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The actual facilities of the university are relatively nice and you have access to a lot of buildings 24 / 7. Careers fairs are generally good and organised relatively frequently (pre-covid). A lot of societies to choose from. The students union is however useless. Landlords and estate agents regularly take the piss in overcharging and fines and the students union doesn't do anything about it. They don't even have a list of endorsed letting agents. I believe it's because previously we've only ever had people running who have campaigned on small issues without every proposing any change. Also mental health services are abismal, just go to the GP don't waste your time.
The last senior recommended toybox, I booked one decisively. First of all, the location is very convenient, five minutes' walk to the city center. Secondly, the apartment facilities are complete, there is a gym, coffee shop, laundry, printers and so on, the daily needs can be met. Finally, the most important thing is that the accommodation is quite good, each room is equipped with infrastructure, as well as a vacuum cleaner. Living in tb will also give gifts to households on New year's Day, and problems can be properly resolved on the same day. I am very satisfied with this!
Terrible university experience. Vice chancellor and central management have no respect or concern for students or their mental health and well-being. They only seem to care about the status of the uni and attracting prospective students - this review should put you off.
I studied at this university for 5 years. I have achieved a first in my undergraduate and a pass in my postgraduate (social work) course. The social work in particular was a joke agreed by all my fellow students. Everything from admin to teachers are highly disorganised and lack motivation. You can't find someone to help you so if you join this course you're on your own. We hardly had any teaching as most of this was self directed learning. this is when basically you read staff yourself cause they haven't got any teachers. The finance office is the worst, thy kept chasing me with invoices instead of invoicing the Social work bursary, there is no communication between departments and if you overplayed your tuition fees GOOD LUCK with that... please make sure that you keep receipts because you'll need them when you take them to court for a refund. I regret choosing this appalling university for my postgraduate course. I hope you have a better experience
I am a current undergraduate at the university and I have to say I wish there was a rating for social support . Absolutely horrendous that there is no social support if you're struggling mentally. You get sign posted to talk to a wellbeing officer at the school your subject is a part of . To get to this you have to navigate through the labyrinth of online pages to even locate this option. University of cambridge, in comparison, offers you a whole professional team that consist of CBT specialists, not just "wellbeing officers" who, at best, are able to give you "extensions" on your deadlines - wtf am I supposed to do with an extension when I don't have the motivation to get out of bed. Honestly, barring the years during which the pandemic is rife the university is probably a fine institution to study at. If you know you are somebody who needs support the facade of "wellbeing officers" and lack of clarity of what help is available should deter you from applying here.
response to coronavirus has been terrible. I was given no work from March until the start of the next academic year except for one piece of bridging coursework which wasn't graded and quite frankly a waste of half an hour. my course is great but I wish the uni would pay the VC less and invest more in the wellbeing of the students.
Fantastic place to study. Clubs and societies are very active. There are many free events and opportunities to bond with people from your course as well as from other courses. Career services are very competent, and helpful. The school has a good connection with employers and hold many great events to enhance employability skills.
If you want to complete the MSc Psychology program here ... BEWARE. After an 8-month dispute with my School, I received 40% of my tuition funds back, a recommendation was made to the School of Psychology, and an apology was given. This occurred because the expected level of practical research experience and support needed for me to flourish both within and beyond this institution unjustifiably lacked and in turn made Ph.D. placements and securing a job in my field futile. Throughout my time there I received a complete lack of support from my supervisor that aided in the overall lack of research experience I was able to receive. Despite the multiple attempts I made to allow staff to determine alternative solutions, their dismissals on all fronts and its resulting repercussions were enough to warrant a complaint. I would NOT recommend.
Libraries are overcrowded but you can find some place to study. Sometimes there's a problem with WiFi. There's not enough staff who can help you and you need to wait in a queue or for a response via email. Worklink is a joke that can't pay an accurate amount of money and it's hard to be hired because many students look for a job. Guild it's helpful at all.
All the university cares about is taking money from you and not providing you with what you need to be an academic. They pester you to pay fees, yet when you want some compensation for missed lectures due to strikes and corona virus they refer you to a useless website with links which send you round to the same page you began with. When you take matters into your own hands and email there will be no helpful response. Staff are unhelpful and don’t intend on assisting with growth. You can’t even get a decent WiFi connection at the university.
