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Bagot Street
2 Bagot Street, Birmingham, B4 7AY

Our Bagot Street accommodation is just a short walk from Aston University and Birmingham City University. Fancy exploring the city? Bagot Street is in a prime location, surrounded by a number of attractions, bars and must-try restaurants.

When it comes to staying home, our social spaces offer a relaxing, safe space to unwind with friends. The cinema and games room are hot spots in the property and can be accessed 24 hours a day.

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As the UK’s second largest city, Birmingham is home to over 65,000 students across five universities. It offers a cosmopolitan culture, a bustling food scene and an array of exciting venues. Birmingham is a thoroughly modern city that doesn’t shy away from its industrial past, while being a truly dynamic, and vibrant city for living and studying.

With our student accommodation in Birmingham, you have the best of the city on your doorstep. A short walk to the city centre puts you at the heart of the best shops, restaurants and markets. Make sure to stop and take in the beautiful scenery of the nearby canalside, or frequent one of the huge variety of galleries, museums and sights. The city proudly offers over 600 parks and open green spaces, with many easily accessible from our student accommodation in Birmingham.

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FAQs

Our handy FAQ guide offers a quick overview on the key things you need to know about living and studying in Birmingham. If you can’t see your question here, always feel free to speak to a member of the team at our student accommodation in Birmingham, who will always be happy to help you.

How much does rent cost for students in Birmingham?

Private student accommodation in Birmingham usually costs from £139.00 to £185.00 per week.

However, there are several factors that decide the cost of rent for student accommodation in Birmingham. This includes the facilities and amenities that will be provided as well as whether it is privately owned. Student accommodation sites are usually either owned by a landlord, a university or dedicated student accommodation company, such as Collegiate.

Birmingham is the UK’s second largest city, so it’s understandable that it wouldn’t be cheap, however it’s worth noting that living expenses can be around 40% cheaper than what you’d pay in London. You’re certainly getting more for your money when you’re studying in Birmingham, but being in the Midlands means you benefit from an amazing location that offers convenient travel, reduced living expenses and cheaper rent for student accommodation than if you were in the UK capital.

Rent for our student accommodation in Birmingham starts from £157 per week and depends on what kind of living space you would like from our choice of shared apartments with private rooms or private studios. Although no matter what you choose, your rent will always include all bills, WiFi, a private en-suite and a range of premium facilities such as a cinema room, social spaces and an on-site gym.

How do I pay for my student room in Birmingham?

You can make rent payments online using your credit or debit card via your Collegiate Portal account or by bank transfer – whichever you find easiest! Although if you’d like to pay by bank transfer, be sure to contact the Accommodation Management Team who will be more than happy to help you get that sorted.

You have the option to pay your rent in 1, 3 or 4 instalments. If you’re paying in one full instalment, the whole process can be completed quite quickly. However, if you’re opting for the flexibility of 3 instalments, it’s still super quick and easy, there’s just a few things for you to know. You will need a UK-based guarantor or you can Housing Hand as a guarantor – although note that Housing Hand does come with an extra charge, so check out their website for the full details.

The flexibility of paying in 4 instalments is offered to students who’ll be relying on a student loan or grant to pay their rent. You’d still be expected to pay 4 weeks’ rent 10 days before your tenancy start date, and a larger instalment at the end of September – which is typically when loans and grants are paid in to students.

To help you keep on track of your finances while you’re studying, log in to your Collegiate account where you can download a full schedule of payment dates.

How much money will I spend on bills as a student in Birmingham?

On average, UK students in Birmingham will spend approximately £37 per month on bills.

Luckily, when you book with Collegiate student accommodation in Birmingham, you’ll enjoy a range of money-saving benefits. All bills for utilities – electricity, gas and water – are included in your rent on a ‘fair usage allowance’. Not only that but hot water is available in your private en-suite 24 hours a day and heaters are controlled exclusively by tenants in their own living spaces. High speed internet and WiFi is included with your room and throughout the building – bedrooms also include an ethernet cable connection should you need one. So you know you can study with total confidence wherever you find the best space.

Residents at our student accommodation in Birmingham also get exclusive access to incredible features and amenities. Have a chilled night in with our dedicated cinema room, get in a workout at our on-site gym or enjoy the comfort of our stylish common room with your fellow flatmates. You’ll also find an Amazon locker, bike storage and on-site laundry rooms for total convenience while you’re studying.

When it comes to budgeting it can be a big task comparing prices and bundles, so we’ve made it as easy as possible for students to budget when they arrive at university.

What are the best student areas in Birmingham?

Our student accommodation in Birmingham is well-placed for the thriving city centre as well as the popular Digbeth and Jewellery Quarter areas. You’re also benefiting from a prime location to enjoy a host of exciting bars, restaurants, shops, galleries and so much more. It’s also conveniently located to easily get to Aston University and Birmingham City University which makes choosing Collegiate student accommodation a particularly great choice while you’re studying in the city.

However, if you were looking for private student housing, Selly Oak is a hugely popular student suburb in Birmingham. Many of the streets in Selly Oak are filled with terraced housing owned by private landlords and available to rent for students. You’re also well-placed for Bristol Road which has a great number of pubs, shops, restaurants and coffee shops for you to enjoy.

Other popular student areas in Birmingham include Harborne and Edgbaston, which are both great locations for the Edgbaston campuses in Birmingham, although these areas tend to be favoured by students studying longer courses such as law or medicine.

Slightly further out is Moseley and Kings Heath, both lovely areas for students to enjoy a host of amenities and great transport links around the Midlands.

Can I view my student flat in Birmingham before booking?

