Best Locations for Student Accommodation:
- Harborne Lane
- Westminster Road
- North Road
- Selly Oak
Averages around £40.00-£60.00 pp pw but this will obviously fluctuate depending on condition of the property and location.
Parking and Permit Information:
There are controlled zones in Birmingham both in the city centre and on the outskirts of the city centre. Therefore, you will need to check whether the location of your house requires a permit. These are readily available for you to obtain through the Council and prices vary from £190.00 in the city centre and £15.00 per permit outside the city centre. However, some won’t require permits and you can park outside your house.
Living in Birmingham:
Birmingham is the UK’s second largest city with a high young population. Transport links around Birmingham are excellent. However, there can be problems and delays due to congestion round Spaghetti Junction.
University of Birmingham Sport (UBSport) offers a huge range of sports and allows individuals to get involved in sports to match their potential. The top class sports facilities have attracted the University to be home to some of the 2012 Olympic events. The Munrow Sports centre provides the facilities for the indoor sports at the university, including three multi-purpose sports halls, a bouldering wall and seven squash courts with three of these having glass backs. Birmingham University also prides itself as being ranked the second best Music department in the country. Birmingham University’s concoction of activities provides something for every student's needs.
Birmingham has an exceptional variety of nightlife, which caters to the needs of all musical genres. Some of the popular nightclubs for students in Birmingham include Gatecrasher, Mechu, Oceana, Snobs and Sunflower Lounge. The majority of social venues are located around the city centre in Broad Street and Hurst Street.
There are a number of bars located around Broad Street and over 50 restaurants in the Balti Triangle.
There are a number of areas around Birmingham for shopping. However, the Bull Ring is one of the largest shopping centres in the UK and has nearly every shop under one roof. Other areas in Birmingham with a great shopping experience include the Jewellery Quarter, Balti Triangle, The Mailbox and Pavilions.