The campus could benefit from a better selection of cafe options. Most cafe's on campus have identical menus, but overall I can't much complain. As a commuter student, it would be nice if there were more microwaves available as well.
The best three years of my life spent at the University of Birmingham. I moved to Brum in 2015 from Greater Manchester (Bury). The campus is incredible and very safe - the red brick buildings are beautiful and Old Joe clock tower is an icon in Birmingham. The library is open 24 hours, and the gym and Olympic sized swimming pool facilities are incredible. My first year halls were great (I was in The Vale) and I met my best mates here. The transport connections to halls and campus are good, and the University has its own train station, about a five minute journey to Brum city centre. The Uni has been great at helping with the transition from studying to working and there is a great careers department. I've been offered a job working in Birmingham so I'm set to stay in the city and explore Birmingham some more!
Stunning campus, great facilities, insane sports centre and pitches, sick SU (Fab is lit), loads of societies and sports, amazing accommodation set in beautiful parkland, tutors and lecturers are brilliant - wouldn't want to be anywhere else
Such a dissapointing let down of a first year! I studied drama and the league tables all said it was the best course in the UK for drama, but the course was so boring, bland and just generally really terrible. 4 of my best friends dropped out of the course within the first year, and that was just my best friends, about 13 people i was friendly with dropped out of the course. I didnt relate to anyone else everyones a bit immature and weird. The night life is absolute s*** aswell. Steer clear birmingham aint a good time. You're much better off going to bristol/manchester/leeds. Thank f*** I've finally got together the courage to drop out
Wi-Fi poor in library aha, or walking building to building. Closing all these buildings down and destroying them, building up all these new buildings that are taking much longer than promised - but not telling us where our money is going, that they don't have money to pay for printing our dissertations and binding them, but do habe money for building all these things???? Makes us angry and annoyed. We want to see fill detailed costings: how many lecturers are there, what are they paid? Outside workers, supporting staff? Then courses alliances? Running costs of all the brings and maintenance? Then all the other costs? Just have it all out so that we can see it?
UoB has an incredible campus and SU in particular, including a very strong medsoc for students in the healthcare profession. There is wifi available throughout campus just requiring your uni log in. The “green heart” is being built which will make campus even more beautiful. However, this means main library is incredibly crowded particularly around revision season, so its good to make use of the study spaces tracker showing which buildings have space to revise.
The campus is nice but they are wasting huge amounts of student money and instead of investing it back into the support such as mental health support they knocked down the old library and are making a lot of noise to create a 'green space' and instead created a new library with nowhere near enough study space, furthermore, the library is always too hot and stuffy, it is relatively loud in there and the floors shake as people walk across them. Most places you might want to eat on campus are full and overpriced. A lot of lectures and seminars, instead of being taught in the main building for the subject, in my case arts, are instead held in random rooms in random buildings across campus.
Had a great first year, the students union is out of this world. Campus facilities are great including the campus train station that takes you straight into the city center. The campus restaurants and cafe's are really good quality including a noodle bar and a burrito stand.
Absolutely appalling. I've never been so disappointed in my entire life. I chose to take a course in Accounting and Finance and, to my disbelief, I realised what a favela the University actually was. The worst part of the University would be the fact that I need to be on-guard at all time, as one of my mates had his dormitory robbed of all his belongings and they even recorded it and slapped Vaseline on his head. DO NOT GO HERE UNLESS YOU ARE IN A GANG, IT IS LITERALLY A YOUTH CLUB.
Student union bit of a joke. Far more expensive than all other Birmingham student nights. Seems more of a profit earning venture than a student union. As a second year economics student I wouldn't expect to have lectures finishing at 1900- given that the working day finishes at 1800- yet I find myself finishing lectures at 1900 on not one but two nights. Clearly the university is operating over its capacity to fund stupid ventures such as a poorly designed sports centre- which again does not have capacity for all student to become members- and a nice new garden in the middle of uni. Yet there is a distinct lack of study spaces with room for approximately 2% of student population in the library. 493k a year chancellor needs to sort himself out and start focusing on student needs.
Excellent WiFi, easy to connect to in every bit of the campus. The guild is huge and very useful, friendly and welcoming. They can sort close to any issue you have. The range of shops on campus is fantastic with even an beauty salon, which is fairly reasonable. So many societies and sports - there is definitely something for everyone. Sports are fairly expensive, but actually quite good value for money once you break it down for the number of hours you do. Societies are very cheap- most only £5-10 for the year.
