Student city guide to Birmingham

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With five universities and nearly 80,000 students, Birmingham is the second-biggest university research hub in the UK. This well-connected city has the iconic Bullring shopping centre at its heart, alongside a creative quarter and dozens of music venues.

Set across 15 acres, The Custard Factory is Birmingham's acclaimed creative quarter. It houses multiple event spaces, independent shops and over 500 businesses focusing on digital and creative. It's a dream for students and a big draw for the top tech talent who are moving to the city to pursue a career.


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"Microbreweries, street food events, collective bakeries, farmers’ markets and the Birmingham Independent Food Fair"

If you’re a foodie, you’ll love Birmingham’s microbreweries, street food events, collective bakeries and farmers’ markets. Diverse festivals range from the Craft Drink Festival to the International Birmingham Dance Festival.

Penworks House and Studios 51 are minutes from Aston University, while Broderick House is on a direct bus route to the University of Birmingham. All are well located for University College Birmingham and a short walk from the city centre.

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