University of Birmingham
A founding member of the Russell Group of British universities and one of the country’s top places for higher education, the University of Birmingham is a prestigious institute set in one of the UK’s most famous cities.
Regularly ranked as one of the top universities in the UK, the University of Birmingham has been educating and innovating for over a hundred years. The university was first founded in 1900 as Britain’s first civic university and the institute is proud of its heritage in accepting students from all religions and backgrounds. Today the university contains around 19,000 undergraduate and 9,000 postgraduate students, making it one of the largest student populations in the UK.
Art and medicine
The university contains the Barber Institute of Fine Arts where you can find works by famous artists including Claude Monet, Vincent Van Gogh and Pablo Picasso. The university’s most recognisable landmark is the Joseph Chamberlain Memorial Clock Tower, or Old Joe, a 110-metre clock tower in the Chancellor’s Court of the university. The university is also renowned for its medical school, which is one of the UK’s oldest and largest, with around 400 Medics, 70 Pharmacists, 104 Nurses and 90 Biomedical Science students graduating each year.
The city centre
A short train journey will take you from the main university campus to the centre of Birmingham. Here you’ll find plenty of things to do, including a spot of retail therapy in the renowned Bullring Shopping Centre and the chance to sample some of the country’s best Indian food in one of the city’s famous curry houses. Learn about the rich local history at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery or catch a bus out of the city to Cadbury World and fill your pockets with chocolate.
Places to stay
If you’re looking to stay close to the University of Birmingham, we have plenty of hotels and guesthouses for you to choose from. Whether you want a luxury spa or a cheap room close to the main campus, we’ll help you find the right place. And if you want to stay closer to the bustle of Birmingham centre we have everything from 5-star hotels to budget hostels.
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