360 UOB sports centre staff are very rude & not helpful at all. The first week of opening I was unsure about the equipment & they were very disrespectful about showing me how to operate the machines & also I've emailed them,gone to the front desk,phoned up for a login number they just are simply too slow on customer service. Personally I have had a very upsetting experience at this new gym
First year student, I absolutely hate it here. I haven't felt welcomed or that I fit in here whatsoever. Workload is disgusting and flatmates are disrespectful. 25 minute walk to campus in the rain is intolerable
I have made a mistake coming to this Business School as they are so disorganised and dont know what the hell is going on, honestly. NO-ONE has a timetable, rooms are double booked and we are sent from lectures half dont have a tutor despite going to the office almost daily I have wasted 2 weeks doing nothing really and if they are teaching about business I would go bankrupt if I followed their plan. amazingly we have to learn and load work onto a special software program and it has not been explained and this Business Department is pure chaos, If thats your subject interest look elsewhere as they just cant be bothered here its so disappointing and my Dad who is paying would go mad if he knew about this shambles
The campus is beautiful, definitely the best I've been to. The facilities are great however it would be helpful to know where computers or certain study areas are as the campus is so big, it can be daunting. The student union is brilliant, I've never had a bad night out there while the restaurant in the day is also excellent. The students who run the union dedicate a lot of time to what they do and it definitely pays off.
As a whole Birmingham is great- it is a beautiful campus and the facilities are amazing. However, I do feel that they don't really care that much about you as a student, very little support offered and accommodation in my experience was awful.
What this university lacks, is a good small 'c' conservative society, it lacks any kind of right-wing focus group. Indeed, it doesn't even have a libertarian one! Moreover, the vast majority of folk at UoB are very politically correct, so don't even think of causing intrigue or controversy. You will be thrown out like the chap who was an alleged BNP/National Action member.
Students union could be cheaper and do more things such as gigs! Its soo pricey considering its supposed to be for us students! Good range of societies however the guild dont help to run them very much and the sports clubs dont often take novice's! Careers service were a waste of time when I went for advice. Campus is good with lots of facilities, study spaces and computers
Amazing diverse uni and Birmingham is an incredible place to be a student, transport into the city is cheap, fast and easy and lots to do. The guild of students hosts regular events and hall RA's host regular events as well. The uni want you to have a great nightlife!
Campus is stunning and not too big/small. Theres so many societies to choose from with events on all the time so it's easy to get involved. The SU (guild of students) doesn't have much on compared to other unis with regard to nightlife, I think they have one night on every fortnight or something. Careers are really good and there's wifi all over campus
It looks nice during winter, but can be bad to walk through when it is windy and raining in the winter, there is a fresh food stall that sells delirious strawberries and cherry tomatoes, but lots of other fruit and veg too.
Overall Birmingham has a really great atmosphere. The student union set up loade of fairs and events in the first few weeks so people could settle in and the sports and over all facilities of the uni haelve exceeded my expectations.
Such a great Uni, the campus is beautiful and there always so much going on- the facilities are good- but with a new library and sports centre being built, they're only going to get better! Our guild of students is the nicest one I've seen, after visiting lots of friends Uni's- and the guild night out, fab and fresh is one of the best nights out in Birmingham! There's so many eating places on campus, with 3 costas, a Starbucks and subway, and then a lot of the university's own Go Cafés dotted around- and the Uni burritos are reason enough to come to Birmingham! Birmingham city itself is so great as well due to the diversity in it's night life- there's a night out to suit everyone's taste- and the shopping is fab due to the bullring! Plus you have loads of a cool places to visit such as the jewellery quarter, star city and cannon hill park!
The University campus is great; very green, with plenty of study spaces and places to eat. The Guild do an amazing job as the Student Union with a vast variety of events which cater for all. There are so many societies to chose from, all of which attend the Societies Fair at the beginning of the year and joining fees are reasonable. The internet is free for all with an intranet log in on campus, it works most of the time.
Library needs to be bigger to accommodate more students, although they are building a new one and there are other places on campus to study. Loads of different societies to join, with mostly low joining costs. Campus feels a bit rural given it is outside the city centre but the train will get you there in 5-8 minutes from the Uni's own station.Fresher's club events should accommodate more clubs and more music tastes. Most of the accommodation is a ridiculous price, for some unknown reason- this isn't London.