In 2018, it was exactly 50 years since University College Birmingham was officially opened by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh as the Birmingham College of Food and Domestic Arts, bringing courses spread over nine schools across the city under one roof at the brand new Summer Row campus.
Today, hospitality managers, aviation executives, dazzling hairdressers and makeup artists, educators, chefs, bakers, tourism industry experts, business leaders and creative entrepreneurs learn skills for life at a university hailed for its vocational training, academic achievements and cultural diversity. We have invested £140 million in our campuses and facilities, including building McIntyre House and Moss House, since 2014. These ambitious projects represent a bold statement of intent beyond the dreams of Birmingham’s early educational pioneers.
Student Services is based on the Ground Floor of The Link and is a one stop shop for all students, providing information, advice and guidance on non-academic matters. A range of support is available through the Student Services team and there is no need to arrange an appointment, just drop in and speak to a member of the team. They offer advice on:AccommodationFinancial SupportHealth and WellbeingMentoring
The University owns and manages accommodation for more than 800 students at our purpose-built halls of residence in central Birmingham.The MaltingsThe Maltings student accommodation is owned and managed by University College Birmingham and is situated in the heart of the city on Granville Street, between Broad Street and Bath Row. The name was inspired by the brewery formerly based at the site.The Maltings is popular with students attending the University for the first time. It is conveniently located only 10 to 15 minutes’ walk from the main campus and comprises 827 study bedrooms, including 809 en-suite rooms, of which five are twins.
Our library services at University College Birmingham are here to provide you with the support, information and study environments you need to achieve your very best.
The practical facilities across our campuses – all developed with real industry in mind – are fast-growing, while we have also invested £6.1 million into fresh-thinking learning support spaces, giving you the very best environment to expand your mind. Sustainable and easy to navigate, each campus has its own distinct character and has been designed specifically to enhance the student experience.
University College Birmingham has a range of gym facilities which are open to students and staff, offering a wide variety of equipment to help you keep fit on campus and in our halls of residence.We have two state-of-the-art gyms located at Moss House and The Maltings, a dedicated gym for our college students at Summer Row, as well as a sports hall which is available for students to book (government restrictions apply).
The majority of our undergraduate degrees are accredited by the University of Warwick, one of the best universities not only in the UK but throughout the world, according to official rankings.
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