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  • 01/26/2017

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very safe. Personal alarms are provided by Uni for our safety. Regular Patrols are there. 24/7 Security guards and Uni Police.

    Greek Life

    Happening

    Clubs and Activities

    Name any culture or ethnic group and it's society is here. Hindu Society Indian Society Societies - African & Caribbean Society-Afghan Pakistani Society Bharat Parivar Bengali Society Malyalee Society Tamil Society Turkish Society Azebaijani Society UoB Chinese Society Societies-Brazilian, Bulgarian,Dutch, French, Cyprus, Indonesian, Hong Kong, Japam, Korean, Malaysian, Mauritian, Mexican etc Art & Cultural Clubs Biking Society Badminton club Toastmaster's Club Yoga society LGBTQ Associations UoB Women's Association Media, Music, dance, outdoor and recreational associations Campaigning & Fundraising: Volunteering - Amnesty International B-eat Society(raises awareness of eating disorders across campus) Bloodsoc(For people interested in promoting blood donation and raising awareness of related issues) Believe in Children (Barnardo's children's charity) Breast Cancer Awareness Volunteering - British Red Cross on campus Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Birmingham Volunteering - Make a Wish etc Name any interest or segment and it's society or association is there. YOU WILL NEVER MISS ANYTHING.

    Great for these types of students

    Sportslovers Dance, Music lovers Career oriented and nerds Its great for everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Exclusive Train station in University of Birmingham, which is quite a facility and very very comfortable for easy commute whether or not you are staying in campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Notable Alumni Events(Outdoor and indoor) Extra curriculars Endless Clubs & Societies PSA (Personal Skills Award) which is something unique Student Accomodation Very clean -on and off campus (Council street cleaners regularly sweep 1,300 miles of road and empty 4,000 litter bins - helping to make Birmingham officially the UK's cleanest large city.) The diverse societies here do astonishing work not just in academia but also to promote careers opportunities. The university is home to the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, housing works by Van Gogh, Picasso and Monet, the Lapworth Museum of Geology, the Cadbury Research Library home to the Mingana Collections of Middle Eastern manuscripts and the Chamberlain Collection, and the Joseph Chamberlain Memorial Clock Tower, which is a prominent landmark visible from many parts of the city. Academics and alumni of the university include former British Prime Ministers Neville Chamberlain, and Stanley Baldwin, the British composer Sir Edward Elgar and eleven Nobel laureates. UoB is a very good university, with a solid reputation. I vouch for it's excellence in every aspect.

    What to do for fun

    Lots of extra curricular activities like Sports, culturals, MUNs, leadership posts...pool of opportunities. Name any sport and it is here in very active form. Name any culture or ethnic group and it's society is here. You have chance of volunteering for community activities(planned for weekends) or for environment or for charity or for sports.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of options.

    Dorm Life

    Nice enough.

    Academic Rigor

    Very well laid out curriculum with optimum mix of reports, assignments and practicals. Professors are very knowledgeable and patient while delivering. Small group tutorials are a great way of giving personal attention. Evaluation system is transparent and professors are all very patient to give their feedbacks. Almost every month, employers visit the Uni to give you chance to access them, ask any queries regarding future or ongoing internship or placement year or job opportunities. There are events like career fairs, grooming you for your CV, for interview etc

    Tips for prospective students

    University of Birmingham is located in a very green, posh and quite a nice region/town called Edgbaston in Birmingham. You would never regret being here in this University as it has something for everyone. Peaceful as well as quite happening and safe enough. Abundant facilities and provisions from University. Students Union called Guild of students is extremely helpful and proactive.

    In three sentences

    1. Great University with amazing mix of students from almost all parts of the world. Staff, students and everyone is very tolerant and courteous towards everyone else. 2. Lots of extra curricular activities like Sports, culturals, MUNs, leadership posts...pool of opportunities.Women's Cricket Club is icing on cake. 3. Online University portal is very very informative, helpful and easy to use.

  • 03/13/2015

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    4 out of 6 people found this review useful. 2 of 2

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    Its fun, interesting and very diversed with a lot of stuff to offer to everyone