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Birmingham City University

Located in the heart of buzzing Birmingham, it’s no wonder that over 20,000 students from over 80 countries arrive at City University every year. Previously known as Birmingham Polytechnic, these days City University is spread across three locations. Head to the City Centre campus for the Curzon, Millennium Point and Parkside buildings set amongst parkland and canal paths, the North campus in Perry Barr for excellent sporting facilities and the South campus in Edgbaston for a state of the art teaching hospital. From literary stars like Jim Crace to TV personalities like Zoe Ball, follow in the footsteps of famous alumni as you explore the city campus student life. And whether you’re checking out an open day or visiting a student, you’ll find a Premier Inn ready to welcome you just around the corner.

Birmingham City University
Birmingham City University

Top tip

If you’re travelling between the different campus sites, be sure to download the inter-campus travel map from the university’s website. Whether you’re driving, taking trains or buses, this map is a handy to help you plan your day.

Getting there

Based in the city centre, Birmingham City University has excellent transport links to help students and visitors get to and from campus. If you're flying in, take the quick 10-minute train journey from Birmingham International Railway Station to New Street Station then after a short stroll you’ll arrive at the centre of campus life.

Eating and drinking

Grab a bite on campus or head out on a culinary adventure in the city centre - you’re spoilt for culinary choices at this university.

A scene showing a typical gastro pub

On campus

Birmingham City University’s campus has plenty of places to eat and drink. For a big breakfast or light lunch, head to Lounge in the City South Campus. A fully restored Victorian pub, the Eagle and Ball is the home to the student union and offers pizzas, wings and sandwiches.

Curry dishes

In the city centre

From international cuisine to traditional pubs, you’ll have no trouble finding somewhere to eat in Birmingham city centre. Near the University campus you can explore the taste of West Africa at Debulge Kitchen, try a Balti at Suriya or head to the New Soho Tavern for a pint or two.

Looking for a hotel in Birmingham?

Whether you want to stay in the city centre, leafy suburbs or beautiful surrounding countryside, we have lots of Premier Inn hotels in Birmingham to choose from. Whether you're staying in Birmingham for business, or pleasure, you'll also find hotels next to the major travel hubs like Birmingham Airport and Birmingham New Street Station, as well as conference venues the NEC, Barclaycard Arena and The Bullring for retail therapy.