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Road to Brum

Road to Brum

Get prepared for University by exploring our Road to Brum map, featuring some of the key things you can do before you start!’

Open Road to Brum

Our campus at the University of Birmingham is a beautiful place filled with history and fantastic attractions, much like Birmingham itself!

We’re sure you can’t wait to get here and explore all that campus and the city has to offer, but until then, have a browse through this page get to know your new home and prepare for the year ahead.

We’ll be sharing more videos and articles on this page on the build up to Welcome Week, so you can see all that Birmingham has to offer. Watch this space for updates!


There is no shortage of fantastic things to do and see on campus, here are a few essential things to check of your list during your time here…

Visit the Guild

Come And Visit UsAt The Guild!

Known for our beautiful building and iconic Mermaid Fountain, the Guild is a fantastic space for all students to study, hang out and have fun! With performance venues, a student bar, eateries, study spaces and much more, you’ll definitely want to pay us a visit!

Old Joe

MeetOld Joe

Our campus clock tower is a famed favourite for anyone looking to take a fabulous campus selfie. As the tallest freestanding clock tower in the world (you’ll hear this a lot during your time here) Joe really is a campus legend!

Learn more about Old Joe.

Time Travel

Time Travel

On central campus you’re never far away from a beautiful piece of art or a mesmerizing piece of history.

Just over the road from your Guild you’ll find the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, displaying works by masters like Monet and Van Gogh. But it doesn’t end there, you can also visit the Lapworth Museum of Geology, featuring fantastic exhibits and a massive Dinosaur!

Joes Bar

Food And Drink

From a coffee with friends, to an evening meal, there are so many places to get food on campus, including our very own Joe’s Bar which boasts a full menu of pizzas, burgers, salads and more! So if you and your new friends are taking a study break – why not explore all the eateries campus has to offer.

View Joe’s Bar’s food, latest offers and events on Facebook and Instagram.

Campus Shopping


We’ve all forgotten our lunch from time to time or needed to get a few groceries, when this happens why not stop by one of the convenience stores located around campus. From food to cleaning supplies, they have it all!

Explore some of the shops and retail outlets on campus.

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Based in Edgbaston, our campus is just a 20 minute bus or train ride from the City Centre. Campus also has lots of convenient travel links, meaning you can also explore other local hot spots including Solihull, Bourneville, Selly Oak and more!

Birmingham is a bustling city, so you’re never far away from a place to shop, eat, explore history or try out a new hobby.

These are just a few examples. You can explore more attractions by visiting the University’s website.

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