Coming to Birmingham to study might be your first time living away from home. Our student accommodation will allow you to enjoy your independence in safe, welcoming and sociable surroundings.
Coronavirus Statement- 27 March 2020
We know that the current situation will raise many questions for students living in University accommodation, whether you have travelled home or are staying in place. Please be aware that the information on this page will continue to be updated as the situation develops.
A significant amount of work and planning has taken place over the last few weeks to ensure that the University is in the best possible position to meet the needs of our students and respond quickly to the latest government announcements during this unprecedented time. As you will be aware, in light of last week’s government guidance on stricter social distancing and further travel restrictions, the University moved to restricted campus operations from 20 March, which we expect will be the case until at least 1 June 2020.
Although our accommodation service has remained open, and will continue to be open for those students who need it, we understand that students who were able to return home have done so. Over the last week our priority has been to identify which students remain in their university owned accommodation so that we can continue to provide support and advice to them about how they can continue to live safely and remain well during this time.
We have also been considering the additional steps we can take to reduce the financial pressures on those students (and their families) who had contracted to be in our halls for the remainder of this academic year but no longer intend to stay as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. As a result, we can confirm that we will release you from your contract and won’t take any payment for term three accommodation fees if you leave your University accommodation before the 11 April 2020. In order to be released from your contract and the associated fees you will need to notify us in one of the specified ways. Please click the 'Further Information' button for more details.
Restricted Campus Operations
Following the Government’s advice and in order to minimise the risk to staff and the wider community, the University has moved to a restricted campus operation model. This will initially run until 1st June 2020.
All accommodation villages will remain open with staff team on site. However, our reduced staffing levels will mean our service may be limited to only the most urgent issues.
The Living team will be working remotely. Details of how to contact Living can be found on the contact us page.