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. There is currently an Arab Society at our Guild of Students.

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

What our students have to say...

Nahed Mohammed, MSc Molecular Biotechnology, Saudi Arabia "I chose to study at the University of Birmingham because it is one of the top ranked universities and it has a very good reputation.

I've studied Environmental Biotechnology in Taif University in Saudi Arabia. It is so different to study here in terms of the content of modules, practicals, and the method of information delivery.

The biotechnology staff are so helpful and cooperative, they organize everything and try to make things as easy as possible. Also, the practical part is very useful especially for those people who have limited experience.

The facilities in the School are very good. We are using computers that have all programs we need, everything is convenient to get from the Biosciences building.

Birmingham is a nice city, you can get used to living here easily, and the University is one of the best universities in the UK.

After the MSc I might apply for a PhD at University of Birmingham, and after that I hope I can find a job in an international company or work in Saudi universities."

Noor Balfaqeeh, MA Translation Studies, Saudi Arabia  "The best time I spent was collecting the data for my dissertation, I felt so proud when explaining the idea of my research to the respondents and how my research may add to the translation movement in the country."

Eid Almutairi, MSc Construction Management, Saudi Arabia  "The study period in the University of Birmingham was a fantastic and beneficial for me as good experience for exploring different culture and knowledge."

You can read these student profiles in full by visiting our Saudi Arabian student profile page.