7 reasons students love living in Birmingham


Birmingham is the UK’s second city after London and a firm favourite among students.

Here’s why.


1) It’s Europe’s youngest city

students in Birmingham

Over 40% of Birmingham’s population is under 25 – largely thanks to its booming student community.

Furthermore, Brum also has one of the highest graduate retention rates in Europe, making it an intelligent city as well as a youthful one!


2) It’s a melting pot

Birmingham is the most culturally diverse city in the UK with over 110 different languages spoken.

Of course, this makes the city’s art, music and food scenes among the most eclectic and exciting in the country.


3) It’s far from boring

custard factory

Photo: Mockingbird Cinema


From Cadbury’s World to the Custard Factory, there’s no shortage of must-visit places and events.

We compiled a list of 7 things you absolutely have to see and do before you leave Birmingham (if you leave at all!). 


4) It’s a place for foodies

As the birthplace of the Balti curry, Birmingham is famed for its amazing Indian restaurants.

And did you know that it also has more Michelin star restaurants than any other UK city outside of London?


5) It’s perfectly located

Should you ever want to leave Birmingham, it’s really easy to travel to elsewhere.

Slap bang in the middle of the UK, you can get to other major cities like London and Manchester in less than 2 hours by train.

And Birmingham International Airport will get you to mainland Europe in no time. 


6) It’s a shopaholic’s haven


Whatever you need to buy, Birmingham’s got it in spades.

From the giant Bullring & Grand Central mall to vintage shops and historic markets, there is something for everyone and every budget. 


7) It’s easy on the eye

birmingham uni

Birmingham is said to have more miles of canals than Venice and more trees than Paris.

We haven’t verified this but it is true to say that the water and greenery in Birmingham make it a nice place to wander around when you’re taking a breather from studying.


Studying in Birmingham? Liberty Living have rooms like the one below available for 2020 – and not just for first years! We take individual and group bookings, and we’d love to show you around. Check out our four residences and rooms today.

Photo: Liberty Gardens, Birmingham

Birmingham Liberty Gardens

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