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    You are just a step away from the best student living experience possible.

    Your student days are a unique moment in your life. Collegiate’s superior student accommodation, available in some of the UK’s top university cities, are unique in their offering to students and parents – great value, superb facilities and peace of mind. With our unrivalled record and expertise, Collegiate apartments deliver student living; just better.

     

     
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    Collegiate believe in providing superior student accommodation by putting a great deal of thought into the facilities we provide. From private gyms, on-site cinema, study rooms, games area and much more, we provide a home away from home with the little luxuries that will ensure your student experience is simply the best

     
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    "Because I'm happy."

    A social & cultural unique experience 

    We don’t just provide the facilities to enable your studies to thrive we also believe it is important to create a community. We host a variety of events throughout the year so you can get to know your fellow Collegiate residents. Collegiate provides a home, an environment to succeed and a place where everyone knows your name.

     

Welcome to Birmingham

As Britain’s second city, Birmingham is a truly dynamic focus for culture, education and commerce, combining the best of modern and contemporary alongside its older industrial past. With five universities, Birmingham is home to over 65,000 higher education students and The University of Birmingham was recently voted University of the Year in The Times and Sunday Times, making it the leading academic institution in the city.

 As Britain’s second city, Birmingham has seen huge changes in the very recent past, making it a truly dynamic focus for culture, education and commerce. 

Visit the historic Jewellery Quarter, where over 40% of British jewellery is created, the largest library in Europe or the Bull Ring shopping centre to reveal the origins and the vibrancy of this modern city.  Enjoy the glamorous restaurants and bars of Brindley Place, with its tree lined squares and canal-side location, or the creative and cool Eastside, the artistic hub of the city.

And no visit to Birmingham would be complete without exploring the world-famous Balti-Triangle – home to spectacular Asian fashion and mouth-watering curries.  Or try one of the many other multicultural restaurants to sample a huge variety of excellent ethnic cuisine – or indeed, one of Birmingham’s four Michelin starred eateries.

With museums and galleries, a chocolate factory, the BBC Centre, a plethora of nightclubs, several theatres that host London West End productions, the NEC, the world’s famous Edgbaston Cricket ground and football teams such as Aston Villa, you really will be spoilt for choice during your time in Birmingham.

Birmingham is the UK's second largest student city, with five universities (Aston, Birmingham, Birmingham City, Newman and University College Birmingham), home to over 65,000 higher education students. The University of Birmingham at Selly Oak and Edgbaston is the leading academic institution in the city and was recently voted University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times

Universities

Birmingham has five universities, Aston University, University of Birmingham, Birmingham City University, Newman University and University College Birmingham

Getting around

National Express run the West Midland bus services across the city and provide a regular, modern and comprehensive bus service, complimented by the local train network. Several roads offer cycle lanes and of course there are a multitude of taxi’s which always seem quickly available.

Birmingham is linked to London via the centrally located New Street Station with regular and fast intercity rail services run by Virgin Rail to London Euston. A new runway is currently under construction at Birmingham International Airport to offer long haul flights, and, located in the centre of the UK, Birmingham is well linked into the national road system by no less than four major motorways.

Shopping

The Bullring Centre is the UKs largest city centre shopping mall – with over 500 shops and outlets, five-minutes walk from the three train stations. The usual high street stores and many designer shops can been found in the city centre or students may prefer browsing in the Victorian arcades and the massive and eclectic markets.  For something a little more designer, try Harvey Nicholls at exclusive boutique shopping at the Mailbox.  And don’t forget the UK’s largest and oldest Jewellery Quarter, with more than 500 jewellery businesses operating.

Nightlife

Birmingham has one of the liveliest club scenes in the country as well as a plethora of bars and music venues.  The Digbeth area (five mins walk from the city centre) has a strong live music, clubbing and alternative cafe scene.

The Birmingham O2 Academy is popular with students, offering a lively city centre concert venue (15 minutes walk from Aston University and a short bus or train ride from the other institutions) that recently played host to bands such as Kings of Leon, Arctic Monkeys, Franz Ferdinand.

There are numerous theatres and galleries including Star City, a massive leisure complex housing a 30-screen cinema.

Restaurants and eating out

No visit to Birmingham would be complete without eating a Chinese or Indian meal in one of the many excellent ethnic restaurants in the city, including over 50 different restaurants within the famous ‘Balti Triangle’ or indeed trying one of Birmingham’s four Michelin starred eateries.

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