Student life at Birmingham

There is a thriving student community at Birmingham and we very much look forward to you being part of it. Watch the video below to find out more about what our current students from Japan think about studying here. 

Students from Japan at the University of Birmingham

To hear more about what student life is like at the University of Birmingham, 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.  

The Guild of students currently has a University of Birmingham Japan Scoiety for students from Japan or those interested in Japanese culture. For more informatin please contact: 


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

What our students have to say...

Listen to Ai speak about her experience of studying on the Teaching English as a Foreign Language Programme.

Ai - Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), School of Education


Yuri Imamura - MA TEFL/TESL.

The University of Birmingham is located on a lively place, so I can concentrate on studying during the week, and enjoy the British life over the weekend. As for my course, MA TEFL/TESL, classmates are full of diversity such as nationalities, teaching experience or other cultural backgrounds. Although the course is hard for me because I have less experience as a teacher, I am highly motivated to keep up with classmates in every class. 

バーミンガム大学は生徒たちにとって勉強のオン・オフをつけやすい場所に位置していて、平日は勉学に励み、休日は英国生活を楽しむことができます。私の所属しているMA TEFL/TESLコースの生徒たちは国籍や教師としての職務経験等、多様性に富んでいます。教師としての経験が少ない私にとって大変なこともありますが、毎回の授業でクラスメイトについていけるように日々刺激されています。


Horii Sota - MSc Computer Science 

I have found the flexibility in the curriculum (MSc Computer Science). My classmates have different purposes and backgrounds, and we optimize our study plans for our own purposes. I am enjoying this independent learning environment.