Student life at Birmingham

There is a thriving student community at Birmingham and we very much look forward to you being part of it.

To hear what student life is like for our students, have a look at what our students say. Also, if you are unable to travel to campus yourself, visit our You Tube Channel to watch films of our beautiful campus.

Student societies

Many nationality groups form student societies during their time at the University of Birmingham. This is an excellent way to keep in contact with home and also provides an opportunity to highlight your culture and customs in the UK.

Student societies are also a useful point of contact for prospective students to Birmingham who may want to contact current students for information.

For a full list of student societies please visit the Birmingham Guild of Students website.

What our Ghanaian students have to say...

Isaac Aidoo, PhD Geography and Environmental Science 2010/11  

"The University of Birmingham is a place for international postgraduate students due to its superb academic and support staff, facilities and conducive research environment. The University Graduate School, with its numerous varieties of training and associated programmes, helps a raw postgraduate student acquire requisite skills to look for and secure an appropriate career."

  Michael Lawer, MA International Relations (Security), 2011/12
 

"Located within a vibrant and easy to get around city, I got nothing but the best at the University. With a train station on the University campus I had the options of choosing train, bus, or taxi services which are readily available to get round the city. The University epitomises unity in diversity as staff and students see themselves as one big family despite the differences in nationality and cultural backgrounds. I’ve not travelled around the world but my stay at the University of Birmingham makes me feel like I have. Indeed the University is a microcosm of the world."

Castro Nyoagbe, MSc Road Management and Engineering, 2010/11


"The University of Birmingham is not only an institution with a rich history but it remains an environment for academic excellence and self development.

Being a Ghanaian, it is very comforting to belong to such a vast international community with a good representation of people from diverse international and academic backgrounds. This diversity notwithstanding, both the academic and support staff strive to meet the varied individual needs of all students.

My chosen postgraduate programme is precisely tailored to fit my current training needs as well as ensure that the knowledge I acquire after my training in the University remains relevant to my ambitions for the future.

The University of Birmingham is a place for international postgraduate students due to its superb academic and support staff, facilities and conducive research environment. The University Graduate School, with its numerous varieties of training and associated programmes, helps a raw postgraduate student acquire requisite skills to look for and secure an appropriate career."