Student well-being

The leafy campus at the University of Birmingham provides a safe, beautiful setting for students to live and learn, including excellent support facilities.

The campus environment

Birmingham is the original campus-based university. Occupying 276 acres of green parkland in the suburbs of Edgbaston and Selly Oak, we also boast some of the finest Victorian architecturealongside innovative modern buildings. These include the Henry Wellcome Building, containing our Nuclear Magnetic Resonance facility; and the Institute of Archaeology and Antiquity’s Visual and Spatial Technology Centre.

Student safety

We place great emphasis on the safety of our students on campus, with a security team working 24 hours a day, 365 days a year in partnership with West Midlands Police. The team covers our Edgbaston and Selly Oak campuses and all our halls of residence. All university accommodation is equipped with CCTV and we have our own Community Police Officer, based in the University Centre shopping mall on campus.

Student counselling

If students experience any emotional or psychological difficulties during their time here – whether personal, academic or social – our team of professional counsellors are on hand to provide support. Our free, confidential counselling service is available short-term for all registered students, in the form of one-to-one counselling and assessments. We also offer a range of workshops and support groups, plus a group mediation service for flatmates, tutor groups, or any group of students who are not getting on with each other. Exam anxiety, stress, bereavement and eating disorders are just a few of the topics for which we provide support.

For more information about the University of Birmingham’s counselling services, please call 0121 414 5130.

Plus, to read full details of the services we offer, please visit our Student Services page.


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