Campus life

Explore why our students love Birmingham…

We’ve created the ideal place for you to live and study. From new accommodation to new teaching and study facilities, we’ve transformed our beautiful campus close to Birmingham city centre. With 35,000 students of more than 150 different nationalities on campus, at Birmingham you will have the opportunity to explore new activities, develop new skills and make friends for life.

Read our student blogs below to find out more about life on campus

A campus full of opportunity

Campus is a hive of activity all year round. In winter, you’ll find the Winter Festival on campus, complete with a big wheel and hot chocolate. In summer, we host our Summer Ball on campus with live music and a funfair. With regular student socials, research showcases, family fun days, live sporting events and more, there is always something exciting happening.

With historic buildings, modern facilities and green surroundings, our Edgbaston campus is a place to be inspired. The Barber Institute of Fine Arts is home to our unique art collection. Located on our main campus, it hosts lunchtime concerts, evening lectures and literature workshops. Winterbourne House and Garden is a beautiful Edwardian house with botanic gardens nestled in a leafy corner of our Edgbaston campus. Relax in the surrounding gardens, or take in a lecture, exhibition or special interest tour. Our recently-renovated Lapworth Museum of Geology is one of the oldest specialist geological museums in the UK, whilst the Bramall Music Building is home to a 450-seater auditorium hosting fantastic events year-round including concerts and comedy shows. Our cultural assets are just the tip of the iceberg and the University has a plethora of research and cultural collections accessible to students throughout the year via a variety of activities.

During the busy seasons or exams, the green spaces become areas to relax, with students gathering for a break, to eat lunch or maybe just get a bit of studying done in the fresh air! Everything is in one place but is only a short and cheap train ride away from the rest of the city

Rachel, from Bury
Biological Sciences

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    Buildings and spaces

    We are continually investing in our campus to make sure that it is fit for you, our students. In recent years we have invested in a new Main Library; a new Sports Centre and sports facilities, including the region’s first 50m-length pool; a beautiful Green Heart parkland at the centre of campus to relax and study; a Collaborative Teaching Laboratory enabling us to rethink how STEM subjects are taught; a Teaching and Learning Building providing outstanding modern facilities for individual and collaborative learning; and a School of Engineering to strengthen the relationship between our teaching and research with contemporary and flexible spaces. We continue to develop our campus to ensure students have access to the very best educational facilities, with a new Molecular Sciences building coming soon.

    Read more on campus developments