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Is birmingham safe? Its just been 2 years since the riot in 2011. Were students safe in the university campus during the riot?
Also, I heard Birmingham is an industrial area. So, is the air ok and not polluted?

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Is birmingham safe? Its just been 2 years since the riot in 2011. Were students safe in the university campus during the riot?
Also, I heard Birmingham is an industrial area. So, is the air ok and not polluted?

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Depends which part you are going to as with any major City, it has it's nice parts and it's bad parts.
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its an ugly, dull, vile city - lived there for ten years and the best thing i did was leave.

But not all places are bad and like all cities it has dangerous areas - more or less than any other city i dont know
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Is birmingham safe? Its just been 2 years since the riot in 2011. Were students safe in the university campus during the riot?
Also, I heard Birmingham is an industrial area. So, is the air ok and not polluted?

Thanks in advance
Yes. It was during the summer so students generally weren't even in the city, but the looting was mostly in the city centre. Nothing happened by the campus or where students live.
As far as pollution goes, it's a city, but it's not as if there's billowing factories on every corner. Things are nicer now.
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Yes. It was during the summer so students generally weren't even in the city, but the looting was mostly in the city centre. Nothing happened by the campus or where students live.
As far as pollution goes, it's a city, but it's not as if there's billowing factories on every corner. Things are nicer now.
im thinking of applying to birmingham uni for nuclear engineering

-whats your experience of the uni campus?
-london has high crime rates, is this the same for birmingham?
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Mate every city has good and bad bits but birmingham uni is in a nice area called edgbaston. Basicly the millionaires live in this part of edgbaston where the uni is. Yes there will be crime but its not as bad as living in somewhere like Brixton or Peckham


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The uni campus is nice. Everything is sorta centralised. Halls aren't far far it either. Pollution where the uni is minute. There are no factories and the industrial part of Birmingham of what your thinking about is on the opposite side of the city. It's a green area where the uni is. Has a mini park near the campus.


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Is birmingham safe? Its just been 2 years since the riot in 2011. Were students safe in the university campus during the riot?
Also, I heard Birmingham is an industrial area. So, is the air ok and not polluted?

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Lol. Birmingham's fine, it's no different to any other biggish city
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Mate every city has good and bad bits but birmingham uni is in a nice area called edgbaston. Basicly the millionaires live in this part of edgbaston where the uni is. Yes there will be crime but its not as bad as living in somewhere like Brixton or Peckham


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yh i was just hoping edgbaston is not like hackney
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Looting was in the city centre like someone mentioned. The uni is away from the city centre. As its separate you will be pretty much in contact with other students and away from the general public unless you do go to the city centre. City centre is perfectly fine it's just ppl went a bit ott in terms of the looting and related stuff


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Birmingham's awesome.
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It's fine, but of course there are parts which you'd definitley want to avoid at night (handsworth etc).
If you're going to Uni of Bham then thats in a nice part and isn't industrial but it's not actually in the city centre. The other unis are in the city but it's still okay.

I've lived in Birmingham for most of my life and have never had a problem.
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As a whole its Nothing like hackney. There are similar areas to hackney but you will be completely away from them. They're on the other side. Crime rate is way lower


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Is birmingham safe? Its just been 2 years since the riot in 2011. Were students safe in the university campus during the riot?
Also, I heard Birmingham is an industrial area. So, is the air ok and not polluted?

Thanks in advance
Lol it's fine. There are rougher areas where you might not walk around by yourself at night, but these don't tend to be near the student areas. Round the uni (selly oak all the way to city centre) is absolutely fine. It is an industrial area but like many industrial cities a lot of it was shut down when the Tories decided that London was the centre of the universe. What remains of the factories is derelict buildings, some of them have become night clubs and shops.
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im thinking of applying to birmingham uni for nuclear engineering

-whats your experience of the uni campus?
-london has high crime rates, is this the same for birmingham?
Have you looked around the campus? It's really lovely, and one of the reasons why I chose the uni, as it's a great setting to study in.

And no, Birmingham's crime rate is lower than London. Crime is not a huge issue for students as long as they're sensible.
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yh i was just hoping edgbaston is not like hackney
A lot of Edgbaston is posh
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A lot of Edgbaston is posh
Haha this. I hate the fact that because of the riots, people seem to think of Birmingham as some anarchic wasteland inhabited by inbreds who loot Tesco extra for lols. It's no worse than any other city :facepalm2:
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(Original post by jskely)
Is birmingham safe? Its just been 2 years since the riot in 2011. Were students safe in the university campus during the riot?
Also, I heard Birmingham is an industrial area. So, is the air ok and not polluted?

Thanks in advance
Ive lived in Birmingham my whole life. Yes it is safe as long as you avoid dodgy areas such as Lozells, Handsworth, Erdington etc. But theres no reason why anyone would go to those areas anyway. I happily travel around Birmingham town on my own with no problems even when its getting dark, on buses etcc (im a girl). I feel comfortable and safe here. I doubt any riots like that will happen again, but Im pretty sure the riots were based near the actual town rather than the uni. Yes the air is fine, I nor anyone else as far as im aware have had any breathing or health problems caused by the air here. Some people are mentioning about pick pockets here. As long as you keep your belongings safe and in secure bags or pockets, you should be ok. I have many friends who go to birmingham uni and they are fine, safe and happy Hope u found this useful.
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Is birmingham safe? Its just been 2 years since the riot in 2011. Were students safe in the university campus during the riot?
Also, I heard Birmingham is an industrial area. So, is the air ok and not polluted?

Thanks in advance
Birmingham is not safe! It is well known to be controlled by a regime headed by a young, recently promoted son of a maniac. Their politics is built around a personality cult and is strictly controlled by a secret police service and forced labour camps where death from exhaustion is a common occurrence.

All media is censored and city-controlled. You will not be able to receive news from home or contact your family. The internet does not exist in the city, access to a city-controlled intranet is possible but it is full of propaganda. If you are careful you may be able to get mobile signal from neighbouring Coventry but if the secret police find you with a non-city owned mobile you will be detained without trial!

Propaganda is common, usually it centres around Birminghams military might and its constant warmongering and strutting around with Coventry. Birmingham has recently been conducting tests on missiles that it boasts will reach London, delivering a nuclear payload. This of course introduces a severe threat that there will be a thermonuclear war during your stay - London and Coventry will not hesitate to destroy the city if it goes beyond its talk and takes military action against either cities.

I'd stay clear if I was you.




Oh wait, I think I might have gotten confused about something....
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(Original post by jskely)
Is birmingham safe? Its just been 2 years since the riot in 2011. Were students safe in the university campus during the riot?
Also, I heard Birmingham is an industrial area. So, is the air ok and not polluted?

Thanks in advance
Birmingham is apparently the safest big city in England - so as long as you stay away from the dodgy parts, which ALL cities have, then you'll be fine. I go to Aston uni and I can honestly say I feel really safe here And yeah, the air is fine too!
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