It’s really easy to arrange a viewing, just get in touch with the Birmingham student accommodation team who’ll be more than happy to help you.

We understand that it’s important to get a feel for a space before you invest your time and energy into it for the years you’re spending at university. That’s why we’ve made it as accessible as possible by offering both virtual and in-person viewings. Our student accommodation in Birmingham has a dedicated page with all the information you could need including moving-in documents, floor plans, residents’ handbooks and more that are freely available for you to download and read at your own pace.

You’ll also find a virtual 360 degree tour of the facilities which is always readily available anytime you wish to have a look. We also offer a round up of information on our dedicated Birmingham page to help you get a feel for the area you’d be living in if you choose to stay with Collegiate. On this page you’ll find helpful hints and tips on lots of things from the best activities for students and unusual places to visit in the city, to practical information on the best ways to travel as well as full address and map details of our student accommodation in Birmingham.

What different types of student accommodation are available?

Our student accommodation in Birmingham is set across 16 floors and 2 buildings, on Bagot Street in the heart of the city centre. Student accommodation from Collegiate is ideal for students studying at Aston University or Birmingham City, but it is also only a short journey to the University of Birmingham by car or by bus.

We have a range of Standard and Standard Plus en-suite bedrooms in shared apartments that includes:

  • Shared kitchen
  • Private study area
  • Double bed

We have a range of Premium and Deluxe en-suite bedrooms in shared apartments that includes:

  • Shared kitchen
  • Private study area
  • Larger double bed
  • Size range up to 24m2

We have a range of Deluxe and Premium private studios that include:

  • Private kitchen
  • Large study area
  • Size range from 20m2 to 28m2

When you’re considering the different types of student accommodation available in Birmingham it’s always worth looking at how you like to live, for example if you prefer your own privacy or like having the hustle and bustle of flatmates coming in and out. No matter what type of room you choose, our student accommodation in Birmingham always offers a private en-suite and bedroom space as standard alongside rent, bills and WiFi included. Not to mention the added perks of dedicated cinema room, bike storage and on-site gym.

Are there free things to do in Birmingham?

There are so many free things to do in Birmingham for students, and we always try to bring you the most up to date and exciting events on our blog pages – so it’s worth checking those out regularly for updates.

There are lots of free attractions including the city’s impressive library where it’s not just about the remarkable selection of books and texts. You can enjoy stunning skyline views of the city from the rooftop spaces, explore an array of cafes and work spaces or simply read and relax at one of the library’s many dedicated areas with big comfy chairs.

Birmingham’s museum and art gallery is entirely free for you to visit and offers a wide and ever-changing roster of exhibitions, events and displays for you to enjoy. Best of all, it’s a leisurely 20-minute walk from our student accommodation in Birmingham which makes it ideal for when you’re after a proper study break to clear your head.

The choice of parks and green spaces in Birmingham is as wide as they are lush. From the botanical gardens to the city parks, there are over 600 green spaces in Birmingham for you to choose whether you’re looking for a new running route, a bit of peace after studying or just love to explore nature – Birmingham has you covered!

What are some interesting facts about Birmingham?

There are so many fun and interesting facts about Birmingham, we barely know where to start!

With over 65,000 students studying in the UK’s second largest city, Birmingham is known for its thriving student community between five amazing universities. So it’s no surprise that nearly 40% of the city’s population is made up of under-25s, making Birmingham the youngest city in Europe.

Did you know that Birmingham library is the largest public library in Europe? Spanning across an impressive nine floors, you can find a host of services, a shop, cafe and skyline terrace.

Another fun and interesting fact about Birmingham is around 6 miles outside of the city is Sutton Park. Offering up an amazing 2,400 acres of lush green space, Sutton Park boasts being one of Europe’s largest urban parks. The short trip will take you to a wonderful world of heathland, wetlands and a range of lakes as well as woodlands bursting with plant life, wildlife and cattle roaming free.

Living in the Midlands comes with all sorts of benefits but one of the best is the sheer convenience of the location. With three major train stations close by to our student accommodation in Birmingham, did you know that you can reach 90% of the UK in under four hours from Birmingham?

Which universities are local to Birmingham?

Three out of five of the city’s incredible universities are easily accessible from our student accommodation In Birmingham. We’ve outlined the key travel information you need to know to find how local your chosen university will be.

University of Birmingham is 2.7 miles from Bagot Street:

Car – 9 minutes*

Bus – 30 minutes* (National Express 33 and 51)

Cycle – 21 minutes*

Walk – 56 minutes*

Birmingham City University is 0.6 miles from Bagot Street:

Walk – 13 minutes*

Cycle – 5 minutes*

Bus – 10 minutes* (National Express 33 and 51)

Car – 4 minutes*

Aston University is 0.5 miles from Bagot Street:

Walk – 12 minutes*

Cycle – 4 minutes*

Car – 2 minutes*

*Approximately.

With our student accommodation in Birmingham, you can enjoy the many benefits of being close to a vibrant city centre – not only that but you get easy access to a number of university campuses.

It’s not just about the premium location, you also get exclusive use of an incredible range of facilities including an on-site cinema, gym and stylish social spaces. No matter what style of room or studio you choose from Collegiate, you’ll also always benefit from bills and WiFi included in your weekly rent. Guaranteed private en-suite facilities and a stylish, comfortable living space offers total peace of mind while you’re studying in Birmingham.

Student studios and ensuite rooms in Birmingham

Choose from our range of studios apartments and en-suite rooms in shared flats. Our accommodation is modern and spacious with smart storage solutions.

Here’s just some of what’s included:
En-suite bathroom

Double bed
Plenty of storage and wardrobe space
Large desk space with study chair