Birmingham is one of the best places to live in the world, a city in the West Midlands, England. According to the list produced by Mercer for its annual Worldwide Quality of Living report. Birmingham comes in number 49 in the list for quality of living and number 53 for personal safety.
The city has a lot of things to offer- arts, music, culture, entertainment, jewelry, foods, and many other exciting activities and festivals. The city is best known for its bustling business, hard Working ethics, and industrial backgrounds. There are many places to explore in this magic city.
Fun fact: Birmingham began as a small town in 1166, and Queen Victoria gave Birmingham- city status in 1889.
Wondering what the city has to offer?
If you are planning to do something exciting, then these are some fun activities you would love to do there!
Head to Escape live in Birmingham.
If you like playing escape games, then you can head to Escape live in Birmingham in Henrietta Street, You will have 60 minutes to solve puzzles and mysteries. What will be your aim? to get out before it’s too late!
Love beautiful paintings?
You can head to the Birmingham Museum of Art, which can be the place for you to feast your eyes. You will have the best time admiring beautiful pieces of art from the United States and Europe, sculptures, and drawings. Here you can also find- local history collections, and artifacts from Ancient Greek, Roman and Egyptian cultures. Your time there will be full of cultural exploration.
Long day at University, don’t know what to do?
Glee Club situated in Southside is the best place to go. Well, It’s a comedy club and live- music venue. Many local comics have also come with their excellent performances on the Glee’s stage including Lenny Henry, Guz Khan, and Jasper Carrott. Be careful, don’t fall off your chair laughing.
Go to Sutton Park for a peaceful time.
Sutton Park is one of the largest urban parks and a 2400 acre National Nature reserve. If you are looking for a peaceful time to figure out your life, or to get some “meditation” time, you will have the best time there.
You will spot cattle and beautiful wild ponies; There is a variety of plants and wildlife, seven lakes, and woodlands in Sutton Park.
Take a tour of the Golden Flake Factory.
Have you ever wondered how your favorite potato chips were made? Visit the Golden Flake Factory to see the process, from potato to chip! Eat hot and fresh chips right off the factory line at this interactive 45-minute tour. Tours are completely free, but you must call in advance to make a reservation. Tour times are at 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. This fun and free opportunity to see how potato chips are made are perfect for kids of all ages.
Why study at Birmingham?
- Aston University
- Birmingham City University
- Birmingham University
- Newman University
- University College Birmingham
According to The Times and the Sunday Times (2019) – the University of Birmingham is at 14th, and Birmingham City University is at 87th rank globally.
Student Accommodation Birmingham
Student accommodation properties like- Old fire station, Canalside, The Heights and Bentley house are among the best accommodation for students staying in Birmingham. With these five universities, Birmingham is home to more than 65,000 students. Popular areas for students to stay in Birmingham are – Bournbrook, Selly Oak, Edgbaston, Harborne, and City Centre.
You can find Budget-friendly, affordable stays in Birmingham, vast ranges of sharing flats, ensuites, studios, etc. can be selected according to the budget and requirements. Students can also opt for private halls near the universities in Birmingham which they can find on AmberStudent. Finding the best accommodation in a country unknown is the most challenging task. So, the first step, which is majorly important before choosing any accommodation, is to deeply research, read all the reviews available on the internet, and check those ratings. For students living away from home for the first time, hunting the best accommodation becomes quite difficult. Keep in mind that, whichever the student housing you choose will be your home for years, where you will eat, sleep, socialize, make friends, study, and which will define all your student experience abroad.