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... However, I am going to attempt to weigh up the good and bad of the University of Birmingham to give prospective students a really well-informed idea of what it's like to be a student there. I'm sure there's already plenty of information on here, but I'm planning on avoiding reading it until ... Read review

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Community Level 2katyparles

katyparles

Why study at the University of Birmingham?

AdvantagesExcellent teaching, sports, social life and environment

DisadvantagesVery few!

"...bad of the University of Birmingham to give prospective students a really well-informed idea of what it's like to be a student there. I'm sure there's already plenty of information on here, but I'm planning on avoiding reading it until after I've written this as I was an untainted picture of my life as a Birmingham student. It's relatively difficult to get into Birmingham to study one of the more classic university subjects as their standards are ..." Read review
05.04.2006

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Community Level 2kittykatty31

kittykatty31

Second city is my number one!

AdvantagesCommunity atmosphere, nightlife, city centre, Edgbaston is lovely and green!

DisadvantagesWalk to campus on cold mornings, having to explain that Brum isn't skanky to everyone

"I transferred to Birmingham University at the start of this year, having previously been at Southampton and having had a thoroughly miserable time! I'm pleased to say that I absolutely love it at Birmingham and its been so easy to settle in that I think transferring was the best decision I ever made. Transferring? The process of transferring was made really easy by everyone at Birmingham. I sent an email enquiring whether it would be possible, ..." Read review
14.10.2005

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Community Level 1Pompeii1986

Pompeii1986

Welcome to Brummieland. Next stop - Studentville

AdvantagesBig library; Excellent on campus facilities; Fantastic nightlife; Great IT facilities

DisadvantagesPoor lecturing at times; Library not always helpful

"...football pitches. As you can tell, Birmingham is not short of facilities on site. A short 5 minute walk into Selly Oak and you have four excellent pubs to enjoy, and a 5 minute taxi ride into town will take you onto the legendary broad street - home of the finest clubs and bars in Birmingham. This is where the true appeal of the University lies, with the numerous clubs offering student nights where only students are allowed in, and there are special ..." Read review
12.06.2007

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Community Level 2Greenyman

Greenyman

The University of Birmingham

AdvantagesGreat teaching, facilities, opportunites and social life

Disadvantagesi am only here for 3 years, wish it could be more.

"...student at the University of Birmingham in my first year of the popular course; Sports and Exercise Sciences. Although it is a difficult university to get in to, there are hundreds of different courses to choose from if you are not accepted on your favoured course. Also, they are quite lenient with grades as I did not achieve the expected marks but still got in... shhh! So what made Birmingham my number one choice? As soon as I arrived at the ..." Read review
19.02.2009

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Music to your ears Birmingham is Second to None

AdvantagesUniversity campus well laid out. Barber Institute is an excellent departmental HQ

DisadvantagesCity centre is a 15-20 minute bus or train ride away

"Birmingham is Britain's Second City, but the University of Birmingham is second to none. I first attended the University of Birmingham as an undergraduate from 1975 to 1979, where I gained a BA(Hons) in Music and German. I am now nearing the end of two years of part-time study for the degree of M.Phil. in music by research. After some 20 years away, there was no other place where I wanted to study for a postgraduate degree when the opportunity ..." Read review
26.02.2001

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