Member reviews of Birmingham City University

  • RebekahKendall's avatar by RebekahKendall on 24th January 2019
    Overall:
    Birmingham is a great city with a lot of things to do, day and night, so those who enjoy city life will absolutely love it here.
    University:
    I love uni life here, I feel very safe in my classes and at my accommodation.
    Course:
    So far, my course has been covering general modules which all LLB law students must learn, so I haven't learned the specifics of American law yet however the course has been good so far.
    Location:
    It's right in the city centre which is so convenient as everything is nearby and its easy to walk everywhere or get Ubers.
    Accommodation:
    I absolutely love my accommodation, University Locks, as it is a two minute walk away from the building in which my classes are held and is very spacious, clean and secure.
    Settling in:
    I settled into my accommodation extremely quickly and felt at home after a couple of days, it is now at the point that when I go home, I can't wait to get back to my room at Uni.
  • GrapeCrocodile's avatar by GrapeCrocodile on 24th January 2019
    Overall:
    There's a service for everything- coffee, library books, help finding your way around, computers, security, mental health etc.
    University:
    Facilities are top notch
    Course:
    The lectures mainly comprise of seminars where lecturers work through the content with the group. The slides and notes are always on Moodle before the seminars (although the odd one here and there is uploaded afterwards).
    Location:
    Edgbaston is slightly out of the way compared to the city centre campus but the view and the area are nice.
    Accommodation:
    I commute.
    Settling in:
    There was an induction week.
  • Bismahanwar97's avatar by Bismahanwar97 on 24th January 2019
    Overall:
    I LOVE THIS UNI
    University:
    Very good
    Course:
    This course is very informative
    Location:
    Near town so easier to go shopping
    Accommodation:
    Really good
    Settling in:
    Lecturers help
  • Anonymous's avatar by Anonymous on 20th November 2018
    Overall:
    Excellent
    University:
    Good
    Course:
    Most of my tutors seem really approachable and they always respond to my emails in a timely way
    Location:
    Near the city centre which would be ideal for anyone
    Accommodation:
    Very quite and easy access to uni.
    Settling in:
    Met a lot of new friends which made it easier
  • Flint Waves's avatar by Flint Waves on 20th November 2018
    Overall:
    The course is great, everything I need to access is within 3 buildings on the campus. Overall teaching and lecture quality is really good, a few minor hiccups, but it's always going to be expected at the start of the academic year.
    University:
    The library is great, with private study rooms that can be booked, either for groups or individually. Prices in the university cafe are crazy high, £4.75 I paid the other day for a BLT and bottle of coke.
    Course:
    Most of the tutors/lecturers are approachable and knowledgeable, there has been a couple that see it as only a job, and they aren't actually bothered by what students think.
    Location:
    Lots of things to do around the campus, 15 min walk into the city centre and Bull Ring, easily accessible when driving to/from home, 20 min walk to New Street station.
    Accommodation:
    Main downside to living in Birmingham is cost, for what I paid £130 per week for in first year, friends at other unis have it for as low as £90 per week with the same provider, and same room style/layout.
    Settling in:
    First week was great, felt like I had settled in straight away, but by second week the novelty had gone, so felt a bit homesick, other than that I've loved living at university.
  • hannahdlaura's avatar by hannahdlaura on 20th November 2018
    Overall:
    So far I'm definitely enjoying it
    University:
    Enjoyable but a struggle for money
    Course:
    The content is good and interesting
    Location:
    Perfect distance from campus and social places
    Accommodation:
    Very nice accommodation but very pricey especially facilities such as laundry
    Settling in:
    I'm familiar with the city and my roommates are all lovely
  • RosieMacca's avatar by RosieMacca on 27th February 2017
    Overall:
    I am enjoying all aspects of my university lifestyle
    University:
    I love everything about being a student
    Course:
    I think the course is well run and I believe that the facilities and resources at the faculty specific campus are excellent.
    Location:
    It is a bit out of the way, but still en route to the city centre
    Accommodation:
    I do not live in university accommodation, I am in private student accommodation. It is excellent, It's never far to find what you need in such a big city
    Settling in:
    Felt at home straight away
  • Lavender_rose's avatar by Lavender_rose on 5th October 2015
    Overall:
    I really like it hear, it is a lovely new building, great facilities and teachers. Very happy.
    University:
    I have been so busy with the course, I haven't had much time for extra curricular activities but I think I will be able to start looking when it calms down.
    Course:
    Very well run modules and great teachers. Fast paced learning style and intense modules, but it's up to me to do the self directed study. : )
    Location:
    I really like the fact that it's close to the city center but not in it. As a health student it's very important to me that this campus/accommodation is quieter.
    Accommodation:
    Small but well formed, my own kitchenette and bathroom. Could probably do with a bigger common area to get more people to mingle.
    Settling in:
    I felt at home the minute I moved in, it's the first time I've had my own place and I am really enjoying it.
  • stefan_kudev's avatar by stefan_kudev on 7th October 2015
    Overall:
    4/5 souncs a bit harsh, but 9/10 is spot on. Personally for my course (Media and Communication) I find the university to provide the perfect opportunities and a wonderful studying environment as a whole. If you're doing media or anything related - go for it!
