Explore our virtual campus

You can now use our virtual reality app to immerse yourself in our exciting city and leafy campus. Delve into our 360 experiences with a ‘day in the life’ of our students, explore the city of Birmingham and discover what makes our campus one of the most beautiful in the UK. 

Explore the student experience in our 360° film

You can explore our beautiful campus and experience a day in the life of a student in our film below. This has been filmed in 360°, so you can explore the surroundings by interacting with the video. 

Student experience

 360 videos don't yet work in Safari, so make sure you're using Chrome or Firefox if on a desktop computer.

Download your own Virtual Birmingham

Download our virtual campus with our new app. To use our virtual reality app, you’ll need a headset like Google Cardboard. To get started with Cardboard, follow these step-by-step instructions. Then download our app to your smartphone and start exploring! 

Download on App Store
Download on Google Play

To watch our 360 video on a VR headset

  • Install the YouTube app on your iOS or Android Device
  • Open the YouTube video in the app
  • Insert your phone into the headset and touch the cardboard icon. You'll notice that the screen splits into two smaller screens
  • Make sure you're on WiFi to get the best quality and let the video stream fully before playing! 

Chancellor's Court

At the heart of the campus is Chancellor's Court with its iconic red-brick Aston Webb building, surrounded by leafy green spaces. In the centre of the courtyard is Old Joe, the soaring clock tower which can even fit a double decker bus through the centre of its clock face!

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New academic library

Our brand new library was a £60million investment into your academic career. In addition to over 2.1 million printed books and journals, it offers an array of features tailor-made for you, including group study spaces and individual desks, wireless mobile charging and video editing booths. 

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The Vale Village

Set in the beautiful surroundings of lakeside parkland, the Vale Village is the University’s largest student accommodation site. A thriving community with a packed social calendar, the Vale is just a short walk away from the main campus too, so you can roll out of bed and into that 9am lecture!   

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Guild of Students

Our student union offers plenty of opportunities to have fun, meet people and make sure your time at Birmingham is special. There are over 250 groups and societies so whether you want try something new or continue with a much-loved hobby, there's something here for you!

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Student accommodation

At Birmingham we offer a fantastic choice of living, all which provides a safe, secure and sociable start to your university experience. To view our range of accommodation options and immerse yourself in student life, take a browse one of our virtual tours of student accommodation