Accommodation Open Day

Our Accommodation Open Day is your opportunity to see the whole range of rooms that will be available for September 2019, to look around the facilities our student villages have to offer, and to speak to current students about their experiences in our accommodation and at the University.

Key details:

Saturday 23rd March 2019
10:00-16:00

Location:

Pritchatts Park Village
Pritchatts Road
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2QX

Register for Accommodation Open Day 2019

 

For an idea of what an Accommodation Open Day is like, please watch the video below.

Our Accommodation Open Day

 

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Overview of the day

There will be a free coach service running at regular intervals to all our accommodation, starting from Pritchatts Park Village at 10.00am. Please ensure you arrive early to allow enough time to view all accommodation as the estimated time you will need to view all the accommodation is around 4 hours.

We recommend that you view as much accommodation as possible and not just your preferred options, this way when you receive your offer of accommodation in the summer you will have a good idea of what to expect. There will be catering outlets available for you to purchase food and drink.

All of our villages will have at least one flat in each residence open for viewing. And there'll be staff and student ambassadors on hand to give you more information on residence fees, amenities, and their personal experiences of accommodation at the University of Birmingham.

 

How to get here

Access for visitors with disabilities

If you require an additional mobility map please contact the Disability Service on 0121 414 5130 or disability@bham.ac.uk. The mini buses/coaches will not be suitable for wheelchair users. If transport is neededfor wheelchair users please email living@contacts.bham.ac.uk prior to the event.

Finding us

To make the most of your day we recommend that you start at Pritchatts Park Village, Pritchatts Road, B15 2QX, and from there we have a coach service to take you to the other villages.

Arriving by car

Approaching from the North West or South East along the M6:

  • Leave at Junction 6 (signposted Birmingham Central) to join the A38(M)

  • At the end of the motorway, keep to the right, go over a flyover, then through the two underpasses to join the A38 Bristol Road

  • The Univeristy will be on your right, two and a half miles from the city centre

Approaching from the M42 North:

  • Leave at Junction 8 to join the M6 Northbound and follow the instructions above.

Approaching from the South West:

  • Leave the M5 at Junction 4 (signposted Birmingham SW) to join the A38

  • Follow signs to the University of Birmingham which is approximatley eight miles from the motorway

Approaching from the M40:

  • It is easier to turn south on the M42 and leave at Junction 1, heading north on the A38 Bristol Road

  • The Univerisity is approximatley eight miles from the motorway

When you arrive:

  • You will be able to park free of charge in Pritchatts Road Car Park or the North East Car Park multistorey (there will be a shuttle coach running between the North East Car Park and Pritchatts Park Village)

Arriving by rail

  • Most cross-country services to Birmingham arrive at New Street Station
  • Up to six trains an hour depart for the University on the cross-city line (final destination Longbridge or Redditch)
  • You can walk to Pritchatts Park Village from University Station in approximately 10 minutes - in addition there will be a shuttle coach running between the University train station and Pritchatts Park Village
  • The centre of the main campus is a five-minute walk from University Station
  • For more travel information please visit www.birmingham.ac.uk/contact/directions

 

On the day

Coach tours

Please see below for a full list of coaches operating on the Accommodation Open Day:

All coaches depart from Pritchatts Park between 10am – 2:30pm
Last coaches to return to Pritchatts Park Village – 4pm
Last coaches from Pritchatts Park Village to University train station and North East Car Park – 4:15pm

Vale route:
Pritchatts Park Village – The Vale Village (drop off at Chamberlain, pick up at Mason) – Pritchatts Park Village

Selly Oak route:
Pritchatts Park Village – Selly Oak (drop off and pick up at Bournbrook) – Pritchatts Park Village

Liberty route:
Pritchatts Park Village – Liberty Gardens – Liberty Court – The Vale Village (drop off at Tennis Court) – Pritchatts Park Village

University train station route:
Pritchatts Park Village – University train station – Pritchatts Park Village

Car park route:
Pritchatts Park Village – North East Car Park – Pritchatts Park Village

 

Walking tours

Walking tours from Pritchatts Park Village Reception to The Vale Village will depart at 11am, 12pm, and 1pm (weather permitting). These tours are guided by student ambassadors and the Student Mentor Scheme. The route is well-signposted and you will be able to make your own way back on foot, or pick up a coach from Mason to return to Pritchatts Park Village.

