Shops and services

campusshopsThere is a huge range of shops and services on campus, from hairdressers to banks, bookshops, opticians and supermarkets.

The building code appears after the name of each outlet for ease of finding on the University maps.

Print Me: University Centre: R23

Print-MePrinting and binding shop in the University Centre food court, offering:

  • Academic poster printing
  • Thesis printing and binding
  • Kodak photo printing kiosks
  • T-shirt and banner printing

Print Me will be fully open from September 15.  Opening hours are 09:00 - 16:30.

Contact the manager Nathan Shwalbe on 0121 414 5797.

Salco Phones: University Centre: R23

Opening times: Monday to Friday 09:30 - 17:30

The shop offers a range of services and products:

  • Mobile phones and accessories
  • Express mobile phone repairs
  • Phone unlocking
  • ipod accessories

Located in the main entrance to University Centre opposite the Food Court.

Fruit and Veg Stall: R24

Opening times: Monday to Friday 07:30 - 17:30

Located in the walkway underneath Staff House, Dave's Fruit and Veg Stall offers a wide range of fresh fruit and vegetables every weekday.

Appleby hairdressers: University Centre: R23

Opening times: Monday to Friday 09:30 - 18:00; Saturday 09:00 - 17:00. 

Hairdressers in University Centre; offering styling, cutting, colouring and highlighting.

Tel: +44 (0)121 414 6276 or +44 (0)121 472 5772

Rymans: University Centre: R23

Opening times: Monday to Friday 08:45 - 17:30

Rymans stationery offers top brands, a wide range and great value.  Promotions take place throughout the year, offering big savings on essential stationery and accessories.

For further information, please call +44 (0)121 472 0879

Spar: University Centre: R23 and Guild of Students: O1

sparOpening times: 

  • Monday to Friday: 07:00 - 22:00
  • Saturday and Sunday: 09:00 - 17:00

Not only do we offer a significant range of leading brands, from Heinz to Stella Artois, we also offer our own brand range. All Spar own brand products match the leading brands in quality, at prices that are convenient to you!

For further information, please call +44 (0)121 414 8562

Barclays Bank: University Centre: R23

Opening times: Monday to Friday 10:00 - 16:00

The University of Birmingham Barclays branch not only offers a service to students and graduates, but also to staff members of the University and personal customers from the surrounding area. Services include:

  • Current account offering with value added features
  • Saving and investments
  • Share dealing and investment management
  • Mortgages
  • Loans
  • Barclaycard
  • Insurance (car, travel, home and student possessions)
  • Specialised package and service for students and graduates
  • Foreign currency / travellers cheques
  • Life cover and pensions
  • Online and phone banking

Our personal bankers look after existing and new Barclays customers and our staff pride themselves in giving exceptional customer service. We are here to help with all aspects of banking.

Please call us on any of the following numbers:  +44 (0)845 877 0057 to arrange an appointment, and +44 (0)845 755 5555  for 24 hour banking.

Lloyds TSB: University Centre: R23

Opening times:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 09:30 - 16:30
Wednesday: 10:00 - 16:30
Saturday: Closed

At Lloyds TSB, service is our number one priority. There are two branches at The University of Birmingham, including 6 till positions, 5 cash point machines. We offer the following services:

  •   Banking
  •   Insurance
  •   Finance

For further information, please call +44 (0)845 300 0000

Unique (formerly Off the Wall): University Centre: R23

Opening times:  Monday to Friday: 08:30 - 17:30

Unique, located in University Centre, offers a range of products and services:

  • Greeting cards and gifts
  • Full Royal Mail services
  • International phone cards
  • Fax Bureau for sending and receiving faxes
  • Dry cleaning agent
  • DHL courier services
  • A full range of University branded clothing and souvenirs

For further information, please call +44 (0)121 414 4885

On Monday 23rd September Unique moved into the unit previously occupied by Waterstones in University Centre; this is a much larger unit and allows them to offer a wider range and better service. They also took the chance to change their name from Off The Wall to Unique.

SW Optics opticians: University Centre: R23

Opening times:

  • Monday to Thursday: 09:00 - 18:00
  • Friday: 09:00 - 16:00

SW Optics, located in University Centre, offers eye examinations, quality products and a high level of service in a relaxed and friendly environment.

  • Dispenses value and designer spectacles with high quality single vision and multifocal lenses.
  • Fit and supply a range of contact lenses.
  • Supply safety eyewear and prescription swimming goggles.

Free eye tests:

  •  For all those under 16 years of age.
  •  Under 19 years of age and in full time education.
  •  Over 60 years old.
  •  Diabetics.
  •  Receiving benefits.

For further information, please call +44 (0)121 414 2714

Kukri Sports: Munrow Sports Centre: R25

Opening times: 

  • Monday to Friday 09:00 - 18:00
  • Saturday: 09:00 - 16:00
  • Vacations: flexible opening

A range of sportswear and equipment including: UoB, UBSport and Kukri branded casualwear. Also available is the custom kit design service for your club, society or departmental group.

You can also buy Kukri's official UoB and UBSport merchandise online.

Costcutter: The Vale Student Village

Opening times: 

  • Monday to Friday: 08:00 - 22:00
  • Saturday: 10:00 - 20:00
  • Sunday: 11:00 - 18:00
  • Vacation: Monday to Friday 09:00 - 16:00

Costcutter located on The Vale, is open 7 days a week and sells a wide range of groceries, frozen food and chilled foods, confectionery and newspapers, sandwiches, snacks, ice cream, alcohol and tobacco.

Special offers are always available at Costcutter offering value for money at your convenience.

For further information, please call +44 (0)121 257 4355

John Smith's Student Store: University Centre: R23

The new John Smith’s Student Store sells course textbooks, second-hand books and a range of electronic devices. Opening hours are 09.00–17.30, with some extended opening during term time. For more information please visit the John Smith’s website.

University of Birmingham Online shop

The University of Birmingham online shopallows you to purchase gifts and souvenir items such as degree congregation DVDs and branded mementos online.

 

Map of the shops on campus

 
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