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Universities close to Edgbaston

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Edgbaston Stadium

0.9km

Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park

1.2km

Five Ways Station

1.2km

Cannon Hill Park

1.3km

University of Birmingham

1.5km

Edgbaston Stadium

0.9km

Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park

1.2km

Five Ways Station

1.2km

Cannon Hill Park

1.3km

University of Birmingham

1.5km

About student living in Edgbaston

Connectivity

Student houses in Edgbaston are just a fifteen-minute walk away from the University of Birmingham, and a fifteen-minute bus ride from Birmingham City University South Campus. With two train stations nearby, Five Ways and University, it’s easy to get around the wider city or head home for the weekend.

Outdoors

Edgbaston is full of beautiful green spaces. Head to Cannon Hill Park with a picnic or row around the large boating lake. Stroll around Edgbaston Pool, taking in the scenic views. Birmingham Botanical Gardens is just a stone’s throw away, offering 4 Victorian Glasshouses with over 7000 plants and numerous beautiful outdoor gardens to enjoy. For more of a community feel, head to Martineau Gardens for a tranquil wander.

Food and Drink

A wide array of bars, pubs, and restaurants surround Edgbaston student accommodation. Head to Smoke and Ash for delicious pizza and seasonal twists on classic cocktails, or sample the changing menus at The High Field Gastro Pub. Laghi’s Deli is a great place for some Italian comfort food, or try The Boston Tea Party Cafe for a good coffee. Head to the Village Kitchen for great brunch options and a strong community feel. Living in student houses in Edgbaston, you’ll never be short of choice!

Entertainment

Edgbaston has lots of fun things to get stuck into. Watch a live cricket fixture at Edgbaston Stadium and soak in the electric atmosphere. Or, head to Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park to see the animals including Red Pandas, lemurs, reptiles, meerkats, otters, birds, wallabies and monkeys.

Shopping

There are lots of shopping opportunities in the area. Edgbaston student accommodation is close to a Morrisons, the perfect place to pick up all your essentials. There are also lots of independent stores to explore. Be sure to check out Loki Wine to find some delicious drink options.

Student Housing

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

FAQs about student accommodation in Edgbaston

Is Edgbaston a student area?

Due to its proximity to the University of Birmingham and excellent transport links, Edgbaston is a very popular student area. Edgbaston student accommodation is highly sought after every year.

Is Edgbaston a nice area?

Edgbaston is a great area to live, with a wide selection of pubs, bars, restaurants, and shops as well as many open green spaces.

Where is Edgbaston?

Edgbaston is an area to the southwest of Birmingham city centre. It is close to Harborne, Selly Oak, and Balsall Heath.

Is Edgbaston affordable for students?

Student houses in Birmingham, Edgbaston are slightly on the pricier side, but there are lots of student discounts and deals to take advantage of that help to keep the cost of living down.

Does the University of Birmingham provide accommodation?

The University of Birmingham has three accommodation villages. Typically, students will live in halls of residence in their first year and will then move into independent student accommodation in Edgbaston and the surrounding areas for their second and third years.

Is Edgbaston safe?

Edgbaston has a very low level of crime compared to other areas in Birmingham. You should feel safe living in student houses in Birmingham, Edgbaston.

Are bills included in the cost?

Many student houses in Edgbaston 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 Edgbaston 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 Edgbaston 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.

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