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Student accommodation in Birmingham
Birmingham is bang in the middle of the UK, which is handy, because our Birmingham student accommodation is right in the middle of all the action too! There’s so much to do in Birmingham, and you’ll never miss out because when you stay with us, you stay close to the city as well as your University the whole time.
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A great place to study
Birmingham is the UK’s second largest student city and home to 65,000 students studying at many universities and colleges; Aston University, Birmingham City University, Newman University, South & City College Birmingham, University College Birmingham and the University of Birmingham.
This city likes to do things on a big scale, with more parks than any other European city, one of the largest libraries in Europe (Birmingham Library) and a wonderful central shopping district.
Liberty Living offers three residence with some of the very best student accommodation in Birmingham, all within easy reach of the various campuses: Liberty Court, Liberty Gardens and Liberty Living at Queen's Hospital Close.
Birmingham itself provided the inspiration for JRR Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings and housed much of the country’s motor industry. Now there is a burgeoning art and music scene and an influx of Asian and Caribbean communities which has created one of the most vibrant urban mixes the UK has to offer.
Our Birmingham student accommodation locations make sure that you’re close to everything that you want to see and do. Whether it’s reliable transport links, an electric social scene or great amenities, you’ll find all of this and more from your new home at Liberty Living.
Food and drink
Home to HP sauce and Cadbury chocolate, Birmingham offers some unique takes on the world of food and drink. As well as national brands such as Nando’s and Pizza Express, fans of Asian food should head to the famous Balti Triangle, the centre of Asian cuisine, fabric and culture.
Also not to be missed is the Digbeth Dining Club which offers a stripped-out eating experience for fans of the best street food, and there’s also Urban Pie, which can’t go unmentioned with its gourmet, handmade pies fit for a student budget.
If Caribbean cuisine is your thing, make sure you take a trip to 24 Carat Bistro which serves delicious food day or night, and if you want a little soul food, The Church is a wonderful hidden gem that’s bound to make you feel good.
For those who love the pub life, the beer garden at the Lord Clifton is well worth a visit, perfect for a casual drink over the summer months!
Sports and leisure
The Olympic legacy lives on in Birmingham with the Barclaycard Arena having hosted a number of events at the 2012 games, and it's one of Europe’s leading indoor sporting venues with over 30 sports on offer. Birmingham is also a focal point for British athletics and home to one of England’s top cricket grounds at Edgbaston.
If football is more your thing, there are five big clubs in the area – not least Aston Villa, one of the oldest FCs in the world. Birmingham can also pride itself on the accolade of actually having hosted more major sporting events than any other UK city.
There are loads of gyms around our Birmingham student accommodation that offer student discounts and trials – and so do most of the universities. There are also swimming pools located all over the city offering great facilities and prices.
For jogging or running there are plenty of parks and open spaces in Birmingham. Try Cannon Hill Park for running tracks and green space, or the new Eastside City Park, which opened in 2013 (the first new park in Birmingham for 130 years) and is the single largest public space in the city centre.
Culture and music
The city has a long history of involvement with the arts. The Birmingham Hippodrome is one of the most popular theatres in the entire UK, the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is the home of major painting collections and the Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Glasshouses are an exceptional place to play or study outside. Plus, of course, the vast Library of Birmingham is always worth a visit.
If architecture is your thing, on Victoria Square you will find The River, which is one of the largest fountains in Europe.
Musically speaking, Birmingham offers two concert halls and a growing world of electronica, MCs and producers. Meanwhile, the recent ‘B-Town’ trend has seen the music industry really sit up and take notice of local bands such as Peace and Swim Deep.
Of course, there are some fantastic venues to catch both local acts and global performers: The Institute in Digbeth, the Hare & Hounds pub in Kings Heath, the O2 Academy, the NEC and the Sunflower Lounge to name but a few.
For bars and clubs, stroll along Broad Street to Walkabout or take in a comedy night at Jongleurs – they’re just two of the bars and clubs in the centre of Birmingham’s thriving nightlife scene.
Gatecrasher, with its four floors and nine bars, is one of the top nightspots for students in Birmingham, or alternatively, you can try some of the other top student-focused nightspots in the city: Revolution, Players, Mechu or Jam House.
Of course, not everyone has the same tastes, which is why Uprawr held at Asylum is the perfect place to unwind on a Saturday night to the best in rock and party anthems.
Located in the Midlands, Birmingham has excellent transport links, making it easy to get to and from our student accommodation whether you’re based in the UK or overseas.
The city has a superb bus system for students to get around, as well as Megabus and National Express coaches for those looking at making a quick trip home for the weekend to see friends and family.
The main train station, Birmingham New Street, has links all over England and Scotland and has regular services that get to London in just over an hour.
For those travelling from abroad, Birmingham International Airport and station are close by and connect swiftly with all other Birmingham train stations.
