In my opinion, the University of Birmingham is very good overall. However, it depends on your course. Generally, I would recommend it. As regards to the facilities, they are excellent and available all over the University.View more
Most of the time the experience was decent. My experience was let down by a poor range of module choice in the languages department. I’d have loved to study more literature and culture and was frequently encouraged to do so, but there wasn’t a single module I was interested in remotely, despite having some fairly mainstream, common interests.View more
Decent university, lovely campus. Good student life. Great location. Some lecturers are unhelpful and do not support you enough. Satisfaction with this was low. Prioritised prospective students over the student satisfaction of those already attending.View more
Great career prospects, values and focuses on internationality and promotes equal opportunities. University of Birmingham was my first choice to study translation because the MA program there balances theory with practice and new technologies.View more
It is an incredibly diverse space; the most impressive thing I’ve found, upon coming here, is how each and every culture is recognised and celebrated. As an individual of ethnic minority, I have never felt like I “stand out”. The societies different societies fare will also ignite and excite you, there is truly something for everyone. From Buddhist to East African societies, just to name a few. I would recommend this university to anyone who wanted to become exposed to many different groups and perspectives.View more
Red bricks university and modern facilities. Plenty of extracurricular activities and active student unions. The uni also provides career planning programme and internship opportunities for students.View more
The University of Birmingham offers an exellent high quality education to its students, welcoming thousands of them with different backgrounds, ethnicity, languages etc every single academic year. It somehow manages to bridge the gap between different worldviews and cultural stereotypes, putting great efforts into making people from around the world not feel different, but feel at home!
Birmingham, as a whole, is a very lively and vibrant city. It offers entertainment, as well as being enriched with its cultural importance and beauty. The University of Birmingham is one of its great, secret treasures. Founded in 1900, it still withholds the steps of great minds. Encountering the view of the university itself is a one of a kind experience. You could stand for hours watching the emblematic Old Joe Tower ringing at every 15 minutes and you will not get bored. The new innovated Library is my favourite place to be. Being an English student, i tend to live there during the exam periods (and not only). It is made very thoughtfully and convenient.
The qualified staff has proved its standard by classifying the University of Birmingham at number 5 in the UK. I think that this just speaks for itself!
Birmingham is a nice place to study and live. Convenience and liveliness. University of Birmingham is the best university in Birmingham. There are lots of activities in the university with many international students.View more
I would recommend this university, being a highly equipped and academically driven university, it is a great place to gain a degree and be part of an active university environment. The university consists of lecturers that are passionate about student academics and go out of their way to ensure that each student is comfortable within the course.View more
I graduated in International Relations with Spanish from the University of Birmingham in July 2017. I believe that the University of Birmingham is without doubt one of the best Universities in the UK in terms of student life, employability and academic preparation. My experience in Birmingham was unique: I was blessed to have some of the most inspiring lecturers and seminar tutors, and to meet fellow students from different parts of the world, who have become some of my closest friends. I enjoyed studying modules such as European Politics, International Relations, Security, International Law just to name a few, although I wish that the University had offered a foundational module in economics in the first year, which I believe would have been extremely useful as we would have been provided with the building blocks needed to understand modules such as Political Economy and International Political Economy, which were compulsory modules in the first and second year respectively.
Nevertheless, I greatly value my experience as an undergraduate in Birmingham as it enabled me to study what I have always been passionate about whilst gaining invaluable practical experience. Indeed, I was able to join many societies such as the UN Society and volunteering organisations such as STAR, the UK’s charity Student Action for Refugees, through which I worked as a volunteer in a refugee centre in Birmingham. In July 2015 the University gave me the opportunity to work as a volunteer for the Council for European Studies Conference at Sciences Po Paris. I also spent a year in Madrid where I was enrolled at Universidad Complutense. It was an invaluable part of my degree course as I perfected my Spanish language skills and gained insight into life in Spain. During this period I was accepted onto the Study China Programme which was organised by the University of Manchester, the British Council and Beijing Normal University. In January 2017 I participated in UBIMUN, the University of Birmingham International Model United Nations Conference as a delegate of the United Kingdom in the UNDP and I also had the opportunity to participate in the 63rd Session of the Harvard National Model United Nations in Boston along with nine other delegates from the University of Birmingham.
The University of Birmingham offers amazing academic experience and they also provide economic support for extracurricular activities. My time at the University has allowed me to grow not only as a student but also as an individual, and it has helped me develop important skills that will undoubtedly stand me in good stead in the future.