Birmingham and the local area 

Bullring shopping centreThe city you live in plays an important part in your University experience. Find out about night life, shopping and getting around in Birmingham.  

The city of Birmingham

With more students than any UK city outside London, Birmingham is a fantastic place to study and live. A £9 billion regeneration programme has transformed the city into a vibrant centre, with great shopping, theatres and night life.

The main Edgbaston Campus is located only 3 miles from Birmingham city centre, and close to the shopping areas of Edgbaston, Selly Oak, Harborne, and Selly Park.

Maps of local services

There are many useful shops and services in the surrounding areas of Edgbaston, Selly Oak, Harborne, Selly Park. Use our Google maps of local services to identify those that you may find helpful.

Getting around

There are plenty of ways to get around the campuses and into the city centre. The University has its own train station, and a number of bus routes go from the University into and around Birmingham.

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Edgbaston roadworks

Driving around the University? Roadworks around our Edgbaston campus are still causing some disruption to traffic.

Edgbaston roadworks information and maps


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