Students

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.

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.

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.

Area Student Guide

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

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

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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Maps & Guides

Maps & Guides for your visit.

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Festivals & events

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Upcoming festivals

Vaisakhi

27 April - One of the world’s largest Vaisakhi celebrations returns to Handsworth Park.

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Birmingham Pride

23 & 24 May - The biggest two day LGBT party in the UK returns.

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BE Festival

22-28 June - celebrating the best of European theatre.

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Supersonic

11-14 June - one of the UK’s premier experimental music and arts festivals.

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Birmingham International Jazz & Blues Festival

3-12 July - bringing top drawer players from across the world.

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More festivals & events

More festivals & events coming soon.

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Culture

Art Galleries

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

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Stage & Screen

From touring West End shows to showcasing local talent.

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Music

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

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Film

Multiplexes, the UK’s oldest working cinema or art house cool?

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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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Dance

A diverse range of dance groups and venues.

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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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Shopping

Shoppinginbirmingham.com

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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Markets

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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Getting Married in Birmingham

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

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Sporting highlights

WWE Live

11 April - A unique brand of action packed entertainment.

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Harlem Globetrotters

21 April - Some of the greatest athletes and entertainers on the planet.

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Premier League Darts

April 30 - Featuring ten superstars of the sport.

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The Main Event (Thai Boxing)

23 May - The UK's longest-standing and premier Thai Boxing promotion.

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Sainsbury's Summer Series

7 June & 3-5 July - The world’s best athletes come to Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium/

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Rugby World Cup 2015

Birmingham will be playing a key role in the delivery of the Rugby World Cup...

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All sporting events

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

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