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Im hopefully going to Birmingham next year and I was wondering about accommodation. I'm thinking self-catered and ensuite would be nice, which locations are the best?? And which rooms are the most spacious?? Thanks!
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Hi guys,
Im hopefully going to Birmingham next year and I was wondering about accommodation. I'm thinking self-catered and ensuite would be nice, which locations are the best?? And which rooms are the most spacious?? Thanks!
Hey Hannah,

Good choice picking Birmingham! Good luck in your exams :crossedf:

There are loads of accommodation options in Birmingham to choose from – you can stay near campus or in the Selly Oak area if you want to be closer to the University. If staying in the city centre is what you’re looking for, we offer self-catered accommodation at Belgrave View student village that’s just a short trip away from the main campus and a 15 minute walk away from the centre. All of our rooms are en-suite with a range of choices to suit your price range, from rooms with single beds to spacious rooms that have a double bed and a sofa.

If you fancy being close to the Bullring shopping centre, the city’s lively nightlife scene or the main train stations (great for taking all that laundry home!) you can check out the Village on our My Student Village website.

If you have any other questions about accommodation give us a shout!
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Hey Hannah,

Good choice picking Birmingham! Good luck in your exams :crossedf:

There are loads of accommodation options in Birmingham to choose from – you can stay near campus or in the Selly Oak area if you want to be closer to the University. If staying in the city centre is what you’re looking for, we offer self-catered accommodation at Belgrave View student village that’s just a short trip away from the main campus and a 15 minute walk away from the centre. All of our rooms are en-suite with a range of choices to suit your price range, from rooms with single beds to spacious rooms that have a double bed and a sofa.

If you fancy being close to the Bullring shopping centre, the city’s lively nightlife scene or the main train stations (great for taking all that laundry home!) you can check out the Village on our My Student Village website.

If you have any other questions about accommodation give us a shout!
I desperately need help in choosing accommodation. I want self-catered and want to have a social life. Please could you list the pros and cons for each one?
Thanks in advance
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Hi there, I have Birmingham as my firm choice and will hopefully go there next year. I need help choosing my accommodation; I want ensuite self-catered and so far I have 3 choices but need at least 4.
1.The Vale - Mason
2.Selly Oak - Jaratt Hall
3.Selly Oak - Bourne Brook
4. ?
Are these ok choices and what is a good 4th choice considering the other options are partner accomadation or not self-catered/ensuite?
Also is it true not many 1st years stay in Selly oak and it's mostly second and thirds?
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Hey, I have also chosen Birmingham as my firm choice and I don't know which hall to stay in for my 1st year. Can you please tell which hall you got into, tell me a it's good or not and (if possible) send me some pictures? I'm mostly interested in Mason and Bourne Brook, but I am still not sure which one to choose.
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Hey, I have also chosen Birmingham as my firm choice and I don't know which hall to stay in for my 1st year. Can you please tell which hall you got into, tell me a it's good or not and (if possible) send me some pictures? I'm mostly interested in Mason and Bourne Brook, but I am still not sure which one to choose.
I am staying in tennis courts shared currently. You get what you get for the price- £100 per week, one of the cheapest accommodation. It's shared, we don't get a cleaner but you can request one as a flat. I don't really have any problems sharing honestly as everyone has their own different routine . I'll just say in tennis courts, it can get a bit wild at times and whilst I agree first years should do a bit of partying , life isn't all about that and I think joining societies is a good way to meet like minded people and that refers to wherever you stay really. Not sure about Bourne brook haven't even heard of it lol is it even on campus? If it isn't forget it!
Mason is nice, next to tennis courts but I have heard it's very expensive. But if you can afford it then go for it..
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Thank you. That was really helpuful.
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I am staying in tennis courts shared currently. You get what you get for the price- £100 per week, one of the cheapest accommodation. It's shared, we don't get a cleaner but you can request one as a flat. I don't really have any problems sharing honestly as everyone has their own different routine . I'll just say in tennis courts, it can get a bit wild at times and whilst I agree first years should do a bit of partying , life isn't all about that and I think joining societies is a good way to meet like minded people and that refers to wherever you stay really. Not sure about Bourne brook haven't even heard of it lol is it even on campus? If it isn't forget it!
Mason is nice, next to tennis courts but I have heard it's very expensive. But if you can afford it then go for it..
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Thank you. That was really helpful.
No problem. I forgot to also mention about how far away it is from the centre of campus. It's like a 15 min walk with tennis courts being the closest one from the centre compared to Mason and the others on the Vale.
Can be a bit of a walk but not too bad. Places like jaratt hall and victoria halls, metalbox are much closer to centre of campus and I think they are less than the price of mason.

