Accommodation Near to Birmingham University

Are you looking for student accommodation that's close to your university? At Unihousing, we offer a wide range of properties to let that are well located in the student village of Selly Oak, including shared houses and independent studios.

Studios to Let in Selly Oak

If you like living alone and have no interest in sharing rent and bills then one of our studios to let might be ideal for you, like the studio pictured below. This accommodation is only a short walk from the University of Birmingham and Selly Oak high street. The studio has been recently refurbished to a high and modern standard, and consists of an open plan fitted kitchen, a living room/bedroom area and an ensuite shower or bath room.

Unihousing Studio

A studio gives you your own independent space to study and relax at university, with a study desk and chair provided, along with free Wi-Fi. In addition, all of our studios come with a flat-screen TV included in the rent.

Selly Oak Shared Houses

If you are more of a people person and the idea of living alone fills you with dread, or if you simply wish to reap the cost benefits of sharing accommodation, then we have plenty of Selly Oak houses to let.

We have many different configurations of student house available for students to rent close to Birmingham University. For example, the house pictured below is a only a few minute's walk from the university, has three double bedrooms, a communal lounge with TV, a fitted kitchen and a Jacuzzi bathroom.

Shared House

All our Selly Oak houses to let can be rented by a group or simply by the room if you do not know enough people to fill the house, we will do everything we can to get you and your friends the most suitable property. It's worth remembering that larger groups need to get in touch sooner rather than later as we cannot guarantee the availability of the larger houses.

What to Expect From our Student Accommodation

All our student lets in Selly Oak have central heating, showers, smoke detectors, fire doors, burglar alarms, washing machines, fridge freezers, annual decorating, modern furniture and appliance maintenance as standard. Not only are they replete with modern furniture and fittings but some of them even include a Jacuzzi bath (pictured below) for relaxation.

Jacuzzi Bath

We are not an agency, so when you rent from us you are dealing directly with the property owner. This not only helps us keep our property prices low but also means that you get to talk directly to the owner should there be a problem. We have a team of qualified tradesmen and a dedicated maintenance department to help facilitate quick repairs.

Students living in Selly Oak will have easy access to plenty of amenities and public transport. By taking a train from the local station you can be in Birmingham city centre in as little as 15 minutes. This means that Selly Oak accommodation is also suitable for those attending other universities in Birmingham such as University College Birmingham. Meanwhile, Bristol Road in Selly Oak has plenty of shops, supermarkets, pubs, takeaways and cafes to choose from.

Contact us to Book Your Viewing

We aim to be as helpful as possible and get you into the property that suits you best. We are happy to chat and give advice in person, over the phone or via email. That's why we are often called the 'Student's Friend'. You can find our contact details here.

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Accommodation Near to Birmingham University FAQ

How good is the University of Birmingham in the UK?

UoB is currently ranked 19th out of the 130 UK universities in The Complete University Guide, with over 350 different undergraduate courses and a high student satisfaction rating.

How good is Birmingham City University?

BCU is currently ranked 82nd in the UK according to The Complete University Guide. It has been praised for its Major investments in practice-based learning facilities.

What are the reasons for applying for accommodation?

There are many reasons why you may wish to apply for student accommodation as opposed to staying at home. Firstly, you are given the opportunity to meet a variety of other students who are in a similar position as you. This is a great opportunity to possibly make some long-lasting relationships and friendships. It’s also a great opportunity to start your journey to self-reliance, though it can be a great thing to have parents near who can ensure you wake up on time and that food is taken care of, living independently allows you to learn essential life skills such as cooking, managing finances, and even learning how to use appliances such as washing machines.

Why should students be encouraged to live in dormitories?

Many students prefer to live in dormitories as opposed to living with their parents. This may be due to a variety of reasons, such as the ease of access to university tools, being around students who are in similar situations to you, and the freedom that is given by living by yourself as opposed to with parents. Living in student accommodation also promotes learning how to cook and cuts the time of travelling to lectures.