Experience student life to the full
We pride ourselves on our teaching and inspirational lectures, tutorials and seminars, but your time at University College Birmingham isn't all about study.
From chilling with friends in the city’s parks and enjoying walks along our famous canals to taking in top entertainment and being part of a university club or team, the social life at University College Birmingham is equally rewarding.
Living in Birmingham
From eating out, nightlife and entertainment to shopping, sport, history and culture, they don’t come more exciting and vibrant than Birmingham.
With nearly 40% of the population under the age of 25, it’s no wonder the UK’s second largest city is considered one of the top places to study.
Friendships the world over are formed in university halls of residence, undoubtedly the best place to be in your first year. You might be learning to cook, budget and pay your own bills for the very first time and halls are the perfect place to learn these skills alongside students in the same boat.
It’s one thing us telling you how great University College Birmingham is, but you’re sure to want to hear about the university experience from students actually studying here.
Sharing tips through to showcasing hidden city gems, our UCBloggers connect with students and we have dedicated international bloggers too.
Chat with our students
There's no better way to find out what it's like to study at University College Birmingham than to ask current students. Whether you'd like to find out more about the course you're interested in or about living in Birmingham's buzzing city centre, our students are on hand to help.
Our Guild of Students
Run by students for students, our Guild of Students is there for you, no matter where you are from or what you study.
The Guild ensures your voice is heard, within the University and in the wider community, and to help make your time with us the best it can be.
Clubs and societies
Whether you want to play football in a university league, practise pole fitness, plan eco events or watch Disney movies with your friends, there’s plenty to explore outside your studies at University College Birmingham.
Our clubs and societies are run by students and if you can’t find anything that gets you excited, you can create or set up your own.
Our Student Ambassadors play a key role at University College Birmingham, assisting with tours and student talks as well as providing guidance and insight to potential students at open and applicant days.
Come and visit us on one of our Open Days, where you can find out more about our courses, our facilities and speak to current students and staff.Read More
Supported by a £140 million investment in new campuses, equipment and resources, University College Birmingham's facilities are nothing short of world class.Read More
Each of our four campuses in Birmingham city centre has its own distinct character, student services and specialist teaching facilities.Read More
Our halls of accommodation, The Maltings, is located at the heart of Birmingham, close to our campuses and a wealth of shops, restaurants and bars.Read More
There are many ways you can contact University College Birmingham, from phone and email to social media.Read More