University of Birmingham

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What are the best things about studying at your university?

2017

"There is a very high quality of teaching and the staff are very attentive and approachable. The facilities provided are excellent and there is a really nice and friendly atmosphere overall."
"We have a very nice campus with a good atmosphere, facilities, support and a diverse student body where you can meet all types of people who share similar interests. It's a high-quality university and my department offers interesting classes with good teaching. The train link into town and other areas of the region is great."
"The lectures and course structure are really good and cater for all areas of interest. The social life is excellent and the halls are of a high standard."
"There are some amazing lectures and the opportunities you obtain from attending a Russell Group university are never ending."
"Good academic guidance and continuous assessments allow students to keep on track with their progress more efficiently. There's a vibrant student life and lots of opportunities to engage in non-academic activities so that you can gain diverse skills."
"The professors and seminar tutors are trying to help students as much as they can. It's a friendly environment for all types of students and the life on campus as well as accommodation is one of the best in my experience."
"There are a lot of things going on on campus from the monthly farmers' market and various talks and lectures to Winter Wonderland, Vale Fest (a student music festival) and Vale fireworks. There is also a wide variety of student groups and organisations helping students to volunteer, find jobs and get involved with their interests and hobbies."
"The friendly atmosphere, the support system, the high level of quality teaching, the fact that everything needed for day-to-day life is on campus. But the city is easily accessible and it's a fun city to be in."
"It's a campus university, so there's easy access to all buildings as they are all located on or around the main site. The university is also located in Birmingham, which is a vibrant city with lots to do."
"All the lecture buildings are within walking distance. There are numerous societies and there is always an event going on including career-oriented events. Student reps are taken very seriously, allowing students to have a genuine say and impact on how the course is run. The guild of students has fostered a great relationship with students and a deal between the university and bus services means that the buses students use regularly are only £1."

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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