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Student Life

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.

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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.

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Blogging student


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Student Ambassadors 

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.

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