Health and wellbeing
Birmingham’s universities offer a wide range of teams that support students with settling in as well as any problems that that may affect their learning. This is achieved through professional advice and help. The services on offer include welfare, counselling, disability, learning and international student advice. It's all available in various advice clinics across each campus.
Liberty Living’s central student locations in Birmingham are close to City Hospital; the main hospital in Birmingham. Here you will find an A&E department as well as other specialist services.
Birmingham also have a couple of excellent walk-in centres, for example South Birmingham GP walk-in centre which can be found on Katie Road.
There is also a local walk-in centre and GP surgery in Boots, which is also your local pharmacy – it can be found on the high street in the city centre.
Our Birmingham student accommodation is located near all the local amenities students might need; cafés, restaurants, pubs, bars and supermarkets. When it comes to supermarkets and other essentials you will find these in abundance. Large and smaller Tesco’s, Sainsbury’s and Co-operative stores can be found dotted around the city.
For shopping, Birmingham cannot be beaten – as well as the main shopping areas in the city centre such as New Street; the iconic Bullring has over 160 stores, while The Mailbox is home to big fashion retailers like Harvey Nichols and the historic Jewellery Quarter hosts over 100 specialist jewellery retailers, designers and craftspeople.
For those looking for something a bit less luxurious but still fantastic quality, there’s the Oasis Market and Great Western Arcade – both very popular with students.
Birmingham is the largest city of the historic West Midlands region. Close by are the cities of Wolverhampton and Coventry, as well as the Black Country area that began the Industrial Revolution in the UK.
The nearby counties of Shropshire, Staffordshire and Warwickshire contain some of Britain’s most beautiful countryside, perfect places to take friends and family when they visit.
Plus Stratford-Upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare, is less than an hour away.
Located in the centre of England, Birmingham is the perfect spot from which to head north, south, east or west and explore everything the UK has to offer.
Accommodation available in Birmingham
Liberty Living at Queen's Hospital Close - Birmingham2 miles (walking) 1.2 miles (walking) 1.4 miles (walking)
Liberty Living at Queen's Hospital Close is located in Edgbaston which is basically student central in the city! You’ll be close to all of the city’s universities and colleges, both on foot or via a range of transport links on your doorstep.
Birmingham has absolutely tons going on, so whether you want a spot of retail therapy or to enjoy the diverse nightlife, you’re never too far away.
When you stay with us, you’ll be safe and secure throughout the residence. We have CCTV as well as 24 hour staff, plus contents insurance is included as standard. In fact, everything is included in your rent – that’s just how we do things here.
Liberty Court is situated in Edgbaston, a popular student area of Birmingham. It’s on Pershore Road and is within easy reach of all local amenities including Birmingham's New Street and the Bull Ring shopping centre.
There are numerous bus routes which you can take into town, and a free shuttle bus which helps you get around to and from the University of Birmingham.
Liberty Court's excellent security team and CCTV make our student accommodation extra secure, and you get contents insurance included, too. We ensure all rent is all-inclusive, so you’re always aware upfront of what you’re going to get with us.
Liberty Gardens is right by the city's higher educational establishments, including the University of Birmingham. Located on Elvetham Road, Liberty Gardens is within easy reach of all the local stuff you need nearby and it’s served by some great transport links, including Birmingham's New Street railway station.
Liberty Gardens being close to the town centre allows residents to get stuck into the diverse and vibrant culture Birmingham has to offer.
When you stay in our student accommodation, you can expect high standards as well as all-inclusive rent. As a bonus, Liberty Gardens is super safe all year round, as it’s served by a dedicated security team around the clock as well as CCTV.
Why choose Liberty Living?
We welcome group bookings
Want to live with your friends? We can make it happen! At Liberty Living, we’re happy for you to book with whoever you like. So, if you can’t bear the thought of being separated for even one moment, now you don’t have to be. We know how social University is and we don’t want to split anyone up who’s quite happy in their own little group. We’d also be the last ones to split up a relationship, so you can even share a room with a partner thanks to our room shares.
Perhaps you’re coming back for your second or third year with us, or maybe you all met on your course – it doesn’t matter, we’d love to have you stay with Liberty Living. We’ll welcome you (or welcome you back!) with open arms. As an added incentive, we’ll even help you settle in, too. Book in a group of four or more people and we’ll give you a £100 shopping voucher for a supermarket of your choice. Better get sharpening those cooking skills – you’ll all have to do your fair share!
It’s super easy to make a booking together, so follow the link to find out more about group bookings.
The best choice for international students
Coming to the UK to study from abroad? Welcome! We love catering to students from all over the world and learning a thing or two about their culture. Luckily, we’ve already got plenty of experience with this as we currently have around 4,500 international students staying with us, so you’re certainly not alone.
