University of Birmingham
Birmingham | West Midlands
Ucas code: B32
What students say about this university1489 comments (368 students)
The University has a brilliant student union which by day is a area with a cafe and shop and a bar and at night turns into a...
The University has a brilliant student union which by day is a area with a cafe and shop and a bar and at night turns into a buzzing nightclub! Definitely worth going to the freshers events here as they open up the whole of the union with many rooms and bar areas! I live at home and my course is off campus so I rarely need to visit campus but when I do I enjoy to visit the cafe's and sometimes I come to free events on campus. I have even visited cultural events on campus such as a sikh day which was totally free and open to all and allowed you to enjoy a lovely sikh meal and learn about the culture, really enjoyed it!! So even if you don't go to campus much its always great to get involved with what does happen there when you visit.×
Uni has a very social guild of students that offers a variety of activities. Plenty of sporting activities and groups and other...
Uni has a very social guild of students that offers a variety of activities. Plenty of sporting activities and groups and other activities outside of these×
There is a pub (Joe's) downstairs in the student union (known as the guild) which is great, its cheap and the food isn't awful...
There is a pub (Joe's) downstairs in the student union (known as the guild) which is great, its cheap and the food isn't awful by any means. There are further pubs and bars only a few minutes walk off campus in Selly Oak, which is the student village. In addition to this, there are multiple places to buy food and non alcoholic drinks dotted around, including 2 supermarkets, and a food court. Its rare that people can't find anywhere to sit. Whilst there aren't really any common rooms, you can sit in Joes or any of the cafes without buying anything, and there are loads of rooms advertised as work spaces but are actually used for socialising just as much. In the summer most people end up sitting outside as there are a lot of grassy spaces. The sports facilities are pretty good, i don't do any sports on campus so i imagine there are lots of things I'm unaware of, but i know we have several pitches and courts, both inside and outside, a swimming pool and a gym. A new sports center is currently being built so everything will be very up to date fairly soon. The university also offers a range of sports classes such as kick boxing, yoga, step aerobics, etc, as well as loads of sports clubs.×
First years should live on the vale village it is great and I would recommend going catered. Older years all live in sellly oak...
First years should live on the vale village it is great and I would recommend going catered. Older years all live in sellly oak which is scummy but still incredible×
In first year I stayed in halls of residence. It was close to the uni and the staff were very nice. The facilities weren't...
In first year I stayed in halls of residence. It was close to the uni and the staff were very nice. The facilities weren't always great as my shower and toilet broke but there was someone on site that would be there to fix it. There are lots of places around the uni and also the uni itself where you can find accommodation for your 2nd and 3rd years. The uni is very helpful in this important decision and ensures landlords are genuine. I found a lovely house for my 2nd and 3rd years with help from the uni.×
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
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