Birmingham is the largest city in the United Kingdom outside of London. With a strong history and prominent cultural scene, it is a bustling metropolitan city with plenty to see and do.

Birmingham is home to two universities: University of Birmingham and Birmingham City University. The University of Birmingham has campuses in Edgbaston, Selly Oak, and The Vale. Birmingham City University has a campus in the city centre, along with buildings in Edgbaston and Perry Barr among other places.

To ensure that you are able to get the most out of your time at university, we have student accommodation in Birmingham situated in prime areas so you can easily move around the city and experience everything it has to offer.


Birmingham has excellent transport links that make travelling around the city easy. There are a total of nine bus routes that service the university regularly. There is also the Midland Metro service, which has 23 stops between Birmingham City Centre and Wolverhampton. From the city centre, there are a wide range of buses and trains you can get that stop at the university. Trains in the city centre also enable you to reach Birmingham New Street in less than 10 minutes. From there you can access a range of trains that can take you up and down the country.

Sports and Entertainment

Birmingham has a proud sporting tradition. The Football League was founded in the city and it became the first professional football competition. Birmingham is also home to two of the countries’ oldest professional clubs – Aston Villa FC and Birmingham City FC. The city also has rugby league, rugby union, hockey, and speedway among other things. Birmingham is also the home of Edgbaston Cricket Ground, which is the second largest cricket ground in the country. It’s used as the home of County Championship side Warwickshire County Cricket Club.

The city also boasts a great cultural heritage. The Birmingham Hippodrome theatre is considered to be the busiest theatre in the United Kingdom. The Digbeth area of Birmingham is also the home of B-Town, an indie music scene that is considered one of the best places in the country to see new, up and coming music. The city as a whole also has a wide selection of clubs, restaurants, cafes, and bars. There are also plenty of places to go for people who enjoy the nightlife, with Southside and the Jewellery Quarter being a popular destinations.

Alternatively, if you have not yet decided which university you will be attending, we have a range of student accommodation in Sheffield and student housing in Bournemouth which could be ideal for you. Simply contact us and we will find the best student accommodation for you.