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Universities close to Birmingham City Centre

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Birmingham New Street Station

0.5km

University College Birmingham

0.7km

Snobs

0.7km

The Alexandra Theatre

0.7km

Birmingham City University

0.8km

Birmingham New Street Station

0.5km

University College Birmingham

0.7km

Snobs

0.7km

The Alexandra Theatre

0.7km

Birmingham City University

0.8km

About student living in Birmingham City Centre

Connectivity

Birmingham city centre student accommodation is just a ten-minute walk away from Birmingham City University and University College Birmingham. With many bus routes running through the area, it’s easy to get around the wider city. Plus, you can easily pop home for the weekend on the train from Birmingham New Street or Birmingham Moor Street.

Outdoors

Birmingham city centre is a buzzy urban area with something new and exciting to explore on every corner. You can still get a taste of nature, just round the corner from student accommodation in Birmingham city centre. Just head to Gas Street Basin and the Wharf and take a relaxing stroll along the canal.

Food and Drink

There’s no shortage of food and drink options near to Birmingham city centre student accommodation. Head to the Birmingham Stable for pizza, pints, and a bottomless brunch for just £29 per person. Vietnamese Street Kitchen offers authentic food with a modern twist, while Tapas Revolution is a great lunch spot, serving vibrant flavours at affordable prices. Grab a cocktail at the Canal House or head to The Royal for a warm pub atmosphere.

Entertainment

Student houses in Birmingham city centre are surrounded by things to do. Watch live music at O2 Academy Birmingham or Symphony Hall, or catch a show at The Alexandra Theatre. If you’re feeling competitive, try your hand at Treetop Adventure Golf. And, of course, you can’t miss the club nights Birmingham city centre has to offer. Popworld and Pryzm are always good options, and Big Wednesdays at Snobs always draw big student crowds.

Shopping

There is no shortage of shops close to student accommodation in Birmingham city centre. Head to Bullring & Grand Central for a diverse selection of high-street shops, or go to the General Western Arcade to explore an abundance of independent stores. The Square Shopping Centre boasts yet more shops to browse through and even hosts a monthly market.

Student Housing

The wide range of student accommodation Birmingham city centre has to offer means there is something for everyone. There are Birmingham city centre student properties to suit every taste and budget, from shared student houses to purpose-built apartments. Have a browse of our student housing in Birmingham city centre and find your next home, today.

FAQs about student accommodation in Birmingham City Centre

Is Birmingham city centre a student area?

Thanks to the wealth of student accommodation Birmingham city centre has to offer, as well as its close proximity to Birmingham City University and University College Birmingham, the area is extremely popular with students.

Is Birmingham city centre a nice place to live?

Birmingham city centre is a great place to live. There are extremely convenient transport links and lots of shops, restaurants, pubs, and bars to explore close to student accommodation in Birmingham city centre.

Is Birmingham city centre safe?

You should feel secure living in Birmingham city centre student accommodation. Current and former residents report feeling safe in the area.

Where is Birmingham city centre?

Birmingham city centre is the area within the Middle Ring Road.

Does University College Birmingham provide accommodation?

First-year students at University College Birmingham are guaranteed a place in the Maltings, the university’s halls of residence. Typically, students will live here in their first year and then will move into independent student housing in Birmingham city centre and the surrounding areas for their second and third years.

Does Birmingham City University provide accommodation?

Birmingham City University has ten halls of residence in Birmingham. Students will generally live in one of these halls in their first year before moving into student houses in Birmingham city centre and the surrounding areas for their second and third years.

Are bills included in the cost?

Many student houses in Birmingham city centre are now advertised with bills included in the price. Where this is the case, your rental price could include electricity, gas, internet, TV licence and water bills and this is clearly stated on the listing. Properties without bills included are also available, giving you the flexibility to choose your own energy and water suppliers and internet service provider.

Do I need to pay a deposit?

It is normal for property managers to require you to pay a security deposit at the time of booking or before you move in. Where a deposit is required and you are signing a tenancy agreement, your property manager must protect your deposit in a legally recognised tenancy deposit scheme. As long as you look after the property and have no deductions for damage or unpaid rent, your deposit will be returned to you after your tenancy agreement ends. Whilst tenancy deposits are legally capped at five weeks' rent per person, it is more common for student deposits to be in the lower £100-250 range.

How long does a tenancy agreement last for?

The majority of student accommodation in Birmingham city centre can be rented for fixed contract lengths. For purpose built student accommodation, 43 and 51-week fixed-term contracts are the most common. For shared houses, 52-week contracts are the most common and generally start in July to September.

Do you offer student accommodation for short-term stays?

Short-term student rentals in Birmingham city centre are becoming more popular every year. As a result, property managers are increasingly offering shorter tenancy lengths, whether for the summer period or for individual semesters and terms. This is more common in the purpose-built student accommodation sector than in shared student rental houses across Birmingham.

Latest student property news in Birmingham

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