upside

      help and support available from lecturers. They are available at all times and extremely willing to help and support where...

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      2012, 3rd year, Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology Not Elsewhere Classified

      The upside

      help and support available from lecturers. They are available at all times and extremely willing to help and support where possible to help you do the best you can. Go above and beyond what they are paid to do.

      2012, 3rd year, Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology Not Elsewhere Classified

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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
Student score 81% MED
Average graduate salary £22k HIGH

Overall student satisfaction

89%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

33,830

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

64%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

20%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

56%

of students are female

Young / Mature

12%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

23%

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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