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I am planning on possibly going here to do Liberal Arts so that I can become a filmmaker when I am older.

Has anyone gone to this university? What was it like? Was it fun? Is the teaching good? What is the accommodation like? Local area?
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I am planning on possibly going here to do Liberal Arts so that I can become a filmmaker when I am older.

Has anyone gone to this university? What was it like? Was it fun? Is the teaching good? What is the accommodation like? Local area?
Hi emek4official,

I'm a third year student at UoB but a Mechanical Engineering Student, not Liberal Arts. I can't tell you much about the teaching for liberal arts. I find UoB is normally a really fun uni to be at, with all the different societies and sports that are constantly going on. There is always something to do for everyone. The Birmingham nights out are super fun too and there is quite a large range out there. Accommodation varies quite a bit depending on where you live, and whether you live in UoB halls or with a private provider. All of the UoB halls have full kitchens, even if you are in catered accommodation, which is quite different to some universities. This is really good as well to have a social area within the flat that everyone can hang out.

The local area around the university is also quite varied. Edgbaston and Harborne are very nice areas, and worth the trip out. Selly Oak is the heart of the student life, and where most people end up after first year. It has a really fun vibe and most students live really close to each other. Five Ways and the City Centre is where most of the nightlife and activities are. Again, really useful and not too far away from the University.

Hope this helps! Feel free to ask any more questions.

~Caitlin~
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Hi emek4official,

I'm a third year student at UoB but a Mechanical Engineering Student, not Liberal Arts. I can't tell you much about the teaching for liberal arts. I find UoB is normally a really fun uni to be at, with all the different societies and sports that are constantly going on. There is always something to do for everyone. The Birmingham nights out are super fun too and there is quite a large range out there. Accommodation varies quite a bit depending on where you live, and whether you live in UoB halls or with a private provider. All of the UoB halls have full kitchens, even if you are in catered accommodation, which is quite different to some universities. This is really good as well to have a social area within the flat that everyone can hang out.

The local area around the university is also quite varied. Edgbaston and Harborne are very nice areas, and worth the trip out. Selly Oak is the heart of the student life, and where most people end up after first year. It has a really fun vibe and most students live really close to each other. Five Ways and the City Centre is where most of the nightlife and activities are. Again, really useful and not too far away from the University.

Hope this helps! Feel free to ask any more questions.

~Caitlin~
Thank you so much, it sounds great. I just really want to do an in person open day.
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Hi emek4official,

I'm a third year student at UoB but a Mechanical Engineering Student, not Liberal Arts. I can't tell you much about the teaching for liberal arts. I find UoB is normally a really fun uni to be at, with all the different societies and sports that are constantly going on. There is always something to do for everyone. The Birmingham nights out are super fun too and there is quite a large range out there. Accommodation varies quite a bit depending on where you live, and whether you live in UoB halls or with a private provider. All of the UoB halls have full kitchens, even if you are in catered accommodation, which is quite different to some universities. This is really good as well to have a social area within the flat that everyone can hang out.

The local area around the university is also quite varied. Edgbaston and Harborne are very nice areas, and worth the trip out. Selly Oak is the heart of the student life, and where most people end up after first year. It has a really fun vibe and most students live really close to each other. Five Ways and the City Centre is where most of the nightlife and activities are. Again, really useful and not too far away from the University.

Hope this helps! Feel free to ask any more questions.

~Caitlin~
I’ve got an offer for mechanical engineering at Birmingham.
If you don’t mind me asking, what was the reason for picking Uni of Birmingham over your other options?
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Thank you so much, it sounds great. I just really want to do an in person open day.
I know it must be so annoying to not be able to do in-person open days! Hopefully, you make the right choice based on the information you get from a variety of sources!
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I’ve got an offer for mechanical engineering at Birmingham.
If you don’t mind me asking, what was the reason for picking Uni of Birmingham over your other options?
Hi!

I was quite methodical with how I chose Birmingham. I was unsure on which type of engineering that I wanted to do originally, and the common first year that we do here at Birmingham was quite a big sway for that as it meant I could change up until the end of the first year which discipline I wanted to specialise in. League tables and employability factored in too. I also tried to look at the extra-curriculars too - so whether the sport or the societies would really suit me. Birmingham has over 300 societies, so there is something for everyone. As well as having sports of all different levels. I didn't want to pay too much money for accommodation, Birmingham had a nice range starting at the lowest of Maple Bank and going all the way up to places like Chamberlain.The fact that Birmingham is a campus uni, with the campus being super pretty as well was a draw.

I think for me, it sounds silly, but the course itself almost didn't matter so much as Engineering has to teach a certain amount of content for the course to be accredited and therefore, a lot of the courses have quite similar things going on.

Hope this helps!

~Caitlin~
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I know it must be so annoying to not be able to do in-person open days! Hopefully, you make the right choice based on the information you get from a variety of sources!
I hope so too.
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