Birmingham is one of UK's best value student cities

August 2016

Birmingham is in the Top 10 of the most cost-effective cities in the UK for students, according to new research.

Students in Birmingham pay almost £5 less per week on rent than the average student in the UK. It means the city, the biggest in the UK outside London, offers better value for money than places such as Manchester, Leeds and Bristol. 

The findings were made in the Natwest's student living index, which surveyed 2,500 students across the UK to find out the most and least affordable places to study of 25 popular university cities. 

The index named Birmingham as the ninth most cost-effective student city. It found that students here pay, on average, £104.62 a week on rent. The national average is £109. 

En-suite rooms at UCB’s accommodation at The Maltings are £105 – or £95 for a standard room with a shared bathroom.

The weekly rent at Cambrian Hall – just 150 yards from the University – is £86 (inclusive of heating, lighting, wifi and contents insurance cover).

To find out more about UCB’s great city centre accommodation options, visit our Accommodation page.