Birmingham is a student city: 65,000 students - studying at five universities and two university colleges - all drawn to a city that’s vibrant, affordable and welcoming. Get the inside scoop on student life in Birmingham.

Year of Science 2014

2014 - An engaging programme of events and activities capturing the scientific spirit, heart and minds of the Birmingham city region

Studying in Birmingham

If you like the idea of student life in Birmingham but haven’t yet decided where to study, check out Studying in Birmingham for everything you need to know.

Resources & research

Libraries, copy shops, language centres and internet cafes available to support your studies.

Student nights

At the end of a packed day in the lecture hall, it’s time to party and Birmingham has some of the best student nights of any UK city.

Area Student Guide

The annual Student Guide produced to introduce new and returning students to the West Midlands region.

University of Birmingham is The University of the Year 2014

Congratulations to The University of Birmingham - The Times and The Sunday Times University of the Year according to The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014.

Student accommodation

Check out this section to help you decide if it’s a hall on campus, B&B or city centre pad that you’ll make your home.

Student offers

Enjoy more for less as a student


4-6 July - Find out how to get your tickets to Wireless Festival here

Student Cash Point

Sorting out your finances? There are over 3,000 bursaries, grants, scholarships to be had, get in touch with the organisations offering them.

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Upcoming highlights

St. George's Day

19 April - Lots of fun on offer in the city for all ages.

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27 April - Family freindly open air celebrations for all.

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Birmingham Pride 2014

24 & 25 May - The biggest two day LGBT party in the UK returns.

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30 & 31 May - a combination of art, music and film along with other...

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9 Jul-6 Sep - Wicked flies into Birmingham Hippodrome in July 2014!

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4-6 July - One of the biggest festivals in the UK coming to Birmingham!

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More festivals & events

More festivals & events coming soon.

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Featured Itineraries



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Birmingham Museums

Birmingham Museums Receives Civic Society Renaissance Award

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Visit Birmingham news

Read the latest press releases from Visit Birmingham.

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RT @comedy_hut: Comedy @custardfactory returns 7th May with Rich Wilson. Amazing night of comedy @birminghampost @birminghammail @BrumNotes

RT @SohoHouseMuseum: It's our Make & Take craft activity on Friday 1-3pm take home your very own cone puppet! @BM_AG @brumculture @visit_bh


Plan the perfect shopping trip with full store, centre and brand directories.

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Shopping centres

From the world-famous, 21st Century Bullring to the Victorian elegance of the Great Western Arcade.

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Vibrant streets

Linking the centres are Birmingham’s bustling shopping streets, packed with major brands and boutique independents.

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Don’t miss Birmingham’s amazing markets – whether it’s the 850-year old Bullring markets or the...

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Jewellery Quarter

Home to more diamond rings, finishing touches and tokens of love than anywhere else in...

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Spa Breaks

Extend your shopping trip in Birmingham by enjoying a city spa break.

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Getting Married in Birmingham

We have everything covered from the rings right up to the venue itself.

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See More, Feel More

Come, stay and soak up the culture in one of Europe's most vibrant cities.

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Birmingham Royal Ballet

The United Kingdom’s premiere touring ballet company.

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A world-renowned symphony orchestra, known and loved across the globe.

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Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

A vibrant museum in the heart of the city with over 40 galleries.

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Art Galleries

Birmingham’s art collection is as wide as it is impressive. 

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A diverse range of dance groups and venues.

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A huge arena tour or an intimate gig?  You’ll find it here.

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From touring West End shows to showcasing local talent.

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Sporting highlights

The Aegon Classic

9-15 June - The Aegon Classic tennis tournament attracts a host of world-class players.

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British Athletics at Alexander Stadium

See Britain's best athletes at the Alexander Stadium in June & August.

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Edgbaston: synonymous with world class international cricket.

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With five top clubs there’s real football choice here.

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All sporting events

There’s always something, or someone, to cheer for here

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