Chamberlain is the furthest from campus on the vale - can take 30 mins walk I believe
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Don't spend too many hours pondering over the choices, allocation of accommodation is completely random. I have yet to meet anyone who was offered their first choice and I was an unconditional student!
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Don't spend too many hours pondering over the choices, allocation of accommodation is completely random. I have yet to meet anyone who was offered their first choice and I was an unconditional student!
I got my first choice and was an unconditional student
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Hii have also been given an Unconditional offer- GREAT news.Please can someone say which is best between Chamberlain and Tennis Court for ensuite accomdn?- ideally want a mixed flat set up if possible?Many thanks
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Hii have also been given an Unconditional offer- GREAT news.Please can someone say which is best between Chamberlain and Tennis Court for ensuite accomdn?- ideally want a mixed flat set up if possible?Many thanks
I have heard Chamberlain is really nice- but it's the furthest one on the vale from campus. Tennis courts on the vale is the closest one on campus. Tennis courts is quite sociable and mixed and shared. Not sure about chamberlain sorry but it does look nice
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I have heard Chamberlain is really nice- but it's the furthest one on the vale from campus. Tennis courts on the vale is the closest one on campus. Tennis courts is quite sociable and mixed and shared. Not sure about chamberlain sorry but it does look nice
Thats great- thanks for the info.

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Hey,I'm going to UoB this September and worrying about accommodation as I've heard not many people get their top choices. I really want self-catering, being on a meal plan would be so pointless to me because of how much I eat/snack. Is it possible they would put me on a meal plan if all my choices are based on self-catering and I assume I would be able to complain if I am right?Also do many students order home delivery for their food shopping because the walk will be soooo long and heavy
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Hi,

I have an unconditional from Birmingham so will be going there next year. I’m so buzzed for uni life and basically want best nightlife possible in first year, also looking for a mixed flat. Any advice? Anything I should be aware of? Also, what criteria can u put in the hope of getting the flat you what (I.e. the type of people you get on well with etc.)
Any advice or reviews of accommodation will be much appreciated,

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Hi
The allocation of accommodation does appear to be pretty random even if you have taken the time to answer the questions etc
However, I do know someone who was very unhappy with what they were given and was reallocated!
As for home delivery, I don’t know as I’m in catered!
Hope that helps and good luck
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Hey I’m going UoB this September also! I’m really interested in Bournbrook, Selly Oak Court, Metalworks and Mason. Only problem is I can literally find zero pictures of what the bournebrook accomodation flats look like and also which one is best... can anyone help?
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Hey I’m going UoB this September also! I’m really interested in Bournbrook, Selly Oak Court, Metalworks and Mason. Only problem is I can literally find zero pictures of what the bournebrook accomodation flats look like and also which one is best... can anyone help?
The UoB Facebook page has recently posted photos of it
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Does anyone know what Oakley court or tennis courts is like?
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AVOID SELLY OAK COURT LIKE THE PLAGUE.

-overpriced
-no social life
-ages away from campus
-even further from the vale
-currently has a massive building site next to it (expect to be woken up at 7 in the morning on the dot)
-is actually private which means the uni don't give a damn about you when you have issues
-they just want your money, currently trying to get nearly £2000 back from them in rent
-down a very dodgy road, can't walk alone (drug dealers and muggings)
-management is awful, if you look on bad facebook reviews they literally start fights with them instead of trying to fix the problem
-can't get a job that requires you at night as not safe to walk alone down the road

Don't even put it as a choice because I had it as my 4th and somehow I still ended up in it.
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