Birmingham Student Accommodation
More students call Birmingham home than anywhere else in UK outside of London. The enormous number of students who have come to the city to pursue their studies means that there’s a large amount of student accommodation in Birmingham to choose from.
There is also a lot to do around the city; Birmingham is a student paradise for nightlife, cheap booze, swanky bars and exciting events. For those fashionistas, Birmingham has been labelled the ‘shopping capital of Europe’ with the truly massive Bullring shopping centre. There you’ll find a range of quirky Victorian markets and independent boutiques. If culture’s your bag then Birmingham has the major theatre Hippodrome, which holds an electric range of performances and theatrical events, and there’s also the Birmingham Art Museum and Gallery.
Student accommodation in Birmingham is easily as varied as the city itself. With our help though it’s easy to find your dream Birmingham student accommodation. Use our guide to help you decide where you want to live then find your student housing in Birmingham from our listings.
Student Housing in Birmingham
There are a number of different areas of the city which are known for their student accommodation. Each of these areas welcome the student community and offer a multitude of different accommodation experiences.
Selly Oak is a good place to live if you want a communal, comfy set up. Although further out from the city centre, the great transport links allow easy access to each campus. Home to the legendary chicken takeaway Rooster House, cheap shops, affordable bars and pubs, this area caters for the student lifestyle like no other.
Edgbaston is the home of the University of Birmingham and one of the most popular areas in the city for students flocking to the city, being so close to where you’ll be studying. It has plenty of transport connections too so you will have no problems moving around the city when you want to go further afield. The Vale Village, amongst others, is situated here alongside shared houses with up to 9 bedrooms.
Erdington meanwhile is quite popular for its wide range of pubs and places to eat. It’s also very close to bus routes and the train station, so travel to and from the area is cheap and easy.
Harborne is ideal for someone looking for a quieter area that has a more rustic feel to it. If you’re looking for somewhere a little quieter that can take you away from the hustle and bustle of city life, then Harborne is definitely a great place to live. Second and third year students love the village like area and it’s a great place to find a home, rather than just a house.
Erdington is another popular and busy area, full of shared housing and the Central Square shopping centre. There are also some great parks and playing fields in the area, great for exercise and chilling out alike.
Aston and Birmingham University Student Accommodation
Particularly if you’re a first year, you might prefer to stay in student halls. Curzon Gateway Halls are close to the city centre and Aston University offers beautiful, lakeside residences on the edge of their campus, combining student nightlife with a chilled environment.
You might find that Edgbaston is mostly Birmingham University student accommodation, but in general all areas of the city are suitable for students at either University.