When you stay with Liberty Living your safety is the most important thing to us. We understand that you’re a long way from home and you want to feel comfortable and secure at all times. We have amazing staff on hand 24 hours a day, from the Residence Team, right through to Security who’ll keep an eye out for you overnight as well as CCTV. Contents insurance covering your possessions is included as standard in your rent, so your stuff is protected, and any parcels you have delivered will be well looked after until you can come to collect them.
Of course, we want you to have fun and make the most of your time here, too. You can always come to us with any problems,, or even just for a chat. A new country can be confusing, so we’ve got loads of tips for things to do, too – just ask! Many of our staff members are multilingual, so don’t be shy if English isn’t your first language; if we can’t immediately offer support in your native tongue, we’ll point you in the direction of someone who can. We’ll do our best to help you settle in and make friends, and we can point you in the right direction for any visa, welfare or University advice you may need.
We can’t wait to meet you!
We think we’re pretty great – but don’t worry, we can back it up, we promise! We’ve won tons of awards and we’re eager to win more, so you know you’re in good hands. From ‘Best Customer Service’ to ‘Best Private Halls Provider’, we have our fair share of accolades, so take a look below…
Winner 'Best Individual Accommodation' 2016
Awarded ‘International Accommodation Quality Mark’ from 2012 – 2016
Shortlisted 'Best Private Halls Provider' from 2014 – 2016
Shortlisted 'Best Student Broadband' 2016
Shortlisted 'Best Learning Environment' 2016
Winner of the 'Contribution to the Student Experience' award 2016
Winner of the Rate Your Landlord 'Improvement Impact Award' 2015
Winner 'Best Learning Environment' 2015
Winner 'Best Student Broadband' 2015
Winner of the 'Rate Your Landlord' survey 2015
Shortlisted 'Best Individual Accommodation' 2014
Winner of the 'Rate Your Landlord' survey 2014
Winner of the 'Best Hall of Residence of the Year' survey 2013
Winner 'Best Customer Service' 2012
Winner of the 'Rate Your Landlord' survey 2012
Winner 'Best Moving In Expreience' 2011
Winner 'Best Private Halls Provider' 2010
It's easy to book
It's easy to book with Liberty Living
- Find your perfect room
Found your perfect room? You’ve chosen where you want to be, we just need you to create an account and give us a few details to secure your booking.
- Pay your booking fee
Once you’ve given us your details and signed up to the Tenancy Agreement, all you need to do is pay us a one off £200 booking fee and set up your payment schedule – and the room is yours.
- Get ready to move in
Now try and contain your excitement… you’re booked and ready to move in! We’ve sent you confirmation of your booking and everything else you’ll need to know. We’re looking forward to welcoming you to your new home very soon.
- Find your perfect room
We have great relationships with UK universities
Our student accommodation is endorsed by some of the UK’s leading higher education institutions and we work in partnership with many of these to ensure that you have somewhere safe, clean and fun to stay throughout your time with them. If you want find out more check out our University partners page.
Your Student Experience
Enhancing your Student Experience
Our dedicated Student Experience programme has been created to ensure that every single one of you has the best stay possible when you live with us. Whether it is coming along to our social events and activities to meet new people, getting involved in fundraising and volunteering for some amazing charities, or popping along to drop in sessions to seek advice on finances, wellbeing and careers, we have something for you.
We understand that University can sometimes be an overwhelming experience, but don’t worry our team are great at giving advice on and mediating in all kinds of welfare issues that you may experience, such as homesickness, difficulty in getting on with flatmates, noise complaints, relationship problems, partying too hard and having trouble with studies.
Also, if you need more guidance, we have great relationships with our University partners and their support departments to help and guide you.
Follow the link to find out more about our Student Experience programme.
Liberty Living operates in accordance with the National Code of Standards for student accommodation. The Code of Standards is run by ANUK (The Accreditation Network UK), the NUS, and Unipol Student Homes, and is supported by universities across the UK.
Liberty Living joined the Code of Standards to give our students peace of mind. You can be assured that you will enjoy a high standard of living in accordance with the Code of Standards, and a prompt resolution to problems should they ever occur when you stay at any of Liberty Living’s residences.
Looking for somewhere to stay over the summer months?
We have summer accommodation available in great destinations for you to book for just a few nights or the whole of summer – extend your stay with us or book at any one of our 48 residences in 19 cities.
Whether you’re planning to start an internship, summer school, language school, study, shop, attend a conference or explore further afield – we’re the perfect base for an affordable city centre break and we have a wide range of summer accommodation options available.
Plus, you don't even have to be a student to stay with us over the summer… all bills and internet access are included in the rent, and you’ll feel safe and secure with our 24-hour security and on-site maintenance teams.
It’s super easy to make a booking, so follow the link to find out more about our summer accommodation.
Unfortunately our summer accommodation is sold out for 2016 – follow the link to register your interest for 2017 and we’ll try our best to help you.