About the institution
The University of Birmingham was the UK’s first redbrick university. It was also the first university in England to use a campus model, which it still continues to develop today through its campuses in Edgbaston and Selly Oak. Edgbaston is in the suburbs of Birmingham and home to the university’s main campus, which has been named by The Telegraph as one of Britain’s most beautiful universities. Selly Oak is approximately two miles from Edgbaston. Birmingham was named University of the Year 2013–2014 by The Times.