As well as the societies you can join, Birmingham also has lot to offer as a city. As the UK’s second city, it really is more than just somewhere to study, it is somewhere to enjoy and explore! From museums, festivals, shopping centres, bars and restaurants there is something for everyone in Birmingham - and it's cheaper than you might think!
You can visit the world-famous Bullring shopping centre which is home to over 160 shops, or why not try the open markets, vintage clothes stores and street food outlets in Digbeth? If you fancy a bit of culture, we have a wide variety of theatres, comedy clubs, art galleries and music venues, not to mention the famous curry houses of the Balti Triangle and Cadbury World!
Birmingham is also full of green spaces to relax and unwind in, with over 8,000 acres of parks and open space to escape to, Birmingham is one of the greenest cities in the UK.
- Birmingham is renowned for having more miles of canals than Venice *Marketing Birmingham 2017
- Birmingham will host the 2022 Commonwealth Games with 70 nations competing in 18 different sports
- With everything you could need from a major capital city, Birmingham offers this at just a fraction of the cost of London
- Catch the train from University Station straight to Birmingham New Street in under ten minutes
- A full taxi of friends can cost as little as £2 each from the city to campus, perfect after a night out
- Birmingham has been ranked top regional city in England for quality of living *Mercer Quality of Living rankings 2017