    University:
    A bit too much partying going on, but hey - "a little party never killed nobody"!
    Course:
    The tutors are really helpful and have a great way of explaining both theoretical and practical material. The only reason I'm giving it 4 instead of 5 is that some of the equipment is a bit outdated and could be improved.
    Location:
    Central and close to everything. What could be better?
    Accommodation:
    The beds are a bit uncomfortable and the showers are too small. Affordability is decent, yet somehow I feel like I will be moving on to private accommodation from next year since it will be closer to the center and not much more expensive.
    Settling in:
    Everyone is really friendly and helpful. The weather here also isn't as bad as people say it is.
  • maniba's avatar by maniba on 7th October 2015
    Overall:
    poor acadmeically but good wiith opportunities
    University:
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    Course:
    poor academically
    Location:
    perry barr birmiingham not very nice
    Accommodation:
    horrible staff not worth the price
    Settling in:
    friendly atmosphere good suoport staff
  • Shuttereye97's avatar by Shuttereye97 on 5th October 2015
    Overall:
    Great. Really appreciate the support I have received for my disabily and the way everything is online so it's accessible when needed.
    University:
    24/7 library is very helpful
    Course:
    I only have one long day a week so it gives me time to do my work.
    Location:
    Next to the city center so I can do shopping on my way home.
    Accommodation:
    It's good but it is a bit small
    Settling in:
    It was easy to settle in
  • techyaccountant's avatar by techyaccountant on 5th October 2015
    Overall:
    They could improve communication and maybe make the housing a BIT more affordable.
    University:
    Lots and lots of events. But maybe take student input regarding what they would want.
    Course:
    Lack of communication with students.
    Location:
    Britain's second city, plus the city center. Whats not to love?
    Accommodation:
    Excellent quality. Missed a star because it could be made more affordable.
    Settling in:
    Friendliest people on the planet
  • by Anonymous on 7th October 2015
    Overall:
    University experience is amazing, something you never imagine! The staff at this university are so kind and helpful and it's a great place to go to! Id definitely recommend
    University:
    Location is excellent I enjoy most of my lectures and I've made some amazing friends
    Course:
    I enjoy what we do overall and the timetable is good however some of the lectures aren't useful
    Location:
    Fantastic location
    Accommodation:
    Excellent location, on the expensive side and not impressed with the grouping of flats and the cleanliness
    Settling in:
    I started to get very home sick at first
  • by Anonymous on 7th October 2015
    Overall:
    Going very well so far
    University:
    Brilliant vibe and atmosphere
    Course:
    I can't fault anything the facilities are brilliant the community spirit is vibrant everyone gets along and the lecturers have professional connections which always come in handy
    Location:
    Great city always lots of things to do and potter around
    Accommodation:
    I've heard there sound I'm personally staying home
    Settling in:
    Very friendly and welcoming
  • by Anonymous on 6th October 2015
    Overall:
    Up to now my three week experience in the university if ok
    University:
    I like this uni
    Course:
    Because I enjoy studying economics
    Location:
    It is near the city centre
    Accommodation:
    There are lot of power cuts and the clothes dryers do not work
    Settling in:
    Everybody is helpful and all of us try and help each other we are a team
  • by Anonymous on 5th October 2015
    Overall:
    4/5
    University:
    Lots of different activities
    Course:
    Good support nice people
    Location:
    Very nice area
    Accommodation:
    My house is very safe and warm
    Settling in:
    Very easy to speak to people
  • by Anonymous on 5th October 2015
    Overall:
    Birmingham City is s really good university do far I've experienced people being helpful and welcoming, and the people I live with!
    University:
    Meeting new people I felt nervous but yet it's been really enjoyable and everyone is great!
    Course:
    Because it's only been a week but I know for surely I'm going to love the course!
    Location:
    5 minute walk from the city centre and so much to do!
    Accommodation:
    The uni is set out amazing so much facilities
    Settling in:
    Because I have settled in really quickly everyone is so friendly!
  • by Anonymous on 5th October 2015
    Overall:
    I suffer from anxiety and mentioned this on my application so I have received support throughout the process even before my place was unconditional.
    University:
    Plenty of resources relevant to the courses offered at the campus
    Course:
    Not had any issues so far, the lecturers are spot on.
    Location:
    In a quiet area but still has shops nearby
    Accommodation:
    I thought it would be nearer to the city south campus. But it's not too far away.
    Settling in:
    I'm not used to living in a city yet but the university I'm settled in with
  • by Anonymous on 5th October 2015
    Overall:
    Disappointed. However I was an international student and I was not used to the education system and UK. But I could feel comfortable or at home there.
    University:
    Good services
    Course:
    Because its not as good as I imagined
    Location:
    Very well located
    Accommodation:
    My accommodation was perfect in all aspects.
    Settling in:
    I have never felt at home there
  • by Anonymous on 5th October 2015
    Overall:
    Good campus, good careers advice
    University:
    Good societies, good study areas
    Course:
    Helpful teaching, good content, good careers advice/prospects
    Location:
    Easy access by public transport and care
    Accommodation:
    Good quality, but expensive
    Settling in:
    I made friends quickly and easily settled into the routine
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