University of Birmingham

Pros

What are the best things about studying at your university?

2018

"The campus is good, open and green. Our lecturers are mostly good and use Panopto to record lectures. The welfare network and support available to students are very good."
"It's a Russell Group university with a beautiful campus. There are great sports facilities and opportunities to take part in sports activities."
"There are a range of support systems to facilitate any mitigating circumstances and a range of societies that you can join, which is useful for meeting people who share the same interests as you. The facilities at the university are great and there are places all over campus available for students to study in."
"The high number of contact hours means you get better value for money compared to students at other universities. The university is constantly developing the campus to give the best student experience, which is very welcome. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming and no two days are the same as there is so much to see and do."
"We get a very high number of contact hours compared to people at other universities. I can see where our student finance is being used as we have a brand new sports centre, library and a huge green heart is being built as well as new engineering labs. The campus is so pretty, even when it rains. There are easy transport links to all around the country so it's ideal if you want to go home for the weekend. The uni has a very good reputation and all the staff and students seem happy and well looked after. Students can actively take part in the guild elections and have their say on the students' union."
"The friendliness of people on campus and the approachable nature of the lecturers. My course is fantastic, as is the accommodation. The nights out in Birmingham are also second to none."
"The University of Birmingham can be really helpful in the career aspect of things. Even during my first year I received a lot of support career-wise. The structure of the programme is well-made and there is a lot of freedom and choice involved, especially during second and third year. The quality of the education is overall pretty good and the access to resources is excellent."
"There are lots of sports and societies and the staff are generally very helpful. The campus is easy to get around with a good gym and accommodation very close to campus. There's lots of careers help and good food places around campus. It's also easy to get into the city centre."

2016

"Good location. Halls are surrounded by lots of green space and feel very safe. Welfare services are excellent. Red brick buildings are very aesthetically pleasing."
"The guild of students and its drama societies. The beautiful campus. The enthusiastic and inspiring teachers. The city of Birmingham. The fact that all the students live in houses so close to each other, so we have a real sense of our own community."
"Location of being in a city with a campus that is calm but still buzzes with city life. Birmingham was (when I applied) the number one university for sport and still stands in the top five."
"The atmosphere has always felt very friendly and inclusive, the campus is beautiful, the city is great."
"The city is so big, there is so much to do and the campus is beautiful. I like that everything is contained in one place. There's plenty of nightlife, supermarkets, shopping and bars/restaurants. There is a train station both in Selly Oak and on campus itself. It's only a few minutes ride into the centre of town, everything is so easily accessible. Also it's not far to walk to campus living either in halls or Selly Oak."
"Beautiful campus, good transport links, good facilities, high quality teaching."
"The campus is very close knit and it is easy to get to one building from another. The convenience of the train station (it is literally on campus) is also a very important to me as a commuting student. Furthermore, there are a few building projects occurring (a new library and sports centre) so there are always improvements being made to campus."
"The course is intellectually stimulating. The campus is easily accessible, beautiful and helps to form a sort of community for students. I have made a lot of brilliant friends. The accommodation is comfortable and I enjoy my room. The social life."
"Beautiful campus, lots of facilities on site, lots of learning and work space available. Lots of support available through your college and the student hub, lots of volunteering groups and societies, careers support is very good."
"Being a campus university located in a nice surrounding area and having mass greenery on campus while still being a short and low cost 10 minute train journey/taxi ride from the busy, exciting city centre."

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