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.

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

What our students have to say...

Bahra Maneesha Azeez
MA International Studies (International Peacekeeping)
Sri Lanka 2006/07

“I chose to study at the University of Birmingham because the International Studies Department is well reputed and the University was recommended by alumni. The thing like most about being a student at Birmingham is the quality of the education and the diversity of the student population who give a diverse perspective about the subject area you are studying. There are a wide range of facilities available for all students. It varies from modern computer labs, getting immigration related assistance from the International Student Advisory Service, help with the job search from JOBZONE and not to mention the University information services when you are having technical difficulties with your computer. Birmingham is a big city with a very diverse group of people. Sometimes I love to get a Starbucks and go to Victoria Square to look and listen to many different ethnic groups. As an international student you feel so comfortable adapting to the Birmingham city life. Love the big shopping mall known as the Bull Ring. I would definitely recommend University of Birmingham to my friends who are interested in pursuing their higher education. I want them to experience the lovely time I had in Birmingham.”