 

Sample itineraries

All our accommodation is located within a 2 mile radius of the main Edgbaston campus. In addition to the coach routes, you can easily walk to the Vale Village, Pritchatts Park Village or Selly Oak Village from the University train station and main car parks. These walking routes will be signposted on the day.

For en-suite accommodation

Start at Pritchatts Park Village and get the coach to Selly Oak Village. Visit Bournbrook, Host – The Metalworks, Jarratt Hall, and Liberty Park.

Return to Pritchatts Park Village by coach and, if you have time, visit our en-suite partner accommodation at Liberty Court (please note that the Liberty Court route also takes in shared bathroom accommodation at Liberty Gardens).

On the way back from Liberty Court you can stop off at The Vale Village – it is only a short walk from Tennis Court to view en-suite accommodation at Chamberlain, Elgar Court, Shackleton, and Mason.

Return to Pritchatts Park Village from the bus stop outside Mason.

For shared bathroom accommodation

Start at Pritchatts Park Village to see Ashcroft, Oakley Court, and Pritchatts House Global Community.

Then get on the coach to our partner accommodation Liberty Gardens (please note that the Liberty Gardens route also takes in en-suite bathroom accommodation at Liberty Court), and on the way back stop off at The Vale Village to see Tennis Court – you can also visit our Tennis Court Green Community.

Then walk up the hill at The Vale Village to visit Maple Bank, Shackleton, and Aitken, before getting a coach back to Pritchatts Park Village.

For Meal Plan accommodation

Start at Pritchatts Park Village and get the coach directly to The Vale Village. Here you can visit our Meal Plan residences in Chamberlain, Aitken, Maple Bank, and Shackleton.

You can sample the food and drink on offer by visiting JC’s Tex Mex restaurant (Chamberlain tower), The Melt for hot sandwiches, coffees, and snacks (Shackleton), Infusion for refectory-style meals, street food, and salads (Shackleton), and The Hungry Duck for snacks and street food (Shackleton).

Return to Pritchatts Park Village from The Vale Village and visit any of our other locations at your leisure (please note that Meal Plan can be added to any self-catered accommodation). 

For self-catered accommodation

Start at Pritchatts Park Village to see Ashcroft, Oakley Court, and Pritchatts House Global Community.

Then get on the coach to our partner accommodation Liberty Gardens and Liberty Court.

On the way back stop off at The Vale Village to see Tennis Court, including Tennis Court Green Community, then walk up the hill to visit Maple Bank, Elgar Court, and Mason. Return to Pritchatts Park Village from the bus stop outside Mason.

Then get the coach to Selly Oak Village to visit Bournbrook, Host – The Metalworks, Jarratt Hall, and Liberty Park before returning to Pritchatts Park Village.

 

Food and drink

Please see below for a full list of catering outlets open for Accommodation Open Day.

Pritchatts Park Village:
Leo's Lounge – 7.30am to 10pm

Selly Oak (Bournbrook Pavilion):
Brook's Sports Bar & Kitchen - 12pm to 11pm
Starbucks - 10am to 6pm

The Vale Village:
Infusion (Shackleton) -  9am to 8pm serving breakfast, Lunch and Dinner along with hot drinks
JC’s (Chamberlain tower)  - 9am to 3pm (Drinks from 9am to 11.30am, food served from 11.30am)
The Melt  (Shackleton) - 9am to 3pm serving cold food and hot drinks
Pizza Shack (Shackleton) - 2pm to 10pm
Hungry Duck (Shackleton) – 2pm to 10pm
Duck and Scholar (Shackleton) – 10am to 12am
Costcutter – 9am to 8pm 

 

After the day

Your accommodation application

If, after visiting the Accommodation Open Day and viewing all of our accommodation, you would like to change your preferences, you can do this easily by logging back into your online application and simply rearrange or add to your original choices. Please note you can change your preferences at any time and as many times as you like before the application deadline.

Contact Living, Accommodation Services

If you have any further questions or queries about accommodation at the University of Birmingham, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Living, Accommodation Services.