Living in Birmingham

Leisure at University College Birmingham

Free Time at University College Birmingham

Whether it’s before, after or even between classes, we want you to make the very most of every minute here at University College Birmingham - and that means taking full advantage of all the amazing facilities, societies and hangouts we have to offer. Take a look below for a few pointers. 

Food and Drink

No matter where you are on campus, we’ve got plenty of places you can get your morning coffee fix or grab lunch between classes – try Cakes and Bakes in the main reception of Summer Row or The Café on the 5th floor for delicious hot food cooked daily from scratch. Over at McIntyre House we have a Starbucks concession along with a broad range of hot and cold food.

Dining at one of University College Birmingham’s top restaurants, The Brasserie or The Atrium, is an unmissable experience for any University College Birmingham student. The Atrium is a fine dining venue offering some of the best food in the city. The Brasserie provides the same quality ingredients and standard of cooking in a relaxed, informal setting. Both are incredibly good value. 

Cakes and Bakes is University College Birmingham’s very own onsite bakery with fresh bread, biscuits and cakes made daily by our bakery students. There are bargain prices, and it can all sell out fast – so get there early to avoid disappointment.  

The AtriumThe BrasserieCakes and Bakes

Sport and Fitness 

There’s a purpose-built sports hall at The Maltings with equipment for a huge range of sports including tennis, football, indoor cricket and much more. College students also have their own dedicated gym in the Summer Row building.

Joining one of the many sports societies available via the University’s Guild of Students will give you the opportunity to get fit, meet like-minded people and have a lot of fun along the way. From netball to basketball, Zumba to mountain biking, and classes available at every level, there’s bound to be something that will suit you. 

Guild of Students

The Guild of Students

When it comes to downtime at University College Birmingham our Guild of Students has pretty much thought of everything and membership isn’t just for our university students. College students are both welcome and strongly encouraged join in. Take a look at their website to find out about the different societies on offer (as well as how to start your own) on top of one-off activity days, events and chances to get involved taking place throughout the year. Make sure you never miss out: follow the Guild on Facebook, X (formerly known as Twitter) and Instagram or get in touch direct via email. 

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