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

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. 

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.

Bharat Parivar was set up with the objective of providing advice and guidance to new students as well as offering an informal platform for interaction. The group organises events throughout the academic calendar and provides an opportunity to students to meet their peers from India. Bharat Parivar has close links with the Indian Consulate in Birmingham, and other societies such as Tamil People and Telugu People in the UK. Bharat Parivar has also organised events in partnership with external private organisations such as National Indian Students Union (NISU), UK and Incredible India, UK. In addition to the website there is also a Facebook page

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

 Student experiences

The video below provides an insight from a few Indian students, discussing their own student experiences of the MSc Molecular Biotechnology course in the School of Biosciences.  

What our students have to say...

Saumya Rastogi, LLM International Commercial Law, 2011-12
"Often students think that London is the place to be but Birmingham is no less equal to it. Birmingham is a beautiful city and the University Birmingham is one of the few universities who have their own very large and beautiful purpose built campus. This is also the only university having its own train station making commuting to and from the university very easy. The campus features traditional style building, learning centre for you to have group study sessions, coffee places including Starbucks and a very vibrant and huge library offering extended hours during exam times. The University of Birmingham, being part of the Russell Group (similar to the Ivy League in the US) enjoys a high ranking and offers majors in diverse fields. The quality of teaching and student attention is impressive. I was able to have the advantages of interacting and learning from some of the excellent faculty in Law School. The teacher-to-student ratio allowed me to interact and ask questions in classes. The University of Birmingham offers outstanding education facilities as well as opportunities for extra-curricular activities for everyone. Birmingham being second largest city of UK is growing with businesses moving in, hence offers a lot of job opportunities for graduates. I am proud to have graduated from the University of Birmingham and will miss it."