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About Birmingham

The University of Birmingham campus

Birmingham has many attractions to see, including hosting (at time of writing) a Premier League football club, Aston Villa and Edgbaston Cricket Ground. Birmingham’s extensive canal network provides beautiful walks, and the Winterbourne Gardens based at the Edgbaston Campus is definitely worth a visit.

The beginning of November each year (this year 3 Nov 2022) sees the arrival of the Christmas Market in Birmingham. One of the highlights of the Birmingham calendar, it attracts thousands from all over the West Midlands and beyond to enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of the largest German market outside of Germany.

Birmingham is located very centrally for transport links. A number of airlines use Birmingham International Airport, but the city is also only 1hr 30mins from London which makes it very easy to get to. The University campus itself is serviced by its own train station, which is situated next to the School of Computer Science Building. The city has bus and trams links for getting around, although its relative size means that attendees could choose to walk. as well as being a convenient place to visit London, Manchester or further afield.

About the University

For more than a century, the University of Birmingham has been pursuing and sharing knowledge through outstanding teaching and world-leading research. We are the original ‘redbrick’ University, part of the prestigious Russell Group; our thriving student population enjoys a wide range of courses, and exceptional campus and research facilities. The 10 Nobel Laureates we count among our staff and alumni have contributed to some of science’s greatest discoveries, including in recent times the Higgs Boson and Gravitational Waves. Our research provides innovative solutions to the challenges we face in our city, our region and across the globe.