Love it. I love being independent so I'm enjoying that, plus Birmingham just has so much to offer. Don't be worried about making friends because it's so easy especially if you join societies.
Depends on department. Music could help more with things like placements.
Lots of optional modules in 2nd year is good. Feedback is harder to give on Music, however.
Good, puts on a lot of events and is welcoming
Quite excellent. Clean and looking new. Lots of options for study spaces and food.
Yes, many shops in Selly Oak and accommodation ranges from 10 minutes to 40 minutes away, so not too bad.
So so many. Really good for choice, and if there isn't one you can set one up easily.
Good academic support as we have academic tutors, and there is always the offer of counselling that is repeatedly reminded.
Love it very happy with where I’ve applied extra curriculum and the corse. Have made lots of friends and am very happy with the support I have had here would recommend
Cv advice careers fair and mentours
Love the practicals and group work
Good student representation does not always address needs of students
Good selection something for everyone
Very good always someone to talk to
I enjoy studying at the University of Birmingham as there is always something to do. Whether it be events led by Hall Reps or events within your program, there is sufficient time for you to study and enjoy your time here.
Offering graduate fairs and personal tutors
I like the format of having a lecture and then a seminar within a smaller group
The student union is very successful in making every student feel welcome
The library is amazing and a new building just went up recently. The lecture halls are spacious and the food on campus is good
There are so many societies and sports teams to join at various levels
Personal tutors are available
It was very difficult to start because I was confused about how university life was meant to be. I’m a first generation scholar and also the first of all 15 of my cousins to attend university and so I really had no idea! I was quite focused and organised when I was doing my a levels so it was difficult to let go of my inhibitions a bit at first and actually just enjoy the experience Birmingham as a city and university has to offer. It was also difficult because of things going on at home but members of staff were so supportive and I felt reassured that I was doing okay when I may have thought otherwise.
There are so many opportunists fo increase employability through different programmes, awards and volunteering - all which would naturally involve the development of transferable skills for the workplace. All the efforts are there - sometimes they should be more advertised though because these amazing opportunities sometimes don’t even reach my peers at the same uni.
I like the family feeling to my course - they really make an effort to get us together and socialising which is really nice because it’s a small cohort of like minded-individuals so you really do get to know everyone well. Because of the multidisciplinary nature of my course, sometimes things can get a bit stressful in the way of organisation but everyone goes through the same thing so there’s solace in that.
I think it seems very representative however it’s easy to not know anything about it. I find events run by the guild end up being a bit off the radar.
The new estates (such as the teaching and learning building and the library) are so modern and functional which really inspire me to make the most out of them whilst I can. There are loads of places to eat on campus which is really nice - especially if you’re on meal plan the first year as you can use the credit all around campus.
Yes - despite it being a city university, everything is pretty much within walking distance and there are loads of local amenities with it being a city.
There are a huge range of societies and sports to join including different version of the same sports which tend to your wants: the more competitive to the merely social.
It’s very supportive. When I started having difficulties I started to reiceve emails from different support services reaching out to me and telling me they were here for me. I’ve had counselling which was really easy to access and I feel very fortunate to have. My tutor is very helpful in that if anything is going wrong, she’s very pragmatic and will look to aid in my solution in any way possible.
Enjoyed uni and have had good help within the department and guild but the overall in uni needs to do more to help stidents with mental health. They also need to support their workers better.
Very good efforts to increase emlpyability within department. Not so much overall.
Good interaction and vatiety of ways of teaching however, some lecturers do have bad visual aids.
Union facilities are good but dont do enough to help societies.
Good facilities but expensive.
Good location and very good amenities within train and bus journey.
Good variety of societies and sports classes.
Academic support is very good but personal is not good.
This is one of the worse experiences i have ever had. I have had several breakdowns (i had experienced none before i went to this uni) because of the self-centered nature of the lecturers and university. No support what so ever. When i inquire about support I receive nothing. I am thinking of transferring to a different university because the experience has been so bad. DO NOT GO TO THIS UNI
N/A (Still doing my degree and they haven't offered any potential placements, transferable skills etc)
This is the most disappointing aspect of the course. Lecturer can't read through essay's so it is extremely difficult to judge if you are writing the correct stuff! Came from previous uni (which is not a red brick uni) so i needed help with my essay but none was there when i required it. My lecturer is nice, informative and engaging (in lectures) however, this was a visard as the impression in private that they are only interested in progressing there academic career. This issue was more obvious with my supervisor, only wises to progress his career in academia, not support his students. I would not recommend coming to this university as you will be treated badly. They want your money and nothing else.
Really bad. Really, Really bad. I cannot overstate how bad it is
Library is too busy (unless late at night but i'm a morning person). My previous uni had a free gym, Birmingham doesn't.
Living in Selly Oak so nice area around 20mins from the Uni
No darts society! SU bar is really expensive, no idea why people would go there. Came from a different university and found it hard to make friends. No support regarding this!
As my previous comment made clear, their is no support and all they want is your money and to progress there academic career. All of them came across as arrogant, self-centered. Every academic here comes across like this. None of them can be related to by ordinary people, who live in reality.
Lived up to expectations and loving it! Settled in well and feel supported with what I do. Enjoying the course, social side and sport. Feel like I made the right decision about which uni to choose
Good support and lots of careers fairs
Like how hands on and practical it isn’t. Lecturers are all very approachable and helpful. Organisation isn't great with number of occasions where there is miscommunication of timetables and last minute changes
Good support, events and facilities
Modern and high tech with lots of refurbishments and upgrades in progress
Yes very close to Aldi and Sainsbury’s as well as a small Tesco and Sainsbury’s local. Selly oak is 10min walk from campus where lots of student accommodation can be found
Reasonably good from what I have experienced
lots of additional courses
good - lots of small group learning
Me vale a bit too far from campus
good personal tutors
really enjoying all aspects
It looks to be really helpful, but I haven't really got involved in this aspect yet.
There is a huge variety of teaching styles from lectures to practicals to tutorials
There are lots of events that really help you to get an understanding of the type of things that are going on
Very safe and good In condition, it is 20 mins walk from campus
There is about 20 min walk to 1st year accommodation but this changes in the future years
Very highly, lots of choices both competitively and very relaxed
For my course I have a personal tutor who helps me both academically and on a more personal level too
Very fun, interesting and useful
Too early in term to know about these
Lecturers vary massively from very bland to interesting
Good food, good drink, lots of amenities and parties
Condition is okey but things breaking. Can take a whice for maintenance to fix
No problems, everything is convenient and affordable
Shops can be a long walk but buses, trains and taxis are convenient
Stuff for everyone - fun and affordable
Too early in term