Moving into University accommodation

Moving into University accommodation can be a busy and exciting time. We aim to make moving in as simple as possible, so that you can feel at home right away.

Booking your room

Booking your room in accommodation is easier than ever, and you will now choose the exact room to suit you.

For postgraduate students, you will be able to choose your room as soon as you have applied for accommodation.

For undergraduate students, as soon as your place at the University of Birmingham is confirmed, we’ll let you know by email when and how to book your room via our Accommodation Portal. If you are waiting on A Level results (and you applied on time), then you'll get your invitation to book within a week of A Level results day.

Your invitation to book will include your unique booking window - these timeslots are are randomly generate to ensure everyone has fair access to the system. If you can’t login to the Accommodation Portal during your allocated timeslot, you’ll have another chance to secure your room within a week of A-level results day.

For postgraduate students, you'll receive your invitation to book as soon as you've applied for accommodation.

Once you've found your room, you will need to pay the £550 Advance Payment to secure your booking. This is an initial payment towards your fees, rather than a deposit.

Find out more about booking your room

accommodation passAccommodation Pass

The Accommodation Pass is your comprehensive guide and introduction to living in student accommodation.

Containing all the essential information you'll need during your time with us, it's an important part of your student induction process and every student needs to complete it.

calendarBook your arrival timeslot

After booking your room, and once you've completed the Accommodation Pass (available from Monday 4 September), you will be able to choose an arrival timeslot for your new home.

Timeslot options will be carefully spaced out to ensure that only a limited number of people are arriving to campus at one time.


Birmingham Clean Air Zone

If you are driving to campus, make sure you are aware of the Birmingham Clean Air Zone, which covers the city centre. Vehicles that do not meet the emission standards for the zone are subject to a daily fee. Campus itself is outside of the Zone, and it is possible to travel to campus from all directions without passing through the Zone. Many cars and vehicles are exempt. Find out more and check if your vehicle is exempt.

Getting to know your flatmates

If your flatmates have opted to share their details with you, you'll be able to access this information when booking your room. Hall Reps from the Guild of Students will also run activities throughout the week for you to get to know those living in your accommodation.

The Hall Reps also run the official accommodation Facebook groups, where you can meet and get to know other students in your halls.

Selly Oak Village

For Battery Park, Bournbrook, Jarratt Hall, The Metalworks, Oak Brook Park, and Selly Oak Court

The Vale Village

For Aitken, Chamberlain, Elgar Court, Maple Bank, Mason, Shackleton, and Tennis Courts

Please be aware that each year we see a number of unofficial Facebook groups and group chats on WhatsApp and Snapchat set up for 'University of Birmingham freshers' or accommodation sites. Be cautious of who you're giving your information to and bear in mind that many of these groups are set up by promoters who want to sell tickets to events.

Look out for the Guild of Students' official stamp which will be included on all their Welcome events.

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