Birmingham

Reviews

Anonymous

Good place to study, comfortable environment and some nice people. Not everyone enjoys it the same but it depends how devoted you are as to how much you can really enjoy the small amount of time you get. Not everything is exciting, yes it’s boring at times. But in the end it’s worth it

Anonymous

Living in Birmingham has been great ever since i moved. There's a wide variety of food available in the city centre and around my accommodation which is in Mosley. The transportation facilities are great and take me anywhere i want. Birmimgham is very inexpensive compared to other cities in the UK which is great as im an international student.

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

Cheap students nights out, cinema in city centre I'd old but the one in five ways is decent. There are plenty of food options in city centre but disappointed that there was no KFC to be found

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

Being in a university so close to Birmingham City centre is amazing because everything is just a walk away. There are student nights in the week which include cheap drinks and a choice of cheap places to eat.

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

Birmingham is a funny place - it seems strangled by the problem of the city not truly knowing what it wants for it’s identity. In terms of nights out for young people, the city centre is staggeringly bare/mundane and it doesn’t feel like the bustling centre you would expect for such a big place. Especially given the recent closure of one of its biggest nightlife venues - the Rainbow - I find Birmingham I very hit and miss place for going out. This is maybe saved by outer areas such as Kings Heath and Mosley, but is thwarted by the less than desirable transport system. The city is currently going over major redevelopments and we are feeling the awkward effects of this. Some of my favourite music venues have been knocked down as a result, and what remains is struggling through what seems to be a feeling of disconnect throughout the entire fabric of the city community. Places which were once bustling music venues now struggle to get any decent music in at all. Check out Glasgow, London, Manchester. You’d be better off there.

Anonymous

The campus area (UoB) is green and beautiful, but to be honest the city itself is not particularly pretty or interesting. Not much to do, city center is quite grey and always crowded, though there is a huge, fancy shopping centre. Decent amount of restaurants and pubs and cinemas too. Many clubs but always full of undergrads, so if you are a postgrad who's bothered by that it is quite hard to find a place, not like you'll have much time for going out anyway :D Trains are fine, buses are often terrible with keeping the schedule. Of course this is all personal so don't be discouraged, all in all a fine place for uni years!

Anonymous

Great nightlife, location and everything! City has everything you need within minutes and the public transport is great the majority of the time!

Anonymous

As soon as I moved in I feel in love with Birmingham, I think it’s a beautiful city and there is lots to see and do. The night life is pretty good and now too expensive for a student as well. I don’t go out to eat or shopping very often because of money but when I have been it’s been very good and I’ve been quite impressed.

Anonymous

Loads of great, cheap places to eat and shop. Plenty of places for a night out like Pryzm and Snobs, but also some nice bars if you just want to go for quiet drinks/cocktails.

Anonymous

The location of my uni is just on the outskirts of Birmingham which makes it hard to get to as there's no train stations nearby. It takes about an hour for me to drive there of a morning so the location for me is not good. The halls are not very nice either so they could do with a refurb.

Anonymous

City centre campus is ideally located, a short walk away from main shops, a longer walk to main clubs although still could walk back although a lot more expensive than out of town locations and could be cheaper

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

Birmingham in general is good for students as it has a range of difrrent budget places for different people. It’s very culturally diverse ad has lots to do especially on nights out

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.

Anonymous

I feel the location of the uni is quite far from most things and leisure places. It's easy to travel to for me personally and students who use the uni buses but Walsall isn't really a place people go from a good night out. I just stick to Birmingham.

Anonymous

Not lots to do abit far away from other big cities up north only close one is Coventry Decent night life good for raves Lots of food places Lots of activities Digbeth is gold

Anonymous

It's geniunly a good experience the food is good and the nights out are pretty wild it's overall a good experience and worth going to after college unfortunately students still struggle financially and also as living in a man in city can be expensive to travel at times. The course itself can be challenging and also demanding at times but is worth it then u get the job of ur dreams . University is very different to college if you want to pass the course that's up to u

Izzie Staines

I chose Birmingham because I'm originally a Londoner, and wanted the hustle bustle of a big city again. Birmingham is very different, but I love it. UOB has a train station literally on campus that leads directly to the bullring, and there is tons of nightlife on broad street, near five ways station. Not only that, but the uni itself is a campus uni which I LOVE. Everything is so sociable and close by, with Selly Oak pretty much being student dominated - great for local house parties (;