Birmingham

Reviews

Anonymous

Birmingham sometimes doesn’t get the best name, but with recent investment into the city some areas are really springing up. There is always plenty to do, be that nights out, and plenty of places to explore between various parks, restaurants, pubs and cafes. The shopping opportunities are good, and transport into town is incredibly easy from studenty Selly Oak.

Anonymous

Birmingham is a great city, with some great universities. The University of Birmingham is situated right in the heart of Birmingham, on its very own campus in Edgbaston. It’s only ten minutes from the city and can be easily accessed by train, car or bus! Everything you need is available practically on your doorstep, from nightlife to cinemas to shopping at the Bullring.

Anonymous

There are many shops which are easily accessible when going out to shop and any nights out the food place are so diverse from a spicy indian to the classical british fish and chips. Some of the shops are quite pricey but theres a shop for eveyone on a budget. The transport can be difficult if travelling by car the parking takes time and cost quiet a bit. However if you were to go on public transport it parks up right near the bullring which is easily approcable plus it takes you to many destinations around birmingham.

Anonymous

The location of uni is perfect. The city's not super expensive, much better than London, loads of shopping centres very near, eating out options with various cuisines and even vegan options. All clubs we go to have student offers so drinks are pretty cheap. Favourite things to do: going to the spa, bowling or cinema.

Anonymous

Birmingham is one of the best cities for all ages and cultures of people. With amazing night life for students, leisure facilities and shopping centres. Birmingham provides London quality shopping at cheaper prices. Also, the transport system in Birmingham is great with bus routes and train routes to all parts of Birmingham.

Anonymous

Location of the uni is very convenient, near enough to Birmingham city centre and so easy access to so many shops and all the transport links of buses, trams and trains.

Anonymous

The location is great, it’s near edgbaston as well as harbourne, which is a great small town with all the shops you need. As well as this, the uni is in great walking distance with the uni train station being only a 10 minute walk and a 6 minute train journey to the centre of Birmingham. The shopping is great here as is the night life as there are hundreds of places to choose from about where to eat, shop and drink. You also have the sea life centre close as well as Cadbury world just a short train stop away!

Anonymous

I go to university in Birmingham. I think it’s a wonderful city especially because it’s known to be the second largest student city in the UK. Meaning nights out, student life and general day to day living is something to look forward to when you live in a place like Birmingham!

Alice Chadband

Amazing city, couldn’t recommend it enough for a student. The bullring shopping centre is great, and right in the centre of the city, and the new Grand Central station has countless restaurants as well as more retail outlets! There are nights out to suit everyone, ranging from cheesy, student events, bar crawls, Rnb nights and underground music/ raves. Digbeth dining club every Friday is an amazing street food market and a fab social event to go to also.

Anonymous

Great city with an amazing blend of cultures. Everything is conveniently placed with transport, train systems can have small delays! Great atmosphere and something to do for everyone. Restaurants and food is very good, and a wide variety from more expensive to very cheap. Student discounts are accepted widely including £5 tickets to lots of concerts in many venues.

Anonymous

The uni is a 10 minute train journey from the city centre. It's perfect if you want a campus uni but don't want to feel like you are living entirely in a uni bubble. Birmingham has loads of clubs, pubs and bars, the Bull ring shopping centre and other things to do such as Cadbury world. It also has a really good music scene!

Anonymous

The uni night life is amaizng! So many clubs and bars to go to, even if you don’t drink there some many other things to do like mini golf, jump nation type place

Anonymous

There is a variety and diverse range of things to do in Birmingham. The best things to do are the nightlife with a range of clubs, bars and other activities such as drink golf! It is amazing!

Anonymous

Birmingham is a big place, and it has loads to offer, with so many amazing shops, tourist attractions, many nightlife events, and the food is amazing, u can find everything your looking for in Birmingham

Anonymous

Birmingham is probably one of the most underrated cities in the UK. Having only heard negative things before coming I was pleasantly surprised to find lots of activities, great people and a wonderful city centre. Pints are much cheaper than down south as well!

Anonymous

The city centre is great for daytime drinking and a great choice in restaurants. The night out leaves a lot to be desired. Poor choice of clubs and also expensive.

Lucy Slaney

So many places to eat and shop in Birmingham City Centre! Great nightlife for those who live in the halls, but also for those who don't. Shops are open until late which is great for when at university until late in the afternoon.

Anonymous

The location in Birmingham is so good only because you are around the 2nd biggest city in the whole UK and the amount of people willing to have fun nights out is huge!

Anonymous

Great city to live in, has everything you need from independent cafes bars or restaurants to big chain locations. Night life is very varied from raves to cheesy nights etc. Relatively cheap to live In comparison to other places. Easy location with trains going everywhere for cheap

Anonymous

The campus is the best thing about University of Birmingham, it's a really nice campus especially with the clock tower (old joe) standing in the middle. The campus is away from town but close enough to get into quickly on a 10 minute train

Anonymous

Great campus university. Being away from the city centre creates it's own mini bubble where every person in a 3 mile radius seems to be students. Then good transport links into the city centre which is improving in terms of entertainment month by month

Anonymous

Great city to be a student in, nightlife is great (especially broad street). Not too expensive to live in and it is definitely easy to get around. Great range of high street and designer shops and lots of nice restaurants - mix of chains and independents!

Anonymous

Broad Street is the most famous place in Birmingham, is good located in the center but a little bit far from the main university campus

Anonymous

A city with with excellent transport links. Boasting the only English university’s own train station, the town centre is only under 10 minutes away.