Traveling in Birmingham

The University of Birmingham is in a prime location – there are regular train and multiple bus services connecting you to the city centre and other parts of Birmingham. When applying for a job, make sure you check the location as a lot of places in Birmingham are close together. Don’t worry if you’re not familiar with the city - this page will help you find your way around Birmingham.

Birmingham City Centre is less than 10 minutes away by train. Bus and train timetables are available online on the following websites:

Route Planner:

Network West Midlands Journey Planner

Bus Information:

Travel West Midlands

Train Information:

National Rail
London Midland


For walking directions 
You may be interested in getting a bus or train travelcard to save you money when using public transport.
The University is closely located to Edgbaston, Harborne, Selly Oak and Northfield. Selly Oak, Bournville and Harborne are all within walking distance.
Always remember to search for directions from your accommodation and not the University. Our campus is very big, so you have to be specific when searching for directions! Also feel free to contact employers to double check their location if you are not sure.

For maps of Birmingham and surrounding areas, click here







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Meet your officer team

Every year, a team of Officers are elected by YOU to help you get the best out of Birmingham. Each officer leads a different part of the Union on your behalf – click on their faces below to find out what they do and how to get in touch…

Ellie Keiller - Guild President
Shannon Farmer - Activities & Development Full Time Officer
Adam Goldstone - Education Full Time Officer
Kris Ali - Housing & Community Full Time Officer
Rose Bennett - Postgraduate Full Time Officer
Jess Levy - Representation & Resources Full Time Officer
Helena Bailey - Sports Full Time Officer
Henny Green - Welfare Full Time Officer

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