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Community Level 6Excelle


Come to Brum - you'll have the time of your life!

AdvantagesAll on-campus, friendly and a nice place to live and study, close to city too


"The University Of Birmingham (that's in Edgbaston - not Aston, or UCE - I hate people who ask that!) is one of the countries top universities. Located right in the centre of the country, no-one should have much trouble getting there, as it's equally accessible from each end of the country. The uni is of a campus structure, meaning everything you need is based within 5 minutes walk of the centre, with none of the cross-city travelling you find in so ..." Read review

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Community Level 1KJayT


For a Well Rounded Learning Experience

AdvantagesWell thought of University, knowledgeable lecturers, great library facilities

DisadvantagesCan be a pain to get to if you drive in from outside of Edgbston/Selly Oak!

"...though I have lived in Birmingham all my life, the excellent reputation the University of Birmingham has tempted me to stay in my home town to study. As a result, I cannot reliably comment on the accommodation. However, I can say that it can be a nightmare trying to drive to the Uni in the morning in time for a 9am lecture - the Bristol Road is well known for its traffic build-up! Travelling in aside, once you get to Birmingham you find a University ..." Read review

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Don't panic if you get Griffin Close!

AdvantagesGood reputation, great fun social life!

DisadvantagesBit daunting when you start, but you soon find your way round!

"What can you say about your time at University? You'll look back and remember what a wonderful time you had there, and forget all the hard work! I did four years on a Manufacturing Engineering Course and Commerce (BEng BCom) - quite an unusual combination and pretty good to say you have two degrees! My whole experience was great. The course was fantastic, and I've been able to apply what I learnt at work - not many people say that. I lived for ..." Read review

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Community Level 2georgie-girl


For a real student experience

AdvantagesThe Student guild is amazing; fab location and fab social life!

DisadvantagesMembership fees to the Sports Centre

"...third and final year at Birmingham and the past 3 years have been amazing! Birmingham's Guild is massive and has recently been refurbished. It offers about 4 bars... (I forget there are so many), numerous student nights, a couple of cafes and a few other food outlets and shops. The Student nights are brilliant too, especially Club 99 (which costs 99p to get in, and drinks are 99p too)! Before I got to Brum, I thought the campus was going to be ..." Read review

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Community Level 1KEN2010




DisadvantagesToo many pubs so you are always in-toxicated

"...was out of this world. BIRMINGHAM i mean HOLLYWOOD!!!! ..." Read review

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Community Level 1anharris


Medicine at Bham

AdvantagesAnatomy demonstrators, big med school, good medic sports teams

DisadvantagesBit too much sociology, psychology

"Having just completed by 1st year I can safely say Medicine at Bham is great. from the start you have a whale of a time organised by Medsoc and it continues throughout the year. If you are into rugby then Bham is the place to go. We have a massive "Club" which is one of the best, we won the med chools cup last year and only narrowly lost in this years semi finals. now about the actual course, it's good at first because you see patients in a GP practice ..." Read review

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Community Level 2endicojr


Birmingham best

AdvantagesHighly respected University; excellent student support

DisadvantagesShops on campus are quite expensive

"...Classics at the University of Birmingham from 1990 to 1998 as both an undergraduate and post-graduate, and I have to say that they were the best years I've lived so far. The campus offers everything a student would need - library, Guild of Students, banks, restaurants and cafes, book shops. However, as students at Birmingham are a captive audience, shops (Spar) tend to more expensive than Sainsburys and Tesco. For piece of mind, all 1st year Undergraduates ..." Read review

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Community Level 3lavvy





"...any student to go to birmingham univerity, and i am sure that you would really enjoy your years there. ..." Read review

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Community Level 1Gemimathecat


Everything you want from a university

AdvantagesGood location, great resources, good social life

DisadvantagesVery large, old buildings

"Birmingham University has a excellent research base especially for science and business. It is situated in a very good location in the leafy suburbs of Birmingham and has its own train station and canal path to the city centre itself. The main university campus also has instant access to the QE teaching hospital, birmingham women's hospital and Harborne, and Selly Oak. There is plenty of accomodation around here unlike in London, and modernisation ..." Read review

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Community Level 1GeordieSteve


The Time of Your Life

AdvantagesLocation, campus, size

DisadvantagesLocal accent

"...think about) since I left Birmingham University and I still look back on it with fond memories. In fact the only thing that spoilt my three years there was the fact that I had to some work, which I managed to get down to a minimum and still passed my Physics degree! I applied for several large city universities, however once I had visited them all Birmingham was my favourite by far. The university is situated in the leafy suburb of Edgbaston, 1/2 ..." Read review

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Community Level 2sarahbott


Brum brum brum

AdvantagesBeautiful, spacious, well laid out campus

DisadvantagesMuirhead Tower!!

"Having spent 4 years at Birmingham University and having just left, I gotta say I miss the place and for a student to miss the place where they had to study, it's gotta be a good place to be. I absolutely loved it there and that was even WITH having to study in Muirhead tower!! Thr french department, in which I spent most of my time, was second to none, with great staff, well organised activities and timetables and fantastic students. As do most ..." Read review

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Community Level 1drprim


The disorder behind the pretty exterior

AdvantagesSuperb campus, great nightlife

Disadvantagescompletly disorganised,lecturers dont seem bothered about lecturing, student union too expensive.

"On First glance Birmingham University looks perfect. Its campus is set in ideal grounds in the heart of leafy Edgbaston. The main part of campus is set around a large, grassy area which is surrounded by beautiful, early 20th centry buildings. whenever anyone comes for an openday the weather always seems to be glorious and the whole place seems ideallic. This, on its own is generally enough to persuade students that birmingham university is a great ..." Read review

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Community Level 1scottm23


Want a different view about Birmingham?

AdvantagesIn a major city, uni has quite a good academic reputation

Disadvantagesaccommodation, nights out & everything to do with economics!

"...Can you speak English? Obviously Birmingham University missed that minor detail and subsequently the whole year I was holding my hand to my ear saying to my mate "what's he saying? Am I still drunk" and then asking my Japanese mate if they were writing in Japanese cos it certainly wasn't English! So Good job Birmingham! Those are the reasons behind my departure and I will write another review in 12 months time letting you know how I get on in sunny ..." Read review

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Community Level 1crazyflower

Quick review of Birmingham University

"I hated my time at Birmingham and can honestly say it was the most miserable 3 years I have ever spent! Maybe it was something to do with the fact our halls had no bar or activities to mention, we didn't have a freshers week, or my subject area didn't even have a department! I have something to compare it to after going abroad and having a wonderful time. Thanks Birmingham Uni, I'm so glad to see the back of you!

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Community Level 1Tonya1986

Quick review of Birmingham University

"I went to the University of Birmingham from 2004-2007, and I must say it is an amazing university in all aspects! An excellent reputation and an original red-brick university. The standars are high, teaching is excellent... night life is brilliant... plenty of choices of excellent extra curricular activites. A beautiful, vibrant campus with sooooooo much to offer and so many amazing people to meet. I will never forget my years spent at Birmingham, and would recommend this university to anyone who wants an excellent degree and an awesome, fun and unforgettable sociable experience!!!

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