Birmingham is second only to London in terms of inner-city population and also has the second most populous metropolitan area across the UK. It is 12 miles away from Wolverhampton and 16 miles away from Coventry. The city is rich in history and is well-known as an industrial hub since the 18th century and still acts as a leader in retail and trade. This educational and cultural hub attracts more than 65,000 students yearly. You'll find a wide range of student residences of all types, flats, shared rooms, or private student rooms.
The University of Birmingham houses the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, where you can enjoy Van Gogh, Monet, and Picasso works of art; it accepts more than 6,500 international students per year and other universities have more. Aston University, Birmingham City University, University College Birmingham, and Newman University all accept international students as well.
The city is globally known for its cultural impact, with exciting art and music scenes within huge art institutions, such as the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Birmingham Royal Ballet. Walking around Cannon Hill Park is one of the best cheap student activities in Birmingham. Furthermore, you can also enjoy various festivals in Birmingham. The Supersonic Music Festival is a popular Birmingham festival that starts mid-July and lasts for a couple of days. The Art and Science Festival is another popular festival among students. It celebrates ideas, research, and culture; it usually starts in June. Student life in Birmingham is never dull, with a great selection of culinary delights from around the world, a vibrant nightlife with comedy clubs, as well as a thriving live music scene.
Student transportations in Birmingham are very easy with various transportation methods inside and outside the city. You can travel by train from and to the city and travel by metro inside the city. You can also cycle through the city using the maps provided by the city’s councillor or download the family-friendly cycling maps from here. Walk-it App is a very suitable application for walking lovers in case you are close to the place you wish to visit.