We think Birmingham is an amazing city to study in. As we want you to get the most out of the time you have here, here’s a look at some of the things you may not know about, and what you can explore whilst you’re here.
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is home to the largest collection of pre-Raphaelite artwork in the world.
Ikon Gallery is an internationally acclaimed contemporary art venue, recognised for its individuality.
Jewellery Quarter is home to Europe’s largest school of jewellery.
The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (RBSA) is the UK’s second oldest independent art gallery.
Digbeth & the custard factory
Nightlife in Birmingham is diverse, and there is definitely something for everyone, whether you're into pubs or clubs. There are also two pubs situated on Aston University’s campus if you don’t fancy going further afield, and plenty of clubs located throughout the city catering to all music tastes. If you want to experience our live music scene, there’s a range of venues for that, too.
We can’t talk about Birmingham without mentioning The Bullring, our expansive shopping centre home to over 160 stores. Shop to your heart’s content with late night opening hours and a wide range of shops available to suit all tastes.
Travel and transport
Okay, so not technically a sight, but our location and transport links are definitely a key advantage to coming to study in Birmingham. We’re central to the UK, and Aston University is located in Birmingham’s city centre. This means you’re within walking distance from many of the sights the city has to offer. For anything further away, our bus and train networks connect you to anywhere within the city and beyond.
This is just a taste of what Birmingham has to offer. To find out more, visit visitbirmingham.com, or check out our independent scene at independent-birmingham.co.uk/. Of course, the best way to experience the city is to come and see it for yourself.